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.

Short, Lu Shanglei, Ganguly ahead in chess tourney
Short, Lu Shanglei, Ganguly ahead in chess tourney

Overnight leaders Nigel Short, Lu Shanglei and Surya Sekhar Ganguly retained their places at the top by drawing their respectively games even as seven others trailed by half a point in the International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here on Monday.

A 20-20 format for chess unveiled
A 20-20 format for chess unveiled

Chess will have a '20-20' version, if GM Dibyendu Barua and a Kolkata-based realtor has their way in popularising a new version of the traditional game of 64 squares.

After Humpy, Harika too in world championship pre-quarters
After Humpy, Harika too in world championship pre-quarters

 Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika defeated American Irina Krush in the rapid tie-break games to seal a place in the last 16 stage of the World Women's Chess Championship here.

I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand
I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand

 He has seen more highs than lows in an illustrious career and Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says one factor that has contributed immensely to this has been his habit of "forgetting" the achievements to keep the motivation intact.

I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand
I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand

With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year.

Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship
Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship

India's Mary Ann Gomes faltered at the last hurdle and lost to local favourite Tatiana Kosintseva to crash out of the World Women Chess championship here.

Gujrathi, Chanda, Gopal joint fourth in Cappelle Chess
Gujrathi, Chanda, Gopal joint fourth in Cappelle Chess

Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi came good when it mattered most and defeated Marius Monalache of Romania to emerge as the best performing Indian in the Cappelle La Grande International Chess tournament that concluded here.

Abhijeet Gupta held to a draw, slips to 8th in Cappelle Le Grande
Abhijeet Gupta held to a draw, slips to 8th in Cappelle Le Grande

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta survived a scare before settling for a draw with Federico Perez Ponsa of Argentina in the sixth round of 31st Cappelle Le Grande International Chess tournament here on Thursday.

Abhijeet Gupta beats Marcin ​Tazbir; occupy joint third spot in Cappelle chess
Abhijeet Gupta beats Marcin ​Tazbir; occupy joint third spot in Cappelle chess

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta of India made most of his white pieces to outwit Marcin Tazbir of Poland to move to joint third spot after the end of the fifth round of the 31st Cappelle-La-Grande International Chess tournament here.

Indian Grandmaster Sahaj Grover jumps to joint third in Cappelle Chess
Indian Grandmaster Sahaj Grover jumps to joint third in Cappelle Chess

Young Indian Grandmaster Sahaj Grover came up with a fine show to beat higher ranked Krzysztof Jakubowski of Poland and then drew with Axel Bachmann of Paraguay to jump to joint third spot after the end of the fourth round of 31st Cappelle-La-Grande International chess tournament here on Tuesday.

Abhijeet Gupta commits a blunder, draws with Kurajica
Abhijeet Gupta commits a blunder, draws with Kurajica

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta committed a blunder as he squandered a winning endgame to be held to a draw by veteran Grandmaster Bojan Kurajica of Bosnia in the second round of 31st Cappelle La Grande International Chess tournament here on Monday.

Abhijeet, Vidit score victories in Cappelle opener
Abhijeet, Vidit score victories in Cappelle opener

Indian Grandmasters Abhijeet Gupta and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi got off to a flier, scoring easy victories in the first round of the 31st Cappelle-La-Grand International chess tournament, here on Sunday.