The Queesstar Open 2023 International rated chess tournament commenced today at the Covanro Hotel, Veyangoda. The event has attracted players from several countries, including Azerbaijan, Indonesia, India, Russia, and Sri Lanka.
This tournament is a historic moment for Sri Lankan chess, as it features several titled players competing in a non-Grandmaster event. Among the participants are three Grandmasters, one International Master, two FIDE Masters, two Women FIDE Masters, three Candidate Masters, and two Women Candidate Masters.
The Queesstar Chess Coaching Academy, led by Managing Director Lakmal Amarasekara, organized the tournament, emphasizing its importance in providing local players with an opportunity to compete against international players without the cost of traveling abroad.
The tournament has generated a lot of excitement within the local chess community, and it promises to be an exciting event as players from different countries battle it out on the chessboard. The event will continue over the next few days, and we’ll keep you updated on the latest developments.