Anand's wife Aruna described him as a great support to the celebrated chess player.
Game between alleged cheater and IM Irene Sukandar was watched online by 1.25 mn simultaneously, a record.
Leon Luke Mendonca emerged victorious in the 2nd Kumania GM chess tournament in Hungary, with a score of 6.5 points from nine rounds.
The AICF also has plans to give a push to the schools programme, which secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said would be focussed on government schools and will involve upto 700 teachers.
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.
Sanjay Kapoor, representing Uttar Pradesh Chess Association, defeated incumbent PR Venketrama Raja in a close contest. Kapoor received 33 votes as against 31 of Raja.
As per Chess.com, Sarin has played over 30,000 games on its website, of which 28,000 have been in the bullet and blitz formats – both popular short-format games in which he is considered among the best in the world.
Leon Mendonca achieved his first Grandmaster norm at the Rigo Chess GM Round Robin in October while the second came in Budapest in November and the final one at the Vergani Cup in Italy.
In an interview with The Indian Express, 51-year-old former world champion Viswanathan Anand talks about why Classical chess may go the way of Test cricket, but stops short of predicting the future in a pandemic-stricken world.
Nihal Sarin drew the first game before winning the second to secure a final berth. He will take on Armenian Grandmaster Shant Sargsyan in the title clash.
Anand is known to be fiercely protective of his privacy but insists that the movie will open a window to his personal life and debunk the notion that “chess players are from an alien planet”.
According to reports, Srinath Narayanan had to pay customs duty of Rs 6,300 to get the gold medal which he won in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad in August this year.
According to the central government notification, medals and trophies won by Indian sports team members for participating in international tournaments are exempt from customs duties.
Despite her achievements, Koneru Humpy has been subjected to discrimination in the chess world and believes unified tournaments are the way to go.
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.
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.
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.
The top-seeded Indian women's team on Friday stormed into the semifinals of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Cup 2020 Championship, while their male counterparts eked out a fighting win over Mongolia to secure the last four berth.
The tournament will conclude with the finals on October 25.
India enjoyed an unbeaten day with a win and two draws to move up to fourth place after six rounds in the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship for men on Friday.
The infamous incident, that took place in Strasbourg in France last year, resulted in Igors Rausis being stripped of his title and banned from international chess for a record six years.
The Indian women's chess team endured mixed fortunes, winning the first two matches before being upstaged by Iran at the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship on Sunday.
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand praised Nihal Sarin, saying, "he is one of the world's fastest juniors, and this result confirms it."
The Indian squad is the highest ranked among the 39 teams and is the top seed followed by Kazakhstan and Iran, who are expected to provide stiff challenge.
Harikrishna, the India No. 2, who had pulled off an upset win over Carlsen in Blitz-1, could not reproduce the good form and went down in the sixth round of Blitz-2 in a 47-move encounter.