“Being a chess player made me mature pretty quickly, taught me to take responsibility for my actions, and deal with them. I learnt that you can’t always win. But the most important thing, I met amazing people from across the world and from my own country as well.
“Chess taught me to think outside the box, to make new friends from all over the world and also helped me think ahead so that I can analyze situations faster and better.”
Chess for me is the art of balancing decision making with knowledge, intuition and experience. The combination of the three helped to develop my imagination.”
“I told my father at the age of 5 that I wanted to play chess, and that’s how it all started. It was tough like every other start but I worked all day on chess with my father. Thanks to chess I learnt how to concentrate and work hard with dedication. I realized that friends are enemies over the board. I visited 25+ countries, met people from all around the globe and that helped me with learning so many skills that will help me in the future.”