Are men and women different, when it comes to chess?

As I write this, the Women’s World Championship in the form of the 64-player knock out tournament I mentioned in my last column is underway in Sochi, Russia. And finally, someone has acknowledged the absence of Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan at the championship; the well-known chess website Chessbase went so far as to explain her absence due to personal reasons and that she reserved the right to play the…

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INTERIM ORDER MADE ABSOLUTE IN THE MATTER OF AICF Vs CHESS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

INTERIM ORDER MADE ABSOLUTE IN THE MATTER OF AICF Vs CHESS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA   Sub: Order by the Hon’ble Mr.Justice R.Subbiah in the High Court of Judicature at Madras dated 03.03.2015. Ref:   O.A.No.1078 of  2012 and A.No.1956 of 2013 in C.S.No.835 of 2012 We are happy to share with you that the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras had made Absolute the Interim Injunction granted in December…

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New regulations for registration and licensing of players

New regulations for registration and licensing approved by PB4/2014 come to effect on 1st April. Please note that from 1st April, all new players registered must give an email address to be properly registered. That means all new (non-registered) players in tournaments that will be rated after March 31st have to have an email address. Failure to do so will mean that the tournament will not be rated. Regulations for…

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How Visually Impaired Play Chess?

The Chess Board of 64 squares has the following modifications: All the Black squares are raised about 3-4 mm above the white squares. By feeling the squares, the player is able to determine whether the square is a black or a white one. Each of the squares on the Board has a hole in the centre so that the pieces can be fixed in these holes. Each of the pieces…

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Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’s expertise in the game can easily convince someone else of his overall intellectual adeptness. Such may be actually based on legitimate stereotypes backed by scientific proof, but…

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New Sports Policy

THE HARYANA CHESS ASSOCIATION in its meeting held on 28th February-2015 welcomed and supported the new sports policy issued by the Haryana government. President Mr. Raju Verma and Secretary General Mr. Naresh Sharma Advocate briefed the members about the sports policy and expressed confidence that games  and sports organizations will benefit from the new policy. Mr. Naresh Sharma, Advocate thanked Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khatter and Sports Minister…

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