Monday, October 26, 2009

Humpy Koneru disappointed with AICF

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy seems to have declared war on All India Chess Federation secretary DV Sundar. The World No. 2 also released documents to support her allegations. Earlier, Humpy had withdrawn from the Asian indoor championship after Sundar allegedly refused permission for her to be accompanied by her father/coach.

Sundar had termed Humpy's allegations "baseless" and a "combination of half-truths and lies". Humpy released letters that were exchanged between the two with regard to the incidents mentioned in her allegations.

Humpy revealed she was never comfortable with any other coach than her father. "Once I tried without his guidance in the Chess Olympiad, 2006, at Turin, Italy, and I utterly collapsed," says Humpy in her open letter to Sundar. In the four tournaments during the 2009-10 period for which Humpy confirmed participation, her father agreed to pay the airfare and for stay and food but all that he required was his inclusion in the delegation and visa/accreditation clearance, reveals the letter. The request was not granted by Sundar.
Full article on The Times of India

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Humpy must be right. sunder always gets peasure by snubing others especially parents who's children are doing good in chess and are not from Tamil Nadu. he is an egoist of highest order and very irritating to speak with him.