Tag: Chess

Arjun Erigaisi
Indian GM Erigaisi shocks Magnus Carlsen in Aimchess Rapid tourney

The win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen in the seventh round early on Sunday was the Indian's first over the world champion.

  • Sunday, 16 October 2022
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen decides not to defend his title
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen decides not to defend his title

Carlsen won his first title in 2013 by beating India's Viswanathan Anand in Chennai.

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022
16-Year-Old Indian Chess GM Praggnanandhaa Shocks World No. 1 Carlsen
Chessable Masters: Indian GM Praggnanandhaa shocks Anish Giri, meets Ding Liren in final

For the top prize, Praggnanadhaa will take on world No.2 Ding Liren of China, who shocked world No.1 Magnus Carlsen 2.5-1.5 in the other semifinal clash.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Indian GM Praggnanandhaa sails into semifinals of Chessable Masters
Indian GM Praggnanandhaa sails into semifinals of Chessable Masters

The 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa will take on Anish Giri (the Netherlands) in the semifinals. World No.1 Magnus Carlsen will take on China's Ding Liren in the other semifinal clash.

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022
International Chess Federation
FIDE Condemns Russia, Cancels Sponsorship Deals With Russian, Belarusian Firms

In a statement issued, the international chess body expressing its grave concern about the military action started by Russia in Ukraine said, "FIDE stands united against wars as well as condemns any use of military means to resolve political conflicts.

  • Monday, 28 February 2022
‘Feeling Hurt’
WATCH: World Chess Champion Malika Handa Alleges Punjab Government Apathy

Specially-abled World Chess Champion Malika Handa on Sunday (Jan 2) slammed Punjab government in a video alleging apathy and negligence. Punjab’s Sports Minister Pargat Singh allegedly informed her recently that the state cannot give her cash reward or a job as the government doesn’t have any such policy for a deaf and mute person.

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  • Monday, 03 January 2022
AICF Announces Indian Chess League In June Next Year
AICF Announces Indian Chess League In June Next Year

The AICF has roped in Gameplan Sports Private Limited as the official rights holder to hold, organise, promote and market the Indian Chess League.

  • Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Anand unhappy with constant zigzagging of chess formats

Kolkata: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is not happy with the constant zigzagging of formats, saying that he finds it ‘unhelpful’. Here for the Rapid and Blitz competitions in the Tata Steel Chess India 2018, Anand suggested separate seasons for the three sections after ending day one of blitz, leading the Indian charge alongwith Grandmaster […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
GM Abhimanyu Mishra
The Making Of World's Youngest Chess GM Abhimanyu Mishra

Even as the chess world is raising a toast for the 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra, an Indian origin American for becoming the youngest GM in the world, there are two Tamil Nadu connections and a Maharashtra connection for that achievement.

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
Chess Grandmaster
Chess Prodigy Abhimanyu Mishra Becomes Youngest Grandmaster In History

Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest ever chess grandmaster in the world. The chess prodigy has broken Sergey Karjakin's record to become a grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 4 months and 25 days, beating Karjakin by over two months.

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  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Viswanathan Anand
Anand losses in World C'ship but good year for Indian chess

In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at 41st Olympiad

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Viswanathan Anand
Anand to meet Kramnik after the first rest day

On a high after two big wins, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on former challenger and in-form Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fourth round of the Candidates chess tournament here

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
There's no winning without losing: Odisha’s Chess Grandmaster Swayams Mishra

Bhubaneswar: When the State of Odisha was saddened by the massive devastation caused by cyclone Fani, Swayams Mishra brought some joy by becoming India’s 62nd and Odisha’s second Grandmaster after he achieving his third and final GM norm at the Polonia Wroclaw Master Cup, which was held at Poland’s Wrocław between 28th April and 5th […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
AICF plans Indian Chess League as part of Vision 2020

Chennai: Promoting an Indian Chess League (ICL), holding a round-robin event with top Grandmasters (GM) funded by sponsors, creating a separate division for promoting chess in schools, two women round-robin events for securing international title norms and engaging foreign coaches for 15 top junior players are some of the Vision 2020 plans of All India […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Delhi's Prithu becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

New Delhi: Delhi’s Prithu Gupta has become India’s 64th Grandmaster, crossing the Elo threshold of 2500 points after beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019. Gupta, who picked up the sport as a nine-year-old, has achieved the sensational feat at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021