Olympiad

chess Olympiad: Hosting the Chess Olympiad is good; but winning it is more important

I was around 17 years old when I participated in my first Chess Olympiad in 2004. It was held in Spain. I remember not being too excited because by then I was already a Grandmaster, was playing in all the big events and was among the top players in the world. Although I didn’t feel …

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India can be a potential host for many global chess events: FIDE Director-General

India, which is already a global chess superpower, has now also emerged as the potential host for many global chess events, according to a top official of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). “India is one of the biggest chess superpowers in the world. I truly believe and expect India to host some of the major …

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Understanding the Elo system that’s used to rate the players – The New Indian Express

Express News Service A few days ago, D Gukesh, part of the Indian team for the Olympiad, breached the Elo rating of 2700. Here’s a brief explainer on how Elo came to being, why it’s important and how some of us could have been rated according to this method because of its widespread use elsewhere. …

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Meet filmmaker Amit Dutta, who believes chess can endlessly surprise and reward us

In the 1950s, the Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov wrote the book Think like a Grandmaster, which became an instant classic. In the 90s, growing up as a chess-crazed boy in pre-Internet India, this book assumed a mythical aura within our circle. It seemed to hold the secrets of supremacy in this maddening, intoxicating game. Kotov …

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Meet filmmaker Amit Dutta, who believes chess can endlessly surprise and reward us

In the 1950s, the Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov wrote the book Think like a Grandmaster, which became an instant classic. In the 90s, growing up as a chess-crazed boy in pre-Internet India, this book assumed a mythical aura within our circle. It seemed to hold the secrets of supremacy in this maddening, intoxicating game. Kotov …

Meet filmmaker Amit Dutta, who believes chess can endlessly surprise and reward us Read More »

Meet filmmaker Amit Dutta, who believes chess can endlessly surprise and reward us

In the 1950s, the Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov wrote the book Think like a Grandmaster, which became an instant classic. In the 90s, growing up as a chess-crazed boy in pre-Internet India, this book assumed a mythical aura within our circle. It seemed to hold the secrets of supremacy in this maddening, intoxicating game. Kotov …

Meet filmmaker Amit Dutta, who believes chess can endlessly surprise and reward us Read More »