As has been well-documented in recent years, Indian chess has been hampered by infighting of administrators in the past.
AICF factions caught in ugly tussle between secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, joint-secretary Atanu Lahiri
Chauhan alleged that it is Lahiri who was guilty of financial irregularities in the past and that he was subsequently pulled up by the federation.
Billionaire Nikhil Kamath admits to using unfair means to beat Viswanathan Anand in charity chess game
After reports came to the light, claiming that Kamath had been banned, he too revealed that he took help from some people and computers to analyse the game.
The 15-year-old from Chennai, who became the second youngest GM ever in 2019, had earlier narrowly missed out on qualification for the marquee event.