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World Chess Championship: A decisive game seems around the corner

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Although the deadlock continues after five draws into the World chess championship title match, Ian Nepomniachtchi seems to be gaining a psychological edge over Magnus Carlsen.In Wednesday’s fifth game, Carlsen was on the defensive from the opening and eventually...

World chess championship: Nepomniachtichi lets Carlsen off the hook

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Ian Nepomniachtichi had every reason to be disappointed after missing a chance to make Magnus Carlsen suffer more than he did in the drawn fifth game of the World chess championship in Dubai on Wednesday.Nepo kept Carlsen on the...

Pratyusha starts her own chess academy in Hyderabad

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WGM B. Pratyusha is on a twin mission. Chasing the dream to be a world champion and simultaneously grooming young talent to make chess as popular as possible by starting her Pratyusha International Chess Academy here.The 24-year-old chess player...

World Chess Championship: Birthday-boy Carslen settles for draw in game four

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Birthday-boy Magnus Carlsen chose to play it safe against a well-prepared Ian Nepomniachtchi and forced a 33-move draw following perpetual checks in Game Four of their World chess championshiptitle-clash in Dubai on Tuesday.With the sequence of draw continuing, the...

World Chess Championship: “Clean and logical” third game drawn

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A day after a cracker of a contest, challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi and champion Magnus Carlsen settled for a rather quick 41-move draw, in under three hours, in the third round of their World chess championship clash in Dubai on...

World Chess Championship: Carlsen draws his second game with Nepominachtchi

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If Magnus Carlsen was left wondering if he had missed an opportunity to create a winning opportunity, then it is bad news for Ian Nepominachtchi in the coming games.In what turned out to be an exciting second game of...

World chess championship: Carlsen, Nepomniachtchi draw first game

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World champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi tested the waters for 45 moves before settling for a draw in the first encounter of the best-of-14-game World chess championship match in Dubai late on Friday.The opener, where Nepo opened...

Arjun Erigaisi: The new shining star of Indian chess

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It turned out to be an unforgettable week in Kolkata for Arjun Erigaisi. And he wasn’t even supposed to be there for a week.The 18-year-old from Warangal was scheduled to play only the rapid section of the Tata Steel...

Ian Nepomniachtchi could test Magnus Carlsen like never before

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Unlike the precedent seen in the days leading to many World Chess Championship title matches, the polite exchanges between two friends, champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi is a welcome change.These fierce over-the-board rivals gave a fine account...

Anand: ‘Carlsen will be too hot to handle at World Chess Championship 2021’

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It is worth reminding ourselves just how dominant Magnus Carlsen has been in the last decade. He has spent 11 years above the 2800 mark and won the World Classical, Rapid and Blitz titles several times and remained No....

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England vs New Zealand Edgbaston Test to accommodate 18000 spectators each...

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The second Test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston will be the first pilot event within the second phase of the government's world-leading...

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