India win 7 medals as Praggnanandhaa is crowned king

Mumbai, Oct. 12: India’s R Praggnanandhaa emerged as the unconquered king in the World Youth Chess Championship, claiming the coveted gold in the Under-18 Open here on Saturday. The 14-year-old Grand Master from Chennai etched out a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels (Germany) to

World Youth Chess Championship-Praggnanandhaa wins, joins Aryan in lead in WYCC

Mumbai, Oct. 9: India’s hopes in the Under-18 Open brightened as R Praggnanandhaa outclassed compatriot P Iniyan in the highly anticipated battle between two Indian Grand Masters in the World Youth Chess Championship here on Wednesday.   Playing black, Iniyan opted for the Pirc Defence which was easily countered by Pragg, forcing him

Six World Championship titles at stake as stage is set for WYCC

World’s second youngest GM Praggnanandhaa will lead India’s charge Mumbai, September 26:  Six world crowns will be at stake when the prestigious World Youth Chess Championship gets under way here on October 1. As many as 66 countries and 56 title-holders, including three Grand Masters, will be seen in action over the

A Renowned Chess Coach Raghunandan Gokhle Awarded by MIT

Recently Shri Raghunandan Gokhle, a renowned chess coach and Dronacharya Award winner was awarded Kreeda Maharshee Puraskar by MIT Pune. Raghunandan has been serving Chess for more than four decades as a player and as a international standard coach as well hence it is a well deserved honour for a

12th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup 2019-Review by Amar Godbole

GM Farrukh Amanatov emerges as the winner in 12th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup 2019. GM Farrukh Amonatov (Elo 2624) from Tajikistan emerged champion in A category of the 12th Mumbai Mayor Cup International Chess Tournament that was held at Mumbai from 9th to 16th June 2019. Amonatov racked up the tournament leader, GM

World Teams Chess Championship-updates

Indian men's  team bet  Kazakhstan 3.5-0.5 to be joint second  with nine points after the end of the sixth round of the World Teams Chess Championship, B. Adhiban drew with Rinat Jumabayev .  While Krishnan Sasikiran, Surya Ganguly and S.P. Sethuraman won, Ganguly beat Murtas Kazhgaleyev while S P Sethuraman overpowered Denis