सामयिक विषय: Chess

london classic chess 2016

London Chess Classic 2016

Question: Who has won the title of the recently held London Chess Classic 2016 tournament?
(a) Faliano Mruana
(b) Viswanathan Anand
(c) Wesley So
(d) Magnus Carlsen
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • The 2016 edition of the London Chess Classic was held on 18 December 2016 .
  • Wesley So has won the title of the London Chess Classic 2016 tournament.
  • He scored 36 points in the tournament.
  • Viswanathan Anand drew his last round game against Vladimir Kramnik and finished fourth in the tournament.

Reference:
http://www.londonchessclassic.com/gct/gct_standings.htm
http://www.londonchessclassic.com/gct/gct_standings.htm

World Chess Championship

World Chess Championship-2016

Question: Who among the following has won the World Chess Championship-2016?
(a) Magnus Carlsen
(b) Sergey Karjakin
(c) Viswanathan Anand
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 30 November 2016;Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York City, USA.
  • Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin to retain the World Chess Champion title.
  • It’s the third time that Carlsen has won the championship.
  • He has reigned as world champion since 2013.
  • Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster.
  • The World Chess Championship is played to determine the World Champion in chess.

Reference:
http://www.businessinsider.in/Magnus-Carlsen-wins-the-2016-World-Championship/articleshow/55716282.cms

The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament 2016

Hoogeveen Chess Tournament-2016

Question: Name the Indian player who recently created history at the Hoogeveen International chess tournament by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open?
(a) Sahaj Grover
(b) S.L Narayanan
(c) Sandipan Chanda
(d) Abhijeet Gupta
Ans: (d)
Related facts:

  • From15 October to 22 October 2016; Hoogeveen Chess Tournament was held at the Dutch hamlet.
  • Grandmaster and Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta created history by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open..
  • Abhijeet Gupta scored 7.5 points out of a possible nine to win the title solely ahead of second placed Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda.
  • Third and fourth places were also bagged by M R Lalith Babu and M Shyam Sundar respectively.

Reference:
http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/en/20th-hoogeveen-chess-tournament-2016
http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/en/pairings-open

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