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Tricity Stars: Two Chandigarh boys making the right moves with chess

β€œTo be honest, we were pretty nervous and anxious at first. We had many apprehensions such as, ‘Will they be open to it? Will they give us their time to teach them something new? Will we be accepted?’..,” said 17-year-old chess player Shivom Sood as he rewinds to the initial days, when he and his …

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Chess Olympiad: It would have been disappointing if we didn’t win a medal says Dronavalli Harika

Ever since she made her Olympiad debut, way back in 2004, Dronavalli Harika wanted to be part of an Indian women’s team that climbed the podium. When she had the best chance of realizing that dream, she wasn’t going to miss it – even if that meant being taken to the labor room straight from …

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Elo rating: How it works to assess chess results and player performance

If you play or follow chess, chances are you have come across the term Elo rating. Simply put, it is a dynamic rating system used in chess to calculate the ability of players and compare them. What is the Elo rating system The Elo rating system is a mechanism devised by physicist and Hungarian-American chess …

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Viswanathan Anand on new role as FIDE Deputy president and D Gukesh’s incredible Chess Olympiad campaign

Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday said that the most striking highlight for him from the recently-concluded Olympiad was the presence of numerous Under-20 medal-winners in two of the top-three teams in the open category. “For me, the most striking fact is that among the three medal-winning teams, out of ten of them (Uzbekistan & India), nine …

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Chess Olympiad 2022 round 11 Highlights: India wins two bronze medals; Uzbekistan wins open gold, Ukraine Women take top honors

Welcome to the live coverage of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Follow boards, streams and major updates from the marquee event in Mamallapuram. RESULTS FROM DAY 11: India A (Open and Women) finish with bronze medals This is the final day of the Olympiad in Chennai. Uzbekistan’s story is one of pure grit. Seeded …

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Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev & Bhakti Kulkarni give India sole lead in women’s event

Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni scored victories as India A pulled off a 3.5-0.5 win against Kazakhstan to emerge sole leader in the women’s section after the tenth round of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuran, Tamil Nadu on Monday. Top-seed India A were provided a winning start in the penultimate round by …

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Chess Olympiad Day 10 Live Updates, results: Oliwia Kiolbasa drops points; Gukesh falls to first loss

Welcome to the live coverage of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Follow boards, streams and major updates from the marquee event in Mamallapuram. RESULTS FROM MAMALLAPURAM: Here is how the penultimate day went for India Advertising Advertising In the open section, India 1 beat Iran 2.5-1.-5, riding on Vidit Gujrathi’s win on the second …

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Chess Olympiad: Indian women closer to gold; Uzbekistan battles to hold India 2; Gukesh’s streak ends

The dice rolled in favor of the host in the women’s section with India 1 moving within the gold medal-grabbing distance in the Chess Olympiad. In the 10th and penultimate round on Monday, the trio of K. Humpy, Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni scored thumping victories to set up a resounding 3.5-0.5 over Kazakhstan, one …

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Chess Olympiad 2022 Day 9 Live Updates, results: Anand elected deputy president of FIDE

Welcome to the live coverage of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Follow boards, streams and major updates from the marquee event in Mamallapuram. Results coming in from Mamallapuram: 8:46pm: India 1, the top seed in the women’s section, suffered a setback, going 1.5-2.5 to Poland. It was the defeat of R. Vaishali that proved …

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