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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.

Nihal Sarin, Rakshitta Ravi and D Gukesh win gold medals at Online World Youth and Cadet Rapid Chess Championships
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Nihal Sarin, Rakshitta Ravi and D Gukesh win gold medals at Online World Youth and Cadet Rapid Chess Championships

The games were played in best of two Rapid 15 mins + 10 seconds increment in the tournament where a 1-1 tie will result in Armageddon (sudden death tie-break games).

Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'
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Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India captain Vidit Gujarati said that internet issue was not India's fault. The team had taken all precautions and were ready to honour any decision that FIDE deemed right.

Women's Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy, D Harika bow out in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends
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Women's Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy, D Harika bow out in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends

Humpy was no match for Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia, going down 2-9 while Harika was ousted by World No 1 Hou Yifan of China 3-7 in her last-eight clash.

Women Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy beats R Vaishali to enter quarter-finals
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Women Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy beats R Vaishali to enter quarter-finals

Humpy, the world number two, jumped to an early lead against her compatriot and sealed an easy win in the FIDE Chess.com event.

Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round
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Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round

Vaishali, who had finished fourth in the first leg, came back from 2-4 down to oust the experienced Ukrainian by winning the last two bullet games

Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali eliminated in semi-final defeat to Anna Ushenina
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Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali eliminated in semi-final defeat to Anna Ushenina

Vaishali, elder sister of young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, had reached the semi-finals with wins over WIM Munkhzul Turmunkh in the quarter-final and former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova in the opening round.

Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky
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Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky

Sutovsky also said India was a key partner in the growth of chess and added that there was a need to popularise the sport at the school level