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

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.18

Two grandmasters and a chess board on a busy Calcutta street

WHAT: Tata Steel Chess India 2018 in association with The TelegraphWHERE: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)WHEN: Nov 9 to 14GRANDMASTERS: 10 The stars include:Shakhriyar Mamedyarov — worl...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

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 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 16.03.20

Commentary to keep Viswanathan Anand busy

India’s five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany, as his return to India is on hold due to the Covid-19 pand...
By PTI in Chennai


Sports  /  Published 20.02.20

Grandmaster who’s learning the moves of a mother

Koneru Humpy’s second coming has been impressive, to say the least. The Indian Grandmaster, who had taken a two-year maternity break from the game, had won the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championsh...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.02.20

Schoolgirl in coveted global chess club

She’s all of 14, loves to paint T-shirts while humming popular numbers. But put her in front of a chessboard and she transforms into a steely champion. Debadrita Das, a Class VIII student of Tarapor...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

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

Sports  /  Published 08.01.20

Fischer vs Carlsen? Battle not fought

Good they never met in battle or for conquest. Imagined yes, in moments of wishful fancy, when the mind wanders, but never actually fought, which is just as well. The heartbreak would have been too mu...
By Ananda Sen

Sports  /  Published 18.12.19

Aronyak rules

World under-16 bronze medallist Aronyak Ghosh carved out a crucial victory over Alekhya Mukhopadhyay of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education in a miniature game to stand clear first with 8 points at t...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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