Tamil Nadu State Chess Association under the auspices of All India Chess Federation is organizing the Chennai International Grandmaster Open Chess Tournament on 15-23rd November at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai.
The tournament is held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 (Sponsored by Government of Tamilnadu).
The playing format will be 11-round Swiss. The total prize fund is 16,000 USD.
Currently 104 players are signed to participate. Top rated are:
GM Popov Ivan 2652 RUS, GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2582 IND, GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2570 IND, GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2568 ARM, GM Borovikov Vladislav 2558 UKR, GM Sethuraman S.P. 2553 IND, GM Strikovic Aleksa 2529 SRB, GM Venkatesh M.R. 2524 IND, GM Mirzoev Azer 2519 AZE, GM Papin Vasily 2510 RUS, IM Stopa Jacek 2510 POL, GM Babujian Levon 2510 ARM, IM Mozharov Mikhail 2508 RUS, GM Neverov Valeriy 2508 UKR etc