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Indian chess ace Dronavalli Harika among players who were sent sexually abusive mail
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Indian chess ace Dronavalli Harika among players who were sent sexually abusive mail

According to reports in the Russian media, some 15 players were the target of sexually abusive mail.

Grand Swiss chess: Dronavalli Harika finishes fifth, qualifies for next Grand Prix cycle
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Grand Swiss chess: Dronavalli Harika finishes fifth, qualifies for next Grand Prix cycle

19-year old Vantika Agrawal, who recently became a Woman Grandmaster, finished a creditable 14th with 6.5 points, which included three wins, seven draws and one loss.

FIDE Grand Swiss: Dronavalli Harika draws with Germany's Elisabeth Paehtz, slips to joint third spot
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FIDE Grand Swiss: Dronavalli Harika draws with Germany's Elisabeth Paehtz, slips to joint third spot

China's Lei Tingjie confirmed her first place in the inaugural Women's Grand Swiss following a draw with the top-seed Mariya Muzychuk

Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian youngsters as Tata Steel Chess India returns to action
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Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian youngsters as Tata Steel Chess India returns to action

The Indian challenge will be spearheaded by Vidit Gujrathi, Adhiban Baskaran and Dronavalli Harika while world number 10 Levon Aronian will be the top draw of the meet.

Online Chess Olympiad: An interactive look at the performances of each member of India's gold medal winning team
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Online Chess Olympiad: An interactive look at the performances of each member of India's gold medal winning team

An interactive look at the performances of each member of the Indian chess team that won a gold medal at the Online Chess Olympiad.

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 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.

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

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.

First Indian woman on Everest, Bachendri Pal, conferred with Padma Bhushan; Sunil Chhetri, Sharath Kamal to get Padma Shri
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First Indian woman on Everest, Bachendri Pal, conferred with Padma Bhushan; Sunil Chhetri, Sharath Kamal to get Padma Shri

Mountaineer Bachendri Pal was on Friday conferred with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, while Gautam Gambhir, Bajrang Punia and Sunil Chhetri, among others, received the Padma Shri.

Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Viswanathan Anand-led India score impressive wins in both open and women’s groups
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Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Viswanathan Anand-led India score impressive wins in both open and women’s groups

Almost halfway into the 43rd World Chess Olympiad, the Indian team, spearheaded by Viswanathan Anand, scored another emphatic win over Paraguay.

Tata Steel Chess Round 1: Viswanathan Anand off the mark with a win; other Indian participants held to draws
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Tata Steel Chess Round 1: Viswanathan Anand off the mark with a win; other Indian participants held to draws

After the first round, Anand has taken the lead by winning his game against the debutant, GM Maxim Matlakov. Carlsen, on the other hand, was held to a draw in his opening game by the world number two, Fabiano Caruana

World Team Chess Championship 2017: Indian men draw with Turkey; women lose to Russia
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World Team Chess Championship 2017: Indian men draw with Turkey; women lose to Russia

While India dominated the proceedings for the major part of the match, the end was good for the Turkish team as they maintained their unbeatable run.

World Team Chess Championship 2017: Indian men, women defeat Egypt in fifth round
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World Team Chess Championship 2017: Indian men, women defeat Egypt in fifth round

The Indian men surprisingly dropped 1.5 points despite being overwhelming rating favourites on all four boards but in the end the third victory on the trot was sweet taking them on to six points out of a possible nine.

Chess Olympiad: Harikrishna holds Magnus Carlsen as India finish in a creditable top 6 position
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Chess Olympiad: Harikrishna holds Magnus Carlsen as India finish in a creditable top 6 position

A slip at the last hurdle saw both the Indian Men and Women teams missing their slenderest chances of a podium finish, in the eleventh and final round of the Chess Olympiad.