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  • Katrina can play chess

    The beauty with oodles of attitude Katrina Kaif can play chess...

    Recently Aamir K was invited to a local chess competition where he was asked whether he’d played the brainy board game with any of his Bollywood co-actors...

  • Chess legend Kasparov back from retirement

    MOSCOW: Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a US tournament next month, organisers announced on Thursday...

    Kasparov, who dominated chess for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players at the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, Missouri, which takes place on August 14-19...

  • Hungarian chess queen moves into education

    In the 1970s, the father Laszlo, a teacher, challenged Hungary’s communist authorities by homeschooling his children as chess prodigies...

    Now his youngest daughter, Judit, considered the world’s best ever female player, is using “Chess Palace”, an educational tool she developed, to equip kids for the 21st century...

  • Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record

    BUDAPEST: An 87-year-old Hungarian woman aims this weekend to set a world record by beating 1920s Cuban chess grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca at his own game: simultaneous play...

    Since the 1950s, Brigitta Sinka, a former top amateur player, has played around 13,000 documented games of simultaneous chess across Hungary, usually on dozens of boards at the one time, taking on all-comers, many of them schoolchildren...

  • Saudi grand mufti says playing chess is forbidden in Islam

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdullah al-Sheikh during a television program said playing chess is forbidden in Islam, British newspaper The Guardian reported...

    Also Read: Saudi Arabia's grand mufti calls suicide bombers 'criminals'The game of chess, a board game can be traced back to an ancient version called Chatrang, popular in Persia during the 600BCs...

  • Chess federation elections on Sept 2

    ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited elections of the Chess Federation of Pakistan will be held here on Sept 2...

    According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Sports Board on Friday, the elections of the chess federation were slated to be held on Aug 31 in Lahore...

  • Mahmood Lodhi wins Asian Chess Championship

    Pakistan's International Master (IM) Mahmood Ahmed Lodhi reached the pinnacle of his marathon career when he won the 6th edition of Asian Chess Championship in Lareston, Iran, on Thursday...

    Lodhi has been dominating the country's chess scene, having won 14 national titles...

  • Fisher and the ‘K’s: a history of modern chess

    PARIS: US chess champion Bobby Fischer and the two ‘K’s — Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov — have co-written the modern history of the game, with a chapter devoted to East-West confrontation...

    He shot to fame in 1972 when he defeated Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship in Iceland, ending a 24-year reign by grandmasters from the Soviet Union...

  • Get smart with chess

    To all chess players, chess is more than a game...

    Dubbed as a brain game, chess offers the players a chance to develop logical and precise thinking, it encourages patience, sharp memory, concentration, problem-solving and teaches facing consequences of actions, among many other things...

  • Customs Academy team lift Rajiv Gandhi Trophy in India

    KARACHI: Customs Cricket Academy (CCA) on Thursday were crowned champions of Rajiv Gandhi Under-15 Cricket Trophy after they beat Tamil Nadu by 47 runs at Marina Cricket Ground in Chennai...

    “Playing against India in India was a big confidence booster for the lads,” said Ahmad adding that the 26th edition of Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Trophy, organised by Cricket Federation of India, consisted of 10 Indian state teams and one team each from...

  • Saeed Ajmal allowed to reopen academy

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), following intervention of the Punjab government, has allowed senior Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal to reopen his cricket academy set up on the university land...

    Last Thursday, the UAF administration had issued a notification, which read: “The syndicate at its meeting held on Aug 29 last, keeping in view the security concerns and directive of the worthy governor/chancellor...

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