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Kramnik, Gelfand and all the right moves at Chennai masterclass

What do you do when you have 50 hours with two of the world's best chess minds? Do you feverishly jot down questions to ask or do you let them draw you in with their discourses? If you are...

10 Olympic golds, two cricket World Cups & more

6:47 AM ETESPN staffIt's the start of a new decade, meaning new hopes and dreams are not far behind. What should Indian sport strive to achieve over the next 10 years? Olympic gold medals? The football team qualifying for...

How Carlsen positioned his way to FPL stardom

The tiny band of Grandmasters competing in the Premier League fantasy football are chasing a sliver of hope: To beat Magnus Carlsen at a game other than chess.The 29-year-old reigning world champion, who trumped over 7.2 million managers worldwide...

Q&A with Viswanathan Anand – Emotional tempest, chess politics and McEnroe

Viswanathan Anand is Indian sport's most enduring champion. A five-time world champion in classical chess, with multiple world titles in rapid and blitz chess. Still competitive at 50, when the January 2020 rankings were released, he found himself up...

How motherhood helped create a new world champion

Two-year-old Ahana doesn't wait to get home to rummage through her mother's travel bags anymore. She opens them up at the airport arrival gate, parts the pile of clothes and fishes out her prize. A wristwatch and a toy...

Vladimir Kramnik to coach 14 young Indian players at 10-day camp in Chennai

Fourteen young Indian chess players, including D. Gukesh, the world's second youngest Grand Master, and R. Praggnanandhaa, will be coached by former world champion Vladimir Kramnik at a 10-day camp in Chennai from January 8.Six of the participants are...

Koneru Humpy’s belated World Rapid Chess Championship title nothing short of a resurrection

Minutes after her final Armageddon battle at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow, Koneru Humpy grabbed her jacket and phone and darted across the playing hall. The swarm of journalists waiting to get a word out...

Koneru Humpy wins World Rapid Chess Championships

9:54 PM ETESPN staffIndia's Koneru Humpy clinched the top spot at the FIDE Women's World Rapid Chess Championships on Saturday in Moscow. She made an impressive comeback to beat China's Lei Tingjie in an Armageddon game.Tingjie finished with a...

Humpy Koneru wins World Rapid Chess Championships

9:53 PM ETESPN staffIndia's Humpy Koneru clinched the top spot at the FIDE Women's World Rapid Chess Championships on Saturday in Moscow. She made an impressive comeback to beat China's Lei Tingjie in an Armageddon game.Tingjie finished with a...

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