Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Anand wins Leon Chess

Anand wins Leon Chess (http://www.advancedchessleon.com/ingles/inicio.htm) for 7th time in last 12 years.

News Links:
* Deccan Herald - Anand win Leon Chess for 7th time (http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jul92007/sports2007070911845.asp?section=updatenews)

* ChessBase - Viswanathan Anand wins León for the seventh time (http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3977)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The Hindu: Anand consolidates position at the top

Published at The Hindu- "Anand consolidates position at the top"

According to this news article -

World (top-10): 1. Viswanathan Anand (Ind, 2792), 2. Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 2769), 3. Veselin Topalov (Bul, 2768), 4. Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr, 2762), 5. Alexander Morozevich (Rus, 2758), 6. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 2755), 7. Peter Le ko (Hun, 2751), 8. Levon Aronian (Arm, 2750), 9. Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 2746), 10. Dmitry Jakovenko (Rus, 2735).

India (top-20): 1. Viswanathan Anand (2792), 2. K. Sasikiran (2674), 3. P. Hari Krishna (2664), 4. Surya Shekhar Ganguly (2586), 5. K. Humpy (2572), 6 Sandipan Chanda (2563), 7. Parimarjan Negi (2529), 8. Abhijit Kunte (2519), 9. P. Ma gesh Chandran (2486), 10. Neelotpal Das (2485), 11. G.N. Gopal (2480), 12. J. Deepan Chakkravarthy (2479), 13. D. Harika (2478), 14. Abhijeet Gupta (2472), 15-17. R. B. Ramesh (2470), G. Rohit (2470) and Pravin Thipsay (2470), 18. S. Vijayalakshmi (2464), 19-20. Dibyendu Barua (2462) and Diwakar Prasad Singh (2462).

India’s leading ladies: 1. K. Humpy (2572), 2. D. Harika (2478), 3. S. Vijayalakshmi (2464), 4. Tania Sachdev (2393), 5. Eesha Karavade (2367), 6. Nisha Mohota (2332), 7. S. Meenakshi (2327), 8. Swati Ghate (2317).

India overall is 16th in the list of countries, with 124 listed players, 52 IMs, 15GMs and 2587 average points.

Official FIDE List :
MEN : http://www.fide.com/ratings/top.phtml?list=men
WOMEN : http://www.fide.com/ratings/top.phtml?list=women
COUNTRY : http://www.fide.com/ratings/topfed.phtml

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chess prodigy Mehar Chinna Reddy from Guntur

Siasat.com report "Guntur produces yet another prodigy" points to chess prodigy Mehar Chinna Reddy from Guntur. Some facts about him:

* Born in 1995

* Current ELO rating 2145

* Finished 20th in National B tournament organised recently at Dindigul

* Selected for All India National A Chess Championship at Chennai in November

* Devotes more than 10 hours a day playing chess

* Coached by J. Malleshwara Rao

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

India's newest Grandmaster - Deepan

From Chennai Online News Service: "India's newest Grandmaster - Deepan

Deepan made his third and final Grandmaster norm, making him India's latest Grandmaster. He now only needs to increase his FIDE Rating to 2500 when the World Chess Federation would award him the title of Grandmaster.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Asian Championship to begin from Oct 6 - Sports News - Webindia123.com

"Asian Championship to begin at Hyderabad from Oct 6"

Is there any official website? I would be glad to track games of this tournament. Well! yes I don't want to cover San Luis - the tournament I wish never have happened. :(

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Harikrishna 31st in world

: "Chess: Harikrishna ranked 31st in world ratings", NDTV reports.

This is a very good news. Harikrishna is making move steadily and soon should be among the most prominant players of the world. He is one of my favorite sportsperson. His ELO of 2673 is an achivement itself. Kudos to Hari.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Harikrishna making waves in Lausanne Young Masters Chess Tournament. Harikrishna is in semifinals now.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

World Champion Dronavalli Harika

In March this year, chessbase published an interview of World under-14 champion Dronavalli Harika. Know more about this soon to be another GM from India in this article titled "Following the footsteps of Judit Polgar"

Monday, September 05, 2005

More about Tania

Know more about Grandmaster Tania Sachdev with Times of India column Ready for a teddy! with her.

19 year old Tania became Grandmaster in July this year. This year I will watch her in World Junior Championship and Women's world championship. Soon, she is going to cross ELO rating 2400.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Another Five Indians with International titles

See "Five Indian players earn chess titles" by newstodaynet.

1. Tania Sachdev (Del) - Woman Grand Master,
2. Kruttika Nadig (Kar) - Woman International Master,
3. Mary Ann Gomes (Ben) - Woman International Master,
4. Abhijeet Gupta (Raj) - International Master, and
5.Ramanathan Balasubramaniam (ICF) - International Master

Report also mentions that "India has 2039 Elo rated players, 12 qualified GMs, 8 WGMs, 44 IMs, 14 WIMs now", numbers I am not very proud of but they are promising. They way Chess is being adopted in India, I forsee much larger number than these.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Chess in Sikkim

Now, chess generates interest in remote Sikkim, reports newKerala. Teams from eastern Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and the northeastern Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland states are among the participants.

Without a doubt Chess has broad appeal. India's booming economy should support Chess and soon there will be a day when it will be seen as a "Sport" all over the country. Not just a another game.

I feel really happy reading these kind of news.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Abhijeet Gupta - India's youngest IM

: "Abhijeet Gupta becomes India's youngest IM" Check out news at NDTV - 15 yrs old from Rajashthan is awared IM title by FIDE at Dresden in Germany in a executive board meeting. Congrats to Abhijeet.

Many many congrats to Tania Sachdev for her Woman Grandmaster title and to Mary Ann Gomes for her Women International Master title.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Anand reigns supreme in Mainz Chess Classic

: "Anand reigns supreme in Mainz Chess Classic" NDTV reports. Anand once again won at Mainz. Great news.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Sponsor blues!!??

Post - Sponsor blues: "August 3, 2005

New Delhi: India's youngest world chess champion, Sahaj Grover, might see his promising career killed because no one is willing to sponsor him. " Reporst thepost

This kind of news frustates me. Wish I had more money to encourage prodigy like Sahaj.