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


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

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.01.20

He Czech-mated closer to IM dream

Young chess champ Vatsal Singhania, with roots in Sakchi, has inched closer to the IM (International Master) title, thanks to his stellar show at an international chess contest in Czech Republic earli...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

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

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


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