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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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 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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