September 04, 2020 8:14 am
"There were these 15-20 second periods when the heartbeat would go through the roof," said Vidit Gujrathi, who is still reeling from the highs of leading India to its first Online Chess Olympiad gold.
August 31, 2020 9:06 am
After an appeal by the Indian team, FIDE decreed that both Russia and India were joint winners of the tournament, the server crash reaffirming that online chess is only a practical alternative, not a foolproof solution.
September 02, 2020 4:57 pm
The Armageddon is the final decisive clincher and at the Online Chess Olympiad, set out the rules as, White gets 5 minutes, Black gets 4, but a draw would suffice for the latter.
August 30, 2020 9:02 am
India, whose previous best finish at the Olympiad was a bronze medal in 2014, are now assured of a first ever gold or silver. This is the first time the tournament is being played in a knockout format.
October 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Both the Indian men and women's teams finished their campaign garnering 16 match points each.
September 27, 2018 11:57 pm
For the Indian men, this was the day when they had to hold themselves but still this is a better result than last time when they were beaten 3.5-.05 by the same team.
September 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Describing the Olympiad as a "temple for chess players", Niklesh said he believes it was the pefect place to propose Colombian player Angela Franco.
September 26, 2018 3:59 pm
Viswanathan Anand was precise in calculation and brilliant in judgement giving away nothing to Ragger who was all at sea defending a difficult position out of the opening on Tuesday evening.
September 25, 2018 4:24 pm
The Indian teams got two match points following the victory as the day produced some individual upsets but the higher ranked teams prevailed.
August 11, 2014 1:05 am
The Russian women defeated China in what was the most awaited clash of the women's section.