Norway’s Magnus Carlsen wins Shamkir chess tournament in Azerbaijan

World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway on 26 April 2015 won the Shamkir Chess tournament held in Azerbaijan.

In the ninth and final round, he defeated Rauf Mamedov of Azerbaijan in 35 moves and scored seven points.

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand finished second in this tournament after he drew against Fabiano Caruana of Italy.

With this win, Magnus Carlsen took his rating to 2875 points and Viswanathan Anand entered the 2800 rating club to gain number two in world ranking.

About Shamkir Chess tournament

  • Shamkir Chess tournament is played Shamkir in Azerbaijan and also known as the Gashimov Memorial.
  • It was established in 2014 and is played in the honour of Vugar Gashimov (1986-2014).
  • The total prize fund for the tournament is 100,000 euros and held in a double round robin format.


India’s S. Sarjubala and Pinki Jangra clinch gold medals at President’s Cup International Boxing in Indonesia

India’s Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Pinki Jangra have clinched gold medals at the 22nd President’s Cup Open International Boxing Tournament held in Indonesia.

Pinki Jangra won the gold medal in 51kg category by defeating Mongolia’s Nandintsetseg by 2-1 score.

On the other hand, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala won the gold medal in 48kg category by defeating Russia’s Iseva Joya in the final match played at Palembang, South Sumatra.

Both of them helped India to win two gold medals in 22nd President’s Cup Open International Boxing Tournament.

In this edition of tournament, more than 130 boxers from 30 countries had participated.

The other Indians who had participated were Preeti Beniwal (60 kg), Bilao Basumatary (57 kg) and Priya Dayal (54 kg). But, failed to enter into the medal rounds.


Neeraj Kumar appointed chief adviser to BCCI’s ACSU

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was appointed as chief adviser of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU).

Decision in this regard was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla in New Delhi,.

He will succeed Ravi Sawant as his term ended and will have term of one year.

In 2013, Delhi Police arrested former Test bowler S Sreesanth along with domestic spinners Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila for allegedly getting involved in spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the IPL under Kumar’s leadership.

Neeraj Kumar is a 1976 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre. He police force career spanned nearly around 37 years. His tenure as the Delhi Police commissioner was of 13 months i.e. from June 2012 to July 2013.