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Chess is an indoor game and is a favorite pastime for millions of people around the world. It is said to improve one’s intelligence. It is widely accepted that chess originated in India and was commonly known as Chaturanga. The present form of chess has evolved from the ancient form played in India. The All India Chess Federation was established in 1951, with its headquarters in Bombay. The first National Chess Championship took place at [...]

P Harikrishna or Pentala Harikrishna, as he is popularly known as, is a renowned chess player who has made India proud, time and again. Born on May 10, 1986, at Vinjanam Padu in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, he also became the youngest Indian Super Grandmaster in 2001. He first showed his talent and interest in the game of chess at an early age. He observed his father played and grandfather playing the game of [...]