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India's Vidit Gujrathi registers win in Prague Chess Festival opener; P Harikrishna draws with Nils Grandelius
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India's Vidit Gujrathi registers win in Prague Chess Festival opener; P Harikrishna draws with Nils Grandelius

India's Vidit Santosh Gujrathi opened his campaign in the Masters event of the Prague Chess Festival with a win over Sam Shankland of the USA.

All India Chess Federation elections: Ajay Patel declared president; Bharat Singh Chauhan takes charge as secretary
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All India Chess Federation elections: Ajay Patel declared president; Bharat Singh Chauhan takes charge as secretary

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla declared Ajay Patel as AICF president, Bharat Singh Chauhan as secretary and three others for various posts for the period 2020-2023.

Cairns Cup Chess: Koneru Humpy returns to winning ways against Nana Dzagnidze, Harika Dronavalli suffers defeat
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Cairns Cup Chess: Koneru Humpy returns to winning ways against Nana Dzagnidze, Harika Dronavalli suffers defeat

Humpy had suffered a defeat in the second round and shared points in the third and fourth rounds after opening with a crushing win over Carissa Yip.

Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli play contrasting draws
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Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli play contrasting draws

Humpy was held to a 37-move draw by Kateryna Lagno of Russia in a Grunfeld Defence game while Harika could not force a win against American Irina Krish in a Paulsen Sicilian game

Cairns Cup Chess: India's Harika Dronavalli beats former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in Round 3
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Cairns Cup Chess: India's Harika Dronavalli beats former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in Round 3

Harika who is unbeaten after three rounds, is joint second with two points along with former world champ Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Kateryna Lagno (Russia)

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand planning on lighter 2020 season after struggling to find best form in 2019
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Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand planning on lighter 2020 season after struggling to find best form in 2019

Anand could not qualify for the Candidates 2020 and had a below-par outing at the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands last month, finishing joint sixth spot with Anish Giri, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Alireza Firouzja

Gibraltar Chess: China's Wang Hao ends Praggnanandhaa's five-match winning streak
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Gibraltar Chess: China's Wang Hao ends Praggnanandhaa's five-match winning streak

R Praggnanandhaa's five-match winning spree came to halt after the teenager went down to China's Wang Hao in the seventh round at the 18th Gibraltar Chess festival.

Young Indian Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa stuns former world champion Veselin Topalov in Gibraltar chess festival
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Young Indian Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa stuns former world champion Veselin Topalov in Gibraltar chess festival

Young Indian Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa pulled off a huge upset, beating former world champion Veselin Topalov in the sixth round of the 18th Gibraltar chess festival to record his fifth straight win.

Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladislav Kovalev; Fabiano Caruana wins title with a round to spare
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladislav Kovalev; Fabiano Caruana wins title with a round to spare

Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus to share the sixth spot after the 12th and penultimate round of the Tata Steel Masters.

Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand beats Alireza Firouzja, jumps to joint sixth after end of round 11
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand beats Alireza Firouzja, jumps to joint sixth after end of round 11

With his second victory, Anand clawed his way back to a fifty percent score and will now hope to end the tournament on a high. At just 16 years, Firouzja is less than one third of Anand's age, and the Indian ace showed that the Iranian still has a lot to learn.

Madras High Court to hear All-India Chess Federation elections case on Friday
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Madras High Court to hear All-India Chess Federation elections case on Friday

The AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said on Thursday, 43 affidavits have been filed in the Madras High Court saying the minutes of the federation's general body meeting held on 28 December last year were valid

Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand ekes out draw against Russia's Daniil Dubov; Magnus Carlsen back in reckoning with win
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand ekes out draw against Russia's Daniil Dubov; Magnus Carlsen back in reckoning with win

Anand could not do much with his white pieces against Dubov on Wednesday although optically his position appeared to be preferable after the opening.

Grand Masters B Adhiban, K Sasikiran to spearhead 40-member Indian contingent at Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020
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Grand Masters B Adhiban, K Sasikiran to spearhead 40-member Indian contingent at Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020

Grand Masters B Adhiban and K Sasikiran will spearhead the Indian challenge in the masters category of the 18th Gibraltar International Chess Festival which starts on Tuesday.

Tata Steel Masters: Dutch Jorden Van Foreest holds Viswanathan Anand to a draw in sixth round
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Tata Steel Masters: Dutch Jorden Van Foreest holds Viswanathan Anand to a draw in sixth round

As has been the case throughout the event, Anand has been trying to play very complicated positions and the sixth round was no different.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes through Jeffery Xiong's defence to register first victory in tournament
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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes through Jeffery Xiong's defence to register first victory in tournament

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to secure his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand remains winless after draw with China's Yu Yangyi in fourth round
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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand remains winless after draw with China's Yu Yangyi in fourth round

Viswanathan Anand remained winless for the fourth round running, playing out a draw with China's Yu Yangyi in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament where world champion Magnus Carlsen broke the record for being undefeated in maximum number of games.

Mind Master review: Viswanathan Anand's autobiography is an unflinching look at the career of India's greatest chess superstar
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Mind Master review: Viswanathan Anand's autobiography is an unflinching look at the career of India's greatest chess superstar

Having been a poster boy for India at chess, Viswanathan Anand still remains somewhat of an enigma for many Indians who cannot grasp the complexities of the sport he played. With Mind Master, the 50-year-old takes you behind the scenes into the sport and his life.

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen stretches unbeaten run to record-breaking 111 games
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Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen stretches unbeaten run to record-breaking 111 games

Carlsen had previously indicated he would not consider the record truly broken until after two more games as he was not prepared to count two wins he had in the Norwegian league

Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Anish Giri, shares 11th spot after just one point from three games
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Anish Giri, shares 11th spot after just one point from three games

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand played out his second draw in three games, signing peace with Anish Giri of Holland in the third round of the Tata Steel Masters, on Tuesday.

Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand suffers defeat against USA's Wesley So in second round
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand suffers defeat against USA's Wesley So in second round

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered an early jolt, losing to Wesley So in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament.