About this GalleryOn day 1 of the 4-day inter-university sports festival SportIkon, chess players from different institutes matched their skills against each other. All photos by Ritika Singh
Chess boards ready for the players to make their first moves.
Players mulling over their opening moves during the chess tournament at SportIkon.
Chess players bringing on their A game at SportIkon.
A chess player mulls over her next move.
A chess player appears to be stuck during his game.
A chess player takes a breather in the middle of his game on day 1 of SportIkon.
A chess player planning her strategy during her match.
Deep in thought.
Defeated pieces sit by a chessboard during a game at SportIkon.
Two players shake hands at the end of their match.