सामयिक विषय: Chess

National Junior (U-19) Open Chess Championship-2017

National Junior (U-19) chess championship

Question: Recently in which city, National Junior (U-19) chess championship- 2017 was concluded?
(a) Patna, Bihar
(b) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
(d) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • From September 3-11, 2017, the 47th edition of the National Junior Championship and the 32nd National Junior Girl’s Chess (U-19) championship concluded at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna, Bihar.
  • Competition Results:-
  • Junior open category
  • Winner – International Master Harsha Bharathakoti (Telangana)
  • Second place- Karthik Venkataraman (Fide Master), Andhra Pradesh
  • Junior Girl Category
  • Winner-International Master M. Mahalakshmi (Tamil Nadu)
  • Second place-Sakshi Chitalange (IM), Maharashtra

Reference:
http://aicf.in/national-juniors-2017/

Teimur Rajabov Wins the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix 2017

Geneva FIDE grand Prix

Question: Which position did the Indian Pentala Harikrishna secure in the recently concluded Geneva Fide Grand Prix, 2017?

(a) Jointly fourth place
(b) Jointly third place
(c) Jointly fifth place
(d) Jointly sixth place

Answer- (b)
Related facts:

Geneva FIDE Grand Prix, third in the FIDE World chess championship cycle, concluded inSwitzerland from July 6-15, 2017.

There are four tournaments in FIDE World chess championship cycle- Sharjah, Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca.

Winner– Timur Radjabov (Azerbaijan).

Indian Grandmaster P. Harikrishna jointly finished third in the tournament.

Palma de Mallorca Fide Grand Prix, last in FIDE World chess championship cyclewill be concluded in Spain in November, 2017.

Reference:
https://worldchess.com/gp2017/
https://worldchess.com/gp2017/
https://worldchess.com/player/pentala-harikrishna/

 

Women's World Chess Championship 2017

Women’s World Chess Championship, 2017

Question- Who won the Women’s World Chess Championship titled, 2017, in Tehran, on March 5, 2017?
(a) Tan Zhongyi
(b) Koneru Hampi
(c) Anastasia Savina
(d) Alexandra Kosteniuk
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • 64 Female chess players’ knockout tournament ‘World Chess Championship, 2017’ concludes in Tehran, Iran. (February 10 to March 5, 2017)
  • Competition Results:-
  • Gold Medal-Tan Zhongyi (China)
  • Silver Medal-Ana Muzychuk (Ukraine)
  • Bronze medal-Harika Dronavalli (India)
  • Bronze Medal-Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia)
  • Tan won the Grand Prix (GM) title after winning this championship

Related Links:-
http://tehran2017.fide.com/en/component/content/article/1-news-en/324-tan-zhongyi-china-becomes-the-16th-womens-world-chess-champion-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women’s_World_Chess_Championship_2017

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