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First International FIDE Rapid and Blitz Rating Chess Tournament to be organised by NFR

­India’s biggest 1st NFR International FIDE Rapid and Blitz Rating Chess Tournament will be organised by N. F. Railway from 25th to 27th March, 2023. The tournament will be held at the N.F.Railway Auditorium, Maligaon.

For organising this tournament, N. F. Railway Sports Association has join hands with the All Assam Chess Association (AACA) which is recognised by International Chess Federation (FIDE) & All India Chess Federation (AICF).

This tournament will be held in two categories i.e. Rapid Open & Blitz Open. The Rapid Open categories will be held on 25th and 26th March. While the Blitz Open categories will be held on 27th March. The participation is open for various age group also. Prizes worth Rs. 12 lakhs would be given to the winners of various categories. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders of the Rapid Open tournament will receive cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/-, Rs. 70,000/- & Rs. 50,000/- respectively. For the Blitz Open, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders will receive cash award of Rs. 50,000/-, Rs. 30,000/- & Rs. 20,000/- respectively. There will be prizes for the first 40 positions in the Rapid Open & first 30 positions in the Blitz Open tournament. For participating in the competition, a player must be registered with AICF. Registration for participating in this tournament closes on 23rd March, 2023.

For registration and detailed queries interested participants can contact at 8011727200, 8812892391 & 7002207387. Entry is free for Grand Masters, International Masters, Women Grand Masters & Women International Masters. This is another endeavor by the Northeast Frontier Railway to promote sporting activities in the North East Region.

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