MUMBAI: Grandmasters from 10 countries will fight it out for the top honours at the Mayors Cup International chess tournament from May 1, 2009 and hosted by Goregaon Sports Club. Ukraine’s Alexander Areshcenko, rating 2673, is the top seed.

The event offers total prize money of Rs. 12 lakh, a first prize of Rs. 2,75,000.

The list of Grandmasters confirmed as follows: Alexander Areshchenko (rating 2673), GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko (2667), Georgy Timoshenko (2551), Alexander Zubarev (2566), Yaroslav Zinchenko (2527) all Ukraine, Humpy Koneru (2612) India, Vladimir Belov (2627), Alexander Fominyh (2485), Andrei Devaitkin (2566) all Russia, Saidali Yuldashev (2520) Uzbekistan, Petr Kostenko (2501) Kazakhstan, Parimarjan Negi (2600), Abhijit Gupta (2569), Abhijit Kunte (2527), Magesh Chandran (2490), Tejas Bakre (2448), Dibyendu Barua (2490) all India, Niaz Murshed (2429), Rifat Bin Sattar (2535), Zia ur Rehman (2513) all Bangladesh, Saideli Yuldashev (Ukr), Ismagambetov Anuar (Kaz), Temirbayev Serikbai (Kaz), Gevorg Harutjunyan (Arm), Neelotpal Das (Ind), Dipen Chakraborty (Ind).

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