May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

On this day: AI arrived into chess spotlight

With his hand pushed firmly into his cheek and his eyes fixed on the table, Garry Kasparov shot a final dark glance at the chessboard before storming out of the room: the king of chess had just been beaten by a computer.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

‘We are nowhere on chess’ world map now’

The Daily Star (DS): You bagged the grandmaster appellation back in 2008. Tell us about that achievement.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

More excuses than moves made as clock keeps ticking

Once a vibrant sport in the country, chess had apparently lost its charm since 2010 due to a dearth of organisers.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

‘I see myself as Bangladesh’s future Grandmaster’

Noshin Anjum, an 18-year-old chess player who dared to defy the odds by competing against 80 boys and two girls, finished second in the 2022 National Junior Chess Championship despite not losing to eventual winner Subrata Biswas, a fellow FIDE Master, in the final.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

A case of faulty pawn structure

Bangladesh, a country which produced the first grandmaster in the subcontinent through Niaz Murshed back in 1987, quite arguably, has miserably failed to live up to its expectation in the game of chess whereas neighbouring India, who had their first GM in Vishwanathan Anand in 1988, progressed in leaps in bounds over the years to become a global powerhouse at present.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

Chess Players

TOTAL MALE PLAYERS: 1586

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

Premier Div Chess to see highest number of GMs

Premier Division Chess League, powered by Shah Cement, will see the highest number of Grand Masters participating in the tournament’s history. Seven of the 12 teams consist of a total of 18 GMs in the league, starting tomorrow at the Asia Hotel and Resort in Dhaka.

February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022

India's 16-year-old chess prodigy stuns Carlsen

Indian teenage chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa won praise Tuesday for a stunning victory over world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online championship.

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

Children from slums with less than 3 months’ training defeat FIDE rated players

With less than three months’ training, Poly Khatun and Mim Akhter, children from the slums of Mirpur, have defeated internationally rated chess players. 

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

Rajib seals chess title

Grand Master Enamul Hossain Rajib became champion in the Golden Jubilee of Independence 46th National Premier Chess Championship by beating FM Subrota Biswas in the 13th and final round in Dhaka yesterday.