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Mysuru’s Girish Koushik becomes India’s 63rd Grand Master
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Mysuru’s Girish Koushik becomes India’s 63rd Grand Master

Mysuru: Girish A. Koushik, former World U-10 champion from Mysuru, became India’s 63rd Grand Master when he gained 11 points in the Balaton International Chess Festival GM Round Robin Tournament in Europe on Monday, by reaching a live rating of 2500.7 Elo points. The 1997 born Girish Koushik becomes the third chess player from Karnataka…

Chess: FM Gahan triumphs; GM Thejkumar finishes third
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Chess: FM Gahan triumphs; GM Thejkumar finishes third

FM M.G. Gahan with 6.5 points from seven rounds won the title in the Akshayakalpa Grandprix Finals Chess Tournament at BEL Officers Club, Jalahalli, Bengaluru, on Sunday last. IM Ravi Gopal Hegde finished second with 6 points, while Mysuru’s GM M.S. Thejkumar secured the third place with 5.5 points from seven rounds. Mysuru’s IM Girish…

Chess: Ajith triumphs
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Chess: Ajith triumphs

Mysuru lad M.P. Ajith and V.P.S. Darshan (CAR, Police Training School, Mysuru), tied with 6.5 points from seven rounds, but the former’s better tie-break score of 32.75 to the latter’s 29.25, enabled Ajith to clinch the title in the Open category in the MDCA Open Chess Tournament conducted by MDCA at the University Gymnasium Hall…

Chess Olympiad: Indian Men defeat Canada, Women draw against Serbia
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Chess Olympiad: Indian Men defeat Canada, Women draw against Serbia

Georgia: Led by former world champion Viswanathan Anand, the fifth-seeded Indian team in the open section in the Chess Olympiad in Georgia coasted to a comfortable victory against lowly rated Canada winning three games. On the top board, Anand playing black continued his winning streak with a 33-move victory over the 26-year-old Canadian Eric Hansen….

32nd National U-9 Girls Chess: Mandya’s Shefali finishes sixth, Mysuru girls fare well
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32nd National U-9 Girls Chess: Mandya’s Shefali finishes sixth, Mysuru girls fare well

Former National U-8 girls champion, A.N. Shefali from Mandya, representing Karnataka in the 32nd National U-9 Girls Chess Championship-2018 at Ranchi recently, secured sixth place with 8.5 points from 9 rounds. Sneha Halder (WB-9 points) won the title, while WCM Suhaani Lohia (Mah-9 points) finished runner-up. Indira Priyadarshini Subbu (TN-8.5 points) secured the third place….

Medal-winners in Chess, Yoga
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Medal-winners in Chess, Yoga

Mysuru: Following students of Acharya Vidya Kula, have secured prizes in the National Sports and Games 2018 (Regional Level) conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi: Prasiddhi Bhat (Class VII) – Second place in Chess Championship [U-17 Girls]; P. Akhil Kumar (Class X), V. Kshitij (Class VIII) and P. Sundresh…

Talented chess player: Y.G. Vijayeendra
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Talented chess player: Y.G. Vijayeendra

Chess is a traditional sport and has been played in our country for a long time. Mysuru has been producing talented players from time to time who have gone on to represent the country in different levels. Mysuru’s former State champion Y.G. Vijayeendra did everyone proud by securing second place in the Bavaria Donna Cup,…

NIE Women’s team Runners-Up in VTU Chess
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NIE Women’s team Runners-Up in VTU Chess

The NIE Women’s Chess team won the Runners-Up trophy in the VTU Inter-Collegiate Inter-Zone Chess Championships 2018-19 held at MVJCE, Bengaluru, by scoring 12 points out of possible 20 points from 5 rounds. Sitting from left: Sindhu S. Rao (Captain), Dr. G. Ravi, Principal, H. N. Shankaranarayana, PE Director and R. Kavya, Assistant PE Director;…

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