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, July 20, 2007

Abhijeet Gupta earned final GM norm

At balaguer open chess tourny 2007 Gupta earned his final GM norm and is set to become 16th GM of India. After eight rounds Soumya Swaminathan has ensured her final WIM (and IM)norm; Arun karthik earned a GM norm, Abhishek Das and Ashwin jairam have obtained IM norm; Padmini rout also obtained WIM norm.
Ashwin Jairam became IM and Soumya became WIM, both earning three norms in consecutive 3 tournaments!!!

Harikrishna finished third in Montreal international 10 player round robin chess tourny 2007. He performed well and defeated Emil Sutovsky and Nigel Short and Eljani Pavel.
In Quebec open 2007, Sandipan chanda and abhijeet kunte finished on second tied position.

Meanwhile, Swati Ghate has earned IM norm and Amruta Mokal earned WIM norm from Biel chess festival 2007.
IM Deep Sengupta finished in tied first position at NK Schaken open 2007.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Humpy wins Kaupthing open chess 2007

Koneru Humpy has won Kaupthing open chess tourny 2007 in Germany.
Gopal finished second in Lake Seven round robin chess tourny and has confirmed a GM norm.
Meanwhile, Sandipan chanda finished 2nd tied in canada open chess tourny 2007. Last month he finished tied 1st in world open chess tourny, philadelphia.

More GM/IM norms for Indians

More IM norms came for Indians in benasque open chess tournament.
Ashwin Jayaram and Abhishek Das have earned IM norms
Saumya Swaminathan has earned WIM norm
Arjun Vishnuvardhan has earned his 3rd IM norm by winning first saturday IM tourny.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Anand wins Leon rapid chess title 2007!!!

Anand defeated topalov in the finals by 3-1 score and won the leon rapid chess title 2007. Anand has won record seven titles over the years in this tournament.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Sort Open 2007- GM norms for Indians

It appears that in the Sort open chess tournament 2007, Tania Sachdev and Ashwin Jairam obtained GM norms and Soumya Swaminathan obtained WIM norm.

Meanwhile Adhiban became IM by earning his final norm by winning asian under 16 tourny and Sethuraman also became IM by achieving required rating.
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