The Indian chess Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua has taken initiative to enlighten young minds with the knowledge of chess. Barua was the youngest to enter Indian chess championship at the age of 12. awarded the title of Grandmaster in the year 1991, becoming the second Indian to achieve it after Viswanathan Anand. Under Barua many chess Academy are blooming in the city of Kolkata. He regularly organises chess competitions among students to hone their skills. Recently ‘Dhanuka Dhanseri Dibyendu Barua chess Academy’ held an intra accademy chess tournament.
On the award ceremony students were given a chance to meet and interact with World Fischer random champion Grandmaster Wesley So. The young Grandmaster is an inspiration for the aspiring chess players while he is inspired from Viswanathan Anand. The students were eclectic to get a glimpse of their favourite player and also received quite a few tips from him. “I see a chess game as an art”, said Wesley. On questioning about inspirations, Wesley so showed his gratitude towards Vishy and also said that they see he was the fastest player on planet”,”my family like squishy a lot”.
Wesley gave away the awards to the young champions. Inspiring them further Wesley’s mother told the audience that India has a plethora of budding chess champions because of people like Grandmaster Barua who has taken the responsibility to chess-educate young minds.