Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022


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

Aug 21, 2021 PTI

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

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

Jul 18, 2021 PTI

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

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

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

Jul 16, 2021 PTI

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

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

10 July, 2021

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand Goes Down To Anish Giri In Croatia Grand Chess Tour


Dutch GM Giri pulled off a win in 51 moves with white pieces in the ninth round, a result which left Anand on nine points.

06 July, 2021

Viswanathan Anand Returns To Over-the-board Action After A Year In Croatia


Anand will be featuring in both the rapid and blitz segments in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour

01 July, 2021

Abhimanyu Mishra, 12, Becomes Youngest Chess Grand Master In History

Outlook Web Bureau

Abhimanyu from New Jersey achieved his third GM norm in Budapest at the age of 12 years and four months

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


26 March, 2021

Young Indian Grandmaster Leon Mendonca Wins 2nd Kumania Tournament in Hungary


The 15-year-old Goa player remained unbeaten and finished with four wins and five draws in the tournament

08 February, 2021

Nominees For BBC 'Indian Sportswoman Of The Year' Award Announced


The winner will be decided by public voting, open till February 24. And the winner will be announced on March 8, the International Women's Day

31 December, 2020

Chess: Goa's 14-Year-Old Leon Mendonca Becomes India's 67th Grandmaster


Mendonca, who achieved the feat at 14 years, 9 months and 17 days, is the second GM from the coastal state.

31 December, 2020

Sports Year Ender 2020: Losing Legends, India's Highs and Lows In Pandemic Year


2020 for Indian sports was not merely about the disruption, but the year had its share of good, bad, ugly and unfortunately some truly sad events

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

27 December, 2020

Chess: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna Holds World Champion Magnus Carlsen


The game between Harikrishna and the Norwegian ended in 24 moves after the players repeated the moves.


25 December, 2020

All India Chess Federation Elections: Factions Fight Over Sports Code Violation In Nominations


The chess federation is split into two camps -- one headed by Venkatrama Raja and the other by Chauhan, who have been at loggerheads over various issues

Photo Gallery

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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