Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: PES Institute of Technology and Management will organise Karnataka State FIDE-Rated Chess Championship 2009 at its premises on Sagar Road here from January 21 to 26.

International ranking chess players from Karnataka, including former State Chess Champion Aravind Sastry, recipient of Ekalavya Award Sriram Sarja of Konandur in Shimoga district, ranking player of Shimoga G.A. Stanley, former State chess champion V.G. Vijayendra, State junior chess champion K. Shruti and ranking chess player from Mangalore Viyani Dekunha, are expected to participate.