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: Juniors R Praggnanandhaa, Divya Deshmukh lead India's charge against China as team marches into quarter-finals
India's young guns GM R Praggnanandhaa and WIM Divya Deshmukh secured vital victories to propel the team to the top of Pool A toppling China.
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.
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
Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gurathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.
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
Organised by the International Chess Federation and Chess.com, the six-team event, touted to the richest online team tournament, features all the big names in the game except World champion Magnus Carlsen
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
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: 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
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.
Gujrathi, the Indian No 2, lost the eighth round game late on Thursday in a West Indian opening in 64 moves after coming under time pressure
Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi wins third match of tournament, stays on top of table with four points from five games
In the sixth round to be played on Tuesday after a day's rest, Harikrishna, the other Indian in the fray, will meet David Anton Guijarro and Gujrathi will take on Vitiugov
Prague Chess Festival: India's Vidit Gujrathi keeps lead in masters category after draw against Nils Grandelius
Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi continued to lead the standings in the masters category of the Prague Chess Festival after sharing a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round.