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.

Swathi, Mary Ann among leaders

Woman Grandmaster Swathi Ghate and Mary Ann Gomes, with 6.5 points, shared the lead on Monday after the eighth round of the Women International Grand Master Chess Tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match here.

Carlsen arrives for World Chess Championship against Anand

World number one and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway arrived here tonight to a grand welcome by FIDE and All India Chess Federation officials for the much-awaited November 9-28 World Chess Championship against Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

Anand would be under pressure from home fans: Pravin Thipsay

With the buzz surrounding the contest between five-time champion Viswanathan Anand and world number one Magnus Carlsen, chess Grand Master Pravin Thipsay on Sunday said it would have been favourable for the Indian if the match was not scheduled in Chennai.

Anand vs Carlsen World Championship match will be one of best: FIDE

World Chess Championship match between reigning champion Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and challenger world number one Magnus Carlsen in November would be one of the best in the entire history of the event, FIDE Vice-President Israel Gelfer said on Friday.

FIDE suggests sharing match with Norway, but India refuses

The FIDE, world chess governing body, has revealed that it tried its best to convince India to allow Norway to stage one half of the 2013 World Chess Championship.

FIDE`s decision to choose Chennai lacks transparency: Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen has expressed "deep disappointment" at world chess governing body FIDE`s decision to award the World Championship final to Viswanathan Anand`s hometown Chennai accusing them of "lack of transparency."

Anand gets to play World Championship match in Chennai

Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championship title against world number one Magnus Carlsen in his home city as FIDE today chose Chennai as the venue for the prestigious match.

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