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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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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Vishy Anand’s Challenge Ends in Game 11 of 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship in Sochi

 November 25, 2014   R K Gupta

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Magnus Carlsen of Norway retained his World Champion’s crown on Sunday. In the 27th move of Game 11 of World Chess Championship in Sochi, Viswanathan Anand boldly sacrificed his rook in a desperate bid for victory. But the maneuver boomeranged on him, as 18 moves later, the 44-year old Indian challenger got up and offered […]

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Another Draw at Sochi’s World Chess Championship as Carlsen Prefers Safety to Adventure

 November 22, 2014   R K Gupta

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The 10th Game was the seventh draw in the ongoing World Chess Championship match at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Game 2 and 6 have been won by Magnus Carlsen and Game 3 by Anand. In the drawn Games, there have been some close calls and some anxious moments but no clear position […]

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World Chess Championship Sochi Game 9: The Shortest Game of the Tournament Ends in Draw

 November 21, 2014   R K Gupta

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After the drawn Game 9, Magnus Carlsen continues to hold the one- point lead over Anand. This is an advantageous position for the Norwegian as the score reads 5-4. With three Games remaining, all the champion needs to do is draw Game nos. 10, 11 and 12 and still retain the world champion’s crown. For […]

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