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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Russia's Vladislav Artemiev in first round
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Russia's Vladislav Artemiev in first round

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev in the first round of Tata Steel Masters on Sunday

How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster
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How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster

In Erode, from where Iniyan hails, there was hardly any chess culture. A lot of things had to fall in place for the 16-year-old boy to achieve the highest title in chess.

GA Stany interview: 'My only regret is that I could not become a Grandmaster when my father was alive'
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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.

India’s latest chess Grandmaster Karthikeyan Pandian talks about his game, achievements and future plans
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India’s latest chess Grandmaster Karthikeyan Pandian talks about his game, achievements and future plans

At the conclusion of the Third Saturday chess tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia, India got their 57th Grandmaster in Karthikeyan Pandian. In addition to finishing his much awaited final norm, the 28-year-old also finished joint first at the event.

India grows richer by two Grandmasters in Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi at Abu Dhabi Masters Chess
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India grows richer by two Grandmasters in Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi at Abu Dhabi Masters Chess

More than in the final standings, where India shined at the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess was in terms of the number of Grandmaster and International master norms scored in the tournament.

Teenager Nihal Sarin becomes India's 53rd Grandmaster despite losing in final round of Abu Dhabi Masters
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Teenager Nihal Sarin becomes India's 53rd Grandmaster despite losing in final round of Abu Dhabi Masters

The 14-year-old Nihal Sarin tallied 5.5 points out of a possible nine and the final GM norm came the Kerala boy's way with one round to spare.

Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the country
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Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the country

In his short career of playing chess, Praggnanandhaa has seen both the heights of stardom and the bottoms of loneliness. Through all these fluctuations he has come out strong.

India's chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa becomes world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12
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India's chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa becomes world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12

India's R Praggnanandhaa has become the country's youngest and the world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final round of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy.

Indian grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan says she believes in all religions but it shouldn't be mixed with sports
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Indian grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan says she believes in all religions but it shouldn't be mixed with sports

Soumya Swaminathan opted out of the Asian Team Chess championship after she found out about the organisers' instruction of 'compulsory headscarf'.

India chess star Soumya Swaminathan pulls out of event in Iran over compulsory-headscarf rule
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India chess star Soumya Swaminathan pulls out of event in Iran over compulsory-headscarf rule

India's chess Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian Team Chess Championship, set to be held in Iran from 26 July 26 to 4 August, over the compulsory-headscarf rule in the country.

HD Bank Masters Chess: Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan beats top seed Le Quang Liem on his way to finish second
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HD Bank Masters Chess: Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan beats top seed Le Quang Liem on his way to finish second

Murali Karthikeyan pulled off a spectacular performance at the 8th HD Bank International Open Chess Tournament held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi to bag second place at the event.

Reykjavik Open 2018: 13-year-old Nihal Sarin proves his genius by inching closer towards being a Grandmaster
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Reykjavik Open 2018: 13-year-old Nihal Sarin proves his genius by inching closer towards being a Grandmaster

Sarin has performed stupendously at the Reykjavik Open right from the very first round. So far, he has scored an unbeaten 5.5/7, winning four and drawing three of his games.

R Praggnanandhaa might have missed becoming youngest Grandmaster ever, but bright future lies ahead him
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R Praggnanandhaa might have missed becoming youngest Grandmaster ever, but bright future lies ahead him

What’s all the more important is that Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is extremely passionate towards playing chess and has a fierce zeal to win.

Viswanathan Anand feels India has a good chance of winning gold at the Chess Olympiad
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Viswanathan Anand feels India has a good chance of winning gold at the Chess Olympiad

Anand, the Chennai-based Grand Master had recently expressed his desire to be part of the Chess Olympiad to held in Georgia later this year.

Geneva Grand Prix, Round 5: P Harikrishna draws vs Ian Nepomniachtchi; Alexander Grischuk joint top
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Geneva Grand Prix, Round 5: P Harikrishna draws vs Ian Nepomniachtchi; Alexander Grischuk joint top

P Harikrishna too had the same opportunity as Alexander Grischuk, who became the joint leader at the end of Round 5, but couldn't quite close in on the lead as he settled for a draw against Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Geneva FIDE Grand Prix: Pentala Harikrishna holds World No 6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to draw
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Geneva FIDE Grand Prix: Pentala Harikrishna holds World No 6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to draw

P Harikrishna attacked from the onset and found himself in a winning position but a slight miscalculation saw him surrender the advantage to the second seeded Azerbaijan player.

Viswanathan Anand says he had a satisfactory year in 2016 and aims to build on it
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Viswanathan Anand says he had a satisfactory year in 2016 and aims to build on it

India chess ace Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday said his performance in 2016 was steady and will look to build on it in the present year.

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Harika Dronavalli registers one win, two draws on Day 2
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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Harika Dronavalli registers one win, two draws on Day 2

Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli came up with an inspiring performance to register one win, two draws and one loss on day two of the 2016 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand played a stunning 'novelty' in easy draw against Wesley So
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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand played a stunning 'novelty' in easy draw against Wesley So

Against tournament leader Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand played a completely fresh idea. The move came as such a shock for Wesley that he didn’t make his next move for 30 minutes.