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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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Chess fraternity pays tribute to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Krishnan Sasikaran hailed Viswanathan Anand for his incredible fifth World Chess Championship title after the Indian defeated Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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My 40-minute chess move was crucial: Gelfand


May 29th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel's Boris Gelfand has said taking 40 minutes for a crucial move helped him draw the last round and stretch defending champion Viswanathan Anand to ... Read more...

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World chess title to be decided in te-breaker


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/Ria Novsti) The World Chess Championship title will go to a tie-break after defending champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the 12th game at ... Read more...

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Nine Woman GMs for National Chess


October 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Nine Woman Grandmasters, including World junior girls champion Sowmya Swaminathan from Pune, will be taking part in the Velammal 38th National women's premier chess championship that ... Read more...

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SDAT-RAMCO Chess: Hoyhannisyan, Girya lead


August 14th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Grandmaster Robert Hovhannisyan (Armenia) and WGM Olga Girya (Russia) led the strong pack of juniors after the 12th and penultimate round of the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World ... Read more...

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Caruana takes draw in final round to win AAI Chess title


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30-move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI ... Read more...

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AAI Chess: Sasikiran has outside chance for top spot


July 1st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Krishnan Sasikiran played out a draw with teammate Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters ... Read more...

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AAI chess: Sasi, Negi win 8th round ties


June 30th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Parimarjan Negi stopped his run of losses while Krishnan Sasikiran got back to his winning ways in what turned out to be a good day ... Read more...

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Yifan downs Negi on day of revenge in AAI chess


June 30th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Filipino Welsey So and China's Hou Yifan avenged their earlier losses against Czech Viktor Laznicka and India's Parimarjan Negi respectively in the seventh round of ... Read more...

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AAI chess: Sasi draws with Caruana, Hou Yifan downs Negi (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) It seemed to be a day for revenge in the seventh round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament as Filipino Welsey So and China's ... Read more...

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AAI chess: Caruana stretches lead with win over Negi


June 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Fabiano Caruana of Italy, living up to his top billing, stretched his lead to a full point as he beat Parimarjan Negi after a marathon ... Read more...

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Sasikiran beats Negi to grab third successive win at AAI Chess


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Krishnan Sasikiran scored a third successive win and in the process avenged his recent loss at the hands of Parimarjan Negi in the inaugural Airports ... Read more...

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Sasikaran wins, Negi loses in 4th round of AAI Chess


June 25th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Krishnan Sasikaran won his second successive game while National champion Parimarjan Negi lost in the fourth round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) ... Read more...

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Sasikiran scores first win, Caruana takes sole lead in AAI Chess


June 24th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India's Krishnan Sasikiran ground it out for 72 moves before registering his first win over Viktor Laznicka of the Czech Republic in the third round ... Read more...

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Caruana takes sole lead in AAI Chess


June 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Maintaining his winning streak, top-seeded Fabiano Caruana of Italy defeated women's World champion Hou Yifan of China for a third successive win in the inaugural ... Read more...

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Negi trounces Yifan; Caruana and Laznicka share lead at AAI Chess


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian National champion Parimarjan Negi got himself on the scoreboard with a convincing win over women's world champion Hou Yifan of China in the second ... Read more...

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Sasikaran, Negi make losing start at AAI Grandmasters meet


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmaster Chess tournament got off to a rousing start, as all three games ended in a decisive manner ... Read more...

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Women’s world champ Hou Yifan in field of six players at AAI Chess


June 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) There is a sense of great expectancy as the six-player field descends here for the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament starting Tuesday.The six-player field includes ... Read more...

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Chess players treated well in India, says Czech champion Laznicka


June 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Czech chess champion Viktor Laznicka is impressed with the way chess players are treated in India and is hoping to cash in on the experience ... Read more...

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Women’s world champ Hou Yifan ready for AAI Grandmasters chess


June 6th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Reigning women's world champion Hou Yifan of China is all set p for the upcoming inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess Tournament beginning ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Mixed day for Indians in chess


November 14th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) Indian chess players Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Tania Sachdev lost their matches to higher ranked opponents but Harika Dronavalli won her match and is tied third after the ... Read more...

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Texas Tech chess player earns grandmaster title


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Texas, July 3 (ANI): A Texas Tech University Knight Raiders chess team member, Davorin Kuljasevic, attained the chess world's highest ranking by earning the final norm for a grandmaster title.He registered five ... Read more...

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Naga taekwondo trainer training youths to attain a positive life


February 13th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiKohima, Feb 13 (ANI): The martial art Taekwondo meaning "Way of the foot and fist" has a history of 2000 years.In Nagaland a taekwondo trainer, is using his martial ... Read more...

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Spoilsport Anand outplays Kramnik, Abhijit second in Group C


January 31st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 31 (IANS) World champion Viswanathan Anand continued to play spoilsport, this time beating Vladimir Kramnik, at the 72nd edition of the Corus Grandmasters chess tournament. Anand may ... Read more...

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Corus chess: Anand draws again, Abhijeet wins 11th round


January 30th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand, one of the only two players in the field not to have suffered a loss, played his tenth draw in 11 rounds ... Read more...

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Anand draws again, Negi and Hari share Best Game prize


January 24th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 24 (IANS) Even as a win continued to elude Viswanathan Anand, it was a no-loss day for the five Indians in the 72nd Corus Grandmasters chess. ... Read more...

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Maghami clinches Parsvnath International chess title


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Third seed Iranian Grandmaster Maghami Ehsan Ghaem ensured a thrilling end to the 8th Parsvnath International Chess Tournament by settling for a draw with Bangladeshi Grandmaster Ziaur ... Read more...

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Maghami, Lenic share lead; Deep holds top seed to draw


January 21st, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Second seed Slovenian Grandmaster Lenic Luka defeated International Master Nikolay Tolstikh of Russia in the penultimate round to catch up with the overnight sole leader Grandmaster Maghami ... Read more...

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Hari wins second game in row, Anand, Negi draw again


January 20th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee, Jan 20 (IANS) Pentala Harikrishna was the lone Indian winner in the fourth round of the Corus Grandmasters under way here. Harikrishna's second successive win in Group B carried ... Read more...

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Anand, Negi held as all five Indians draw their games


January 18th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 18 (IANS) Five-time Corus champion and the reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Nigel Short in the second round of the 72nd ... Read more...

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Maghami takes sole lead in Parsvnath Chess


January 17th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Third seeded Iranian Grandmaster Ehsan Ghaem Maghami defeated International Master Oliver Dimakiling of Philippines in the sixth round to emerge as the sole leader in the 8th ... Read more...

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Seven share lead; Kamble holds Kryakvin


January 16th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven players, including third seed Iranian Grandmaster Ghaem Maghami Ehsan, share the lead with perfect score at the end of fourth round matches in the ongoing 8th ... Read more...

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India bag bronze in world team chess championship


January 13th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) India drubbed Brazil to win the bronze in the World Team Chess Championship which concluded in Turkey Wednesday. According to information received here, the team comprising Grand Masters Krishnan ... Read more...

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Anand leads five Indians at Corus Chess


January 10th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Wijk Aan Zee (Netherlands), Jan 10 (IANS) India's growing might in chess will once again be in full view as a record five Indian players will feature at the 2010 Corus Grandmasters ... Read more...

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