Chess

Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa made history by becoming the 2nd youngest chess grandmaster in the world by earning his 3rd GM norm during Gredine Open. Praggnanandhaa who is just 12 years, 10 months and 14 days old is also the youngest Indian Grandmaster. Ukraine’s Serget Karjakin remains the youngest ever Grandmaster. Viswanathan Anand, India’s first ever GM, was 18 years old when he earned his 3rd norm

Chess player withdraws from competition

Indian Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Hamadan, Iran due to its hijab policy. According to country’s hijab policy, women are required to cover their head in public places, including at a sporting event. Previously, Indian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu had boycotted sporting championships due to the hijab law.

Viswanathan Anand won Rapid event

Viswanathan Anand won the rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial chess in Moscow. Anand finished with six points out of a possible nine, scoring four wins and four draws. Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk and Daniil Dubov of Russia and Hikaru Nakamura of United States en route to his final score.

Gangolli won Chess Championship for the blind

Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai.The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB).At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion for the fifth consecutive time with 10.5 points.

Anand finishes joint-second

5 time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan in the 9th and final round to sign off joint 2nd at the Isle Of Man Chess Championship. He shared the second spot with America’s Hikaru Nakamura. Anand took 53 moves to overpower Yifan to finish with 7 points. World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the title with 7.5 points after a short draw against Nakamura.

Kutwal wins gold medal

Shashikant Kutwal has won the gold Gold medal at the 17th World Individual Chess Championship for differently-abled held in Slovakia. He is a railway employee and has been representing Central Railway, Indian Railways and India at various chess competitions. In the World Championship, held by Physically Disabled Chess Association, Kutwal won gold medal after scoring 7.5 points from a possible 9.

Nguyen Hoa bags Mumbai Mayor Chess title

Vietnam Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa clinched a decisive win against Indian GM Neelotpal Das to emerge as the champion of 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament. He went home richer with the top prize of Rs 3 lakhs . Indian Grand Masters Diptayan Ghosh and Neelotpal Das finished with identical 7.5 points and were placed third and fourth respectively.

Vaishali wins gold in Blitz Championship

India’s R Vaishali won the women’s title with eight points from nine rounds in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship. PM Modi congratulatesd R. Vaishali for winning Gold at Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship via Twitter. Her compatriot Padmini Rout finished third with seven points. The Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship is being hosted by China.

Laxman wins Rapid FIDE Rating chess meet

R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory won the All India Open Rapid World Chess Federation Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra. Laxman defeated Mitrabha Guha to finish on top with 9.5 points. Mitrabha Guha finished second with 8.5 points while Srijit Paul with 8 points finished third.

Kush Creates History in UAE Tourney

Mumbai prodigy Kush Bhagat has won all three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championships. The event was held at Al Ain Chess Club in UAE. The second standard student reigned supreme in all the three categories – rapid, blitz and standard. He overcame the challenges from 158 participants from 20 countries across the world.

Anand draws with Michael Adams

14 : 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand had to settle for a draw with British number one Michael Adams in the 4th round of the London Chess Classic in London. The second draw in four games has kept the Indian ace in contention. American Hikaru Nakamura continued to be in top gear after a first round debacle and grinded down Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the only decisive game of the day.

Padmini Wins National Women Chess Champ

International Master Padmini Rout has won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. With this win, she has scored a hat-trick in the National Women Premier Chess Championship. S Vijayalakshmi of Air India won silver medal while Eesha bagged bronze. The victory ensured that Padminiwill be a part of the Indian women team in the next World team chess championship.

Grand Master Harika Dronavalli wins the FIDE

India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli wins the FIDE. Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chengdo, China, defeating Russia’s Olga Girya.

Viswanathan Anand record win ninth time

Former World champion Viswanathan Anand of India wins the Masters Tournament in Leon, Spain, for a record ninth time, getting the better of Chinese Grandmaster Wei Yi in the final by 2.5–1.5.

Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

Chess champion Vishwanadhan Anand is named for Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. He will be awarded by Maharashtra Governor Mr. C. Vidyasagar Rao at an event in Mumbai on April 12.

Asian Nations Cup Chess 2016

Indian men win 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament by defeating Vietnam in the final round by 3-1 score in Abu Dhabi.

Sergey Karjakin win FIDE World Chess

Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin wins FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament in Moscow. In the final Round 14, be defeats American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.

