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Karthikeyan Murali wins 1st A S Subbaraman Memorial Trophy Blitz Rating 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 23/08/2019

Karthikeyan Murali scores 10.0/11 and wins 1st A S Subbaraman Memorial Trophy FIDE Rated Blitz on 15th August. Reigning National Triple Crown champion Aravindh Chithambaram scored 9.5/11 and he was placed second due to a better tie-break score. GM Vishnu Prasanna and India's one of the latest IM Rathanvel V S also scored 9.5/11, they were placed 3rd and 4th according to their tie-break score. The tournament was the brainchild of IM and India's first WGM Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi in the memory of her father who passed away 12 years ago on the very same day. Total 468 players participated from all over the country including 8 GMs, 3 WGMs and an IM. Sasikiran, Aruna Anand and Murali Vijay were among the most celebrated guests who graced the event. Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Murali magnificent at IIT Madras

GM Karthikeyan Murali wins 1st A S Subbaraman Memorial Trophy FIDE Rated Blitz tournament with a score of 10.0/11. He suffered only one loss against the eventual second runner-up of the tournament GM Vishnu Prasanna V.

GM Karthikeyan Murali receives a beautiful trophy and ₹35000 cash | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Murali's no-draw championship run

2nd National Triple Crown champion Aravindh Chithambaram received 25000 cash 9.5/11 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

3rd Vishnu Prasanna V 9.5/11 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

1st in Women Saranya Y 8.5/11 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

2nd WGM R Vaishali 8.0/11 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

3rd Raghavi N 8.0/11 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The podium finishers | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

A S Subbaraman - a visionary man

By Sriram Jha

India is commonly known as the Birthplace of the magnificent mind game of Chess, but the game was not very popular in India in early 1980's and before. Women's chess was lacking behind even more so. But the situation was about to change. In a modest flat in the KK Nagar suburb of Chennai a family of five with three daughters and parents lived. The father A S Subbaraman was working as an engineer in PTC, the local Government Transport Corporation. He decided to teach his elder daughter Vijayalakshmi who was 3.5 years at that time the game of chess.

Viji's parents - mother Rani and father A S Subbaraman 

It was unheard off during those days. There was no support for chess from anywhere those days. Both father and daughter used to travel every day to Tal Chess Club, the meeca of chess those days which was quiet far from their house to play blitz games and learn from senior players. After that the father and daughter duo started playing chess day and night, travelling to different tournaments in the state and other parts of the Country. The girl won everything which came her way due to the hard work put in by her and the father. She won all the age group national titles of India starting from under-10 category and went on to win Six National senior titles which is a record till date.

Viji is congratulated by her father after she becomes India's first WGM in 2000

In the year 2000 she became the First ever Women Grandmaster (WGM) of India thereby creating history. The Government of India honored Viji with the prestigious Arjuna Award in the year 2001 for her path breaking record. Viji then went on to become the men's GM elect in the year 2007 by scoring three GM norms which was a huge achievement at that time and also by today's standards. She also scored silver medal on top board in two Chess Olympiads at Bled and Istanbul which is also a record till date. All this was possible only because of sacrifices made by her father Subbaraman who was her only coach and guide. The vision of that man made it possible for Viji to become the trailblazer in Indian Women's Chess.

The three sisters - Meenakshi, Viji and Banupriya | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Everything came to a standstill for Viji on August 15th 2007 when Subbaraman suffered a massive Heart attack and passed away. The great man chose the historical day of 15th August to say goodbye to the world. Viji almost left playing chess after that day and only returned to play sporadically after a few years. 12 years after he was gone an idea took shape to conduct a Tournament in the memory of the man who gave India its First Woman Grandmaster. Nowadays Chess is booming in India with more than 90000 registered Chess players, 64 Grandmasters, 9 WGM's and many other title holders, and a huge credit is due to visionaries like A S Subbaraman who thought it was possible to create champions in Chess half a century ago!

Sasikiran was one of the guest in the tournament | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The one day Blitz Rating Tournament which carried the impressive prize fund of ₹1,60,000/- attracted a total of 468 players from different parts of the country. This was a very encouraging response from the players considering the fact that the tournament was officially announced only on August 3rd which is just twelve days before the start of the tournament. The players list included a very impressive 8 GM, an IM, 3 WGM, and 3 WIM's. The top seed of the tournament was the current National Champion in all three formats (Classical, Rapid and Blitz) Aravindh Chithambaram along with super GM's SP Sethuraman and Karthikeyan Murali and many other strong grandmasters. India's super coach RB Ramesh was also playing in the tournament and this was his first appearance in any Indian tournament in more than 10 years. Current Indian women champion WGM Bhakti Kulkarni along with WGM R Vaishali, sister of the wonder boy GM Pragnnanandhaa were other star players of the event.

