Delhi University students organise an open chess tournament at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium

Delhi University students organise an open chess   tournament at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium

du unnamed (2)By:Nikita Sharma

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

international tournaments.

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“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.

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