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Restrictive undertaking removed by Indian chess body

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has removed the restrictive undertaking that players had to give while registering themselves with the body, which sought to comply with the Competition Commission of India's order.

Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik announces retirement

Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, regarded as one of the strongest players in the world, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from professional competition. 


D Gukesh, latest pre-teen Grandmaster, wants to continue having fun

For Gukesh, next up was state-mate R Praggnanandhaa, who became India's youngest GM last June at 12 years, 10 months and 14 days.

India-born innovator Frederic Friedel gives chess a new buzzword — Woosh

The India-born, a longtime friend of Viswanathan Anand, is now going toe-to-toe with a bunch of tech giants to build his own chess-playing Artificial Intelligence at his home in Hamburg.

India’s D Gukesh becomes the world’s second youngest Grandmaster

D Gukesh became India’s youngest and the world’s second youngest Grandmaster on Tuesday

The Magnus effect: In the land of the midnight sun, chess is 24/7

"Almost everyone in Norway has some relationship to chess nowadays. It’s on TV and in newspapers all the time." A software developer scanned the overflowing room. “It’s bizarre.”


World Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli enters prequarters, Koneru Humpy out

Having drawn the second game of the match as white without achieving much, Harika knew her chances were bright in the tiebreaker as she is known to be a good rapid player.

Viswanathan Anand held by Vladislav Artemiev as Indian challenge ends in Isle of Man

Anand went for a full bloodied battle by pushing his king side pawns early in the game, but the Russian seemed familiar with the setup as he broke through in the centre leading to positions akin to French defense..

Celebrities shouldn't pretend like they have nothing to do with socio-political upheaval, says Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov dominated the chess board like none other in his time. Since retirement, he took up a challenge that was arguably bigger than anything he could have ever faced in his erstwhile career - taking on Vladimir Putin.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men beat Holland; women defeat Peru

The Indian think-tank finally rested Viswanthan Anand, probably saving him for the final contest Friday as they might still have a chance to hit at the medal depending upon how other results shape up.