Sunday, Nov 28, 2021


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

Nov 09, 2021 PTI

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

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

Nov 08, 2021 PTI

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.

Teenager Sankalp Gupta Becomes India's 71st Chess Grandmaster

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

Grand Swiss Chess: Dronavalli Harika Draws With Natalija Pogonina

Nov 01, 2021 PTI

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.

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

21 August, 2021

Chess Association Of India And AICF Announce Merger, Ending Years Of Feud


AICF president of Sanjay Kapoor said that the warring factions both at the national and state level will now come together under the umbrella of the federation

18 July, 2021

No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand Holds Vladimir Kramnik, Wins Sparkassen Trophy


The Indian maestro Viswanathan Anand won the opening game of the series before the next three ended in stalemate.

18 July, 2021

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


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

16 July, 2021

Chess: Viswanathan Anand Draws With Vladimir Kramnik In 2nd Game Of No-Castling Event


The Indian maestro played out a 39-move draw in an English Four Knights variation game with black pieces.

11 July, 2021

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

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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party dance as they celebrate the party's initial lead during counting for the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections, in Agartala.

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A election staff member opens an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes for the municipal corporation elections, in Agartala.

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra (2nd L) pay tribute to German philosopher Friedrich Engels on his 202nd birth anniversary, in Kolkata.

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Aspirants stand in a queue to enter an examintaion centre for Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 (UPTET Exam 2021), in Moradabad.

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