2nd LIC International Grandmasters Open 2015

Watch LIVE the 2nd LIC 2nd International Grandmasters Open Kolkata 2015 with computer analysis: Games

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The Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy’s Life Insurance Corporation of India 2nd International Grandmasters Open starts today the 16th Mar 2015, at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata, India.

The event is restricted to players with Elo Rating 2000 and above, will be a swiss open for 131 players, over 9 games. The field includes 27 Grandmasters, 25 International Masters, 4 Woman Grandmasters and 2 International Women Masters. The well known names from the events are Nigel Short, Dimitri Kokarev, Quesada Perez, Ortiz Suarez, Surya Ganguly, Lu Shanglei, Deep Sengupta, Lalithbabu etc.

The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 for entire game. Everyday, games will start at 2.30 PM Indian Standard Time, with the 9th and final round is scheduled for 10.00 AM on the 24th March.

The games will be broadcast live on the internet, at the tournament’s website www.dbca.in/tournament everyday. Photographs, Videos, Results and Standings, apart from downloads of games played everyday, will be updated at the website.

Apart from the website, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DBCA2005 as well as our Twitter page https://twitter.com/DBCAChess will be updated of all the news of the event.

The tournament carries a total Prize Fund of Rs.10,00,000, with the first prize of Rs.2,00,000.


SNo. Title Name Rtg Federation
1 GM Short Nigel D 2664 England
2 GM Kokarev Dmitry 2638 Russia
3 GM Quesada Perez Yuniesky 2637 Cuba
4 GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo 2625 Cuba
5 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2603 India
6 GM Gopal G.N. 2575 India
7 GM Lu Shanglei 2570 China
8 GM Sandipan Chanda 2569 India
9 GM Kotsur Pavel 2567 Kazakhstan
10 GM Sengupta Deep 2567 India
11 GM Stupak Kirill 2567 Belarus
12 GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2556 India
13 GM Kovalev Vladislav 2531 Belarus
14 GM Abdulla Al-Rakib 2521 Bangladesh
15 GM Oral Tomas 2519 Czech Republic
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