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.
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
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.
Humpy, the world number two, jumped to an early lead against her compatriot and sealed an easy win in the FIDE Chess.com event.
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
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.
The Chennai-based Vaishali will take on International Master Munkhzul Turmunkh of Mongolia in the quarter-finals.
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
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 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.