City’s Chess Players Divya , Raunak to spearhead Indian challenge

City‘s talented chess players, Woman International Master Divya Deshmukh and Grandmaster Raunak Sadhwani will be spearheading Indian challenge in the FIDE Online World Cadets and Youth (Under-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18) Rapid Chess Championships which gets under way from Friday. Divya, who turned 15 and Raunak who will be 15 years old in a couple of weeks, will be the part of strong Indian girls and boys teams, respectively. A strong Indian cadet chess contingent will be taking up Asian rivals and are hopeful of making it to the knock-out round from the Asian leg of the meet.
The open category consists of GM Raunak Sadhwani, D Gukesh (U-16 and U-18), and P Iniyan (U-18) among others. The girls section comprises WIM Divya Deshmukh, Woman Fide Master Savitha Shri B (U-16 and U-18), Vantika Agrawal (U-18) and IM Rakshitta Ravi (U-16). The Indian side is optimistic after they played practice tournaments (rapid) in the past few months.