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ETLANTIS CHESS ACADEMY CONDUCTED LATE SHRI MS RANA MEMORIAL ALL INDIA INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT ONLINE

July 31, 2020 04:50 PM

150 PARTICIPANTS FROM UTTARAKHAND TOOK PART IN THE TOURNAMENT

Chandigarh (Sports Desk-Face2News)

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the disruption in all areas of our life- and for sports fanatics the most discomforting is the suspension of the sporting events. While the sporting events in some countries have resumed, in India sports fraternities are looking for new measures to get sports back in life of the people.

Considering the current situation Etlantis Chess Academy, Dehradun conducted Late Shri MS Rana Memorial All India International Open Chess Tournament online in order to connect chess players around the globe with the game again. Leading world Grand Master Yakubboev Nodirbek, Uzbekistan won the title in a photo finish. International Master Aronyak Ghosh, West Bengal & International Master Lucasiasco, Argentina getting 2nd and 3rd position respectively. From Uttarakhand players Atharv Bisht, Amit Dhoundiyal, Rachit Rana and Vinay Raj Bhatt came 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th respectively.(SUBHEAD

In the tournament around 1500 players participated online with 75 titled players, leading grandmasters, International Masters and FIDE masters from 20 countries-Russia, England, Australia, Uzbekistan Armenia, Argentina, USA, European countries, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh etc.The tournament also witnessed good response from Indian players with over 1200 participants from states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra, West Bengal, Punjab, UP, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal, Delhi, Assam, Mizoram etc. taking part in it.

The tournament was organized by Etlantis Chess Academy which is Uttarakhand 's biggest chess society formed by Uttarakhand chess players community. Mr. Rohit Singh Rana, President and Mr. Vinay Raj Bhatt, Vice President of Etlantis Chess Club along with Mr. Prabindra Mani Verma, Tournament Director and Mr. Lalit Kapoor, Chief Arbiter conducted the best online chess event ever. The total winning amount Rs 21,111.00 were given to the winners of the tournament.

 
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