AkshatChandra.com ~ Fabiano Caruana, Candidates 2018
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Highs and lows from the Candidates (Part 2)

  Continuing where we left off in the previous posting: A very sound, strategical win by Wesley over Aronian:   A tactical melee between Aronian and Caruana, in which the American displayed excellent nerves
AkshatChandra.com ~ Candidates 2018
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Recap of the Candidates

The recently concluded Candidates Chess tournament was easily the most exciting and dramatic since the 2013 edition. Several players were in contention to win the tournament till the very end,
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Media Mentions

Some recent coverage of the US National High School Championship and the US Junior Closed Championship.
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Washington International 2014
Sand through my Hands

Rockville, Maryland. That's where I was headed next for the Washington International 2014 chess tournament.  I was extremely excited for this chess tournament, and eager to make amends for the disappointing result at
Akshat Chandra...A Chess Journey
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Achieving the 1st GM Norm!

The Marshall Chess Club organized a GM Norm Invitational tournament from April 04 to April 13. It was a 9 round, 10-player Round-robin, with 6.5 points required for a GM
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Chess in Michigan – October 2013

The final tournament in my 3-tournament October Series was the Annual Fall Chess Festival in Dearborn, Michigan.  After a sub-par performance in my previous two tournaments , I was hoping
Akshat Chandra...A Chess Journey
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Spice Cup 2013

Have you ever met a chess legend?  How about playing in a chess legend's tournament? Well, that's exactly what I was able to do, by playing in this year's Spice
Akshat Chandra...A Chess Journey
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Playing the Czech Open 2012

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vy0mADKcGg] Video Courtesy : Juray Pechac & Michal Novotny, Pardubice Tourism Department, Czech Republic (I'm finally catching up on a great tournament I played last year - The Czech Open) Pardubice!  That was our
Akshat Chandra...A Chess Journey
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Chess in Novi Sad, Serbia

After the Italian leg, it was time to go to Serbia!   Serbia, here I come ! Serbia is a special place for Chess.  Everyone appears to know chess.  Even the cab
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Chess in Braunau, Austria

The final chess tournament of my European Summer 2012 trip was in the small city of Branau Am Inn, Austria.  The weather was great during early August.  The great thing about
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Forni Di Sopra…Scenic Chess

Next stop after Ortisei ... Forni Di Sopra!  Forni Di Sopra is a small, lush village, located in the Dolomite region.  It's very scenic with open views, and a beautiful
Akshat Chandra...A Chess Journey
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Chess in the Paradise of Ortisei!

Our next tournament in June was Server 24 Chess in Ortisei - St. Ulrich. Ortisei is a beautiful small township nestled in a high valley and surrounded by mountains. A