Inauguration Ceremony - Lighting of the lamp | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The Tournament was inaugurated by FIDE Vice President Mr. D.V.Sundar in the presence of India's First International Master & Arjuna Awardee Mr. Manuel Aaron, Mr. Benny Rafael, IITM Sports Advisor, Mr. Gopi the very famous RJ of Suryan FM, Mr. E.K.Dhilipkumar of DIPA Diaries and the Mrs. Rani Subbaraman, Chairman of Queens Chess Academy. After the inaugural addresses of all the guests, the traditional lighting of the lamp took place, post which the tournament games started with a 15 minute recess.

Top seed Aravindh in action | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The tournament started smoothly for top seeds and GM Vishnu Prasanna raced to the first sole lead of the tournament by scoring seven wins in the first 7 rounds. He drew the 8th round with GM Shyam Sundar to maintain his sole lead with 7.5 points.

Vishnu Prasanna drew with Shyam Sundar in the eighth round | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

In the 9th round Vishnu Prasanna defeated GM S.Kidambi in a crucial game on the top board to maintain his sole lead with 8.5 points.

GM Sundararajan Kidambi was in the title fray till round 8 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

A pack of 4 players including 3 GM's were following GM Vishnu Prasanna with 8 points. In the crucial tenth round National Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram managed to defeat the leader GM Vishnu Prasanna. Going into the final round the two leaders of the Tournament were GM Aravindh Chithambaram and GM Karthikeyan Murali. In the exciting last round which decided the winner of the tournament, GM Karthikeyan Murali managed to defeat GM N.Srinath whereas the other co leader GM Aravindh Chithambaram could only draw with FM V.S Rathanvel and thereby GM Karthikeyan won the tournament with an impressive score of 10.0/11 rounds. GM Aravindh Chithambaram and GM Vishnu Prasanna finished second and third respectively with 9.5 points.

Tournament hall was Student Activity Center at IIT Madras | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The playing conditions of the tournament were of International standards, which is what was promised by the organizers in their website. All the rounds started on time which is a big thing considering the huge number of participants. The arbiter’s team led by IA Ravi Kumar did a commendable job in this regard. There was live commentary of the games in every round by GM Sriram Jha & WGM Meenakshi.

Sasikiran did live commentary with GM Sriram Jha | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

They were also joined by GM Sasikiran for commentary in one of the rounds. The huge Air Conditioned Hall provided by IITM, Chennai proved to be an excellent venue for the tournament. Even the Chess parents had ample space to sit in the air conditioned tournament Hall which is not a common sight these days. All the participants were given unlimited snacks and Tea / Coffee during the entire day of the tournament and this was a big hit among the players.

Games were live streamed on led screen | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The players were introduced to many celebrities during the course of the tournament day who were invited to inaugurate the important rounds (matches). Indian cricketer Murali Vijay was a big hit among the participants who came as chief guest to inaugurate one of the rounds.

Murali Vijay makes the inaugural move on Aravindh's board | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

He was thronged by autograph and selfie seekers and it took him almost 45 minutes to come out of the tournament venue.

Murali getting mobbed for selfies | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Other celebrities who graced the occasion were super GM Sasikiran, Hockey legend Mohd.Riaz and Aruna Anand wife of 5 times World Champion Vishy Anand.

Hockey legend Mohammed Riaz inaugurates the top board in round 4 | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

GM Sasikiran inaugurated the website www.chesspaathsala.com, managed by GM Swapnil Dhopade and Chess Host, whilst Aruna Anand, inaugurated the website of GM Vishnu Prasanna who was also a participant in the event.

Aruna Anand inaugurated Vishnu Prasanna's new website | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Aruna also inaugurated round 9 by making the first move on the top board between Vishnu and Kidambi | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The Chief Guest in the closing ceremony was Mr. S.Sreekumar Airport Director, Chennai Airport from Airport Authority of India (AAI). Mr. S.Arun, the CEO of Chess Host and Mr. Narayanan of Purple Stream were the Guest of Honors. The winners trophy in both the section was sponsored by Mrs. Rani Subbaraman. Winner of the Tournament GM Karthikeyan was awarded a glittering trophy along with the cash prize of Rs. 35,000/-. The women's First prize winner Saranya Y was awarded the special Rani Subbaraman Trophy along with the cash prize. The top three winners were awarded trophies along with the cash prizes. Trophies were also given to top three prize winners in under – 9, 11, 13 and 15 in both Boys and Girls section. There were also trophies awarded to Best 3 IITians, Best 3 Women, Best 3 Veteran and unlimited trophies to participants born in the year 1948 which is also the year of birth of Mr. A S Subbaraman.

