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

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

Sports  /  Published 24.11.19

Grandmaster Wesley speaks about his playing style, his chess idols and being at home in India

In town to participate in the 2019 Tata Steel Chess India — Rapid and Blitz, a part of the Grand Chess Tour 2019, in Calcutta, 26-year-old Filipino-American grandmaster Wesley So took time out to sp...
By Aniruddha Biswas in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 16.11.19

Endgame: Knights make moves beyond the board

India is witnessing a chess boom. Sixty-five Grandmasters and none other than Vladimir Kramnik saying India is the next superpower in the 64-square game.But amidst all the glitter, there is gloom too....
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 24.11.18

You can feel empty after a win: Viswanathan Anand

Did you feel different the fifth time you won the world championship compared to the first time you won it?Yes. The first time was not at the first attempt. So, there was this big feeling of satisfact...
By Saionee Chakraborty


Sports  /  Published 07.02.20

Anand predicts fast ‘endgame’

Viswanathan Anand has not set any retirement deadline. But by his own admission, the desire to leave could come unexpectedly fast. “Retirement is always there in the background. Which is why I do no...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Kids make early moves on chess board

Apaar Saxena, 7, of Bangalore made the first right move a year ago when his mother had handed over a smart phone to beat his boredom at the New Delhi airport.A year later, the first move made on the o...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.18

Chess players of story and film

Satyajit Ray’s 1977 film, Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), based on Munshi Premchand’s 1924 short story, is his most complex, expensive and longest film. The story is woven around two ches...
By Amitabha Bhattacharya

West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.19

Noise checkmates guests

Bengal’s own grandmaster, Dibyendu Barua, explained to the two visitors how the Gariahat Chess Club got a facelift last year. “Earlier, people would sit on the iron railings with the board in betw...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 02.01.20

Classical crown on Koneru Humpy mind

India’s newest world champion Koneru Humpy says it was a dream to win a world title but the triumph in the rapid format surprised even herself as she was always a contender in the classical format.H...
By PTI in Chennai


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