Vidit Gujrathi qualifies for Chess World Cup 2021

India #3 GM Vidit has qualified for the FIDE Chess World Cup 2021 on the basis of his rating. The mega-event is scheduled from 10 July to 6 August in Sochi, Russia. This will be his 4th WC appearance, having previously featured in 2015, 2017 and 2019. With this direct qualification, GM Vidit becomes the 4th Indian to qualify for …

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Chess Olympiad gold medal win a magical moment for us: Anand, Humpy Chennai, Aug 31 (PTI) The legendary Viswanathan Anand and women’s top player Koneru Humpy on Monday termed India’s maiden gold medal win in the Chess Olympiad as a “magical moment” which will spur the further growth of the sport in the country.India and Russia were on Sunday declared …

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Republic World – India Clinch Gold After Dramatic Chess Olympiad 2020 Finale, Russia Declared Joint-winners

In a dramatic finish at the 2020 Chess Olympiad, India have been crowned as joint gold medal winners along with Russia on Sunday. Taking the final to the very last breath, two Indian players were declared to have lost on time in the final round. However, both the players had faced a connectivity issue, as a result of an internet …

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The Bridge – Why the Chess Olympiad victory is an important milestone for India?

Sunday was a historic day for Indian chess fraternity. The Indian team were declared joint-winners along with Russia in the FIDE online Olympiad after the grand finale was hit by server malfunction and internet disruptions. Russia sealed the deal initially after India’s Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh lost out on time in the second leg of the final as they suffered from …

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