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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kolkata Chess Open for 2200+ Rating from March 18-27 in India

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

There's an international chess open happening in India this March - the Alekhine Chess Club, Kolkata, is hosting the 19th edition of the Kolkata International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament, with a $22,500 prize fund, from March 18-27. Entry to the event is open to chess players with a rating 2200 and above. 

The tournament will be of 10 rounds, played under a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and remaining game in 30 minutes, with an increment of 30 seconds from move 1. 

Prominent players who participated in the last edition of the tournament are Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland, Anton Korobov of Ukraine, Sergei Tiviakov of Nederlands, Ni Hua of China SS Ganguly, Sandipan Chanda, Abhijeet Gupta, SP Sethuraman and B. Adhiban from India. Check out their official website for more details:

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