13 February 2018

Kishan Gangolli Wins 13th Edition of National Chess Championship for Blind

Kishan Gangolli Wins 13th Edition of National Chess Championship for Blind


Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB).

At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion for the fifth consecutive time with 10.5 points. Gujarat’s Ashvin Makwana stood second with 9.5 points, Soundarya Kumar Pradhan of Orissa with 9 points came third.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) was established in 1997.
  • AICFB had the honour of organizing the first ever Asian Chess Championship in India in December 2003.
Source- AIR World Service

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