Chess tournament

Olympiad ahead, chess fever grips Chennai

The city embraced its chess roots by turning out in large numbers for the ‘Olympiad Curtain Raiser Rapid Chess Tournament 2022’, on Sunday.

published on : 25th July 2022

Kanishka holds Tuan in Round 2 of Chennai Open  

Leading the table with 2 points were GMs Savchenko Boris (Russia), Fedorov Alexei (Belarus), Deepan Chakkravarthy (India).

published on : 21st June 2022

Chess helped me become what I am, it's time for me to give back: Viswanathan Anand

The year was 1987 when India got its first grandmaster in Anand.

published on : 18th June 2022

Norway chess: No stopping Anand, remains on top after third straight win 

The 52-year-old Anand won the Armageddon (sudden death game) early on Friday after the regular classical match was drawn after 39 moves.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Norway chess: Anand posts second straight win in Classical event, takes lead

The 52-year-old Anand trumped his opponent in 36 moves in the battle of the veterans to make it two out of two after the second round late on Wednesday. 

published on : 2nd June 2022

Anand beats Vachier-Lagrave in Norway Chess tournament

The win over the French player late on Tuesday enabled the Indian GM to gain 3 points.

published on : 1st June 2022

Young Praggnanandhaa stuns world no 1 Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters chess

Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game early on Feb 21 to halt Carlsen's run of three straight wins.

published on : 21st February 2022

Indian Grandmaster Lalith Babu wins tournament in Czech Republic

He remained unbeaten through nine rounds and accumulated 6.5 points to finish half a point ahead of Icelandic GM Hannes Stefansson, the runner-up.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Vidit Gujrathi draws with Anish Giri, in joint lead with Mamedyarov, Rapport 

Azerbaijan's Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Richard Rapport posted victories in round five late on Thursday and joined Vidit Gujrathi at the top of the standings in the 13-round tournament.

published on : 21st January 2022

Tata Steel Chess Masters: Indian GM Vidit Gujrathi shoots into lead

Gujrathi's compatriot, 16-year old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, however, suffered a defeat at the hands of Dutchman Jorden Van Foreest late on Monday night.

published on : 18th January 2022

Tata Steel chess hit by controversy after Norway's infamous robber invited as guest

Known as the mastermind behind the biggest heist in the country's history, Toska has been invited to join as a guest during TV 2's Tata Steel Chess broadcast.

published on : 18th January 2022

Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa looking to be sharp and ready before Kolkata test

Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa is preparing in earnest for the Tata Steel India rapid chess tournament which begins in Kolkata from November 17.

published on : 15th November 2021

Grand Swiss chess: Harika finishes 5th, qualifies for next GP cycle

In the Open event, Indian GM Nihal Sarin had the best finish, taking 18th place with 6.5 points.

published on : 8th November 2021

Indian Grandmaster Iniyan wins chess tournament in Spain

Iniyan, who was seeded fifth, remained unbeaten in the nine-round tournament.

published on : 12th October 2021