Over 350 chess enthusiasts including 15 blind children participated in the Late
Ambeesh Sinha Open Chess Memorial Tournament held at Jawahar Lal Nehru
Stadium on 1st and 2nd August.
The event was organised by three youngsters from Delhi University who aim to
promote chess in India to a next level. The event was the biggest unrated event
in India till now. Jotish Joy from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Abir Sinha and
Prachet Sharma from Kirorimal college were the organisers who themselves are
ardent chess fans and international rated players who have played various
“We take this opportunity to first thank all the players who came to play in the
second edition of the late Ambeesh Sinha open chess memorial tournament. My
father Late Shri Ambeesh Sinha was an ardent supporter and promoter of chess
and its a great honor for me to organize such an event in his memory” said Abir
“I am promoting this game across the country, so as to encourage budding chess
players to enhance their skills. It is a wonderful game to sharpen your minds.
With my father’s blessings we have achieved a lot and will make this tournament
even better in its next edition” added Abir.
Vaibhav Suri was declared the winner of Open Category and Rishab Jain bagged
first position in Under 15 category. Special awards were given to the blind
participants for their zeal towards the game.
RS Tiwari, a veteran chess player and India’s first international Arbiter also
graced the occasion with his presence.
The organisers gave their regards to Grand Master Vaibhav Suri and Delhi’s top
chess coaches GB Joshi, Gagan Chitkara, Deepak Rai and many others who
took time out to participate and encourage the participants in order to give them
an exposure of the level of expertise they need to achieve.