How does it feel to beat the World Champion in Defence by showing some excellent defensive skills? Ask B. Adhiban! The Indian grandmaster played the French Defence for the first time in his life and beat the World Championship Challenger Sergey Karjakin. Harikrishna slumped to a defeat against Wesley So. So is now the leader after Aronian beat Eljanov. The fifth round was held in the Feyenoord Football stadium and we have pictures, detailed analysis and videos.
Demonstrating a serious experience of conducting 49 editions of monthly chess tournament so far by Hubli Chess Academy (HCA), we will have a chance to participate in big 50th edition in April-2017, lace up your shoes and get ready! This tournament is expected to bring all the chess fraternity together in Hubli and across its nearby districts.
Pavel Eljanov beat B. Adhiban in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Masters 2017. Before the first rest day, he leads the tournament with 3.5/4. Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are right behind him on 3.0/4. Harikrishna drew his game against Sergey Karjakin and is on +1 after four rounds. On the rest day Loek van Wely challenged Magnus Carlsen to a football match. The World Champion's team was ruthless as they won with a score of 6:2.
Chennai is the city where chess began its ascent as a sport in India. It is widely known to be the seat of learning for Indian players. Every street corner has a nursery of chess academies producing champions across all categories in chess. The Indian circuit of grandmaster tournaments comes to an end traditionally with the GM Open in this city. We bring you a curtain-raiser along with a brief investigation of the upsets and other questions.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is a great chess aficionado, and we all know it very well. But did you know that Aamir loves to play with the black pieces and has a liking towards learning opening variations and traps in chess? WIM Dhyani Dave is one of the very few people who has played chess with Aamir on multiple occasions. She tells us about those meets, qualities of Aamir Khan, the movie Dangal and last but not the least why Aamir is the perfect actor to make a biopic on the life of the five-time World Chess Champion Vishy Anand.
The biggest Open in India, probably the world, came to an end with Tajik GM Farrukh Amonatov taking first place with a quick draw in the final round. GM Diptayan Ghosh finished second as Indians took five of the top ten positions. Niranjan Navalgund scored his first grandmaster norm in the ninth round itself but two more norms were scored. Illustrated report.
Studying and learning from Bobby Fischer's games is an arduous and laborious affair. Although Fischer quit playing chess when he was just 29 years old, the number of high quality games that he had played was already quite high. The Master Class Vol.1 on the life of Bobby Fischer is a boon for players who would like to delve deeper into the life of the eleventh World Champion. Three grandmasters and one International Master dissect the play of one of the greatest players that the game of chess has ever seen. It's been nine years since Fischer died on 17th January 2008. A review by Aditya Pai.
It was a day of two draws for the Indian players, but not uneventful ones. Adhiban's London System was quite hard for Levon Aronian to crack, while Harikrishna gave Eljanov some anxious moments before the game ended in a draw. Two youngsters Wei Yi and Richard Rapport played some excellent chess but had contrasting results. Wei Yi was rewarded with a full point, while Richard lost a better position to Wesley So. The report is full of interesting stuff, just like our thumbnail image of Loek with his son Nicholas!
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, better known as Sara Khadem, is a 19-year-old International Master from Iran. Women in Iran are traditionally banned from attending many sporting events. On the streets, women need to cover their heads. On the playing field, it is the same. Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network had a chat with Khadem, in which she discussed chess in Iran. And, also FIDE made an announcement. Read more.
Harikrishna has a unique way of playing chess. His opening preparation is not the most ambitious in the world, but he likes to pose small problems to his opponents. He likes to get playable positions which he enjoys, it doesn't matter if the computers shout out =(0.00). This faith in his ability to outplay his opponents is what helped him to overpower Adhiban in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters 2017. In-depth analysis and explanations.
Diptayan Ghosh played a superb game to beat Saptarshi Roy in the ninth round. Farrukh Amonatov played it safe with the white pieces to draw against Swayams Mishra. Although Amonatov has a half point lead, Diptayan has the chance to inflict a defeat and win the championship! It's an exciting finale, but first the ninth round report. And yes, untitled Niranjan Navalgund made his maiden GM norm! Pictures, video internviews and analysis!
The first round of the Tata Steel Masters 2017 began on Saturday with some exciting chess. Adhiban had clear winning chances against Loek van Wely, but couldn't convert it into a full point. Harikrishna, on the other hand, had a pretty dull draw against Levon Aronian in the theoretical lines of the Marshall. On Sunday, Adhiban and Harikrishna will face off against each other. We have a detailed round one report with excellent pictures by Alina L'Ami.
With two rounds to go Farrukh Amonatov has cemented his position as the sole leader of the Delhi International 2017. He beat Vitaly Sivuk and now leads with a full point over the field. Seven players follow him on 6.5/8. Indians played excellently against International grandmasters as Swayams beat Niaz Murshed, Niranjan got the better of Adam Horvath and Saptarshi Roy defeated Attila Czebe. Pictures, games and analysis from round eight.
The 3rd ChessBase India "Vishy Anand" online blitz tournament will be held on 15th of January 2017 at 6 p.m. IST on the Playchess server. The quality of organization along with prizes keeps getting better. The winner will win 12 months of ChessBase premium account along with Vishy Anand's DVD Vol.1+2. The second and third places will win nine and six months CB Premium Account + CBM 175. There are even more lucky prizes! Check out the article for more details.
It's a great moment for Indian chess. Two of our players are playing in the Masters section of the Tata Steel 2017 in Wijk Aan Zee. They are Harikrishna Pentala and B. Adhiban. On this page you can follow the live games of these two along with functions like livebook, engine analysis, let's check and a lot more. You can also select the games of Carlsen, Giri, Karjakin and others from the "games list" menu.