Viswanathan Anand, Baskaran Adhiban among Indian stars glad that chess will be back at Asian Games from Hangzhou 2022
The legendary Viswanathan Anand along with other top players welcomed the return of chess to the Asian Games fold for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, stating that it will be an incentive for players to take up the sport.
India's R Praggnanandhaa has become the country's youngest and the world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final round of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy.
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
In what was a most memorable day for Indian chess, the men's team defeated Netherlands by a slender 2.5-1.5 margin in the sixth round of the Chess Olympiad and take sole lead in the open section