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Teenager Sankalp Gupta Becomes India's 71st Chess Grandmaster

Teenager Sankalp Gupta Becomes India's 71st Chess Grandmaster

Maharashtra's Sankalp Gupta also touched the 2500 Elo rating mark during the tournament.

08 November 2021
Viswanathan Anand To Do Commentary During World Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand To Do Commentary During World Chess Championship

Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.

15 October 2021

There Are Many People With A Lot Of Promise At Junior Level: Anand On Future Of Indian Chess

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a...

No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand Held To Draw By Vladimir Kramnik, All To Play For In Decider

No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand Held To Draw By Vladimir Kramnik, All To Play For In Decider

Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It's the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move

18 July 2021

Viswanathan Anand Beats Garry Kasparov Again In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Meanwhile, Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave jumped to the top of the standings after 14 rounds with 19.5 points followed by Nepomniachtchi (18.5 points)

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10 July 2021
Viswanathan Anand Defeats Garry Kasparov In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Viswanathan Anand Defeats Garry Kasparov In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Playing with white pieces, Anand beat Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicillian Najdorf variation game in the fourth round of the Blitz event


14 June 2021
Did Legendary Viswanathan Anand Lose To Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath In Chess? Here's What Happened

Did Legendary Viswanathan Anand Lose To Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath In Chess? Here's What Happened

Nikhil Kamath's misdemeanour overshadowed the noble cause and Twitter saw several users slam the entrepreneur


11 May 2021
Checkmate COVID: Viswanathan Anand, 4 Other Grand Masters To Raise Fund - Here's How You Can Join

Checkmate COVID: Viswanathan Anand, 4 Other Grand Masters To Raise Fund - Here's How You Can Join

All the proceeds will go to RedCross India and the Checkmate COVID initiative of the All India Chess Federation


14 December 2020
Viswanathan Anand Biopic: Aanand L Rai To Direct The Movie Based On Grandmaster Life

Viswanathan Anand Biopic: Aanand L Rai To Direct The Movie Based On Grandmaster Life

The movie is yet to be named and there is no clarity on the cast also


31 August 2020
Viswanathan Anand Wants Olympiad Win To Bring In 'Long' Due National Honours For Chess Players

Viswanathan Anand Wants Olympiad Win To Bring In 'Long' Due National Honours For Chess Players

The last time a chess player received the Arjuna was in 2013 (Abhijeet Gupta), while a chess coach has been given the Dronacharya just twice -- Raghunandan...


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30 May 2020
Viswanathan Anand Lands In India After Being Stuck In Germany For Over Three Months

Viswanathan Anand Lands In India After Being Stuck In Germany For Over Three Months

Viswanathan Anand was forced to stay put in Germany after the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted sporting schedules across the globe apart from restricting movement


09 May 2020
Online Nations Cup Chess: India Suffers Twin Defeats, Finishes 5th; China Vs USA In Title Clash

Online Nations Cup Chess: India Suffers Twin Defeats, Finishes 5th; China Vs USA In Title Clash

India, placed fifth after nine rounds with 5 match points and 16 board points, Russia and Rest of the World are out of contention for the "Super Final"


05 May 2020
Nations Cup Chess: Viswanathan Anand To Lead India's Charge At Richest Online Team Tournament

Nations Cup Chess: Viswanathan Anand To Lead India's Charge At Richest Online Team Tournament

Here's everything you need to know about the Nations Cup chess tournament featuring some of the world's best players


26 April 2020
Chess Event Featuring Viswanathan Anand And Yuzvendra Chahal Raises Rs 8.8 Lakh For Waste Pickers

Chess Event Featuring Viswanathan Anand And Yuzvendra Chahal Raises Rs 8.8 Lakh For Waste Pickers

Yuzvendra Chahal took part in an online blitz event on April 5, while Viswanathan Anand joined a simultaneous online event on April 11


22 April 2020
Get Worried When I See 12-13 Year Olds Wanting To Make Chess Their Career: Viswanathan Anand

Get Worried When I See 12-13 Year Olds Wanting To Make Chess Their Career: Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand addresses online session for SAI officials from Germany, says the apex sports body can contribute greatly in promoting chess in India


12 April 2020
COVID-19: Online Chess Exhibition Featuring Viswanathan Anand Raises Rs 4.5 Lakh For PM CARES Fund

COVID-19: Online Chess Exhibition Featuring Viswanathan Anand Raises Rs 4.5 Lakh For PM CARES Fund

India no.1 Viswanathan Anand, no.2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players -- Koneru Humpy and D Harika -- took...


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04 April 2020
COVID-19: Stuck In Germany, Viswanathan Anand To Raise Funds Through Online Chess Competition

COVID-19: Stuck In Germany, Viswanathan Anand To Raise Funds Through Online Chess Competition

The event will be streamed live on chess.com/tv, where all donations made will be sent to the PM's CARES Fund


23 November 2019
IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Gardens Bell On Day 2

IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Gardens Bell On Day 2

The tradition of famous personalities ringing the Eden bell to signal the start of play continued on Day 2 of India vs Bangladesh Test with two chess wizards...


31 October 2019
IND Vs BAN: Invitation Sent To PM Modi For First Day-Night Test In India; Tendulkar, Anand, Mirza Likely To Grace Match

IND Vs BAN: Invitation Sent To PM Modi For First Day-Night Test In India; Tendulkar, Anand, Mirza Likely To Grace Match

India's first-ever Day-Night Test match, against Bangladesh at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens stadium from November 22-26, is likely to be a sporting festival


12 September 2019
Viswanathan Anand Gives MS Dhoni The Best Possible Compliment - READ

Viswanathan Anand Gives MS Dhoni The Best Possible Compliment - READ

Both Viswanathan Anand and MS Dhoni have conquered their respective fields, and the chess wizard's praise of the cricketer reflects the true stature of former...


11 June 2019
Grand Swiss Tournament: Viswanathan Anand To Spearhead India Team

Grand Swiss Tournament: Viswanathan Anand To Spearhead India Team

Alongwith Viswanathan Anand, the Grand Swiss Tournament will feature the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura.


30 November 2018
Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Defend World Chess Championship Title

Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Defend World Chess Championship Title

The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the...


13 November 2018
'Leave India' Controversy: Viswanathan Anand Empathises With Virat Kohli, Says Cricketer Was Caught At Weak Moment

'Leave India' Controversy: Viswanathan Anand Empathises With Virat Kohli, Says Cricketer Was Caught At Weak Moment

Reacting to fans' comment, Kohli had shot back saying: "I don't mind you not liking me but I don't think you should live in our country and like other things....



03 February 2022
Chennai Corner

Chennai Corner

Unlike her other two terms, the message Jayalalitha wants to send out this time is that she is a working CM, deserving of a national role


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