Abhijeet Gupta wins Reykjavik International Open Chess

Abhijeet Gupta of India wins Reykjavik International Open chess tournament, defeating Francesco Rambaldi in the tenth and final round. He ends on 8.5 points out of a possible 10, winning seven and drawing three games.

Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament

Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Belous emerges Champion while India’s Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi finishes second, sharing the spot with Russia’s Grachev Boris in Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament.

World Women Chess: Harika wins silver, bronze for Humpy

D Harika and Koneru Humpy came up with fine individual performances to win silver and a bronze respectively. Indian eves finished fourth in the women’s world team chess championship. China was beaten in the final round by Georgia, who finished the event with an impressive 17 points to clinch the gold medal. Georgia drew just one and won the remaining eight matches in this round-robin contest.

Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women’s chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in the four-game final. She had earlier defeated top seeded Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy in the quarters.

Planet named after Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand

The Indian Chess grandmaster, Viswanathan Anand adds another feather in his cap with a minor planet being named after him. The planet was discovered back in 1988 but had not been formally named until recently. The minor planet, now known as Vishyanand, was previously identified as planet 4538. With this privilege, Anand joins former world chess champions Alexander Alekhine and Anatoly Karpov who have had a similar honour bestowed on them.

Laxman, SP Balasubrahmanyam new Swachh Bharat ambassadors

The Centre nominated cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, chess player Koneru Humpy, playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and several other icons as brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat campaign. The nomination was formally made by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu at a function in Hyderabad. The others nominated include MPs K.Kavitha, Jayadev Galla, badminton icon P.Gopichand, corporate personalities B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, J.A.Chowdary, Rameshwar Rao and Gopichand, G.S. Rao from medical field, lyricist S. Ashok Teja, Telugu actor Nitin and media personality V. Radhakrishna.

Viswanathan Anand win London Classic Title

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand of India wins his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.

Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Championship 2014

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defends his crown successfully after he defeats India’s Viswanathan Anand with a score of 6.5–4.5 in Sochi, Russia to win FIDE World Chess Championship 2014.

Magnus Carlsen champion FIDE World Chess championship

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, the defending champion, draw the Game one of the FIDE World Chess Championship match in Sochi, Russia.

Parimarjan Negi reaches a historic high in the Chess Olympiad

Parimarjan Negi of India outplays Uzbek chess champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov and reaches a historic high in the Chess Olympiad by taking the Silver medal ahead of Russia and Norway. In highest percentage score, Padmini Rout wins Gold for India with a remarkable performance of 7.5 points from eight outings.

India win six medals in Asia youth chess championship

India win six medals, including a Gold, at the Asian youth chess championship at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Magnus Carlsen history winning World Blitz Championship

Norwegian prodigy, Magnus Carlsen scripts history by winning the World Blitz Championship in Dubai while Viswanathan Anand of India finishes joint fifth.

World Rapid Chess

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand crushes reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway to win Bronze in the World Rapid Chess Championship in Dubai.

Adhiban win silver medal in Chess

Grandmaster B. Adhiban of India clinches a Silver medal and also a berth at next year’s World Chess Cup after a draw with Yu of China in the final  round of Asian Continental chess championship at Sharjah, the UAE.

Anand’s rank in Chess tournament

Following his splendid victory at the World Candidates chess Tournament in Russia, Viswanathan Anand of India jumps five places to become the World No. 2 in the latest rating list released by FIDE, the world chess governing body.

World Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand of India plays out an easy 34-move draw against Peter Svidler of Russia to formally win the World Candidates Tournament Chess title at Khanty Mansisyk, Russia. Finishing unbeaten in 14 rounds, Anand has earned the right to challenge World champion Magnus Carlsen in the title-bout in November.

Champion of PGI chess tournament

Abhijeet Gupta is crowned the champion of the Parsvnath Grandmasters International chess tournament held in New Delhi.

C.M. presents winner’s cheque to Carlsen

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the newly-crowned World Class Champion, received a cheque for 9.9 crore from the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, during the prize distribution ceremony. The 22-year-old, who is ranked No. 1 in the world, a special trophy and an olive garland, sourced from the Nilgri mountain ranges. Viswanathan Anand received 6.03 crore a silver plaque and silver medal as runner-up.

Carlsen wins chess champion

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen draws the 10th game to win the 12-game match, 6.5-3.5 in Chennai, dethroning five-time world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand of India, to claim the title of World No. 1.

Mary Ann Gomes wins IWG Open chess

Mary Ann Gomes wins the International Woman Grandmaster Open chess tournament in Chennai.

