GUWAHATI, March 2 � Assam Chess Club and Guwahati Chess Association is organizing the biggest ever International Chess Tournament of the entire north east with a prize fund of Rs 5,01,500 at the city based Royal Global School from March 23 to 28, stated a release. The tournament has been recognised by World Chess Federation (FIDE), All India Chess Federation (AICF) and All Assam Chess Association (AACA) hence players from across the globe can participate in this 10 round mega chess event. Players from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh has already confirmed their participation while in view of the lucrative prize fund few European and American players have also shown interest to take part in this event.
The tournament is expected to draw at least 300 players from across the country. Keeping in mind the interest of the local players, two cash award has been reserved for each of the 8 States of the north east. Two best player from Assam and Guwahati will also be awarded cash prize. The last date of entry is 15th March 15. For details players may contact the Assam Chess Club office.