Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament
Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here.

Indian eves seek glory in World Women's Team Championship
Indian eves seek glory in World Women's Team Championship

Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway here.

Indian bank on Harikrishna in World Team Chess Championship
Indian bank on Harikrishna in World Team Chess Championship

Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship, here.

Viswanathan Anand lets Magnus Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw
Viswanathan Anand lets Magnus Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw

 Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, here on Friday.

Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener
Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener

 Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov, here.

Viswanathan Anand in elite company in Shamkir Chess
Viswanathan Anand in elite company in Shamkir Chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will have his hands full when he competes in a very strong field in the Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov.

Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai chess
Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai chess

International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament here.

Sayantan Das beats Stojanovic; in sight of GM norm
Sayantan Das beats Stojanovic; in sight of GM norm

 International Master Sayantan Das closed in on his Grandmaster norm, defeating Serbian Mihajlo Stojanovic in the seventh round of Dubai International Open chess tournament here at the Dubai Chess and Culture club.

Rathnakaran beats Kovchan to jump to joint ninth
Rathnakaran beats Kovchan to jump to joint ninth

 International Master K Rathnakaran continued with his fine form as he defeated Grandmaster Alexander Kovchan of Ukraine to jump to joint ninth spot after the end of the sixth round of Dubai International Open chess tournament here on Sunday.

Sameer Kathmale beats Jaan Ehlvest in Dubai open
Sameer Kathmale beats Jaan Ehlvest in Dubai open

International Master Sameer Kathmale caused a flutter by defeating highly-regarded Jaan Ehlvest in the fourth round of Dubai International open chess tournament here. 

Indians off to a good start in Dubai Chess
Indians off to a good start in Dubai Chess

Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta got off to a flying start, defeating Maria Gevoryan of Armenia in the first round of the Dubai International Open chess tournament here on Tuesday.

Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship
Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semifinals of World Women's chess championship here.

Dronavalli Harika bows out of World Women's Chess Championship
Dronavalli Harika bows out of World Women's Chess Championship

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika missed out on winning opportunities and boweed out of the World Women's Chess Championship after losing the 10-minute tiebreaker against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semifinals here on Tuesday.

Harika loses first tie-breaker in World Women's Chess semis
Harika loses first tie-breaker in World Women's Chess semis

Indian chess Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday lost against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 38 moves in the first tie-break game of the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-finals at Sochi in Russia.

Azerbaijan to host international chess festival
Azerbaijan to host international chess festival

Azerbaijan will host the chess festival Nakhchivan Open 2015 commemorating the country's national leader Heydar Aliyev, said the organising committee, a media report said on Tuesday.

World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game
World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika drew her first game of the semifinal against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the World Women Chess Championship that concluded here on Monday.

World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game
World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game

India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia.

Dronavalli Harika in semifinals; Koneru Humpy forces tiebreaker
Dronavalli Harika in semifinals; Koneru Humpy forces tiebreaker

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika scored a hard-fought victory over Meri Arabidze of Georgia to advance to the semifinals of the World Women Chess Championship here today.

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze
World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze

Top seed Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy's winning streak in the World Women's Chess Championship ended as she went down to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the first game of the quarterfinals here on Friday.

Surya Ganguly wins Grandmasters chess title
Surya Ganguly wins Grandmasters chess title

 City-based GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here today.