Reigning National Women's Champion and one of the latest IMs of the country Bhakti Kulkarni participated in the event | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

The entire tournament along with the Opening and Closing ceremony was live streamed on http://www.purplelive.com/chennaichessblitz. The entire recording of the whole day proceedings of the tournament will be available for next six months on the above mentioned link. The tournament attracted an impressive list of sponsors primarily due to the efforts of the Tournament Director S.Vijayalakshmi. IIT Madras provided the fantastic fully Air conditioned venue. Given the short time in which the tournament was announced it was a big achievement of the organizers to garner support of so many high profile sponsors.

Indian super coach GM R B Ramesh praised the tournament | Photo: Queen Chess Academy

Even before the event started, many of the Strong Grandmasters including our very own Anand, had some nice words to say about Viji and her father. All the players and parents had a positive feedback about the tournament. The tournament was unanimously hailed as one of the best organized in the recent times. GM R.B.Ramesh during his feedback speech on the dais hailed it as one of the best organized tournament that he has played. The same sentiments were shared by GM S.Kidambi on his Facebook page. The goal of the organizers led by WGM S.Vijayalakshmi was to give an International level tournament to the players and we hope we have achieved success towards that end.

The Sponsors of the tournament | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

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Final Standings

Rk.SNoNameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14GMKarthikeyan Murali4553IND2481TN10,00,082,087,579,5010
21GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.4039IND2546TN9,50,081,586,574,008
36GMVishnu Prasanna. V4738IND2462TN9,50,081,087,073,259
49FMRathanvel V S48s4IND2333TN9,50,080,585,571,259
57GMSundararajan Kidambi5087IND2404TN9,00,079,085,068,258
612Ajay Krishna S4287IND2280TN9,00,078,584,567,509
75GMSethuraman S.P.4107IND2473TN9,00,078,083,065,258
83GMShyam Sundar M.4039IND2502TN8,50,080,085,563,007
98GMRamesh R B6552IND2337TN8,50,079,585,563,258
1014IMRavi Thandalam Shanmugam5955IND2223TN8,50,077,081,059,258
112GMNarayanan Srinath4223IND2526TN8,50,076,080,559,258
1215Sai Vishwesh.C4553IND2222TN8,50,076,080,059,508
1311FMMaheswaran P.4194IND2307TN8,50,073,578,057,507
1430Chaithanyaa K G4098IND2081TN8,50,073,078,057,258
1549Jayakumaar S4040IND1914TN8,50,073,078,053,758
1692Sanjay Thiruvengadam4046IND1563TN8,50,071,575,555,008
1753Saranya Yw4291IND1852TN8,50,071,076,055,508
1838CMBharath Subramaniyam HU134672IND2008TN8,50,069,574,554,758
1917Pranav VU134892IND2201TN8,50,068,572,556,508
2020Gunasekaran K.4686IND2138TN8,50,068,572,554,258
2110WGMVaishali Rw4031IND2324TN8,00,079,084,058,007
2221FMRohith Krishna SU154279IND2132TN8,00,077,081,054,508
2336FMSrihari L RU154263IND2032TN8,00,075,581,555,008
2422FMVinoth Kumar M.4146IND2132TN8,00,075,580,554,008
2529CMRajarishi Karthi4429IND2084TN8,00,075,579,553,508

Complete standings


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@ 07/11/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Dreamhack Rapid and Blitz 2023 starts tomorrow Friday 3rd November

@ 02/11/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Prasannaa S triumphs at 1st Rainbow Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 01/11/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Dinesh Rajan M wins 2nd Nanban CEG Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 01/11/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Asylbek Abdyzhapar triumphs at 2nd Tamil Nadu IM-norm Closed Circuit 2023, Srija Seshadri third

@ 30/10/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Praveen Kumar C wins 1st Hindustan Chess Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 28/10/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harshad wins 1st Tamil Nadu IM-norm Closed Circuit 2023, Srihari L second

@ 23/10/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Harikrishnan A Ra dominates 1st Smart Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 17/10/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Raunak Sadhwani wins FIDE World Junior Rapid 2023 Open, Second in Blitz

@ 17/10/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Dreamhack Rapid and Blitz is back!

