P Magesh Chandran with a FIDE rating of 2479, remained unbeaten and finished in clear first place with 7.5 points from nine games after securing a 33-move draw in the final round against compatriot G A Stany, also a GM on Sunday
GA Stany interview: 'My only regret is that I could not become a Grandmaster when my father was alive'
Besides the crowning of a new national champion, the National Chess Championship also witnessed India get its 58th Grandmaster in GA Stany.
Indian Grand Masters SP Sethuraman and Vidit Gujrathi bow out of the Chess World Cup after defeats against Ding Liren of China and Anish Giri of Holland respectively in the third round tiebreaker
Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna will be raring to go at the FIDE World Cup and book his berth in the 2018 Candidates tournament as he takes on Yuri Gonzalez Vidal of Cuba in his first-round game.
As the biggest chess festival of 2017 begins in Tbilisi, here’s a look at the seven Indians, including Anand, and their chances at the 128-player event.
GM Bhakti Kulkarni led the Asian continental chess championship after a draw in the sixth round against Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan.