GM Predketo play Chennai chess tourney

Grandmaster Predke Alexandr leads the challenge in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandamster Chess Tournament, starting January 18. The 10-round event for the Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy will have young Russian Grandmaster Predke Alexandr (Elo 2620) as the top seed followed by fellow Russian GMs Rozum Ivan and Popov Ivan. Continue Reading

Govt announces cash incentives for medal winners in Asiad

The Tamilnadu government today announced cash incentives for four sportspersons from the state who won medals in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia. Chief Minister K Palaniswami lauded athlete Arokia Rajiv, member of the silver medal-winning 4X400m mixed relay team for his feat and announced Rs 30 lakh cash incentive. Continue Reading