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Russia’s Grandmaster Aleksandra Kosteniuk helped her team reach the final of the 2021 Online Chess Olympiad by winning both of her games in the semi-final. (Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)
Russia’s Grandmaster Aleksandra Kosteniuk helped her team reach the final of the 2021 Online Chess Olympiad by winning both of her games in the semi-final. (Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

Russia dominates at 2021 online olympiad

The vigorous 2021 Online Chess Olympiad ended on Wednesday last, with tournament favourite Russia winning following a victory over the USA.

Previous world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, who was leading Team India during the 2021 Online Chess Olympiad Top Division, which ended on Friday (Photo: Amruta Mokal/Chessbase)
Previous world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, who was leading Team India during the 2021 Online Chess Olympiad Top Division, which ended on Friday (Photo: Amruta Mokal/Chessbase)

FIDE Online Olympiad quarter finals start tomorrow

The 2021 FIDE Online Olympiad has reached the playoff division stage with the top chess teams of the world qualifying for the quarter final stage of the tournament, which concludes September 15.

Loris Nathoo, creator of the local Grand Prix System which guarantees a flawless entry to the Chess Olympiad
Loris Nathoo, creator of the local Grand Prix System which guarantees a flawless entry to the Chess Olympiad

Preparing for next year’s Olympiad

Treasurer of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Davion Mars has said that over-the-board contact chess tournaments will begin in October.

No-castling: An exciting new concept in chess

The fourteenth and fifteenth world chess champions Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (India) engaged in a duel of wits in a four-game “no-castling match” at the historic Dortmund Sparkassen Trophy, Germany.

Abhimanyu Mishra, 12, is now the youngest chess grandmaster in the world

American preteen is now world’s youngest chess grandmaster

On Wednesday June 30, 2021, Abhimanyu Mishra, a 12-year-old from Englishtown, New Jersey, USA, became the youngest grandmaster in the history of chess, breaking the 19-year record of Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin, who had achieved the feat in 2002 at the age of 12 years and 7 months.

American grandmaster Wesley So (left) and World Champion Magnus Carlsen in  the finals of the FTX Crypto Blitz Cup in the novel Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (Photo: Nick Barton)

Carlsen wins FTX Crypto Cup

World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated American grandmaster Wesley So in an Arma-geddon match to win the FTX Crypto Cup, the sixth tournament of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour recently.

Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi (left) poses with his coach Vladimir Potkin during the closing ceremony of the Candidates Tournament. (Photo: Lennart Ootes/FIDE) 

Can Nepomniachtchi beat Carlsen?

Now that the irregular 2020-21 Candidates Tournament has ended, all focus is on the World Championship Match which is more than six months away and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 24.

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