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Chess Olympiad


Team captain Vidit Gujrathi looks back at India’s dramatic shared title at the Online Chess Olympiad

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.

India, Russia share trophy after tech failure at online Chess Olympiad

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.

Explained: Armageddon, the penalty shootout of the chess pieces

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.

India storm into Chess Olympiad final for first time

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.

Indian men finish sixth; women eighth in Chess Olympiad

October 05, 2018 10:23 pm

Both the Indian men and women's teams finished their campaign garnering 16 match points each.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men lose to USA, women recover to beat Poland

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.

WATCH: Chess star Niklesh Jain proposes Colombian player at Chess Olympiad

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.

Chess Olympiad: Viswanathan Anand beats Markus Ragger as Indian men crush Austria 3.5-0.5

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.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men, women start on a winning note

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.

Men rise to sixth, women hammer Netherlands at Chess Olympiad

August 11, 2014 1:05 am

The Russian women defeated China in what was the most awaited clash of the women's section.