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Thursday, June 2, 2011

GM Chandran leads at Orissa International Chess Open

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Hello everybody,

The 3rd Orissa International GM Open Chess Tournament - KiiT CUP 2011 is taking place from May 27 to June 6, in Orissa, India.

The total prize fund is $31,000 approx with last year's winner being Ukrainian Grandmaster Martyn Kravtsiv.

After six rounds, GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran (IND 2539) is leading with 5.5 points. Twelve players follow half a point behind. You can access the official website for more details.

The list of top rated players at the tournament includes GM Petrosian Tigran L 2634 ARM, GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2629 GEO, GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2628 BLR, GM Gupta Abhijeet 2604 IND, GM Fier Alexandr 2560 BRA, 6 GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran 2539 IND, GM Rahman Ziaur 2534 BAN, GM Bakre Tejas 2518 IND, GM Arun Prasad S 2495 IND, GM Kasparov Sergey 2493 BLR, IM Lalith Babu R 2491 IND, IM Grover Sahaj 2485 IND, GM Hossain Enamul 2478 BAN.

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