International Grandmaster Chess Tournament: More than 500 players from 15 countries participated, this state of India is hosting

International Grandmaster Chess Tournament: Today is a very special day not only for Chhattisgarh but for entire India. Today, more than 500 players from 15 countries including India and Russia will participate in the International Grandmaster Chess Tournament starting from September 19, 2022 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

The organizers said on Saturday. Told that this tournament is being organized under the joint leadership of Chhattisgarh Government Sports and Youth Welfare Department, All India Chess Federation and Chhattisgarh Olympic Association. In this, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister will reward the winning players with trophies and cash.

He said that it is a special opportunity for us that this level of competition is being organized here for the first time. The organizers further said that in this tournament to be held from September 19 to September 28, more than 500 players from 15 countries will present their challenge under the guidance of more than 100 experienced masters. So far, players from 15 countries including Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, USA, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland, Vietnam, Colombia, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Nepal have registered here.

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How much prize money will the winners get

He said that this tournament will also provide an opportunity for players to improve their ratings, achieve GM and IM standards. This tournament will be played in two categories Masters and Challengers. In this, 23 lakh rupees and a trophy will be given in the Masters category, while in the Challengers category, 12 lakh rupees and a trophy will be given to the winning players. Officials associated with the organizing committee said that six Grandmasters, 17 International Masters, two Women Grandmasters, eight Women International Masters, five FIDE Masters and 200 ILO ranked players are going to participate in this tournament, which is a big achievement in itself. is.

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