Meet the 20 Avengers of Indian chess | Samarkand Airport | World Rapid and Blitz 2023

This video was shot at the Samarkand Airport after the World Rapid and Blitz 2023. The flight was filled with 20+ Indian players. They were all travelling to Tashkent and then eventually to India or their respective destinations. IM Sagar Shah interviewed each one of them which includes players like Vidit Gujrathi, Pragg, Gukesh, Surya Ganguly, Adhiban, Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Aravindh Chithambaram, Vaishali, Rakshitta, Savitha, Soumya, Bharath and many more. Don’t miss this gem of a video!

Timestamps of the video:
0:00 – Hello and welcome!
0:24 – Vidit Gujrathi
2:20 – Angela Franco
4:16 – Surya Sekhar Ganguly
5:49 – Surya’s 8-move checkmate
8:43 – Arjun Erigaisi
10:36 – Nihal Sarin
11:44 – Nihal’s tweets
13:34 – Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
16:05 – SL Narayanan
18:35 – Adhiban Baskaran
20:04 – Vaishali Rameshbabu
24:12 – Aravindh Chithambaram
27:42 – Sandipan Chanda
35:04 – D Gukesh
39:24 – Aditya Mittal
41:38 – Atharva Godbole
45:11 – Raunak Sadhwani
46:37 – Soumya Swaminathan
48:46 – A beautiful chess set
51:48 – Savitha Shri
53:54 – Rakshitta Ravi
56:00 – Pranesh M
57:43 – Bharath Subramaniyam
1:02:20 – The Sagar Shah interview!

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  1. Anandji is the god of Indian chess.i mean the present day god 😂

  2. i could listen to arjun and vaishali for hours what a nice speaking tone

  3. Need more of these. CBI should produce a series on the Golden generation of India.

  4. Their life goals are to learn driving. These kids, I tell you!! 😅😂

  5. Gukesh doesnt even want to miss a single word from Sandeepan…..😍😍😍

  6. Arjun was the best across both rapid and blitz . With the addition of clutch play,arjun will be unreal

  7. 20 avengers that doesn't have a single world title

  8. Best Chess channel ever .. greetings from Russia

  9. I find these type of videos soothing, and calming for my soul. Thank you.

  10. What a lovely video!! Wonderful the way each one of them has not only different thought about the event, and the year, but also to see how they are spending time at the airport – playing, looking at games, chit-chatting. I always love the camaraderie between the Indian players and that was on full display. Favourite bits – Surya quoting Murakami – "Pain is ineveitable but suffering is not" and actually applying it in life. It is amazing how they are able to joke about difficult games. <3 Vidit's laugh seems contagious. He is giggling throughout 😀The way all of them were teasing Nihal about the tweets – real friends will never let you live this down. 😂Glad Soumya, Savitha and Rakshita took over and put Sagar in front of the camera at the end. After bringing us all those lovely videos and interviews, this definitely needed to be there 😀

  11. Someone tell me whether the players play at their own expense or the AICF pays the expenses.😮

  12. @ChessBase India : Regarding Bharath's interview: Who is NRK??

  13. Vidit and sagar are just over 2 years apart in age. Simply feel like this needs to be shared with the world

  14. Uzbekistan Samarkanad Nodirbek Abdusattorov Javohir Sindarov ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  15. Loved the interview of an interviewer at final.

  16. Players not featured in this video who also participated in World Rapid and Blitz tournament there are:
    Mitrabha Guha, Pranesh V, Karthik Venkatraman, Koneru Humpy, Harika, Divya Deshmukh, Padmini Raut, Priyanka Nutakki, Sahithi Varshini M and Velpula Sarayu.

  17. Shagar, i think you should make an entire broadcast with Sandipan Chanda, he is interesting and has a lot of things to share with us. Thank you and congratulations

  18. Bharath OP … absolutely the find of the tournament 🔥

  19. After such a long time seeing Sowmya…good to see her back 😊

  20. After such a long time seeing Sowmya…good to see her back 😊

  21. Arey ooo Avengers ,agar acha nahi kelenge ga tho Gabbar(Magnus) aajayega

  22. Enjoyed the video. Love and best wishes to all the players and to Sagar.

  23. Great work sagar and team. This was lovely. These kind of segments adds so much personality to Indian chess. Loved how you were genuinely interested in everyone’s story.

  24. Awesome work with the video Sagar. I really loved it when you played the entire match on the side while talking about that game.

  25. Best part was Soumya being happy for her chess game❤

  26. I missed Divya too. She was playing well in blitz.

  27. I love to see the best chess players in the world playing Avalon!

  28. LOL. India is winning by population!! India is so strong and awesome! BUT MAGNUS is the KING.. C'mon India we need one to rise above everyone else like MAGNUS…

  29. Jesus Christ,what a generiation of chess players Indian's got! Indeed very strong & super cool!

  30. Poor nihal he is so shy and everyone pick on him.

  31. Who else noticed Tan Zhongyi sitting in the background? 😀

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