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Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand Exclusive Column: Raunak’s win shouldn’t be lost in justified praise for Gukesh

I’m still ecstatic that India 2 has beaten the USA 3-1. Raunak Sandhwani won an incredible game and I hope it doesn’t get lost in the justified praise of Gukesh’s win. Gukesh beat Fabiano Caruana and it’s hard to explain what a huge upset that was. Fabiano is one of the world’s absolute top players …

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Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand Exclusive Column: Fighting India 1 and India 2 inch closer to leader Armenia

Today was a dramatic day. For a while it looked like Harikrishna was doing better against Surya in the main clash, but then Surya knew how to defend exactly. In the end though Arjun and SL Narayanan broke through. Narayanan found a very pretty combination with bishop capturing on f2 square and Arjun just outplayed …

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Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand Exclusive Column: Gukesh shows Shirov no mercy; Tania gives women strong win

It was a very good day for India. Four wins and a draw out of six teams. And lots of things went our way just when we needed them to. So at some point what looked like a normal position between Shirov and Gukesh, suddenly started to turn in Gukesh’s favour. His queenside was slightly …

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En Passant – Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand Exclusive Column: India men falter in Open section

Overall, quite a decent day for India but, of course, tough results for men in the Open section. Hari struck with some very good opening preparation and seemed to catch Abdusattorov off guard. The young Uzbek, who beat Fabiano Caruana a few days ago was unable to recover, although he tried his best. That was …

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