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GTC Classic Chess

By Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - The Gauhati Town Club (GTC) Classic Chess, an annual international rating chess tournament, organised by the GTC Chess Foundation got under way at its own club house today.

A total number of 192 players from various States are taking part in the six-day meet which was inaugurated by Subodh Malla Baruah, president, Sports Journalist Federation of India. Sarthe Tereng, District Sports Officer, Kamrup; Pradip Kumar Choudhury, chief arbiter of the tournament and Deep Borah, Ex Ranji cricketer; Biswajit Bharadwaj, Director, GTC Chess Foundation were also present in the inaugural function. The tournament has been recognised by the All Assam Chess Association, All India Chess Federation and World Chess Federation (FIDE). The tournament carries a total prize-money of Rs 2 lakh and is open to all players of the country. A total of 10 rounds under classical time control will be played in this event.

Appollosana Mangang Rajkumar of Manipur is the top seed of the event while his State mate Y Dhanabir Singh and Bhogen Singh are seeded 2nd and 3rd respectively. Assam champion Santanu B Gohain is seeded 4th in the tournament. The tournament is being conducted by FIDE Arbiter Pradip Kumar Roy as the chief arbiter and he is assisted by Biswajit Bharadwaj, Lakhyajyoti Saikia and Swaraj Buragohain as deputy arbiters.

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GTC Classic Chess

GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - The Gauhati Town Club (GTC) Classic Chess, an annual international rating chess tournament, organised by the GTC Chess Foundation got under way at its own club house today.

A total number of 192 players from various States are taking part in the six-day meet which was inaugurated by Subodh Malla Baruah, president, Sports Journalist Federation of India. Sarthe Tereng, District Sports Officer, Kamrup; Pradip Kumar Choudhury, chief arbiter of the tournament and Deep Borah, Ex Ranji cricketer; Biswajit Bharadwaj, Director, GTC Chess Foundation were also present in the inaugural function. The tournament has been recognised by the All Assam Chess Association, All India Chess Federation and World Chess Federation (FIDE). The tournament carries a total prize-money of Rs 2 lakh and is open to all players of the country. A total of 10 rounds under classical time control will be played in this event.

Appollosana Mangang Rajkumar of Manipur is the top seed of the event while his State mate Y Dhanabir Singh and Bhogen Singh are seeded 2nd and 3rd respectively. Assam champion Santanu B Gohain is seeded 4th in the tournament. The tournament is being conducted by FIDE Arbiter Pradip Kumar Roy as the chief arbiter and he is assisted by Biswajit Bharadwaj, Lakhyajyoti Saikia and Swaraj Buragohain as deputy arbiters.