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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy loses final round to finish fifth
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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy loses final round to finish fifth

A loss to Polina Shuvalova (Russia) in the final round hurt Humpy's chances of a better finish.

World Blitz Chess Championship: R Vaishali in second place in women's section, Koneru Humpy joint third
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World Blitz Chess Championship: R Vaishali in second place in women's section, Koneru Humpy joint third

Vaishali scored impressive victories over Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Russia's Valentina Gunina on the opening day of the Blitz championship.

World Rapid Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy finishes sixth, D Gukesh takes ninth spot in open section
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World Rapid Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy finishes sixth, D Gukesh takes ninth spot in open section

The experienced P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian player, ended 99th with 6.5 points.

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India climb to top spot with three wins on Day 2
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FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India climb to top spot with three wins on Day 2

The team led by former world champion Viswanathan Anand edged Belarus 3.5-2.5 after outclassing Shenzhen China 5-1 and Azerbaijan 4-2.

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.

AICF nominates world No 3 Koneru Humpy for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Vidit Gujrathi among Arjuna award nominees
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AICF nominates world No 3 Koneru Humpy for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Vidit Gujrathi among Arjuna award nominees

The 34-year old Humpy, currently ranked number three in the world, has qualified for the FIDE Women's Candidates event next year and was also part of the Indian squad which won the Online Chess Olympiad in 2020.

Viswanathan Anand among chess players to raise $50000 for COVID-19 relief through exhibition matches
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Viswanathan Anand among chess players to raise $50000 for COVID-19 relief through exhibition matches

The event was held on Chess.com with top Indian players and proceeds would go to Red Cross India and the Checkmate COVID initiative of the All India Chess Federation (AICF), officials of Chess.com said.

All India Chess Federation launches initiative to help chess community fight COVID-19
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All India Chess Federation launches initiative to help chess community fight COVID-19

AICF will be providing medical, home quarantine support and financial assistance for members who require hospitalisation due to COVID-19.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Dutee Chand on nomination for BBC Indian Sportswoman award
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Dutee Chand on nomination for BBC Indian Sportswoman award

The other contenders for the award this year are shooter Manu Bhaker, chess player Koneru Humpy, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.

Online Chess Olympiad: An interactive look at the performances of each member of India's gold medal winning team
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Online Chess Olympiad: An interactive look at the performances of each member of India's gold medal winning team

An interactive look at the performances of each member of the Indian chess team that won a gold medal at the Online Chess Olympiad.

Strange LAN: How the internet gave (and almost took away) India its Chess Olympiad gold
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Strange LAN: How the internet gave (and almost took away) India its Chess Olympiad gold

The internet that made it possible for Chess to carry on in these unprecedented times, injected a new life in the sport during the lockdown and even ushered in a trusted fan base almost proved to be the Indian team’s undoing on Sunday.

Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners after internet outage, Cloudflare crash mars final
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Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners after internet outage, Cloudflare crash mars final

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India's top-ranked player, sat out for the first round as captain Vidit Gujarati occupied Board One.

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit S Gujrathi, D Harika and Nihal Sarin win as India reach semis after Armenia lose appeal
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit S Gujrathi, D Harika and Nihal Sarin win as India reach semis after Armenia lose appeal

India had won the first round of matches 3.5-2.5 with captain Vidit S Gujrathi, D Harika and Nihal Sarin posting victories

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit Gujrathi, Koneru Humpy lose due to power failure as India draw with Mongolia
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit Gujrathi, Koneru Humpy lose due to power failure as India draw with Mongolia

Vidit and Humpy's defeats came about as there was a power failure in their area, leading to their internet connection getting disrupted.

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: All eyes on Viswanathan Anand as India aim for podium finish
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: All eyes on Viswanathan Anand as India aim for podium finish

Besides Anand, the other members of the Indian team include P Harikrishna, Vidit S Gujrathi (captain), Koneru Humpy, D Harika and young talents R Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin.

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.

Young Grandmaster Vaishali stuns former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova
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Young Grandmaster Vaishali stuns former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova

The Chennai-based Vaishali will take on International Master Munkhzul Turmunkh of Mongolia in the quarter-finals.

Online Nations Cup: China crowned champions after final match against USA ends in draw; India finish a disappointing fifth
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Online Nations Cup: China crowned champions after final match against USA ends in draw; India finish a disappointing fifth

Top-seed and favourite China were crowned champions at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Sunday by virtue of superior points tally despite their final match against the USA ending in 2-2 draw.

Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia
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Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia

In the final round encounter against Russia, India's Vidit Gujrathi was beaten by Vladislav Artemiev, while B Adhiban was tamed by Dmitry Andreikin.