GUWAHATI, March 10 � The Lions Kamrupa Chess Academy will be holding the 4th Jugal Kishore Newatia International Open Rating Chess Tournament from April 1-7 at Terapanth Bhavan, said Ajoy Kr Chowdhury in a press meet here today.
�This is the first time that a chess event from the North-Eastern India has been hosted on web-site of the World Chess Federation. The tournament will feature Grandmasters RL Laxman of Chennai, Sriram Jha of Delhi and Mary Gomes of Kolkata. International chess players have also confirmed their participation in the meet, � Chowdhury said.
�The total budget of the meet is Rs 14 lakh and the prize money is Rs 2 lakh. International Arbiter DS Murthy from Chennai will be the chief arbiter of the tournament and M Arun Singh will be his deputy, � he added.
The last date of entry is March 15, and for the players of North-East it has been extended up to March 25 without fine. The organisers will give a concession of 25 per cent in entry fees for all categories for the school students of the north-eastern States. Also present in the press meet were Assam Chess Association officials Bibhuti Gogoi and Arun Singh.