@ 16/10/2023 by Himank Ghosh (en)
Tamil Nadu to host 50 IM-norm Closed Circuit tournaments

@ 15/10/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Hari Madhavan N B wins 2nd SRM Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 10/10/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Castle Red invites you to 2nd Nanban CEG Rapid Rating Open 2023 offering ₹3 lacs prizes

@ 09/10/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
School boy Hari Ganesh lifts 21st Adyar Times Rating Open 2023 Trophy

@ 18/09/2023 by S Paul Arokia Raj (en)
Velammal Nexus felicitates Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa with ₹20 lacs cash award each

@ 15/09/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harikrishnan A Ra clinches VHNSN College Rapid Rating Open 2023 with a perfect 9/9

@ 14/09/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Kunal M and Bharath Subramaniyam win GM Chess 1st Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2023

@ 13/09/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harsh Suresh wins Muralimohan Memorial 2nd Capa Chess Academy Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 15/08/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Laxman clinches 2nd Athens of the East Blitz Rating Open 2023

@ 05/08/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Vishnu wins Golden Jubilee of Sivakasi Chess Club, NPSS Rathina Nadar - Dr. N Mahalingam Rating Open 2023

@ 30/07/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Arjun Kalyan wins Chairman's Trophy Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 28/07/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Ram S Krishnan wins Sivakasi Chess Club NPSS Rathina Nadar Dr. N Mahalingam Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 13/07/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
मैगनस कार्लसन नें जीता सुपरयूनाइटेड रैपिड - ब्लिट्ज़ का खिताब

@ 10/07/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपर यूनाइटेड रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ D2 : कार्लसन से हारे आनंद पर सयुंक्त बढ़त कायम

@ 07/07/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपर यूनाइटेड रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ : आनंद नें बनाई बढ़त

@ 06/07/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपर यूनाइटेड रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ : आनंद और गुकेश पर होगी नजर

@ 05/07/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Vijay Shreeram P clinches 2nd SSS Rating Open 2023

@ 26/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sivakasi Chess Club celebrates 50th year - Triple Tournament Treat for the Chess Lovers

@ 23/06/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Srihari L clinches Visalakshi Arunachalam 7th SCS Rating Open 2023 with a perfect 8/8

@ 23/06/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Sethuraman S P wins Rotachess Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 21/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Rotachess Rapid Rating Open 2023 R1-4: Haridev stuns Karthik

@ 17/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harshad and Harikrishnan triumph at 1st Kanyakumari Parents Forum Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2023

@ 13/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harikrishnan clinches May Day Celebration Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 07/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
T Nagar Chess Academy invites you to RCMIC Rotachess Rapid Rating Open 2023 offering ₹5.55 lacs prizes

@ 01/06/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
A two-day chess pilgrimage to Chennai

@ 11/05/2023 by Sagar Shah (en)
Levon Aronian wins Satty Zhuldyz Rapid and Blitz 2023, Arjun Ergaisi second

@ 26/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Satty Zhuldyz Rapid and Blitz 2023: Arjun Ergaisi increases his sole lead

@ 25/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Satty Zhuldyz 2023: Arjun Erigaisi Roars in Rapid, now World no.24

@ 23/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Satty Zhuldyz Rapid R5-8: Arjun Erigaisi is on a roll, now World no.25

@ 22/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Satty Zhuldyz Rapid R1-4: Arjun Erigaisi makes a fantastic start

@ 21/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Arjun Erigaisi set to battle Kramnik, Grischuk, Aronian, Gelfand, Yifan and co. at Satty Zhuldyz Rapid and Blitz

@ 20/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Ajay Karthikeyan clinches 1st RCA Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 08/04/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Senthil Maran wins 1st Xaverian Rating Open 2023

@ 25/03/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harikrishnan clinches 34th KCF Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 11/03/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
A cakewalk for Phani Kanuri of AP at 1st Tirupattur Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 07/03/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
माधवेन्द्र ने जीता खेलो चैस इंडिया ब्लिट्ज़ का खिताब

@ 07/03/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Laxman triumphs at CMI Tessellate Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 02/03/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
अरविंद ने लगाई नेशनल रैपिड ब्लिट्ज़ की ख़िताबी हैट्रिक

@ 28/02/2023 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Arul Anandh wins 3rd Little England Rating Open 2023 with a round to spare

@ 15/02/2023 by R Anantharam (en)
Harikrishnan dominates Velammal Republic Day Celebration Rapid Rating Open 2023

@ 06/02/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Pranesh wins 1st ENS Rapid Rating Open 2023 and a brand new TVS Raider-125 Bike

@ 31/01/2023 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Magnus Carlsen and Bibisara Assaubayeva are the World Blitz 2022 champions, Humpy Silver

