January 6, 2015

Dream Team of VTU (Part I)

In this article P Prachura who was the captain of the Viswesvaraya Technological University shares his story of a team that was not the strongest on paper but with great qualities of team spirit and camaraderie, they not only won the South Zone tournament, finished third in National University in 2013 but also won a silver at the World Universities 2014! Truly, an intriguing and enthralling journey!

December 14, 2014

Aradhya and Varshini win National under-17

One of India's top GMs Tejas Bakre kickstarted his chess career by becoming the National champion in 1997. 17 years later his tutee Aradhya Garg became the under-17 national champion. The girls section was won by V Varshini. The girl from Tamil Nadu is creating quite a stir in Indian chess after having played National Premier earlier this year. Priyadarshan Banjan reports for ChessAce.

November 16, 2014

Revisiting Roots!

At the halfway mark of the World Championship match between Anand and Carlsen, IM Prasanna Rao takes us on a journey to where it all started. In his series of "Revisiting Roots" he intends to cover all the World Champions of the past. So let us begin with the first official World Chess Champion: Wilhelm Steinitz.

November 7, 2014

My thought about Sinquefield Cup 2014

The Sinquefield Cup 2014 was the strongest event the world has ever seen with an average Elo of 2802. Though it's been almost two months since the tournament is over, we think it is appropriate to share the article with you. The reason: the writer of this article K Priyadarshan was there at the venue of the tournament and has some interesting facts, pictures and in depth game analysis to share with you! 

November 5, 2014

A Preview of World Chess Championship Match 2014

The battle between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen for the WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP title will begin from 7th November 2014 in Russia. 
Will Anand add a sixth World Championship title to his career or will Carlsen defend? Many questions, many predictions... It is not just the two players, but the entire world, that will join in the action and excitement. 

Before the games begin, here's all you need to know about the upcoming World Championship Match.   

November 4, 2014

'Victory has defeated you' - My prediction

Making bold predictions is something not many titled players are willing to do in chess. The game is so erratic that predictors often have to eat their own words. Yet, readers always look for a definite broadcast rather than diplomatic forecasts. In his open and direct article, IM Narayanan Srinath gives his candid opinion on who he considers to be the favourite in the Carlsen- Anand 2014 match. Have a look at what he thinks. 

October 4, 2014

World Juniors- Memory of a lifetime!

World Junior! The very words evoke a sense of enthusiasm and youthfulness in the minds of everyone. After all it is a tournament organized for players who are below the age 20. The World Junior 2014 is all set to be held from 5th October-20th October 2014 in Pune, India. Rakesh Kulkarni takes you on a beautiful journey of the 2013 World Junior, a tournament that he played. It will surely leave you with a smile on your face!

October 2, 2014

Little moves of kindness!

How many of us have thought of doing something good for the world and making a difference in someone's life but never found the time for it? Here is a story of a 20-year-old passionate chess player Sahil Batra that will touch your hearts and inspire you! Sahil is not only contributing to the society in his own little way but in the process he is making use of his favourite game, chess, to make a difference! Read this beautiful story of unhindered kindness.

September 30, 2014

'F' for Forward

Writes IM Anwesh Upadhyay: This is my first article for ChessAce and naturally I wanted to give my best. Starting my preparations, I was looking for sharp games in my collection to present it in front of the readers. Without any second thought I looked up for the name 'Shirov'. I found out his game against Kamsky in 1993, and while going through the initial phase I had assumptions this will be a hell of a tactical battle. What unfolded was quite a different story and will surely be a huge surprise for all of you!

Super Six for India at WYCC 2014!

Chess in India is booming and you know it is when the nation returns with two golds, two silvers and two bronze medals at the World Youth Championships held at Durban South Africa from the 19th to 30th of September 2014.
While the bronze medal at the Olympiad in Tromso had shown how strong India has become as a chess nation, this amazing tally of six medals at the World Youth Championships is a clear indication that the future of Indian chess is in safe hands of promising youngsters.