GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - The RGS International Open Rating Chess Tournament got off to a grand start here today. The tournament was inaugurated by Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro in the presence of Bharat Singh Chauhan, chairman, Commonwealth Chess Federation, deputy president, Asian Chess Federation and CEO, All India Chess Federation, AK Pansari, chairman, Royal Global School (RGS), Mridul Kumar Mahanta, chairman, All Assam Chess Association (Adhoc Committee), Anjan Jyoti Das, president Assam Chess Club, Pallab Hazarika, asst. director, India Post, Dr Siben Dutta, president, Akshayam and Anubha Goyal, Principal, Royal Global School.
Altogether 240 players including three International Master are participating in this 10 round swiss league event. The tournament is being organised by Assam Chess Club in association with All Assam Chess Association Adhoc Committee and Guwahati Chess Association. The tournament has been supported by Department of youth Welfare, Government of Assam, Assam Tourism and Department of Post, Assam Circle.