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Vishwanathan Anand told that he himself can take part in this league.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has opened doors for professional leagues of different sports in the country. Football, kabaddi and badminton are now preparing to organize the global league of chess. The first edition will take place this year and the Tech Mahindra company will be the main organizer. Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand has been named as the advisor and mentor of the league. They are currently preparing the format of the league.
The physical will be organized ie a mixed form of physical and digital
The Global Chess Championship will be held in the physical format. That is, some matches will be digital and some matches will be in the physical presence of the players. Vishwanathan Anand told that after the Corona epidemic, the idea of this league has come out from the changed circumstances of the world. A year ago no one could think of it. But, now this is going to be true.
Fans can become advisors, teams are also possible
Vishwanathan Anand said that it is his endeavor to connect the fans of all classes with this without diluting the level of the game. Fans with a keen interest in and knowledge of the game can advise different teams. If possible, a team can be made of fans.
Enjoy yourself can also share
Anand said that every team in this league would consist of male, female and junior players. They can play in this league themselves. However, this will only be possible when they prepare the league format soon. Negotiations are being held with all the legends from around the world for the league.
Idea came from online chase Olympiad
The idea of the league came from the Chase Online Olympiad organized last year. In this Olympiad, India won the gold medal with Russia.