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Teenager Sankalp Gupta Becomes India's 71st Chess Grandmaster

Nov 08, 2021 PTI

Maharashtra's Sankalp Gupta also touched the 2500 Elo rating mark during the tournament.

Viswanathan Anand To Do Commentary During World Chess Championship

Oct 15, 2021 PTI

Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.

There Are Many People With A Lot Of Promise At Junior Level: Anand On Future Of Indian Chess

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a world champion in future.

No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand Held To Draw By Vladimir Kramnik, All To Play For In Decider

Jul 18, 2021 PTI

Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It's the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move

Viswanathan Anand Beats Garry Kasparov Again In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Meanwhile, Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave jumped to the top of the standings after 14 rounds with 19.5 points followed by Nepomniachtchi (18.5 points)

10 July, 2021

Viswanathan Anand Defeats Garry Kasparov In Croatia Grand Chess Tour


Playing with white pieces, Anand beat Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicillian Najdorf variation game in the fourth round of the Blitz event

14 June, 2021

Did Legendary Viswanathan Anand Lose To Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath In Chess? Here's What Happened


Nikhil Kamath's misdemeanour overshadowed the noble cause and Twitter saw several users slam the entrepreneur

11 May, 2021

Checkmate COVID: Viswanathan Anand, 4 Other Grand Masters To Raise Fund - Here's How You Can Join


All the proceeds will go to RedCross India and the Checkmate COVID initiative of the All India Chess Federation

28 December, 2020

Lockdown Increased Chess' Popularity, Says Fromer World Champion Viswanathan Anand


As most sporting action shut down because of the lockdown, chess found new life online with several tournaments taking place

14 December, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Biopic: Aanand L Rai To Direct The Movie Based On Grandmaster Life

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The movie is yet to be named and there is no clarity on the cast also

31 August, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Wants Olympiad Win To Bring In 'Long' Due National Honours For Chess Players


The last time a chess player received the Arjuna was in 2013 (Abhijeet Gupta), while a chess coach has been given the Dronacharya just twice -- Raghunandan Vasant Gokhale (1986) and Koneru Ashok (2006)

30 May, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Lands In India After Being Stuck In Germany For Over Three Months


Viswanathan Anand was forced to stay put in Germany after the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted sporting schedules across the globe apart from restricting movement

09 May, 2020

Online Nations Cup Chess: India Suffers Twin Defeats, Finishes 5th; China Vs USA In Title Clash


India, placed fifth after nine rounds with 5 match points and 16 board points, Russia and Rest of the World are out of contention for the "Super Final"

05 May, 2020

Nations Cup Chess: Viswanathan Anand To Lead India's Charge At Richest Online Team Tournament


Here's everything you need to know about the Nations Cup chess tournament featuring some of the world's best players

26 April, 2020

Chess Event Featuring Viswanathan Anand And Yuzvendra Chahal Raises Rs 8.8 Lakh For Waste Pickers


Yuzvendra Chahal took part in an online blitz event on April 5, while Viswanathan Anand joined a simultaneous online event on April 11

22 April, 2020

Get Worried When I See 12-13 Year Olds Wanting To Make Chess Their Career: Viswanathan Anand


Viswanathan Anand addresses online session for SAI officials from Germany, says the apex sports body can contribute greatly in promoting chess in India

12 April, 2020

COVID-19: Online Chess Exhibition Featuring Viswanathan Anand Raises Rs 4.5 Lakh For PM CARES Fund


India no.1 Viswanathan Anand, no.2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players -- Koneru Humpy and D Harika -- took part in the event organised by on Sunday

04 April, 2020

COVID-19: Stuck In Germany, Viswanathan Anand To Raise Funds Through Online Chess Competition


The event will be streamed live on, where all donations made will be sent to the PM's CARES Fund

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns after inaugurating multiple development projects including AIIMS, Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant, and a new building of Indian Council of Medical Research in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates a fertilizers factory to the nation as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and others clap, in Gorakhpur.

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A policeman recovers the smuggled liquor bottles from a truck at Patrakar Nagar, in Patna.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in Karnajora, Uttar Dinajpur.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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