Chess in India Current Affairs, GK & News

World Chess Day celebrated on July 20

Annually, on 20th July International Chess Day is celebrated. This day also marks the date of establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in the year 1924.   About Chess In the fifth century Chess was invented in India and was named “Chaturanga”. Chess is one of the oldest games and it is ..




Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup chess tournament

India’s top-rated Chess player and World Rapid chess champion- Koneru Humpy recently clinched the title at the Cairns Cup chess tournament. In the second edition of the tournament, Humpy won the title with six points from nine rounds, ahead of the reigning world champion Ju Wenjun, who finished at the second place. Last year, Koneru ..


2019 World Youth Chess Championship

For the first time-ever India is hosting the prestigious World Youth chess championship, which is scheduled to be held in Mumbai from October 1 to 13. The world’s best talent in under-14, u-16 and u-18 categories will be on view. The tournament is being held under the aegis of the All-India Chess Federation and organised ..


Surya Shekhar Ganguly wins 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament

Indian Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly from Kolkata has won the 2019 Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament. Ganguly left behind a strong field to win the 9-round Open tournament played in a Swiss League format. He registered 5 wins and 4 draws to emerge the sole leader with 7 points. He not only ..


TePe Sigeman & Co International tournament started in Malmo, Sweden on May 3

In chess, the TePe Sigeman & Co International tournament has started in Malmo, Sweden on May 3. According to the World Chess Federation(FIDE), the tournament will have 8 players with an average rating of 2663, making it a Category 17 tournament. The field is led by the India No. 2 Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna. Harikrishna ..


Kishan Gangolli wins the 13th edition of National Chess Championship for blind

Defending champion Kishan Gangolli from Karnataka has won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai on February 12, 2018. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). With this feat, Gangolli became the champion for the fifth consecutive time with 10.5 points. Gujarat’s ..