World Chess Championship: News

17 Sep 2022


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

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

29 Nov 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

Carlsen defeats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess Championship

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, who has been the undisputed king of chess since winning the World Championship from Vishwanathan Anand, managed to retain his position on top after beating American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers.

14 Nov 2018

Magnus Carlsen

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.

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.

01 Aug 2018


The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

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

30 Jul 2018

Magnus Carlsen

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.

28 Dec 2017

Swiss Open

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.

21 Dec 2017


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.

05 Oct 2016


Aakanksha Hagawane creates history, wins under-16 World Chess Championship

India's Aakanksha Hagawane created history as she won the Under-16 World Youth Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.