Friday, September 16, 2011
EMOJONG TO PLAY IN MUMBAI OPEN
BY Uganda Chess Federation
Uganda’s recently crowned FIDE Master (FM) Elijah Emojong is in India to slug it out with 17 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters among others in the 4th Mumbai Mayor’s International Chess Tournament that runs from Friday 16th September to 24th September 2011 in Mumbai, India.
The tournament has attracted entries from 10 countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Uzbekistan, Poland, Israel, India and Uganda.
Russian GM Maxim Turov, with a rating of 2643, is the top seed in the tournament which is organized by Venus Chess Academy and Bombay Chess Association, sponsored by Mumbai Municipal Corporation and co-sponsored by LIC of India.
The rated tournament provides Emojong with a rating of 2156, a rare chance to improve on his rating points and acquisition of an IM norm if he does well against the top rated players in the event.
A total of 11 rounds are to be played in the
event. At the time of filing this report, Emojong was preparing for first round action in the next 15 minutes.
Uganda Chess Federation
P.O. Box 2355, Kampala - Uganda.
National Council of Sports Headquarters, Lugogo
Tel: +256-752-426559, 701-526559