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

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.06.20

Virtual lesson with chess pros

Chess enthusiasts across Jharkhand can look forward to add an edge to their moves during virtual training sessions by pros, organised by Jamshedpur Chess Academy (JCA) starting July 1.The sessions wil...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 30.05.20

Anand lands in India after being stuck abroad over three months

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand finally returned to India on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months due to the travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-1...
By PTI in Chennai

World  /  Published 27.05.20

Chess prodigy’s return to health brings cheer to the game

Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Irina Krush often went to Asser Levy Park at Coney Island and beat the men playing chess there.Many of those who fell were sharp characters, too. More than a fe...
By David Waldstein in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.05.20

Virtual chess tournament for boys

The East Singhbhum District Chess Association (ESDCA) has come up with a virtual chess tournament for budding chess enthusiasts amid the restrictions induced by Covid-19. The daylong online event is a...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.04.20

Chess pros checkmate lockdown

Chess players from Jharkhand can look forward to refreshing their moves during lockdown as mentors will impart training sessions online.Fifteen junior players from Ranchi, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Chatra,...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 22.04.20

BRIEFS: PV Sindhu role

World champion PV Sindhu was on Wednesday unveiled as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s ‘I am badminton’ awareness campaign. It provides a platform for players to exp...
By Staff Reporter & PTI in Calcutta/New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 21.04.20

BRIEFS: Volte-face

Novak Djokovic has reiterated he is against taking an anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes mandatory to travel once the pandemic subsides, but says he’s open to changing his mind. Djokovic sai...
By TT Bureau & Agencies in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.03.20

Chess Candidates comes to a halt

The Fide on Thursday decided to halt the Chess Candidates tournament which was being played at Yekaterinburg in Russia after the Vladimir Putin government decided to close down air traffic with other ...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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