India to host 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai

Quite often referred as the Chess capital of India, Chennai is slated to host the 44th Chess Olympiad. Chess Olympiad is regarded as one of the marquee events of FIDE with nearly 180+ teams participating all across the globe. The last over-the-board Olympiad in 2018 (2020 and 2021 saw online Olympiads due to the pandemic) we had 181 countries taking part …

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Vidit, Harikrishna and Praggnanandhaa set for Charity Cup

The second event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour ‘2022 is named as the Charity Cup. This event is a UNICEF fundraiser and focuses on raising funds to support children and their families within or fleeing Ukraine. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field along with three Indian players and also two female players. Vidit, Harikrishna and Praggnanandhaa are …

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Vidit finishes as the Top Indian at World Blitz Championship ‘2021

Indians finishing off well at the marquee FIDE World Blitz ‘2021. Vidit Gujrathi and prodigy Nihal Sarin scored 13.0/21 at the world blitz event. Vidit finished as the top Indian grabbing 18th position whereas Nihal took the 19th position. The highlight of the event for India #2 was certainly his win against the newly crowned Blitz champion – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

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Vidit Gujrathi included in the line-up of Aimchess US Rapid – Meltwater Champions Chess Tour

India #2, GM Vidit Gujrathi has been added to the line-up of the next Meltwater Champions Chess Tour event, Aimchess US Rapid. The prize pool for the event is $100,000 and it is the 9th and last event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour before September’s Finals which will feature the top 8 players as per the tournament standings. The …

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