Sep 3, 2005

One-horse RACE

RAKESH RAO MORE than the placing and prizes, the National `B' chess championship is all about being in ...

Briefing

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The 14 Players

Rakesh Rao 1. R. B. Ramesh: Seeded 1; Rating 2464; Performance of 2601 against opponents with an average rating of 2350; A gain of 19 ...

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Home team remains the perfect host

ZIMBABWE has lost six of the eight Tests that it played in since April 2004 — two each to Sri Lanka, South Africa and recently New Zealand. And ...

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A nerve-wracking contest

GULU EZEKIEL THE legend of Victor Trumper, whom many Australian cricket lovers swear was the greatest ...

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Back at the centre of attention

TED CORBETT AUGUST 15. The revival of interest in the old game is not just in the 23,000 people to see ...

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Deepan Chakkravarthy

11. Deepan Chakkravarthy: Seeded 2; Rating 2465; Performance of 2451 against opponents with an average rating of 2276. A loss of three rating ...

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Arghyadip Das

12. Arghyadip Das: Seeded 5; Rating 2431; Performance of 2411 against opponents with an average rating of 2253. A loss of three rating points.

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S. Arun Prasad

10. S. Arun Prasad: Seeded 25; Rating 2374; Performance of 2410 against opponents with an average rating of 2235. A gain of eight rating points.

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Sriram Jha

9. Sriram Jha: Seeded 4; Rating 2437; Performance of 2506 against opponents with an average rating of 2295. A gain of nine rating points.

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Lanka Ravi

8. Lanka Ravi: Seeded 7; Rating 2414; Performance of 2448 against opponents with an average rating of 2273. A gain of five rating points.

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Himanshu Sharma

6. Himanshu Sharma: Seeded 26; Rating 2373; Performance of 2448 against opponents with an average rating of 2273. A gain of 18 rating points.

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M. S. Thej Kumar

7. M. S. Thej Kumar: Seeded 15; Rating 2386; Performance of 2426 against opponents with an average rating of 2251; A gain of 11 rating points.

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P. D. S. Girinath

5. P. D. S. Girinath: Seeded 18; Rating 2383; Performance of 2444 against opponents with an average rating of 2269. A gain of nine rating points.

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B. S. Shivanandan

4. B. S. Shivanandan: Seeded 3; Rating 2464; Performance of 2474 against opponents with an average rating of 2316; A gain of one rating point.

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Vikramaditya Kamble

3. Vikramaditya Kamble: Seeded 20; Rating 2383; Performance of 2470 against opponents with an average rating of 2295; A gain of 22 rating points.

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Diwakar Prasad Singh

2. Diwakar Prasad Singh: Seeded 62; Rating 2247; Performance of 2505 against opponents with an average rating of 2330; A gain of 66 rating points.

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The 14 Players

Rakesh Rao 1. R. B. Ramesh: Seeded 1; Rating 2464; Performance of 2601 against opponents with an average rating of 2350; A gain of 19 ...

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Home team remains the perfect host

ZIMBABWE has lost six of the eight Tests that it played in since April 2004 — two each to Sri Lanka, South Africa and recently New Zealand. And ...

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A nerve-wracking contest

GULU EZEKIEL THE legend of Victor Trumper, whom many Australian cricket lovers swear was the greatest ...

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Back at the centre of attention

TED CORBETT AUGUST 15. The revival of interest in the old game is not just in the 23,000 people to see ...

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Messiah of the summer sport

Flintoff is from the age when cricket, and sport in general, had not been engulfed by sombre greats who harped on focus, concentration and ...

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Time spent at GLORIOUS HIGHBURY

WHEN Arsenal recently played their opening match of the League season at home to Newcastle United, they staged a highly nostalgic parade of ...

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Stunning looks, winning tennis

The evolution of Maria Sharapova offers the most compelling evidence yet that the direction which the game has taken, particularly since the ...

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The prim and proper professionals

THERE are many cricket ratings — most of which don't make sense — but if there was a system to pick the most exciting team, India would fail to ...

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Sharapova: a model athlete

ROHIT BRIJNATH A FLEETING visit last week to one planet in the online universe of Maria Sharapova (mariaworld.net), where her career is ...

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A bold step

Sir, — Kudos for making Indian chess and its King (V. Anand) the Cover Story of the August 13th issue of your magazine. It sure requires ...

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Birds of a feather flock together

JOHN BUCHANAN cannot be blamed if he were just exhibiting a desire to live in the past. After all, as noted historian Eric Hobsbawn wrote a few ...