You are here: Home » Specials ยป Weekend
;
Business Standard

Chess (#1216)

Devangshu Datta 

The Olympiad kicked off on Thursday at the Baku Crystal Hall, with 176 nations, including seven debutants. Anti-cheating measures include bans on pens and mobiles, and random body checks using non-linear scanners to detect hidden devices. Move transmission is also delayed.

As always, Russia is the Open section favourite on paper. But the #1 team last took gold in 2002. Vladimir Kramnik, Sergei Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Ian Nepomniachtchi will be hoping to end the drought though Karjakin will be more focussed on his upcoming title match. Magnus Carlsen is also ...

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.


We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:05 IST