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13-year-old D. Gukesh wins Cannes Open Chess Tournament

The world’s second youngest Grandmaster, India’s 13-year-old D. Gukesh has recently won the Cannes Open Chess Tournament, held in Cannes, France. He defeated Harutyun Bargseghyan of France in the final round and scored 7.5 points. The Tamil Nadu player remained unbeaten in the tournament and had defeated the top-seeded Chongsheng Zeng of China. Gukesh had ..

Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup chess tournament

India’s top-rated Chess player and World Rapid chess champion- Koneru Humpy recently clinched the title at the Cairns Cup chess tournament. In the second edition of the tournament, Humpy won the title with six points from nine rounds, ahead of the reigning world champion Ju Wenjun, who finished at the second place. Last year, Koneru ..

Koneru Humpy won Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion

The Indian Grandmaster winner Koneru Humpy has won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion 2019. She defeated china’s Lei Tingjie in Moscow, Russia. World Rapid Chess Championship The championship is played under rapid time controls. The Women’s Rapid chess championship is held by FIDE. FIDE is Federation International des Echecs, which is also known as ..

Viswanathan Anand writes book “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life”

The book titled “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life” has been authored by Indian Chess legend Viswanathan Anand. Through the book, Anand revisits his greatest games and worst losses, his unique experiences of playing against the best minds, and the methods he employs to prepare for wins, cope with disappointments and, simply, stay ..

2019 World Youth Chess Championship

For the first time-ever India is hosting the prestigious World Youth chess championship, which is scheduled to be held in Mumbai from October 1 to 13. The world’s best talent in under-14, u-16 and u-18 categories will be on view. The tournament is being held under the aegis of the All-India Chess Federation and organised ..

Modern-Age Weapons under Development at DRDO

To develop modern weapons for the future, the Hyderabad-based Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) is working on new iterations of the weapons.? What is CHESS? The Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences is a DRDO unit.? It is involved in the development of modern military and sensor technology for stealth and ..

Surya Shekhar Ganguly wins 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament

Indian Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly from Kolkata has won the 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament. Ganguly left behind a strong field to win the 9-round Open tournament played in a Swiss League format. He registered 5 wins and 4 draws to emerge the sole leader with 7 points. He not only ..

Prithu Gupta becomes India’s 64th Grandmaster

15-year-old Prithu Gupta from Delhi has become the India’s 64th Grandmaster as he crossed the 2500-mark. He beat IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019 to cross the Elo threshold. Gupta has joined an elite list, 31 years after Viswanathan Anand became India’s first Grandmaster.