Chess Player
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

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

Sports  /  Published 06.01.19

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has big dreams

He cries after painful losses. Only for a couple of minutes though, mostly, says his coach. He isn’t swayed by compliments, they only make him a better player. And, he has his sights set on the worl...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Sports  /  Published 15.02.20

Gujrathi jumps to top spot in Prague Chess

India's no. 2 player Vidit S Gujrathi posted a win over Austrian GM Markus Ragger in the third round to jump to the top spot in the Masters category of the Prague Chess festival here.India had mixed l...
By PTI in Prague

Sports  /  Published 04.09.19

Dearth of GMs and search for solutions

Chess in Bengal is in the news now, but only for the wrong reasons, thanks to the mudslinging in the Bengal Chess Association that required mediation from the All India Chess Federation. But not enou...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.11.18

Indians no more seen as snake charmers: Anand

Viswanathan Anand, a five-time world chess champion and national icon, spoke to The Telegraph the other evening.Few mega achievers, by the way, are as modest as Anand. Little wonder, then, that he has...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 22.02.19

Inside the mind of chess champ Tania Sachdev

Rapid Tania...Loves elephants.Likes New York City for the vibe, the energy and also London, Reykjavik, Spain and Amsterdam.She calls the airport her second home.In her handbag, you will find a book sh...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Sports  /  Published 07.11.19

Chess knights to shine at Eden Gardens

Reigning and former world chess champions Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be at the Eden during one of the five days when India host Bangladesh in the historic Day-Night pink-ball Test, star...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Date with the Mother of all inspirations

A 17-year-old on a school trip to the mother-cum-manager accompanying the world’s No.10 chess player on a tournament tour — Lotis Key’s two visits to the city, 40 years apart, have only the Moth...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 18.06.19

Chess prodigy hopes for gold

Eight-year-old chess prodigy Arshiya Das has set her sights on gold at the Asian School Chess Championship in Uzbekistan.“I am ready to participate in the competition. I am confident that I will pla...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala


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