Woman Grandmaster Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship with a round to spare after defeating India's Srija Sheshadri in the 12th and penultimate round here today.
Impressed by Vishwanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said that the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen.
S.L. Narayanan, the pick of the Indian players in LIC World Junior Chess Championship in progress here held compatriot and fourth seed Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to a draw and earned his first GM norm Wednesday.
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.
Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout played out a hard-fought draw with Russian girl Daria Pustovoitova to remain in joint lead after the end of seventh round of World junior girls' chess championship here today.
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.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta showed his mettle to beat veteran French Grandmaster Anatoly Vaisser and jumped to joint fifth spot in the Poker Masters Isle of Man Chess tournament now underway here.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta got off to a good start, crushing Kolbus Dietmar of Germany in the first round of Poker Masters Isle of Man International chess tournament here.
Fresh from his tied first position in the recently concluded Durban Open, young Grandmaster Sahaj Grover is gearing up for the junior world championship in Pune and said that chess will soon become the most popular sport of the country after cricket.
GM Parimarjan Negi, who is leaving for the United States on Saturday to pursue his university degree at Stanford, is not sure whether current rules will allow him to play in team events for India in near future.
Young International Master Murlai Karthikeyan made a decisive stride forward towards his GM title defeating Yuriy Kuzubov of Ukraine in the sixth round of Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now in progress here.
Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi kept himself in joint lead following a come-from-behind draw with second seed Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine in the fourth round of Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now underway here.