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 Latest News : Kasthoori Mahalingam K OF TIRUVARUR,TAMILNADU WON THE TRICHY ALL INDIA FIDE RATING CHESS TOURNAMENT-2014 ( BELOW1600) SCORING 81/2POINTS OUT OF 9 ROUNDS, WITH OUT ANY TIE HE WAS UNBEATEN, WON FIRST 8 ROUNDS AND DREW THE FINAL ROUND WITH YASHWANTH BABU P OF TAMILNADU , 2nd ASWIN BABU J,3rd YASHWANTH BABU P, ALL FROM TAMILNADU GOT 8/9 POINTS, BETTER POINTS PUT Kasthoori Mahalingam ON THE TOP TO POCKET Rs.25.000/- AS 1ST PRIZE, IN THE 0-1299 RATING SECTION ARAVINDHAN B OF SIVAGANGAI ,TAMILNADU GOT THE 1ST PRIZE SCORING 7 POINTS OUT OF 9 ROUNDS. THE TOURNAMENT WAS HELD FROM 3rd OCTOBER TO 5th OCTOBER-2014,AT CAUVERY ENGINEERING COLLEGE,TRICHY, ON 3rd MORNING Mr.VENKATRAMAN,SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,VASAN EYE CARE HOSPITAL, INAGURATED THE EVENT IN THE PRSENCE OF Mr.UTHAYAKUAMR, PRICNCIPAL,CAUVERY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,TRICHY. OFFICE BEARERS OF TRICHY DISTRICT CHESS ASSOCIATION WERE PRESENT ON THE DIAS,OTHERS PRESNT ON THE DIAS WERE Mr.KRISHNAMOORTHY ,& Mr.IRAVATHAM OF ROCKFORT CHESS ACADEMY. A TOTAL NO: OF 401 PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL OVER INDIA PARTICIPATED IN THIS TOURNAMENT., IN THAT 201 RATED PLAYERS WERE PARTICIPATED. ON 5th OCTOBER PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION WAS HELD, Mr.NALLUSAMY,FORMER TAMILNADU STATE MINISTER & CHAIRMAN OF CAUVERY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, AND Mr.ABDUL NAZAR, Jt.SECREATRY, TNSCA, GAVE AWAY THE PRIZES TO THE PRIZE WINNERS. TOTAL PRIZE MONEY IS Rs.1,50,000/-(ONE LAKH FIFTY THOUSAND) 45 CASH PRIZES AND 80 CUPS (TOTAL 125 PRIZES) WERE GIVEN AS PRIZES. OTHERS PRESENT IN THE DIAS ARE Mr.DHANRAJ, SOCIAL WORKER AND OFFICE BEARERS OF TRICHY DISTRICT CHESS ASSOCIATION.He was President of All India Chess Federation between 1985 to 1989, President of Tamil Nadu Chess Association from 1975 to 1984 and later from 1999 to 2002. His singular contribution to sports in general and chess in particular is overwhelming.Long before the Government brought in a scheme of cash awards for Indians becoming International Masters and Grandmasters Dr.Mahalingam already was already having that in Tamil Nadu and when he became AICF President he extended the same to the whole of India. He gave Rs.20,000 to any one becoming IM and Rs.50,000 to any one becoming a GM. Dozens of Indian players benefitted from this scheme. When TNCA organized the Mariammal-Mahalingam FIDE Rating chess Tournament in 1983 one of the players to get his first FIDE Rating was Viswanathan Aanand. It was in the fitness of things that Anand accomplished his third and final norm at the Sakthi Finance GM Tournament sponsored by Dr.Mahalingam at Coimbatore in 1987 and became a Grandmaster. Apart from the tournament sponsorship he financially supported budding chess players when they needed encouragement. His assistance was substantial, quiet and not publicized. Dr.Mahalingam who moved with men who mattered-Governors, Presidents, Ministers and the elite in every field but always treated ordinary people with extra-ordinary courtesy and warmth. A renowned industrialist and a recipient of several awards including the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 2007, he was elected to the state assembly from Pollachi constituency in 1952, 1957 and 1962 polls and had played a key role in development projects, including the Parambikulam-Aliyar water project.He was a recipient of Indira Gandhi National Integration Award and had been a member of the State Planning Commission for two terms. A staunch Gandhian, educationist and philanthropist, 91-year-old Mahalingam’s end came on the Gandhi Jayanthi Day. Indian chess is poorer in his demise. AICF and TNSCA deeply mourn the death of their former President.
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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 ( 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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