Lu Shanglei is world junior champion
Lu Shanglei is world junior champion

Lu Shanglei of China defeated Aleksander Indjic of Serbia in the 13th and final round to win the World junior Chess title here on Sunday.

Chess Championship: Aleksandra Goryachkina wins title with a round to spare
Chess Championship: Aleksandra Goryachkina wins title with a round to spare

Woman Grandmaster Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship with a round to spare after defeating India's Srija Sheshadri in the 12th and penultimate round here today.

Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Krishnan Sasikiran
Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Krishnan Sasikiran

Impressed by Vishwanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said that the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen.

Garry Kasparov to testify in France against Kazakh tycoon`s extradition
Garry Kasparov to testify in France against Kazakh tycoon`s extradition

Chess legend Garry Kasparov said Thursday he planned to testify in a French court against the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia.

SL Narayanan earns GM norm
SL Narayanan earns GM norm

S.L. Narayanan, the pick of the Indian players in LIC World Junior Chess Championship in progress here held compatriot and fourth seed Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to a draw and earned his first GM norm Wednesday.

D Harika best woman in Poker Masters Chess
D Harika best woman in Poker Masters Chess

 Grandmaster and former world junior champion D Harika was adjudged the best woman player after she settled for a draw with Alon Mindlin of Israel in the ninth and final round of Poker Masters Isle of Man Chess tournament that concluded here.

Padmini Rout maintains joint lead in world junior girls
Padmini Rout maintains joint lead in world junior girls

Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout played out a hard-fought draw with Russian girl Daria Pustovoitova to remain in joint lead after the end of seventh round of World junior girls' chess championship here today.

D Harika holds Adams in Poker Masters Chess
D Harika holds Adams in Poker Masters Chess

 Grandmaster D Harika got a creditable draw against highly regarded world number 12 Michael Adams of England in the eighth and penultimate round of Poker Masters Isle of Man chess tournament here on Sunday.

Abhijeet Gupta beats Anatoly Vaisser in Poker Masters
Abhijeet Gupta beats Anatoly Vaisser in Poker Masters

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta showed his mettle to beat veteran French Grandmaster Anatoly Vaisser and jumped to joint fifth spot in the Poker Masters Isle of Man Chess tournament now underway here.

World Junior Chess Championships begin tomorrow in Pune
World Junior Chess Championships begin tomorrow in Pune

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi will spearhead Indian challenge in World Junior Chess Championships which begins here on Monday.

Indian grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta off to a flier in Poker Masters
Indian grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta off to a flier in Poker Masters

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta got off to a good start, crushing Kolbus Dietmar of Germany in the first round of Poker Masters Isle of Man International chess tournament here.

Chess will soon become most popular sport after cricket: Sahaj Grover
Chess will soon become most popular sport after cricket: Sahaj Grover

Fresh from his tied first position in the recently concluded Durban Open, young Grandmaster Sahaj Grover is gearing up for the junior world championship in Pune and said that chess will soon become the most popular sport of the country after cricket.

Vidit Gujrathi India's best bet in World Junior Championship
Vidit Gujrathi India's best bet in World Junior Championship

Fast improving grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi stands as India's best bet to bring home the world junior title after a gap of six years.

Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Final Masters
Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Final Masters

 Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand cashed in on his chances to put it across Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the second round of Bilbao Final Masters here.

Bilbao Final Masters: Anand beats Ponomariov in opener
Bilbao Final Masters: Anand beats Ponomariov in opener

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters with a crushing win over former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine here.

Magnus Carlsen agrees to rematch against Viswanathan Anand
Magnus Carlsen agrees to rematch against Viswanathan Anand

World Chess Federation on Monday announced that World Champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play a rematch against India's Viswanathan Anand in November.

US bound Parimarjan Negi unsure if he would now qualify to play for India
US bound Parimarjan Negi unsure if he would now qualify to play for India

GM Parimarjan Negi, who is leaving for the United States on Saturday to pursue his university degree at Stanford, is not sure whether current rules will allow him to play in team events for India in near future.

Gujrathi, Gopal share lead in Abu Dhabi Masters
Gujrathi, Gopal share lead in Abu Dhabi Masters

 Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and G N Gopal emerged as joint leaders after winning their penultimate round games in the Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now drawing to a close here.

Murali Karthikeyan dumps Kuzubov; in joint lead

Young International Master Murlai Karthikeyan made a decisive stride forward towards his GM title defeating Yuriy Kuzubov of Ukraine in the sixth round of Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now in progress here.

Gujrathi holds Kryvoruchko; Karthikeyan beats Areshchenko

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi kept himself in joint lead following a come-from-behind draw with second seed Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine in the fourth round of Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now underway here.