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Tata Steel 2024 R11: Vidit scores a fantastic win, Abdusattorov emerges sole leader
Vidit Gujrathi played a fantastic game to beat Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI) in Round 11 of 86th Tata Steel Masters 2024. He mentioned in the post-game interview that it was one of the best moves he ever found. Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB) defeated the four-time reigning women's world champion - Wenjun Ju (CHN) to emerge sole leader 7.5/11. D Gukesh played an exciting game against Alireza Firouzja (FRA). It ended in draw which means he is trailing the leader by a half point 7/11. Four players - Anish Giri (NED), Vidit, R Praggnanandhaa and Wei Yi (CHN) are at 6.5/11 each. Leon Luke Mendonca won against Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR) to maintain his pursuit 7.5/11, a full point behind the sole leader - Marc' Andria Maurizzi (FRA). Round 12 starts today at 2 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Jurriaan Hoefsmit/Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024
Tata Steel Masters Round 11
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LATEST NEWS OF THE WEEK
Solving News: Andrey Selivanov tops the International Solving Contest in Fujairah with a perfect score!
In what was a striking case of experience trumping youth, 56-year-old Andrey Selivanov of Russia topped the leaderboard of the 20th International Solving Contest (ISC) here in Fujairah, besting his young compatriots, including the reigning World Champion in solving, Danila Pavlov, and the 17-year-old wunderkind and star in the making, Ural Khasanov. Andrey, who holds Grandmaster titles both in solving and composing, scored a perfect 60 out of 60 to dominate the rest of the field, while Danila and Ural finished second and third, respectively. We bring you detailed coverage of the event and break down four of the twelve problems posed to give you a taste of what solving at the highest level feels like. Read on.
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Praggnanandhaa, Humpy and Vaishali set to battle Carlsen, Wenjun and co. at 12th Norway Chess 2024
The 12th edition of Norway Chess will introduce an equal Women's tournament. The inaugural edition of the Women's event will be played in the same playing hall concurrently, identical number of players, same format and an equivalent prize fund. The Open section will feature - Magnus Carlsen (NOR), Fabiano Caruana (USA), reigning Norway Chess winner - Hikaru Nakamura (USA), World Champion - Ding Liren (CHN), Alireza Firouzja (FRA) and R Praggnanandhaa. Koneru Humpy, Tingjie Lei (CHN), reigning four-time Women's World Champion - Wenjun Ju (CHN), Anna Muzychuk (UKR), R Vaishali and Pia Cramling (SWE) will be seen in action in the Women's event. The tournament will witness both world champions in their respective sections along with four participants each from FIDE Candidates and Women's Candidates 2024. Photo: Norway Chess
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Aradhya Garg becomes the latest International Master from New Delhi
23-year-old Aradhya Garg became India's latest International Master on 3rd January 2024. He defeated GM Tiger Hillarp Persson (SWE) in the seventh round of Rilton Cup 2023/24 to touch 2400 in the live ratings. The talented youth from New Delhi earned his first IM-norm at World Youth Under-18 back in November 2015. Then he secured his second IM-norm at 15th Delhi Open 2017. Five years later, he earned his final GM-norm in March 2022 at 1st Guwahati GM Open. However, the 2400 kept alluring him despite getting very close to it. The final hurdle was crossed at the beginning of this year. Before that, he managed to score three more IM-norms. He scored all his norms in Open tournaments. Get to know about Aradhya's journey towards the IM title and he also selects his best games in recent times. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Aradhya becomes an IM!
Adamas University perfect at East Zone Inter University Men and Women 2023-24
Adamas University won both Women and Men section of East Zone Inter University Championship 2022-23. Both Women and Men's team scored a perfect 12/12. Jadavpur University scored 10/12 to secure second place. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University and Banaras Hindu University scored 8/12 each to be placed third and fourth according to tie-breaks. In Men's event, four teams - University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University and Patna University scored 9/12 each. They were placed second to fifth respectively. The top four teams of each event have qualified to their respective National University championships. Photo: IA Biswajit Bharadwaj
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