The first online district-level blitz chess tournament organized by Nagpur District Chess Association on Friday from 6 pm onwards has evoked a good response. Prominent players Ankush Dhanvij, R Shivasubramanian, Kaustav Barat, and others have confirmed their participation.
According to the chief arbiter of the tournament Swapnil Bansod so far, we have received 12 entries and around 30 are expected.
He said, “Since we are organizing online tournaments for the first time many district players are not aware of the format. Once they become accustomed then there will be no problem in getting more entries”, he said.
Bansod said players can register their names till 12 noon on Friday. The tournament will be held through the platform of ‘lichess.com’. The players of Nagpur district are only eligible to participate.
Along with NDCA secretary KK Barat, IA Pravin Pantawne (9372560695), FA Umesh Panbude(9822721386) or IA Swapnil Bansod (8000600077)are working hard for the success of the tournament.