Imphal, July 8,
A team of 8 players of Salai Chess Academy has left Imphal today to participate in the 3rd Internaional FIDE Rating Chess Tournament to be held from tomorrow till 14th July, 2019 at Down Town University, Guwahati. Under the sponsorship of Salai Chess Academy, the present team including Yambem Dhanabir Singh, one of the top rated players who has also qualified chess arbitership has been accompanied by other 7 eminent players - Aribam Muhindro Sharma, Thongam Nabachandra, Laishram Nelson, Leishangthem Devitchand, Sougaijam Priyokumar, Nadia Sougaijam and Lemba Sougaijam.
In this tournament which is going to kick off tomorrow at 3 pm, many top rated international players, including one grandmaster will be participating.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]