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Goa's 14-year-old Leon Mendonca becomes India's 67th Grandmaster
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Goa's 14-year-old Leon Mendonca becomes India's 67th Grandmaster

The Goa youngster had taken part in a camp organised by Microsense in Chennai late in 2019 when former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand trained a number of Indian players.

Asian Online Nations Chess Cup 2020: India women’s team beats Kyrgyzstan to reach semis, men's team also progress
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Asian Online Nations Chess Cup 2020: India women’s team beats Kyrgyzstan to reach semis, men's team also progress

The top-seeded Indian women’s team on Friday stormed into the semi-finals of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Cup 2020 Championship, while their male counterparts eked out a fighting win over Mongolia to secure the last four berth.

Viswanathan Anand interview: 'When I look at people who can break a racquet or headbutt someone, I respect that!'
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Viswanathan Anand interview: 'When I look at people who can break a racquet or headbutt someone, I respect that!'

Viswanathan Anand talks about being an outsider when he first emerged into international chess, eschewing conflict, wanting to be a nice guy when he was younger, getting into astronomy by accident and more.

World Youth Olympiad: India win their second straight silver with inspiring show from GM Arjun Erigaisi and Sankalp Gupta
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World Youth Olympiad: India win their second straight silver with inspiring show from GM Arjun Erigaisi and Sankalp Gupta

India claimed their second successive silver in the event. An important difference this time, however, was that the team was missing two of its biggest stars, R Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin

World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli advance to second round; Padmini Rout, Bhakti Kulkarni ousted
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World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli advance to second round; Padmini Rout, Bhakti Kulkarni ousted

After the first round second seed Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli have advanced to the next stage, while Padmini Rout and Bhakti Kulkarni have been eliminated.

World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli lead Indian charge in 64-player event
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World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli lead Indian charge in 64-player event

Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli, being the highest-rated Indians, are India's strongest contenders for the World Women’s Chess Championship title.

Isle of Man Masters: R Praggnanandhaa stuns Pavel Eljanov; Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi held
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Isle of Man Masters: R Praggnanandhaa stuns Pavel Eljanov; Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi held

R Praggnanandhaa scored a major upset defeating elite GM Pavel Eljanov while Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi were held to a draw by lower-ranked players.

Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India beat Netherlands to stay in medal contention; women outclass Peru 3-1
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Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India beat Netherlands to stay in medal contention; women outclass Peru 3-1

A draw or a loss in the last two rounds would, without a doubt, mean end of the road for India, but if the team manages to win both of its last two games, it might make the cut for a medal.

World Junior Chess Championship: India's Harsha Bharathakoti top of the leaderboard with perfect score
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World Junior Chess Championship: India's Harsha Bharathakoti top of the leaderboard with perfect score

It is, in fact, the Telangana based IM Harsha Bharathakoti, who has managed to score an unblemished 4.0/4 and reach the top of the leaderboard alongside Alireza Firouzja, Parham Maghsoodloo and the 12-year-old Uzbek sensation, IM Javokhir Sindarov.

Viswanathan Anand vs Garry Kasparov: A classic rivalry set to revive at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz event
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Viswanathan Anand vs Garry Kasparov: A classic rivalry set to revive at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz event

Marvelling the tactical sharpness of Viswanathan Anand and Garry Kasparov, one could not help getting excited that these two masters will be once again battle each other

Women's World Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli, Padmini Rout lead Indian charge in Tehran
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Women's World Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli, Padmini Rout lead Indian charge in Tehran

After facing a lot of criticism, boycotts and controversies, the Women’s World Chess Championship is about to kick off on Saturday in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

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

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Surya Shekhar Ganguly lets Magnus Carlsen off the hook
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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Surya Shekhar Ganguly lets Magnus Carlsen off the hook

At the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2016, Indian grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly had a great opportunity to beat Magnus Carlsen but let him off the hook.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura in third round
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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura in third round

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the third round of London Chess Classic tournament on Monday.

Norway Chess tournament: Anand draws with Aronian to remain in joint second spot
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Norway Chess tournament: Anand draws with Aronian to remain in joint second spot

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out yet another easy draw against Levon Aronian of Armenia to remain in joint second position after the end of the seventh round of Norway chess tournament,

Anand settles for second consecutive draw in Norway chess tournament
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Anand settles for second consecutive draw in Norway chess tournament

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand pushed yet again but could not break the solid defences of Anish Giri of Holland and had to settle for a second straight draw in the Norway chess tournament, a part of the Grand Chess tour.

 Anand loses to Carlsen in curtain-raiser for Norway Chess tournament
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Anand loses to Carlsen in curtain-raiser for Norway Chess tournament

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand lost to world champion Magnus Carlsen from a winning position to finish fifth in the blitz event that acts as a curtain raiser for the Norway Chess tournament which begins here today.