Magnus Carlsen's indifferent form and tactical blunders lead to him losing World No 1 spot in rapid and blitz format
Magnus Carlsen is perceived one of the best grafters in the history of chess. Someone who has mastered the art of playing long games for bare minimum of advantages when seemingly none exist, often in dry looking endgames.
How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster
In Erode, from where Iniyan hails, there was hardly any chess culture. A lot of things had to fall in place for the 16-year-old boy to achieve the highest title in chess.
Viswanathan Anand interview: Positions in Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship were so rich, but no one fell apart
Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand talks about the riveting Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship match in a special interview
India’s latest chess Grandmaster Karthikeyan Pandian talks about his game, achievements and future plans
At the conclusion of the Third Saturday chess tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia, India got their 57th Grandmaster in Karthikeyan Pandian. In addition to finishing his much awaited final norm, the 28-year-old also finished joint first at the event.
World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli advance to second round; Padmini Rout, Bhakti Kulkarni ousted
After the first round second seed Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli have advanced to the next stage, while Padmini Rout and Bhakti Kulkarni have been eliminated.
From being a restless kid to achieving Grandmaster title: Story of Nihal Sarin's phenomenal rise in chess arena
Hailing from Thrissur in Kerala, Nihal Sarin scored his third GM norm at the Abu Dhabi Masters and achieved the highest title in the game of chess at the age of just 14.
Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the country
In his short career of playing chess, Praggnanandhaa has seen both the heights of stardom and the bottoms of loneliness. Through all these fluctuations he has come out strong.
No place for religious or cultural codes in sports, says Indian chess Grand Master Soumya Swaminathan on pulling out from Iran event
This is not the first time that Soumya has played in Iran. She had also played in 2011 in Iran when she was 22 years old and had then worn a headscarf.
FIDE World Cup 2017: From Viswanathan Anand's struggle to SP Sethuraman's rise, a look at how Indians fared
A single loss was sufficient for Anand to be knocked out of the World Cup. Such is the unforgiving nature of this format.
FIDE World Cup 2017: Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw after tactical error; SP Sethuraman plays solid game
Vidit could have made a very strong first game result by beating Ding Liren, but, he was not able to keep his nerves in the winning position and the game ended in a draw.
FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman's technical skills too good for P Harikrishna; B Adhiban suffers defeat
In the third round, Vidit Gujrathi will be up against Chinese Grand Master Ding Liren, while Sethuraman will face Dutch No 1 Anish Giri.
FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand suffers earliest exit in a knockout event, but Vidit Gujrathi on track
On Thursday, Kovalyov showed such solidity with white pieces that the five-time world champion, Anand had absolutely no way to break through.
FIDE World cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand hurt by tactical error, P Harikrishna on back foot after drab draw
Anand had a advantageous position out of the opening but then went for a speculative piece sacrifice.
The second game against Yuri Gonzalez Vidal was where Harikrishna was in some trouble, but calculated admirably to get out of danger.
FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna bounces back in style to level score, Viswanathan Anand moves into Round 2
After the game, Harikrishna quickly moved out from the hall and went to his room. Interviews and questions could wait. He had a more important task to achieve – to win the tiebreaks on Tuesday.
FIDE World Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand unhurried in easy round one win, P Harikrishna suffers shock defeat
Anand looked relaxed and comfortable and his opponent choosing the Alapin Sicilian did not pose him too many problems. He came out of the opening without any difficulty.
As the biggest chess festival of 2017 begins in Tbilisi, here’s a look at the seven Indians, including Anand, and their chances at the 128-player event.
Sahithi hasn’t tasted a defeat in her last 27 classical games. At such a tender age, when your play is highly inconsistent, she shows maturity at quite a high level.
There is no way in which a boy like Praggnanandhaa could be stopped from becoming one of the best players in the world. His talent is phenomenal, so is his ability to work hard. He has an excellent mentor in Ramesh and his parents ensure that the boy remains firmly grounded
World Women’s Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli won bronze and shockingly, India didn't even cheer
Too bad she is not a cricketer. If she were, the entire city would have surely been waiting for her arrival at the airport.