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.

India clinch gold in Under-16 Chess Olympiad
India clinch gold in Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Top seeds India bagged the gold medal in the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad at Gyor in Hungary in a tight contest on Monday.

Mumbai boy Dev Shah wins world schools chess title
Mumbai boy Dev Shah wins world schools chess title

The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World Schools Chess Championships that concluded at Juiz de Fora in Brazil on December 4.

Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen
Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen

Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign with white pieces against defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Championship that gets underway here.

World Chess Championship begins with opening ceremony in Sochi
World Chess Championship begins with opening ceremony in Sochi

Opening ceremony of the World Chess Championship match between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and India's Viswanathan Anand was conducted at the Congress Hall of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sochi on Friday.

Viswanathan Anand approaches Sochi battle royale with positive feelings
Viswanathan Anand approaches Sochi battle royale with positive feelings

Challenger Viswanathan Anand takes on defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia today.

India placed 5th in latest FIDE rankings
India placed 5th in latest FIDE rankings

 India is placed fifth in both the open and women section, according to the recently-released World Chess Federation (FIDE) ranking.

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.

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.

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.

DV Sundar re-elected FIDE vice-president

Indian chess administrator D V Sundar was on Wednesday re-elected vice-president of world governing body of the game FIDE for another term.

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.

Hou Yifan wins fifth leg, Humpy still tops

In spite of a disappointing eighth-place finish in the fifth and the penultimate leg of the FIDE women`s Grand Prix chess tournament, India`s Koneru Humpy is in the top spot, ahead of the winner, Hou Yifan of China, reports Xinhua.

Losing world chess crown had a devastating effect on me: Anand

Chess ace Viswanathan Anand has said that losing World Chess crown had affected his confidence and it took him time to get back.

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.

Carlsen, Anand presented with medals in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday gave away the gold cup and Rs.9.9 crore prize money to the newly crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway.

New World chess champ takes home over Rs 9 crore prize money

Newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen today took home a prize money of Rs 9.90 crore after he beat India`s Viswanathan Anand in a keenly watched contest that spanned over 10 days.

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen, game 3 – Preview

After a day’s break, India`s Vishwanathan Anand will be up against Norway`s Magnus Carlsen to defend his title as world chess champion, in the third game of the World Chess Championship.