(Last Updated on : 15/01/2014)
Indian Chess players are constantly on the rise and doing quite well internationally as well. Chess is one of the oldest sports in India and is played by the Indian people, quite extensively. The game has earned a lot of popularity in India since its inception and its popularity is still increasing day by day.
India has already produced several talented Chess players so far and the Indian Chess players have already proved themselves in the international arena. They have performed extraordinary in many international Chess tournaments and showed their excellent skills on Chess board. Among all the Indian Chess players, Vishwanathan Anand
is definitely someone, who has contributed in changing the entire scenario of chess in India. Anand is currently the World Chess Champion and he has brought a lot of glory to India by winning the World Championship in all the three formats of Chess. This is a feat that no Chess player in the world has achieved so far.
Indian Chess players have made their mark in the international arena at various levels, be it in junior level or the senior level. India has the proud of producing World Champions in both the junior and senior levels and also in various age-wise competitions. India also has the credit of producing a large number of Grand Masters and International Masters in Chess. The Indian Chess players start playing Chess at a tender age and the various age-wise Indian Chess tournaments help them a lot in becoming a much better Chess player.
In the history of Indian Chess, the state of Bengal probably has produced the highest number of talented Chess players, so far. The players like Dibyendu Barua
, Surya Shekhar Ganguly
, Sandipan Chanda
, Nilotpal Das, Nisha Mohta, Abhijeet Gupta, Dronavalli Harika, Pendyala Harikrishna
, Koneru Humpy
, Eesha Karavade, Rohini Khadilkar, Nadig Kruttika, Abhijit Kunte
, Moheschunder Bannerjee
, etc have earned significant recognition and reputation at the international level. Apart from West Bengal
, the South Indian states have also produced many talented and top class Chess players.
Apart from the Indian Chess players, who have established themselves in the international Chess circuit, there are also many Chess players, who are promising to become stars in the near future. Most of the junior level Indian Chess players have the talent and ability to bring many more World Championships in India. The entire scenario of Indian Chess is surely looking to be quite bright and promising, with a healthy input of talented Chess players, every year.
Chess Players' Association of India
The Chess Players' Association of India (CPAI) is a central body of the chess players of India. This Association brings the Chess players of India under a common and unified umbrella to ensure the upliftment and promotion of the chess game in India. It also acts to serve the common interests of the Indian Chess playing community. The Chess Players' Association of India is located in Saltlake City, Kolkata