With an intention to popularise the game, the newly elected office-bearers of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) introduced plans, together with an Indian Chess League and a faculties programme.
The ‘imaginative and prescient doc’ of the AICF was launched following the Annual Basic Physique Assembly attended by 33 state models.
“We’ve got been eager on beginning the Indian Chess League to popularise the sport. The primary version, which will probably be a franchise mannequin, will probably be organised this 12 months,” Dr Sanjay Kapoor, the president of the AICF stated. On the AGM, it was additionally determined to host the Ladies’s Grand Prix, Kapoor confirmed. The AICF may even be bidding for the following accessible Chess Olympiad.
The AICF additionally has plans to offer a push to the colleges programme, which secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan stated could be focussed on authorities faculties and can contain as much as 700 academics, who will probably be educated by consultants to show youngsters the sport.
“Earlier than April we plan to start out the chess in faculties programme. We will probably be utilizing a barely modified model of the Fide curriculum,” Chauhan added. The AICF has had a Chess in Colleges (CIS) venture, however Chauhan stated there will probably be better emphasis on spreading the attain.
Different selections taken on the AGM have been to have a single registration system for gamers, which is able to want an annual renewal, beginning a centre of excellence, and organising an excellent match.
“The tremendous match will see many prime gamers in motion. It’ll give our Grand Masters a possibility to compete with the most effective within the enterprise at house,” Kapoor stated. “Our plan is to make India a superpower in chess.”