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Updated : 1 week, 5 days ago IST
Apart from Sarkar Talwar, Avani Lekhara, who won two medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, was recognized as the Para Sports Person of the Year, while Shrey Kadyan was recognized as the Special Sportsperson of the Year.
Updated : 4 months, 1 week ago IST
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand along with officials of the All India Chess Federation and teams from FIDE, Africa, America, Europe and Asia took part in these matches on Thursday
After Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika and R Vaishali ended with a draw in their respective encounters, Sachdev rose brilliantly to the occasion.
The Chess Olympiad is being held in India for the first time
Favourites fumbled in the second round of the women's section at the 44th Chess Olympiad as former world champion Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine suffered defeat against Turkey's Ekaterina Atalik while India's Koneru Humpy was forced to split point against much lower rated Marisa Zuriel of Argent
All three Indian women's teams won their matches and extended their winning run at the prestigious event
Updated : 4 months, 2 weeks ago IST
Polgar is considered the strongest female chess player of all time. She was speaking at the greet and meet session conducted by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) at the Chess Olympiad venue in Mamallapuram, Chennai.
GM Vishnu Prasanna of Tamil Nadu was the highest-rated player in the fray and justified the top billing by notching a fantastic 9/9 in this Swiss League event which carried a prize purse of Rs 5,00,000
Updated : 5 months, 2 weeks ago IST
With the veteran players like Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy alongside young promising talents such as Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh D, consistently performing on the global stage, India has emerged as one of the top chess nations in the world in the recent years.
Updated : 5 months, 3 weeks ago IST
The inaugural edition of the Chess Olympiad Torch Relay will visit 75 cities across the country as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) revealed the route map on Friday.
PM Modi will launch first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay for the 44th edition of the event on Sunday at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium, Delhi.
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) introduced an Olympic-style Torch Relay tradition for its Olympiad from this year's event and named India as the starting flame point for each edition, commemorating the popularity of chess in the country where the sport originated.