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Chess as an E-sports

Is it time for chess to be included under the e-sports bracket?

Ever since the pandemic happened and the entire world went into complete lockdown, with the movement of people across the globe fully restricted; sports...
Nikhil Kamath (Source- Nikhil Kamath:Twitter)

The chess champion who became India’s youngest billionaire entrepreneur

Out of the 2,825 billionaires in the world a total of 3.6% i.e. 102 billionaires belong to India. While the likes of Mukesh Ambani...
Mallika Handa with her parents

A world champion in chess, why does no one speak about Mallika Handa?

Mallika Handa may not have been able to hear the deafening cheers of the spectators witnessing her entry into the history books, but had...
Koneru Humpy has been one of the best women chess players in the world (Source- The Hindu)

How Koneru Humpy broke barriers in a male dominated chess world

By this time if you have finished watching Queen's Gambit, the American mini-series on Netflix, you must have drooled over Beth Harmon's chess moves,...
Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand: The Undisputed King of Indian Chess

Though many consider chess to have been invented in India, the Indians did not enjoy much success in the sport at the global level....
Chess training by Soundarya Pradhan

Visually impaired chess champion Soundarya Pradhan teaching the game online during lockdown

Soundarya Pradhan, ranked among the top three blind chess players in India, is teaching chess online during lockdown. Soundarya and his brother Prachurya, who...
Vantika Agrawal (Source- IANS)

Vantika Agrawal poised to be India’s rising star in chess after Olympiad success

Vantika Agrawal started her journey in chess as a young girl in the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century. She...
Viswanathan Anand

Anand wants Olympiad win to bring in “long” due national honours for chess players

It's been seven years since a chess player got the Arjuna award and the iconic Viswanathan Anand is hoping that India's triumphant campaign at...
Online Chess Olympiad Winners

Why the Chess Olympiad victory is an important milestone for India?

Sunday was a historic day for Indian chess fraternity. The Indian team were declared joint-winners along with Russia in the FIDE online Olympiad after...
None of the chess players could find themselves on the list of awards - Khel Ratna, Arjuna or Dronacharya. (Image: Loksatta)

Why India’s chess players are not on Arjuna award list?

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) on Friday finalised the winners of this year's national sports awards. In an unprecedented move, five...
Viswanathan Anand

Happy that so many people have discovered chess during pandemic: Anand

Chess has attracted many first-timers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive reach of the internet has made it a "truly global sport", five-time...
Soumya Swaminathan (Source- Soumya Swaminathan:Facebook)

“Chess associations should host mental health programmes” – Soumya Swaminathan

The outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has brought several changes in the way of our life. Sports, overall have come to a standstill, with most...
Tania Sachdev

Chess: What Tania Sachdev discovered about Vladimir Kramnik on The Mind Behind

Vladimir Kramnik has been one of the greatest chess players in the world. Having achieved the Grandmaster norms in 1992, he became the youngest world...

Watching Chess during Covid-19 Lockdown

Chess is the sport which has, arguably, given India its greatest ever sportsperson. Since Viswanathan Anand became a Grandmaster 32 years ago, chess has...
Shardul Gagare and Shalmali Gagare

Gagare siblings putting Ahmednagar in the world’s chess map

Maharashtra's Ahmednagar is now thriving with more than a hundred rated chess players in the country and has become a hotspot in the state...
Chess (Source: The Writing Cooperative)

Chess thrives amid COVID-19 lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has brought several changes in the way of our life. Sports, overall have come to a standstill,...

Polio didn’t stop this woman from becoming a six-time world champion in chess

Jennitha Anto is an international chess champion from Trichy. She is a wheelchair user who was affected by polio at the age...
Vishwanathan Anand

Turning 50, Vishy Anand continues to inspire a generation of Grandmasters

For someone whose name is synonymous with the boost in Indian chess, Viswanathan Anand has earned himself a permanent place in the...
Raunak Sadhwani

13-yr-old Grandmaster from Nagpur aspires to become a World Champion

Raunak’s is the kind of commitment that has been acknowledged by players such as Vishwanathan Anand.
R Praggnanandhaa

EXCLUSIVE: Praggnanandhaa confident of victory in the World Youth Chess Championship

Praggnanandhaa expressed his confidence of winning the World Youth Chess Championship in an exclusive interview with The Bridge.