Winner of Gold Medal at Chess Olympiad 2020,Reigning Women's world rapid chess champion, World #3 ,Arjuna and Padmashree awardee
Joined on 1 September, 2020
Leon Mendonca becomes India's 67th GM at the age of 14 years 9 months and 17 days! In the last 9 months of lockdown, Leon has played 16 events in Europe and has reached a live rating of 2544, also scoring his 3 GM norms!
Read his inspiring story:
Anya Taylor-Joy got to live out her The Queen’s Gambit fantasy and talk all things chess with Judit Polgár, a world-renowned champion who is generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time 👑
Replying to @GMJuditPolgar: What a fun chat we had with Anya Taylor-Joy about the Queen's Gambit miniseries and how her dancing also connect to ches…
BIOPIC ON VISWANATHAN ANAND... A biopic on #Indian chess grandmaster #ViswanathanAnand has been planned... The biopic - not titled yet - will be directed by Aanand L Rai... Produced by Sundial Entertainment [Mahaveer Jain] and Colour Yellow Productions [Aanand L Rai].
Watching the life journey of the chess legend @vishy64theking on screen would be awesome!!
Please sensitize and encourage people around you to adopt Covid-appropriate behaviours to curb the spread of the diseases while celebrating the festivals.@ONGC_ @FoundationOngc #JanAndolan #COVID19 #united2fightcorona
As a coach, I do not ask my players to win. I ask them to train hard, stay focus, be disciplined, play as a team, have no fear, remain calm, give their best, and have fun! I followed these same rules when I was an active player. #MondayMotivation @FIDE_chess @ECUonline
** Goose Bumps! **
Team India's success at the @FIDE_chess #ChessOlympaid was shared and announced at the Monsoon Session of the Rajya Sabha in the Indian Parliament!
The names of all team members were also shared by Hon. Chairman @MVenkaiahNaidu
Video credits: @rajyasabhatv
I am delighted and thankful to our honourable vice president Shri.Venkaiah Naidu Garu for the encouragement.
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