Port Blair, Aug 14: As part of Independence Day Celebration (75 years of Independence) Andaman Nicobar Chess Association (ANCA) is organising Port Blair Open Chess Tournament 2022 on 13th & 14th August 2022 at TSG Emerald Phoenix Bay, Port Blair. More than 130 players are participating in the tournament which will be held for two days over 7 rounds in rapid mode.

Shri. Dakshin, MD, TSG group of hotels & resorts was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony while Smti. Ruchi Jain was the guest of honour who made the ceremonial move on the top board to kick start the event.

Earlier, R Kashthuri Bhai, the young budding chess player who brought laurels to the Islands recently with her brilliant performance in the Olympiad Celebration International (FIDE) Classical Rating Chess Tournament 2022 held at Mahabalipuram from 30.07.2022 to 03.08.2022 organized to commemorate the 44th Chess Olympiad & the Athens of the East 2nd International Grand Master Open Chess Tournament 2022 held at Madurai from 01.07.2022 to 03.07.2022 was felicitated by the chief and guest of honour.