The All India Chess Federation (AICF) informed about its decision on Monday. The postponed events are national junior, national school and national sub-junior championships.
In the open section, P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian in the tournament, ended at the 84th spot, while Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi was the best performer from the country with an 18th-place finish in the category.
Defending Champion Koneru Humpy finished with 7.5 points in the women's section of the World Rapid Chess Championship 2021. The highest-ranked Indian P Harikrishna ended 99th with 6.5 points in the open section.
Defending champion Koneru Humpy is currently in the joint second spot at the World Rapid Chess Championship 2021 after posting three victories in a row in Warsaw in Poland. R Vaishali and Padmini Rout are the next best Indians.
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18-year old Arjun Erigaisi started in a brilliant manner and won all of his first nine games before slipping up.
India's Dronavalli Harika was tied for a joint third spot with Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine but eventually settled for fifth place on the basis of the tie-break score.
Maharashtra's Sankalp Gupta also touched the 2500 Elo rating mark during the tournament.
A couple of sub-optimal moves from Dronavalli Harika were enough to let the victory slip away. She and Pogonina split the point in a dead equal position.
India no.3 P Harikrishna beat Armenia’s Sergey Movsesian in 56 moves in a Ruy Lopez game late on Saturday. He is among a bunch of players with 2.5 points.
The Grand Swiss tournament and Women’s Grand Swiss 2021 are part of the qualifications for the 2021-23 World Championship cycle. The top two finishers will qualify for the Candidates Tournament in 2022.
Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.
Earlier in the fourth round, India lost 1-3 to top-seeded Russia late on Tuesday. India will play Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.
India are currently placed at third with 4.5 points while Russia and Armenia occupy the top two spots. India will play Armenia on Tuesday.
In other opening-round matches in Pool A, Russia trounced Spain 4-0 and Armenia edged out France 2.5-1.5. India plays Spain in the second round.
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a world champion in future.
On the final day of the league phase, India posted wins over Hungary and Moldova before sharing honours with Slovenia
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