CM gives checkmate advice to chess players
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also has a talent for chess. This was highlighted on Thursday when he provided chess advice to players at a state-level tournament in Jagdalpur.
“The most important thing to keep in mind when playing chess is to predict the opponent’s next move,” he told aspiring players.
The Chief Minister shared checkmate tips with young brothers Manas Tiwari and Priyansh Tiwari who were playing against each other.
The two were deep in planning their next move. When the Chief Minister approached them, he said to Manas, “You are watching me while your camel is gone.”
The Chief Minister’s remark brought a smile to everyone’s face, including the two brothers. Baghel also stopped and watched the game played by Avni Jena and Adnan.
Baghel stared intently at the chessboard for some time and advised Priyansh to advance his minister.
The Chief Minister was informed that the four children were state chess players. He congratulated them and encouraged them to play well.
Baghel told the children that chess is an ancient game from India and it engages the mind. This is the best game for mental development.
There have been great Indian chess players in the past, he said. There are countless possibilities available to you, he added.