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 Latest News : We are happy to inform you that the following players have been seeded/ selected to represent Chennai District in the 27th TN State U-9 Championship for Boys & Girls -2014 to be held from 01-05-2014 to 05-04-2014 at Puduvayal, Sivagangai District.We are happy to inform you that the following players have been seeded/ selected to represent Chennai District in the 27th TN State U-11 Championship for Boys & Girls -2014 to be held from 26-04-2014 to 30-04-2014 at Trichy.Introduction to Swiss Manager on 12.04.2014 @ JN Stadium, Chennai-3We are happy to inform you that the following players have been seeded/ selected to represent Chennai District in the 62nd TN State FIDE Rated Chess Championship-2014 to be held from 17-04-2014 to 22-04-2014 at Tiruvallur.Five time world champion Viswanathan Anand arrived for a warm and grand welcome at Chennai domestic airport earlier today morning. All India Chess Federation and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association presented a floral welcome to the genial champion on his arrival in home soil.Sai Vishwesh (National Public) and WFM Lakshmi (Bhavan’s Rajaji) won the men and women title in the Chennai District selection championship held at C. D. Nayagam Higher Secondary School at T. Nagar, Chennai here on Sunday 30th March, organized by Chennai District Chess Association. In all 160 players were participated in this 2 days selection event that includes 62 FIDE Rated players and the top billing was P. Lokesh in the Men and World U-10 Bronze Medalist WFM C Lakshmi in the Women category. In the final round Master Sai Vishwesh drew with Ashwath and emerged champion in the men category, while WFM Lakshmi drew with Akshita to clinch the women title.Vishy Anand wins Candidates 2014
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From : 02-May-2014 - To : 04-May-2014
9th KCF FIDE Rating Tmt (below 1600)
Location : Chennai

 From : 27-Jun-2014 - To : 29-Jun-2014
10th KCF FIDE Rating Tmt (below 1600
Location : Chennai

 From : 25-Jul-2014 - To : 29-Jul-2014
TNSCA Chess Tournament
Location : Chennai

 From : 02-Aug-2014 - To : 06-Aug-2014
7th Modern School Intl FIDE Rating Tmt
Location : Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, Chennai.

 From : 15-Aug-2014 - To : 17-Aug-2014
11th KCF FIDE Rating Tmt (below 1600)
Location : Chennai

 From : 20-Aug-2014 - To : 24-Aug-2014
TN State Under-25 Championship for Boys & Girls
Location : Chennai

 From : 10-Oct-2014 - To : 12-Oct-2014
12th KCF FIDE Rating Tmt (below 1600)
Location : Chennai

 
First-of-its-kind Inter-City Online Chess Match
On 16th October 2010, in a first-of-its-kind inter-city online chess match, the top Rated players from Chennai and Dallas (USA ) are going to have a head to head. Both the teams comprise of chess champions who are also university students. They will play against each other online on premium online portal Internet Chess Club (www.chessclub.com). Not only they can play on the vitual chess board but also view the nail biting tension and the other expressions on the faces of their opponents.

The match will use the "Teler Presence" Video conferencing facility with the help of CISCO networks is being setup to enable this real time effect. The match will take place in the "BUSYBEE" Tele Presence room at HCL systems premises at Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai. Similarly the Dallas team will Teleprsence facility at the other side of the globe.

The six member Chennai Team is headed by India's latest Grandmaster & National Champion B Adhiban. The other members of the team include International Master (IM) S P Sethuraman (World U-16 champion), IM Shyam Sundar (Asian junior champion & GM norm holder ), IM Vishnu Prasanna (GM norm holder ), IM & GM norm P Karthikeyan, International Master elect & GM norm holder Arun Karthik, FIDE Trainer K Visweswaran (Coach).

The University of Dallas also fields a strong team comprising of two GMs & IMs ( GM Alejandro Ramirez 2574, GM Cristian Chirila 2504, IM Marko Zivanic 2489, IM Julio Sadorra 2463, Coach: IM Rade Milovanovic).

The chennai team met earlier today at HCL premises to check test connectivity and get a feel of the technology apart from chalking out the match strategy. The match will be played on four boards with two reserves. There will be two games with colours reversed in each. The games will be rapid nature with 20 minutes per player with 5 second addition for every move played.

There will also be two International Referees at either end to monitor the proper conduct of match.

Chennai and Dallas have a time difference of 10.5 hours the match will take place at 8pm IST which is 930 AM at Dallas, USA.

This match discussion began with the initiative of the director of University of Texas in Dallas (UTD) Mr James Stallings whom coach Visweswaran met on his visit to USA earlier this year. Here in chennai, the Chennai District Chess Association headed by its President Mr Venkat Kumar is coordinating the arrangements for the match.

This will also be the first time such a hi-tech match is played in India and across continents. Chennai being a strong founding pillar of organised chess in India and the home of the World Chess champion hopes such pioneer initiatives will take promote the game further in this new age.
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Anand's Advice to All Chess Playing Children and their Parents and Coaches
I think Children should be allowed to enjoy the game. Parents and Coaches can provide the ideal environment for a child to play Chess. Titles and Awards is a nice incentive but should not be the only one. I get parents had children asking me for 10 tips to become Viswanathan Anand. I think there is only one. Enjoy the game without any pressures and learn the game through curiosity and interest. The results, whatever they are, will satisfy you. Even at the highest levels, chess has to be played with passion otherwise you pay for it dearly. This passion only comes when i play happily.
V. Anand, World Chess Champion
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