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Vishnu, Akash and Neelotpal relay the Chess Olympiad Torch from Kerala to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

by Shahid Ahmed - 26/07/2022

India's 33rd GM Vishnu Prasanna relayed the Chess Olympiad Torch at Marottichal, Thrissur in Kerala. Marottichal is famous for being the village which was saved by chess. Vishnu is the trainer of India's youngest and fourth youngest in history to break 2700, GM D Gukesh. The strong GM from Tamil Nadu has won tournaments in Spain, a Blitz event in 9th London Chess Classic. He also won the Olympiad Curtain Raiser Rapid Rating Open within three days after relaying the Torch. India's 66th GM and youngest National Senior champion of the country, GM Akash Ganesan and India's 14th GM Neelotpal Das relayed the Torch in Puducherry, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively. Photo: NYKS Kerala

The Torch travels to Port Blair

Thursday 21st July - The District Collector, Haritha V Kumar received the Torch from India's 33rd GM Vishnu Prasanna at a function held in Marottichal, Thrissur, Kerala.

Haritha V Kumar received the Torch from GM Vishnu Prasanna | Photo: NYKS Kerala

Vishnu arrives with the Chess Olympiad Torch | Photo: NYKS Kerala

GM Vishnu arrives on a car with the Torch | Photo: NYKS Kerala

GM Vishnu played Simultaneous Exhibition matches with local chess enthusiasts | Photo: NYKS Kerala

GM Vishnu delivered his speech | Photo: NYKS Kerala

Kids and chess enthusiasts take a photo with GM Vishnu Prasanna along with other officials | Photo: NYKS Kerala

Friday 22nd July - The Transport Minister, Govt. of Kerala, Mr.Antony Raju received the Torch from Ms. Navjot Khosa, District Collector, Trivandrum in presence of GM Vishnu Prasanna at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium.

Mr. Antony Raju received the Torch from Ms. Navjot Khosa in presence of GM Vishnu Prasanna | Photo: Dept. of Sports MYAS

Saturday 23rd July - The Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan received the Torch from India's 66th GM Akash Ganesan at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan received the Torch from GM Akash Ganesan | Photo: Dept. of Sports MYAS

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan making a ceremonial move | Photo: Dept. of Sports MYAS

Sunday 24th July - Jitendra Narain, IAS, Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Islands received the Torch from India's 14th GM Neelotpal Das at the iconic Cellular Jail.

Jitendra Narain, IAS received the Torch from GM Neelotpal Das | Photo: Dept. of MYAS

GM Neelotpal Das brought the Torch in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Photo: Dept. of MYAS

GM Neelotpal Das with the Torch and chess enthusiasts | Photo: Dept. of Sports MYAS

Simultaneous Exhibition matches are in progress | Photo: Dept. of MYAS

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.

74 26th July Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
75 27th July Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

 


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