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Advanced Chess is a relatively new form of chess, wherein each human player uses a computer chess program to help him explore the possible results of candidate moves.
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The Alekhine Memorial is a recurring chess tournament honoring the former world chess champion Alexander Alekhine.
Alexander Igorevich Grischuk (Алекса́ндр И́горевич Грищу́к; born October 31, 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Russian Champion in 2009.
Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman (Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Халифма́н; born 18 January 1966 in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Alexei Dmitrievich Shirov (Алексей Дмитриевич Широв, Aleksejs Širovs; born July 4, 1972) is a Soviet-born Latvian chess grandmaster.
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The Amber chess tournament (officially the Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament, previously Melody Amber) was an annual invitation-only event for some of the world's best players, from 1992 to 2011.
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov, PhD (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов, Anatolij Evgen'evič Karpov; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
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The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.
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Ľubomír Ftáčnik (born October 30, 1957 in Bratislava) is a Slovak chess player and a former European Junior Champion.
A Bachelor of Commerce (abbreviated B.Com. or B.Comm.) is an undergraduate degree in business or commerce and related subjects.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
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The Bilbao Chess Masters Final (also called the Grand Slam Chess Final) is one of the most important annual chess tournaments thanks to the level of the participants and the prizes at stake.
Blindfold chess (also known as sans voir) is a form of chess play wherein the players do not see the positions of the pieces or touch them.
Bonn, officially the Federal City of Bonn, is a city on the banks of the Rhine and northwest of the Siebengebirge (Seven Mountains) in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of 311,287 within its administrative limits.
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Boris Abramovich Gelfand (Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд; בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד; born 24 June 1968) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
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The Candidates Tournament is a chess tournament organized by the world chess federation FIDE since 1950, as the final contest to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.
Cap d'Agde is the seaside resort of the town of Agde, France, on the Mediterranean sea in the département of Hérault, within the région of Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Chennai (also known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
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In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.
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Chess Oscar is an international award given annually to the best chess player.
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A chess tournament is a series of chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team.
Chess960 (or Fischer Random Chess) is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer, publicly announced on June 19, 1996 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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The Classical World Chess Championship 1995, known at the time as the PCA World Chess Championship 1995, was held from September 10, 1995, to October 16, 1995, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Coimbatore also known as Kovai, is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Crompton Greaves (CG) is an Indian multinational company engaged in design, manufacturing, and marketing of products related to power generation, transmission, and distribution based in Mumbai.
A crore (abbreviated cr) is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to ten million (10,000,000; in scientific notation: 107).
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Delhi (Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the Capital territory of India.
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Dmitry Vladimirovich Andreikin (Дмитрий Владимирович Андрейкин, born 5 February 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster, World Junior champion in 2010 and Russian champion in 2012.
Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School is located in Egmore, Chennai.
The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany.
Egmore (எழும்பூர்) is a neighbourhood of Chennai, India.
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The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess.
The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (or ECO) is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.
The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born 30 July 1992) is an American chess grandmaster, former chess prodigy, and at various times the No. 2 ranked player in the world.
Fast chess (also known as speed chess) is a type of chess game in which each side is given less time to make their moves than under the normal tournament time controls of 60 to 180 minutes per player.
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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.
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The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), awards several performance-based titles to chess players, up to and including the highly prized Grandmaster title.
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The FIDE World Chess Championship 1996 was a chess tournament held by FIDE to determine the World Chess Champion.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 2005 took place in Potrero de los Funes, San Luis Province in Argentina from September 27 to October 16, 2005.
The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time.
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Gata Kamsky (Ğata Kamski, Ğataulla Röstäm ulı Sabirov; Гата Камский, Гатаулла Рөстәм улы Сабиров; Гатаулла Рустемович Сабиров, Гата Камский; born June 2, 1974) is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster, and a former World Rapid Chess Champion. As of May 2012, he was rated No. 2 in the United States and No. 14 in the world. Kamsky was a prodigy who reached the final of the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996 at the age of 22, and reached a ranking of fourth in the world rankings in 1995. He played almost no FIDE-rated games between 1997 and late 2004. Kamsky won the Chess World Cup 2007. This earned him a match against Veselin Topalov for the right to challenge for the World Chess Championship 2010, which he lost. Kamsky played in the Candidates Tournament to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship 2012, where he advanced to the semifinals before losing to Boris Gelfand. He is a five-time U.S. Champion.
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This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.
The Government of India (GoI), officially known as the Union Government and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India.
The title Grandmaster is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.
Grenke Chess Classic is an elite chess tournament held yearly in the German city of Baden-Baden.
Gujarat University is a state university situated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, India.
is an American chess grandmaster.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.
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The Indian Chess Championship is a yearly national chess championship of India.
Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.
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Jayalalithaa Jayaram (born 24 February 1948), commonly referred to as Jayalalithaa, Jaya or Amma (translates to mother in English), is an Indian politician and the incumbent Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, in office since 2015.
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Kapil Sibal (born 8 August 1948) is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party.
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Khanty-Mansiysk (Ха́нты-Манси́йск, lit. Khanty-Mansi Town; Khanty: Ёмвош, Yomvosh; Mansi: Абга, Abga) is an oil boom town and the administrative center of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, located on the eastern bank of the Irtysh River, from its confluence with the Ob.
Krishnan Sasikiran (born January 7, 1981) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain.
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Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
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The Linares International Chess Tournament (Spanish: Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares) was an annual chess tournament, usually played around the end of February, which takes its name from the city of Linares in the Jaén province of Andalusia, Spain, in which it is held.
Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) and Vladimir Kramnik (born 25 June 1975) have played 80 classical chess games, of which Anand won nine, Kramnik won seven, and 64 games were drawn.
A total of seven chess players have been the chess world number one on the official FIDE rating list since it was first published in July 1971.
The London Chess Classic is a chess festival held at the Olympia Conference Centre, West Kensington, London.
Loyola College is an autonomous Jesuit institution of academic excellence under the historic University of Madras in the city of Chennai, India.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is a newspaper based in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. It is owned by the Morris Communications Company.
Lubomir (Lubosh) Kavalek (Lubomír Kaválek, born August 9, 1943) is a Czech-American world-class chess player.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz.
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Manmohan Singh (born 26 September 1932) is an Indian economist who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.
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Mayiladuthurai is a town in Nagapattinam district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Mexico City (Ciudad de México, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union.
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Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is a British chess Grandmaster (1989).
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion, widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time.
Mikhail Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Latvian Soviet chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).
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The Minister of Human Resource Development is the head of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
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Nigel David Short MBE (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
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Norway Chess is a chess tournament, the first edition of which took place in the Stavanger area, Norway, from 7 May to 18 May 2013.
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Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin (born 10 January 1952 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and former European junior champion.
Olympic Gold Quest is a program of the Foundation of Sports And Games (founded in 2001), started by Indian sporting icons Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to identify and support Indian athletes with a proven track record and who have the potential to win Olympic gold medals.
The Order of Friendship (Орден Дружбы) is a state decoration of the Russian Federation established by presidential decree 442 of March 2, 1994 to reward foreign nationals whose work, deeds and efforts were aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people.
The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri.
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Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
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The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born June 17, 1976, in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
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The Professional Chess Association (PCA), which existed between 1993 and 1996, was a rival organisation to FIDE, the international chess organization.
The Queen's Gambit Declined (or QGD) is a chess opening in which Black declines a pawn offered by White in the Queen's Gambit: This is known as the Orthodox Line of the Queen's Gambit Declined.
Rahul Bose (born 27 July 1967) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player.
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The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India.
Raymond Dennis Keene OBE (born 29 January 1948) is an English chess Grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organiser, and a journalist and author.
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Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov (Русла́н Оле́гович Пономарьо́в, Ruslan Olehovych Ponomar'ov; Русла́н Оле́гович Пономарёв; born October 11, 1983) is a Ukrainian chess player.
The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura.
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In chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece in the hopes of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms.
Sergei Tiviakov (Серге́й Тивяков; born February 14, 1973 in Krasnodar, Soviet Union) is a naturalised Dutch chess Grandmaster.
Shakhriyar Hamid oglu Mammadyarov (Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985), also known as Shah and Shak, is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.
Shamkir Chess is a chess super tournament played in Shamkir, in memory of Vugar Gashimov (1986–2014).
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The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.
The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most respected and deeply studied of all chess openings.
A single-elimination tournament — also called an Olympic system tournament, a knockout (or, knock-out), single penetration, or sudden death tournament — is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each bracket is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
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Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, as Polgár Zsuzsanna and often known as Zsuzsa Polgár) is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster.
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Tamil Nadu; literally The Land of Tamils or Tamil Country is one of the 29 states of India.
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The Tata Steel Chess Tournament, formerly called the Corus chess tournament, takes place every year, usually in January, in a small town called Wijk aan Zee, part of the larger Beverwijk in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands.
Tehran (also Romanized as Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.
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The exchange in chess refers to a situation in which one player loses a minor piece (i.e. a bishop or knight) but captures the opponent's rook.
The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.
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The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national "quality" Sunday newspaper.
The State Tretyakov Gallery (Государственная Третьяковская Галерея, Gosudarstvennaya Tretyâkovskaya Galereya; abbreviated ГТГ, GTG) is an art gallery in Moscow, Russia, the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world.
The University of Hyderabad (also known as Hyderabad Central University) is an Indian Public Research University located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
The University of Michigan (U-M, UM, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to simply as Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.
Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov (pronounced; Веселин Александров Топалов; born 15 March 1975) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster.
Viktor (Viorel) Bologan (born December 14, 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster.
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Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; born 23 March 1931) is a professional chess player, author and until recently the oldest active grandmaster on the tournament circuit.
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik (Влади́мир Бори́сович Кра́мник; born 25 June 1975) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (a, born 7 October 1952) has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev.
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Wang Hao (born August 4, 1989 in Harbin) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
The World Chess Championship 1993 was one of the most controversial matches in chess history, with incumbent World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and official challenger Nigel Short, splitting from FIDE, the official world governing body of chess, and playing their title match under the auspices of the Professional Chess Association.
The World Chess Championship 2007 was held in Mexico City, from 12 September 2007 to 30 September 2007 to decide the world champion in the board game chess.
The World Chess Championship 2008 was a best-of-twelve-games match between the World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, and the previous World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik.
The World Chess Championship 2010 match pitted the defending world champion, Viswanathan Anand, against challenger Veselin Topalov, for the title of World Chess Champion.
The World Chess Championship 2012 was a chess match between the defending world champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Boris Gelfand of Israel, winner of the 2011 Candidates Tournament.
The World Chess Championship 2013 was a match between reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen, to determine the 2013 World Chess Champion.
The World Chess Championship 2014 was a match between the world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the World Chess Champion.
The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess tournament (players must have been under 20 years old on 1 January in the year of competition) organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.
The Zurich Chess Challenge is one of the major recurring international chess tournaments.
The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull were volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland which, although relatively small for volcanic eruptions, caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over an initial period of six days in April 2010.
The magazine 64 is a Russian chess and draughts publication, published in Moscow.
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