Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle
Referring to the state-of-affairs in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), which has been riddled with infighting and legal battles, the forum president Varugeese Koshy wrote to the FIDE chief, requesting his intervention in solving the impasse.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal headlines online chess event, says playing the sport taught him patience
A former national Under-12 chess champion, India cricketer Chahal has the distinction of having represented the country at the World Youth Chess Championships, and is listed on the World Chess Federation (FIDE) website. His Elo rating is 1956.
Isle of Man Masters: Viswanathan Anand scores fine win over Daniel Fridman; Hikaru Nakamura topples Abhijeet Gupta
Viswanathan Anand, who was back to the board after taking a half point bye in the fifth round, scored a much needed victory against German GM Daniel Fridman
Abhijeet Gupta and Jeffery Xiong beat Vidit Gujrathi and Richard Rapport, respectively to take joint lead at the Isle of Man Masters.
Isle of Man Masters: Arkadij Naiditsch, Wang Hao lead after Round 4; Vidit Gujrathi, Abhijeet Gupta lead Indian charge
Tournament leaders were chopped to a third at the conclusion of the Chess.com Isle of Man Masters. Of the six overnight leaders, only Wang Hao and Arkadij Naiditsch won their games and remained on maximum score of 4.0/4
R Praggnanandhaa scored a major upset defeating elite GM Pavel Eljanov while Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi were held to a draw by lower-ranked players.
Year in Review 2017: Abhijeet Gupta's Commonwealth hat-trick to Harika's podium finish in Iran, a look at key chess moments
Indian chess players proved their mettle once again in 2017, reaching new milestones and winning medals at various prestigious events across the globe.
Commonwealth Chess Championship: Abhijeet Gupta pulls off hat-trick of titles, 10-year-old Sahithi Varshini amazes
The competition in the women's section of the Commonwealth Chess Championship was absolutely cut-throat. Swati Ghate, Mary Ann Gomes and Tania Sachdev were tied for first.
Grandmaster and Commonwealth Champion Abhijeet Gupta crashed through the solid defences of Lin Chen of China to join the leaders pack after the seventh round of Asian continental chess championship
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta recorded his second straight win at the expense of GM Keith Arkell of England in the sixth round of Poker Masters Isle of Man International chess tournament.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta missed out on a podium finish after losing to Eduardo Iturrizaga of Venezuela in the final round.
It turned out to be a tough day for the highest rated Indian in Dubai open as Kuzubov was on top for the major part of the game and the draw was achieved only through a reckless repetition of position by the Ukrainian.
Abhijeet seemed to be in complete control before he suddenly found himself short of time and what transpired was a series of inaccuracies which finally led to a piece blunder, costing him the full point.
Aziz missed his chances when the endgame arrived and allowed counterplay when he could have avoided that. Gupta, from a pawn less, came up with an extra pawn when the dust subsided and the rest was easy.
A winner of this tournament in 2011, Gupta recently won the Al-Ain Classic in UAE and the country remains one of his favourite grounds. The Indian is ranked 12th in one of the strongest open tournament in Asia.
After a disappointing exit by former world champion Viswanathan Anand from the quarterfinal of the premier event, Gupta, too, could not make it to the podium as he lost his way against Hammer.
Gujrathi has now joined the list of elite Indians winning medals in the world junior champions starting from a gold medal won by world champion V Anand in 1987, gold by Harikrishna in 2004, gold by Abhijeet Gupta in 2008 and Bronze by Sahaj Grover in 2011.
Putting in a solid performance right through, Gupta scored nine points out of a possible eleven and had the best tiebreak score to win the gold medal in the championship that also incorporated the South African International open.