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.

Disabled boy gets patent for 6 players` chess

A nine-year-old wheelchair-ridden
boy suffering from a rare genetic disease has set an exemplary
example by getting a patent for his invention of six-player
circular chess.

Armenian GM Robert Hovhannisyan maintains top spot

India`s hopes for a medal was all but over, while Armenian Grandmaster Robert Hovhannisyan maintained the sole lead with 10 points to have a shot at the title in the SDAT-Ramco 50th World Junior Chess Championship on Sunday.

World champion Anand to defend title in Russia

Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championships title against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel at Skolkovo in May next year.

Subroto Mukerjee Memorial Chess tourney from Aug 1

Five Grandmasters and 20 International Masters will be seen in action in a field of around 300 players from across the country.

Indian men lose to Armenia in World team Chess

The Indian men went down to leaders Armenia by a minimal 1.5-2.5 margin in the sixth round of World team Chess Championship.

India face a tough task in World team chess C`ship

Languishing at the ninth position in a 10-team competition, the Indian men`s team face an uphill task if they still want to compete for a medal in the World team chess championship.

Sasikiran has been India`s mainstay in the team

The Indian men went down to United States of America 1-3 and are now on the verge of going out of medal contention in the world team chess championship.

`Thrilled to play World title decider in Chennai`

Reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand is thrilled that he would be playing his championship match against Boris Gelfand having last played Alexei Dreev in a Candidates` match back in 1990.

Time constraints obstacle in setting up academy

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand says he has not yet given up his idea of setting up a chess academy.

Chess players treated well in India: Laznicka

Czech chess champion Viktor Laznicka is impressed with the way chess players are treated in India and is hoping to cash in on the experience he gained from his previous visits to India.

Gaddafi plays chess as Libya burns

The chessboard encounter came as fighting between Gaddafi`s forces and rebels raged across Libya.

Gaddafi plays chess as fighting rages across Libya

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said Muammar Gaddafi had no plans to stand down or leave Libya.

I have been my strongest opponent: Abhijeet Gupta

Fighting off his last round blues, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Dubai International open chess tournament and the Indian said it was a "decent comeback" after a series of recent final round hiccups.

Chess: Abhijeet Gupta wins Dubai open

Former World Junior Champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta defeated BPCL team mate Parimarjan Negi in a battle of nerve to clinch the Dubai International open chess title.

Anand loses to Ivanchuk, slips to overall 3rd position

World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a major defeat at the hands of Vassily Ivanchuk of
Ukraine to slip to the third position after the sixth round
in the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess tournament here.

Indians off to a flier in Reykjavik

Grandmaster Abhijeet
Gupta started his campaign at the Reykjavik international open
chess tournament with a fluent victory over Reyk Schaefer of
Germany in the first round here.

Ivana gets FIDE WFM rating

Two-time world under-8 chess champion Ivana Furtado secured her Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title after winning a silver medal in under-12 girls category at World Youth Chess championship in Greece recently.

BPCL wins Chess title

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Team A comprising Harikrishna P, Gopal GN, Parimarjan Negi and Abhijit Gupta won the 22nd Petrolelum Sports promotion Board Inter-Unit Chess tournament.

Indian GM Deep Sengupta beats Ruben Felgaer, in joint 3rd spot

After a slip up against Nigel Short of England, Indian Grandmaster Deep Sengupta was back to his winning ways, as he made short work of Ruben Felgaer of Argentina to be in joint third spot.