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FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners

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.

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: R Praggnanandhaa shines for India

24 Aug 2020

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.

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

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.

World Youth Chess Championship: Praggnanandhaa claims U-18 gold

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.

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

29 Aug 2019

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

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

Indian chess players to be trained by Vladimir Kramnik

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.

Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

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

14 Nov 2018

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.

Chess Olympiad 2018: All you need to know

25 Sep 2018

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.

Chess: 5 strategies to improve your performance

04 Sep 2018

Chess: 5 strategies to improve your performance

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

Visually-challenged Soundarya Pradhan brings glory to India

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.

The mad genius of Mikhail Tal

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.

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

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.

Vaishali R becomes India's latest Woman Grandmaster

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

11 Aug 2018

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.

The first Indian Grandmaster: Vishwanathan Anand

10 Aug 2018

The first Indian Grandmaster: Vishwanathan Anand

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

The Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen, genius redefined

10 Aug 2018

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

07 Aug 2018

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.

Garry Kasparov: The chess player who broke all records

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.

Explainer: The rules of classical chess

04 Aug 2018

Explainer: The rules of classical chess

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

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

01 Aug 2018

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

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

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

30 Jul 2018

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.

5 best chess games of all time

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.

Chess records that might never get broken

28 Jul 2018

Chess records that might never get broken

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

5 best Chess players from India

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.

These are the best chess players of all time

18 Jul 2018

These are the best chess players of all time

Chess is a unique game in its own accord.

Know everything about India's youngest Grandmaster

24 Jun 2018

Know everything about India's youngest Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa became the world's second youngest Grandmaster as he achieved this feat at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days.

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

28 Dec 2017

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.

Saudi Araba denies visa to Israeli chess players

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.

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

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.

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

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.

Anand ousted by Anton Kovalyov; Karjakin crashes out as well

08 Sep 2017

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.

Vishwanathan Anand, SP Sethuraman ease into second round

06 Sep 2017

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.

Chess World Cup to start today

02 Sep 2017

Chess World Cup to start today

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

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

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.

The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

14 Aug 2017

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.

Viswanathan Anand takes a break to focus on World Cup

22 Jul 2017

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.