Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India captain Vidit Gujarati said that internet issue was not India's fault. The team had taken all precautions and were ready to honour any decision that FIDE deemed right.
Women's Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy, D Harika bow out in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends
Humpy was no match for Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia, going down 2-9 while Harika was ousted by World No 1 Hou Yifan of China 3-7 in her last-eight clash.
Humpy, the world number two, jumped to an early lead against her compatriot and sealed an easy win in the FIDE Chess.com event.
Vaishali, who had finished fourth in the first leg, came back from 2-4 down to oust the experienced Ukrainian by winning the last two bullet games
Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali eliminated in semi-final defeat to Anna Ushenina
Vaishali, elder sister of young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, had reached the semi-finals with wins over WIM Munkhzul Turmunkh in the quarter-final and former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova in the opening round.
Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky
Sutovsky also said India was a key partner in the growth of chess and added that there was a need to popularise the sport at the school level
There has been a spurt in the number of online chess events during this coronavirus-forced lockdown.
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen unveils online series of tournaments with $1 million prize purse
The Norwegian was absent when the World Chess Federation (FIDE) held an online Nations Cup between Russia, United States, Europe, China, India and a Rest of the World team
Online Nations Cup: China crowned champions after final match against USA ends in draw; India finish a disappointing fifth
Top-seed and favourite China were crowned champions at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Sunday by virtue of superior points tally despite their final match against the USA ending in 2-2 draw.
In the final round encounter against Russia, India's Vidit Gujrathi was beaten by Vladislav Artemiev, while B Adhiban was tamed by Dmitry Andreikin.
A total of 10 teams will take part in the tournament which will see the participation of over 25 Indian Grandmasters.
All India Chess Federation committee slams secretary Vijay Deshpande to spreading 'false information'
The All India Chess Federation's (AICF) five-member committee, which is currently running its day-to-day affairs, on Wednesday criticised secretary Vijay Deshpande for spreading "false information" and accused him of using the national body's letterhead despite a restraining order against him.
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.
The field for the event includes six former world champions, plus 12 others who have been candidates to the throne at some point
Some big chess names from recent decades will take part as Russia, United States, Europe, China, India and a Rest of the World team compete amid the coronavirus crisis with a prize fund of $180,000, FIDE said.
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
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.
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
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.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika loses to Alexandra Kosteniuk, slips to third spot
Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika went down to former world champion Kosteniuk in the sixth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament to slip to third spot.