Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Chess Olympiad


Remembering an older generation of Indian chess champions

August 12, 2022 8:54 am

Bibek Debroy writes: Moheschunder Bannerjee and Mir Sultan Khan were top players decades before the game attained its recent popularity in India

Chess an escape from war for South Sudan's players

August 12, 2022 7:05 am

Newest country in the world, continues to see conflict between the government and rebel groups; Chess players at Olympiad say it is everyday reality

Uzbek chess: More than just Abdusattorov. Triumph at Chess Olympiad is 'Our independence day gift' to Uzbekistan, says coach

August 10, 2022 6:49 pm

‘The victory would be the most historic day in Uzbekistan chess. It’s our independence day gift,’ says Uzbekistan’s coach after they win the Chennai Chess Olympiad.

Pakistan's recall of its Chess Olympiad team is a self-goal

August 11, 2022 12:57 pm

M N Sabharwal and Manish Sabharwal write: By not allowing its players to compete in India, Pakistan state only shows how its Kashmir obsession is harming its people

Posters for Chess Olympiad closing ceremony show President, PM and CM

August 09, 2022 12:09 pm

This comes after the Madras High Court on July 27 directed the state government to include the photographs of the President and Prime Minister in its promotional material, including in print and electronic media.

Tenacious Praggnanandhaa emerges from Gukesh’s shadow at Chess Olympiad

August 09, 2022 7:00 am

Keeps India’s hopes alive with win over Uzbekistan’s Sindarov on day fellow teenager suffers first loss to Abdusattorov.

Chennai traffic police announce diversions ahead of Chess Olympiad closing ceremony

August 08, 2022 12:10 pm

A release from the department stated that there would be slow movement of traffic at EVR Periyar Salai, Central Square, Anna Salai, Raja Muthiaha Salai, and areas in and around Jawaharlal Nehru indoor Stadium.

Chess Olympiad: Praggnanandhaa keeps India in title hunt as top teams prepare for final push

August 08, 2022 7:06 am

In the women’s section, four teams share the lead at 15 points apiece - Poland, India, Kazakhstan and Georgia. It’s like the pile before the last bend of a 1500 metre race.

A brown knight in a veshti, here’s how Chess Olympiad’s mascot ‘Thambi’ was created

August 05, 2022 10:33 am

According to the team, the Thambi statues put up in Chennai are 10.5 feet in height and the chess coins are about 15 feet in height.

The noisy silence of the chess fans: Why are the Chennai fans thronging the Chess Olympiad venue despite endless restrictions?

August 03, 2022 2:24 pm

How do fans watch Chess at the venue when they can’t vocalise emotions? Why are they there when watching live actually hinders the tactical understanding of the moves.