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Grand Swiss Tournament: K Sasikiran in second place after draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
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Grand Swiss Tournament: K Sasikiran in second place after draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Former national champion Sasikiran, who is unbeaten after seven rounds, held the Frenchman in 30 moves in a Sicilian Byrne variation game. He is on five points and is in joint second place with Vachier-Lagrave and Alexei Shirov of Spain.

Chess World Cup: Indians Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa win in first game of fourth round
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Chess World Cup: Indians Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa win in first game of fourth round

The Gujrathi-Adhiban game was expected to be an interesting one and it lived up to the expectations before the former snatched victory in 43 moves.

Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi through to third round with tie-break win, D Gukesh, Padmini Rout eliminated
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Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi through to third round with tie-break win, D Gukesh, Padmini Rout eliminated

However, the other Indian players involved in the tie-break — D Gukesh and Padmini Rout — bowed out of the tournament.

Chess World Cup: Indians R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban, Nihal Sarin enter third round
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Chess World Cup: Indians R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban, Nihal Sarin enter third round

The 15-year-old Praggnanandha won the second game of the two-game mini-match against the experienced Armenian Gabriel Sargissian to wrap up a 2-0 win. He will face Michal Krasenkow of Poland next.

Chess World Cup: India's R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban win in first game of second round
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Chess World Cup: India's R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban win in first game of second round

Chennai lad Praggnanandha got the better of the experienced Gabriel Sargissian (Armenia) and Adhiban posted a crushing win over Neuris Delgado Ramirez in just 22 moves in the men's event.

Asian Nations Online Cup: B Adhiban, R Vaishali shine as Indian men's, women's teams enter finals
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Asian Nations Online Cup: B Adhiban, R Vaishali shine as Indian men's, women's teams enter finals

In the first match, India rode on Adhiban's win while Nihal Sarin, SP Sethuraman and K Sasikiran drew their games.

Asian Online Nations Chess Cup 2020: India women’s team beats Kyrgyzstan to reach semis, men's team also progress
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Asian Online Nations Chess Cup 2020: India women’s team beats Kyrgyzstan to reach semis, men's team also progress

The top-seeded Indian women’s team on Friday stormed into the semi-finals of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Cup 2020 Championship, while their male counterparts eked out a fighting win over Mongolia to secure the last four berth.

Asian Online Chess: Highest-ranked India start as favourites in both men's and women's events
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Asian Online Chess: Highest-ranked India start as favourites in both men's and women's events

Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly will lead the Indian men's team in the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess plays on while other sports struggle to cope with COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess plays on while other sports struggle to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

There has been a spurt in the number of online chess events during this coronavirus-forced lockdown.

Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia
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Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia

In the final round encounter against Russia, India's Vidit Gujrathi was beaten by Vladislav Artemiev, while B Adhiban was tamed by Dmitry Andreikin.

Online Nations Cup: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand registers first win but Russia hold India to a 2-2 draw
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Online Nations Cup: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand registers first win but Russia hold India to a 2-2 draw

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand registered his first win but India were held to a 2-2 draw by Russia in the ongoing Online Nations Cup on Thursday.

Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle
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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.

Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi and Konery Humpy in strong Indian team for Online Nations Cup
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Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi and Konery Humpy in strong Indian team for Online Nations Cup

The field for the event includes six former world champions, plus 12 others who have been candidates to the throne at some point

Coronavirus Outbreak: Online chess exhibition featuring Viswanathan Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM-CARES Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Online chess exhibition featuring Viswanathan Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM-CARES Fund

India no 1 Anand, no 2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players — Koneru Humpy and D Harika — took part in the event organised by chess.com on Sunday

Grand Masters B Adhiban, K Sasikiran to spearhead 40-member Indian contingent at Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020
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Grand Masters B Adhiban, K Sasikiran to spearhead 40-member Indian contingent at Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020

Grand Masters B Adhiban and K Sasikiran will spearhead the Indian challenge in the masters category of the 18th Gibraltar International Chess Festival which starts on Tuesday.

Reykjavik Open 2018: Nihal Sarin holds five-time US champion Gata Kamsky, B Adhiban joins leaders after Round 6
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Reykjavik Open 2018: Nihal Sarin holds five-time US champion Gata Kamsky, B Adhiban joins leaders after Round 6

As a result of his opening choice, Sarin did get a nice space advantage. However, Kamsky, it seemed, was in absolutely no mood to exchange any pawns.

Reykjavik Open 2018: 13-year-old Nihal Sarin continues purple patch in Round 5, B Adhiban also makes good progress
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Reykjavik Open 2018: 13-year-old Nihal Sarin continues purple patch in Round 5, B Adhiban also makes good progress

Sarin's performance rating so far in the tournament is a whopping 2,858. If he can continue this amazing run for at least a round or two more, he’s sure to earn himself a Grand Master norm.

Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand holds World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, remains joint sixth
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Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand holds World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, remains joint sixth

Carlsen equalised without much ado when Anand parted with his bishop for a knight and the position was just level when the two decided to split the point in 32 moves.

Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Fabiano Caruana to share lead with Anish Giri
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Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Fabiano Caruana to share lead with Anish Giri

For Anand, it was his second victory in three days as he looks for a record sixth title. In the challengers section being held simultaneously Vidit Gujrathi remained as joint leader

Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Sergey Karjakin; Magnus Carlsen beats B Adhiban
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Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Sergey Karjakin; Magnus Carlsen beats B Adhiban

With 1.5 points in his kitty, Anand now shares the second spot behind Anish Giri of Holland who came up with another sterling performance to beat Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.