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Women's Speed Chess: Humpy stuns world No 1, enters final

Women's Speed Chess: Humpy stuns world No 1, enters final

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

Humpy, the world rapid champion, overcame her Chinese opponent in a close match with the Indian winning the decisive bullet game.

Humpy enters Women's Speed Chess semis

Humpy enters Women's Speed Chess semis

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

The world rapid champion Humpy got the better of Russian 6-5 to set up a last four clash with world No.1 Hou Yifan of China.

Women's Speed Chess: Humpy, Harika advance to last eight

Women's Speed Chess: Humpy, Harika advance to last eight

Rediff.com15 Jul 2020

The Grand Prix consists of four legs, with a total of 21 participants. Each of the 21 players participates in three out of four Grand Prix legs. Each GP is a 16-player knockout event.

BJP set to cash in on valour of Bihar Regiment in Ladakh

BJP set to cash in on valour of Bihar Regiment in Ladakh

Rediff.com12 Jul 2020

JD-U sources conceded that the BJP's "Bihari martyrdom" line will give the coalition an edge or "at least help us combat anti-incumbency if the Opposition makes an issue of Nitish's governance".

Young Vaishali enters semis of Speed Chess Championships

Young Vaishali enters semis of Speed Chess Championships

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

Young Indian Grandmaster Vaishali Rameshbabu on Thursday beat International Master Munkhzul Turmunkh of Mongolia to storm into the semi-finals of the first leg of FIDE chess.com Women Speed Chess Championships but the country's top player Koneru Humpy bowed out in the opener.

How chess changed with the advent of computers

How chess changed with the advent of computers

Rediff.com23 May 2020

Talking about his journey, Vishwanathan Anand said he had to work hard to become the player he is today.

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to COVID-19

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to COVID-19

Rediff.com15 May 2020

ATP events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbuhel will not go ahead as scheduled.

Vishy Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup

Vishy Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's charge at the online Nations Cup beginning on Tuesday, where some of the world's best players will face off amid the coronavirus pandemic which has thrown the sporting calendars out of gear. The six-team event, touted to the richest online team tournament, features all the big names in the game with World champion Magnus Carlsen being the only big gun missing from the line-up.

How coronavirus will change world sport

How coronavirus will change world sport

Rediff.com26 Apr 2020

Will the fans rush back to the stadium once sport resumes? Will training abroad be as hassle-free as it used to be? What about contact sports where social distancing can't really be practised? Some of India's biggest sportspersons -- current and former -- gave their views on future of sports once the action resumes.

This tennis player mulls over swapping rackets for dancing shoes

This tennis player mulls over swapping rackets for dancing shoes

Rediff.com6 Apr 2020

Ons Jabeur is holed up in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic and says she is contemplating taking up dancing to remain fit as the tennis world finds innovative ways to deal with the lockdown.

Coronavirus: No Archery competitions until June end

Coronavirus: No Archery competitions until June end

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

World Archery said that the dates if any event will be announced no later than two months in advance to allow athletes time to prepare.

Athletes battle anxiety as coronavirus turns life upside down

Athletes battle anxiety as coronavirus turns life upside down

Rediff.com21 Mar 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic turning daily life upside down and confining people indoors, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams shared an increasingly common sentiment on social media - "Every little thing makes me really crazy".

Spectators barred from Bahrain F1 Grand Prix due to coronavirus

Spectators barred from Bahrain F1 Grand Prix due to coronavirus

Rediff.com8 Mar 2020

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead this month without spectators due to the coronavirus crisis, a blow to the Gulf's Arab states important tourism sector. Bahrain, which is hosting the second round of the Formula One season on March 22, has reported 83 cases of the virus, mostly linked to people who had travelled to Iran.

Paytm employee tests positive, India's coronavirus count rises to 29

Paytm employee tests positive, India's coronavirus count rises to 29

Rediff.com4 Mar 2020

All international passengers will henceforth be screened at airports, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said at a press conference. Earlier, travellers from only 12 countries were screened at airports for the disease that has claimed over 3,000 lives and infected more than 90,000 worldwide.

Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament postponed due to coronavirus

Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament postponed due to coronavirus

Rediff.com2 Mar 2020

The Azlan Shah Cup is the latest sporting event to be hit by the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives and infected 86,000 people across the world.

Unprecedented security in place for Trump's visit

Unprecedented security in place for Trump's visit

Rediff.com23 Feb 2020

Security agencies are also working in close coordination with the US Secret Service, officials said. In Ahmedabad, over 10,000 policemen from different parts of Gujarat have been deployed at strategic locations as part of the elaborate security arrangements, officials said.

Three-tier security at hotel where Trump will stay

Three-tier security at hotel where Trump will stay

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Trump will stay at the 'Chanakya' suite of the hotel, which has hosted the likes of former US presidents George Bush and Barack Obama.

Humpy wins Cairns Cup title; rises to 2nd in rankings

Humpy wins Cairns Cup title; rises to 2nd in rankings

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

World rapid champion Koneru Humpy claimed her second title in the last two months by emerging triumphant at the Cairns Cup chess tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round, in St Louis, United States. Humpy, who was crowned World champion in December, finished the tournament with six points. The icing on the cake was that Humpy will gain five ELO rating points (the basis for international rankings) and move to second place in the world rankings.

