Queen’s Gambit: The story of the Indian Chess Queen| Anupama Gokhale.

On today’s inspiring episode of The Brand Called You, Ashutosh Garg is in conversation with the Indian Queen of Chess, Anupama Gokhale. Anupama has been an International Woman Master since 1985. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1986 and the Arjuna Award in 1990. She has been declared the Asian Chess Queen in 1985 and 1987.

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On today’s inspiring episode of The Brand Called You, Ashutosh Garg is in conversation with the Indian Queen of Chess, Anupama Gokhale. Anupama has been an International Woman Master since 1985. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1986 and the Arjuna Award in 1990. She has been declared the Asian Chess Queen in 1985 and 1987. Anupama is the representative of India at International Events. And is the National and Asian Champion and medal winner of the Commonwealth Games!

Anupama shares the three key milestones of her career and shares how Chess has shaped her life since a very young age. She talks about her early career and her passion for the game. Anupama explains the importance of mental as well as physical fitness for the game. She talks about  her experience in preparing for the game and her current plans with respect to chess. 

Anupama also shares how she quit her job to focus on chess full time. She believes that it is very important for players to be up to date with the game and its new reforms. 

For most chess players, Anupama advises making the best use of resources and working hard. 

“ Chess is a game you can enjoy throughout your life”

 They discuss the stance of the Indian Chess Champions and the steps that can be taken to ensure more and more champions from the country. 

Her story is inspiring and her journey has been  a tough one. Anupama has made her way to the top and she makes sure to always remain there! For more such inspiring stories, tune in to The Brand Called You!

#knowledge #experience #thequeensgambit #Chess #champion #commonwealth #Padmashri 

Profile

Name: Anupama Raghunandan Gokhale

Education: B. Com.

Occupation: Took early retirement in 2017 as Chief Manager (ESE), Bharat Petroleum to devote full time to Chess once again.

Titles and awards received:

‘Padma Shri’ from the President of India, 1986
‘Arjuna award’ from the Govt. of India, 1990
‘Shiv Chatrapati’ award from the Govt. of Maharashtra
‘International Woman Master’ title from the World Chess Federation, 1985
‘Asian Chess Queen’ title from the World Chess Federation in 1985, 1987

Major performances in Chess:

Gold Medal in the Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship, 1985
Silver medal in the Asian Junior Girls Chess Championship, 1987
Twice Winner of the Asian Women Chess Championship, 1985, 1987
Three times Winner of the National Junior Girls Chess Championship (1986, 1987 & 1988)
Five times Winner of the National Women Chess Championship(1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 & 1997)
Joint Winner of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship
Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship
Captain of the Indian Chess team for the Chess Olympiad at Manila, Philippines (1992)
Member of Indian Women team which won Silver Medal in the Asian Women Team Championship at Iran
Represented India in many International events
Coach of Indian team at Asian Women Chess Championship at Iran
Coach of Indian Women Team at the World Chess Championships at Nalchik
Coach of Indian Sub- junior Girls Chess Team at Spain (2010)
Coach of Indian Junior Girls Chess Team at Spain (2010)
Member of PSPB Women Chess Team which won Silver medal in the National Team Championship at Cochin (2011)

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