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Chess is a popular sport in India. Therefore, professional journalists of the SportsCafe cover bright events daily, make reviews of meetings and tell our readers about the best players.

R Praggnanandhaa calls Magnus Carlsen 'far from invincible'

R Praggnanandhaa calls Magnus Carlsen 'far from invincible'

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's newest chess phenomenon R Praggnanandhaa in the World Cup final, but the 18-year-old prodigy said on Sunday that the five-time world champion Norwegian was "far from invincible."

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Praggnanandhaa falls in final hurdle, Carlsen wins World Cup

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World Cup Final | Praggnanandhaa plays out draw against Carlsen in second classical game

chess09:48 AM

FIDE World Cup | Praggnanandhaa stretches world no. 1 Carlsen in finals to draw first round

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Only the hottest news from the world of chess in this section. We are the first to publish current events on the SportsCafe website, watching the incidents live.

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Mother support behind R Praggnanandhaa's meteoric rise, believes father Rameshbabu

One of the most memorable moments of GM R Praggnanandhaa's incredible performance at the current World Cup Chess in Baku has been the twinkle in R Nagalakshmi's eyes and her disarming smile as she stood in a corner of the room and watched her son dominate the war of 64 squares.

chess10:51 AM

Praggnanandhaa shocks Caruana, becomes first Indian after Anand to reach FIDE World Cup final

In the semifinals of the FIDE World Cup chess competition on Monday, world No. 3 Fabiano Caruana was shocked by Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa 3.5-2.5 in the tie-break.

chess10:53 AM

R Praggnanandhaa advances to FIDE World Cup semifinals

On Thursday, Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa advanced to the semifinals of the FIDE World Cup chess competition after defeating fellow countryman Arjun Erigaisi 5-4 in a sudden death tie-break. The 17-year-old qualified for the semis against American ace Fabiano Caruana.

chess12:46 PM

FIDE World Cup | R Pragganandhaa still alive, Gukesh and Gujarathi ousted

On Wednesday, Indian Grandmasters D Gukesh and Vidit Gujarathi bowed out of the FIDE World Cup after losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Azerbaijan's Nijat Abasov, respectively. On the other hand, R Pragganandhaa bounced back after losing the first game, against Arjun Erigaisi to force tie-break.

chess03:12 PM

Teenage chess prodigy Gukesh D gets past Anand in live FIDE rankings

Teenage chess prodigy from India, GM D Gukesh, moved over of renowned Indian GM Viswanathan Anand in the live global (FIDE) rankings on Tuesday with a victory over Misratdin Iskandarov of Azerbaijan. In the second game, the 17-year-old Gukesh outwitted Iskandarov in 44 moves.

chess05:44 PM

Aditya S. Samant becomes the 83rd Grandmaster in India

On Wednesday, Aditya S. Samant attained the required 2500 Elo points to become the 83rd Grandmaster in India. At the BielChess MTO 2023 competition, the 17-year-old Samant, an International Master, upgraded to GM as he began his ninth-round match against fellow countryman Aryan Chopra.

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Indian prodigy R. Praggnanandhaa emerges victorious in V Geza Hetenyi Memorial Super GM Chess Tournament 2023

On Wednesday, the young Indian grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa won the V Geza Hetenyi Memorial Super GM Chess Tournament 2023, scoring 6.5 points in the entire tournament. In all, he finished with five outright wins in the nine-round tournament, and just one loss.

Asian Continental Chess Championship | Indian chess prodigy Divya Deshmukh clinches title
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Asian Continental Chess Championship | Indian chess prodigy Divya Deshmukh clinches title

The Asian Continental Chess Championship's women's classical tournament was won by Indian Divya Deshmukh, with Mary Ann Gomes coming in second.

India's Gukesh triumphs at World Chess Armageddon Asia & Oceania event
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India's Gukesh triumphs at World Chess Armageddon Asia & Oceania event

India's teenage Grandmaster D Gukesh won the World Chess Armageddon Asia & Oceania event as he upset previous world rapid champion Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan in the final. Late on Sunday, Gukesh prevailed in a tumultuous summit confrontation.

Koneru Humpy unsure about competing at Asian Games in China "because of Covid"
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Koneru Humpy unsure about competing at Asian Games in China "because of Covid"

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, who has won two gold medals at the Asian Games previously, is undecided about competing in the continental competition later this year because it will be held in Hangzhou, China. She said she will decide closer to championship event and is doubtful due to Covid.

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We offer our readers the latest news from the world of chess in India. In this section you will learn about the best players and meetings, about important events in current and upcoming games.

R Praggnanandhaa calls Magnus Carlsen 'far from invincible'

R Praggnanandhaa calls Magnus Carlsen 'far from invincible'

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's newest chess phenomenon R Praggnanandhaa in the World Cup final, but the 18-year-old prodigy said on Sunday that the five-time world champion Norwegian was "far from invincible."

chess07:04 PM

Praggnanandhaa falls in final hurdle, Carlsen wins World Cup

chess07:19 PM

World Cup Final | Praggnanandhaa plays out draw against Carlsen in second classical game

chess09:48 AM

FIDE World Cup | Praggnanandhaa stretches world no. 1 Carlsen in finals to draw first round

chess05:41 PM

Mother support behind R Praggnanandhaa's meteoric rise, believes father Rameshbabu