Road trips, Airbnbs, induction cooker meals: How Leon Mendonca is chasing a GM norm in Europe – ESPN

Leon Mendonca is perhaps the only Indian chess player on the planet right now who’s flitting between countries for regular over-the-board tournaments. It’s been at least five months since the 14-year-old International Master (IM) from Goa has been home. Now in Paracin, a small town in central Serbia, for a 100-player open tournament that concluded […]

Chess in times of Corona: An example from Upper Franconia – Chessbase News

Chess in times of Corona: An example from Upper Franconia – Chessbase News

7/9/2020 – As is well known, the coronavirus pandemic has brought public chess life to a standstill. But now it is slowly getting back into gear. In Bischofsgrün, the Upper Franconian Senior Championships were played. The social-distance rule was meticulously observed — with double boards. ChessBase 15 – Mega package […]

‘Game Changer’ bags the Averbakh-Boleslavsky Award – Times of India

‘Game Changer’ bags the Averbakh-Boleslavsky Award – Times of India

CHENNAI: The highly-acclaimed book – ‘Game Changer’ – penned by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan has won the Averbakh-Boleslavsky Award for the best book of 2019. Artur Jussupow, who sent us these comments on behalf of the jury, stated, “After a final vote, we had a clear winner: “Game Changer” by Matthew Sadler and Natasha […]

AICF chief selector RB Ramesh resigns – Times of India

AICF chief selector RB Ramesh resigns – Times of India

KOLKATA: Grandmaster RB Ramesh resigned from the post of the chief of the selection committee of All India Chess Federation (AICF) protesting against interference in Indian team selection process for the online Chess Olympiad team by Bharat Singh Chauhan. The ongoing factional feud in the AICF reared its ugly head again when the two warring […]

Chennai engineer Akash Ganesan is India's 66th GM – Times of India

Chennai engineer Akash Ganesan is India's 66th GM – Times of India

CHENNAI: It wasn’t too long ago when Akash Ganesan was busy completing his engineering degree in electronics and communication from the Guindy Engineering College in Chennai. He already had a GM norm by then — but from 2014 to 2018 — his priorities were studies. The 23-year-old may have taken a longer route to join […]