Meet Carlsen the new champion

Meet Carlsen the new champion

  Carlsen crowned in Chennai◄ BackNext ►Picture 1 of 18Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presents the Olive Crown to the new World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at the Closing Ceremony in Chennai on Nov 25, 2013 | D Sampathkumar

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10 random things about Carlsen

Carlsen has the ability to memorise thousands of games Triumph over elder sister kicked off the journey for 8-year-old Carlsen The Norwegian is a keen skier The 22-year-old is also a football player Carlsen doesn’t have a girlfriend at the moment Carlsen tries to sleep until as close to the start of the game as ..

Magnus Carlsen’s Madras Chapter

Magnus Carlsen’s Madras Chapter

Magnus mesmerises Madras◄ BackNext ►Picture 1 of 19Carlsen inspecting the chess board before the start of Round 10 of the FIDE World Championship match in Chennai | D Sampathkumar

World Chess: Diary

World Chess: Diary

Chess tops football in Spain Chess has replaced football as the lead story in El Pais, the most prestigious and largest selling Spanish daily on November 23, 2013. Magnus Carlsen of Norway who defeated world champion Viswanathan Anand 6.5-3.5 has occupied the top position in various other nations as well besides India and Norway. The final ..

Interviews: Champions speak

Interviews: Champions speak

  Anand says sorry after losing the world title ¬† Newly crowned World Champions Carlsen speaks after winning the title Anand, Carlsen speak after Round 9 Magnus Carlsen speaks on his style of play Anand, Carlsen speak after Round 8 Anand, Carlsen speak after Round 7 Carlsen, Anand speak after Round 6 Carlsen, Anand speak ..

Kasparov in Chennai

Kasparov in Chennai

Will the World Championship battle intensify with the arrival of six-time World Champion Garry Kasparov ahead of the Round 3 duel between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen? (Photos: EPS)

‘Chess could be a spectator sport with cheerleaders’

‘Chess could be a spectator sport with cheerleaders’

While it is said that no board game is a major spectator sport, chess could be made into one with slight changes in the format, holding more promotional events and even cheerleaders, said a former women’s world champion. “Chess has all the drama and excitement to be a spectator sport. I believe that with a ..

WISH VISHY GOODLUCK

WISH VISHY GOODLUCK

Here’s your chance to wish our own chess maestro Viswanathan Anand the very best in his duel against world number 1 Magnus Carlsen: Just type your best wishes here, and we’ll make sure Vishy gets it