Articles by Aditya Pai
May 01, 2019
Magnus Carlsen interview: Fearless young players will make India the strongest chess country in the worldThe Grenke Chess Classic came to a close on Monday evening with Magnus Carlsen dominating the field once again. Carlsen scored 7½ points out of his nine games and remained a point and a half ahead of his nearest rival
Apr 20, 2019
Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja forfeits game due to opponent Or Bronstein’s Israeli nationality at GRENKE Chess OpenIranian GM Alireza Firouzja forfeits game due to opponent Or Bronstein’s Israeli nationality at GRENKE Chess Open
Apr 18, 2019
Grenke Chess Classic 2019: Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana clash after World Championship among encounters in offingWhile Carlsen is, indeed, a favourite to win the tournament, the field is fierce. So will Caruana successfully defend his title, will Anand score his first big win of the year, or will it be another ‘Magnus Opus’? Only time will tell.
Feb 07, 2019
AlphaZero's stunning victory over chess engine Stockfish raises hopes of Artificial Intelligence's positive impact on royal gameAlphaZero, a chess-playing AI designed by DeepMind, became a worldwide sensation when it defeated Stockfish, the world's strongest chess engine,
Feb 02, 2019
Anish Giri interview: 'Viswanathan Anand's depth of preparation for world championship matches inspired me'In an interview with Firstpost, Giri talked about his connection to India, his work with Gujrathi and Anand, the current boom in Indian chess and his prospects of playing in the country.
Jan 29, 2019
It’s a bit like coming home: Viswanathan Anand opens up on completing 30 years since his maiden Wijk aan Zee victoryBack in 1989, Viswanathan Anand had bagged his first title prize in Wijk. Thirty years down the line he has played it eighteen more times and is still going strong
Jan 28, 2019
Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen bags seventh title after holding Anish Giri; Viswanathan Anand finishes joint thirdThe thirteenth and final round of the Masters’ segment of Tata Steel Chess saw Magnus Carlsen hold Anish Giri to a draw in a 30-move long game to clinch the title
Jan 24, 2019
Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen cements top spot after beating Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi impresses with winCarlsen, as he is known to do, kept probing in an attempt to trick his opponent. On his 70th turn, Anand made a critical error that threw away the game. He had to resign just six moves later.
Jan 19, 2019
Undeterred Vidit Gujrathi keeps nervousness at bay against top guns halfway into Tata Steel MastersRegardless of the accomplishments of his opponents, Vidit Gujrathi remains undeterred and is looking forward to playing each game as it comes.
Jan 12, 2019
Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in frayDefending champion Magnus Carlsen will be eyeing his seventh title. Meanwhile, Anand will try to level scores with the reigning World Champion by clinching the sixth Tata Steel trophy of his career.