FIDE-rated tournament

VISAKHAPATNAM: The All Vizag District Chess Association (AVDCA) is organising the city's first all-India open FIDE rating tournament, from August 31 to September 5. This is the second major FIDE rating tournament to be held in AP after the GTB tournament held three years ago.

About 15 IMs have confirmed their participation The last date for registration of entries is August 28 with out late fee and August 30 with a fee of Rs. 100. Handicapped players are given 50 per cent concession.

Entries have to be sent to the AVDCA at 38-30-272, Punjab Hotel Junction, near R and B office, Marripalem, Visakhapatnam (cell No. 98664 10349), or AP Chess Association at room No. 3, block No. 1, LB Stadium, Hyderabad (93911 02940).

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