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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.

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.

Three Grandmasters in fray as World Youth Chess Championships begin today

The tournament, which is being held in India for the very first time, will see as many as 66 countries and 700+ participants battle it out for the next fortnight.

The battle of mind and body, chessboxing gains slow foothold in India

The game of body and mind, chessboxing gains some mileage in India. However, it has a long journey to make.

The Vishy Effect: 23 out of 64 Grandmasters in India are from Tamil Nadu

India's first chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, who led the way like a bellwether brought about a chess revolution in the country and particularly to his state.
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Chess World Cup 2019: All you need to know – format, rules, Indian contingent

The seven-round knock-out event will begin on September 9 and last till October 4.

Visionary Vishy’s revolution completes full circle with India’s 64th GM

On July 18, India got its 64th Grand Master in chess with Delhi-lad Prithu Gupta meeting all technical stipulations after the fourth round of...

Nihal Sarin: The 14-year old Grandmaster who is always thinking of his next move.

The boy’s feet could barely touch the ground in 2014 when he played in the World Junior Chess Championship in Pune, the premier tournament...

The Women’s World Championship is a strong tournament: R Vaishali

R Vaishali, the older sister of GM R Praggnandhaa, has been among the old-timers of India's female chess playing brigade. The Bridge caught up...

Self belief important for aspiring chess players: GM Ramesh RB

GM Ramesh RB is one of the leading coaches in India. He has been the captain of the Indian men’s team for almost a...

Things more professional now in Indian Chess: GM Srinath Narayanan

We’ve often heard about chess players having ‘seconds’ to help them during important tournaments. So, it is no wonder that we want to know...

Winning silverware should always be the target: Women’s Chess Team coach GM Jacob Aagaard

Jacob Aagaard is a multi-talented chess personality. He is a Grandmaster, an author of the most popular chess books for the top levels, a...

Playing and winning at chess “like a girl”, Tania Sachdev has come a long...

If anyone asked a 7-year old Tania Sachdev what she wanted to be as an adult, the answer would unwittingly come without any hesitation....

A stand to have a choice regarding a Hijab by Indian Chess player

Sports and Politics have had an irrevocable bond for a very long time. From the fist of power at the Olympics held in Hitler's...
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