Though the Arab federation exempted 10 Qatari players from registration to participate at the Arab Championships in Sharjah, the organisers didn’t approve their entries
His success in Riyadh will shut his critics who wanted him to retire every time he had struggled to win
The world body reject visas of Qatari and Iranian players for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Riyadh
Our players are denied to get the necessary visas to participate in the World Rapid&Blitz Championship in Riyadh, says QCA Secretary General Mohamed Al Medaihki
Vietnam beat China to claim men’s team gold
The 15-time world champ temporarily came out of 12 years of retirement
The former world champion finished 10th in rapid event at the Rapid and Blitz tournament in St Louis, USA
Kasparov dominated chess for more than 15 years
Fujii trains himself with a computer software
THE recently-concluded FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Doha was a big boost for the game in the region.
AFTER a brief lull, Russians are back in the reckoning. Sergey Karjakin, who stretched champion Magnus Carlsen at the classical FIDE World Championships in New York last December and won the blitz title in Doha recently, leads the way.
RAPID and blitz event is totally different from the classical format due to its sheer unpredictability. A bad start can lead to complications in later rounds and can test the very best.
INTERNATIONAL chess federation (FIDE) chief Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has been at its helm for long 21 years,..
RUSSIAN Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin was all smiles after he turned the tables on classical world champion Magnus Carlsen to win his maiden World Blitz Championship at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in Doha last week.
World classical champion Magnus Carlsen had an unimpressive outing at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships, where he failed to defend his rapid title, finishing third, and came second in blitz.