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180 competitors at intertiol chess meet in Vietm

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ho Chi Minh City, March 4: Up to 180 chess players will compete in the HDBank Cup Intertiol Open Chess Championship 2016 slated for March 8-13 here, the Vietm Chess Federation said on Friday.

The players with the average Elo of 2,344, including a grandmaster with Elo of 2,717, will vie for top rankings with total prizes of $40,000, including the first prize of $13,000, reports Xinhua.

They are from 16 countries and regions, including Chi, Hungary, Russia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar. Chinese grandmasters Wang Hao (Elo 2,707) and Ni Hua (Elo 2,691), two Vietmese grandmasters Le Quang Liem (Elo 2,709) and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Elo 2,649), and Czech grandmaster Viktor Laznicka are among the favorites to win the title, said the federation. IANS

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