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FIDE World Cup 2017: From Viswanathan Anand's struggle to SP Sethuraman's rise, a look at how Indians fared
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FIDE World Cup 2017: From Viswanathan Anand's struggle to SP Sethuraman's rise, a look at how Indians fared

A single loss was sufficient for Anand to be knocked out of the World Cup. Such is the unforgiving nature of this format.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Anton Kovalyov could have been wiser, but hard done by organisers in shorts scandal
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Anton Kovalyov could have been wiser, but hard done by organisers in shorts scandal

If Kovalyov’s offense can be noticed and acted upon after it had been unnoticed for two rounds, then surely, Kovalyov could have given time until the next round to amend his dressing.

FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman, Vidit Gujrathi go down in 3rd round to end India's challenge
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FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman, Vidit Gujrathi go down in 3rd round to end India's challenge

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

FIDE World Cup 2017: Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw after tactical error; SP Sethuraman plays solid game
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw after tactical error; SP Sethuraman plays solid game

Vidit could have made a very strong first game result by beating Ding Liren, but, he was not able to keep his nerves in the winning position and the game ended in a draw.

FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman's technical skills too good for P Harikrishna; B Adhiban suffers defeat
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FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman's technical skills too good for P Harikrishna; B Adhiban suffers defeat

In the third round, Vidit Gujrathi will be up against Chinese Grand Master Ding Liren, while Sethuraman will face Dutch No 1 Anish Giri.

FIDE World Cup 2017: After Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna also exits, as SP Sethuraman advances
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FIDE World Cup 2017: After Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna also exits, as SP Sethuraman advances

Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna suffered a defeat at the hands of compatriot SP Sethuraman in the tie-breaker of the second round and exited the FIDE World Cup 2017.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand suffers earliest exit in a knockout event, but Vidit Gujrathi on track
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand suffers earliest exit in a knockout event, but Vidit Gujrathi on track

On Thursday, Kovalyov showed such solidity with white pieces that the five-time world champion, Anand had absolutely no way to break through.

FIDE World cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand hurt by tactical error, P Harikrishna on back foot after drab draw
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FIDE World cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand hurt by tactical error, P Harikrishna on back foot after drab draw

Anand had a advantageous position out of the opening but then went for a speculative piece sacrifice.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand faces threat of exit after shock defeat to Canada's Anton Kovalyov
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand faces threat of exit after shock defeat to Canada's Anton Kovalyov

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov and now faces the threat of an ouster from the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Pentala Harikrishna, B Adhiban ace the tie-breakers to ease into second round
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Pentala Harikrishna, B Adhiban ace the tie-breakers to ease into second round

The second game against Yuri Gonzalez Vidal was where Harikrishna was in some trouble, but calculated admirably to get out of danger.

FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna bounces back in style to level score, Viswanathan Anand moves into Round 2
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FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna bounces back in style to level score, Viswanathan Anand moves into Round 2

After the game, Harikrishna quickly moved out from the hall and went to his room. Interviews and questions could wait. He had a more important task to achieve – to win the tiebreaks on Tuesday.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand unhurried in easy round one win, P Harikrishna suffers shock defeat
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand unhurried in easy round one win, P Harikrishna suffers shock defeat

Anand looked relaxed and comfortable and his opponent choosing the Alapin Sicilian did not pose him too many problems. He came out of the opening without any difficulty.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with clinical win; P Harikrishna loses opening game
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with clinical win; P Harikrishna loses opening game

The road is tough for Viswanathan Anand from round three onward when he is likely to meet England's Michale Adams.

FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna to take on Cuban Yuri Gonzalez Vidal in first round
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FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna to take on Cuban Yuri Gonzalez Vidal in first round

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.

FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna lead Indian charge at prestigious event
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FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna lead Indian charge at prestigious event

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.