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FivAnand Mahindra says ‘time to brag’ as R Praggnanandhaa defeats Magnus Carlsen

Five-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen went on to win the tournament, while Pragganandhaa finished in fourth position.

The 18-year-old Indian chess grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (PTI)
Published on May 13, 2024 04:24 PM IST

National contracts & cash rewards for top players in AICF 65 crore blueprint

In it's general body meeting, the AICF has spelled out plans to offer support to pro and grassroots level players and to take chess to every Indian household.

India's 17-year-old D Gukesh made history as the first-ever teen winner of the Candidates to qualify for the World Championship.(PTI)
Published on May 07, 2024 12:22 AM IST

Vladimir Kramnik’s cheating claim against Nihal Sarin kicks up a storm

Russia’s former world chess champion has alleged that the Indian GM’s online blitz results are “mathematically 99.9999% impossible”

Though Kramnik didn’t name Nihal explicitly, another X user did and the 19-year old’s manager Priyadarshan Banjan took to the platform to respond to Kramnik’s charge and challenged him to a face-to-face esport style playoff against Nihal.(Nihal Sarin FB)
Published on May 06, 2024 12:02 AM IST

Candidates: Staying off the chessboard, picking up the pieces

D Gukesh scripted history at the Candidates; for the other Indian players, it has been about recovering, recalibrating

Vidit had a devastating Round 11 defeat to Ian Nepomniachtchi after a marathon game where the Russian escaped two losing positions.
Published on May 04, 2024 10:19 PM IST

From X3D Fritz to AlphaZero, what makes chess engines tick?

D Gukesh's unique approach to chess training, by largely avoiding engines, raises interesting questions about how chess engines can continue to challenge us

For all its might, chess engines alone do not a Grandmaster make.((Shutterstock))
Published on Apr 27, 2024 11:45 PM IST
ByNandita Jayaraj
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