India claims FIDE title

Koneru Humpty of India claims the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Chess title at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Parimarjan Negi regained the Politiken Cup chess title

Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi regained the Politiken Cup chess title in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was Parimarjan’s second title in the last three outings.

India won the Youth Chess Olympiad

India won the Youth Chess Olympiad at Chongqing, China.

World women’s chess champion

India’s K Jennitha Anto became the world chess champion for the disabled after winning the 13th IPCA World women’s individual championship in Velke Losiny, Czech Republic.

D.C. International chess tournament

Parimarjan Negi of India emerges champion at the D.C. International chess tournament in Arington, USA.

Asian youth chess standard championship

Indian girls win five gold medals at the Asian youth chess standard championship that ends in Mazandran, Iran. The Gold winners are : R.B. Vaishalai (u-12), B. Pratusha (u-18), S. Riya (u-14), D. Divya (u-8) and Savithrishri (u-6). India also win three silver medals at the meet.

Magnus Carlsen wins the title World Chess Candidate Tournament

Magnus Carlsen of Norway wins the title at the World Chess Candidate Tournament in London. With this win, he earns the right to challenge India’s world champion Viswanathan Anand for the world title.

Viswanathan Anand wins the title at the Grenke Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand of India wins the title at the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden – Baden, Germany.

Women’s World Chess championship

Anna Ushenina claims the title at the women’s World chess championship in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, defeating Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the final.

Viswanathan Anand 5th Champian in Chess

World champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Levon Aronian of Armenia play out a draw in a crucial league tie of the fifth Final Masters chess championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abhijeet Gupta wins the title at the Kavala International chess tournament

India’s Abhijeet Gupta wins the title at the Kavala International chess tournament in Kavala, Greece.

Koneru Humpy beats Nino Khurtsidze in Chess

India’s Koneru Humpy beats Nino Khurtsidze of Georgia in a crucial match of the FIDE women’s Grand Prix chess tournament in Jermuk, Armenia.

Cash award to Viswanathan Award

Chief Minister sanctioned a cash award of   2 crore to Viswanathan Anand on winning the fifth time of the World Chess Championship title. This was in recognition of his unique achievement in conquering and retaining the World Chess championship Crown a number of times according to an official release.

Viswanathan`s fifth world crown

World champion Viswanathan Anand of India retains his world chess crown, defeating Israeli contender Boris Gelfand in the title match in Moscow. With regular play ending in a 6-6 tie, Anand wins the rapid tie-breakers by a 2-5_1.5 margin. This is his fifth world crown.

Asian Nations chess cup

Indian men win the Silver at the Asian Nation Nations chess cup in Zhaozhuang, China; the Gold medal is won by China-1.

China wins Chess tournament

Yu Ruiyuan of China wins the title at the Chennai Open International Grand-master chess tournament in Chennai.

Chess Championship

Chess player M. Lalith Babu becomes the 26th Grandmaster from India, clinching the final GM norm at the Hastings Chess Championship in London.

Anand interacts with NIIT ambassador

Reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, who finished fifth in the recently concluded London Chess Classic, said that his dip in form this year is something he wants to leave behind. This is something I want to put behind me. My focus now is on the World Championship in May. Interacting with ‘Ambassadors of NIIT’ – a bunch of 38 college students selected for enterpreneurial grooming – the 42-year old shared how chess had hoved him into becoming a through professional.

Abhijeet Gupta wins open event

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the London Chess classes open section with a hard-earned triumph over G.M. Kaith Arkall of England while International Master Sahaj Grover pulled himself to the second post after the final round of the event that concluded in London. Abhijeet, a former would Junior Champion and reigning national champion, scored eight points in all and will be past the coveted 2650 ELO rating mark in the next rating list while Sahaj continued his progress in a big way to be well clear of the 2500 ELO mark which is necessary to became a Grandmaster. The Indian dominance in the open section continued as Abhijeet won his seventh game in the event apart from two draws that he conceded earlier.

Women’s world chess title

Hou Yifan of China retains the women’s World chess title, beating India’s Koneru Humpy in their 10-game title bout in Tirana, Albania.

India Wins Corsica Masters knock-out rapid chess title

World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India wins the Corsica Masters knock-out rapid chess title at Ajaccio, France.

Abhijeet Gupta wins National chess title

Abhijeet Gupta claims his maiden National chess title, beating Parimarjan Negi in the final round in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

World Cup chess championship

Peter Svidler of Russia wins the title of the World Cup chess championship in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia; his compatriot Alexander Grischuk takes the second place.