Indian Chess News

An informatory blog about the latest happenings in Indian Chess. Fans of Indian chess can obtain up to date information about their favorite player's achievements. This blog will stay away from politics. These are my personal views. Your comments are always welcome!!!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Vijayalaxmi ties for 2nd place - kalamaria open, Greece

IM vijayalaxmi tied for 2nd place (7/9) in kalamaria international open in greece. This time too it seems that she missed her GM norm by whisker. Last week she tied for 1st place in international open chess tournament at athens, greece. She scored 7.5/9. She couldn't get a GM norm because of less number of GM's she faced.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Ganguly wins Arjun Award

GM Ganguly won arjun award for 2005 ahead of Harikrishna. May be they thought hari is young and time is on his side. Surprisingly nobody in chess was given arjuna award in 2004.
Other chess Arjuna award winners in the past are as follows....
Manuael Aron, Rohini Khadilkar, Barua, Thipsay, Anand, Prasad, Bhagyashree, Anupama, Vijayalaxmi, Sasikiran, Humpy.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Anand wins Mainz Chess Classic 2006

As usual Anand has won Mainz Chess Classic 2006 rapid match against Radjabov by 5-3 score. This is his sixth win here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Harikrishna wins rapid match against Naditsch

Harikrishna came back strongly by winning 4 consecutive games to finish with 4.5-3.5 over German GM Naditsch and won under 20 rapid championship in Mainz classic.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Vijayalaxmi earns second GM norm

Vijayalaxmi has earned her second GM norm from kavla international chess tournament in Greece. She finished with 6.5/9 and defeated 3 GMs on the way.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Anand wins Torneo international rapid tournament

Anand has won torneo international rapid tournament (Cieudad de villarrobledo) 2006.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Harikrishna wins Paks 2006

GM P.Harikrishna has won 4th Marx Gyorgy Memorial (paks) round robin GM chess tournament. He finished clear first with 6.5/10. Great come back from hari.
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