Vishy Anand: World Rapid Chess Champion!
Vishy Anand played the tournament of his life to score 10.5/15, remain unbeaten and become the World Rapid Champion 2017. After 15 rounds of rapid chess, we had three leaders - Anand, Fedoseev and Nepomniachtchi. The tiebreak was a blitz encounter between the first two placed players. Nepo had to be content with the third spot and Anand and Fedoseev fought it out in two blitz games to determine who would take home the gold. It was Anand who finally won the title with a 2-0 win over Fedoseev. While the world thought that Anand would soon retire, the Indian maestro is busy beating the best players in the business!
Magnus Carlsen retains World Title
Magnus Carlsen of Norway retained his title when he beat the Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin 6-6 (Classical), 3-1 (Rapid Tiebreakers) to win the FIDE World Chess Title for the third time at New York on November 30, 2016.
Carlsen celebrated his 26th birthday in style, winning the four game rapid contest that lasted 209 moves in all on the final day. This was the best the spectators got in lower Manhattan venue of New York.
Genius Chess Academy won Soul Foundation Tournament
Genius Chess Academy New Delhi won the Soul Chess Tournament on 26th Nov. 2015, organised by Soul to Soul Foundation at Sanskriti School, Chanakya Puri. Total 17 teams took part in this tournament, including many good rated players.
We congratulate all team members of Genius Chess Academy for this nice achievement !