@ 31/12/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
कार्लसन छठवीं बार बने विश्व ब्लिट्ज़ शतरंज विजेता

@ 31/12/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
तूफान बनकर आयीं हम्पी जीता विश्व ब्लिट्ज रजत पदक

@ 31/12/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
World Blitz 2022 Day 1: Nakamura takes a full point lead

@ 30/12/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
विश्व ब्लिट्ज़ D1: नाकामुरा और शुवालोवा सबसे आगे

@ 30/12/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Magnus Carlsen and Tan Zhongyi are World Rapid 2022 Champions, Savitha wins bronze

@ 29/12/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
Day 2 report: Magnus Carlsen well set to become World Rapid Champion 2022

@ 28/12/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
World Rapid 2022 Day 1: Magnus Carlsen channels the spirit of Bobby Fischer

@ 27/12/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
विश्व रैपिड ब्लिट्ज़ का आगाज ! देखे LIVE प्रसारण

@ 26/12/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
A glorious opening ceremony in Kazakh style at the World Rapid and Blitz 2022

@ 26/12/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
Test of Speed and Endurance: World Rapid and Blitz 2022 brings together the best in Almaty

@ 24/12/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
क्या कोई भारतीय जीतेगा रैपिड - ब्लिट्ज़ विश्व खिताब?

@ 21/12/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2022: Registration is open

@ 25/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Muthaiah Al triumphs at Tirumala Tirupati Rapid Rating Open 2022

@ 23/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Ilamparthi A R wins Mrs. Meera Memorial Rapid Rating Open 2022

@ 22/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
कजाकिस्तान के अल्माटी में होगी विश्व रैपिड और ब्लिट्ज चैंपियनशिप

@ 13/11/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Sumer Arsh stuns Gukesh and Arjun Erigaisi in a Tandem Simul at Dreamhack Hyderabad 2022

@ 13/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Nitin and Rathanvel win D A V Krida Kendram Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2022

@ 13/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
M R Lalit Babu and Abhimanyu Puranik win Chess @ Dreamhack Rapid and Blitz Open 2022

@ 12/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Almaty to host World Rapid & Blitz Championships from 25th to 30th December 2022

@ 07/11/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
DreamHack Rapid and Blitz 2022 witnesses the participation of 8 GMs and 10 IMs

@ 03/11/2022 by Sagar Shah (en)
The Chennai Chess Olympiad Documentary

@ 24/10/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
Kunal clinches Hatsun - Idhayam 6th SCS Rating Open 2022

@ 20/10/2022 by R Anantharam (en)
Your chance to play at DreamHack Rapid and Blitz with a prize fund of Rs.10 lakh

@ 18/10/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
Kunal wins 1st SRM Rapid Rating Open 2022 featuring 575 players

@ 16/10/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Harshad wins Azure All India Rapid Rating Open 2022

@ 13/10/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
A Trailblazer in Indian Chess - Manuel Aaron

@ 29/09/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
Chess Olympiad- A volunteer's perspective

@ 10/09/2022 by Sneha Tiwari (en)
Mitrabha, Murali Krishnan and Koustav are the winners of 44th Olympiad Celebration Rating Open events

@ 30/08/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
M.S Nawin wins the 13th Modern School Fide Rated Chess Tournament

@ 23/08/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
Vishnu Prasanna clinches Olympiad Curtain Raiser Rapid Rating Open with a perfect 9/9

@ 23/08/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
"Abdusattorov has a lot of similarities to Magnus Carlsen" - GM Ivan Sokolov

@ 21/08/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
The young guns who ruled the Olympiad- Team Uzbekistan

@ 13/08/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
ओलंपियाड में खूब चमके भारत के FABULOUS 5

@ 13/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Tamil Nadu State Government awards ₹1 Crore each to the Bronze medal winning Indian teams

@ 11/08/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
ओलंपियाड में भारत नें पुरुष और महिला दोनों वर्गो में जीता कांस्य,उक्रेन और उज़्बेक नें जीता सोना

@ 11/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड R9 : सांसरोधी मुक़ाबले में प्रग्गा नें बचाई गोल्ड की उम्मीद

@ 08/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड R8 : बेमिशाल भारत नें यूएसए की 3-1 से लगाई क्लास

@ 07/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड R7 : दोनों वर्गो में भारत मजबूत पर आज है असली परीक्षा

@ 06/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Anand speaks on the Indian youngsters, Olympiad 2022 and the FIDE elections

@ 04/08/2022 by Himank Ghosh (en)
ओलंपियाड D6 : हम्पी लय में लौटी ,जॉर्जिया को हरा भारत शीर्ष पर,गुकेश और हरीकृष्णा भी जीते

@ 04/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड D 5 : गुकेश ,अधिबन नें बी टीम को बनाया बेमिशाल, स्पेन को हराया,अर्जुन और तानिया भी चमके !

