Articles by Susan Ninan
No stranger to narrow misses, the 29-year-old finally got a tournament win and the place in the Candidates was the cherry on top
Vaishali & Praggnanandhaa become the first brother-sister duo in history to make the Candidates
Through last month’s history-crafting, Candidates’ tournament qualification, and breaking into the 2700 club, Praggnanandhaa has been tapping into a quiet joy
His academy offers training and vital emotional, logistical support. He wants to give young GMs things he wishes he’d had when he first set out, Anand says.
In a sport where participation figures of women are significantly lower than men, predatory behavior has long been an open secret.
GM Harikrishna is looking to straddle a playing career with more coaching jobs, and some beach volleyball
Gukesh is the youngest player in the game’s history to cross an Elo rating of 2750 — a distinction previously held by world No 1 Magnus Carlsen
India has not had a new female grandmasters since 2011, and only two out of the country’s existing 82 Grandmasters are women
Seals title with a 68-move win over Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi with black in the fourth and last rapid game of the tie-break phase in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The Russian and his Chinese rival are chasing their first world chess title and the intensity and mind games in Astana has been fascinating.
Chess had become a way of life for the Scandinavian country but with Carlsen missing in action, something different is playing out
The World Chess Championship match between the Chinese world No 3 and Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi is evenly poised at 2-2
The missing champion will cast a big shadow on Astana’s glass-domed, Kazakh yurt-inspired St Regis setting for chess’ ultimate title this weekend.
Shreyas Royal, 14, has achieved one of the three required GM norms. David Howell is the holder of the youngest UK GM record, achieved at 16 years and one month
Before computers arrived, PB Dhanish waited for the mailman to deliver his opponents’ moves.
She was the world’s youngest female grandmaster, at 15. Now 35, Humpy has won India’s first silver at the World Blitz.
As a junior, the youngster ticked off the boxes of a gifted player on course to a propitious future but then he stumbled for a bit.
Norwegian world champion suggesting the 19-year-old US player could have cheated while beating him has thrown up many questions
India’s five-time world chess champion explains why he has taken on the role as deputy to Russian FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich in politically testing times.
The modestly rated Stanojovski, 58, has a brush with super stardom at the 44th Chess Olympiad after going 55 moves with the Norwegian world champion and No 1 player.
In choosing not to be limited and defined by what the world thinks should be his legacy, Carlsen has broken free.
As the island hit by economic crisis teeters on the brink, its top players set for the event in India are staring at power cuts, zooming prices, scarcity and lawlessness.
The Grand Master, world's No 10 ranked woman player, is in her final trimester but is hopeful of withstanding discomforts to guide India at the chess Olympiad starting on July 28.