1. Can you share your first memory in chess?
Yes, when I was in 10th standard there was a club level tournament. They had kept a chess competition to celebrate their annual function. I participated in this and won the first place. In that same month, I participated in the 1st telegraph school chess championship in 2003 and scored 6/9.
2. Why do you like the game so much and who is your inspiration?
I like the game because I enjoy playing it a lot. I started playing chess in my childhood when I didn't know anything about turning PRO or who Vishy Anand was. So, my first inspiration was my father.
3. How do you practice?
I prepare my openings from Chessbase and Mega Database. I manage to read PDF books only. I also call my friends to my place to practice with me or play online games.
4.What are your favourite memories in chess?
In 2013, I had defeated two 2100 rated players consecutively. I cannot forget those moments.
5.What are your future goals in chess?
I have not set any particular goal of becoming an IM or a GM. However, I want to be a better player and a well recognized one in my country.
6.In which tournaments are you participating in next?
In October,2018, I am playing the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
7. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to read about the current affairs and a few other e-magazines.
8.What do you think about Project Checkmate?
Project Checkmate is a great initiative made by you and you are working well. I am pretty sure PROJECT CHECKMATE shall be well established. (Thank you for your kind words Subhendu and we hope that we can soar to greater heights in the near future with the help of players like you)
9. Why do you think that it is important for the blind to play chess?
I think chess is the only blind friendly game in which we can compete with normal people. Of course, it makes us think logically in our life too.
Thank you for your time Subhendu and Project Checkmate wishes you the best for your future.
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