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Russian deputy PM lauds Karjakin for World Chess performance
Moscow, Dec 2 : Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin played well against Norways Magnus Carlsen for the title of the World Chess Champion in New York, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has said.

Carlsen beats Karjakin to retain world chess title
New York, Dec 2 : Norway's Magnus Carlsen has defeated Russia's Sergey Karjakin via tie-break to retain his World Champion title. Carlsen emerged victorious after four tie-break games, defeating Karjakin 9-7.

Russian minister hails Karjakin's world chess performance
Moscow, Dec 2 : Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin showed the best qualities of a fighter and athlete when he played against Norway's Magnus Carlsen for the title of the World chess champion, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has asserted.

Next World Chess Championship to be held in Asia: FIDE president
Moscow, Dec 1 : The next world championship will be held in an Asian country, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said on Thursday.

Carlsen beats Karjakin to retains world chess title
New York, Dec 1 : Norway's Magnus Carlsen has defended his world chess title for the third time winning in tie-break against Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin.

Carlsen is stressed, afraid of losing world chess crown: Ex-champ ...
New York, Nov 30 : Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is not afraid of his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin but is fearful of losing his crown, former title holder Anatoly Karpov has said.

Carlsen, Karjakin draw 11th game of World Chess
New york, Nov 27 : Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin drew the 11th game of the World Chess Championship.

Carlsen evens up score in battle for world chess crown
New York, Nov 25 : World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in the 10th game and evened the score at the ongoing World Chess Championship.

Grandmaster Harika scores first win in Fide Grand Prix
Kanty-Mansiysk (Russia), Nov 22 : Indias Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli jumped four notches to the joint sixth spot after registering her first victory in the elite FIDE womens chess Grand Prix here.

President confers National Child Awards on Children's Day
New Delhi, Nov 14 : Teenage paralympic swimmer Kumari Revathi Nayka and chess player Dev Shah were among the recipients of the National Child Awards, which President Pranab Mukherjee conferred on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Children's Day.

Karjakin-Carlsen second world championship chess game ends in draw
New York, Nov 13 : The second game in the World Chess Championship between Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and Norways Magnus Carlsen has ended in a draw.

Russia criticises US for not issuing visa to FIDE chief
Moscow, Nov 10 : America's refusal to issue a visa to world chess federation's (FIDE) president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov contradicts a universal principle that "sport is above politics", Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Challenge before GM Harikrishna is to retain ranking: Chess experts
Chennai, Nov 8 : The challenge before chess World No. 10 Grandmaster (GM) Pentala Harikrishna is to first retain his ranking and then gradually improve upon it -- and it would be nice to see two Indian players figuring in top tournaments, Indian chess experts said.

Chess Grandmaster Harikrishna enters top 10 in rankings
Chennai, Nov 6 : Indian chess Grandmaster P. Harikrishna on Sunday became the second Indian chess player to join the elite club of world's top 10, as per the rating list released by the game's global body FIDE.

Harika in semis of Cap d'Agde international chess meet
Cap d'Agde, Oct 27 : Grand Master Harika Dronavalli played a hard-fought 87-move draw against Marie Sebag of France to qualify for the 14th Anatoly Karpov rapid international chess tournament semi-finals here on Thursday.

FIDE president hopes US grants him entry visa next week
Moscow, Oct 27 : The President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Russian Kirsan Ilyumzhinov hopes that the United States will grant him an entry visa next week.

Mixed day for Harika at Cap d'Agde chess meet
Cap d'Agde (France) Oct 26 : Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won a complex game against Spain's Sabrina Vega Gutierrez and played a draw against local favourite Matthieu Cornette on day five of the 14th Anatoly Karpov rapid international chess tournament here on Wednesday.

Harika holds Karpov in Cap d'Agde chess tournament
Cap d'Agde (France) Oct 25 : Indian chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli produced an inspiring performance to hold former world champion Anatoly Karpov on the fourth day of the 14th Anatoly Karpov Rapid International Chess Tournament.

Harika plays two draws on day three of Cap d' Agde chess meet
Cap d'Agde (France), Oct 24 : Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli came up with a determined performance and played out two draws on day three of the 14th Anatoly Karpov rapid international chess tournament here.

Harika puts up spirited show at Anatoly Karpov chess meet
Cap d'Agde (France) Oct 23 : Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli put up a spirited performance on the second day of the 14th Anatoly Karpov Rapid International Chess Tournament here.

'India can be next USSR in producing chess Grandmasters'
Chennai, Oct 17 : A slight tweaking of the national chess championship rules, increasing the prize money, engaging foreign coaches, corporate sponsorships and glamourising the game could transform the Indian chess scenario, experts say.

Harika at fifth spot in world chess rankings
Hyderabad, Oct 11 : After a commanding performance in the recently concluded Isle of Man international chess tournament, Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavalli broke back into the top five in the world chess rankings.

Harika beats Hou Yifan at international chess meet
Isle of Man, Oct 8 : Indias Harika Dronavalli defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan to be at joint fourth position in the Isle of Man international chess tournament here.

Harika draws against Sargissian at international chess meet
Isle of Man, Oct 7 : After winning two straight games at the Isle of Man international chess tournament, Indias grandmaster Harika Dronavalli settled for a draw against Armenias Gabriel Sargissian in the sixth round here.

Harika moves up to joint 11th at international chess meet
Isle of Man, Oct 6 : Harika Dronavalli notched up a second straight victory in the fifth round of the Isle of Man International Chess tournament here to move up to the joint 11th position.

'Queen of Katwe' says anyone can realise their dreams: Mira Nair
Mumbai, Oct 6 : Filmmaker Mira Nair says her new film "Queen Of Katwe", the true-life story of a chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala in Uganda, conveys the message that dreams can be realised by anyone.

Harika wins in Round 4 at Isle of Man chess meet
Douglas (Isle of Man), Oct 5 : Harika Dronavalli has beaten Germany's Thomas Paehtz in the fourth round of the Isle of Man International chess tournament.

Harika loses in chess tourney
Isle of Man, Oct 4 : Indias young Grand Master Harika Dronavalli put up a spirited fight against Englands Michael Adams but couldnt avert her first defeat in a late night game in the Isle of Man International Chess tournament here.

Harika draws against Wesley So in international chess meet
Isle of Man (Douglas), Oct 3 : Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli came out unscathed against World No.6 Wesley So, scrambling to a well earned draw in the Isle of Man International Chess here.

Harika gets off to winning start in Isle of Man chess tournament
Douglas (Isle of Man), Oct 2 : Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli started her campaign in the Isle of Man International chess tournament on a winning note, comfortably beating Rocabado Fernando of Argentina.

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