#Chess

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mendonca has achieved the feat at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 17 days. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Mendonca received his second GM norm in the Rigo Chess GMRR in October, 2020
  • In the Vergani Cup organised in northern Italy, Mendonca finished in the second position
  • Locked down in Europe since March, the youngster's rating went up from 2452 to 2544 by playing in tournaments

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The show 'Queen's Gambit' follows the rise of a troubled Chess genius.

  • During the COVID pandemic, Vishwanathan Anand, spent three months stranded in Germany
  • Anand said that Chess has enjoyed a surprise boom during the pandemic
  • It has been helped by the runaway success of 'The Queen's Gambit'

.Chicago, IL, USA
The show 'Queen's Gambit' follows the turbulent career of a fictional female child prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • The show has become Netflix's most-watched ever
  • Queen's Gambit is currently the number-one ranked programme in 63 countries
  • Worldwide, Google reported searches for 'chess' are at their highest level in 14 years

.Stavanger Lufthavn, Norway
Magnus Carlsen is the reigning World Champion. (Photo credit: Instagram/@magnus_carlsen)

  • Magnus Carlsen's last faced defeat in July, 2018
  • The World No. 1 said he was extremely disappointed after the loss
  • Levon Aronian and Alireza Firouzja were the other two winners of this round

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is a five-time world champion. (Photo credit: Twitter/@vishy64theking)

  • Out of the 20 odd years Vladimir Kramnik and I have swapped the number 2-3 position, said V Anand
  • We were always very close to each other in terms of points, said Anand
  • Kramnik became the first undisputed world champion in 2006

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Modi congratulated the team on Twitter. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The PM wrote, "Congratulations to our chess players for winning the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad"
  • PM Modi also congratulated the Russian team
  • Indian and Russia on Sunday were declared co-champions of the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad final

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The decision was made after a technical glitch halted the final. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • India had defeated Poland in the semifinals
  • Two Indian players lost connection in the second round of the final
  • India filed an official appeal after the connection was lost

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fourth straight defeat in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament.

  • Viswanathan Anand and Anish Giri played out four draws
  • Giri pulled off a win in the Armageddon game late on Friday
  • Anand had earlier lost to Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

  • Anand went down 0.5-2.5 to Vladimir Kramnik
  • Anand lost the opening game despite some brilliant play
  • The former world champion had lost in the first two rounds to Peter Svidler and Magnus Carlsen

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Viswanathan Anand lost against World No.1 Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Vishwanathan Anand/Instagram)

  • Anand is appearing at the Chess24 Legends of Chess online tournament 
  • In the opening round, he lost to Russia's Peter Svidler
  • He'll take on former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the third round