“I have now started working on my game after such a long time and will be playing in a tournament shortly,” she told Sportstar over phone from her residence at Vijayawada on Sunday.
It has to be said that it is one of the best moves the AICF has made in recent times. Not just because it took note of the fact that Humpy had stayed away from the chessboard for a long period because of childbirth. But more importantly, because it decided to move ahead and chose not to dwell on the past.
Thaw in relations
The AICF and Humpy haven’t had the smoothest of relations over the years. The relation had deteriorated so much that the federation had once asked the world governing body FIDE to take action against her.
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