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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Banker, cricketer and chess-wiz, Cerebral Palsy no dampener for this 32-year-old

A chess wizard, an M Phil graduate, an entrepreneur and activist — there's no barrier too big for Karthik Chandrasekar

Published on 21st December 2017
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Vidit Gujrathi, who is the 4th Indian chess Grandmaster to break into the 2700 ELO club, talks about the game

Three-time Asian Youth Chess Championship winner, gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games and the youngest player to qualify for 'National A' in Chennai — this 22-year-old has pledged to own the sport

Published on 19th September 2017

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