International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in Kolkata
Press Trust of India | Kolkata
December 4, 2013 Last Updated at 20:27 IST
Surya Sekhar Ganguly will be the top seed with a rating of 2646 when 100 players including 24 GMs from 14 countries battle it out at the SREI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the Town Hall here between December 6-14.
Besides Surya, there will be two other GMs with a 2600-plus rating and the field will also have 25 IMs, 2 WGMs, 1 WIM, 2 FMs and 1 WFM in the Rs 10 lakh prize money event that has a winner’s purse of Rs 2 lakh.
This is the last leg of the International GM Series held in Chennai, Hyderabad by the AICF in celebration of the World Chess Championship.
The tournament will provide an opportunity to Indian Norm aspirants for FIDE titles.
The championship will be of 10 rounds with time control of 90 minutes each plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 for the entire game.
The tournament will be inaugurated tomorrow. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will give away the prizes on the concluding day, the organisers said.