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Chess News: Will Indian chess players get financial help from ‘taciturn’ AICF ?

It’s been long that the All India Chess Federation has been marred by internal politics and administrative turmoil and the repercussions can clearly be seen in many divisions related to it. Now in the latest scenario, the impact of the political turmoil of the AICF can be seen on the Indian chess players, who are competing at the online chess Olympiad, as Vidit Gujrathi, captain of the Indian team at the ongoing FIDE Online Olympiad 2020, has said the Indian government has been of little help in preparing for the world tournament. He said that the players are training at their own expense and it’s sad to see as a professional player, playing for the country, even the training expenses aren’t taken care of. The 10-member Indian team features several heavyweights, including former world champion Vishwanathan Anand, women’s chess world number two Koneru Humpy, grandmasters P Harikrishna and D Harika, and two junior world champions, Nihal Sarin and R Pragganananda.


  • Released : 26-Aug-2020


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