Indian Railways won 36th National Chess Team Championship

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Who: 36th National Chess Team Championship
Where: Bhubaneswar
What: Won by Indian Railways
“When: 14 February 2016

Indian Railways on 14 February 2016 won the 36th National Chess team Championship in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. For the Indian Railways team it was the first ever title.

To win the championship the team defeated Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) team in the final.

Earlier, to reach the final, the Railways team beat its counterparts – Odisha, Gujrat, Air-India, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, Airport Authority of India, Tamil Nadu and Delhi – in the championship that began on 8 February 2016.

Indian Railway team was represented by the following chess playersfrom different Zonal Railways

1. Karthikayan

2. Deepan Chakkravarthy

3. Rathnakaran

4. Arghyadip Das

5. Swapni Dhopade