Sports  /  Published 01.09.20

Anand eyes future kings & queens

Thirtythree years ago, the world junior chess championship win had motivated Viswanathan Anand to scale greater heights. Now, in 2020, the five-time world champion hopes India’s Chess Olympiad t...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 31.08.20

Chess: India joint winners

India and Russia were on Sunday declared joint winners of the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad after the final was marred by internet disconnection and server malfunction. Russia were initially declared wi...
By PTI in Chennai

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.08.20

Play chess & study, a grandmaster says how

All Jharkhand Chess Association (AJCA) is organising a discussion on how to maintain balance between chess and academics for young students and aspirants of the game on Sunday. The panel includes Dee...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 21.07.20

Vidit Gujrathi banks on balance for Olympiad

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi, the India captain for the Fide Online Chess Olympiad, believes that youngsters like Nihal Sarin and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa would give his team the X-factor in the tourna...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.07.20

Anand iffy on online gambit

Chess has seen a surfeit of online competitions in the rapid and blitz formats in the last three months owing to the worldwide lockdown. Viswanathan Anand, in fact, led India at the Online Nations Cu...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.12.18

2018 has been a boom year for Indian chess

DropoutsThough Indians are reigning at the junior level, the same cannot be said for the senior level. The Indian chess community has a problem of dropouts. Guttula says top junior Indian players tak...
By Aruna Rathod in

Sports  /  Published 27.11.19

Chess champ: Pentala Harikrishna

Chess grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna, who is ranked No. 2 in the board game in India, spoke to t2 on the sidelines of the just-concluded Tata Steel Chess India — Rapid and Blitz, part of the Grand ...
By Aniruddha Biswas in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.02.20

Vishy effect on state’s ‘littlest’ champ

He’s all of seven, but he’s already made a big move in life.Watching cartoon channels has taken a backseat for Adhiraj Mitra, a Class II boy of Loyola School and Jharkhand’s youngest internation...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.10.19

Pedal to checkmate pollution

Jayant Kumar Bhuyan, known for his smart moves on the chessboard, will now create ripples on the road on his cycle on Thursday. Fifty-six-year-old Bhuyan, a chess mentor and arbiter, will be off to ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Science  /  Published 30.09.18

Should chess be a subject in school? Some countries agree

Chess and mathematics go back a long way if you go by the famous story of the maharaja and his courtier, the inventor of Chaturanga, the Sanskrit name for chess. This is a story that has travelled the...
By Aswin Sekhar in


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