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International Chess Federation to investigate accusations of cheating made by Magnus Carlsen on Hans Niemann
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International Chess Federation to investigate accusations of cheating made by Magnus Carlsen on Hans Niemann

The International Chess Federation, FIDE, says that it will create an investigatory panel comprising three members of its fair play commission to look into the claims.

Chess commentator Ilya Smirin sacked for making sexist comments on-air during FIDE Women's Grand Prix
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Chess commentator Ilya Smirin sacked for making sexist comments on-air during FIDE Women's Grand Prix

On-air, Ilya Smirin made vile comments against women, saying: “Chess is not for women”.

Pakistan boycotts 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai; India says decision 'highly unfortunate'
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Pakistan boycotts 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai; India says decision 'highly unfortunate'

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said it was surprising that Pakistan has suddenly taken the decision not to participate in the event

World chess body FIDE suspends Russia and Belarus from its official events
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World chess body FIDE suspends Russia and Belarus from its official events

FIDE, however, said in individual tournaments of the World Championship cycle, players from these two countries can participate under the world body's flag. Russia invaded Ukraine in February and found support from Belarus.

A proud moment, says Viswanathan Anand as Chennai chosen to host 44th Chess Olympiad
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A proud moment, says Viswanathan Anand as Chennai chosen to host 44th Chess Olympiad

The 44th Olympiad, which was supposed to take place in Moscow, was shifted out of Russia in the aftermath of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.

Moved out of Russia, Chess Olympiad to be held in Chennai this year
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Moved out of Russia, Chess Olympiad to be held in Chennai this year

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial team event in which teams from some 190 countries compete over a two-week period. It was supposed to take place in Moscow from 26 July to 8 August.

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.

Advay Dhoot, 8, makes a mark on international chess circuit
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Advay Dhoot, 8, makes a mark on international chess circuit

Eight-year-old Advay entered the top four in India as the World Chess Federation (FIDE) released the new players rating list recently.

Indian GM Arjun Erigaisi impresses in Lindores Abbey Blitz event, finishes third
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Indian GM Arjun Erigaisi impresses in Lindores Abbey Blitz event, finishes third

The Indian GM scored 9.5 points out of 10 games, crushing along the way the likes of Levon Aronian, David Howell and Rauf Mamedov with 2-0 margins, and convincingly beating American ace Fabiano Caruana in the first game of their match

FIDE Grand Swiss: P Harikrishna secures second straight win; D Harika held to draw in Round 4
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FIDE Grand Swiss: P Harikrishna secures second straight win; D Harika held to draw in Round 4

Harikrishna, the seventh-seed, was the only winner among the Indian men while R Vaishali secured the sole victory among the women.

Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during world chess championship match
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Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during world chess championship match

The FIDE World Chess Championships between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi will be a 14-game extravaganza in Dubai from 24 November

World Women's Chess Championship: India claims silver, its first-ever medal at event
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World Women's Chess Championship: India claims silver, its first-ever medal at event

India, who had done well to finish second in the preliminary Pool A by winning three matches and drawing one while losing to Russia, came into the final after a win over a strong Georgian team.

FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship: India, Georgia share honours in first match of SF
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FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship: India, Georgia share honours in first match of SF

India's No 1 player D Harika (Elo 2511), playing on the top board, drew with Nina Dzagnidze (Elo 2525) in a short 14-move game.

World Women's Team Chess Championship: Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni win as India beat Armenia
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World Women's Team Chess Championship: Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni win as India beat Armenia

The Indians had defeated Spain 2.5-1.5 in the second round late on Monday to notch up the first win after being held to a 2-2 draw in the opener against Azerbaijan.

World Women's Team Chess Championship: India secure first win, beat Spain in Round 2
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World Women's Team Chess Championship: India secure first win, beat Spain in Round 2

After drawing 2-2 against Azerbaijan in the first round, the Indian women rode on R Vaishali's win over Sabrina Vega Gutierrez to post a victory in the second Pool A match

World Women's Team Chess championship: India play draw with Azerbaijan in opening round
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World Women's Team Chess championship: India play draw with Azerbaijan in opening round

Harika Dronavalli and Vaishali Rameshbabu scored wins as India settled for a 2-2 draw against Azerbaijan

Georgia chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili sues Netflix for sexist and belittling portrayal in 'The Queen's Gambit'
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Georgia chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili sues Netflix for sexist and belittling portrayal in 'The Queen's Gambit'

Gaprindashvili's lawsuit says the show falsely suggested that the ex-female world champion never played competitive chess with men, and states that she competed against dozens of top male players, beating 28 of them.

Viswanathan Anand to lead strong Indian team in online Chess Olympiad
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Viswanathan Anand to lead strong Indian team in online Chess Olympiad

All the players will be based in Chennai from where all the matches will be played.

Chess World Cup: Indians Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa win in first game of fourth round
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Chess World Cup: Indians Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa win in first game of fourth round

The Gujrathi-Adhiban game was expected to be an interesting one and it lived up to the expectations before the former snatched victory in 43 moves.

Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi through to third round with tie-break win, D Gukesh, Padmini Rout eliminated
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Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi through to third round with tie-break win, D Gukesh, Padmini Rout eliminated

However, the other Indian players involved in the tie-break — D Gukesh and Padmini Rout — bowed out of the tournament.