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After national title, Negi aims higher

As he held the National Chess Championship trophy - that resembled a chess pawn - aloft, it also meant that India's youngest Arjuna Awardee Parimarjan Negi had ended an otherwise disappointing year on a high. But the euphoria that should come after a title drought was missing. “This win is satisfying after going through a [...]

By |December 23rd, 2010|news|Comments Off on After national title, Negi aims higher

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Title: History Of Chess Word Count: 439 Summary: I come from a family of golfers. Golf is the favorite recreation of everyone in my family, including my grandparents, my mom and dad, myself and my four siblings. Every year, we have a family reunion of sorts featuring all my relatives from my father's side. At [...]

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Koneru Humpy of India reaches semifinals of the World Women's Chess Championship

Indian chess player, Koneru Humpy secured a much needed draw against China's Ju Wenjun in the second game of the quarterfinals to enter the semifinals of the World Women's Chess Championship being held in Hatay, Turkey. Humpy, who had made the semifinals in the last edition of the championship too, will face Yifan Hao of China [...]

By |December 15th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Koneru Humpy of India reaches semifinals of the World Women's Chess Championship

Kabaddi, cricket retained; cue sports, chess out

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) have decided to retain kabaddi and cricket while throwing out cue sports and chess from the programme for the 2014 Games. The decision was arrived at in the recent meetings held between the OCA and the IAGOC in Muscat, Oman, during [...]

By |December 10th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Kabaddi, cricket retained; cue sports, chess out

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Title: Chess - Its Origins And Development Word Count: 1162 Summary: Chess is one of the world's great board games. For centuries chess players around the world have been mesmerized by its challenges, and its great masters have been revered as superstars of a different order -- superstars with brains. ** Origins and background of [...]

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