All India FIDE rated Chess tournament is scheduled to be played at Rishi Public School, Sector 31, Gurgaon. The prize money for the championship stands at Rs 3 lakhs. It is a chance for chess lovers across the nation to come up and show their skills.
GURGAON WOULD host the upcoming All India
FIDE rated Chess tournament, 2012, which is scheduled from November 15-21 at Rishi Public School, Sector 31. Naresh Sharma, Secretary General for Haryana Chess Association in a positive tone said, “Around 200- 300 would participate in the competition.” It is a big chance for chess lovers all over the nation to come forward and display their talent.
“There is a total cash prize money of Rs 3 lakhs. Rs 50, 000 would be awarded as first prize. Rs 31,000 and 21,000 would be awarded as the second and third prize respectively,” said Mr Sharma. A player who wants to participate has to be at least seven-year-old but there is no age limit as far as the upper age limit goes. Various prizes would be given to different age categories such as under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 19 years of age.
The tournament has also received an event code from the All India Chess Federation, which is 73367/HAR/2012. The tournament would prove to be beneficial to players as they are also going to get points (ratings) as it has been approved by the FIDE, which is the World Chess Federation as well.
The tournament is expected to be played under the Swiss System, which means that each player has to play 10 rounds. The winner gets 1 point, so in the future matches, he will play alongside a player who also has secured a single point. So, if the player also wins his another game, he will play against another player who has secured two points. The same two players will never meet more than once.
There will be no rapid chess competition in the championship, but only traditional chess. Mr Sharma has very little hope if any Indian grandmaster comes for the event, as the prize money in the offering is very less.