Velammal Nexus felicitates Gukesh
Velammal School in Chennai, a part of the Velammal Nexus group is a landmark in Indian chess history by all counts. The number of top-level Grandmasters who have come from the Chennai school is huge! One of their brightest students is Gukesh D, the 16-year-old phenomenon who won an Individual Gold medal in Board 1 at the Chennai Chess Olympiad 2022. The World's third-youngest Grandmaster recently became the youngest player to defeat the World Champion Magnus Carlsen! Gukesh was felicitated recently by the Velammal Nexus School, in the presence of 5-time World Champion and FIDE Deputy President, Viswanathan Anand.
Felicitating the young hero
Velammal Nexus School has many notable chess players studying there. Some of the biggest names are: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali Rameshbabu, and D Gukesh! The 16-year-old India no.3 was felicitated at the Velammal Nexus School premises in the presence of his coach in the WestBridge-Anand Chess Academy, the 5-time World Champion and FIDE Deputy President, Viswanathan Anand. Gukesh received a Cheque of Rs. 10 lakhs for his outstanding performances all across the world!
Here are a series of photos to take you through the felicitation ceremony:
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