11-yr-old gets evicted from chess tourney, father seeks explanation

Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA) are maintaining an inexplicable silence on the emotional abuse of 11-year old boy at a chess tourney, his sad father has written to AICF President seeking the reason for his son’s expulsion.

At a time when India is hosting the World Junior Chess Championship in Delhi, 11-year-old schoolboy Karthick Rahul, an upcoming player was barred from playing in a chess tournament midway by an official of the Tirunelveli District Chess Development Association (TDCDA) in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, raising a storm in the sporting community.

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