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Is your child playing chess? Allow the freedom to lose

February 02, 2021 6:48 pm

It's okay to push your kid up to a point, not after that. The bottomline should be your child's happiness.

India plays: Time to realise domestic potential of boardgames

January 10, 2021 11:27 am

Recent lockdowns exacerbated the growing demand for board games in the country as people looked for respite from screens and new cultivated family routines.

7 nations, 16 tournaments, numerous tests: How teen Leon Mendonca became a GM

January 09, 2021 11:59 am

Leon and his father Lyndon were stuck in an apartment in Budapest for two months till Leon got a lucky break at a chess festival nearby.

Explained: How new rules define the new normal in Chess

January 14, 2021 12:19 pm

The need for these rules was felt since the pandemic began and various countries went into a lockdown, impeding movement across borders and thus pushing competitive chess into the online sphere.

AICF elections: Sports Code violation flagged from rival camp

December 25, 2020 9:58 pm

All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan challenged the nomination of Venkatrama Raja for the post of president for the elections scheduled on the ground of violation of the Sports Code.

Humpy's Gambit: How Koneru disturbed the male-dominated status quo in chess

November 22, 2020 8:27 pm

Despite her achievements, Koneru Humpy has been subjected to discrimination in the chess world and believes unified tournaments are the way to go.

Skilling Open Chess: Vidit Gujrathi to open campaign against Firouzja

November 21, 2020 7:18 pm

World No.1 Magnus Carlsen heads a star-studded 16-player field for the tournament which is the opening event of the USD 1.5 million Champions Chess Tour.

Leon Mendonca wins in Hungary, earns second GM norm in space of 21 days

November 18, 2020 8:21 pm

The 14-year old player won the First Saturday GM November 2020 event in Budapest to earn his second Grandmaster norm in the space of 21 days. He needs one more norm to earn the GM title.

Asian online chess: India women triumph, men settle for silver

October 25, 2020 4:32 pm

The Indian women’s team claimed a 6-2 win over Indonesia to win the gold but the men’s side settled for silver after losing to Australia in the final of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online chess championship on Sunday.

Asian Online Team Chess: India finishes 6th in preliminary round, qualifies for quarterfinals

October 18, 2020 10:31 pm

The tournament will conclude with the finals on October 25.