Jamshedpur: All Jharkhand Chess Association organised 3rd Dalmia Cements – All India Open Fide Rating Chess tournament-2019 at Sarala-Birla University, Ranchi.
The Executive President of Jharkhand Chess Association, Richa Sanchita inaugurated the tournament. On this occasion, she conveyed the best wishes to the players from different corners of the country. In her address Sanchita said that this event is being organized at the national level and the players are participating from Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Punjab, Haryana, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh etc. Two International Master Prince Bajaj and Himal Gusain are also participating in this tournament.
The tournament will be of eight rounds and will continue till March 26.
In the first round held on Saturday, Prince Bajaj, Himal Gusain, Kaustav Kundu, Sarbajit Pal, Pritam Singh, Vishal Basakh, Shubham Rai, Shashikant, Kishan Kumar and Basant Khandelwal were declared the winners. The inaugural ceremony was attended by many dignitaries including Richa Sanchita, Pritam Singh, Manish Kumar, Jayant Bhuyan, Prince Bajaj, Himal Gusain, Deepak Kumar and Prabhat Ranjan Kumar.