Chess and it’s Charisma

Chess and it’s Charisma

Chess it’s merely not a sport but a passion. Believed to have originated in India as ‘Shatranj’ the game till now remains charisma so, strong that it can attract people from any walks of life. Chess helps in enhancing strategic ability.
The love for chess in India can be observed in the 1997 Satyajit Ray film ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ which shows the immense power of the sport to unite people from across boundaries. Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s said “sports have the power to unite people”.


Chess is considered to be a game of intellectuals. Chess also helps in accumulation of qualities like patience, determination and perseverance. Thus, chess stands out to be a brilliant sport and this sport should be promoted as chess helps in putting accumulation and enhanced analytical ability of individual.

Chess is being placed since, the Mahabharata period. By playing chess one develops skills like planning, strategy which enhances and broadens mind.
Thus, chess should be played by all as it is a great sport for making friends and a great medium for uniting people from all age group.

- By Harsh Pargat.

March 18, 2020 in Chess

Gujarat Under-13 (Open and Girls)

Gujarat Under-13 (Open and Girls)

Gujarat State Chess Association is going to have national selection camp from 2-3 February, 2019 at Rifle Club, near. Bhavan's College, Khanpur, Ahmedabad.The said tournament will feature more than 150 players from different district of Gujarat state will be expected to participate in this tournament and round 1 will start from 2nd February at 10:00 AM.

The first five players will be awarded with a trophy to each and the top two finishers of each category will get chance to represent Gujarat state in the upcoming nationals held at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.

January 29, 2019 in Chess

Ahmedabad District Selection Tournament U-11 (Boys and Girls)

Ahmedabad District Selection Tournament U-11 (Boys and Girls)

A district selection tournament was held on 26th January 2019 at Orient Club, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad and the event was organised by Anand Chess Association under the aegis of Chess New Ahmedabad District Association, and final results are given below:

Boys under 11:
1) Maharth Godhani - 5 pt.
2) Manav Yagnik - 4.5 pt.
3) Veerbhadrasinh Gadhvi - 4.5 pt.
4) Mukund Agrawal - 4 pt.
5) Aadish Shah - 4 pt.
Girls under 11:
1) Suhani Samdani - 4 pt.
2) Krivya Parmar - 3.5 pt.
3) Nakshi Vasnawala - 3.5 pt.
4) Mehar Chaudhary - 3 pt.
5) Krisha Doshi - 3 pt.

All the top five finishers were given trophies by Shri Mayur Patel (Vice President, Gujarat State Chess Association) and Shri Ketan Shah (Orient Club) and the top two players from each event will get a chance to represent Ahmedabad district in the upcoming State Selection Tournament which is going to be held at Ahmedabad.

January 28, 2019 in Chess

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