Chess: News

04 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Garry Kasparov issues clarification after viral post on Rahul Gandhi 

Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has issued a clarification after his post on X advising Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to "first win Rae Bareli before challenging for the top" went viral.

22 Apr 2024

Vishwanathan Anand

Gukesh becomes youngest to clinch Candidates tournament: Decoding career achievements

India's chess sensation D Gukesh clinched the FIDE Candidates 2024 tournament in Toronto.

03 Jan 2024


Chess player fined €100 for wearing Burberry sporty sneakers

Dutch chess whiz Anna-Maja Kazarian, ranked 7,765 worldwide, got slammed with a €100 (Rs. 9,130 approx.) fine by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) for rocking Burberry sneakers that were a tad too "sporty" at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships.

27 Dec 2023


Chinese chess champion banned for defecating on public property

Yan Chenglong, a 48-year-old national Xiangqi (Chinese chess) champion, has lost his title and been banned from playing for a year due to inappropriate behavior.

Chess grandmaster Praggnanandhaa partners with ISRO to promote science

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath announced on Monday that chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa will team up with the space agency to inspire young people in science and technology.

24 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Praggnanandhaa falls short in Chess World Cup final: Top reactions

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday. The two-game classical series ended in a draw before Carlsen defeated Praggnanandhaa in the tiebreaker.

24 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

R Praggnanandhaa: Decoding his career achievements

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa fell short versus world number one, Magnus Carlsen, in the Chess World Cup final.

24 Aug 2023

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen beats Praggnanandhaa to win FIDE Chess World Cup: Stats

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday.

24 Aug 2023


5 Hollywood movies to watch if you love chess

Beyond the 64 squares and 32 pieces of the chess board lies intriguing strategies and intense psychological battles that have fascinated the world for ages now.

23 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Chess WC final: Praggnanandhaa 1-1 Carlsen; here's what happens next

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa could enter the record books on August 24.

23 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

FIDE World Cup: All you need to know about Praggnanandhaa

Chess teen prodigy from India, R Praggnanandhaa is up against five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen for the title of the FIDE World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

21 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa becomes third-youngest to reach Candidates Tournament 

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa upset world number three, Fabiano Caruana, 3.5-2.5 through the tie-break to reach the finals of the 2023 Chess World Cup.

04 Aug 2023

Vishwanathan Anand

Gukesh displaces Viswanathan Anand to become India's top-ranked chess player

17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh has overtaken the legendary Viswanathan Anand to become India's top-ranked chess player.

21 Oct 2022

Magnus Carlsen

American GM Hans Niemann sues Magnus Carlsen, Here's why

US chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has filed a $100 million lawsuit against world champion Magnus Carlsen after accusing him of cheating.

17 Oct 2022

Magnus Carlsen

Who is Indian chess player Dommaraju Gukesh?

Indian teenager Dommaraju Gukesh on Sunday outfoxed five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing Aimchess Rapid online tournament.

05 Oct 2022

Magnus Carlsen

Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann cheated in over 100 matches: Report

According to an investigation conducted by, American chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has cheated "more than 100 times" in the past.

27 Sep 2022

Magnus Carlsen

Chess, Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating: Details here

Chess star Magnus Carlsen accused his American rival Hans Niemann of cheating on Monday.

20 Sep 2022

Magnus Carlsen

Chess: Did Niemann cheat against Magnus Carlsen? All we know

In a major development, reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from a Julius Baer Generation Cup match against America's Hans Niemann after making the opening move.

Pranav Anand has become India's 76th Chess Grandmaster: Details here

Bengaluru teenager Pranav Anand is now India's 76th Grandmaster.

10 Aug 2022


India 2 win bronze medal in Chess Olympiad: Details here

The Indian chess men's B and women's A team won the bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.

24 Jul 2022


Russia: Chess robot goes rogue, breaks 7-year-old child's finger mid-play

An "android's gambit" by a chess-playing robot in Russia broke the finger of a player.

20 Jul 2022


Know everything about International Chess Day 2022

Observed every year on July 20, International Chess Day is celebrated to honor the oldest and most popular game in the world.

