AICF chief selector RB Ramesh resigns | Chess News – Times of India

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KOLKATA: Grandmaster RB Ramesh resigned from the post of the chief of the selection committee of All India Chess Federation (AICF) protesting against interference in Indian team selection process for the online Chess Olympiad team by Bharat Singh Chauhan.
The ongoing factional feud in the AICF reared its ugly head again when the two warring groups named separate sides for the world team event which is scheduled to begin from July 22.
However, the groups led by president PR Venketerama Raja and secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan arrived at some consensus but not before raising a lot of storm.
It was learnt that Chauhan insisted on including the name of a Delhi player to which Ramesh objected as that player did not qualify on technical grounds. Ramesh took the issue seriously when Chauhan forwarded the confidential mail of the selection panel directly to the player concerned.
Protesting against the act of leaking mails, the former Commonwealth chess champion tendered his resignation immediately.
Ramesh insisted that he had recommended the team going by the ratings of January to March since no tournaments have happened after that. But any player in order to be considered should play a fixed number of matches, which the Delhi-based player, in spite of having the rating, had not done.
The selection panel included International Master Lanka Ravi and Fide Master Ashwini Tiwari apart from Ramesh.
Meanwhile Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy have confirmed their participation in the online Olympiad.
The India squad:
Men: Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Santosh Gujarati, P Harikrishna, Aravindh Chidambaram
Women: Koneru Humpy, Dronavali Harika, Bhakti Kulkarni, R Vaishali
Junior boys: Nihal Sarin, R Pragnanandhaa. Junior girls: Divya Deshmukh, Vantika Agarwal



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