Invitation to Play in International GM Open in Kolkata


Dear Peter,

Hope this finds you in good health and cheers.

You may be aware that the 19th International GM tournament is to organised by Alekhine Chess Club, Kolkata from 18th to 27th March 2014.

Total prize money for the event is 1400,000 Indian rupees, which is approximately 22000 USD.

I request you to contact your Malaysian IMs and friends from other nearby nations like Singapore, Vietnam etc for their participation in the tournament.

For IMs, free boarding and lodging will be provided, in addition to 200 USD

Expecting your favourable reply,

Thanks and regards,

R. Anantharam

(I got the above email from the All India Chess Federation and promised to talk to the players and federations in the region - I however doubt that any Malaysians will want to take this up but it is not expensive as we do have a budget flight to Calcutta (Kolkata) and I could also try and help to get free or subsidised accommodation from the organisers.)

More details below:

  Alekhine Chess Club

Alekhine Chess Club



Kolkata, 18th to 27th  March, 2014

AICF Event Code : 86721 / WB / 2013
Venue: Auditorium of Gorky Sadan

  Kolkata, West Bengal (INDIA)

Total Cash Prize Fund: 
Rs. 14,00,000/- 

Tournament Schedule

Arrival :17th March, 12noon onwards to 18th March 2014, 11am

Departure : Not later than 12noon of 28th March 2014

Inauguration 18th March 2014 at 2 pm. At Gorky Sadan

Prize distribution: 27th March at 5pm at Auditorium of Gorky Sadan.

(it is compulsory for all participants to attend the Prize Distribution Ceremony)

Prizes : Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 14,00,000/-

Please note that a Tax @ 20.6% (as per Indian income tax regulations) will be deducted from the prize money to be awarded to Foreign Players. 

Please note that one player will be given one (higher) prize only.

ELO Rating as on 1st March 2014 will be considered for Entry fees.

Last date of Entry: 10th March 2014, with late fee of Rs 2000/- by 16th March 2014.

All players must communicate either using Feedback Form giving in our web site at or by post or Email:  Entry fees may be paid by cash or by local cheque or by Bank Draft in favour  of “Alekhine Chess Club” payable on Kolkata.   

System of Play:

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and 10 rounds will be played under FIDE Swiss System

Important : It is compulsory for all players to attend the Prize distribution ceremony . Any player wish to attend any other program on chess between 18th to 27th March 2014, should take necessary consent from organizers. Grandmasters may be approached for any other chess activities before or after the meet for the development of students of Alekhine Chess Club.  

Tie Break : The latest FIDE Rules shall come in to effect. The Cash prizes however will not be shared.


1Hr 30 Mins. For 40 moves plus 30 Mins. (30 sec increase from move 1)


Free Board and Lodging (personally Invited) GMs 2700 + will be provided with Single Rooms in 5/4 Star Hotel, GM above 2650 will be provided with Single Room in 3 Star Hotel, 2600 – 2649 in Double Room on 3 star Hotel and 2550 – 2599 in Double Rooms in Hotel or Guest House . Others outstation GMs/ IMs/ WGMs/ WIMs in Double or Triple sharing basis in Hotels or Guest House.

All outstation participants will be provided with free hotel/guest house accommodation on double/ triple sharing basis. Accompanying persons will have to bear their own expenses. 

All players including Title Holders must confirm their entries latest by Last Date of Entry either by post or by email or through Feedback given at


Protest, if any, against the decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be made in writing with a protest fee of Rs.500/- within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the incident to the Appeals Committee upon the decision of the Appeals Committee. 


Before the commencement of the tournament, a five member committee of Appeal with two reserves shall be formed from amongst the senior participants and officials present at the Manager’s meeting to be held at the venue on the Inaugural Day. All the members and reserves shall be from different states or countries. No member of the Committee can vote on a dispute that a player from his won State/Country is involved and in such case the reserve member(s) shall take the place in the Committee.


For interpretation of the rule(s) and deciding any point not covered by the above roles of the tournament, the decision of the tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all. The Tournament Committee has every right to make any addition or amendment to these rules, without notice. Such changes will, however, be displayed in the tournament hall.  

Condition of the Foreign  players : as per contract.    

Email :
Web Site :

Contact details :

Mr. Soumen Majumder :     09830133144
Mr. Tarun Banerjee      :     09831269721
Mrs. Anusuya Roy         :     09903269139


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