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18x64 makes waves in Kerala chess

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Calicut, Oct 7, 2021: Chathurangappada Chess School director, Mr Unnikrishnan Nair, has congratulated FIDE Arbiter Mr Naveen Karthikeyan for his book, "18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas." Mr Nair said, "My grandson is just loving the book and I am going to pick up at least 30 copies to gift to friends and family." Mr Nair's club runs an online tournament every weekend on lichess.org with the handle name "Tuknair." Their Saturday rapid tournament has given out several discount coupons for the book.

Mr Nair shared with us photographs of IM Ratnakaran, WFM Bindu Saritha K and her chess-playing daughters (Ms Dr Nirupama and Ms Vasundhara), Kerala Chess Association officials and chess lovers.


Women FIDE Master Smt. Bindu Saritha (centre) with her chess-playing daughters

Dr Nirupama and Vasundhara.

International Master Ratnakaran (left) receiving the book

18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas from Mr Unnikrishnan Nair.

Member of Parliament Mr M.K.Raghavan (right) receiving the book

18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas from Mr Unnikrishnan Nair.

Mr O Rajagopal (centre) President, Sports Council, Kerala receiving the book

18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas

from Mr Kunhimoideen (left) President, State Chess Association, Kerala,

Mr K.R Madhusoodhanan (second from left) National player & senior coach, Chathurangappada Chess School, Calicut,

Mr E Nirmal Das (second from right) Vice-President, Chess Association Kozhikode

and with Mr Unnikrishnan Nair (right).

Mr Satis (left) former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Calicut receiving the book

18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas from Mr Unnikrishnan Nair.

The Sports Council Office, Kozhikode, staff taking a look at the

18x64 Chess Class, Life Lessons with Bhagavad Gita shlokas book.

Mr Pradeepkumar(right) Ex. M.L.A from Calicut, Kerala.

Mr Nelson Clement (right) FIDE Arbiter and national-level player from Calicut, Kerala.

Mr K.V Vinodkumar, FIDE Arbiter from Calicut, Kerala.


Mr M Premchand rated player and former District Secretary, Kozhikode, and

joint secretary of the State Chess Association, Kerala.

Father John Mannarathara, Principal, Silver Hills CMI Higher Secondary Public School, Calicut, Kerala.

All photos: (c) Mr Unnikrishnan Nair



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