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3rd Orissa International GM Open Chess Tournament

27th May to 6th June, at the KiiT University Campus, Bhubaneswar – 24, Orissa

The 3rd Orissa International GM Open Chess Tournament – KiiT CUP 2011 is taking place from 27th May to 6th June, at the Banquet Hall, KiiT University Campus, Bhubaneswar – 24, Orissa, India.

The tournament is organised by the All Orissa Chess Association and KiiT University, Bhubaneswar, under the guidance of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund is $31,000 approx.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and Swiss System with 11 Rounds. Accelerated pairing will be employed first two rounds of the event to increase norm chances of players. 213 players have registered by today.

Last year winner was the 19-year-old Ukrainian Grandmaster Martyn Kravtsiv.

Grover Sahaj

IM Grover Sahaj

Bansko Ashwin Jayaram

IM Ashwin Jayaram at the Bansko Grand Open

Top rated players:

1 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2634 ARM

2 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2629 GEO

3 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2628 BLR

4 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2604 IND

5 GM Fier Alexandr 2560 BRA

6 GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran 2539 IND

7 GM Rahman Ziaur 2534 BAN

8 GM Bakre Tejas 2518 IND

9 GM Arun Prasad S 2495 IND

10 GM Kasparov Sergey 2493 BLR

11 IM Lalith Babu R 2491 IND

12 IM Grover Sahaj 2485 IND

13 GM Hossain Enamul 2478 BAN

14 IM Venkatesh R 2463 IND

15 GM Murshed Niaz 2455 BAN

16 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 2451 IND

17 IM Thejkumar S 2451 IND

18 GM Laxman R R 2446 IND

19 GM Sriram Jha 2446 IND

20 IM Ashwin Jayaram 2439 IND

21 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh R 2425 IND

22 IM Swapnil S Dhopade 2425 IND

23 IM Ravichandran Siddharth 2423 IND

24 IM Tania Sachdev 2416 IND

25 IM Himanshu Sharma 2414 IND

26 IM Rathnakaran K 2414 IND

27 IM Shyam Nikil P 2412 IND

28 Stany G A 2407 IND

29 IM Kulkarni Vikramaditya 2406 IND

30 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2402 IND

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