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Viswanathan Anand’s father dies

April 15, 2021 12:14:58 pm

Anand's wife Aruna described him as a great support to the celebrated chess player.

‘Cheater’ vs challenger goes viral

April 4, 2021 9:36:41 pm

Game between alleged cheater and IM Irene Sukandar was watched online by 1.25 mn simultaneously, a record.

Young Indian GM Leon Mendonca wins 2nd Kumania GM tournament in Hungary

March 26, 2021 5:29:03 pm

Leon Luke Mendonca emerged victorious in the 2nd Kumania GM chess tournament in Hungary, with a score of 6.5 points from nine rounds.

AICF to start Indian Chess League

February 15, 2021 9:15:31 pm

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.

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

January 9, 2021 11:59:26 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.

Sanjay Kapoor elected AICF President, Bharat Chauhan retains secretary’s post

January 4, 2021 8:36:07 pm

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.

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‘Stayed up till 1 am to take on players from other time zones’: Chess prodigy Nihal Sarin

January 2, 2021 10:47:06 am

As per, 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.

Goa’s 14-year-old Leon Mendonca becomes India’s 67th Grandmaster

December 31, 2020 2:22:13 pm

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.

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Vishy Anand fears Classical chess could go the Test cricket way; talks about upcoming film on him

December 25, 2020 7:52:05 am

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.

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Nihal Sarin enters finals of Online World Youth and Cadet Rapid C’ships

December 22, 2020 8:21:04 pm

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.

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Biopic coming, Viswanathan Anand opens up: ‘Chess players not from alien planet’

December 19, 2020 12:22:25 pm

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”.

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Kiren Rijiju steps in after chess player asked to pay customs on gold medal

December 5, 2020 6:14:54 pm

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.

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Chess Olympiad winning team India asked to pay custom duty on gold medals

December 4, 2020 11:27:25 am

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.

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

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

November 22, 2020 8:27:55 pm

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

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Skilling Open Chess: Vidit Gujrathi to open campaign against Firouzja

November 21, 2020 7:18:30 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 8:21:58 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 4:32:12 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 men and women enter semifinals

October 23, 2020 4:06:47 pm

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.

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

October 18, 2020 10:31:59 pm

The tournament will conclude with the finals on October 25.

Asian Online Team Chess: Indian men in 4th spot after six rounds

October 16, 2020 6:16:10 pm

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.

Igors Rausis: Chess cheat resurfaces after an infamous toilet break

October 14, 2020 8:00:53 am

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.

Indian women win 2 matches, later go down to Iran in Asian Online Team Championship

October 11, 2020 5:02:55 pm

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.

India’s Nihal Sarin wins Junior Speed Chess Championship

October 11, 2020 12:37:03 pm

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand praised Nihal Sarin, saying, "he is one of the world's fastest juniors, and this result confirms it."

Asian Online Chess: India start favourites in both men’s and women’s events

October 9, 2020 10:18:03 pm

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.

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Harikrishna finishes seventh, Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So emerge joint winners

September 20, 2020 12:32:06 pm

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.