All India Chess Federation

  • Anand-Carlsen World Championship match could move out of Chennai April 23, 2013

    Chennai: There is some uncertainty over Chennai as the venue for the eagerly-awaited World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen after the World No 1 player from Norway expressed unhappiness with the FIDE's choice of venue. The FIDE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with All India...
  • Anand's triumph benefits Indian chess players June 5, 2012

    Chennai: In the wake of Viswanathan Anand's fifth world title, the All India Chess Federation has decided to promote the game by increasing the prize money of many tournaments besides introducing new events. The AICF will spend Rs 50 lakh more on prize money starting this year. The cash awards...
  • After hockey, chess players to rebel over dues January 14, 2010

    India's chess players are upset with the red tapism and callous attitude of their federation. Taking a cue from hockey players the senior Indian chess players could soon confront against the All India Chess Federation (AICF), which they blame of not doing enough to find sponsors as well as give them...
  • Koneru Humpy accuses AICF secretary of harassment October 24, 2009

    Chennai: All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary D V Sundar on Friday denied that he had agreed to meet world no 2 Koneru Humpy's father's expenses for the World Indoor Games or permitting the latter to accompany his daughter as her trainer. In a strong rejoinder to the charges...