Welcome to Kolkata!

As we get nearer to the grand gala event of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy’s 3rd Annual Open Chess Tournament, we extend a hearty welcome to all the chess players, parents, coaches and enthusiasts to Kolkata, the City of Joy! The Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy and AllSport Foundation have always striven to conduct the best of the chess tournaments at Kolkata, and we assure that the tradition will continue this year also.



Our changed venue, the majestic Newtown School, Kolkata (Premises 01-0279, Plot No DD 257, Action Area 1, New Town, Kolkata 700 156) gets ready to welcome the participants of our annual open. We have been heartened to see that we have received about 200 entries so far, which includes 30 Grandmasters, 2 Women Grandmasters, 32 International Masters and 9 International Women Masters among a galaxy of stars for our tournament. At stake is a total of Prize Fund of Rs.15,00,000/- (About $22,300), with a first prize of Rs.3,00,000/- (About $4,450).

We are extremely thankful to our principal sponsors the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), and a host of associate sponsors whose generous sponsorship is the backbone of our tournament. We are sure that they will be delighted with supporting the royal game of Chess, and the expertise that the DBCA and AllSport bring in to organisation, thus justifying the corporate support to our event.


We intend to make our event a complete extravaganza for chess lovers, with Live Broadcast of top games every day, bringing action pictures and videos from the tournament hall, interviews with the participants, Game of the Day awards, everyday news bulletins and much more.

Follow our activities on this website and join us for the exciting fortnight ahead!

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