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Padmalakshmi thrills with her chess moves at this tournament for the blind


10-year-old Padmalakshmi's moves on the chess board has got everyone talking.

She was the youngest of the 75 participants who took part in the South India Chess Tournament for the blind, organized by Nethrodaya. The event was open to all age groups.

The annual competition that was restricted to players from Tamil Nadu so far has opened up to include players from all southern states this year. The competition has top players like Krishan Gongoli taking part as well.

Padmalakshmi says she decided to take up chess when she saw her brother play the game, and because there were no restrictions.

Special chess sets are used to cater to the blind at the event.



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