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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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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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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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Putin praises Indian chess schools for Anand’s success


May 31st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday lauded Russian and Indian chess schools that produced players like Indian World Champion Viswanathan Anand.Anand, who beat Israeli challenger Boris ... 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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PM congratulates Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning ... Read more...

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You’ve made the nation proud: PM to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess title, saying he has made the nation proud."You are a ... Read more...

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India finish fourth in women’s world chess


December 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mardin (Turkey), Dec 28 (IANS) India finished fourth after losing their last round against champions China 1.5-2.5 in the 2011 World Women Chess team championship in this southeastern Turkish ... Read more...

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FIDE offers Chennai 2013 world chess title clash


August 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) In an apparent bid to mollify India, the International Chess Federation offered Chennai the 2013 World championship title match after the 2012 edition between India's defending ... Read more...

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Gaddafi told endgame is near: Medvedev’s envoy to Africa


June 14th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian head of world chess Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Tripoli over the weekend with instructions to make it clear to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ... Read more...

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President Patil to inaugurate International Congress of Mathematicians


July 5th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the biggest and the most prestigious International meeting of Mathematicians at Hyderabad, on August 19.ICM ... Read more...

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Chess word’s biggest rivals Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov to play again


September 22nd, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 22 (ANI): The arch-rivals of world chess, Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, are set to take on each other after a gap of nineteen years when they meet in Spain. ... Read more...

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World Champion Anand gets new technology to better his chess


December 22nd, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) World champion Viswanathan Anand was honoured for defending his world chess title by his sponsors Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) with a top-of the line gaming computer here Monday. ... Read more...

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Ivanchuk may be banned for not taking dope test


December 4th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) After the Championship Cup being damaged and the diamond from its crown being stolen, world chess is in for another round of unsavoury controversies. Vasily Ivanchuk, Ukraine's ... Read more...

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Humpy a draw away from women’s world chess tourney semis


September 8th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nalchik (Russia), Sep 8 (IANS) Title favourite Koneru Humpy opened with a fine win the quarter finals of the Women's World Championships beating China's Shen Yang in the first game of their ... Read more...

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Harika wins tie-break, enters pre-quarters of World Chess


September 4th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Nalchik (Russia), Sep 4 (IANS) India's Dronavalli Harika, the women's world junior champion, eliminated Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia in the tie-breaker of the second round to move into the pre-quarter finals of ... Read more...

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Anand draws, but extends lead to one point


March 4th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Linares (Spain) March 4 (IANS) World Champion Viswanathan Anand did not take much time to draw his 11th round against Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov and stay ahead of the pack with just three ... Read more...

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World Chess champ Anand shares limelight with Indian cricketers


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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