Express News Service
Tags : sports, chess
The first PNG International Rating Chess Tournament, organised by the Pune District Chess Association and Global Mind Sports Foundation, will commence from August 1 at the Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club here.
This is a major tournament designed only for the players of Pune district, who will vie for the most prize money ever for a district level chess tournament, a press note said.
It will be a platform for the experienced players to increase their ratings while it will provide the youngsters with ample opportunities to test their talent against rated as well as titled players. With many international masters and top-rated players, who have expressed their desire to participate, the response that PNG has got is enthusiatic, the note said.
Inspite of having many national/international tournaments in mind, the Global Mind Sports Foundation wants to start from the base as it has its sights set on strengthening chess, right from the grass root level, it added.