187 entries for PDCC District Open Mens and Womens Selection Chess Tournament

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Pune, March 23, 2024: A total 187 entries for PDCC District Open and Mens and Womens Selection Chess tournament which is being organized by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust under the aegis of Pune District Chess Circle will be conducted at Ashwamedh Hall, Karve Road from 24th to 25th March 2024.

Mr. Prakash Kunte, Managing Trustee of Buddhibal Kreeda Trust said that, The event is sponsored and organized by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust. The total prize money is Rs.18,000/- for this event. The event will be played under Swiss league format in 7/8 round with the Latest FIDE rules applicable. First 4 players from Mens and womens group will be selected to participate in Maharashtra State Open Mens and Women selection chess tournament

Prominent players who have confirmed there entries for the event include rated players Gaurav Bakliwal(2106), Sandeep Gohad(2073), Gaurav Zagade(1975), Shantanu Mirashi(1935), Viresh Sharnarthi(1887), while in the women’s group Anushka Kutwal(1697), Slesha Madkaikar(1606), Shravani Undale(1599), Shravee Bakliwal(1579)

IA Rajendra Shidore is chief arbiter and Shraddha Vinchwekar Dy Chief Arbiter of this tournament.