Fide Rapid Fire Chess Tournament Starts in New Town
At noon today, the 2-day Chess Tournament started at New Town in the Finance Centre Building, opposite Eco Park's Gate no.2. There were 150 or so participants. Grandmaster Nisha Mohota and International Master Subrajit were there on the stage with me during the inauguration. A photo:
L-R: Nisha Mohota, me, Sutanu Kar, Atanu Lahiri, Subrajit Inset: On the magnetic demonstration board
On stage, I recalled the excitement of Bobby Fisher - Karpov matches of our college days. The effort to reach out to young children was good and that is what the Russian strategy was, I'd read somewhere : Catch 'em young.
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Here is a clipping from today's Khabar 365:
And here is a cutting from yesterday's Times of India: