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Pakistan Plans To Widen Player Base With Rapid Events

The Chess Federation of Pakistan has initiated steps to widen the player base across the nation. They have identified conduct of rapid events across the nation before start of Provincial and National Chess Championships.

The third of the series of the tournaments was organised in Faisal Town, a suburb of Lahore with a participation of 48 Chess players. This was a seven round Swiss league event. The participants include a Provincial champions, National Junior Champion and Youth U-14 Champion among other players.

The Sher-e-Alam Rapid Tournament 2014 was the third in a series of 12 events at Mars Hotel, Faisal Town on Oct 19, 2014.

Nazar Hussein from Sheikhpura won the event with 6/7 showing great form. He won five games and drew two. Dr Muhammad Yaqoob took second place with 5.5/7 and Hamid Hassa was third with the same points.

Nazer Hussein

Nazer Hussein

Pakistan Chess Federation’s General Secretary distributed cash prizes and trophies to the top finishers at the closing ceremony.

By Arvind Aaron

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