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Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Chess on Sept 19

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 18 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Grandmasters Chess Tournament will begin on September 19 at a city hotel in the capital.

 A total of 31 players -- 12 grandmasters, 16 international masters and 3 women international masters -- from 10 nations -- will take part in the tournament.

 Bangladesh chess federation and Canadian University are jointly organising the event to mark the 75th birth anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

 The top 8 players will be rewarded. The champions will get USD 4000, runners-up USD 2500 and third-placed USD 1500.

Also, the top five Bangladeshi players will be rewarded by USD 700 to USD 200.

 The organizers disclosed the details in a press conference at a city hotel in the capital on Friday.