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Sep 01, 2018
Asian Games 2018: Bridge not same as gambling, tougher than chess, say gold medallists Pranab Bardhan, Shibhnath SarkarIndia's Asian Games gold medal winners in bridge on Saturday said that their sport should not be treated as gambling for it involves skills and not luck.
Aug 31, 2018
Karthik Venkataraman expresses relief after becoming India's latest chess Grandmaster at Spilimbergo OpenAfter his tumultuous run in Spilimbergo Open, Firstpost caught up with Karthik Venkataraman to talk about his latest achievement in particular and his chess at large.
Aug 29, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Fabiano Caruana books place in Grand Chess Tour finals after beating Wesley So in playoffWith his win over Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana joins Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final event in London.
Aug 28, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand finishes undefeated; Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana emerge joint winnersHikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave have qualified to play the Grand Chess Tour final event at London in December.
Aug 26, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Magnus Carlsen draws with Fabiano Caruana in thrilling contest; Viswanathan Anand remains unbeatenThe leaderboard remains unchanged, with Caruana on the top with 4.5 points followed by Grischuk, Aronian, Mamedyarov and Carlsen on 4. Anand maintains his unbeaten run and remains on 3.5 points.
Aug 24, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Cautious approach the key in tournament so far, as only five games yield results out of 25It is obvious that no one would play recklessly in the initial phase of the Sinquefield Cup and bow out of the leading pack, thus ruling themselves out of the race.
Aug 23, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand remains unbeaten after playing draw with Levon Aronian in fifth roundVishwanathan Anand has played steadily in the tournament so far, drawing all his games and remaining unbeaten. All the other games ended in a draw too, making the leaderboard unchanged, with five players on lead with 3 points each.
Aug 20, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand strives to regain form, draws with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 2nd roundHaving played the Najdorf with black pieces himself for about two decades, Viswanathan Anand is known to be a specialist playing the opening or its cousins in the Sicilian defence from the white side too.
Aug 19, 2018
Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to begin campaign with draw against Hikaru NakamuraViswanathan Anand began his campaign in the Sinquefield Cup on a satisfactory note, as he held the Grand Chess Tour leader and the winner of Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, Hikaru Nakamura to a draw in a positional game
Aug 18, 2018
Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent disappointmentAn encouraging factor for Anand is that he has performed much better in the classical tournaments he has participated in 2018 so far