All India open chess tournament from March 3

The tournament will be held under CAI Chess Carnival 2012 programme.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kozhikode | Published: February 23, 2012 3:37:37 pm

Defending Champion N Abdul Majeed,P K Arjun from Kerala,Cheniram Pegu from Assam and Malleswar Rao from Andhra Pradesh will be among 100 renowned chess players who are all set to participate in the five-day long All India Open Chess Tournament from March 3.

The tournament will be held under CAI Chess Carnival 2012 programme.

Speaking to reporters here,P T Ummer Koya,Chairman,Organising Committee and former FIDE Vice-President,informed the tournament carries a prize money of Rs 1 lakh.

FIDE rated players,including A N K Jose,K Chandramohan,K Mohanan,Dheerendrakumar Das,Anirban Basu and Calicut University Champion N K Anwar are also expected to take part,he said.

International Arbiter K Ratnakumar would be the Chief Arbiter for the tournament,Koya said.

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