Chess Current Affairs, GK & News
India’s Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has defeated the reigning world champion Norway’s Magnus Carlsen. He did so using black pieces and took 39 moves to checkmate Carlsen. This win came in the eighth round of Airthings Masters chess tournament’s preliminary stage being held online. Overview: This tournament is the first of the nine events that will take ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
On April 17, 2020, the Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was named the ambassador of World Wide Fund India. He has joined the organization for its environment education programme. Highlights The environment education programme was started in 1976. It undertakes initiatives to reach out to youth, school children and citizens in the country. The main aim ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
The world’s second youngest Grandmaster, India’s 13-year-old D. Gukesh has recently won the Cannes Open Chess Tournament, held in Cannes, France. He defeated Harutyun Bargseghyan of France in the final round and scored 7.5 points. The Tamil Nadu player remained unbeaten in the tournament and had defeated the top-seeded Chongsheng Zeng of China. Gukesh had ..
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 ..
The Indian Grandmaster winner Koneru Humpy has won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion 2019. She defeated china’s Lei Tingjie in Moscow, Russia. World Rapid Chess Championship The championship is played under rapid time controls. The Women’s Rapid chess championship is held by FIDE. FIDE is Federation International des Echecs, which is also known as ..