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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Harikrishna registers his second win at Shenzhen chess Masters

01 Apr 2017

Harikrishna registers his second win at Shenzhen chess Masters

Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala beat England's Michael Adams at the Shenzhen Masters, to bounce back from his loss in the previous match against Chinese player Yangyi Yu.