Coronavirus Outbreak: Grandmaster P Iniyan raises Rs 1.21 lakh for COVID-19 relief via 72-hour online chess tournament
Iniyan played 271 games overall — 250 wins, 12 losses, 9 draws — and was engaged in the event for more than 72 hours. All the games were played in the Blitz time control
R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and P Iniyan – the teen brigade of Indian chess is unfazed about being confined to home due to the national lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus
Vladimir Kramnik to coach 14 young Indian chess players including D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa in Chennai camp
Kramnik was quoted as saying in a release that he was happy to be coaching the Indian youngsters again.
This will be the second chess coaching camp to be conducted by Kramnik for Indian players after the first one was held in Geneva for six young players.
Kramnik, who retired recently, will coach the six young players from 14 to 25 August, an organiser of the camp told PTI.
How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster
In Erode, from where Iniyan hails, there was hardly any chess culture. A lot of things had to fall in place for the 16-year-old boy to achieve the highest title in chess.
More than in the final standings, where India shined at the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess was in terms of the number of Grandmaster and International master norms scored in the tournament.