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Tag: Chess

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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.

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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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Chess And Snakes & Ladders: Know How India Invented Two Of The Most Popular Games
Chess And Snakes & Ladders: Know How India Invented Two Of The Most Popular Games

Around 1500 years of its known existence, chess has been seen as a metaphor for human relations, an instrument of military strategy, and a criterion for genius minds as chess…

Leon Mendonca Becomes India's 67th Chess Grandmaster

New Delhi: Leon Mendonca on Thursday became India’s 67th Grandmaster (GM), achieving his third GM in three months. Mendonca, 14, was stranded in Europe with his father in March due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, played 16 tournaments in three months, this improving his Elo rating by 140 points. The All India Chess […]

Online Chess: Viswanathan Anand Rested As India Lose To China

Chennai: India continued their shoddy show losing 1.5.-2.5 to title contenders and top seed China in the ninth round of FIDE-Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Saturday. With former world champion Viswanathan Anand resting, the Indian team managed to hold their own against the favourites before Yu Yangyi subdued B Adhiban with black pieces to secure […]

Anand, Humpy To Lead Indian Challenge In Chess Olympiad

Chennai: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Moscow in August with the legendary Vladimir Kramnik set to train the men’s squad. World number two Koneru Humpy will be the spearhead among Indian women in the biennial event that is likely to see […]

Indian Chess Grand Master Humpy Ranked World No 2

Chennai: Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion and Indian chess Grand Master (GM) Koneru Humpy jumped to second spot leaving behind World Women’s Chess Champion Ju Wenjun in global chess body FIDE’s March month’s overall ranking. Humpy won the prestigious Cairns Cup last month. Meanwhile Indian female chess players are keeping the nation’s flag flying high […]

Don't Even Want To Imagine Kobe And Gianna's Last Moments: Anand

Kolkata: Basketball great Kobe Bryant’s shocking death shook Viswanathan Anand like everyone else, but the fact that he breathed his last along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is what made the tragedy unimaginable to the chess legend. Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas […]

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy Becomes Women's World Rapid Champion

Moscow: Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claimed the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship title after drawing the Armageddon game against Lei Tingjie of China here. The 32-year-old Indian made a stunning comeback, winning the 12th and final round game against another Chinese Tang Zhongyi, to force the tie breaker against Tingjie. “When I started my first […]

Goa's International Chess Tournament To Be Renamed After Manohar Parrikar

Panaji: Goa will dedicate future editions of an annual international chess competition which the state has been hosting for two years now, to former Chief Minister the late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. “The international annual chess competition will be held in the name of our late CM Manohar Parrikar, who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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

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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