Online Chess Olympiad: An interactive look at the performances of each member of India's gold medal winning team
An interactive look at the performances of each member of the Indian chess team that won a gold medal at the Online Chess Olympiad.
The internet that made it possible for Chess to carry on in these unprecedented times, injected a new life in the sport during the lockdown and even ushered in a trusted fan base almost proved to be the Indian team’s undoing on Sunday.
Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners after internet outage, Cloudflare crash mars final
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India's top-ranked player, sat out for the first round as captain Vidit Gujarati occupied Board One.
Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit S Gujrathi, D Harika and Nihal Sarin win as India reach semis after Armenia lose appeal
India had won the first round of matches 3.5-2.5 with captain Vidit S Gujrathi, D Harika and Nihal Sarin posting victories
Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit Gujrathi, Koneru Humpy lose due to power failure as India draw with Mongolia
Vidit and Humpy's defeats came about as there was a power failure in their area, leading to their internet connection getting disrupted.
Besides Anand, the other members of the Indian team include P Harikrishna, Vidit S Gujrathi (captain), Koneru Humpy, D Harika and young talents R Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin.
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.
The Chennai-based Vaishali will take on International Master Munkhzul Turmunkh of Mongolia in the quarter-finals.
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.
Anand beat Teimour Radjabov in 37 moves. The Indian had posted his maiden win in the tournament on Thursday by thrashing Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in just 17 moves
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: 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
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
FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika fails to break French Marie Sebag's defence, settles for second consecutive draw
India's No 2 Dronavalli Harika pushed but could not break the defence of lower-ranked Marie Sebag and had to settle for a second consecutive draw in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix.
Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy claims second title in two months, will move to No 2 in world rankings
Humpy received USD 45,000 for winning the title in what is considered one of the strongest tournaments ever
Cairns Cup Chess: India's Koneru Humpy overcomes Russia's Alexandra Kosteniuk, shares joint lead with Chinese Wenjun Ju
India's Koneru Humpy defeated former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in 61 moves in the sixth round of the Cairns Cup chess tournament to move into joint lead with Chinese ace Wenjun Ju.
Cairns Cup Chess: Koneru Humpy returns to winning ways against Nana Dzagnidze, Harika Dronavalli suffers defeat
Humpy had suffered a defeat in the second round and shared points in the third and fourth rounds after opening with a crushing win over Carissa Yip.
Humpy was held to a 37-move draw by Kateryna Lagno of Russia in a Grunfeld Defence game while Harika could not force a win against American Irina Krish in a Paulsen Sicilian game