Thej Kumar, Stany, Girish and Viani relay the Chess Olympiad Torch in Karnataka
Karnataka's first and India's 50th Grandmaster Thej Kumar M S, the state's second and third GMs Stany G A and Girish Koushik along with Arjuna Awardee and the state's first IM D V Prasad, IM Viani Antonio D'cunha relayed the Chess Olympiad Torch in Bengaluru and Mangaluru. The veteran and much accomplished FIDE Trainer, D V Prasad became an International Master when Thej was a toddler in 1986 and the rest of the GMs were yet to be born. His win against Mikhail Tal is certainly iconic. Thej, Stany and Girish has won lots of tournaments all over the country and the world. The Torch went to Lakshadweep from Karnataka. Photo: Dept. of Sports MYAS
The Torch travels to Lakshadweep
Monday 18th July: The Governor of Karnataka, Thaawarchand Gehlot received the Torch from India's 58th GM Stany G A at Raj Bhavan. India's 50th GM Thej Kumar M S, 63rd GM Girish Koushik took it forward to Vidhana Soudha & around the city.
Tuesday 19th July: Premananda Shetty, Mayor, Mangaluru City Municipal Corporation received the Torch from GM Thej Kumar MS at Kudmul Ranga Rao Town Hall. GM Stany G A and IM Viani Antonio D’Cunha also took the Torch to Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple in Mangaluru, Karnataka.
Wednesday 20th July: The District Collector, Buzar Jamhar received the Torch at GSSS High School Stadium, Agatti Island, Lakshadweep.
Where is the Torch heading next?
Check out the upcoming dates where the Chess Olympiad Torch is heading next. For exact timing and location, please contact your local district/state chess association.
|69||22nd July 2022||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|70||23rd July 2022||Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh|
|71||23rd July 2022||Puducherry, Puducherry|
|72||24th July 2022||Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|73||25th July 2022||Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|74||26th July 2022||Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu|
|75||27th July 2022||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|