Armenia’s grandmaster Levon Aronian


 June 19, 2017   kridangan

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Armenia’s grandmaster Levon Aronian claim the Norway chess title. Aronian won the title with six points following a 59-move draw with Wesley So. In the end, only the two kings remained on the board. Norway’s Current world no.1 Magnus Carlsen is now on the edge of losing his world number 1 rank. Viswanathan Anand, who […]

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Weird Ways of World’s No.1 Woman Player Hou Yifan at 2017 Gibraltar Chess Tournament

 February 9, 2017   R K Gupta

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No one could have foreseen what Chinese women’s World Champion would do on the last day of the prestigious Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival last Thursday. Known famously as Queen of Chess for her exalted status in the Board Game, the 22-year old Hou Yifan was playing against India’s Lalith Babu in 10th and final round […]

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By Winning the London Chess Classic Wesley So Ends 2016 with Two Titles in Two Days

 December 25, 2016   R K Gupta


USA’s Wesley So couldn’t have asked for more. On the penultimate day of 2016 London Chess Classic, Wesley So drew his game with compatriot Fabiano Caruana and clinched the top spot among 14 contestants of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour that comprised of tournaments at Paris, Leuven, Sinquefield and London. Next day, So also won […]

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Carlsen Stays as World Chess Champion with Emphatic Victory

Carlsen Stays as World Chess Champion with Emphatic Victory over Karjakin in Rapids

 December 1, 2016   R K Gupta

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Magnus Carlsen couldn’t have got a better birthday gift than the affirmation of his World Chess Champion’s status for the third time. The Norwegian also proved his superiority in rapid chess. It was all over in four games of rapids after Carlsen led 2-1 after three. In the fourth, Karjakin needed to win with Black […]

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2016 World Chess Championship: After the Drawn 12th Game It All Hinges on Tiebreakers

 November 30, 2016   R K Gupta

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12th and last classical game in the ongoing World Chess Championship turned out to be about the most boring for spectators. After 11 hard-fought games, the onlookers expected that the 12th would be played for the kill. That didn’t happen because of the identical strategic viewpoints of the champion and the challenger. They felt there […]

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Game-11 in Carlsen-Karjakin World Chess Championship Battle Ends as Tight Draw

 November 28, 2016   R K Gupta

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There was nothing spectacular about Game-11. Since the championship battle was theoretically reduced to two games after Carlsen’s win in Game-10, neither player wanted any adventure and they settled for a 34-move draw. Now they are level at 5½- 5½. On Saturday, Sergey Karjakin had the White pieces and he began with the Ruy Lopez […]

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Carlsen Bounces Back with Victory

Carlsen Bounces Back with Victory in Round-10 of World Chess Championship at New York

 November 25, 2016   R K Gupta

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You may talk about UEFA Champions League football or several Test Cricket series going on India, New Zealand, Australia and Zimbabwe or Lewis Hamilton’s F1 championship chances in next Sunday’s last race of the season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit or intrigues in any other global sports. But everything pales in comparison to the […]

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World Chess Championship: Carlsen Escapes Round-9 Defeat after a Scary Middle-Game

 November 25, 2016   R K Gupta

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In Round-9 of World Chess Championship in New York on Wednesday, current champion Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin played for more than 5½ hours and settled for an extremely tense draw. Now just three more games are left and Karjakin leads Magnus Carlsen 5-4. But Carlsen survived a dangerous middle-game and narrowly […]

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Carlsen Pushed to Corner after Losing 8th Game in World Chess Championship

 November 23, 2016   R K Gupta

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Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin had something up his sleeves. He refused to lose to Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the first seven games in the ongoing 12-game title clash at New York City. But on Monday night, he drove the reigning World Chess Champion in a tight spot by winning the eighth game. It wasn’t that […]

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Eljanov Wins Isle of Man Masters but Praggu Steals the Show with 18-Move Win with Blacks

 October 10, 2016   R K Gupta

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Ukraine’s Pavel Eljanov might have won the championship honors at 2016 International Chess Tournament in Isle of Man but India’s 10-year old chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa shocked the audience with a remarkable tear-away victory over Paraguayan Grand Master Axel Bachmann. Praggu played with Black pieces and overwhelmed Bachmann in just 18 moves. It was the […]

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