India is believed to be the home of chess, which later became popular across the globe. Played with 32 black and white pieces on a board with 64 squares, chess, for its avid followers, is more than a game. It is also believed to help improve concentration and focus.
"The idea was you can play chess anywhere anytime. You don't have to be intelligent to play the game. You become intelligent by playing chess because it rewires your brain. That's why European and American schools have a full fledged scholastic chess programme as part of school curriculum."
Buoyed by a fine performance from B Adhiban, the Indian men will take on local hopefuls Kazakhstan in the sixth round of the World Teams Chess Championship underway in Astana. In second place past the half-way stage, the team as a whole has done remarkably well despite the absence of top stars – V Anand, […]
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.