सामयिक विषय: Chess

Tata Steel chess 2018

Tata Steel Chess Tournament, 2018

Question: Who amongst the following won the title of Tata Steel’s Chess Tournament Challenger Group concluded recently?
(a) Viswanathan Anand
(b) Magnus Carlsen
(c) Sergei Kajakin
(d) Santosh Vidit Gujarati
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • The international Chess competition ‘Tata Steel Chess Tournament, 2018’ concluded in the Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands. (January 12-28, 2018)
  • The competition was played in Masters, Challengers and Amateur categories.
  • Competition Results:
  • Masters Group (New line winner)
  • Winner– Magnus Carlsen (Norway), registered win for the record sixth time.
  • Second Place – Anis Giri (Netherlands)
  • Challengers Group
  • Winners-Santosh Vidit Gujarati (India)
  • Second-Anton Korobov (Ukraine)
  • Amateur Group
  • Winner-Stefan Kuipers (Netherlands)
  • Second place-Liam Vorlijk (Netherlands)
  • With this win Vidit qualifies for the Tata Steel Masters Tournament, 2019.
  • Viswanathan Anand from India finished fifth in the Masters Group with 8.0 points.


London Chess Classic & GCT 2017

London Chess Classic -2017

Question: Who amongst the following won the title of the recently concluded London Classic Chess Competition, 2017?
(a) Levon Aronian
(b) Magnus Carlsen
(c) Viswanathan Anand
(d) Wesley So
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • The London Chess Classic and the Grand Chess Tour concludes. (December 11, 2017)
  • Tournament Result:
    Winner- Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
  • This win has made Carlson 41 points in the Grand Chase Tour and he moved to the first place by overtaking Maxime Vachier Lagr (38 points).
  • Carlsen has won of the Grand Chase Tour for the second time.
  • Viswanathan Anand of India remained at the ninth place in the score table based on the performance of five major tournaments.


chess.com Isle of Man Masters, Prizegiving, 1 October 2017 (Nikon)

Chess.com Isle of Man Tournament

Question: Who amongst the following was the winner of the Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament?
(a) Viswanathan Anand
(b) Magnus Carlson
(c) Hikaru Nakamura
(d) Levin Aronian
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • International Chess Tournament ‘Chess.com Isle Of Man, 2017 ‘concluded in Douglas (September 23 to October 1, 2017).
  • Magnus Carlsen from Norway won the title of the tournament by getting 7.5 points out of 9 points.
  • Viswanathan Anand of India, jointly with the American Hikaru Nakamura, remained at second place (7-7 points).


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