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Viswanathan Anand, Yuzvendra Chahal involved in online chess game, help raise Rs 8.8 lakh for charity
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Viswanathan Anand, Yuzvendra Chahal involved in online chess game, help raise Rs 8.8 lakh for charity

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand and India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal among others took part in an online chess charity event, raising Rs 8.8 lakh for the waste pickers' community fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

'Children should not opt for full-time career in chess before they turn 18', says five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand
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'Children should not opt for full-time career in chess before they turn 18', says five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand

Anand, who became India's first Grandmaster as an 18-year-old, had a word of caution for young chess players and their parents

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup
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Former world champion Viswanathan Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup

The preliminary entry list includes three generations of the best players: from 50-year-old Anand (multiple-time world champion and still in the world's top-20) to the newest chess phenomenon, the 16-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja

Chess has adapted well to coronovirus-forced shutdowns, reckons Viswanathan Anand
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Chess has adapted well to coronovirus-forced shutdowns, reckons Viswanathan Anand

Vishwanathan Anand said, 'Chess was already something that happened a lot on the internet. So, it has been relatively smooth to adapt to going completely online.'

Viswanathan Anand appointed World Wildlife Fund ambassador for enviornment education programme
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Viswanathan Anand appointed World Wildlife Fund ambassador for enviornment education programme

WWF India is celebrating its 50 years of conservation in India and it is delighted to see Anand lend his support to conservation and protection of the environment

GM Gujrathi sets his sight on entering world top 10 and qualifying for next Candidates event
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GM Gujrathi sets his sight on entering world top 10 and qualifying for next Candidates event

He did live commentary during this edition's Candidates Chess in Russia but GM Vidit Gujrathi is now aiming to be a part of the next edition along with an entry in the world 's top-10 rankings.

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Narendra Modi praises Indian chess players' 'innovative' way of raising funds for fight against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Narendra Modi praises Indian chess players' 'innovative' way of raising funds for fight against COVID-19

Five leading players Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban, Koneru Humpy and Dharika, alongside Anand, had participated in an online chess exhibition and helped raise Rs 4.5 lakh for the PM-CARES Fund

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund

A total of 17 Grandmasters and over 180 chess players came together to take part in an online blitz event to raise over Rs 2.39 lakh towards the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.

Young Indian Grand Masters turn to online chess for training during coronavirus lockdown
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Young Indian Grand Masters turn to online chess for training during coronavirus lockdown

R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and P Iniyan – the teen brigade of Indian chess is unfazed about being confined to home due to the national lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal headlines online chess event, says playing the sport taught him patience
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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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand among six Indians to compete in online chess exhibition to raise funds
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand among six Indians to compete in online chess exhibition to raise funds

Apart from Anand, India No 2 Vidit S Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Baskaran Adhiban (all Grandmasters) and the country's top two women players-Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika will compete on 20-board event

Coronavirus Outbreak: Candidates Chess tournament stopped midway after Russia bans all international flights
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Candidates Chess tournament stopped midway after Russia bans all international flights

FIDE stopped the Candidates tournament in Yekatrinburg, Russia at halfway stage after the hosts decided to ban all flights into and out of the country owing to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Players join hands to form ‘democratic and transparent’ Chess Players Forum
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Players join hands to form ‘democratic and transparent’ Chess Players Forum

Prominent players such as Dibyendu Barua, Swati Ghate and Abhijit Kunte have joined hands to form a Chess Players Forum with an aim to protect the interest of the players and take up their issues with the government.

Coronavirus Outbreak: International Chess Federation postpones Olympiad, Congress to summer of 2021
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Coronavirus Outbreak: International Chess Federation postpones Olympiad, Congress to summer of 2021

The global chess body issued a statement saying that the Olympiad and the FIDE Congress, slated to be held in August in Moscow and Khanty-Mansiysk respectively, are rescheduled to the summer of 2021 at the same locations

Coronavirus pandemic: Candidates Chess Tournament underway in Russia despite COVID-19 threat, handshakes made optional
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Coronavirus pandemic: Candidates Chess Tournament underway in Russia despite COVID-19 threat, handshakes made optional

Eight of the world’s best chess players began competing in an international tournament in Russia on Tuesday, but were told by organisers that handshakes would be optional because of the coronavirus that has halted most sports around the world.

Coronavirus pandemic: Viswanathan Anand to complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany
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Coronavirus pandemic: Viswanathan Anand to complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany

Viswanathan Anand was to return to Chennai on Monday after competing in the Bundesliga Chess League but had to stay back near Frankfurt given the travel restrictions, his wife Aruna said.

Coronavirus pandemic: National championships postponed till 31 May, AICF asks state associations to avoid events till 15 April
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Coronavirus pandemic: National championships postponed till 31 May, AICF asks state associations to avoid events till 15 April

AICF further said those who had planned FIDE rated events till 15 April were requested to reschedule their events, adding 'the risk becomes highest in FIDE rated opens due to huge participation.'