Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess
Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess

In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at 41st Olympiad.

Chess to take backseat as Parimarjan Negi set to leave for Stanford

He played a stellar role in India`s bronze winning effort in the recently concluded Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway but GM Parimarjan Negi feels that there`s more to life than just `64 squares` as he gets ready for a new innings which will require the same effort or even more from the immensely talented young man.

Two players die at world chess championship in Norway

Two contestants in the just-ended Chess Olympiad in northern Norway died on the event`s final day, apparently from natural causes, police said on Friday.

India win chess Olympiad bronze, individual gold and silver

On a day when China annexed the Olympiad chess gold medal, India captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Padmini Rout won the gold medal on the fifth board while Grandmaster (GM) K. Sasikiran took home the silver medal.

Indian men crush Uzbekistan, tied second in Chess Olympiad

Backed by some gutsy performances on all four boards, the Indian men crushed Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5 to ensure a tie for the second spot in the 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Chess Olympiad: India targets podium finish; to bank on good result and luck

Chess Olympiad: India targets podium finish; to bank on good result and luck

Krishnan Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finish

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men held by Argentina, women lose to Ukraine

Indian men were held to a draw by Argentina on all four boards while the eves suffered a 1.5-2.5 defeat against Ukraine in the ninth round of the ongoing 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Garry Kasparov bid fails as chess body`s boss re-elected

Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed in his bid to oust the eccentric longtime head of the World Chess Federation in a bitter contest steeped in Russian power plays.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men hold Armenia, eves win 3-1 vs Indonesia

Indian men`s team put up a splendid show holding defending champions Armenia to a draw on all boards in the eighth round of the ongoing 41st Chess Olympiad to remain seventh in the leader board.

Indian teams notch impressive wins in Chess Olympiad

Indian chess teams - open and women`s section - won against Qatar and the Netherlands respectively in the seventh round of the World Chess Olympiad being held in Norway Saturday.

India wins round five at chess Olympiad

Indian chess teams - open and women - have won their fifth round outing against Montenegro and Austria respectively at the 41st World Chess Olympiad in Norway.

Indian men, women suffer defeats in Chess Olympiad

India witnessed a bad day in office as the men`s team suffered a 2.5-1.5 defeat at the hands of 12th seed Cuba, while their fifth seeded female counterparts were shocked by Serbia by similar margin in the fourth round of the 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Indian men crush Canada in second round of 41st Chess Olympiad

Led by Parimarjan Negi`s fine victory on the top board, the Indian men cruised to a 3.5-0.5 victory over Canada in the second round of the 41st Chess Olympiad here on Monday.

Chess Olympiad: Top stars missing but Indian team in high spirit

Indian team, sans five- time world champion Viswanathan Anand, will be spearheaded by Krishnan Sasikiran at the 41st Chess Olympiad, here.

I`m aiming to qualify for World Olympiad next: Adhiban

A silver at the Asian Continental Championship earned him a shot at next year`s World Cup but Grandmaster B Adhiban is not looking too far ahead and is focussed on becoming a "better player" to qualify for the Chess Olympiad in August this year.

Abhijeet, Tania rue lack of government recognition

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta and International Master Tania Sachdev rued the lack of government recognition for their performance at the Chess Olympiad.

I will cherish silver medal finish for long time: Abhijeet

Abhijeet Gupta`s silver medal ended a long drought for Indians in the open section of Chess Olympiad, and the Grandmaster said he will cherish the memories of the triumph for a long time.

Abhijeet gets silver, bronze for Tania at Chess Olympiad

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won a silver by pocketing seven points out of nine games while Tania Sachdev turned out to be the best woman performer for India with a bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad, that concluded here on Sunday.

Indian women crush Israel 3.5-0.5 at Chess Olympiad

International Master Tania Sachdev led the charge as the Indian women`s team crashed through the defenses of Israel and romped to a huge 3.5-0.5 victory.