AICF ties-up with German chess federation

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

The All India Chess Federation has signed a pact with its German counterpart to provide exposure to young Indian talents.

AICF ties-up with German chess federation

Chennai:

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has signed a pact with its German counterpart to provide exposure to young Indian talents by way of superior coaching programmes. "For India, this will be a life-force as many of our talented youngsters now will get a chance to get quality training in different schemes," AICF secretary P T Ummer Koya said here today. Talking about the Indo-German Friendship agreement signed in Dresden on March 29 last, he said this would help India in finding a world champion, thus a successor to Viswanathan Anand. "With the help of this satellite station for training in Germany, our players will reach the elite super GMs club much more quickly. And, if our GMs in the making get the same kind of exposure that Anand got when he turned a GM at the age of 18, they will also be able to come up the ladder," he said. a€œThe fact that 200 Indian players are now participating in tournaments abroad, mainly in Europe, documents the efforts of the AICF to have a base in Germany," he claimed, adding that India would have an unprecedented participation in the World Championship to be held in Tripoli, Libya from June 18 to July 13, 2004. (PTI)

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