Mumbai Mayor’s Cup chess meet attracts 22 GMs

PTI | May 29, 2014, 07.58 PM IST

MUMBAI: Twenty-two Grandmasters (GMs) are to take part in the 7th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open chess tournament beginning from June 2.

GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil (ELO 2621) of Georgia is the top seed in the tournament organised by Venus Chess Academy followed by GM Amonatov Farrukh (ELO 2609) of Tajikistan, a media release said on Thursday.

Players from 16 foreign countries – USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Sweden, Sri Lanka Russia, South Africa, Portugal, Poland, Nepal, Indonesia, Georgia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh – will be part of the event which carries Rs 24 lakh in prize money.

GM Sandipan Chanda (ELO 2594) is the highest ranked Indian in fray and he is seeded 3rd seed in the tournament to be held at Thakur College in suburban Kandivli.

WGM Toma Katarzyna (ELO 2300) of Poland is the highest rated women player of the meet.

This is the first time that the tournament will be played in three categories – Category A for players above the rating of ELO 2000, B for those whose rating is ELO 1999 and below and Category C for the players whose rating is ELO 1599 and below.


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