The Boredom of Magnus Carlsen

Madhavankutty Pillai

Why the world chess champion is not defending his title

The Esport Revolution

It can remake sport for the post-Covid era

Virtual Checkmate

Chess streaming goes mainstream in India with top-ranked players and Youtubers collaborating to create a new audience

Man with the Moves

In his recent memoir, grandmaster Viswanathan Anand shares life lessons he has learned from the chessboard

Magnus Carlsen

Introduced to chess at the age of five, at 13, Carlsen became the second youngest Grandmaster ever

How the King Kept His Crown

Anand didn’t play his best chess against Gelfand, and yet, with this win, he has cemented his place among the greats of the game

Not a Pawn In Anyone’s Game

Vaishali Salavkar is a wife, mother, masseuse. And, oh, she recently won her sixth national blind chess title

The Day of the Pawn

Gobind Sharma runs a dhaba in Gurgaon. But when the clock strikes four, he becomes a master chess player

Mr Nice Guy

He is the only man to have won the world title and held it in three different formats and also the only man to have won the world blitz and rapid titles as well. But what makes Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand?


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