Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal Invitational International Online Chess tournament has begun from Friday at online chess Tornelo.

Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) president, Inspector General of Bangladesh Police and President of South Asian Chess Council Dr Benazir Ahmed, BPM (Bar) virtually inaugurated the meet as the chief guest while Tarafder Ruhul Amin, managing director of Saif Powertech Limited and vice-president of Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) was present as special guest in the opening ceremony.

Marking the 72nd birth anniversary of valiant freedom fighter and promoter of the country’s modern sports Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal, a total of 80 players including 21 grand masters, 13 international masters from Bangladesh, India, China, Iran, Indonesia, Russia, Philippines, Belarus, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Nepal, Mongolia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are participating in the meet, organised by BCF.

A total cash prize of US$10,000 will be given to the winners. The event is being held in a nine round Swiss-League system. BSS