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History Of Chess Olympiad

A Brief History Of Chess Olympiad

The first International Tournament was organized way back in 1851 by Howard Staunton in London and he had also come up with the idea of bringing together chess players from around the world into a united organization,...

30 July 2022

How Did India Get To Host The Chess Olympiad

How Did India Get To Host The Chess Olympiad

Chennai would be hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad, the biggest sports extravaganza ever in India, with about 160-190 countries in the fray at Mamallapuram, about 60kms from Chennai from 28th July to 10th August.


Artists perform during the opening ceremony of 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai on Thursday.

Pakistan Pull Out Of Chess Olympiad, India Hit Out At Neighbours For Politicising Sporting Event

The 44th Chess Olympiad is being held in Mamallapuram near Chennai from July 28 to August 10. The Pakistan team had already reached India before calling it quits.


Viswanathan Anand

Chess Olympiad and Indian Chess Engagement By Indian Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand

India is known to be the birth place of Chess or Chaturanga as it was called in Ancient India. India is hosting the International 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram 60kms from Chennai after 100 years.

30 July 2022

Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand is handed over the Chess Olympiad torch in Mamallapuram.

Monkey’s Bum, And Other Chess Moves 

With the Chess Olympiad underway in Mahabalipuram, a look at some of the game’s quirky stratagems.  


As the boy made his own move, the robot grabbed his finger.

Robot Breaks Kid's Finger During Moscow Open Chess - WATCH

A viral video shared on social media shows the robot taking one of the boy's chess pieces. The boy then makes his own move, only to have his finger grabbed by the machine.

25 July 2022

MOST STYLISH TEAMS TO BE AWARDED AT 44TH CHESS OLYMPIAD

At The 44th Chess Olympiad, Awards Will Be Given To The Most Stylish Teams

At the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the athletes’ uniforms have long become an eye-catcher, with state-of-the-art outfits for teams created by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Armani, along with sportswear giants. Recent...

30 July 2022

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The Chess Olympiad will take place in Mamallapuram

Chennai’s Napier Bridge Decorated Like A Chess Board For The Upcoming Chess Olympiad

The chess olympiad begins on July 28 and will continue till August 10

19 July 2022

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19 June 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off First-Ever Torch Relay For Chess Olympiad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off First-Ever Torch Relay For Chess Olympiad

The torch relay, which is a part of the Olympic tradition, has been instituted for the first time in a chess Olympiad.


07 June 2022
Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri Share Honours In Round Six; Magnus Carlsen Takes Lead

Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri Share Honours In Round Six; Magnus Carlsen Takes Lead

The draw against Anish Giri left Viswanathan Anand in second place on 11.5 points at the Norway Chess tournament. Magnus Carlsen leads the table with 12.5...


06 June 2022
AICF Supports Candidature Of Viswanathan Anand For Post Of FIDE Deputy President

AICF Supports Candidature Of Viswanathan Anand For Post Of FIDE Deputy President

Viswanathan Anand will be contesting for the post as part of incumbent FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich's team.


03 June 2022
Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Remains On Top With Third Consecutive Win

Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Remains On Top With Third Consecutive Win

Viswanathan Anand had defeated Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the first two rounds.


27 May 2022
Chessable Masters 2022: R Praggnanandhaa Loses To Ding Liren In Final

Chessable Masters 2022: R Praggnanandhaa Loses To Ding Liren In Final

R Praggnanandhaa became the first Indian player to reach the final of the Chessable Masters.


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25 May 2022
Chessable Masters: GM R Praggnanandhaa Becomes First Indian To Reach Final, Stuns Dutch Anish Giri

Chessable Masters: GM R Praggnanandhaa Becomes First Indian To Reach Final, Stuns Dutch Anish Giri

R Praggnanandhaa held his nerve to outwit Anish Giri 3.5-2.5 on Wednesday to book his final date with world No.2 Ding Liren of China.


22 May 2022
Chessable Masters: R Praggnanandhaa Stuns World Champion Magnus Carlsen For Second Time This Year

Chessable Masters: R Praggnanandhaa Stuns World Champion Magnus Carlsen For Second Time This Year

R Praggnanandhaa emerged as a winner after Magnus Carlsen made a blunder in the 40th move and resigned immediately in the next move.


16 March 2022
World Chess Body FIDE Suspends Russia, Belarus From Its Official Events

World Chess Body FIDE Suspends Russia, Belarus From Its Official Events

The world chess governing body took the decision on the recommendations of the IOC following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


16 March 2022
Moved Out Of Russia, 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad To Be Hosted By India In Chennai

Moved Out Of Russia, 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad To Be Hosted By India In Chennai

Chess Olympiad 2022 was moved out of Russia after it invaded neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.


25 February 2022
Russia Vs Ukraine War: Indian Chess Player Anwesh Upadhyaya Stuck Kyiv, Says Situation Scary

Russia Vs Ukraine War: Indian Chess Player Anwesh Upadhyaya Stuck Kyiv, Says Situation Scary

The 30-year-old is doing an apprenticeship in gastroenterology at a Kyiv hospital and had planned to return to India in March. He went there in 2012.


23 February 2022
PM Hails Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa's Feat Of Beating Magnus Carlsen

PM Hails Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa's Feat Of Beating Magnus Carlsen

"We are all rejoicing on the success of the young genius R Praggnanandhaa. Proud of his accomplishment of winning against the noted champion Magnus Carlsen,"...


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21 February 2022
Airthings Masters: India’s R Praggnanandhaa Stuns World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

Airthings Masters: India’s R Praggnanandhaa Stuns World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

R Praggnanandhaa's win over Magnus Carlsen comes after a moderate run in the earlier rounds, which included one win, two draws and four defeats.


29 January 2022
2022 Asian Games: Legendary Viswanathan Anand To Mentor Indian Players Ahead Of Mega Event 

2022 Asian Games: Legendary Viswanathan Anand To Mentor Indian Players Ahead Of Mega Event 

Chess is making a comeback at the Asian Games after a gap of 12 years. The chess event at the 2022 Asian Games will start on September 11.


17 January 2022
Tata Steel Chess Tournament Broadcaster Invites Norwegian Bank Robber As Guest

Tata Steel Chess Tournament Broadcaster Invites Norwegian Bank Robber As Guest

Known as the mastermind behind the biggest heist in Norway, David Toska has been invited to join as a guest during TV 2's Tata Steel Chess broadcast.


17 January 2022
Tata Steel Masters: Vidit Gujrathi, Carlsen among leaders after round 2

Tata Steel Masters: Vidit Gujrathi, Carlsen among leaders after round 2

Indian Grandmasters Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi and R Praggnanandhaa were held to draws in their second-round matches in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament...


03 January 2022
National Chess Events Scheduled For January 2022 Postponed Due To Rising COVID Cases

National Chess Events Scheduled For January 2022 Postponed Due To Rising COVID Cases

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) informed about its decision on Monday. The postponed events are national junior, national school and national sub-junior...


31 December 2021
World Blitz Chess: Koneru Humpy Finishes At 5th spot, R Vaishali Ends Up 14th

World Blitz Chess: Koneru Humpy Finishes At 5th spot, R Vaishali Ends Up 14th

In the open section, P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian in the tournament, ended at the 84th spot, while Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi was the best performer...


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