Arun, Sahaj to lead Indian challenge in Parsvnath chess event
Grand Master S Arun Prasad and Sahaj Grover will be India's best bet for honour in the forthcoming Parsvnath International Chess tournament commencing in New Delhi from January 14.delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2010 21:01 IST
Grand Master S Arun Prasad and Sahaj Grover will be India's best bet for honour in the forthcoming Parsvnath International Chess tournament commencing in New Delhi from January 14.
However, Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi and 2008 world junior champion and last year's winner Abhijeet Gupta have decided to skip the Rs 12.5 lakh tournament for the Corus Chess tournament to be held at around same time in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
International Master Grover, who was awarded the IM title recently by FIDE, has been amongst the most progressing players of the country in the past few months. Grover has 2448 ELO rating points.
Arjuna awardee Tania Sachdev is another player, the capital chess fans will look up when she starts her quest for her second Grandmaster norm during the tournament.
Winner of the Kolkata Open, Grandmaster Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has been accorded the top billing in the tournament to be played at Modern School Barakhamba Road.
Around 325 players have confirmed their entry from over 20 countries and a total of 20 GM and more than 30 IM are expected to participate in the country's biggest ever prize money international tournament.
Winner will take home a cheque of Rs 2.75 lakh.