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Magnus Carlsen
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

Sports  /  Published 29.12.19

Koneru Humpy claims Rapid crown

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claimed the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship title after drawing the Armageddon game against Lei Tingjie of China here.The 32-year-old Indian made a stunning co...
By PTI in Moscow

Sports  /  Published 26.11.19

Anand solace in son Akhil

Viswanathan Anand was a distraught man on Tuesday. Anand, who was in the running for a slot in the Grand Chess Tour Finals, saw his chances blowing apart, after a heart-breaking loss to Dutch No. 1 An...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.19

Crown & record for Carlsen

He came he saw and, well, he conquered. That in a nutshell has been the story of Magnus Carlsen’s stay in the city over the last five days.At the iconic National Library on Tuesday evening, the worl...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 21.11.19

Have highest respect for Anand: Carlsen

Thursday was a busy day for Magnus Carlsen. In town — his maiden visit to Calcutta — for the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, the world chess champion attended the mandatory draw of lots ...
By Angshuman Roy 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 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 in

Sports  /  Published 31.12.19

Champions who made 2019 their own

Humpy bestMotherhood seems to suit Koneru Humpy. After a two-year sabbatical from competitive chess, 2016 to 2018, after she became a mother, Humpy is back with a vengeance. She earned laurels for the...
By Indranil Majumdar, Elora Sen and Angshuman Roy 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

Sports  /  Published 25.11.19

Dribble past football to chess goal, Dad as referee

The making of a champion is always fascinating. So when The Telegraph on Monday evening asked Magnus Carlsen’s father Henrik “what does it take to nurture a talent as precocious as a world chess c...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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