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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 [...]

Viswanathan Anand¬† (The living legend of Chess) was born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai. His awesome speed has earned him the nickname “Lightning Kid.” In March 2007, Anand won the Morelia-Linares Super Grandmasters chess tournament. He showed his genius early on as a child when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship in 1983 at the age of fourteen. In 1984, Anand went on to become the youngest Indian to win the International Master [...]

Dibyendu Barua is a renowned chess player of India. He was the second Indian to become a Grandmaster after Viswanathan Anand. He is one of the pioneers of this game in India who gave impetus to the young generation and inspired them. Born on October 27, 1966, in West Bengal Dibyendu Barua displayed his interest in the game at a very early age. In 1972, his achievement shot a high as he beat the 2nd [...]