Chess Grandmasters now on Zapak.com

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Zapak.com COO Rohit Sharma, Tania Sachdeva, Koneru Humpy with Reliance Entertainment President Rajesh Sawhney on game launch
Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd., a Reliance ADA Group venture, has recently announced the launch of full-feature online ‘Multiplayer Chess‘. The multiplayer option provides the advantage of playing against your friend who could be anywhere across the world, and also has three difficulty levels; for beginners, advanced players and experts. Zapak.com also launched ‘Multiplayer Speed Chess‘, where the player has only ten seconds to make a move. Koneru Humpy, the Reigning World Junior Champion, and Tania Sachdeva, the Reigning Asian Junior Girls Champion, unveiled the game and showcased the gameplay. On this occasion, Reliance Entertainment President Rajesh Sawhney stated, “Vishwanathan Anand had once said that Chess still hasn‘t filtered down to the common man and does not attract big crowds. It was this thought that led to the origin of Multiplayer Chess on Zapak.com. Today, Zapak is proud to felicitate Koneru Humpy and Tania Sachdev as Zapak‘s Honorary Online Grandmasters. We also announce India‘s first online Grandmaster Championship.” The championship would commence from the 1st of February ‘07, where the winner gets to win a cash prize of Rs 100,000/- Koneru Humpy said, “There are many gifted youngsters when it comes to playing chess, but only few get the golden opportunity of getting coached by the best in the game, let alone get enough practice. As a result of the multiplayer Chess on Zapak.com, players will be able to play at various levels and with as many players as they want, which will also help them hone their strategic skills.” Tania Sachdev said “Chess is a game which has been played in our country for centuries. I feel this move of Zapak.com will take Chess to a larger audience. I‘ve played the game online a few times now and I feel that the game play is brilliant. Now, I can also play with my coach, no matter which part of the world I am in.” connect@animationxpress.com