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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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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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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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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Carlsen Stunned by Nakamura in Bilbao Masters From China Harika Brings Glory for India

 July 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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In Round-1 of Bilbao Chess Masters Tournament, World Champion Magnus Carlsen was jolted by USA’s Hikaru Nakamura before scoring a win in Round-2 against Chinese teenager Yi Wei. Except the two matches involving Carlsen on July 13 and 14, all other Round 1 & 2 games ended as draws. On Friday, Carlsen takes on Russia’s […]

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