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P. Harikrishna: My focus is the World Cup scheduled in July

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GM P. Harikrishna, who is known for making the best moves against the toughest of opponents on the 64 squares, is enjoying being ‘cornered’ back home in Prague by a new member in his family, Maya – his three-month-old...

Checkmate COVID: Anand and 4 other GMs to play exhibition matches to raise relief...

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Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters will play simultaneous online exhibition matches against other chess players on Thursday to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in the country.Any player who has a Chess.com blitz or...

Arjun stuns Adhiban to win Indian qualifiers; Aravindh third

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Staying incredibly calm under tremendous pressure, Arjun Erigaisi stunned top seed B. Adhiban 3.5-2.5 to emerge as the surprise winner of the online Indian Qualifiers for the Champions Chess Tour on Monday.With the finalists already qualified for the elite...

Adhiban, Arjun qualify for Champions Chess Tour

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B. Adhiban and Arjun Erigaisi took contrasting ways to earn the two qualifying spots for the cash-rich Champions Chess Tour after reaching the final of the online Indian Qualifier on Sunday.Adhiban, the top seed, pulled off a much-needed victory...

Indian Champions Chess Tour Qualifiers: Adhiban, Aravindh in semifinals

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Top seed B. Adhiban beat prodigious teen-sensation R. Praggnanandhaa 3-1 for a place in the semifinals of the Indian Qualifier for the Champions Chess Tour on Saturday. After Praggnanandhaa proved equal to the challenge in the first two drawn...

Rapid online chess: Adhiban heads the field for Indian Challenge

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B. Adhiban will head the 16-player field in the four-day Indian Challenge rapid online chess tournament, a qualifying event for the two spots available in the cash-rich Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.Beginning on Friday, the event follows the same format...

AICF launches initiative to help chess community fight COVID-19

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The All India Chess Federation on Tuesday launched the 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' to help the chess community affected by the pandemic.The initiative was launched at an online event in the presence of FIDE (World Chess Federation) president Arkady Dvorkovich,...

Carlsen gets past Nakamura to win New in Chess Classic title

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Displaying amazing resolve, Magnus Carlsen bounced back to thwart Hikaru Nakamura’s bid to force the tie-breaker and won the New in Chess Classic rapid online title on Sunday.Having won the first match of the final on Saturday, Carlsen gained...

New in Chess Classic: Carlsen closer to title

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World champion Magnus Carlsen won the last two games of the day to take the first match 3-1 against Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the New in Chess Classic rapid online tournament on Saturday.Carlsen now only needs a...

New in Chess Classic: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura in final

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As widely anticipated, World champion Magnus Carlsen and a fiercely competitive Hikaru Nakamura set up the final of the New in Chess Classic online rapid tournament after taking contrasting routes on Friday.Carlsen, held 2-2 by Levon Aronian in the...

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Sports news: Athletes contribute to PM CARES to fight COVID-19

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CRICKETAs the country braces for another couple of weeks of lockdown, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be put...

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