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Calm Shubhi rises to the top of the world

The 12-year-old scored 8.5 points from 11 rounds to win the World Cadets Chess Championship, but not before she endured a stomach bug, a seventh-round loss, and a tense final round

Shubhi Gupta(Twitter/FIDE_Chess)
Shubhi Gupta(Twitter/FIDE_Chess)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 09:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Chess world rocked by cheating accusation made by Magnus Carlsen

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen recently accused Hans Niemann of cheating.

Magnus Carlsen in action during a chess match.(AFP)
Magnus Carlsen in action during a chess match.(AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 10:43 PM IST
AP |

World champion Magnus Carlsen alleges Niemann has cheated more than he admits

The 31-year-old Norwegian resigned at the Julius Baer Generation Cup last week after one move against Niemann, who lags him by almost 200 Elo points - the rating system used to calculate the relative skill levels of players.

Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway (AP)
Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway (AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 02:53 PM IST
Reuters |

Aravindh Chithambaram is finally starting to play to win

As a junior, the youngster ticked off the boxes of a gifted player on course to a propitious future but then he stumbled for a bit.

Aravindh Chithambaram(Aravindh Chithambaram)
Aravindh Chithambaram(Aravindh Chithambaram)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 09:30 PM IST

Bengaluru teen Pranav Anand becomes India's 76th Chess Grandmaster

The 15-year-old, having already met the other requirements that are necessary for a GM title, achieved the honour late on Thursday.

Anand had scored the third and final GM norm at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland in July.(ChessBase India)
Anand had scored the third and final GM norm at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland in July.(ChessBase India)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 12:42 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Real Madrid forced me to ‘say Ronaldo’ is better than Messi: Chess great

Chess world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen revealed that during an interview with Real Madrid, he was forced to name Real Madrid as his best player, although ‘Lionel Messi was better’.

Magnus Carlsen revealed he was forced to choose Cristiano Ronaldo as favourite player and revealed Lionel Messi is better.(REUTERS/AFP)
Magnus Carlsen revealed he was forced to choose Cristiano Ronaldo as favourite player and revealed Lionel Messi is better.(REUTERS/AFP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 01:34 PM IST

India's Chess Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa beats 5-time World Chess Champ Carlsen

On Monday, in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup 2022 in Miami, Praggnanandhaa won three straight games, including two in the blitz tie-breaks, as he triumphed over world number one Carlsen 4-2.

File photo of India's Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa.(Twitter)
File photo of India's Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa.(Twitter)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 04:41 PM IST

Anand Mahindra praises Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa with a GOT twist

Anand Mahindra praised Chess Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa on his big win against Magnus Carlsen.

Anand Mahindra praises Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa after he defeated reigning five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. (Twitter/@ANI)
Anand Mahindra praises Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa after he defeated reigning five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. (Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 03:28 PM IST

Carlsen's 4-point answer to 'chess is new cricket' tweet takes internet by storm

Magnus Carlsen had a brilliant four-point counter to a tweet by a social media influencer from India. The World Chess Champion explained why chess is different than cricket.

Magnus Carlsen during the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, in Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
Magnus Carlsen during the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, in Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 01:46 PM IST

Indian women’s chess waits to take off

While men’s chess has a steady stream of bright young stars, GMs Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli are still waiting for someone to join their club of two.

Chennai, July 29 (ANI): Indian Chess Player Koneru Humpy plays chess with Tajikistan's Antonova at the 44th Chess Olympiad.(Anantha Krishnan)
Chennai, July 29 (ANI): Indian Chess Player Koneru Humpy plays chess with Tajikistan's Antonova at the 44th Chess Olympiad.(Anantha Krishnan)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 10:46 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Politics shouldn't have come into this: PAK captain on Chess Olympiad withdrawal

The withdrawal is set to cause a stir given that the Pakistan contingent – a group of 13 including ten players and three officials – had reached Mahabalipuram on Thursday morning

Tournament director and All India Chess Federation Bharat Singh Chauhan said Pakistan’s decision was “sad and unfortunate”(PTI)
Tournament director and All India Chess Federation Bharat Singh Chauhan said Pakistan’s decision was “sad and unfortunate”(PTI)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 07:42 PM IST

Chess robot goes rogue, breaks 7-year-old boy's finger during tournament | Video

A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms, raising debates of technology taking over human intelligence. The chess federation's president, however, has said that it was the boy's mistake, not that of the robot.

Screengrab of video from the Moscow Open chess tournament. (Twitter)
Screengrab of video from the Moscow Open chess tournament. (Twitter)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 01:59 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin

International Chess Day 2022: Many benefits of playing chess

International Chess Day 2022: A fun brain exercise and a wonderful pastime, play chess with your child every day to make him or her smarter as well as creative.

International Chess Day 2022: Know the benefits of playing the board game(Pexels)
International Chess Day 2022: Know the benefits of playing the board game(Pexels)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 10:32 AM IST

Viswanathan Anand's dinner selfie with his chess thambis delights netizens

Viswanathan Anand shared the dinner selfie from his official Twitter handle. 

