USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Monday, March 17, 2014

Kolkata GM Chess Open Begins March 18 with Nigel Short as Top Seed

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

Hello everyone,

British Grandmaster Nigel Short will be the star attraction at the Sixth Kolkata Open Chess tournament to be held from March 18 to 27. GM Nigel Short, with an Elo rating of 2674, will be the top seed among 80 players, including 30 GMs, 23 International Masters and 5 Women Grandmasters from India and other parts of the world.

Going by the average rating points (2407) of the participants, the 10-day tournament at the Alekhine Chess Club will be the strongest GM tournament ever in Asia and will be played in 10-round Swiss league with Rs 14 lakh as the prize money.

Bengal GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly (2623) will be the highest-rated Indian player in the championship, which will also see GMs Nelotpal Das, B Adhiban, GN Gopal, youngster IM Diptayan Ghosh in action.

Among women, WGMs Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Rout, Nisha Mohota and Swati Ghate will be the top contenders. (

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal chess blog
Don't miss Chess Queen™
YouTube Channel



Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home