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2015 12:51 pm RB Sapre had hopelessly fallen in love with chess Related News Ratnagiri remembers RB Sapre, Sapre lived in chess’ quaintest era.In the mystical age when RB Sapre had hopelessly fallen in love with chess an e4 could take a couple of days to draw out the first response: an impending c5 Reciprocations of an imminent Nf6 to c4 would arrive on a postcard to kickstart a to-and-fro conversation that in Correspondence chess could go on for as long as twelve months till the vanquished resigned or the winner was determined Still as the inaugural national Correspondence Chess champion (he participated actively since 1948) around the same time that he became India’s first joint National champion across a real checkered board in 1955 chess wafted through Sapre’s life like a meticulously stirred slow cook Bhide in Ratnagiri as part of the organisation Chessmen Ratnagiri a few years ago had only heard of the name RBS in speeches by old-timers — a vaguely renowned board player who had once gone to that faraway behemoth of chess excellence Russia “There was a lot of romanticism to that story that someone who had grown up in Ratnagiri could’ve gone to Russia 60 years back We didn’t even know that he was India’s first national champion” Bhide says even as he takes a breather from organising the city’s first national-level meet this weekend (28-29 November) hoping to replant the lost legacy of Sapre who spent a few schooling years in Kondhan village of Sangameshwar Taluka in Ratnagiri and where he picked his first pieces of chess in the late 1920s ***** King of Chess RBS was first national joint-champion with Dharbha Venkayya at Eluru AP in 1955 at age 40 but he first played the game drawing a board on the floor of the front yard and with pieces chiselled out of wooden twigs and dipped in ink A multi-lingual book titled Ramchandra Sapre: Buddhibalacha Raja put together by his eldest daughter Shubhangi Pol stocks some of the best memories pooled in together by speaking to his associates friends and family Leafing through the pages one attempts to pull out of obscurity those snapshots of a life that was barely known beyond a small circle As the eponymous tournament kicked off in Ratnagiri it was another opportunity to understand a man ahead of his times in gaining mastery over chess whose lifelong obsession with the game was pivotal to how future Indians learnt the sport What Ratnagiri remains astonished by is how one amongst them nurtured an ambition so vastly larger than the city’s typical trait of sticking to the beaten path – formal education followed by vocational employment Lokmanya Tilak traced his roots back to this place and launched his feisty thoughts into a fiery orbit from Ratnagiri but as such there was nothing in the sleepy hamlet’s environment where learning Sanskrit shlokas was the pinnacle of aspiration – and with no history or pedigree in the sport – that could point a boy in the general direction of chess “Us people from Konkan are very risk-averse and too conventional Just 2-3 hours away Kolhapur boasts of sportsmen in different disciplines But us folk are hardly ever inclined towards competitive pursuits” Bhide says “We’ll have the world champion in carrom But we’ll think a thousand times before dreaming of going out and playing chess internationally” he confesses That Sapre was invited by Russia in 1954 to witness the Vasily Smyslov – Mikhail Botvinnik World Championship match owing to his canny analysis in letters written to Russian magazines naturally stumped all of them When they heard ‘India’s first national champion’ Ratnagiri was not going to allow even this most tenuous thread to greatness slip away Dilip Navare a chess enthusiast plunged into the Facebook maze contacting every Sapre on the network to check if they could track down the long-lost RBS Having located the family he would promptly start a tournament and in its third edition now it is aiming high this year (steady increase in entries from 80 to 150 to 250) with a maiden national-level meet with former prodigy and GM-norm holder Srinath Narayanan expected to turn up at the sea-side event ****** Mumbai days Mumbai where Sapre bounded from the blocks for his own chess career though remains oblivious to the memory of a man whose lifetime was synonymous with the little progress that the city made in chess?” she said. the result of four years of work since the process was launched in Durban in 2011, the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be defunct.In that period the mints could have printed sufficient notes and a combined decision could have taken over whether the Rs 2000 note was actually a valid alternative and how a gap between Rs 2000 and Rs 500 was potentially rickety How much less money do you think would have been unearthed sans all the intrigue and secrecy and tension to grab the miscreants of our black money economy if there was this notice period Where would they have offloaded this money once it had been sentenced to 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