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Anand Ends Fourth in Moscow While Harika Beats World Champion Hou Yifan at Isle of Man

 October 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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After nine rounds, India’s five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand ended at 5 points to finish at joint third with Armenia’s Levon Aronian. The two of them split the point as they played their last round against each other. But in final standings, Anand had to take the fourth place behind Aronian since the Armenian didn’t […]

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Vishy Anand Still in Fray in 2016 Tal Memorial Chess Despite Losing to Kramnik

 October 4, 2016   R K Gupta

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Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a painful loss against Russian veteran Vladimir Kramnik in Round-4 of the 10th Tal Memorial chess championship in Moscow. However, the Indian ace bounced back into the reckoning with a Round-5 win over Israel’s Boris Gelfand and followed that with a draw against Russia’s Evgeny Tomashevsky in Round-6. With […]

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Tal Memorial Chess

Tal Memorial Chess: Anand Slips to Second Place after 3rd-Round Draw with China’s Li Chao

 October 1, 2016   R K Gupta

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The 10th Tal Memorial Chess Tournament is part of a unique Chess in Museums International Project. The project finds support from the Russian Chess Federation and funds come from the charities of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. The idea of organizing chess tournaments in major museums got the boost, when the 2012 World Chess Championship took […]

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Baku Chess Olympiad

Creditable Finish for Indian Men and Women as 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad Ends

 September 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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With the conclusion of Round-11 games on September 13, curtain came down on the 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad. India couldn’t win any team medals but the performance of Indian men and women teams’ was still praiseworthy. The men finished fourth behind USA, Ukraine and Russia while the Indian women’s team ended fifth behind China, Poland, […]

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Baku Chess Olympiad

Baku Chess Olympiad: With Creditable Draws in Round-10 Indians Keep Medal Hopes Alive

 September 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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With just a solitary Round left in the 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad, Indian men and women are ever so close to the podium finishes. All through the tournament, they have come up with solid performances and generally stayed within the top 10 teams in the world in both Open and women’s categories. In their round-10 […]

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Indian Chess Teams

Indian Chess Teams Still in Medal Contention After 9 Rounds of 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad

 September 12, 2016   R K Gupta

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Indian men suffered a huge loss against USA in Round-7 and slipped from the top spot in rankings to no.5. However, a narrow victory against England in Round-8 helped them rebound to no.2. In Round-9 on Sunday, India lost again to Ukraine and slipped to the 6th place in tournament standings with just 2 Rounds […]

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Indian Men Rocket to Top Spot after Their Round 6 Win Over Netherlands in Baku Olympiad

 September 10, 2016   R K Gupta

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India’s men’s team maintained its unbeaten run at Baku Chess Olympiad as the quartet of Harikrishna, B Adhiban, Vidit Gujrathi and SP Sethuraman combined to defeat the Netherlands 2.5-1.5 in Round-6 and rose to the top in men’s ranking at the current stage. For India, the lone disappointment was Vidit not repeating his winning performance […]

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Baku Chess Olympiad: India jumped to third place after 5th Round

 September 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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India’s Pentala Harikrishnan caused a major upset by defeating Azerbaijan’s no.1 player and that too with Blacks! Following in Harikrishna’s footsteps, Vidit Gujrathi also cornered a victory with Blacks. The other two Indians B Adhiban and SP Sethuraman had the advantage of playing with Whites but all they could manage were drawn games. Regardless, India […]

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Baku Chess Olympiad 2016: Good Show by India after 4th round

Baku Chess Olympiad 2016: Good Show by India after 4th round

 September 6, 2016   R K Gupta

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As of this moment, the whole chess-playing world is at Baku, which is hosting the 42nd Chess Olympiad. Hundreds of matches are going on simultaneously and after completion of each round, participants find new pairings for their next matches. While everyone focused their attention to two Round 4 matches in Open and women’s draw; Indian […]

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42nd Chess Olympiad

Indian Men and Women Begin with First & Second Round Wins in 42nd Chess Olympiad

 September 4, 2016   R K Gupta

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The 42nd World Chess Olympiad got off to a spectacular start in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. The first-day proceedings on September 1 at the beautiful Baku Chrystal Hall were confined to just the official opening of the long-awaited biennial extravaganza. The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated the event in a colorful opening ceremony and said in […]

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