21 May 2022


Chessable Masters: India's Praggnanandhaa upsets world champion Magnus Carlsen

Indian Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Chessable Masters, the online rapid chess tournament, on Friday.

21 Feb 2022

Magnus Carlsen

Airthings Masters: 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa beats World Champion Magnus Carlsen

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa (16) on Monday defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters rapid chess tournament.

03 Jan 2022


No cash, no job: Disabled chess player accuses Punjab government

Disabled chess player Malika Handa said on Sunday that the Punjab administration told her she could not get a job or a monetary reward as promised.

27 Aug 2021


Indian GM Sethuraman wins Barcelona Open, K Murali finishes third

Indian Grandmaster SP Sethuraman won the Barcelona Open chess tournament title in Barcelona while compatriot Karthikeyan Murali finished third in the tournament.

17 Jul 2021

Nihal Sarin

Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban, Sarin advance to third round

Indian Grandmasters R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban, and Nihal Sarin sailed into the third round of the men's event in the FIDE Chess World Cup in Sochi on Friday.

14 Jul 2021

Nihal Sarin

Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, Iniyan enter second round

India's young stars R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, and P Iniyan advanced to the second round of the men's event in the FIDE World Cup chess tournament in Russia on Tuesday.

12 Jul 2021

Vishwanathan Anand

Anand beats Kasparov, finishes second in Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand finished second in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour in Zagreb on Sunday with an impressive performance, accentuated by his two victories over long-time rival Garry Kasparov.

09 Jul 2021

Vishwanathan Anand

Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Anand held to draw in sixth-round

Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russia's Alexander Grischuk in the sixth round of the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament on Thursday.

08 Jul 2021

Viswanathan Anand

Mixed fortunes for Anand in Croatia Grand Chess Tour event

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand started with a fluent win over Dutch Grandmaster Jorden van Foreest before faltering against France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the second round of the rapid event in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament that began in Zagreb on Wednesday.

02 Jul 2021

New Jersey

Chess: Here is the journey of youngest Grandmaster Abhimanyu Mishra

Youngster Abhimanyu Mishra has become the world's youngest chess Grandmaster.

14 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan quits chess-match against Viswanathan Anand before end time

Some days back, we reported that Aamir Khan will play a chess game against ex-champion Viswanathan Anand to raise COVID-19 funds.

14 Dec 2020

Viswanathan Anand

Aanand L Rai to direct chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai is all set to co-produce and direct an upcoming biopic on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

05 Dec 2020


Chess Olympiad-winning Indian team paid custom duty: Here's why

A 12-member Indian team bagged its first-ever gold medal at the FIDE (International Chess Federation) Online Chess Olympiad in August 2020.

30 Aug 2020


FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners

India and Russia were declared as the joint winners of the 2020 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.

24 Aug 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: R Praggnanandhaa shines for India

15-year-old Indian chess sensation R Praggnanandhaa starred for the nation in the ongoing FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.

22 Apr 2020


Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's contingent in the upcoming online Nations Cup.

13 Oct 2019


World Youth Chess Championship: Praggnanandhaa claims U-18 gold

India's R Praggnanandhaa clinched the World Youth Chess Championship, claiming the coveted gold in the Under-18 Open category in Mumbai.

29 Aug 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: India's 64th GM Prithu Gupta on his chess journey

15-year-old Prithu Gupta is enigmatic, intelligent and mature.

22 Jul 2019


Indian chess players to be trained by Vladimir Kramnik

In an interesting development, former world champion and legend Vladimir Kramnik will train six Indian chess players in Geneva from August 14 to 25.

20 Jul 2019


Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

India have a new Grandmaster, 15-year-old Prithu Gupta.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen-Caruana draw fourth match amid video controversy

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his title against America's Caruana and the 12-match game is yet to produce a leader.

25 Sep 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

Chess Olympiad 2018: All you need to know

2018 Chess Olympiad, the 43rd edition of the tournament, kick-started on September 23 and will go on till October 6.

04 Sep 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

Chess: 5 strategies to improve your performance

Chess is a game of the mind, which can only be won by out-thinking your opponent.

