The 4th Nand Lal Pandiyar International Open Fide Rating Chess Championship will be held in Udaipur in the month August.
Various chess associations including Chess in Lake City, Budhibhal Seva Sansthan,All Rajputana Sharranj Sang, Akhil Bharitya Shatranj Mahasang and Vishawa Shatranj Maharang are together organizing the event in the city.
The event that will starts from August 10th will be held at the Bhandhari Darshak Indoor Stadium.
The Secretary of the Chess in Lake City Vikas Sahu informed that the winner of the competition will be awarded with the a price money of Rs. 6 lakhs, where as the first runner ups will be awarded with a cash price of Rs. 60000, Rs.40000 and Rs. 25000 each.
Besides that all the unrated players will also get a fare chance to earn fide rating during the Championship, Sahu added.
The organizer of the program Mahipal Choudhary while addressing the media on Sunday informed that the level of competition will be very high as it will be judged a panel of international judges consisting of A.C Joshi of Gujarat, Nihal Ranjan from Odisha and Fide Arbiter Rajendra Teli of Udaipur.
Mahipal further added that besides the competitors from various cities of the country the players from Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are also expected to take part in the chess competition. Sonakshi Rathore the winner of Asian Medal in chess would be the highlight of the Championship.
The arrangement of food and shelter for all the participants of the competition will also be done free of cost.
Many efficient players of the sport like Kanti Lal Dave from Jodhpur, Dhurv Dak, Udahyman Singh, Divyanshu Babel, Arun Kataria, Bhavesh Pandiyar, Kunal Chabra, Prabhav Maheshwari and Ayush Lodha will participate in the Championship.
The interested candidates as well as schools can contact Vikas Sahu of Chess in Lakecity at Lakhara Cowk before August 10.