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Katara Open Chess Tournament kicks off

Katara Open Chess Tournament kicks off

Katara Open Chess Tournament kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of 102 players of different nationalities.

Qatar's al-Modaihki elected to FIDE post

Qatar's al-Modaihki elected to FIDE post

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) on Monday elected President of Qatar Chess Association Mohamed al-Modaihki as Executive Director for International Relations at FIDE ...

Indian woman chess star boycotts Iran event over headscarf law

Indian woman chess star boycotts Iran event over headscarf law

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.

Israeli chess players demand compensation after Saudi ban

Israeli chess players demand compensation after Saudi ban

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.

Mindsports clubs planned as games captivate Qatari youth

Mindsports clubs planned as games captivate Qatari youth

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.

Kasparov comes out of chess retirement 'kicking and fighting'

Kasparov comes out of chess retirement 'kicking and fighting'

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.

Chess-playing robot star of Taiwan tech fair

Chess-playing robot star of Taiwan tech fair

A chess-playing robot stole the show as Asia's largest tech fair kicked off in Taiwan Tuesday with artificial intelligence centre stage.

Girl barred from Malaysian chess competition over dress

Girl barred from Malaysian chess competition over dress

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 to rename railway 'coolies' in modernisation drive

India to rename railway 'coolies' in modernisation drive

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.