2nd Bhiwani FIDE Rated Open Tournament Print
Friday, 25 December 2009 21:54
2nd Bhiwani FIDE Rated Open Tournament organinsed by Bhiwani District Chess Federation got off to a surprising start as seventh seed and seasoned campaigner O T Anilkumar of Kerala was held by unrated Anesh R of Andhrpradesh in the first round match at Preksha Vihar, Kriorimal Park on today. 134 players from different parts of India are participating in this one week long Rs. 2, 25,000/- prize money tournament.

The tournament was inaugurated by Shri. Rao Dan Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary in presence of Shri. Lalit Agarwal, Pawan Buwaniwala and Shri. Pradeep Gupta, Secretary Haryana Chess Association.


Apart from Anilkumar, almost all top seeded players of the tournament, which include India's new Grandmaster Sriram Jha, posted easy victories to advance to the second round with full points. Top seed Jha had an easy outing against Mahika Mor and International Master Saptarshi Roy made short work of Manan Rai in the first round.


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Shri. Rao Dan Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary making inaugural move of the tournament against Grandmaster Sriram Jha

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