The dinner selfie was shared by Viswanathan Anand. (Twitter/@vishy64theking)
The dinner selfie was shared by Viswanathan Anand. (Twitter/@vishy64theking)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 05:21 PM IST

Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins title in Norway chess open

Praggnanandhaa (Elo 2642) finished a full point ahead of second-placed IM Marsel Efroimski (Israel) and IM Jung Min Seo (Sweden).

 R Praggnanandhaa(PTI)
 R Praggnanandhaa(PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 01:25 PM IST
PTI |

The moves that are catapulting Praggnanandhaa into the big league

The aggressive play of the 16-year-old from Chennai is winning him new admirers and the attention of top players too.

R Praggnanandhaa(Twitter)
R Praggnanandhaa(Twitter)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 09:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

No surprise here: Praggnanandhaa’s persistence and hard work is paying off

Irrespective of the outcome in the final of the Chessable Masters rapid event against Liren, Praggnanandhaa’s remarkable run is worthy of lavish praise

Praggnanandhaa’s win over Netherlands’ Giri came after a see-saw battle that went into a tiebreaker(Chess.com/Facebook)
Praggnanandhaa’s win over Netherlands’ Giri came after a see-saw battle that went into a tiebreaker(Chess.com/Facebook)
Updated on May 25, 2022 06:46 PM IST

India wins the bid to host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022

The Government of Tamil Nadu along with the All India Chess Federation has announced that India has won the bid to host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai.

It took tremendous effort for India to bag the rights of the 2022 Chess Olympiad. (Press Release)
It took tremendous effort for India to bag the rights of the 2022 Chess Olympiad. (Press Release)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:01 PM IST

International Chess Federation strip Russia of Olympiad, FIDE Congress

FIDE said it will do its utmost to find another organiser for the Olympiad and will provide more information in due time.

International Chess Federation strip Russia of Olympiad, FIDE Congress
International Chess Federation strip Russia of Olympiad, FIDE Congress
Published on Feb 25, 2022 10:09 PM IST
ANI | , Lausanne [switzerland]

PM Modi lauds R Praggnanandhaa on win against Magnus Carlsen

The Indian chess sensation became only the third Indian after Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna to beat Magnus Carlsen.

PM Modi lauds R Praggnanandhaa on win against Carlsen(Twitter)
PM Modi lauds R Praggnanandhaa on win against Carlsen(Twitter)
Published on Feb 23, 2022 03:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bharath Subramaniyam becomes India's 73rd chess GM

The Chennai-based player scored 6.5 points from nine rounds along with four others to finish seventh overall in the event held at Cattolica.

Bharath Subramaniyam(Twitter)
Bharath Subramaniyam(Twitter)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 08:23 AM IST
PTI |

With 2 crore likely as prize purse, chess league eyes top names

Carlsen, So, Aronian on radar for franchise-based rapid and blitz competition.

Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen participates at the Energy Denmark Champions Battle 2019 in Circus Building, Copenhagen, Denmark May 22, 2019.(REUTERS)
Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen participates at the Energy Denmark Champions Battle 2019 in Circus Building, Copenhagen, Denmark May 22, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 11:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How chess GMs overcame travel hurdles to reach Kolkata

The pandemic-forced regulations didn't help some of the top players arriving for the Tata Steel Chess India event starting on Wednesday

How chess GMs overcame travel hurdles to reach Kolkata (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)(REUTERS)
How chess GMs overcame travel hurdles to reach Kolkata (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 10:47 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Arjun Erigaisi wins chess tourney in Portugal, Gukesh finishes second

The 17-year old Erigaisi (Elo 2597) secured 8.5 points from nine rounds to finish clear winner in the field comprising over 140 players.

Arjun Erigaisi wins chess tourney in Portugal, Gukesh finishes second(REUTERS)
Arjun Erigaisi wins chess tourney in Portugal, Gukesh finishes second(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 09:48 PM IST
PTI | , Bragança

Koneru Humpy bags second BBC Indian Sports Woman Of The Year award

Humpy bagged the award after receiving the highest number of votes from the fans.

File image of Koneru Humpy. (FIDE-Chess)
File image of Koneru Humpy. (FIDE-Chess)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 09:21 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Human brain may get beaten by AI in chess, but not in memory: Study

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields.

World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Published on Jan 24, 2021 04:20 PM IST
ANI |

Football, food and aerial Yoga: Elli AvrRam’s first Maldives trip is sure to kick in your travel bug, amp up fitness goals

Elli AvrRam’s sultry bikini looks, billiards-chess-football game and “very tough” aerial Yoga session in these throwback pictures from her first Maldives trip are sure to give you major weekend vibes

Elli AvrRam’s first Maldives trip is sure to kick in your travel bug, amp up fitness goals(Instagram/elliavrram)
Elli AvrRam’s first Maldives trip is sure to kick in your travel bug, amp up fitness goals(Instagram/elliavrram)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz
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