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Chhattisgarh CM Trophy 2022 preview

by Niklesh Jain - 11/09/2022

Central India's biggest chess touranment is making a return after 20 years. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Trophy GM tournament was organized for the first time in 2002 which was won by GM Krishnan Sasikiran. The tournament is slated to take place from 19th to 28th September 2022. The total prize fund of the touranment is ₹3500000, ₹2300000 in Masters and ₹1200000 in Challengers section. Georgia no.1 GM Levan Pantsulaia who won consecutive tournaments in 2019, is slated to be the top seed of the event. GM Shyam Sundar M will be the highest rated Indian player in the field. Last date of entry is 12th September 2022. So hurry up and register now if you have not yet.

Chhattisgarh GM tournament returns after two decades

A GM Open in central India is just eight days away. Players from 15 countries across the world including 16 GMs, 25 IMs, 3 WGMs and 10 WIMs have already confirmed their participation.

Chhattisgarh Chief Ministers GM Tournament makes a return after 20 years

GM Krishnan Sasikiran receiving the winner's trophy from then CM Ajit Jogi back in 2002

The tournament will take place from 19th to 28th September 2022

The Masters event will take place at Hotel Grand Imperia in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

The tournament hall

The Challengers section games will take place at the nearby Shagun Farms

There is one round per day in the Masters section, whereas Challengers section will have a double round schedule except the final day on 23rd September

Can you identify the coach of the first Olympiad medal winning Indian Women's team?

GM K Sasikiran en route his triumph in 2002

Masters section prizes

Challengers section prizes

Details about entry fees

Contact details about the tournament
Get all info about the tournament (Hindi audio) | Video: ChessBase India Hindi

Starting list of the Masters section

No. NameIDFideIDFEDRtgsexClub/City
GMPantsulaia Levan113602071GEO2596GEO
GMPaichadze Luka313602934GEO2560GEO
GMSavchenko Boris44147332RUS2547RUS
GMKrasenkow Michal51113100POL2545POL
GMShyam Sundar M.05019141IND2526TN AICF Pending
IMAronyak Ghosh87998202125072846IND2519WB
IMKoustav Chatterjee1036202125073060IND2513WB
GMKarthik Venkataraman124519202225006479IND2489AP
GMVenkatesh M.R.250620215005779IND2481TN
GMBatchuluun Tsegmed64900847MGL2478MGL
GMMitrabha Guha37220215057000IND2471WB
IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh9962520215053196IND2461MAH
FMSingh Ojasva36723202125681958IND2456MP
IMNeelash Saha648120215094160IND2454WB
GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.9981520215011132IND2439RLYS
IMTahbaz Arash1912528846IRI2437IRI
CMKushagra Mohan2725202125033638IND2431TEL
GMNeverov Valeriy714100150UKR2430UKR
IMHarshavardhan G B1408202125059009IND2429TN
IMAjay Karthikeyan6782202135011685IND2422TN
IMNitin S.706320215018277IND2416TN
IMAkshat Khamparia9993120215016541IND2390MP
GMLaxman R.R.8697920215005361IND2388ICF
GMSaptarshi Roy05008980IND2388WB AICF Pending
IMSammed Jaykumar Shete662820215073421IND2387MAH
GMNguyen Duc Hoa812401358VIE2365VIE
IMGusain Himal489720215033861IND2359RLYS
IMRatnakaran K.486720215005507IND2352RLYS
IMRaahul V S2112202125035525IND2345TN
FMAradhya Garg123651202225006746IND2332DEL



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Translated from Hindi by Shahid Ahmed

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