Will remain firm on Art 370, CAA despite pressure: PM

Will remain firm on Art 370, CAA despite pressure: PM

Rediff.com16 Feb 2020

The prime minister's tough talk assumed significance in view of protests against the CAA in various parts of the country.

Sports Shorts: Indian men edge out Thailand to enter semis of Asia Team Championships

Sports Shorts: Indian men edge out Thailand to enter semis of Asia Team Championships

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday.

Aus Open: Nadal, Thiem cruise; Sharapova, Konta lose at first hurdle

Aus Open: Nadal, Thiem cruise; Sharapova, Konta lose at first hurdle

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

Images from Day 2 of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday

Look out for Major Sheena on Republic Day

Look out for Major Sheena on Republic Day

Rediff.com20 Jan 2020

'I chose the army over glamour,' says Major Sheena, who feels no other profession elicits the kind of respect like the army does.

Javed Akhtar at 75: The Best Songs

Javed Akhtar at 75: The Best Songs

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

Sreehari Nair attempts to bring you up-close the pleasures of Javed Akhtar's poetry.

World title triumph was unexpected: Humpy

World title triumph was unexpected: Humpy

Rediff.com2 Jan 2020

India's newest World champion Koneru Humpy says it was a dream to win a World title but the triumph in the blitz format surprised even herself as she was always a contender in the classical format. Humpy capped the 2019 in a stunning fashion since she made a comeback to the sport this year after starting a family.

Shorts: Coach Gopichand rues lack of preparation time for Olympics

Shorts: Coach Gopichand rues lack of preparation time for Olympics

Rediff.com19 Dec 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday

So, what are Modi's critics celebrating?

So, what are Modi's critics celebrating?

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

'Since the rise of the Modi-Shah paradigm, the BJP has followed a simple formula.' 'Sweep the Hindi heartland and the two big Western states, and you can rule India with a majority by just adding some little bits on the platter from here and there,' points out Shekhar Gupta.

Chess legend Anand turns 50. Wish him!

Chess legend Anand turns 50. Wish him!

Rediff.com11 Dec 2019

World No 6 and former World Chess champion, V Anand w

I'm becoming my worst enemy: Anand

I'm becoming my worst enemy: Anand

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

Anand, who had finished third in the penultimate leg in Bucharest, concluded with a seventh-place finish

Carlsen set to win Grand Chess Tour final leg; Anand has another decent day

Carlsen set to win Grand Chess Tour final leg; Anand has another decent day

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

Carlsen continued his dominating run as he took his lead to an almost unassailable five points.

Tata Steel chess: Anand falters while Carlsen is supreme

Tata Steel chess: Anand falters while Carlsen is supreme

Rediff.com24 Nov 2019

Anand did not quite re-work his energy and lost to Carlsen in the first game of the third day and then made a draw with compatriot Vidit Gujrathi.

Tata Steel Chess: Day of mixed results for Anand

Tata Steel Chess: Day of mixed results for Anand

Rediff.com23 Nov 2019

Carlsen extends lead

Tata Steel Chess: Anand starts well, Carlsen leads after day one

Tata Steel Chess: Anand starts well, Carlsen leads after day one

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

Anand needs to finish in a minimum sixth place in Kolkata, in order to qualify for the grand finale

'For the first time in 45 years, unemployment increased'

'For the first time in 45 years, unemployment increased'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'Ultimately, people will revolt at one time or the other.' 'You cannot feed the public with cultural issues forever.'

Abhijit Banerjee and the mystique of the Nobel Prize

Abhijit Banerjee and the mystique of the Nobel Prize

Rediff.com2 Nov 2019

Does Abhijit Banerjee's Nobel Prize help India reduce extreme poverty, asks Rajeev Srinivasan.

PIX: Canada's 'Queen B' feted by hometown crowd

PIX: Canada's 'Queen B' feted by hometown crowd

Rediff.com17 Sep 2019

Andreescu has rapidly become a home-country favourite

Vishy Anand gears up for Carlsen challenge in Kolkata

Vishy Anand gears up for Carlsen challenge in Kolkata

Rediff.com11 Sep 2019

Vishy Anand face world champion Magnus Carlsen for the first time in India since his 2013 World Championship defeat in Chennai, during the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament to be held in Kolkata from November 22 to 26.

Canada's pride Andreescu delivers on hype in New York

Canada's pride Andreescu delivers on hype in New York

Rediff.com6 Sep 2019

Andreescu's win over Bencic also meant she became the first Canadian woman to make the US Open final, where she faces Serena Williams, who is chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam single title.

A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay -- for now

A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay -- for now

Rediff.com10 Aug 2019

Mercedes's brilliant pitstop strategy spoiled the game for Max Verstappen in Hungarian Grand Prix, says Rediff's F1 columnist Raja Sen.

Meet the 5 richest MPs

Meet the 5 richest MPs

Rediff.com9 Jul 2019

A mix of industrialists and businessmen, who have inherited riches or rose from humble backgrounds and even endured boom and bust cycles, the top five MPs are illustrative of how the political stock of the wealthy is increasing rapidly.

PIX: Gauff's dream run continues; Humbert sets up Djokovic tie

PIX: Gauff's dream run continues; Humbert sets up Djokovic tie

Rediff.com6 Jul 2019

Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff clawed her way back from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-5 on Friday and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.

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