New AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan felicitated | Chess News – Times of India


CHENNAI: The newly elected secretary of the All India Chess Federation Bharat Singh Chauhan and Grandmasters from Tamil Nadu were felicitated at a function recently.
“Tamil Nadu is like a second home to me. I have played in Palani tournament 11 times,” said Chauhan said after being felicitated at a function organised by Rotary Club of Chennai- Velachery.
Speaking on the occasion, he said Tamil Nadu had a great chess culture, adding “It is important to respect the chess player.”
Managing director of Microsense, S Kailasanathan, a chess patron, congratulated Chauhan on his team winning the AICF elections and said it is “new beginning for chess in India”.
Grandmasters from the state including B Adibhan, SP Sethuraman, Deepan Chakkaravarthy, M R Venkatesh, Vishnu Prasanna, Karthikeyan Murali, G Akash were among those honoured.
WGMs Srija Seshadri, V Varshini, R Vaishali and PV Nandhidhaa were also honoured.
Grandmaster and noted chess coach R B Ramesh and his wife Aarthie, a WGM, GM Sriram Jha and his wife S Vijayalakshmi, a WGM, were felicitated.
The players were honoured through Grassroots Chess Promotions and its patron Kailasanathan, who was the Tamil Nadu State champion 50 years ago.

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