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
R Praggnanandhaa's five-match winning spree came to halt after the teenager went down to China's Wang Hao in the seventh round at the 18th Gibraltar Chess festival.
Vishwanathan Anand said, "I am proud to have played part, (as a) catalyst and convinced a lot of people to try out chess. I was the first Grand Master in 1987 and now we have 52. So that's quite a growth."
There is no way in which a boy like Praggnanandhaa could be stopped from becoming one of the best players in the world. His talent is phenomenal, so is his ability to work hard. He has an excellent mentor in Ramesh and his parents ensure that the boy remains firmly grounded