La Liga football meets chess in Kochi
Six top players of India took on Champions of Spain and Girona FC footballers part of Toyota Yaris La Liga World international preseason football tournament in Kochi between 25th and 28th July 2018. David Anton, Ivan Salgado, Miguel Santos, Sabrina Vega, Ana Matnadze and Marta Garcia were representing the Spanish team along with coach David Martinez. Indian team consisted of S L Narayanan, Abhimanyu Puranik, Diptayan Ghosh, Harshit Raja, Soumya Swaminathan and Kiran Manisha Mohanty with coach Vishal Sareen. The friendly camp took place in Kochi Marriott Hotel. Photo: LaLiga4Sports facebook
La Liga brings football and chess in Kochi
GM S L Narayanan, GM Diptayan Ghosh, GM Abhimanyu Puranik, IM Raja Harshit, WGM Soumya Swaminathan and WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty attended a unique camp with GM David Anton, GM Ivan Salgado, GM Miguel Santos, IM Sabrina Vega, IM Ana Matnadze and FM Marta Garcia along with Vishal Sareen and David Martinez respectively as their coaches.
The camp had a lot of fun elements, like in the video below:
Both Team India and Team Spain took on local players of Kochi at Marine Drive's Rainbow Bridge on 26th July 2018.
It was finally time for the Indian and Spanish chess team to take on Girona FC football team.
The entire event was part of Toyota Yaris La Liga World international pre-season football tournament which took place in Kochi between 25th and 28th July 2018