GUWAHATI, Dec 18 � The All Assam Chess Players Association (AACPA) organised Mega Chess Talent Hunt, an exclusive coaching camp for State players, came to an end at Sikshak Bhawan, Chandmari here today.
The organisers had shortlisted 35 players from the initial phase held in eight districts in the month of May. The selected 35 players were coached here in July and final 15 players were picked up from that camp for the specific camp where International Master Neeraj Kumar Mishra of Jamshedpur was the chief coach. The final camp started on December 12. The organisers conducted all the camps free of cost.
Expressing his views on the effort of the chess players� body, Mishra said, there is no dearth of talent in Assam but they need specific coaching and proper exposure. He also offered to provide coaching to the State U-11 team before the 2012 national championship to be held in Jamshedpur.
AACPA secretary Nandan Buragohain informed that Dipu Pradhan of Sivasagar, who showed proficiency in the camp, will be sponsored by their organisation in on of the Indian GM tournament next year.