History of Chess

The history of chess spans over 1500 years. The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD; a minority of historians believe the game originated in China.

1st Lakecity GM International Chess Tournament, was held from 13th September to 20th September, 2019, at Orbit Resort, Udaipur Rajasthan. The event was organized by Chess In Lakecity, Udaipur. The tournament attracted total 223 players from 11 Federations i.e. BAN, CHI, EGY, IND, MDV, NEP, RUS, SGP, SRI, SVK, USA. There were in all 204 international fide rated players among the participants which includes 13 GM, 2 WGM, 9 IM and 6 FM from 20 states. The tournament was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Vikas Bhale, IAS, Divisional Commissioner. Other dignitaries present were Shri. Sekhar Chandra Sahu, Vice President AICF; Shri. Rajendra Teli, Jt. Secretary, ARCA, Shri. Devendra Sahu, Shri. Himmat Sikligar, Shri. Vikas Sahu, Secretary Chess In lakecity and IA Swapnil Bansod, Chief Arbiter. The inaugural function was held at 10 A.M. & was followed by a technical meeting and thereafter the first round of the tournament.

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