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National Chess Events Scheduled For January 2022 Postponed Due To Rising COVID Cases

Jan 03, 2022 PTI

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) informed about its decision on Monday. The postponed events are national junior, national school and national sub-junior championships.

World Blitz Chess: Koneru Humpy Finishes At 5th spot, R Vaishali Ends Up 14th

Dec 31, 2021 PTI

In the open section, P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian in the tournament, ended at the 84th spot, while Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi was the best performer from the country with an 18th-place finish in the category.

World Rapid Chess Championship 2021: Koneru Humpy Slips To Finish Sixth In Women’s Category

Defending Champion Koneru Humpy finished with 7.5 points in the women's section of the World Rapid Chess Championship 2021. The highest-ranked Indian P Harikrishna ended 99th with 6.5 points in the open section.

World Rapid Chess Championship 2021: Defending Champion Koneru Humpy Bounces Back In Style

Dec 28, 2021 PTI

Defending champion Koneru Humpy is currently in the joint second spot at the World Rapid Chess Championship 2021 after posting three victories in a row in Warsaw in Poland. R Vaishali and Padmini Rout are the next best Indians.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen Beats Ian Nepomniachtchi To Defend Title

Magnus Carlsen wins 60 percent of the 2 million-euro prize offered by the championship. Ian Nepomniachtchi said he was struggling to understand exactly what went wrong and at the moment had 'no idea.'

02 December, 2021

Aanand L Rai On Vishwanathan Anand's Biopic: It's An Ambitious Film, Will Take Time

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Filmmaker Aanand L Rai reveals that he has already started scripting for the biopic on chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand's.

09 November, 2021

Indian Chess Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi Finishes Third In Lindores Abbey Blitz Event


18-year old Arjun Erigaisi started in a brilliant manner and won all of his first nine games before slipping up.

08 November, 2021

Grand Swiss Chess: Dronavalli Harika Finishes 5th, Qualifies For Next Grand Prix Cycle


India's Dronavalli Harika was tied for a joint third spot with Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine but eventually settled for fifth place on the basis of the tie-break score.

08 November, 2021

Teenager Sankalp Gupta Becomes India's 71st Chess Grandmaster


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

01 November, 2021

Grand Swiss Chess: Dronavalli Harika Draws With Natalija Pogonina


A couple of sub-optimal moves from Dronavalli Harika were enough to let the victory slip away. She and Pogonina split the point in a dead equal position.

31 October, 2021

Grand Swiss Chess: P Harikrishna Notches Up Second Win, D Harika Held To A Draw In Round 4


India no.3 P Harikrishna beat Armenia’s Sergey Movsesian in 56 moves in a Ruy Lopez game late on Saturday. He is among a bunch of players with 2.5 points.


29 October, 2021

Chess: Mixed Luck For Indian Players In Grand Swiss Tournament


The Grand Swiss tournament and Women’s Grand Swiss 2021 are part of the qualifications for the 2021-23 World Championship cycle. The top two finishers will qualify for the Candidates Tournament in 2022.

15 October, 2021

Viswanathan Anand To Do Commentary During World Chess Championship


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

29 September, 2021

World Chess Championship: India Beat France 3-1 In Final Preliminary Round Game


Earlier in the fourth round, India lost 1-3 to top-seeded Russia late on Tuesday. India will play Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.

28 September, 2021

World Team Chess Championship: Indian Women Beat Spain In Round 2


India are currently placed at third with 4.5 points while Russia and Armenia occupy the top two spots. India will play Armenia on Tuesday.

27 September, 2021

Women's World Chess Championship: India Settle For A Draw With Azerbaijan


In other opening-round matches in Pool A, Russia trounced Spain 4-0 and Armenia edged out France 2.5-1.5. India plays Spain in the second round.

26 September, 2021

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.


10 September, 2021

Online Chess Olympiad: Unbeaten India Storms Into Quarterfinals


On the final day of the league phase, India posted wins over Hungary and Moldova before sharing honours with Slovenia

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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