The Andhra Pradesh Chess Association will host the National team chess championship in the open and women’s categories at the Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy indoor stadium here from February 20 to 26, said A. Narasimha Reddy, chairman of AP Bar Council and president of APCA.

Leading Grandmasters like Abhijeet Gupta, B. Adhiban, S.P. Sethuraman, Deep Sengupta, M.R. Lalith Babu, R.R. Laxman, Tejas Bakre, S. Satyapragyan and Dronavalli Harika will be seen in action.

The event, featuring 36 teams in the open category and 12 in the women’s section, will carry a total prize money of Rs. two lakh.

The APCA chief informed that the FIDE vice-president, Ali Nihat Yazici of Turkey, will take part in the inaugural function.

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