Niemann Cheating Scandal Spirals Out Of Control As Magnus Carlsen’s Rook Found Dead

OSLO, NORWAY—In a dramatic escalation of a story that has gripped the chess world for weeks, the Hans Niemann cheating scandal reportedly spiraled out of control Friday as one of Magnus Carlsen’s longtime rooks was found shot dead in an Oslo alleyway. “At this time we are investigating this as a premeditated murder carried out … Read more

Indian GM Aravindh Chithambaram wins the Dubai Open chess tournament

Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram emerged champion in the 22nd Dubai Open chess tournament on Sunday, with 7.5 points as seven Indians finished in the top 10 with R Praggnanandhaa sharing second spot with five others. The 22-year-olds, Chithambaram and Praggnanandhaa, settled for a draw in the ninth and final round, which enabled the former to finish … Read more

17-year-old R Praggnanandhaa defeats world chess champion Magnus Carlsen at FTX crypto cup

R Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess master, defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in the last round of the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, an international chess championship, on Monday morning. Despite the win, the 17-year-old chess player bagged the second position in the championship since Carlsen had a higher score based on previous games. Details of the … Read more

India can be a potential host for many global chess events: FIDE Director-General

India, which is already a global chess superpower, has now also emerged as the potential host for many global chess events, according to a top official of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). “India is one of the biggest chess superpowers in the world. I truly believe and expect India to host some of the major … Read more

Watch the game come alive in this riveting crossover

Speaking to TNM, Pudukkottai collector Kavitha Ramu who conceptualised and choreographed the viral video said, “Chess pieces like the rook, kings and pawns naturally lend themselves to classical, folk and martial art forms.” Effortlessly wielding the kombu (stick) and slaying stereotypes, women Silambam artists take position as pawns in a recently released chess video, while … Read more

Chess Olympiad 2022: How Tamil Nadu clinched the hosting rights

It took the Tamil Nadu government just a few hours to decide on hosting the prestigious 44th Chess Olympiad at Mamallapuram near Chennai. It was the last week of February and Bharat Singh Chauhan, Secretary, All India Chess Federation (AICF) was at his wits end trying to shortlist a venue at short notice. Russia, which … Read more

Will the pricey tickets checkmate fans at the Chess Olympiad 2022?

The ticket price of the 44th Chess Olympiad has put several chess enthusiasts of the game on the back foot. As per the All India Chess Federation (AICF) ticket booking site, the price for the general category audience has been fixed at ₹2,000 per day for Hall 2 and ₹3,000 for Hall 1 while the … Read more