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.

There is firm offer from Sochi for World Championship: Vishwanathan Anand

Amid apprehension that the World Chess Championship title contest between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and former winner Vishwanathan Anand could be postponed, the Indian ace is hoping the rematch would go ahead and be held in Sochi, Russia, in November.

Winning start for India in Chess Olympiad

Indian men beat lower rated Syria 3.5-0.5 in the first round match in the open section in the 41st World Chess Olympiad that kicked off in the Norwegian city of Tromse.

NASA launches CHESS to study birthplace of stars

NASA has successfully launched the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS, payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to peer at a place where new stars are born.

Viswanathan Anand won`t be able to recapture world crown: Nigel Short

Renowned English Grand Master Nigel Short Monday prophesied that India`s Viswanathan Anand, who lost the world championship title last year, would not be able to recapture the honours as top class chess was a "young man`s game".

Anand beats top seed Aronian in first game of Candidates

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand displayed top form to beat top seed and rating-favourite Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first game of the first round of the Candidates chess tournament here today.

State FIDE 21st Team Chess Championship set to begin

International Masters N Sudhakar Babu of Indian Bank and B T Muralikrishnan of Southern Railways will be among top players from nearly 100 teams from various districts taking part in the State FIDE Rated 21st Team Chess Championship and 15th Blitz Chess Championship, Coimbatore, beginning here from Thursday.

A roller-coaster year for Indian chess

It started with a great deal of excitement and anticipation but year 2013 turned out to be a disappointing one for Indian chess as the legendary Viswanathan Anand got outplayed in his own backyard to surrender the World Championship crown.

Gupta loses in London open finale

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta went down fighting against Jon Ludvig Hammer of Norway and had to settle for a tied seventh place finish in the open section of London Classic here on Monday.

Viswanatha Anand bows out of London Chess Classic

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand bowed out of the London Chess Classic after losing the quarterfinals against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 here at the Olympia.

Sethuraman jumps to joint lead after impressive show

Indian Grandmaster S P Sethuraman crashed through the defenses of Russian Andrey Stukopin to score an impressive win and join Yu Yangyi of China in lead on 4.5 points after the end of the fifth round of World Junior Chess Championship here.

India wins World Youth Chess Olympiad team title

India regained the team title in World Youth (Under-16) Chess Olympiad after a gap of five years with a resounding victory over Iran in the final round in Chongqing, China on Monday.

Jennitha is new World Chess Champion for disabled

India`s K Jennitha Anto has became the World Chess Champion for disabled after winning the 13th IPCA World Women`s Individual Chess Championship in Velke Losiny, Czech Republic.

Negi finishes tied first in World Open chess

India`s young Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finished tied first with 10 others and shared the prize money of $43,000 at the World Open Chess in Arlington, Virginia.

National Junior Chess Championship from July 10

Many high-rated players from all across the country would participate in the National Junior Boys and Girls Chess Championship starting July 10 at the Bora Institute of Management Sciences here.

Kasparov to visit Kenya to promote chess

Russian grandmaster and former World champion Garry Kasparov will visit Kenya on Saturday to promote chess among the youth.

Negi wins Washington chess title

India`s young Grand Master Parimarjan Negi has won the Continental Chess Association Open title in Washington.

Banned Chopra hits back at AICF

Former chess player D K Chopra, who was banned for life by the All India Chess Federation (AICF), today hit back at the governing body, saying he was banned based on "cooked complaints" on the behest of the officials.

Bharat Singh to head Indian chess federation

Former international V. Hariharan took over as secretary of the All-India Chess Federation while Bharat Singh was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the AGM held here.