CHESS OLYMPIAD

  • India win bronze in Chess Olympiad August 14, 2014

    On a day when China annexed the Chess Olympiad's gold medal, India captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.50.5. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Padmini Rout won the gold medal on the fifth board while Grandmaster (GM) K. Sasikiran took home the silver medal. China defeated Poland 31 to claim the gold medal in...
  • Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finish at Chess Olympiad August 13, 2014

    Tromso: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.51.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad. Sasikiran's 48moves win against LiviuDieter Nisipeanu not only raised visions of a bestever Indian finish but also set...
  • Indian men held by Argentina, women lose to Ukraine at Chess Olympiad August 12, 2014

    Tromso: Indian men were held to a draw by Argentina on all four boards while the eves suffered a 1.52.5 defeat against Ukraine in the ninth round of the ongoing 41st Chess Olympiad. It was a day of missed opportunity for inform S P Sethuraman, who let go of a winning...
  • India draws against stronger Armenia in chess Olympiad August 11, 2014

    Chennai: The Indian open team on Sunday drew 22 their match against much stronger opponent Armenia at the World Chess Olympiad underway in Norway. The Indian open team had the crucial advantage of playing with white pieces on the first and third boards against the Armenians. On the top board, Indian GM...
  • India bounce back in Chess Olympiad August 7, 2014

    Tromso: Brushing aside the fourth round debacle, Indian men and women's teams bounced back with resounding victories over Montenegro and Austria respectively in the fifth round of the 41st Chess Olympiad. On what turned out to be a good day for the men, Parimarjan Negi, S P Sethuraman and Krishnan Sasikiran...
  • Indian teams suffer defeat at chess Olympiad August 6, 2014

    Chennai: India suffered serious reverse on Tuesday in the 41st World Chess Olympiad now underway in Norway with both the teams open and women losing to Cuba and Serbia respectively. The Indian team in the open section lost to Cuba 1.5 2.5 points by drawing three games and...
  • Indian men crush Canada in the second round of Chess Olympiad August 4, 2014

    Tromso: Led by Parimarjan Negi's fine victory on the top board, the Indian men cruised to a 3.50.5 victory over Canada in the second round of the 41st Chess Olympiad here on Monday. Negi defeated Anton Kovalyov from the white side of a Sicilian Taimanov. After enjoying an opening advantage, the...
  • Parimarjan Negi held, but Indians off to a good start in Olympiad August 3, 2014

    Tromso: Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was held to a draw by little known Basher Iyti but the Indian team coasted off to a 3.50.5 victory over Syria in the 41st Chess Olympiad on Sunday. On what turned out to be an indifferent start from Negi, the Indian was staring at a shocking...
  • India bag gold in World Youth Chess Olympiad July 29, 2013

    Kolkata: Fantastic performance by Kolkata based Sayantan Das and Diptayan Ghosh enabled India to regain the gold medal at the World Youth Chess Olympiad, which concluded Monday at Chongqing, China. India thrashed Iran 3.50.5 in the final round of the team event to win gold, after having started the Olympiad as...
  • Chess Olympiad: Abhijeet bags silver, Tania bronze September 10, 2012

    Istanbul: Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won a silver by pocketing seven points out of nine games while Tania Sachdev turned out to be the best woman performer for India with a bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad that concluded here on Sunday. The Indian women team dished out its bestever performance with...