Chennai, 30th December 2019: Microsense the global Technology company, specializing in Wireless and Hospitality Services , is organizing its Second major Chess Coaching Camp in Chennai from 8th January to 18th January 2020 Legends of the game Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand will be the lead coaches and will be flying in to Chennai from Geneva and Tel Aviv solely for this purpose
Fourteen young players would be coached. Their average age is 13 but already 8 of them are Grand Masters and 6 of them are International Masters. 12 of them are Boys and 2 of them are Girls. The Coaching Camp is a residential camp in secluded surroundings on ECR Chennai.
The players who would be getting trained in this batch are: 1.Grand Master Praggnanandhaa 2. Grand Master Gukesh,3. Grand Master Raunak Sadhwani4. Grand Master Prithu Gupta 5. Grand Master P.Iniyan 6. Grand Master Arjun Erigaisi 7. International Master Leon Mendonca 8. International Master Sreeshwan Maralakshikari 9. International Master Aditya Mittal 10. International Master Arjun Kalyan 11. International Master Bharat Subramaniyam 12. International Master Raahil Mullick 13.Women International Master Rakshitta Ravi 14. Women International Master Vaishali.
Boris Gelfand one of the worlds foremost Positional exponents and World Title Challenger and a contemporary of Anand says “India has a unique generation of talents and aspiring to become the superpower of chess World. Some of these juniors already achieved an incredible successes, others are about to follow. I am sure that during our camp they’ll learn a lot about the way to think ,to approach chess and would improve their work ethic. I am very excited to join the project and have no doubts it would be a great experience for everyone.”
Vladimir Kramnik, former World Champion says “After the first camp which we held in Chens-Sur-Leman, France, I am glad that we are having the second camp once again. This time it is even more exciting because it will be held in Chennai, and from 6 students, we will be having 14. I am also very excited that I will be joined by Boris Gelfand to train these youngsters. Incidentally, the last time I was in India was back in 90s for a match against Boris! Once again I will be in India working alongside him.
My gratitude to Mr. Kailasanathan, Managing Director of Microsense Private Limited for having the long-term vision and investing in the future of Indian chess. I am sure it will be of immense benefit to the youngsters. I would also like to thank my friend Frederic Friedel from ChessBase who came up with this idea and Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal for managing the finer details.
In this 10-day camp the focus will revolve around the openings and we (Boris and I) will try our best to impart the opening knowledge we have gathered after years of practical experience of playing chess at the highest level. I am looking forward to the camp, as well as meeting the youngsters and working with them.”
Kailasanathan, Managing Director, Microsense said the right coaching at the right time in a systematic manner is very important. The players have been selected out of a particular age group with existing ratings. We are also working on Coaching Camps for slightly older players and camps for the even younger talents covering a much larger group from all over India. Our vision and mission is to build India as a powerful Chess playing nation. 5 times World Champion Visvanathan Anand created waves of popularity for Chess in India and we would like to take this to the next logical step.