Smooth sailing for the Indian teams

Smooth sailing for the Indian teams

Both the Indian teams have taken unassailable 3-0 leads over their respective opponents. Both the Indian teams have taken unassailable 3-0 leads over their respective opponents. In the opening round of any Swiss league event — where the top half of the seeds play the lower half — mismatches are a norm. As a result, … Read more

Faultless day for hosts as Indian teams sail through on Day 1 of Chess Olympiad

Faultless day for hosts as Indian teams sail through on Day 1 of Chess Olympiad

Once the initial chaos was out of the way at the 44th Chess Olympiad venue on Friday afternoon – only to be expected at the start of a tournament of this magnitude – chess took centrestage. And to India’s delight, it was a smooth-sailing opening day for the hosts. In the open section, the top … Read more

How Chennai is preparing for the FIDE Chess Olympiad

How Chennai is preparing for the FIDE Chess Olympiad

Call a chief guest to a chess event and invariably he spends a few minutes reminding the gathering how India gave this cerebral sport to the world. If the guest of honor happens to be from the judiciary or is a politician, then get ready to hear how they weave chess into their speech and … Read more