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India’s Divya Deshmukh wins World Junior Girls chess title | Chess News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Highly talented Indian chess player Divya Deshmukh emerged victorious in the World Junior Girls' chess championship by defeating Beloslava Krasteva of Bulgaria on Thursday. Deshmukh, an International Master, finished the tournament with an impressive score of 10 points out of a possible 11, securing a half-point lead over the second-placed Mariam Mkrtchyan of Armenia at the Gift City.Mkrtchyan, in a decisive game, ended Rakshita Ravi's hopes for a medal. Ayan Allahverdiyeva of Azerbaijan claimed the third spot after defeating Norman Kseniya of Russia, finishing with 8.5 points.In the open section, Nogerbek Kazybek of Kazakhstan clinched the title on better tiebreak points after defeating the overnight sole leader Mamikon Gharbyan of Armenia. Emin Ohanyan of Armenia, despite a...
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Magnus Carlsen claims victory in Norway Chess 2024; Ju Wenjun wins women’s event

Magnus Carlsen won the Norway Chess 2024 tournament late on Friday night after defeating Fabiano Caruana in the Armageddon with white pieces. The duo had played out 52 moves in the Armageddon format before Caruana threw in the towel. Their classical game had meandered into a draw after 25 moves with a three-fold repetition on the board. Carlsen’s victory was confirmed by Praggnanandhaa holding World No 2 Hikaru Nakamura to a draw in the classical portion. Praggnanandhaa returned in the Armageddon format to take down Nakamura to hand the American his second defeat in the Armageddon format in two days. After victory over Caruana, Carlsen was made to wait a considerable while for confirmation that he had won the title as Nakamura and the 18-year-old Indian were still tussling over the bo...
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R Praggnanandhaa suffers defeat to world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen at Norway Chess tournament | Chess News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: World number one Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to a full point by defeating Indian prodigy R Praggnanandhaa in an intense armageddon showdown with White on Tuesday in the eighth round of the Norway Chess 2024 tournament. This victory was especially sweet for Carlsen, who had earlier suffered a rare defeat at the hands of Praggnanandhaa in a classical game format, marking the first time the young Indian talent bested the world champion in such a setting.The day was filled with thrilling encounters. Hikaru Nakamura seemed poised to clinch a win against Alireza Firouzja in classical chess. However, Firouzja showcased remarkable defensive skills, pushing the match into a blitz tiebreaker, where he emerged victorious, much to the delight of his fans.Meanwhile, reigning World Ch...
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R Praggnanandhaa stuns world champion Ding Liren at Norway Chess tournament | Chess News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: R Praggnanandhaa extended his streak of upsets by defeating world champion Ding Liren in the armageddon game at the Norway Chess tournament on Monday. This victory followed Praggnanandhaa’s impressive wins in the tournament against higher-ranked players like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.Despite managing to draw against Praggnanandhaa in the classical game, Ding Liren faltered in the crucial armageddon game, allowing the young Indian prodigy to claim another high-profile victory.In another intense match, Hikaru Nakamura edged closer to the tournament leader Magnus Carlsen. Nakamura secured his win in an armageddon thriller on time, narrowing the gap to just half a point behind Carlsen.Fabiano Caruana's match against Alireza Firouzja was a roller-coaster of emotions. Caru...