24 Aug 2018


Visually-challenged Soundarya Pradhan brings glory to India

India's Soundarya Pradhan won the silver medal in the World Juniors (Chess) for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

19 Aug 2018


The mad genius of Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal was the 8th Chess World Champion. The Soviet Grandmaster is widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players in the world.

15 Aug 2018


Chess: 14-year-old Nihal Sarin has become India's newest Grandmaster

Nihal Sarin has become India's 53rd Grandmaster after drawing in the eighth round of the Abu Dhabi masters against Uzbekistan's Temur Kuybokarov.

13 Aug 2018


Vaishali R becomes India's latest Woman Grandmaster

The sister of R Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali R, became India's latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) after earning her third and final WGM norm at Riga Technical University Open at Latvia.

Indian chess prodigy Shreyas granted right to stay in UK

Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy, and his family were sent a letter by the United Kingdom Home Ministry, asking them to leave the country by September 10.

10 Aug 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

The first Indian Grandmaster: Vishwanathan Anand

One of the greatest chess players ever, Vishwanathan Anand has won everything a player can think of.

10 Aug 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

The Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen, genius redefined

Magnus Carlsen has rightly been called the 'Mozart of Chess'.

9-year-old India chess prodigy asked to leave UK

Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy, and his family have been sent a letter by the UK Home Ministry, asking them to leave the United Kingdom by September 10.

06 Aug 2018


Garry Kasparov: The chess player who broke all records

Considered by many as the greatest chess player who ever lived, Garry Kasparov is a genius par excellence.

04 Aug 2018


Explainer: The rules of classical chess

Chess, as the game we know today, evolved in the 15th century in Europe.

01 Aug 2018

US Government

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

American chess icon, Bobby Fischer, is one of the greatest chess players of all time.

30 Jul 2018

Viswanathan Anand

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

29 Jul 2018


5 best chess games of all time

In the history of chess, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of masterpieces that can be studied to learn the beauty of the game.

28 Jul 2018

Magnus Carlsen

Chess records that might never get broken

One of the oldest and most complicated games ever invented, chess has a rich and varied legacy.

22 Jul 2018


5 best Chess players from India

Chess is said to have originated in India and then sent to Europe via the Arab world.

18 Jul 2018


These are the best chess players of all time

Chess is a unique game in its own accord.

28 Dec 2017

Vishwanathan Anand

Vishwanathan Anand beats World No.1 Magnus Carlsen in World Rapids

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand stunned the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen at the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh.

28 Dec 2017


Saudi Araba denies visa to Israeli chess players

Saudi Arabia has sparked controversy by denying visas to seven Israeli players who were to participate in the ongoing King Salman Rapid and Blitz World Chess Championship in Riyadh.

21 Dec 2017

Viswanathan Anand

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

The world of chess has been left stunned after the FIDE 2018 World Chess Championship unveiled its logo. It looks like a 'Kama Sutra' logo, at best.

07 Dec 2017


Google's AI engine self-learns chess in 4hours, beats leading program

Google has claimed that its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence (AI) program has defeated Stockfish 8, the world's leading specialist software, in chess.

08 Sep 2017

Vishwanathan Anand

Anand ousted by Anton Kovalyov; Karjakin crashes out as well

On Thursday, Canadian World No. 109 Anton Kovalyov knocked out Indian chess mastermind Vishwanathan Anand in the second round of the World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia.

06 Sep 2017

Viswanathan Anand

Vishwanathan Anand, SP Sethuraman ease into second round

On Monday, chess mastermind Viswanathan Anand secured his place in the second round by holding Malaysia's Li Tian Yeoh to a draw at the ongoing Chess World Cup in Tbilisi.

02 Sep 2017


Chess World Cup to start today

They say, 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going.'

22 Aug 2017


Meet Praggnanandhaa, India's 12 year-old chess prodigy

Recently, Praggnanandhaa, who is only 12 years old, became the youngest chess player ever to cross 2500 FIDE-rating points.

14 Aug 2017

Viswanathan Anand

The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

The game of 64 squares is back in the spotlight, as its greatest champion returns to centre stage.

22 Jul 2017

Roger Federer

Viswanathan Anand takes a break to focus on World Cup

Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand is taking some time off as he wants to to focus on the next month's Rapid & Blitz Chess tournament in St Louis.