Happy that chess is back in Asian Games: Viswanathan Anand

CHENNAI: The legendary Viswanathan Anand along with other top players welcomed the go back of chess to the Asian Games fold for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, pointing out that it is going to be an incentive for players to absorb the game.

Five-time World Champion and the rustic's first Grand Master Anand stated he used to be proud of the development adding that appeared ahead to a medal from the workforce.

"I am happy about the development. I look forward to a medal from our team," Anand stated.

Chess used to be a part of Asian Games programme at the 2006 edition in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou. India gained two gold medals at Doha, with Koneru Humpy taking pictures the top prize within the women's speedy particular person match and the combined workforce profitable the usual match gold.

In the 2010 edition, the Indian men gained a bronze in the usual workforce match whilst D Harika took the bronze within the women's particular person (speedy) match.

Grand Master Baskaran Adhiban, who's taking part in within the World Team Championship in Astana (Kazakshtan), stated having chess back within the Asiad is wonderful information and added it would bring incentives to the players.

"This (having chess back in the Asiad) is wonderful news. I am very happy to hear that. It is good for the sport and the players, who will stand to receive lot of incentives, which is nice," he added.

Adhiban, who were part of the Indian workforce that took part within the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010, stated there used to be additionally a just right alternative for the rustic to win medals at the video games.

The All-India Chess Federation (AICF) Vice-President DV Sundar stated it used to be superb information for the sport and the players too and gave India chance to annex medals.

"It is a very good news. Chess was part of the Asian Games programme in 2006 and 2010 and it is great that is back. India has a very good chance of winning medals," he stated.

Sundar stated the players additionally can be happy that chess has made a comeback and expected a workforce match and particular person match to be part of the video games.


Chess can be back at the subsequent edition of Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) decided to reinstate the game in its video games programme scheduled in September, 2022.


The OCA General Assembly met in Bangkok on March three and its president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad Al-Sabah formally showed the development to World Chess Federation (WCF) president Arkady Dvorkovich.


GM RB Ramesh, now a famous trainer, whose trainees include R Praggnanandhaa, the arena's third youngest GM at the back of Sergey Karjakin and Chennai lad D Gukesh, stated the transfer to re-induct chess within the Asiad is improbable for the sport and would offer an incentive to the players to turn out for the rustic and perhaps win medals.


"The players can participate and possibly win medals and get cash awards for winning medals from the government. Also, they will be eligible for Dronacharya and Arjuna awards on par with Asian Games sports," he added.
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