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Arjun Erigaisi Ascended to Indian Chess Throne
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Arjun Erigaisi Ascended to Indian Chess Throne

The facade of Indian chess has witnessed a historic shift. Prodigy Arjun Erigaisi, at the young age of 20, has dethroned the legendary Viswanathan Anand as the highest-ranked Indian chess player, according to the latest FIDE ratings. This ascension marks not just a changing of the guard, but the dawn of a new era in Indian chess. The Rise of Arjun Erigaisi Erigaisi's journey to the top has been nothing short of phenomenal. A chess prodigy since his youth, he earned the coveted Grandmaster title at the tender age of 14 years, 11 months, and 13 days, becoming the 32nd youngest person ever to achieve this feat. Since then, he has displayed remarkable consistency, steadily climbing the ratings ladder. His recent surge in March 2024 finally propelled him past the iconic Anand. Eri...
Nitin Narang Elected as New President of All India Chess Federation (AICF) for 2024-27 Term
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Nitin Narang Elected as New President of All India Chess Federation (AICF) for 2024-27 Term

Nitin Narang of Haryana has been elected as the new president of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) for the term 2024-27. The election took place during the AICF General Body meeting in New Delhi, adhering to the National Sports Code. Narang succeeds Sanjay Kapoor in this role. In addition to the presidency, the General Body appointed new office bearers. Dev A Patel from Gujarat has been named the new Secretary, taking over from Bharat Singh Chauhan. International Arbiter Dharmendra Kumar from Bihar has been appointed as the Treasurer, replacing Naresh Sharma. Other AICF Updates The AICF General Body also elected six vice presidents and six joint secretaries. The vice presidents are Anil Kumar Raizada (Uttar Pradesh), Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua (West Bengal), Raghvendra Si...