Second on the list of grandmaster after Viswanathan Anand, is the kolkata based Dibyendu Barua, who will be endorsing team Kolkata Kings. Barua started chess at a very early stage of his life, beating all kinds of odds to become what he is today – one of the chess pioneer. His Academy runs “Chess In Schools” program in schools and other institutes to spread chess-literacy and explain the benefits of engaging in a mind sport.
Dibyendu identifies with poker as a mind game and is excited to be part of the league. He plans to introduce some chess strategies to poker to ensure that the concoction would reap good results.