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Saturday, May 21, 2022



Yuri Averbakh, chess’ first centenarian grandmaster, dies at 100

May 10, 2022 12:25 pm

His death was announced on the site of the International Chess Federation, the game’s governing body. No cause was given.

Chinmay Jagga wins U-17 chess tournament

April 11, 2022 8:30 am

In the boys' category, Chinmay Jagga of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School won in the under-17 category by scoring 4.5 out of 5 points while Pranav Bansal of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School won in the under-13 category by scoring the same points.

Chennai set to host 44th Chess Olympiad

March 16, 2022 12:56 am

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial team event, in which teams from some 190 countries compete for honours over a two-week period.

Chess player Anwesh Upadhyaya safely returns home from war-torn Ukraine

March 10, 2022 9:09 pm

Anwesh had moved to Ukraine in 2012 to pursue medicine and also take part in tournaments.

Indian GM S L Narayanan wins Cattolica International Open chess tourney; Praggnanandhaa finishes second

March 08, 2022 10:30 pm

Narayanan and six others, including Praggnanandhaa, finished equal first on 6.5 points after nine rounds. However, Narayanan took the top spot on the basis of a better tie-break score.

FIDE can’t be neutral when somebody (Russia) is invading a sovereign country: Nigel Short

March 08, 2022 7:15 am

British GM and FIDE vice-president Nigel Short's personal opinion is that Putin's view that Ukraine doesn't exist as an entity is a minority view, and one of a dictator. FIDE Vice President says chess couldn't have just sat tight.

India to bid to host this year's Chess Olympiad

February 26, 2022 9:34 pm

FIDE is said to be already working on finding alternative dates and locations for these events.

Indian chess player Anwesh Upadhyaya stuck in Ukraine, says situation scary

February 25, 2022 2:53 pm

The 30-year old, who is doing apprenticeship in gastroenterology at a Kyiv hospital, had planned to return to India in March. But with Russia launching military operations on Thursday, flights have been suspended and he is unsure of what is in store.

Praggnanandhaa finishes 11th in Airthings Masters, misses out on quarterfinals

February 23, 2022 6:12 pm

The 16-year-old started the final day of the preliminary rounds with a draw against German Vincent Keymer in round 13 before going down to Hans Mokko Niemann (USA) in the next.

Indian GM Lalith Babu wins tournament in Czech Republic

January 23, 2022 5:27 pm

It was a third straight title for Lalith Babu. He had previously won in Thailand, followed by one in Italy.