Int’l chess tourney in Vizag from Oct 25

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Visakhapatnam: Around 16 countries will take part in the 2nd Vizag Grand Masters International Open Chess Championship, commencing here from October 25.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Organising Committee Chairman and Andhra Pradesh Minister for Investments and Infrastructure, Ganta Srinivasa Rao said 100 GMs and International Masters will take part in the 11-day event, to be played as per the Swiss League method.

Chess masters from USA, Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Armenia and Georgia have confirmed their participation, he added.

All Vizag District Chess Association, in association with Andhra Pradesh Chess Association, is conducting the championship under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and the World Chess Federation.

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