Tata chess meet attracts 11 GMs

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

As many as 11 Grandmasters will vie for honours at the fourth Tata International Open Chess Tournament 2003 beginning on Monday.

Tata chess meet attracts 11 GMs

Jamshedpur:

As many as 11 Grandmasters will vie for honours at the fourth Tata International Open Chess Tournament 2003 beginning on Monday.Among the Indians while GM P Harikrishna will take up the challenge to make up for his not very impressive show early this week at New Delhi, Commonwealth Champion Dibyendu Barua, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Abhijit Kunte will also be in the fray to mark their presence.The top seed of the tournament is Dmitry Svetushkin of Moldova. The Moldovan star, who arrived here, has shown a lot of promise with his performance in the European circuit and would definitely like to make positive amends to his last performance. The tournament is also important for the Grandmaster and International Master norm seekers, prominent among whom is local hope and former world under-12 Champion Deep Sengupta who already has one IM norm under his belt.The big event will return to the steel city after a gap of almost ten years. The earlier events were held in 1987, 1990 and 1994.The tournament is another showdown with the stars of the just concluded Parsvnath International open Chess tournament at New Delhi as almost all the Grandmaster participants from there, barring Koneru Humpy and Jonathan Rowson of Scotland, have moved to the city contesting for the winner's purse of Rs 60,000 in a total prize pool of Rs 3,50,000. (PTI)



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