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Nimmy maintains sole lead


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Nimmy A.G. of Kerala maintained her sole lead with six and half points after signing peace treaty with Chandika Divaysree of Andhra Pradesh in the ... Read more...

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Negi maintain lead in Asian Chess


May 12th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), May 12 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi crushed the French Defense of Chinese GM Ding Liren in only 30 moves to keep his lead ... Read more...

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School students to be taught chess to sharpen minds


January 4th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defence, Caro-Kann Defence, English Opening -- all these might become popular terms with school students across Tamil Nadu in a couple of years' ... Read more...

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Jayaram prevails in Asian Junior chess


June 15th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Defending champion Ashwin Jayaram of India, employing the Sicilian defence, defeated compatriot Pratik Patil to take full points in the first round of the Asian Junior chess championship, ... Read more...

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Vaibhav and Prince shine in Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess


May 11th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Delhi youngsters Vaibhav Suri and Prince Bajaj brought cheer to the home crowd by holding fourth seed Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Kokarev and former national champion Abhijit Kunte ... Read more...

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Dzhumaev and Tolstikh join Maghami at the top


January 19th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Uzbek Grandmaster Marat Dzhumaev and Russian International Master Nikoly Tolstikh, with seven points each, joined overnight leader Grandmaster Maghami Ehsan Ghaem of Iran at the top of ... 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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Chanda-Nigel draw, in 3-way lead


September 7th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IBNS) GM Nigel Short of England managed to draw a hard fought battle against GM Sandipan Chanda in the sixth round of the 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament ... Read more...

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Chanda still in lead, but with two others in Kolkata chess


September 6th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Overnight leader Sandipan Chanda was joined by two others in the pole position after the sixth round of the 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament here Sunday. Chanda, ... Read more...

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Kolkata chess: Chanda’s wining run ends, but still leads


September 5th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda continued in the pole position but his all-win record was broken as he drew with Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem in the fifth round ... Read more...

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Chanda in lead after Round 4 of Kolkata Open


September 4th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IBNS
By Arindam Basu Kolkata, Sep 4 (IBNS) Local Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda shot in to the lead along with four other Grandmasters after the third round of the 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess ... Read more...

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India’s Chanda among five in the lead in Kolkata Open


September 3rd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Local Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda shot into the lead alongside four other Grandmasters with three points after the third round of the 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess tournament here ... Read more...

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Himangshu, Vidit pull off big upsets in Kolkata Open Chess


September 2nd, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) International Master Himanshu Sharma and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi caused major upsets by scalping highly rated Grandmasters in the second round of the fourth Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament ... Read more...

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Khosla upsets Kidambi in Kolkata Open Grandmaster chess


September 1st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Thirteen-year-old Shiven Khosla of India pulled off an upset win over Grandmaster Sundararajan Kidambi in the opening round of the fourth Kolkata Open Grandmaster chess tournament here Tuesday. Khosla, ... Read more...

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Asian Zone champion Kruttika qualifies for World Cup chess


August 15th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) National champion Kruttika Nadig beat Women Grandmaster Nisha Mohota in the final round to win the Asian Zone 3.2 women's title and a berth in the next ... Read more...

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Asian Chess Championships wide open after Sultana upsets Tania


August 14th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Top seed and International Master Tania Sachdev's dream of qualifying for the Chess World Cup came to an end as she lost her sixth and final game ... Read more...

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Areshchenko continues his winning run at Gurgaon chess


January 24th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 24 (IANS) Top seed Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine continued his winning ways and defeated India's Ashwin Jayaram in the fourth round of the Gurgaon International Open Grand Master Chess Tournament ... Read more...

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Tania’s national chess title quest suffers a blow


December 27th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Top seed Tania Sachdev's quest for a hat-trick of national women's titles was seriously dented as seasoned campaigner Nisha Mohota forced her to a draw in the ... Read more...

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Amrutha holds Soumya in Parsvnath National Women Chess


December 20th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Amrutha Mokal held overnight leader Soumya Swaminathan to a creditable draw on the top table in the third round of ongoing Parsvnath 35th National Women's Chess ... Read more...

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Anand to face Ivanchuk in Leon chess final


June 1st, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Leon, Spain, June 1 (IANS) World No.2 Vassily Ivanchuk will face world champion Viswanathan Anand of India in the final of the XXI Magistral Ciudad de Le Read more...

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Anirudh Bhat takes sole lead in Parsvnath Chess


May 3rd, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Anirudh Bhat snapped the winning sequence of R U Anantharam to take the sole lead after the seventh round in the Parsvnath national Under-9 Open Chess Championship ... Read more...

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Four Grandmasters share lead at Kolkata Open


March 31st, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Four Grandmasters (GMs) - Krishnan Sasikiran, Koneru Humpy, Sandipan Chanda and Viktor Laznicka - share the lead after the eighth round Monday at the third Kolkata Open Grandmaster ... Read more...

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Saptarshi in joint lead at Kolkatta Open


March 30th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Local lad and International Master (IM) Saptarshi Roy caused a sensation Saturday by defeating Grandmaster (GM) Neelotpal Das and was on course for his maiden GM norm at ... Read more...

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Dung, Laznica lead Kolkata Open after four rounds


March 28th, 2008 - 12:51 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Vietnamese GM Nguyen Anh Dung and Czech GM Viktor Laznica Thursday shared the lead after the fourth round of the Third Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament. Dung won ... Read more...

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Sasikiran, Humpy settle for draws at Kolkata Open


March 25th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Top seed Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran had to settle for a draw along with GM Koneru Humphy as the lower rated players ruled the roost on the top boards ... Read more...

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Sasikiran, Koneru advance in Kolkata Open


March 25th, 2008 - 12:04 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran won his opening tie in the first round of the Third Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament here Monday. Sasikiran won easily against Taibur Rahman ... Read more...

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Anand dumps Carlsen in Morelia-Linares chess


February 18th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Morelia, Feb 18 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand bounced back from his second round defeat and maintained his dominance over young Norwegian Magnus Carlsen with a comprehensive victory in the third round of the ... Read more...

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