Global Chess League, advised by Anand, is newest barrier breaker in the sport
Viswanathan Anand is advisor-mentor-facilitator-in-chief for the league being floated by Indian industrialist Anand Mahindra.
Keeping up with Carlsen: Bengaluru CA's chance face-off with world champ
Santosh Hassan Sampath, sr. asst. financial controller at Oracle, played Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship.
All or nothing: How Wijk aan Zee pulled off its 'most challenging' chess tournament
Tournament director Jeroen van den Berg recalls the challenges he overcame while conducting the first major over-the-board chess tournament since October 2020.
Snow, Rambo and everything in between: Leon Mendonca is India's 67th GM
In an otherwise grim year, the teen - away from home for close to 10 months, jumped up by 100-odd Elo points to turn GM and is perhaps one of Indian sport's most uplifting stories.
Capturing a career: Vishy's remarkable journey to be celebrated in biopic
The film will be directed by Aanand L Rai of 'Tanu weds Manu' and 'Raanjhanaa' fame
Chess's bold move: World Championship finally seeks title sponsor
A transparent title sponsor could bring legitimacy and add value to a unique asset like the World Championship match.
Next stop India on Carlsen's Champions Chess Tour
Indian Open is likely to be held between June-July 2021 with a $200,000 prize pot.
Two norms in 21 days: Leon Mendonca one norm away from becoming GM
The teenaged International Master and his father plan to stay back in Europe till year-end in a bid to reach the GM goal.
Gender trenders: How India's women chess pioneers fought a patriarchal system and won
Like Beth Harmon of 'The Queen's Gambit', India's Khadilkar sisters had to face, and shatter, several glass ceilings to claim their place at the board
Nihal Sarin: India's speed chess genius
The Junior Speed Chess champ will take on the likes of Magnus Carlsen at the Speed Chess Championship starting today.
India's Leon Mendonca earns maiden GM norm
International Master (IM) Leon Mendonca, 14, earned his maiden Grandmaster (GM) norm after winning the title at the Rigochess International Chess Festival Open in Hungary.
Chess: 14-year-old Sarin becomes youngest Indian to cross 2600 Elo
At 14 years and 10 months, Indian chess prodigy, GM Nihal Sarin has crossed 2600 Elo in the live rating list, becoming the youngest-ever Indian and second-youngest in history to do so.
India's Nihal Sarin wins Junior Speed Chess Championship
Past winners of the Speed Chess Championship include Magnus Carlsen (2017) and Hikaru Nakamura (2018, 2019).
How SP Balasubrahmanyam helped teenage Viswanathan Anand with a break
"People like SPB are institutions. You grow up with them and they are just there," says Viswanathan Anand on his first sponsor, SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Chess mess: FIDE mulls tweaking rules after Olympiad's joint-winner compromise
FIDE faced heavy backlash after declaring India and Russia joint winners due to internet issues during Olympiad final.
Drama and intrigue: How India won a historic Chess Olympiad gold
India and Russia were joint champions in an unprecedented decision following internet issu
Chess Olympiad: India, Russia declared joint winners after internet issues mar final
India appealed, claiming internet disconnections were responsible for Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh's losses that led to a provisional win for Russia.
Humpy leads India to Chess Olympiad final
Koneru Humpy beat Monika Socko in a nervy tie-break to help India pip Poland in the semifinals.
Grand snub: Arjuna awards leave India's chess kings without a crown
Despite consistent international success, Indian chess stars have no recognition in the 2020 national sports awards.
Server error? India in Chess Olympiad semis after Armenia forfeit
Armenia protested against the defeat to the arbiters and even approached the appeals committee to look into the matter.
Mover & shaker: How comedy is redefining chess for a cause
Samay Raina's YouTube channel has turned top GMs into livestream junkies and thrown open chess to new audiences.
'Hello everyone': From smalltown Croatia, an unlikely chess phenomenon
The popularity of the Agadmator chess channel lies in Antonio Radic's ability to make chess accessible and fun.
How cooking helped top athletes deal with the pandemic
For the past four months, some of the best athletes in the world were at home -- with a little extra free time on their hands. Some created their own cooking shows on YouTube and Instagram, and others baked extensive desserts for their families.
66 GMs and counting: The story behind India's chess surge
IT revolution and a flatter world gives Indians a level playing board but the need now is more tournament wins.
Road trips, Airbnbs, induction cooker meals: How Leon Mendonca is chasing a GM norm in Europe
Stuck in Europe during the pandemic, 14-year-old Leon Mendonca is playing whatever tournaments he can. He finished second at the Paracin Open in Serbia on Thursday.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again