In Leg 4 of the women’s online GP, Koneru Humpy is in the semi-finals after beating Valentina Gunina
Monday is International Chess Day, which means a broadcast event where various officials and chess stars will speak about using chess to promote inclusion, social cohesion, etc, with a focus on responses and recovery from the current pandemic. This has been celebrated since 1966 (Fide was founded on July 20, 1924), but 2020 presents unique challenges.
Meanwhile, the Biel Festival starts this weekend and it is a landmark event, with physical play. It’s the 53rd edition and the organisers have decided to take a calculated risk. There’s a 960 event followed a day later with the eight-player GM round-robin (RR) and an open. The RR is a triathlon, with rapid, classical and blitz. The lineup is P Harikrishna, Radoslaw Wojtaszek,
First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 11:32 PM IST