The history of chess

The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years, although the earliest origins are uncertain. The  earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th Century AD. Chess remain a highly popular game in the sporting world. 605 million adults play chess regulary.

     Magnus Carlsen (Current World champion), Vishwanathan Anand (former World champion from India), Vladmir Kramik, Gary Kasparov, Veselin Tapolov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fisher, Levon Aroncan,  Borris Spassky, Hikaru Nakamura are some of the top chess players the World has seen.
     India has been producing talented chess players who have won laurels in the International level. The game got a big boost after the exploits of Vishwanathan Anand in the world chess scene. He became the World champion, and inspired many a player to take up the game in the country. P.Harikrishna, Humpy Koneru, K.Sasikiran, Harika D, P.Negi, S.S.Ganguly, Abhijeet Gupta, Tania Sachdev, S.Vijayalakshmi, Manuel Aaron, A.Kunte, D.Barua are some of the top players from our country.
     Mysuru Chess:
Mysore City and chess are synonymous. The Mysore District Chess Association began in 1985 and the city has seen players in the boys and girls sections who have gone on to become National and State champions in different age categories.
The sport has been flourishing in this city and many a talented players have made their mark in the International and National level. The game developed due to the good work done by the administrators like Late Sri. Krishna Rao, Pratap, Somnath, Late Prof.S.K.Ananda Thirtha, L.Seshadri, N.M.Biddappa and Nagenda M.
Regular tournaments are conducted by the Mysore District Chess Association on a weekly basis for all age categories. and All India tournaments are also conducted by the MDCA from time to time.
M.S. Thejkumar, IM, who is the only chess player in Karnataka who has achieved 3 GM norms, is the top rated chess player in the State (Rating 2487). He has done well in the International and National level. He is only player from Karnataka to win the National 'B' chess championship. A former National U-25 chess champion, Thejkumar is a Ekalavya award winner and was part of the Indian Railways team which won the gold medal in the World Railway championships.
Girish A Koushik, the former World U-10 chess champion is from this city. He also won the Asian under-13 championship and Commonwealth medalist. An International Master (Rating-2401) , at present, he has the talent in him to achieve the Grand Master title in the days to come.
Players like K.Vijaykeerthi (former National U-12 champion, Asian bronze medalist), N.Sanjay (presently in Bengaluru), M.Kavana, M. Kavyashree, Y.G. Vijeendra (Former State champion), P.R.Rekha, H.R. Manasa, M. Tulsi, Madhuri, Gangamma, Anagha (National U-7) girls chess champion, M.P.Ajith (World Amateur championship silver medalist & National Amateur chess champion), S.N.Jatin (World Amateur U-15 boys champion),  have represented the country in the International National level and state in the National level and  performed well.   


Become a Member of MDCA

When you become a member of Mysore District Chess Association (MDCA), you will join an supportive community of chess players and fans of all ages and abilities. You will have opportunities to participate in all MDCA tournaments.

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