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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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Chess Olympiad: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces Rs 1 crore prize for Indian teams

Home Cities Chennai Chess Olympiad: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces Rs 1 crore prize for Indian teams The international indoor sports event was successfully conducted by the Tamil Nadu government, bringing laurels from across the world, MK Stalin said. Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand look on as action unfolds in …

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44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close

Home Cities Chennai 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close Presiding over the closing ceremony, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said the state government has been implementing several schemes under the ‘Dravidian model,’ to make the state a pioneer in sports. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE …

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Chess Olympiad 2022: World’s biggest Chess championship to begin today, here’s all you need to know

44th Chess Olympiad 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the world’s biggest chess event – ​​the 44th International Chess Olympiad – at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai Thursday. It will be scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 10 at Poonjeri village in Mamallapuram. On July 22, Minister of Environment – …

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Chess Olympiad diary: From pathbreakers to party woes, the lowdown on the action from Mamallapuram

For a non-Olympic sport like chess, the Olympiad is the most sought-after event among its followers. In keeping with its ever-elevating status — the number of participating nations has reached a record 187 — the Opening Ceremony of the 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad in Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was truly path-breaking. Prime Minister …

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In troubled Sri Lanka, chess dreams threaten to turn to ashes

Just days before Colombo began to burn, Sri Lanka’s highest ranked chess player Isuru Alahakoon decided to flee the capital to his hometown, Kandy. An officer in the Navy, his sources in the intelligence had warned him of an impending crisis, and he immediately applied for leave. “The situation was already bad, but before it …

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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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