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Top foreign players to watch out for.

Magnus Carlsen– World chess Champion. Highest rated player in the world. Fights till the last piece on board and does not believe in short, easy draws. One of the strongest ever world Chess Champion and also one of the Glamorous ones. Modelled for a T shirt brand. Also plays football, squash. Very athletic. Highest ever […]

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Praggnanandhaa Storms Into the Finals of the Chessable Masters to Play Ding Liren in the Finals

“ 9.30 PM. Isn’t that kid’s bedtime in Chennai?” tweeted Anish Giri of Netherland, currently ranked World number 10 in chess rankings yesterday evening. This cheeky query was aimed at his semi-final opponent in the MCCT Chessable Maasters online Rapid tournament, 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggananandhaa and the time reference was to the scheduled time of their […]

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Praggnanandhaa Does an Encore

What are the odds that a consecutive five-time reigning World Chess Champion crashes to defeat twice in the span of just about three months to a talented teenager rated more than 100 points below him? Appears highly improbable but then 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa hailed as one of the child prodigies has this uncanny knack of […]

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Magnus Carlsen

Youth and Early Chess Career (1995 To 2004) Carlsen learned how to play chess when he was five years old. However, he didn’t show much interest at first. He instead amazed other people by completing activities that demonstrated his general intellectual aptitude at an early age. At two years of age, Carlsen could solve 50-piece […]

Interview – Koneru Humpy

How is your preparation for the Chess Olympiad to be held in India from July 28 to August 10? All India Chess Federation (AICF) organized a special coaching camp for the India team, and under the guidance of Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Israeli chess great Boris Gelfand we are working on further improving […]

Chess Olympiad 2022 – Sponsors

Hosting the biggest Chess spectacle, rising stars on the rampage, national and international media focussing on the conduct of the event and speculating big time on India’s bright Medal chances- the Chess Scenario in India couldn’t get better! Right from February 2022 when All India Chess Federation (AICF) moved in whirlwind fashion to bring the […]

Ananad Fondly Remebers His Mother Susheela Viswanathan as He Shares an Anecdote From His First Olympiad

Five-time World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand’s late mother Susheela Viswanathan definitely believed and subscribed to this theory!  She was the one who introduced, initiated and inculcated the love for the 64 squares and the well- organized army moving on those squares. When Anand started playing in chess events, she accompanied him and ensured that he […]

R Vaishali – Interview

Winning an International event is a rarity for women in chess, especially more so in India and Woman Grandmaster (WGM) R Vaishali easily stood apart as she won the Fischer Memorial round robin event at Heraklion, Greece. Koneru Humpy the third highest rated woman player in the World is the other Indian who has won […]

Chess Olympiad 2022- INDIAN TEAMS

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) announced two Indian teams for the 44th Chess Olympiad scheduled at Chennai from 28th July to 10th August. As is the norm, the Team selection is based on the average rating of the player in the last three Rating lists released by  World Chess Organization (FIDE ). Vidit Santosh […]