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MPL National Senior Open and Women to start on 25th February 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/02/2022

Due to the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of National and International events were canceled as announced by AICF on their site yesterday. However, AICF felt that conducting National Senior Open and Women, Sub-Junior and Junior championships are the top priority. Owing to the pandemic situation, this year the Nationals are being held with slight modification. There will be 11 and 9 rounds in Open and Women championship respectively instead of the usual of 13 and 11 rounds. Total prize fund is ₹30 lacs in Open and ₹25 lacs in Women. Check out the eligibility criteria, schedule, prizes and  all other details in this article. Photo: AICF.

Just 20 days away

MPL 58th Senior National Open is now slated to take place at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh from 25th February to 3rd March 2022. MPL 47th National Women Championship will also start on the same day, 25th February and will conclude on 2nd March 2022. However, the women event will take place in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

MPL Natiol Senior Open and Women will start on 25th February 2022

The total prize fund for Open event is ₹30,00,000 and for Women ₹25,00,000. All details are available on our calendar: Open and Women. Alternatively, you can also get all information on AICF's official site.

ChessBase India calendar

For years, players all across the world have been looking for a calendar that would meet their needs with regard to tournaments that are held all across the world. We, at ChessBase India, understand this requirement of the chess community. It is for this reason that we decided to launch a calendar which not only has all the Indian events, but tournaments all across the world.

February 2022 has 48 tournaments listed in the calendar

1. The url of the page is You can type it directly, or you can go through the tabs at the top of the ChessBase India website.

2. When you open the calendar, the first tournament that shows you is from the current date. So if you open the calendar on 1st of February, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of February onwards.

3. If you would like to see the all the tournaments in the ChessBase India calendar, then click on the button 'archives'. You will get all the tournaments from November 2017 onwards

4. 'Submit your tournament' is an extremely important button that we would like organizers all around the world to use. Once you click on it, the following page opens up:

As an organizer you need to fill in the details like Title of the tournament, venue, address, etc. and then submit the tournament.

Once the tournament is submitted, our team will have a look at it and if it meets with our criteria, the tournament will be approved and listed on the ChessBase India calendar.

5. We have developed certain search filters which will help you to navigate the huge number of tournaments with ease.

You can search using the dates, country, state, and also type of tournament and the currency

If you would like to search a specific word in the calendar we recommend that you use the Ctrl+F function or you using the 'Find on page' function on your mobile browser. This is something that we are working on and will develop a function soon within the calendar as well.

Go to ChessBase India calendar

There are various other State, State level and National level Standard, Rapid and Blitz Rating and International tournaments all over the world including India in the month of December which can be found here.

For tournament organizers all across the world

If you are an organizer, then you can submit your tournament also, by clicking on 'Submit your tournament' button.

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