Hit miniseries ‘The Queen's Gambit’ has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.
One of India's top women chess players has pulled out of an upcoming championship in Iran in protest at having to wear a headscarf.
The Israel chess Federation said Tuesday it is seeking compensation from the organisers of a tournament in Saudi Arabia, after the Gulf state refused to issue visas for its players.
The fourth World Mindsports Championships is currently underway at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. More than 1,000 players from 23 countries, including a number of mindsports enthusiasts from Qatar, are competing.
Garry Kasparov, whose genius has left a wide mark on the history of chess, comes out of retirement Monday, either to beat a new generation of players or to pass the torch.
A 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her "seductive" dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organisers of the competition in the Muslim-majority nation.
India Thursday said it will roll out wifi to hundreds of stations, install 17,000 hi-tech toilets on trains and professionalise its unskilled porters, or ‘coolies’ under a drive to modernise its creaking railways.