Bhubaneswar: The 10th International KIIT Chess Championship was inaugurated at the premises of the KIIT University here on Friday.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder Secretary KIIT & KISS, inaugurated the Championship in the presence of many dignitaries including Arjuna Award recipient D. V. Prasad.
More than 900 players from as many as 14 counties and 23 states of India are taking part in the tournament, organized by the KIIT University in association with the All Odisha Chess Association (AOCA)
This year, as many as 7 Grand Masters and 21 International Masters shall fight for the title. The Championship will conclude on June 2.