The National team chess championship for men and women will be held at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) here from February 22 to 28.

Top Grandmasters and International Masters are expected to figure in the week-long event which will be organised by the Chess Association of Ernakulam with support from the Cusat's physical education and youth welfare departments.

The championship has a total prize fund of Rs. 1.82 lakh with the men's champion taking home Rs. 25,000 and the women's winner receiving Rs. 18,000. — Special Correspondent

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