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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: Juniors R Praggnanandhaa, Divya Deshmukh lead India's charge against China as team marches into quarter-finals
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Juniors R Praggnanandhaa, Divya Deshmukh lead India's charge against China as team marches into quarter-finals

India's young guns GM R Praggnanandhaa and WIM Divya Deshmukh secured vital victories to propel the team to the top of Pool A toppling China.

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.

Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky
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Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky

Sutovsky also said India was a key partner in the growth of chess and added that there was a need to popularise the sport at the school level

Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster
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Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gurathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.

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.

Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory
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Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory

Anand beat Teimour Radjabov in 37 moves. The Indian had posted his maiden win in the tournament on Thursday by thrashing Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in just 17 moves

Viswanathan Anand to lead fifth-seeded India in six-team Online Nations Cup chess tournament
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Viswanathan Anand to lead fifth-seeded India in six-team Online Nations Cup chess tournament

Organised by the International Chess Federation and Chess.com, the six-team event, touted to the richest online team tournament, features all the big names in the game except World champion Magnus Carlsen

Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle
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Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle

Referring to the state-of-affairs in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), which has been riddled with infighting and legal battles, the forum president Varugeese Koshy wrote to the FIDE chief, requesting his intervention in solving the impasse.

Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi and Konery Humpy in strong Indian team for Online Nations Cup
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Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi and Konery Humpy in strong Indian team for Online Nations Cup

The field for the event includes six former world champions, plus 12 others who have been candidates to the throne at some point

GM Gujrathi sets his sight on entering world top 10 and qualifying for next Candidates event
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GM Gujrathi sets his sight on entering world top 10 and qualifying for next Candidates event

He did live commentary during this edition's Candidates Chess in Russia but GM Vidit Gujrathi is now aiming to be a part of the next edition along with an entry in the world 's top-10 rankings.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Online chess exhibition featuring Viswanathan Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM-CARES Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Online chess exhibition featuring Viswanathan Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM-CARES Fund

India no 1 Anand, no 2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players — Koneru Humpy and D Harika — took part in the event organised by chess.com on Sunday

Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund

A total of 17 Grandmasters and over 180 chess players came together to take part in an online blitz event to raise over Rs 2.39 lakh towards the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.

Prague Chess Festival: Vidit Gujrathi loses to Czech David Navara but retains position top position
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Prague Chess Festival: Vidit Gujrathi loses to Czech David Navara but retains position top position

Gujrathi, the Indian No 2, lost the eighth round game late on Thursday in a West Indian opening in 64 moves after coming under time pressure

Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi wins third match of tournament, stays on top of table with four points from five games
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Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi wins third match of tournament, stays on top of table with four points from five games

In the sixth round to be played on Tuesday after a day's rest, Harikrishna, the other Indian in the fray, will meet David Anton Guijarro and Gujrathi will take on Vitiugov

Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi keeps lead in masters category after draw against Nils Grandelius
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Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi keeps lead in masters category after draw against Nils Grandelius

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi continued to lead the standings in the masters category of the Prague Chess Festival after sharing a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round.