Poor start for Parimarjan in Biel Chess Festival

World’s second youngest ever Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was shocked by Maxim Rodshtein of Israel in the first round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival here.

Parimarjan in elite young field

World’s second youngest ever Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi will be looking forward to some exciting chess in the Young Grandmasters tournament.

Sandipan holds top seed Bacrot

Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda fought with gusto to hold top seed Etienne Bacrot but Koneru Humpy went down to Michael Adams in the fifth round of the Gibetelcom Masters chess tournament now underway here.

Ten countries to take part in Asian chess championship

More than a hundred top chess players from ten countries, including 20 grandmasters will take part in 16th Asian Team Chess championship to be held at historic Town Hall here from December 20 to 26.

Gelfand wins World Cup

Justifying his top billing Grandmaster Boris Gelfand of Israel won the Chess World Cup, defeating former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the tie-breaker of the final here.

Kolkata to host Asian team chess from December 20

About 20 countries will vie for top honours in the Asian Team Chess championship to be held at the Town Hall here from December 20-28.

Anand takes early lead against Karpov

World Champion Viswanathan Anand took an early lead by winning the first game of the rapid match against former world champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia here.

Indians experience mixed day

World Under-12 champion Sayantan Das started his campaign on a winning note as Indians put up a mixed performance on the opening day of Ravana International Open Chess Tournament in Colombo today.

Karnataka players impress at end of the 8th round

International Master Thejkumar of Southern Railways continued to lead after beating C Praveen Kumar in the Karnataka Bank 3rd Fide rated All India Open Chess Tournament.