Current Affairs - Chess

FIDE World Rapid Championship 2021

The 2021 World Rapid Championship was organized at Warsaw, Poland from December 26 through December 30.


  • Men’s: GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan) won the champion. Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi (Russia) came second, while Magnus Carlsen (Norway) –the winner of previous title (2019) came third. The event did not take place in 2020 due to Covid 19. Viswanathan Anand from India won this title in 2017 at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

Vishwanathan Anand wins Sparkassen Chess Trophy

India’s GM Viswanathan Anand won the Sparkassen Chess Trophy after playing out a draw in his fourth and final round ‘No Castling’ game against longtime rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.The ...

Abhimanyu Mishra: Youngest ever Chess Grandmaster

Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest-ever chess Grandmaster in the world after an event in Budapest on 30th June 2021.He became a Grandmaster at 12 years, four months ...

G. Akash: India’s 66th Grandmaster

Akash from Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN) became the country’s 66th Grandmaster. The title was confirmed at the recent meeting of International Chess Federation (FIDE) Council. Viswanathan became the first grandmaster from ...

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