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Chess board sales in India grew by 500% in 2020

The new president of All India Chess Federation (AICF) Sanjay Kapoor said that the sales of chess boards in India went up by 500%...
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Maharashtra Chess Association back as a governing body after 4 years

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) in its Annual General meeting finally announced that Maharashtra Chess Association will be back as governing body along...
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...
Nihal Sarin wins Briliiancy Award

Nihal Sarin wins Brilliancy Prize in Chess, equivalent to Golden Ball in FIFA

Indian chess grandmaster Nihal Sarin has won the Gazprom Brilliancy Prize, the International Chess Federation announced on its Twitter account on Sunday. The award is...
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,...
Leon Mendonca (Source: Niki Riga/Chess Base India)

Leon Mendonca becomes India’s 67th chess Grandmaster

While every other sport saw setbacks in the year of the pandemic, chess in India thrived It was for the first time India won...
Chess: representational image

Chess Federation Election: Secretary challenges nomination of president on sports code violation

All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan on Friday challenged the nomination of Venkatrama Raja for the post of president for the...
Nihal Sarin (Source: Nihal Sarin/Twitter, Photo by Alina L'Ami)

India win 3 gold, 1 bronze in World Cadets and Youth Rapid Chess C’ships

India’s junior Grandmasters (GM) Nihal Sarin, D Gukesh and Women International Master (WIM) Rakshitta Ravi clinched a gold medal each in the Fide Online...
GM Dommaraju Gukesh and WIM Rakshitta

Gukesh, Rakshitta advance to final of World Cadets and Youth Rapid Championships

GM Dommaraju Gukesh and WIM Rakshitta have stormed into to the final of the U-14 Open and U-16 Girls category respectively in the ongoing...
Nihal Sarin (Source: Nihal Sarin/Twitter, Photo by Alina L'Ami)

4 Indian chess players advance to semifinals of World Cadets and Youth Rapid Championships

Four out of twelve Indian chess players, GM Nihal Sarin, GM D Gukesh, WIM Rakshitta Ravi and Mrinmoy Rajkhowa, have advanced to the semi-finals...
Nihal Sarin

Nihal Sarin to lead the Indian charge at FIDE Cadets and Youth Championship

The FIDE Online World Cadets and Youth Rapid Championships is slated to begin today. A total of 16 Indian players, led by 2620 rated...
Sankalp Gupta

IM Sankalp Gupta finishes second at Asian Continental selection event

The 17 year old International Master from Nagpur, Sankalp Gupta bagged the silver medal in the Asian Continental selection event of the 2020 World...
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....
Netflix Queen's Gambit

Netflix’s Queen’s Gambit coupled with lockdown propelled chess: Viswanathan Anand

Mass lockdowns across the globe and coupled with the success of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has led to a chess boon said former World...
Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand launches WACA Chess Fellowships to mentor India’s chess champions

WestBridge Capital, under the umbrella of its public charitable trust, WestBridge Charitable Foundation, is set to launch a chess fellowship program, in partnership with...
Magnus Carlsen (Source: Mumbai Mirror)

Magnus Carlsen to host Indian Open Chess Tournament

The World Champion Chess Grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, is looking to tap into the rapidly growing Indian digital chess market by setting up the Indian...
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Federation not following the National Sports Code writes Chess Players Forum to Sports Minister

The Chess Players Forum (CPF) of India has written a letter to the Sports Minister, Kiren Rijijiu complaining that the All India Chess Federation...
Leon Mendonca (Source: Niki Riga/Chess Base India)

Chess player Leon Mendonca wins tournament in Hungary

Young Indian International Master Leon Luke Mendonca earned his maiden Grandmaster norm after winning the title in Rigochess International Festival tournament in Hungary. The...
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