The inaugural version of the International Chess League is about to be held from June 21 – July 2, 2023, on the Dubai Chess & Tradition Membership in affiliation with the Dubai Sports activities Council.
In keeping with the discharge shared by GCL, the event will see a number of the finest chess proponents on the planet competing in opposition to one another in a league-styled format – and Chess Grandmaster, Teimour Radjabov, who has been named as one of many members, is happy to change into part of the event.”The concept itself is nice. In my view, that is the skilled means of doing a Chess league. Hopefully every part will work out completely,” Teimour stated when requested about his causes for turning into part of the International Chess League.For Teimour, who garnered fairly a fan following in India through the COVID-19 years, it is a probability to attach additional along with his Indian followers.”My Indian fan base has grown by means of the COVID years. So, I used to be kind of satisfied from the beginning and wanted to know just a few particulars. The GCL appeared like an awesome occasion for chess organised by good those who I’ve identified earlier than. I used to be simply glad to just accept it. And particularly, with an opportunity to attach much more with my Indian fan base and associates, in my eyes, every part got here collectively,” he stated.The league will see every of the six franchises play a complete of 10 matches in a double round-robin format, with the winner of every match being determined in a best-of-six board scoring system performed concurrently. The highest two groups will qualify for the ultimate on July 2, 2023, and be topped the World Champion Franchise Group.Teimour, who earned the title of the Grandmaster on the age of 14 in 2001, turning into the second-youngest participant to achieve the title on the time, additional stated that there’s a lot of pleasure amid the chess fraternity concerning the upcoming International Chess League.”A number of chess gamers are eagerly ready for the league. Throughout a few of my livestreams, chess gamers and followers have been asking me concerning the particulars and I instructed them the small print will come very quickly. We’ve now introduced the groups and gamers and many of the high gamers are concerned on this league, which could be very attention-grabbing and thrilling stuff,” Teimour stated.Teimour who might be enjoying for the Balan Alaskan Knights in GCL, began his chess profession when he was simply 3.5 years previous after being launched to the game by his father who was pursuing the game alongside along with his schooling, as was a typical apply through the Soviet period. His father studied in the identical chess faculty as legendary Garry Kasparov in Baku, and coincidentally, one in all Teimour’s largest profession moments got here when he confronted in opposition to the Chess Grandmaster on the age of 15 and picked up a win in 2003 Linares Match.Teimour recalled: “Kasparov was one of the best participant on the time, and I used to review his video games. After I gained the sport, it was out of the world feeling, as I used to be solely 15 years previous on the time, and I beat him with black. On the time, he had not misplaced a single recreation as a white in six years. It was an unbelievable feeling, and it nonetheless stays to today.””I’ve by no means reached World No. 1; the utmost I’ve ever reached as World No. 4 in Official FIDE Rankings. I’ve gained the title of the World Cup, however but to attain the title of the World Champion in Chess. It nonetheless stays as a dream and I’m nonetheless desperate to play to attempt to obtain these landmarks,” Teimour additional added.Teimour additionally went on to clarify why Chess is an effective sport for children to choose up and defined why dad and mom all over the world ought to introduce their youngsters to the game.”In my view, Chess is the best board recreation. It’s a nice passion as effectively. I see numerous massive businessmen enjoying Chess of their spare time now. The sport teaches you a large number – particularly decision-taking and easy methods to handle stress. For folks, it is a lot better that your youngsters are enjoying Chess because it systemizes your decision-making course of and makes you far more accountable in life,” he signed off.Within the just lately performed GCL draft, Teimour Radjabov was drafted to the Balan Alaskan Knights alongside Ian Nepomniachtchi, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Tan Zhongyi, Nino Batsiashvili and Raunak Sadhwani. (ANI)
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