The three-day Sheikh Kamal Invitational International Online Chess Tournament will begin Friday at the online chess platform Tornelo.
The Bangladesh Chess Federation, with the financial support of Saif Powertech, is organising the tournament on the occasion of the 72nd Birth Anniversary of Shahid Captain Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
More than 20 grandmasters from 15 countries, including Bangladesh, will take part in the three-day, nine-round, Swiss league system tournament.
Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin, managing director of Saif Powertech and vice-president of Chess Federation, disclosed the details of the competition at a press conference in the city Wednesday.
KM Shahidullah, vice-president of Chess Federation, Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, general secretary, Dr Shoeb Reaz Alam, joint secretary and additional DIG of Bangladesh Police, spoke on the occasion.
The organiser announced a cash award of $10,000 for the winners – $7,500 for the main competition and $2,500 for Bangladeshi players.
Source: United News of Bangladesh