GUWAHATI, March 23 � The 1st RGS International Rating Chess Tournament (below 2200) got under way at the Royal Global School here today. Altogether 228 players from across the country, including 5 players from Sri Lanka and Nepal respectively are participating in this mega event organised by the Assam Chess Club and Guwahati Chess Association (GCA).
Ashutosh Agnihotri, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro inaugurated the event in the presence of A K Pasari, Chairman Royal Global School, Mridul Mahanta, president, GCA, Arup Mukhopadhyay, principal Royal Global School.
International arbiter Debashish Barua is the chief arbiter of the event and he is assisted by Asit Baran Choudhury, M Arun Singh, Ruwantha Lakshan, Manik Dutta, Monimalla Sinha, Biju Singh and Deepak Patgiri as deputy arbiters. Biswajit Bharadwaj is the tournament Director of the event.
Altogether Rs 5,01,500 is at stake as prize money in the 10-round Swiss event to be played over 6 days.