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Chess News: We are ready to talk but other faction is not, says AICF secretary on AICF unrest

Sporting activities came to a halt since the time lockdown was imposed in the country amid COVID-19 pandemic and tournaments, especially in games like chess took a virtual route. An online chess Olympiad organised by FIDE is still going on where players are participating from all around the globe. Everything comes with pro and cones and so is the ongoing online tournament. On one hand, it is feasible for all the teams to face off each other on a virtual platform, the technical glitch is another major drawback that comes along. Recently, due to the power disruption and poor internet connectivity, Indian captain for Chess Olympiad Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and K. Humpy lost their games against Mongolia and Divya Deshmukh her game earlier and as per the tournament rules, a player will receive first and final warning for Internet disconnection for two minutes or less. According to sources, these chess masters were not issued any warning.

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  • Released : 27-Aug-2020

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