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FIDE mulls tweaking rules after Olympiad’s joint-winner compromise

In the stipulated 15-minute window between their concluded games and submitting a written appeal for a review, India's non-playing captain Srinath Narayanan was certain it was over for his team. The Online Chess Olympiad this year has had several...

How India won a historic Chess Olympiad gold

The last time India medaled at the 2014 chess Olympiad in Tromso, the team had a quiet, inconspicuous touchdown at the New Delhi airport. With the pandemic forcing the 163-nation event online this year and chess ringing in steady,...

India, Russia declared joint winners after internet issues mar final

India and Russia were declared joint winners of the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad after internet disconnection and server malfunction issues marred the final, leading to India provisionally losing 1.5-4.5 to Russia in the second round and subsequently the entire...

Koneru Humpy leads India to FIDE Online Chess Olympiad final with Armageddon win

Koneru Humpy beat Monika Socko in a nervy tie-break to help India pip Poland in the semifinals and reach the final of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad on Saturday.After the two teams won one round each in regular play,...

Arjuna awards leave India’s chess kings without a crown

The National Sports Awards were handed out today - virtually, due to the pandemic. The awards recognize "outstanding achievements in the field of sports at international level." This year 27 athletes have received the Arjuna award - a remarkably...

India in Chess Olympiad semis after Armenia forfeit

India's quarterfinal match in the Online Chess Olympiad on Friday was mired in controversy, ending in opponents Armenia forfeiting the encounter. It helped India move into the semi-finals. Led by world No 7 Levon Aronian, Armenia, who have had...

How stand-up comic Samay Raina is redefining chess for a cause

Vidit Gujrathi wolfs down his dinner before a live audience. Teimour Radjabov breaks into dance moves to the Indian government's promo song on waste disposal. Baskaran Adhiban wears his sombrero at all times and says he'd be mobbed at...

From smalltown Croatia, an unlikely chess phenomenon

From a living room in the Croatian town of Krizevci, with a population of 21,000, emerges Agadmator, the world's most popular YouTube chess channel. Close to 750,000 subscribers, 15 million monthly views, the host's trademark quips commemorated in memes...

The story behind India’s chess surge

Two weeks ago, G Akash was confirmed as a Grandmaster by FIDE, the world chess governing body. That the feat didn't cause much of a ripple even in a time starved of sports-news was down partly to chess's niche...

How Leon Mendonca is chasing a GM norm in Europe

Leon Mendonca is perhaps the only Indian chess player on the planet right now who's flitting between countries for regular over-the-board tournaments. It's been at least five months since the 14-year-old International Master (IM) from Goa has been home.Now...

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