@ 03/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड D 4 : गुकेश ,निहाल और तानिया ने नाम रहा दिन

@ 02/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड D 3 : युवा भारत के सामने पस्त हुआ स्विट्जरलैंड ,लगाई जीत की हैट्रिक

@ 01/08/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड D 2 : भारत के मजबूत कदम ,जीते सभी मुक़ाबले

@ 31/07/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड D1 : क्लीन स्वीप के साथ भारत की शुरुआत

@ 30/07/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ओलंपियाड का आगाज : अच्छी शुरुआत पर होंगी भारत की नजरे !

@ 29/07/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Laxman and Nitin win GRT Shasun Jain College Rapid and Blitz Rating Open 2022

@ 29/07/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Hrithickkesh Pr dominates Dr. KCG Verghese Memorial Rating Open 2022

@ 25/07/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Boris Savchenko wins 13th Chennai GM Open 2022, Nitin second

@ 27/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
13th Chennai GM Open R7-8: Nitin stays a full point ahead

@ 25/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
13th Chennai GM Open R4-6: Nitin emerges sole leader scoring a double hat-trick

@ 23/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
13th Chennai GM Open R1-3: Daksh Goyal destroys Duc Hoa

@ 21/06/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सुपरबेट रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ : आनंद रहे उपविजेता ,डूड़ा विजेता

@ 24/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
आनंद ही बने सुपरबेट रैपिड शतरंज के बादशाह !

@ 22/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपरबेट रैपिड : अपराजित आनंद की खिताब की ओर

@ 21/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपरबेट रैपिड : पहले ही दिन छा गए आनंद

@ 20/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुपरबेट रैपिड : रडास्लाव के खिलाफ आनंद खेलेंगे पहला मुक़ाबला

@ 19/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Chess Grad wins 1st CEG Trophy State level Open Team 2022

@ 18/05/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Ramnathan Balasubramaniam wins 1st SSS All India Rating Open 2022

@ 16/05/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Golden Knights Chess Academy A scores a hat-trick at 28th Tamil Nadu State Team Rating 2022

@ 09/05/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
अरविंद फिर बने रैपिड और ब्लिट्ज़ नेशनल चैम्पियन

@ 01/05/2022 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Pranav Venkatesh wins 1st BCF Rapid Rating Open 2022

@ 14/04/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Laxman R R wins 1st Vellore Rapid Rating Open 2021

@ 11/01/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Vidit Gujrathi is the top Indian performer at World Blitz 2021

@ 02/01/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Gukesh and Mitrabha magnificent at World Rapid 2021

@ 01/01/2022 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Bibisara Assaubayeva are the World Blitz 2021 champions

@ 31/12/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
मकसीम और बीबिसारा बने विश्व ब्लिट्ज़ विजेता

@ 31/12/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
World Blitz 2021 Day 1: Arjun Erigaisi draws with Magnus Carlsen, Vaishali and Humpy eye the title

@ 30/12/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Abdusattorov and Kosteniuk are World Rapid Champions 2021

@ 29/12/2021 by Sagar Shah (en)
World Rapid 2021 Day 1: Extreme Chess!

@ 27/12/2021 by Sagar Shah (en)
A preview of the World Rapid and Blitz 2021

@ 26/12/2021 by Sagar Shah (en)
IM Harikrishnan A Ra wins Sivakasi Chess Club Rapid Rating Open

@ 14/12/2021 by R Anantharam (en)
अब पोलैंड में होगी विश्व रैपिड और ब्लिट्ज़ 2021

@ 12/12/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
World Rapid and Blitz 2021 will take place in Warsaw, Poland

@ 11/12/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships will not be held in Kazakhstan in December

@ 09/12/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
विश्व रैपिड और ब्लिट्ज़ 2021 : कार्लसन ,हम्पी ,लागनों पर खिताब बचाने की चुनौती

@ 14/11/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Nur-Sultan will host World Rapid and Blitz 2021

@ 12/11/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
ताल के जन्मदिन पर याद रहेगा अर्जुन का जलवा

@ 11/11/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Tamil Nadu State Government felicitates players with 1 crore 98 lacs cash award

@ 09/10/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
वेसली सो को पेरिस रैपिड ब्लिट्ज का दोहरा खिताब

