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DU told to make new rules for chess quota admissions


September 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi University to lay down fresh physical standard criteria for students who take admission under the sports quota ... Read more...

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Russia’s women retain chess Olympiad title


September 10th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women defended their Chess Olympiad title in Istanbul over the weekend with a 4-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan edging them past China.Russia had trailed China ... Read more...

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Russian accused of biting two policemen


September 8th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov isn't the only Russian to be accused of biting a police officer. A 21-year-old Russian has also has been ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on DU sports quota guidelines (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its order on a student's plea seeking the quashing of Delhi University guidelines for a mandatory fitness test to ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on DU sports quota guidelines


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its order on a student's plea seeking the quashing of Delhi University guidelines for a mandatory fitness test to ... Read more...

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Boxer Klitschko plays chess against Kramnik


August 24th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has proved he has brains as well as brawn after playing to a draw against former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, ... Read more...

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Documentary on blind chess players ready


August 18th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years in the making, a unique film is nearing completion. A British filmmaker and an Indian team have come together to make the first ever ... Read more...

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Chess for blind: India down Kazakhastan


August 18th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Hosts India 'A' came up with an inspired show to defeat Kazakhastan 3-1 in the eighth round of the Tata 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad for the ... Read more...

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Kulkarni outwits Singh in chess meet


August 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Vinayak Kulkarni from Bangalore upset International Master DP Singh from Southern Railways to join the leaders with six points in the second UKCA All India FIDE ... Read more...

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Chess: Russia outwit India to take lead


August 18th, 2012 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Top seeds Russia came up with a determined show as they downed India 'A' in the seventh round of the TATA 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad for ... Read more...

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Divyasree gets top billing in national chess


August 17th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Women FIDE Master Chandika Divyasree of Andhra Pradesh will start as the top seed in the 39th National Women Challengers Chess Championship that gets underway ... Read more...

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Chess: India upset leaders Spain


August 16th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) India 'A' scored a stunning 2.5 - 1.5 win over Spain to move into second spot with 9 match points after the sixth round of the ... Read more...

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English Chess hit by race row over abuse of young Muslim players


August 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three young Muslim chess players are said to have been abused by their supporters and other competitors in an English chess competition. The three players aged 13, ... Read more...

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English chess hit by race row over young Muslim players


August 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three young Muslim brothers were recently abused by the English delegation to a tournament which was hosted in Austria. They had gone for a chess competition when ... Read more...

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Spain down UK to take lead


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Spain moved to the top of the table with 10 match points with a narrow win over United Kingdom in the fifth round of the TATA ... Read more...

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Blind Chess Olympiad: Britain, Spain top leaderboard


August 14th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) International Master Colin Crouch scored a crucial win in the last game as Britain joined Spain at the top of the table with eight match points ... Read more...

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Chess Olympiad: Three teams share lead


August 12th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Poland, Spain and Germany moved into lead after the second round of the TATA 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind here Saturday.Spain and Poland led ... Read more...

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205 players for blind Chess Olympiad


August 9th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) In all, 205 competitors, including 19 International Masters and over 90 FIDE-rated players representing 26 countries will be taking part in the 15th Chess Olympiad for ... Read more...

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Infants object to people violating rules


July 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 27 (IANS) It's wrong to hurt other people and we shouldn't ignore people when they are talking to us, thanks to certain social norms that act as the ... Read more...

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Professional chess too hard, says Armenian GM


July 15th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tianjin (China), July 15 (IANS) Chess is too "hard" to be taken as a career, says leading Armenian Grand Master (GM) Vladimir Akopian."I don't want my boys to be professional ... Read more...

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World’s top archer Deepika is now manager at Tata Steel


July 14th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, July 14 (IANS) World No.1 recurve archer Deepika Kumari has joined Tata Steel as a manager in the company's sports department.Many eminent sportspersons have been employed by Tata Steel ... Read more...

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Paes, Bhupathi should have sorted out disagreements earlier: Anand


July 13th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Asserting that Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi should have sorted out their disagreements much before the London Olympics instead of bringing up the ... Read more...

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Bengal asks Anand to help at proposed chess academy


July 13th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday requested world champion Viswanathan Anand to give occasional tips to trainees at its proposed chess academy.The chess genius "principally agreed", but ... Read more...

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Eighth national deaf chess championship starts in Srinagar


June 6th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) It was a day for the differently-abled sportspersons to take centre-stage in Srinagar Wednesday when the 8th National deaf and dumb chess championship started at a ... Read more...

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Gunina leads in World Chess Blitz Championship


June 5th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 5 (IANS) Valentina Gunina of Russia won all the eight games on the first day of the two-day women's World Chess Blitz Championship tourney, to lead with ... Read more...

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No retirement yet for Vishy Anand (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) At 42, Viswanathan Anand, who last week won his fifth World title defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow, asserted that he has not thought of ... Read more...

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Bulgarian extends lead in chess rapid, blitz World championships


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 3 (IANS) Stefanova Antoaneta, the 2004 World champion from Bulgaria, has further extended her lead in the 2012 women's World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships.The Grandmaster (GM) ... Read more...

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Kasparov trying since 2011 to get me to retire: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand has hit out at his former bitter rival Gary Kasparov, saying the Russian wizard has been trying since 2011 to get ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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World champion Anand gets grand welcome


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand Saturday returned here from Moscow to a grand welcome."I thank all those who came to receive me. I am very ... Read more...

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Humpy leads at women’s chess meet


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 2 (IANS) Koneru Humpy of India and Stefanova Antoaneta from Bulgaria kept their unbeaten record intact after day two and six rounds of play at the 2012 ... Read more...

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West Bengal invites Anand to Kolkata


June 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Friday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess Title and invited him to visit Kolkata."Congratulations Anand, we are ... Read more...

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Sport ministry announces Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has announced a Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Viswanathan Anand, crowned the World Chess Champion for the fifth time."We have ... Read more...

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Anand deserves Bharat Ratna but final call PM’s: Maken


May 31st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday said five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was a deserving candidate for Bharat Ratna but it was for the prime ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa greets Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday greeted Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Title for the fifth time.In a letter to Anand, Jayalalithaa said: ... Read more...

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