The talented chess players of India will get to fight for big cash prizes and trophies when the 1st Vardhaman Cup FIDE Rated Open Tournament at the Vardhaman College of Engineering in Hyderabad. The player will be competing for a prize pool of Rs. 6,00,000/- at Hyderabad—the city of pearls.
The tournament will be played over nine rounds spread over five days from 05 December 2017 to 09 December 2017 at one of the best Engineering Colleges of Telangana. The event is open to all and players of all age categories are welcome to compete for cash prizes.
Vardhaman College of Engineering has been a long-standing giant in the field of engineering education. This tournament is their first foray into the world of chess. The cerebral sport of chess, which was invented in India, is Vardhaman College’s way of building the community in Telangana where the future citizens of India will be intelligent and leaders of tomorrow.
The prime objective of Vardhaman College is to update and modernize the quality of professional education. Its aim is to employ innovative teaching methods which carry an emphasis on fast-changing technological trends. This is to integrate classroom learning with actual work experience in the industry concerned or in a related professional field. The college aims to encourage students from the first year B.Tech itself, to identify suitable work areas and to execute projects of their own choice and interest.
The teaching-learning process is carried out through the use of overhead and LCD projectors. Vardhaman boosts facilities such as an extensive computer center, library, advanced lab for communication skills, internet center and spacious seminar halls and Electronic Classrooms.
The college recognizes chess has a tool to improve and exercise mind’s capacity. Thus, the first edition of Vardhaman Cup is a step towards development of chess as a sport as well as an educational tool for one’s improvement.
Tentative Starting List
|3||Singh S. Vikramjit||5006090||IND||2256||SC Rly|
|6||Senthil Maran K||25035681||IND||2208||U20||TN|
|8||FM||Ramakrishna J.||5008174||IND||2149||AD Bnk|
|10||Sibi Visal R||46685588||IND||1984||U16||TN|
|14||Srinivasa Rao G.V.||5000602||IND||1837||S50||Tel|
|15||Sannidhanam Anurag (aicf due?)||5068380||AUS||1811||U20||due|
|18||Sibi Srinivas Eistein Reddy||45073643||IND||1763||U14||AP|
|20||Ruban Sanjay M||35070592||IND||1713||U14||TN|
|21||Samal Aditya Ranjan||46694447||IND||1697||U14||Orissa|
|22||AIM||Mohammed Shamil A||5005752||IND||1690||TN|
|23||Chilukuri Sai Varshith||25617125||IND||1672||U12||Tel|
|24||Krishna Karthik N||25009605||IND||1649||U20||AP|
|25||Sameer Kumar Y||35017535||IND||1638||AP|
|26||Akira Sowmyanatha Reddy||45073295||IND||1617||U12||AP|
|27||Sreekar J S S||45015155||IND||1608||U12|
|29||Mohammad Ismail Khadar||5065240||IND||1579||AP|
|30||Unnikrishnan M A||25027980||IND||1508||Joy Alukas|
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This tournament is a golden opportunity for unrated players who are looking to achieve their first rating.