Grandmaster and Chennai Open winner Ivan Popov of Russia suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unheralded Aniruddha Deshpande in the opening round of the premier event at 13th Parsvnath Delhi International Grandmasters Chess Tournament that got underway here on Friday.
GM norm holder Swapnil Dhopade shared the lead with GM Mozharov Mikhail of Russia with 5.5 points after the sixth round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta outclassed Fabien Libiszewski of France to jump to joint fifth position after the end of the third round of the Qatar Masters International Chess tournament here on Saturday.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion D Harika was adjudged the best woman player after she settled for a draw with Alon Mindlin of Israel in the ninth and final round of Poker Masters Isle of Man Chess tournament that concluded here.
Grandmaster D Harika got a creditable draw against highly regarded world number 12 Michael Adams of England in the eighth and penultimate round of Poker Masters Isle of Man chess tournament here on Sunday.
On a day when China annexed the Olympiad chess gold medal, India captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Padmini Rout won the gold medal on the fifth board while Grandmaster (GM) K. Sasikiran took home the silver medal.
Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad here.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta committed a blunder and lost to Romain Edouard of France from a winning position in the fifth round of 16th Dubai International Open chess tournament here today.
A silver at the Asian Continental Championship earned him a shot at next year`s World Cup but Grandmaster B Adhiban is not looking too far ahead and is focussed on becoming a "better player" to qualify for the Chess Olympiad in August this year.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta committed a blunder and lost to Romain Edouard of France from a winning position in the fifth round of 16th Dubai International Open chess tournament here on Saturday.
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand struggled with his form for the second consecutive day on Saturday as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge here.
Grandmaster and Commonwealth Chess champion Abhijeet Gupta outplayed top seed Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine to regain a full point lead at the end of the seventh round of the 12th Parsvnath Delhi International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, on Monday.