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Viswanathan Anand and Yuzvendra Chahal participate in online chess event to raise funds

Yuzvendra Chahal and Viswanathan Anand PC -Getty Images
Yuzvendra Chahal and Viswanathan Anand PC -Getty Images

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand and Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal along with many other participants are being a part of The “Chess For Charity” event. This event is organised for raising funds for people who are fighting against the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

India No 1 Anand, No 2 Vidit Gujrathi, Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev and Croatia’s Antonio Radic take on a team of comedians comprising Biswa Kalyan Rath, Samay Raina, Abhishek Upamanyu and Aakash Mehta have joined the “Chess For Charity” on chess.com which is held in Saturday.

Well besides them, Cricketer Chahal has also joined the fund raising charity, he is a under-12 Chess Champion on national level. Earlier, he took part in an online Blitz event which was held on April 5.

Anand, Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban, the country’s top two women players-Koneru Humpy and D Harika- had also participated in the online charity fund.

An international master and the director of chess.com, Rakesh Kulkarni said, “An amount of Rs 8.86 lakh was raised from the event which featured Anand and Gujrathi among others. It was a great gesture by the chess players.”

Whatever fund will raise from that event will got to CM’s Distress Relief Fund. The tournament has free entry but all the participants have to donate atleast Rs 250 each.