GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - A knock-out chess tournament organised by Guwahati Chess Academy got under way today at its RG Baruah Road premises here.�
Altogether 24 players including 5 FIDE rated players are taking part in the tournament. Top eight players including top seed Dipjyoti Borah, second seed Nihad Islam Hazarika and Chiranjib, third seed Ikshita Barman, fourth seed Anubrat Barthakur and fifth seed Rayhaan Hussain are given bye in the first round. Jayraj Barman, Emil Borgohain, Pusphas Sarma, Krishnav Mrinmoy Hazarika, Anish Goswami, Chiranjib Goswami, Rajat Bafna and Swapnil Kar won their first-round game to advance to the second round.
The tournament is held on knock-out system with players playing a mini match of two games. Senior national arbiter Pranab Kumar Nath is conducting the tournament as chief arbiter.