Vietnam to host first ever chess tournament for int'l grandmasters

By Dang Khoa   February 20, 2021 | 11:00 am GMT+7
Vietnam to host first ever chess tournament for int'l grandmasters
The Vietnam chess team play FIDE International Chess Olympiad online. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Minh Chau.
The 2021 Grand Ho Tram Chess Tournament, Vietnam's first chess event for international grandmasters, will take place in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province next month.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the first edition will feature 14 male and eight female Vietnamese grandmasters with Elo ratings between 2,200 and 2,400 as awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

According to the tournament format, each male contestant will play seven games while female players compete in a round robin format.

Male and female champions will receive a cash prize of VND200 million (over $8,600) and VND100 million, respectively.

The event, organized by Vietnam Sports Administration under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is scheduled to take place from March 10-17.

 
 
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