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This seven-year-old girl from Bengaluru is a chess champion and she has won several silver and gold medals in competitions

Charvi A from Bengaluru is a seven-year-old who plays chess like a pro. We speak to this champion chess player who's aced the game and inspired many children like her

Published on 4th August 2021

I want to be the youngest grandmaster: Meet 10-year-old Alana Kolagatla, Andhra's latest chess sensation 

Alana Meenakshi Kolagatla started playing chess when she was three and has never really stopped since then. She is looking forward to grow up and earn the title of Grandmaster someday. What a champ!

Published on 23rd June 2021

Meet B Savithashri, the 14-year-old Chennai girl who recently won the Woman International Master title in chess

B Savithashri won the third Women International Masters tournament held at the Belgrade Spring Chess Festival 2021 in Serbia

Published on 29th May 2021

These teen pro chess players from Delhi are helping the underprivileged learn from the sport too

Based out of Delhi, Bhushita and Bhavik Ahuja started Samvedna Chess in 2019 when the realisation dawned on them that the sport that made them who they are, can work wonders for many others too

Published on 22nd May 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: In an instance of man vs machine, chess face-off between grandmaster Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue

In today's TBT, we take you back to the day when IBM's Deep Blue played against Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. While the latter won fair and square, he lost the subsequent rematch...

Published on 9th February 2021

After forging diplomatic ties, Bhutan, Israel to 'connect' through chess

Under the Chess4Solidarity initiative, Israel and Bhutan have organised a virtual chess competition today to connect two countries and to form solidarity between people through the game of chess

Published on 21st January 2021

Viswanathan Anand in collaboration with WestBridge Capital to launch chess fellowship programme for aspiring players

The academy aims to identify deserving candidates every year, with the potential to break into the top world chess ranking, and grant fellowships to propel these young chess champs

Published on 9th December 2020

Lockdown: Teen chess wizards keep composure; stay busy with online events 

The teen chess wizards R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and P Iniyan are looking to make optimum use of the time available and work on their games.

Published on 7th April 2020

COVID-19: Vishwanathan Anand and six Indian champs to play online chess on April 11 to raise funds

Along with Anand, India's men and women champions such Koneru Humpy, P. Harikrishna, B. Adhiban, Vidit Gujrathi and Dronavalli Harika will play against global chess fans and players

Published on 6th April 2020

School students in Hyderabad battled it out on the chessboard 

While students appeared eager and enthusiastic to participate, parents and others appreciated the efforts that went into organising the chess tournament

Published on 25th November 2019

In Guinness attempt, girl rides bicycle for three kilometres blindfolded on Gandhi Jayanthi

Not only does she ride the bicycle blindfolded, but the 11-year-old also surprises her neighbours by painting, colouring and playing chess all the while being blindfolded

Published on 3rd October 2019

Checkmate in Turkey: Pune youngsters win gold and bronze at World School Chess Championship

Khandadia, who is the youngest rated chess player from the Global Indian International School, settled for the third place with 6.5 points

Published on 29th April 2019

Four-year-old from Chandigarh secures second position in the U-5 chess championship category

Saanvi Aggarwal from Chandigarh came second in the U-5 and 32nd in the National U-7 Open Girls Chess Championship

Published on 28th July 2018

This Kerala lad won his first tournament when he was 6. And there was no looking back!

When he was a kid, Nihal's favourite chess books included ones on Alexander Alekhine’s best games. Now, he says that he has read several books and there is no particular one that is his favourite

Published on 12th June 2018

Viswanathan Anand to play simulcast with junior contestants at the IIFL Wealth Mumbai Intl. Chess Tournament

With participants from 25 different countries, the event had already generated great buzz amongst the parents and participating students

Published on 6th January 2018

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