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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.

World Women's Team Chess Championship: India beat France 3-1 to make it to quarters
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World Women's Team Chess Championship: India beat France 3-1 to make it to quarters

India will take on Kazakhstan in the quarter-finals of the FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship.

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.

Young Indian Grandmaster Raunak Sadhwani wins Spilimbergo Open
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Young Indian Grandmaster Raunak Sadhwani wins Spilimbergo Open

The 15-year old Sadhwani (Elo 2579) remained undefeated in the tourney, notching up five wins and four draws.

Biel Chess Festival: India's Nihal Sarin draws final round game; finishes third overall
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Biel Chess Festival: India's Nihal Sarin draws final round game; finishes third overall

Veteran American player Gata Kamsky, who established an early lead with a good performance in the Rapid event held on to win the title despite a below par showing in the Blitz section.

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.

Asian Nations Online Cup: B Adhiban, R Vaishali shine as Indian men's, women's teams enter finals
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Asian Nations Online Cup: B Adhiban, R Vaishali shine as Indian men's, women's teams enter finals

In the first match, India rode on Adhiban's win while Nihal Sarin, SP Sethuraman and K Sasikiran drew their games.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indian GM P Magesh Chandran wins 95th edition of Hastings International Chess Congress
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Indian GM P Magesh Chandran wins 95th edition of Hastings International Chess Congress

P Magesh Chandran with a FIDE rating of 2479, remained unbeaten and finished in clear first place with 7.5 points from nine games after securing a 33-move draw in the final round against compatriot G A Stany, also a GM on Sunday

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 Vidit Gujrathi, R Vaishali clinch bronze medal at Asian Chess Championship
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India's Vidit Gujrathi, R Vaishali clinch bronze medal at Asian Chess Championship

India's Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi and R Vaishali settled for third spot in the open and women's sections after the ninth and final round of the Asian Chess Championship in Chengdu, China, on Saturday.