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D Gukesh became the youngest player to ever beat Magnus Carlsen in chess.

Chess: 16-Year-Old Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh Stuns Magnus Carlsen

Gukesh's 29-move dismantling of the world champion comes a day after his 19-year-old compatriot Arjun Erigaisi had posted a maiden win over the world champion.

17 October 2022

(L-R) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban Baskaran, Dommaraju Gukesh and Nihal Sarin during Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai.

Chess Olympiad, Vishy Anand’s FIDE Aspirations To Further Boost India's Favourite Brain Game

Mahabalipuram is not only witnessing high-grade chess by both genders, it will also host the FIDE elections, where Vishy Anand is a favourite for the VP post.


Pranav Anand had scored the third and final GM norm at the 55th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland in July.

Pranav Anand Becomes India's 76th Chess Grandmaster

To become a chess Grandmaster, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.

16 September 2022

Narendra Modi also congratulated individual members of the Indian contingent who won medals.

FIDE Chess Olympiad: PM Narendra Modi Hails Tamil Nadu People, Govt For Being 'Excellent' Hosts

The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad drew to a close in Chennai on Tuesday amid extravagant cultural events, with India's 'B' team settling for a bronze medal.

10 August 2022

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