Meet The Teams: Tania Sachdev Headlines Delhi Dynamite Lineup
Nov 10, 2016, 9:14 AM 2
The Delhi Dynamite are the first Asian team to sign up for the PRO Chess League, and they're looking to make quite an explosion.
Some of the biggest stars of Indian chess will be playing for the Dynamite and their manager, Vishal Sareen, feels really good about their chances:
"Well, when we set out to do this, we really thought we will win it hands-down - ON a serious note, it's not always about winning or losing, it's also about pursuing what you believe in. I guess each member of the Delhi Dynamite team just loves the game too much to let go of such a wonderful and fun-opportunity."
Let's take a look at some of Delhi's top players:
1. GM Abhijeet Gupta: Abhijeet has won tournaments all over the world. He was World Junior Champion 2008, several times Commonwealth Champion, and an Olympiad individual medalist. Vishal says: "He is a fantastic team player so he will be motivating others to do well too!"
2. IM Tania Sachdev: This name doesn't need much introduction.Tania is one of the most well known personalities in the chess world. She's a commentator, trainer on DVDs, writer, motivational speaker, current Commonwealth Champion, former Asian Continental Champion, Olympiad Individual Medalist, and outstanding member of the Indian National team for so many years. With a rating of above 2400, she's going to be a key component of the Delhi Dynamite.
3. GM R Lalith Babu is an Indian rapid play specialist who is rated nearly 2600. He is the only member of the team who is not from Delhi.
4. GM Sahaj Grover, who was a well known prodigy as a youngster. He's now a Grandmaster and is currently attending undergrad in the United States
Manager Vishal Sareen had this to say about the PRO Chess League: "Chess.com obviously has set some very high standards in the last few years and this is another milestone. Providing a global platform for chess is everyone's dream; Chess.com has made it happen! "
With this core group of four Indian superstars, Delhi is going to be one of the top teams to watch and are going to provide lots of excitement and entertaining play for the Indian fans on chess.com.
The PRO Chess League welcomes the Delhi Dynamite!
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- League Announcement
- Prize Fund for 2017 Season
- 2017 Schedule
- How to join the PRO Chess League
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