The 8th Chennai Open International Grand Masters Chess Tournament” started from Jan 18 to 25.
Nearly 215 players are playing for honors in this competition in the calander of All India Chess Federation every year. Some of the top players who will be seen in action in the tournment include Grachev Boris- Russia, Popov Ivan Russia,David Alberto Italy,Demchenko Anton- Russia, Solodovnichenko Yuri- Ukraine, Sivuk Vitaly-Ukraine, Mozharov Mikhail-Russia, MBelous Vladimir-Russia, M Tukhaev Adam- Ukraine, Bernadskiy Vitaliy- Ukraine,
Of the total prize money of Rs.11 lakh, the winner is awarded Rs. 2 lakh, the runner up Rs 1.5 lakh and the third placed player Rs 1 lakh