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  • Dvorkovich-Anand 2022 campaign for FIDE

    Six weeks ago on April 1st, Arkady Dvorkovich announced a commitment from 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand to stand with him on the ticket for reelection. The incumbent FIDE President needs to gain some appeal after his former ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin have put him in a serious…

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  • India to host FIDE Chess Olympiad

    The FIDE Chess Olympiad will be held later this year in Chennai, India according to a FIDE press release. The decision was made by the FIDE Council yesterday after postponing the event in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. FIDE President Nigel Short announced via Twitter,…

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  • Abhimanyu Mishra, youngest chess GM in history!

    Abhimanyu Mishra was born on February 5th, 2009, and in an interview with FM Jim Eade, stated that he started playing chess at just 2-1/2 years old. After that, he began making history by setting several records in U.S. chess. He became the youngest 2000-rated player (7 years, 6 months),…

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  • Life Lessons from Anand in “Mind Master”

    Hachette Book Publishing India, Pvt. Ltd. (2019)ISBN: 978-93-5195-150-6Buy at Amazon! Kindle: $12.99 Hardback: $11.00 During this COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have taken our chess activities to online communities or increased the time already spent on chess servers. There has been the Carlsen Invitational, the Online Nations Cup, the Steinitz…

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  • Carlsen wins GCT India… country a shining host!

    Most everyone can recount the history of chess having roots in India, but to see the country taking a prominent (even leading) role in chess expansion is refreshing. The Grand Chess Tour went to Kolkata, India for the first time in an effort to expand the tournament into new markets.…

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  • Charisse Woods off to India for WYCC

    Charisse WoodsPhoto by Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press Charisse Woods had her moment in the national spotlight when she was honored with five other Detroit girls in the All-Girls National Championship three years ago. At the time she was a 5th grader at University Prep Science & Math Elementary. Since…

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  • India’s Gukesh, GM at 12 years… 2nd youngest ever

    Several years ago, The Chess Drum ran a series of articles on the rise of Asian chess nations (parts 1, 2, 3). The countries highlighted were China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines. There were other articles focusing exclusively on China, but it seems that India has taken the world by…

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  • Anand to visit Kenya during 4.2 subzonal

    Viswanathan Anand remains one of the few world champions in history and perhaps the only sitting champion, to visit the continent of Africa. “Vishy” Anand visited South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania in the past and he will return to Africa when he visits Kenya next week for a gala dinner during…

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  • 2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #6

    2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #6Thursday, 8 September 2016 Open Section India 2½-1½ Russia USA 2½-1½ Ukraine Czech Republic 2-2 Georgia Greece 2-2 Azerbaijan 1 Canada 2½-1½ Belarus Full Results India and the USA win… head for another showdown tomorrow! The rest day worked out well for the Indians. They became…

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  • WCC2014: Closing Ceremonies

    Magnus Carlsenstops to sign autographs.Photo by Vladimir Barsky. Viswanathan Anand and wife Aruna Anand exchanging pleasantries with former champion Anatoly Karpov. Photo by Anastasia Kharlovich. Magnus Carlsen was re-crowned as the world champion, a berth that will last until 2016. He defeated challenger Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5 in an exciting, albeit…

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