Articles by Sagar Shah
Mar 07, 2019
How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess GrandmasterIn 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.
Dec 08, 2018
Viswanathan Anand interview: Positions in Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship were so rich, but no one fell apartIndian chess legend Viswanathan Anand talks about the riveting Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship match in a special interview
Nov 28, 2018
India’s latest chess Grandmaster Karthikeyan Pandian talks about his game, achievements and future plansAt 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.
Nov 07, 2018
World Women’s Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli advance to second round; Padmini Rout, Bhakti Kulkarni oustedAfter 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.
Aug 16, 2018
From being a restless kid to achieving Grandmaster title: Story of Nihal Sarin's phenomenal rise in chess arenaHailing 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.
Jun 25, 2018
Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the countryIn 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.
Jun 15, 2018
No place for religious or cultural codes in sports, says Indian chess Grand Master Soumya Swaminathan on pulling out from Iran eventThis 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.
Sep 19, 2017
FIDE World Cup 2017: From Viswanathan Anand's struggle to SP Sethuraman's rise, a look at how Indians faredA single loss was sufficient for Anand to be knocked out of the World Cup. Such is the unforgiving nature of this format.
Sep 10, 2017
FIDE World Cup 2017: Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw after tactical error; SP Sethuraman plays solid gameVidit 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.
Sep 09, 2017
FIDE World Cup 2017: SP Sethuraman's technical skills too good for P Harikrishna; B Adhiban suffers defeatIn the third round, Vidit Gujrathi will be up against Chinese Grand Master Ding Liren, while Sethuraman will face Dutch No 1 Anish Giri.