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FIDE president nominates Indian chess legend Anand as part of team to fight elections

May 13, 2022 3:51:59 pm

Anand, a five-time world champion, has been nominated by Dvorkovich as part of his team to fight the forthcoming elections.

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

May 10, 2022 12:25:43 pm

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

Chess Olympiad: India names two teams in open and women’s section, Anand to mentor squad

May 2, 2022 4:40:11 pm

India being the host are entitled to field two teams each -- in Open category as well as women's section for the first-time ever.

A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad begins

April 18, 2022 5:44:10 pm

"The Countdown to the #ChessOlympiad2022 begins! #100daystogo and to mark the occasion find me on livestream looking at some games of the past Chess Olympiads," Anand said in a tweet.

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Indian GM Gukesh wins title at La Roda International tourney

April 18, 2022 12:48:49 pm

The 15-year old GM from Chennai, who remained unbeaten through the nine rounds, defeated Israel's Victor Mikhalevski in the final round late on Sunday to emerge a clear winner ahead of Haik M Martirosyan of Armenia, who secured 7.5 points.

‘It’s tiring’: Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi announces retirement as April fool prank

April 2, 2022 11:06:37 am

Indian Grandmaster and World No 24 Vidit Gujrathi has announced his retirement at the age of 27 as a April fool prank.

With polls around corner, Viswanathan Anand eyes FIDE role

April 2, 2022 8:53:38 am

Five-time world champion throws weight behind the current president Arkady Dvorkovich ahead of elections .

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We feel Olympiad in Chennai will further elevate chess as a significant part of Indian culture: FIDE director general

March 18, 2022 3:19:33 pm

International chess federation (FIDE) director general and Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky spoke to The Indian Express after India was awarded the hosting rights of the 44th Chess Olympiad.

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A timely message, $10m guarantee, sea-facing rooms in Mahabalipuram: How India won bid to host Chess Olympiad

March 17, 2022 8:39:57 pm

The AICF's willingness to leave no stone unturned went in India's favour, according to FIDE's director-general Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky.

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A proud moment says Viswanathan Anand as Chennai chosen to host 44th Olympiad

March 16, 2022 2:10:48 pm

The chess Olympiad would be the second major world event to be held in the country after the World Championship Match in 2013 between Anand and Norwegian Carlsen, the current world No.1.

Chennai set to host 44th Chess Olympiad

March 16, 2022 12:56:41 am

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

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

March 10, 2022 9:09:21 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 8, 2022 10:30:12 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 reject Russian companies because we have diversified sponsor base: director-general Sutovsky

March 8, 2022 3:20:50 pm

Till recently FIDE was dependent on Russian sponsorship. So how could FIDE afford to cut ties with Russian energy giant Gazprom in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis? Director-general Emil Sutovsky gives reasons, fact & figures


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

March 8, 2022 7:15:24 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.

Russia-Ukraine crisis: FIDE bans Russia and Belarus from holding world chess events

February 28, 2022 10:03:34 am

FIDE's ruling also comes just days before the start of the next Grand Prix event in Belgrade, which is due to feature five Russian grandmasters, Andrey Esipenko (replacing Dmitry Andreikin), Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Fedoseev, Nikita Vitiugov and Alexandr Predke.

India to bid to host this year’s Chess Olympiad

February 26, 2022 9:34:09 pm

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

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

February 25, 2022 2:53:08 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.

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

February 23, 2022 6:12:46 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.

Magnus Carlsen struck by after-effects of Covid-19: ‘Every time I tried to think, I blundered’

February 23, 2022 6:11:33 pm

The World Champion’s form has been patchy since day 1 and in an interview after play, he revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19 before the start of the tournament and is still feeling the effects.

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Airthings Masters: Praggnanandhaa follows up win over Carlsen with 2 more victories

February 22, 2022 11:29:01 am

A day after a stunning victory over world No.1 Magnus Carlsen, the 16-year old scored two wins and drew against Nodirbek Abdusattorov early on Tuesday.

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At 16, India’s big chess hope scales first peak, beats his own hero and World No 1 Magnus Carlsen

February 24, 2022 2:46:41 pm

Aggressive from the start, he pushed Carlsen onto the back foot but missed a glorious chance to kill the game in the middle stage. But he regained his wits and bounced back, piling relentless pressure on Carlsen, who cracked and blundered.

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Indian chess ace Dronavalli Harika among players who were sent sexually abusive mail

February 12, 2022 1:31:08 pm

According to reports in the Russian media, some 15 players were the target of sexually abusive mail.

Gujrathi loses to Mamedyarov, Carlsen wins title with a round to spare

January 30, 2022 1:28:07 pm

World No 1 Magnus Carlsen clinched his eighth title in Wijk aan Zee after beating Fabiano Caruana in round 12 late on Saturday.

Legendary Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess players ahead of Asian Games

January 29, 2022 1:03:45 pm

The All India Chess Federation is eyeing a rich medal haul from its players at the Games, which are scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25.