Over 25 Grandmaster to take part in Indian chess league from May 15

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Praggnanandhaa and Chithambaram will turn out for Team Chess Gurukul to be captained by noted coach and Grandmaster R B Ramesh, while Gukesh, the world’s second youngest Grandmaster, will play for Five Fighters, which would also include the experienced GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, promising young Leon Luke Mendonca, Vishnu Prasanna (Captain) and Soumya Swaminathan. Karthikeyan Murali, Aditya Mittal and R Vaishali will be the other members of Team Chess Gurukul. Sarin will be part of Superkids team to be captained by Narayanan Srinath and also includes GMs Arjun Erigaisi, Raunak Sadhwani, Srinath and Divya Deshmukh.Indian No. 6 S P Sethuraman will also be seen in action for Chess Pathshala which includes Swapnil Deshpande (captain), Sankalp Gupta, Krishnater Kushager and Mrudul Dehankar. The concept is similar to the ongoing FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup, with five players, necessarily including a woman and an Under-16 player forming a team. “With no normal tournaments in the near future, online tournaments are picking up popularity among chess audiences and players. It is a nice concept and hope that the players and spectators enjoy the event,” Chess Gurukul captain Ramesh said. FOLLOW US India’s top chess players, including talented youngsters such as R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, and national champion Aravindh Chithambaram will take part in the Indian Chess.com League to be played online from May 15-17. A total of 10 teams will take part in the tournament which will see the participation of over 25 Indian Grandmasters. The tournament’s main vision is to bring out the best players of our country to play against each other in a team format, the organisers said.Grandmaster to take part in Indian chess league Image credits: Twitter Press Trust Of India GM Priyadarshan Kanappan, the league commissioner said, “The Sports League was something that I had been very familiar with as I lived in the US where you had leagues for all sports; so I always used to wonder if we could replicate that format in India, and that’s how this league idea happened.””The lockdown helped us in a big way, as chess players have no avenue to play in over the board events, so we were able to convince the top players to play in an online league format,” he added.center_img Last Updated: 10th May, 2020 06:34 IST Over 25 Grandmaster To Take Part In Indian Chess League From May 15 India’s top chess players, including R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, & national champ Aravindh Chithambaram will be a part of Indian chess league COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE The other teams in the fray are: Desi Boys captained by Vishal Sareen and including GMs Abhijeet Gupta, Vaibhav Suri and IM Tania Sachdev, United India; Chess Thulir captained by GM M Shyam Sundar and including GMs G A Stany and N R Visakh; Cheeky Cheetas and Undercover Agents. The tournament with a total prize money of Rs 40,000 with the winner receiving 25,000 is sponsored by Sukooon Resorts. First Published: 10th May, 2020 06:34 ISTlast_img

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