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Remembering an older generation of Indian chess champions

The Chess Olympiad that concluded on August 9 was held in India for the first time. Covid and then the Russia-Ukraine conflict aided the locational shift to Chennai. An event like this stimulates interest in chess and attracts the young. Those positive externalities are obvious. Despite the absence of two strong teams (China and Russia. …

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Pakistan’s recall of its Chess Olympiad team is a self-goal

Pakistan’s Chess team arrived in Chennai with players from 200 countries for the 44th Chess Olympiad was recalled because a symbolic torch relay through 75 cities had crossed Srinagar. This withdrawal reflects a self-damaging reaction to Kashmir by Pakistan’s deep state that poisons its peace, politics, and prosperity. We hope that despite the learning disability …

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India ‘A’ outclass Kazakhstan in women’s event

Mamallapuram: The top-seeded India ‘A’ team outclassed Kazakhstan 3.5-0.5 for a crucial win in the 10th and penultimate round of the women’s section in the 44th Chess Olympiad here on Monday. Top player Koneru Humpy returned to winning ways, beating Zhansaya Abdumalik while Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni scored over Xeniya Balabayeva and Gulikshan Nakhbayeva …

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Praggnanandhaa, Gukesh, Nihal Sarin hand Cuba a schooling in aggressive chess at Olympiad

His shock of wavy hair bouncing in the pace of his quick strides, Nihal Sarin swaggered into the hall. He had drawn the last two games and had looked the weakest of the quintet in this tournament, but his icy face smacked of purpose. A few steps behind, R Praggnanandhaa waltzed in; a ruthless grin …

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Chess Olympiad: More to Natasha Morales Santos than her braille board

In a sea of ​​players from 186 countries currently in Mamallapuram for the 44th Chess Olympiad, Puerto Rico’s Natasha Morales Santos is easy to miss. What isn’t her special board – a braille variant which instantly catches your attention when the room goes silent at the start of play. “I can’t see with my left …

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