Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: A World Chess Federation (FIDE)-rated chess tournament will be held from May 14 to 19 at Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School.

Around 300 persons from all over the country are expected to participate in this tournament conducted by King Anand Chess Club and supported by the All India Chess Federation and Pondicherry State Chess Association.

A release said that 10 rounds of play would be held, and the final 20 placed in the merit list awarded a cash prize each, ranging from Rs.20,000 to Rs.1,000, according to their ranks on the list.

Apart from this, prizes would be given in the Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 categories. Prizes for Best Veteran, Best Unrated Players, Best Women Players and Best Puducherry Players would also be given away on May 19.

This open-for-all tournament would be inaugurated on May 14. Registration to participate in this event must be completed before 11 a.m. on May 14 at the venue.