A three-day FIDE Rating Chess Championship will be held at Ramgarh in Ramgarh district from February 15 to 18.
Around 150 players including 70 rated players are likely to take part in the Ram Narayan Singh Memorial Jharkhand State Open, organised for the first time in Ramgarh, the Jharkhand State Chess Association on Saturday said.
Participants from various districts including Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Giridih, East and West Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharswan, Chatra, Latehar, Dumka, Deogarh will be vying for top honours in the Rs 50,000-prize money meet.
FIDE chess meet to start in Ramgarh next week
The prize money would be distributed among top 25 players of the championship, the association said.