@ 23/06/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
वेसली सो बने पेरिस रैपिड शतरंज के विजेता

@ 21/06/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
15 वर्षीय प्रणव बने तामिलनाडु राज्य शतरंज विजेता

@ 07/04/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Pranav V wins 68th Tamil Nadu State Open 2021 with a 100% score 9.0/9

@ 07/04/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
68th Tamil Nadu State Open: Pranav V takes sole lead 6.0/6

@ 31/03/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sivakasi Chess Club and Covid-19

@ 19/02/2021 by R Anantharam (en)
Adhiban, Sethuraman, Gukesh, Laxman and Nandhidhaa receive Outstanding Sportsperson award by Tamil Nadu government

@ 11/02/2021 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
रैपिड -ब्लिट्ज़ टूर्नामेंट फीडे ने किए निःशुल्क

@ 08/01/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
ब्लादिमीर क्रामनिक नें जीता रजूवेव मेमोरियल शतरंज

@ 07/11/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Would you like to fight it out against the German no.1 - Elisabeth Paehtz

@ 22/10/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
सेंट लुईस रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ : कार्लसन - सो सयुंक्त विजेता

@ 20/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz 2020: Carlsen and So are the Co-Champions

@ 20/09/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सेंट लुईस ब्लिट्ज - हरिकृष्णा की कार्लसन पर शानदार जीत

@ 19/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Saint Louis Blitz: Harikrishna beats Carlsen

@ 19/09/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सेंट लुईस रैपिड :अंतिम समय मे वेसली सो नें मारी बाजी

@ 18/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Saint Louis Rapid Day 3: Wesley So takes sole lead

@ 18/09/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सेंट लुईस रैपिड : कार्लसन नें लगाई जीत की हैट्रिक

@ 17/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Saint Louis Rapid Day 2: Carlsen takes sole lead

@ 17/09/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सेंट लुईस रैपिड - हरिकृष्णा ने दिखाया एंडगेम का जादू

@ 16/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Harikrishna makes a fantastic start at Saint Louis Rapid

@ 16/09/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
सेंट लुईस रैपिड & ब्लिट्ज़ : हरिकृष्णा आएंगे नजर

@ 04/09/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Gukesh scores 6.0/6 in his blitz challenge on Playchess

@ 15/08/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
स्वर्गीय शैलेश नेरलेकर स्मृति ऑनलाइन ब्लिट्ज़ स्पर्धा

@ 11/06/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
मित्रभा गुहा नें जीता बुद्धिबल क्रीडा ट्रस्ट फिशर रैंडम 960 शतरंज का खिताब

@ 29/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
सुनील नारायणन नें जीता बुद्धिबल क्रीडा ट्रस्ट ऑनलाइन ब्लिट्ज़ शतरंज का खिताब

@ 17/04/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
कार्लसन को हराकर अलीरेजा नें जीता बेंटर ब्लिट्ज़

@ 16/04/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Aravindh wins Karaikudi Grand Prix Rapid Rating Open

@ 06/02/2020 by R Anantharam (en)
Meet Jubin Jimmy, the next super-talent from Kerala

@ 02/02/2020 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
CRG Krishna wins Delhi Open ChessBase India Blitz 2020

@ 29/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
पावेल पोंक्रातोव ने जीता 12वीं चेन्नई ओपेन ग्रांडमास्टर 2020 का खिताब

@ 27/01/2020 by Nitesh Srivastava (hi)
Pavel Ponkratov wins 12th Chennai GM Open 2020

@ 27/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Seven-way lead after round 7 of 12th Chennai GM Open 2020

@ 23/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Ponkratov, Martinez, Visakh and Yudin lead with 5.5/6 at 12th Chennai GM Open 2020

@ 22/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Six players lead with 4.0/4 at 12th Chennai GM Open 2020

@ 21/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sanket, Saravana Krishnan and Pranav score major upsets on day 2 of 12th Chennai GM Open 2020

@ 20/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Arul and Anupam shine at 12th Chennai Open 2020 Round 1

@ 19/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Laxman wins 2nd Open Rapid Rating at Trichy

@ 11/01/2020 by R Anantharam (en)
Harsha, Vidit, Nihal impressive at World Blitz 2019

@ 01/01/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
मेगनस कार्लसन बने तीनों फॉर्मेट के विश्व विजेता !

