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Coronavirus pandemic: Viswanathan Anand to complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany
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Coronavirus pandemic: Viswanathan Anand to complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany

Viswanathan Anand was to return to Chennai on Monday after competing in the Bundesliga Chess League but had to stay back near Frankfurt given the travel restrictions, his wife Aruna said.

Coronavirus pandemic: National championships postponed till 31 May, AICF asks state associations to avoid events till 15 April
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Coronavirus pandemic: National championships postponed till 31 May, AICF asks state associations to avoid events till 15 April

AICF further said those who had planned FIDE rated events till 15 April were requested to reschedule their events, adding 'the risk becomes highest in FIDE rated opens due to huge participation.'

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Harika Dronavalli draws with Ukraine's Anna Muzychuk to remain in 7th position
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Harika Dronavalli draws with Ukraine's Anna Muzychuk to remain in 7th position

Indian grandmaster Harika Dronavalli drew with Ukraine's Anna Muzychuk in the 10th round to remain seventh on the points table of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli goes down to Antoaneta Stefanova in eighth round
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli goes down to Antoaneta Stefanova in eighth round

Harika, World No 9, faces Russian Alina Kashlinskaya in the ninth round later on Wednesday

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli held to draw by Zhansaya Abdumalik in seventh round
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli held to draw by Zhansaya Abdumalik in seventh round

Dronavalli Harika could not overcome the challenge posed by her lower rated opponent Abdumalik (Elo 2471) in 30 moves in a game late on Monday.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika loses to Alexandra Kosteniuk, slips to third spot
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika loses to Alexandra Kosteniuk, slips to third spot

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika went down to former world champion Kosteniuk in the sixth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament to slip to third spot.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika draws with Russia's Alexandra Goryachkina in fifth round
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika draws with Russia's Alexandra Goryachkina in fifth round

Indian grandmaster Dronavalli Harika settled for a draw with Alexandra Goryachkina of Russia in the fifth round to remain in joint lead with 3.5 points at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika overcomes Nana Dzagnidze to register second straight win
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika overcomes Nana Dzagnidze to register second straight win

Indian grandmaster Dronavalli Harika posted a second straight win, beating Nana Dzagnidze in the fourth round to remain in joint lead at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika trumps world champion Ju Wenjun in third round
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika trumps world champion Ju Wenjun in third round

Indian grandmaster Dronavalli Harika inflicted a defeat on world champion Ju Wenjun in the third round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika fails to break French Marie Sebag's defence, settles for second consecutive draw
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika fails to break French Marie Sebag's defence, settles for second consecutive draw

India's No 2 Dronavalli Harika pushed but could not break the defence of lower-ranked Marie Sebag and had to settle for a second consecutive draw in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix.

FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Harika Dronavalli starts campaign with a draw against Swedish veteran Pia Cramling
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Harika Dronavalli starts campaign with a draw against Swedish veteran Pia Cramling

Harika Dronavalli started her campaign in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix with a draw against Swedish veteran Pia Cramling in the first round

Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament: Azerbaijan Grandmaster Rauf Mamedov halts young Bharat Subramaniyam's good run
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Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament: Azerbaijan Grandmaster Rauf Mamedov halts young Bharat Subramaniyam's good run

Subramaniyam had in the earlier rounds beaten Chinese Grandmaster Jiancho Zhou and Gabriel Sargissian, the second-seed.

India's 13-year old Grandmaster D Gukesh beats Harutyun Barseghyan to win 34th Cannes Open
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India's 13-year old Grandmaster D Gukesh beats Harutyun Barseghyan to win 34th Cannes Open

Gukesh also had three draws including one against compatriot G B Harshavardhan who finished with 5.5 points and took the 18th spot

Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament: Indian teen Bharat Subramaniyam upsets Chinese Grandmaster Jiancho Zhou, shares top spot
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Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament: Indian teen Bharat Subramaniyam upsets Chinese Grandmaster Jiancho Zhou, shares top spot

Playing with white pieces, Subramniyam, an International Master, outlasted Zhou in a long-drawn game in 74 moves for his third win in the tournament on Saturday.

Prague Chess Festival: Vidit Gujrathi loses to Czech David Navara but retains position top position
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Prague Chess Festival: Vidit Gujrathi loses to Czech David Navara but retains position top position

Gujrathi, the Indian No 2, lost the eighth round game late on Thursday in a West Indian opening in 64 moves after coming under time pressure

Calcutta court issues summons to Dibyendu Barua, AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan for slander against Atanu Lahiri
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Calcutta court issues summons to Dibyendu Barua, AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan for slander against Atanu Lahiri

Later, reacting to the development, Bengal's first GM Barua said he's yet to receive an official copy of the order, but added he has full faith in the judiciary and that the truth must prevail

Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi wins third match of tournament, stays on top of table with four points from five games
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Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi wins third match of tournament, stays on top of table with four points from five games

In the sixth round to be played on Tuesday after a day's rest, Harikrishna, the other Indian in the fray, will meet David Anton Guijarro and Gujrathi will take on Vitiugov

Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy claims second title in two months, will move to No 2 in world rankings
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Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy claims second title in two months, will move to No 2 in world rankings

Humpy received USD 45,000 for winning the title in what is considered one of the strongest tournaments ever

Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi keeps lead in masters category after draw against Nils Grandelius
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Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi keeps lead in masters category after draw against Nils Grandelius

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi continued to lead the standings in the masters category of the Prague Chess Festival after sharing a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round.

Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy overcomes Russia's Alexandra Kosteniuk, shares joint lead with Chinese Wenjun Ju
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Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy overcomes Russia's Alexandra Kosteniuk, shares joint lead with Chinese Wenjun Ju

India's Koneru Humpy defeated former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in 61 moves in the sixth round of the Cairns Cup chess tournament to move into joint lead with Chinese ace Wenjun Ju.