Chess Current Affairs - 2019

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Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess title 2017

Chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (48) won World Rapid Chess Championship Title 2017 held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the final tie-breaker mini-match, Anand defeated Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev by 2-0 score to reclaim title he had won in 2003. Earlier he defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and went on to finish on top with Read More…

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Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 Chess Championship title

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the 2016 World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time. He retained the title after defeating Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Karjakin had tied against Carlsen in 12 regular rounds but was beaten in the final phase of four quickfire games. About Magnus Carlsen Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian Read More…

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Padmini Rout wins 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship

International Master Padmini Rout has won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. With this win, she has scored a hat-trick in the National Women Premier Chess Championship. Earlier she had won the championship in 2014 and 2015. She was representing Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) and to secure a hat-trick of title wins after Read More…

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Abhijeet Gupta retains Commonwealth Chess championship crown

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta has won the 20th Commonwealth Chess championship crown 2016 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With this victory he has retained the Commonwealth Chess championship crown which was won earlier by him in 19th edition. Besides, International Master Tania Sachdev also finished with a gold medal. In this edition all Read More…

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Harika Dronavalli wins Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy of Chess

India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli has won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. It was her maiden career GP title. She won this title by defeating Russia’s Olga Girya. She finished on 7 points in the round robin tournament which had featured world’s top 12 players. On the other hadnd India Read More…

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Viswanathan Anand conferred with 2016 Hridaynath Mangeskar Award

Five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand (46) was honoured with the 2016 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. He was presented with award by the Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai on the occasions of celebrations of 25th anniversary of the Hridayesh Arts which gives the awards. He was selected for the award for his contributions to Read More…

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India wins 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament

Indian men have won the 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament by defeating Vietnam in the final round by 3-1 score played in Abu Dhabi. In the final round match, Indian Grandmasters S P Sethuraman and K Sasikiran won on the 2nd and 4th boards while, B Adhiban and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi drew their respective Read More…

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