Help Grand Master S.L. Narayanan to take part in international chess

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I am Narayanan.S.L .I am a professional chess player and Grand Master in chess.I have represented India at many international tournaments.I am the current year world junior bronze medalist, Asian junior silver medalist and Commonwealth (open) silver medalist.I started playing chess from 9yrs. Now I am 18yrs old and am selected for the world junior,Commonwealth and Asian junior chess 2017.

My mother who is working in LIC is the only income earner for my family. My father who accompanies me to the tournament and he has had to give up his small contract work for the improvement of my game.
A lot of hard-earned money has been spent for the betterment of my chess, by my family. My aim is to increase the current fide rating 2536 to 2700 before December 2017.I have to take part in at least 10  international level open chess tournaments to achieve this. 

We received aid from the Kerala government to a tune of 13.7 lakhs each in 2014 and 2015. However, expenses amounted to Rs 17 lakhs in 2014 and 19 lakhs in 2015- and we haven't received any financial aid in 2016. We are still in discussion to see if we can get some support from the Government. 

Our expenses are expected to about Rs 20 lakhs this year alone- a total amount of Rs 13 lakhs is required for the tournament participation and Rs 7 lakhs for the foreign grand master level chess coaching in a year. I am  going to take part in the Isle of man international chess tournament in UK on 29th sept 2016 after that to Russia for Chigorin Memorial Open 2016. Our urgent need is for Rs 3.5 lakhs for these two international tournaments. Including miscellaneous expenses, this would come to a total of Rs 5 lakhs.

But I am sure that with your support I can bring more medals for India, in the coming year.I am sure that I can make our nation proud in the coming years by winning more gold medals for India. 



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Good luck :) You can repay us as medals won :D