Bengaluru to host first international chess tournament 

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15-01-2024

    International chess tournament to be held in Bengaluru

    CM Siddarmaiah to inaugurate the event

    Prize money of Rs 50 lakh to be given away

The Bangalore District Urban Chess Association (BDUCA) will be organising an international Grandmasters Open Chess Competition 2024 from January 18 to January 26 at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. 

MLC K Govindaraj, the political secretary to the Chief Minister, said that the tournament would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with Indian Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand. 

As per the press release, the event will take place across 3 categories – A, B and C which will see the participation of 50 grandmasters and 2250 players from India and 20 other countries. 

A prize money of Rs 50 lakh will be given away to the winners. The organisation also intends to host such programmes in as many as 100 schools in the city and state, with an aim to nurture talents. 

A mascot for the tournament CHESSIE, which is a blue elephant with a crown and dressed with chess blocks was also released.  

 

Bengaluru to host first international chess tournament 

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    International chess tournament to be held in Bengaluru

    CM Siddarmaiah to inaugurate the event

    Prize money of Rs 50 lakh to be given away

The Bangalore District Urban Chess Association (BDUCA) will be organising an international Grandmasters Open Chess Competition 2024 from January 18 to January 26 at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. 

MLC K Govindaraj, the political secretary to the Chief Minister, said that the tournament would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with Indian Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand. 

As per the press release, the event will take place across 3 categories – A, B and C which will see the participation of 50 grandmasters and 2250 players from India and 20 other countries. 

A prize money of Rs 50 lakh will be given away to the winners. The organisation also intends to host such programmes in as many as 100 schools in the city and state, with an aim to nurture talents. 

A mascot for the tournament CHESSIE, which is a blue elephant with a crown and dressed with chess blocks was also released.  

 

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