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India's top players have little respect for Chess Olympiad
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, July 29 : At a time when world's top rated players will be playing in the chess Olympiad, the absence of former world champion Viswanathan Anand, world number 27 Pendyala Harikrishna and other top rated players from the Indian team is very strange, say chess ...
Indian team hopeful of good show at chess Olympiad
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, July 28 : The Indian team for the ensuing 41st World Chess Olympiad in Norway is a mix of experienced and motivated young players and hoping to do well, a team member said.
Is Duchess Kate pregnant again?
London, July 15 : Kate Middleton's ex-school friend has claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant again, however Buckingham Palace has refused to comment over rumours.
Kate Middleton plans solo trip alone?
Los Angeles, July 14 : If reports are anything to go by, the Duchess of Cambridge is planning her first royal tour alone.
The Duchess of Cambridge set for first solo overseas trip
Washington, July 12 : The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate is all set for her first solo royal tour to Malta this September.
17-year-old Sayantan Das earns GM norm
Kolkata, Jul 5 : Seventeen-year-old Sayantan Das has earned his maiden GrandMaster norm after wining against rivals in an international tournament in Barcelona, Spain, according to Alekhine Chess Club boss Soumen Majumdar.
Hou Yifan wins fifth leg, Koneru Humpy still tops
Lopota (Georgia), July 2 : In spite of a disappointing eighth-place finish in the fifth and the penultimate leg of the FIDE women's Grand Prix chess tournament, India's Koneru Humpy is in the top spot, ahead of the winner, Hou Yifan of China, reports Xinhua.
Hou Yifan triumphs, lower positions for Harika, Humpy
Lopota (Georgia), July 2 : World champion Hou Yifan of China Tuesday added another half point to her tally to take the fifth leg of the 2013-2014 FIDE women's grand prix chess tournament, garnering 9 points out of a possible of 11.
Indian chess players trail Chinese leader
Lopota (Georgia), July 1 : Indian chess players Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika, with 5.5 points, trailed three points behind leader Hou Yifan of China in the 2013-2014 FIDE women's grand prix chess tournament here Monday.
Duchess Kate Middleton's gown crowned 'Queen of wedding dresses'
London, June 24 : Kate Middleton's gown has been crowned the queen of wedding dresses by a new poll.
India to host World Junior Chess Championship
Chennai, June 23 : Giving a further fillip to the game of Kings and Queens among the country's youth, India will be hosting the World Junior Chess Championship and the Asian Youth Chess Championship this year.
Price-money chess tourney
Hyderabad, Jun 18 : A huge prize-money tournament is being organised for all players below 1600 Elo points, under the auspices of A2H Chess Academy, at Vasavi Kalyana Mandapam in Lakdi-ka-pool here from July 2 to 4.
Chess: Thane Combatants edge Jalgaon Battlers to storm into final
Pune, June 14 : The 'Armageddon' or 'Sudden death' as it is popularly known in chess circles was used to resolve the 3-3 tie in the First Qualifier of the 2nd Johnson Tiles Maharashtra Chess League 2014 wherein a resurgent Thane Combatants edged out Jalgaon Battlers to storm into the final.
Chess: Anand-Carlsen match to be played in Sochi
New Delhi, June 11 : World Chess Championship match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and his challenger from India Viswanathan Anand will be played in Russia's Sochi city.
Maharashtra Chess League 2nd edition to kick off tomorrow
Pune, June 10 : The Maharashtra Chess League which kicked off last year, will witness its second edition June 11 to 15.
Maharshtra Chess League 2nd edition to kick off tomorrow
Pune, June 10 9IBNS): The Maharshtra Chess League which kicked off last year, will witness its second edition June 11 to 15.
Chess: Chandreyee on the run, Sonkalan upset Kaustav
Kolkata, June 4 : The DPS Ruby Park 37th State Sub junior (Boys & Girls U 15) entered into crucial phase on Wednesday as with three rounds to go in both sections, Chandreyee Hazra (6 points after 6th round) maintained all win record to make clear one-point lead over her nearest rivals 4th ...
Kate Middleton tops 'British beauty icon' poll
London, June 4 : Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton topped poll on beauty habits as Britain's beauty icon, which was held by shopping channel QVC recently.
Duchess Kate hires female 'bum guard' to avoid future bare bottom pics
London, May 31 : Kate Middleton has reportedly hired a female "minder" to accompany her so that future pictures of her bare bottom can be avoided, it has been revealed.
Indian women excel in Asian Nation Cup Chess
New Delhi, May 30 : Indian women won a gold and two silvers in the recently concluded Asian Nation Cup Chess-2014 held at Iran.
NASA launches CHESS to study birthplace of stars
Washington, May 28 : NASA has successfully launched the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS, payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to peer at a place where new stars are born.
Elle Fanning 'related' to Duchess Kate
Washington, May 28 : It turns out that Elle Fanning, who's playing Princess Aurora in Disney's 'Maleficent', is not only a real-life princess but is also a cousin of Kate Middleton.
Prince William could join air ambulance service to 'grow his family'
London, May 26 : Prince William could be joining East Anglia Air Ambulance Service so that he can see his wife, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, more often.
'Married' ex-PL star denied entry to 'sex orgy' hosted by Duchess of ...
London, May 25 : A married former football star was reportedly refused entry to a posh sex orgy organised by a friend of the Duchess of Cambridge for refusing to pay the 150 pound entry fee.
Tarini Goyal leading in girls U-19 category
Chandigarh, May 24 : International Tarini Goyal is leading with with points in the girls under 19 category of the Chandigarh Under-19 and Under 11 Open and Girl Chess Championship 2014 at St. Xaviers's Senior Secondary School in Sector 44-C here today.
'Copy-cat' Kim K wants Will-Kate type Royal wedding
London, May 24 : Kim Kardashian is reportedly attempting to out-dress the Duchess of Cambridge and is set to rip off the UK Royals' wedding.
Duchess Kate's bare bum pic set for auction
London, May 24 : The Duchess of Cambridge is set for further embarrassment after a picture that reportedly shows her bare bottom is set for auction.
No one willing to host Carlsen-Anand world title rematch
London, May 17 : No one has reportedly come forward to host Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen's world title rematch against Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand that has been scheduled for November 6 after two deadlines have already passed.
Jayalalithaa plays the queen's gambit
Chennai, May 17 : AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's master stroke, winning 37 of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state, is akin to a popular opening in chess, the queen's gambit.
Duchess Kate's phone was hacked 155 times by NOTW's ex-royal editor
London, May 15 : Kate Middleton's phone was hacked 155 times, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2005, it has been revealed.