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Legendary Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess gamers forward of Asian Video games | Chess Information

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NEW DELHI: 5-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand has been roped in as a mentor of the Indian gamers seeking to break into the crew for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, the place the game will make a comeback after a niche of 12 years.
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is eyeing a wealthy medal haul from its gamers on the Video games, that are scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25.
“Eyeing the 4 gold medals at stake within the video games, the legendary Grandmaster Anand took a special function and can mentor the crew and the primary session between him and the gamers will kick begin subsequent Thursday,” the AICF mentioned in a launch.
The AICF is hoping to enhance on India’s efficiency on the 2010 Guangzhou Video games, the place India gained two bronze medals.
“The All India Chess Federations began the preparation effectively prematurely by deciding on 10 possible every for the women and men’s crew.”
The gamers have been chosen on the premise of their worldwide score.
The possible for the lads’s embrace, Vidit Gujarathi, P Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, S L Narayanan, Ok Sasikiran, B Adhiban, Karthikeyan Murali, Arjun Erigaisi, Abhijeet Gupta and Surya Shekhar Ganguly.
The ladies’s crew possible includes Koneru Humpy, D Harika, Vaishali R, Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni, Vantika Agrawal, Mary Ann Gomes, Soumya Swaminathan and Eesha Karavade.
The choice committee consisting of Abhijit Kunte, Dibeyandu Barua and Dinesh Sharma will resolve the ultimate listing of 5 gamers in April.
The chess occasion on the Video games will begin on September 11 and will probably be performed in two codecs. The person occasion for women and men will probably be performed in Speedy time management from September 11 to 14 September whereas 4 board five-member crew occasion will probably be performed underneath Commonplace time management from September 16 to September 24.

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