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International chess tourney in city from January 18-25

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Young Russian (Elo rating 2620) will be the top seed and favourite in the 11th Chennai Open International tournament 2019 for the Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy to be held here from January 18 to 25.

The challenge for Predke is expected to come from fellow Russian GMs and

The tournament has so far attracted 28 foreign players from 13 countries, a press note said.

A total of 17 Grandmasters and 22 International Masters will be seen in action.

The Indian challenge will be led by Grandmasters Erigaisi Arjun, Deepan Chakkravarthy, M R Venkatesh, Sundararajan Kidambi, R R Laxman, Neelotpal Das and Saptarshi among others.

This tournament, organised by Tamil Nadu State Association, carries a total prize money of Rs 15 lakh with the winner set to take home Rs three lakh and the runner-up Rs two lakh.

The 10-round Swiss tournament offers and International Master norm chances for the participants.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:05 IST