Starting today, 500 players will compete in an international grandmasters chess tournament in Raipur.

Today is a really momentous day for all of India, not just Chhattisgarh. The International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, which begins today in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, will include more than 500 players from 15 nations, including Russia and India.

The All India Chess Federation, Chhattisgarh Olympic Association, and the Sports and Youth Welfare Department of the Chhattisgarh government are all jointly responsible for organising this event, according to organisers on Saturday. The Chhattisgarh Te Chief Minister champions in this game will receive a trophy and monetary payouts.

Local organisations applaud this event

He said that because this level of competition is being held here for the first time, it is a unique moment for us. More than 500 competitors from 15 different nations will submit their challenge at this event, which will take place from September 19 to September 28. More than 100 seasoned masters will serve as judges. Players have registered here thus far from 15 different nations, including Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, the United States, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland, Vietnam, Colombia, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Nepal.

This will be the winners’ reward money.

He said that the players will have the chance to raise their ratings and reach GM and IM norms through this competition. There will be two divisions in the competition: Masters and Challengers. Master’s category winners will receive Rs. 23 lakh and a trophy, while challengers category winners will receive Rs. 12 lakh and a trophy. Six Grandmasters, 17 International Masters, two Women Grandmasters, eight Women International Masters, five FIDE Masters, and 200 ILO rated players will compete in this event, according to representatives of the organising committee, which is a tremendous accomplishment in and of itself.

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