@ 31/12/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
An overview of Indian performances at the World Rapid 2019

@ 29/12/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
The inspiring return of Koneru Humpy

@ 29/12/2019 by Sagar Shah (en)
Magnus Carlsen is the World Rapid Champion

@ 29/12/2019 by Sagar Shah (en)
World Rapid 2019 Day two: Harika and Humpy in with chance for a medal

@ 28/12/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
Nihal Sarin and Aravindh Chithambaram steal the show on day one of the World Rapid 2019

@ 27/12/2019 by Sagar Shah (en)
Live Games of World Rapid and Blitz 2019

@ 26/12/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
The World Rapid and Blitz 2019 begins with a colourful opening ceremony at the Russian Chess Museum

@ 26/12/2019 by Sagar Shah (en)
IM Harikrishnan wins Ramco 2nd FIDE Rated Open 2019

@ 16/12/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
विश्व रैपिड और ब्लिट्ज़ 2019 : मॉस्को में लगेगा जमघट

@ 29/11/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Vaishali wins Sivakasi Grand Prix Open Rapid

@ 28/11/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
World Rapid and Blitz 2019 to be held in Moscow from 25-30 December

@ 18/11/2019 by Sagar Shah (en)
IM Arjun Kalyan and Pranav Venkatesh win Velammal Rapid and Blitz

@ 12/11/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Superbet Rapid and Blitz: Aronian is the champion, Vishy steals the show on final day

@ 11/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
सुपरबेट ब्लिट्ज़ : विश्वनाथन आनंद है तो मुमकिन है !

@ 11/11/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Le Quang Liem dominates Superbet Blitz

@ 10/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
Anton Korobov is the unbeaten champion of Superbet Rapid

@ 09/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
सुपरबेट रैपिड - विश्वनाथन आनंद पांचवे स्थान पर पहुंचे

@ 09/11/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Korobov leads, Vishy fights back

@ 08/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
सुपरबेट रैपिड:आनंद की वापसी ,अरोनियन से जीते

@ 08/11/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Anish Giri takes lead, Vishy gets a head start

@ 07/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
सुपरबेट रैपिड - विश्वनाथन आनंद नें जीत से की शुरुआत

@ 07/11/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Live games of Superbet Rapid and Blitz 2019

@ 06/11/2019 by Satanick Mukhuty (en)
Balasubramaniam wins 19th Adyar Times Open for a record fourth time

@ 13/10/2019 by S Paul Arokia Raj (en)
Manigandan wins 15th KCM Open

@ 08/10/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sabarish triumphs at Rotary 100 years Celebration open

@ 04/10/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
IM Khusenkhojaev wins Courtalam Saaral FIDE Rated Open

@ 18/09/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Raahul V S triumphs at Talent Chess Academy 1st Open Rating

@ 02/09/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Courtalam Saaral International Rating Open Preview

@ 25/08/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
R Balasubramaniam wins Thalavaipuram All India Open

@ 22/08/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Bhakti Sensational at National Rapid and Blitz 2019

@ 04/06/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
नेशनल ब्लिट्ज़ 2019 अरविंद चितांबरम का दोहरा धमाल

@ 30/05/2019 by Nitesh srivastava (hi)
Aravindh Chithambaram is India's first Triple Crown Champion

@ 29/05/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Chess Bonanza in Tamil Nadu

@ 16/05/2019 by R Anantharam (en)
Top Indian players make their pledge for the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack

@ 22/02/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Levan Pantsulaia wins consecutive GM tournaments in India

@ 26/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Padmini beats Stupak and Pranesh beats Arjun in round 9 of 11th Chennai Open 2019

@ 24/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Chennai Open 2019 Round 8: Lugovskoy maintains sole lead, untitled Pranesh shocks Nitin

@ 23/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Chennai Open 2019 Round 7: Maxim Lugovskoy is in the sole lead

@ 22/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
A rapid and blitz tournament with 2 lakh prize fund in Mumbai

@ 17/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Diptayan, Aravindh and Rathnakaran are the winners of Vishy Anand 49 Online Blitz 2018

@ 07/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
K Rathnakaran wins the ChessBase India Bhopal Blitz

@ 03/01/2019 by Niklesh Jain (en)
रत्नाकरण नें जीता चेसबेस इंडिया भोपाल ब्लिट्ज़

@ 03/01/2019 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Carlsen and Lagno clinch blitz world titles; Nihal Sarin rakes 152 Elo points finishing 11th!

@ 31/12/2018 by Aditya Pai (en)
14-year-old Nihal Sarin's blitzkrieg in Saint Petersburg!

@ 30/12/2018 by Sagar Shah (en)
World Blitz Championship: Two leaders emerge in both groups

@ 30/12/2018 by Aditya Pai (en)

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