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Delhi teenager Prithu Gupta gets GM norm

Delhi teenager Prithu Gupta gets GM norm

Having started playing chess only four years back, Prithu has had a good record, having drawn with world No 23, GM Le QuangLiem (rated 2737 from Vietnam) and GM ItturizagaBonelli Eduardo (rated 2650 from Venezuela).

Mar 20, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
With change of rules and attitude, India to field strongest team at Chess Olympiad

With change of rules and attitude, India to field strongest team at Chess Olympiad

The five-member Indian men's team at the Olympiad will be spearheaded by five-time World Champion and presently the World No.10 Grand Master Viswanathan Anand.

Mar 20, 2018, 10:11 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial Rapid Chess

Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial Rapid Chess

Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk and Daniil Dubov of Russia and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States enroute to his final score.

Mar 05, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi win Round 6 of Pro Chess League, maintain top spot on points table

Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi win Round 6 of Pro Chess League, maintain top spot on points table

World rapid chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi helped Mumbai Movers to hold on to their top position at the points tally in the Eastern Division of the Pro-Chess league on Thursday.

Feb 16, 2018, 10:09 AM IST
GM Vidit Gujrathi wins Tata Steel Challengers 2018 in Netherlands

GM Vidit Gujrathi wins Tata Steel Challengers 2018 in Netherlands

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi has won Tata Steel Chess Challengers 2018, held at Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from January 12 to 28.

Jan 29, 2018, 20:08 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand shines in victory over Gawain Jones in Tata Steel Masters

Viswanathan Anand shines in victory over Gawain Jones in Tata Steel Masters

World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Gawain Jones of England and moved to fifth spot after the end of the 10th round of Tata Steel Masters.

Jan 25, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Vishwanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen in Tata Steel Masters chess

Vishwanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen in Tata Steel Masters chess

World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ninth round of Tata Steel Masters in Wijk Aan Zee.

Jan 24, 2018, 14:29 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik at Tata Masters Chess

Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik at Tata Masters Chess

 Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's quest for a record sixth title suffered a setback as he slumped to a shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, here.

Jan 21, 2018, 15:58 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi to stay in joint lead at Tata Masters Chess

Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi to stay in joint lead at Tata Masters Chess

With his third draw in five games, the reigning world rapid champion remained in joint lead on 3.5 points and now shares the lead with Anish Giri and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Jan 18, 2018, 18:31 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana to become joint leader in Tata Masters chess

Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana to become joint leader in Tata Masters chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crushed USA’s Fabiano Caruana in the third round to join Dutchman Anish Giri in lead on 2.5 points at the Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Anand draws with Karjakin, Carlsen beats Adhiban at Tata Chess

Anand draws with Karjakin, Carlsen beats Adhiban at Tata Chess

Multiple world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia while B Adhiban lost to top seed Magnus Carlsen in the second round of 80th Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 15, 2018, 18:53 PM IST
Chess: Viswanathan Anand edges past Matlakov in Tata Steel opener

Chess: Viswanathan Anand edges past Matlakov in Tata Steel opener

Viswanathan Anand survived a few anxious moments, including a checkmate attempt by his rival, before prevailing over Maxim Matlakov in the first round of Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 14, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand interested to be part of India team for Chess Olympiad

Viswanathan Anand interested to be part of India team for Chess Olympiad

Six-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday expressed interest to be part of the Indian team for the Chess Olympiad to be held in Georgia later this year. 

Jan 05, 2018, 21:37 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Chess icon Viswanathan Anand hit back at his critics in style by winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh on Friday, his first in the format since 2003. The 48-year-old had of late been drawing flak for a string of sub-par performances.   

Dec 29, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
World Chess Championship 2018 'Kamasutra-esque' logo baffles everybody

World Chess Championship 2018 'Kamasutra-esque' logo baffles everybody

The logo which shows two chequered bodies swaddled around each other, with a chessboard placed at the center – has sent every chess follower into a sense of amusement and comparing it to the world-famous Kamasutra images.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand roped in by Poker Sports League

Viswanathan Anand roped in by Poker Sports League

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand has been roped in by Poker Sports League (PSL), a premium league in the country, as its brand ambassador.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Yuzvendra Chahal beat New Zealand in chess before India won T20I series

Yuzvendra Chahal beat New Zealand in chess before India won T20I series

In a long flight to Thiruvananthapuram for the third T20I, Chahal and NZ spinner Ish Sodhi spread out the chessboard for a different India vs New Zealand match, and the hosts won that as well.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws at Isle of Man International tournament

Viswanathan Anand draws at Isle of Man International tournament

In the next round, Sethuraman will face compatriot Anand, Gujrathi will take on Harsha, Swapnil meets Norwegian grandmaster Tari Aryan, Praggnanandhaa will square-off against Grandelius Nils.

Sep 28, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Garry Kasparov suffers first loss in comeback event

Garry Kasparov suffers first loss in comeback event

After three draws on Monday, the 54-year-old former world champion -- who dominated the game from 1985 to 2000 -- had hoped to play "more aggressive" chess on day two of the Rapid and Blitz tournament in St Louis.
 

Aug 16, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Sports is the ideal platform to break barriers of caste, creed, religion: Mohammad Kaif

Sports is the ideal platform to break barriers of caste, creed, religion: Mohammad Kaif

While Kaif tried to capture the essence of father-son bond through the picture, several followers on Twitter claimed that chess was 'haraam' in Islam. 

Jul 30, 2017, 16:25 PM IST