GUWAHATI, June 13 - The third edition of the International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament is all set to be held at the Assam Down Town University auditorium here from July 9 to 14.
The Chess Players Parents� Forum (CPPF) is organising the championship for the last three years. In the inaugural edition in the year 2017, a total amount of Rs 3,20,000 was distributed among top players. Altogether 258 players from all over the country, including four International Masters (IMs), one FIDE Master and one chess master took part in that edition. Last year also 251 players from across the country were seen in action in the meet where Rs 3,00,000 was at stake as prize-money.
The championship has been organised in order to give opportunity to the local players to compete with leading players of the country. The organisers revealed that due to several reasons Assam chess players are not being able to take part in the tournaments outside the State and this tournament will serve as an opportunity for them to test their skills.
This year the organisers are expecting around 300 participants, including some from abroad. Several noted GMs and IMs have already confirmed their participation.
International arbiter Asit Baran Choudhury will officiate in the championship as chief arbiter while M Arun Singh will be the deputy arbiter stated a CPPF release issued by general secretary Lachit Barman.