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Welcome to Central India's biggest tournament - SYNA Open 2017

by Niklesh Jain - 03/03/2017

The biggest tournament in Central India is here. After organizing two successful editions in 2009 and 2016, Syna Open will take place for third time from the 1st to the 6th of May 2017 in Katni, Madhya Pradesh. With total 80 prizes and prize money of 5,51,000 (first prize - 1,00,000) there is a high chance that you will return with much more than just fond memories. Here is an invitation to the tournament with the ability to enroll yourself for the tournament.

Our tournament has only one motto: Provide the best conditions of play for the participants and give them an experience of a lifetime. In this respect we have introduced some new features at the Syna Open 2017 to ease your enrollment and participation process.


The tournament is held in the memory of Late Pandit Satyendra Pathak, a big force behind the tournament, who passed away when the last round of Syna Open 2016 was in progress

The tournament schedule

This video gives you all the information related to the tournament

The tournament has a total prize fund of five lakh fifty one thousand rupees and is the highest in all of Central India

ChessBase India will be the technology partner for this event and they have also sponsored some prizes

Syna Open is well known for providing some of the most exquisitely designed trophies to the winners
The tournament hall
And just a few metres away from the playing hall is the place where all the players would be accommodated

The rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished. And yes, first 250 participants get free entry!

Syna Open was held for the first time in 2009 and GM Sriram Jha had won the first prize. Jha has already confirmed his participation for 2017 and will look to repeat his feat!
GM Swapnil Dhopade was the winner in 2016 and has already confirmed his participation as well
Along with the tournament there will be loads of supplementary events like ChessBase Workshop, chess films, and sessions imparting knowledge related to chess, nutrition and much more


Syna Open page developed by ChessBase India

One of the biggest problems faced by tournament participants is the information related to any given tournament. What we have done for this event is created a stand alone page for Syna Open 2017 that will give you all the information that you need for the event.


  • On the above page you will get all the information related to the tournament
  • You can download the circular
  • You can read all the reports on Syna Open published in 2016
  • And most importantly, you can fill up the entry form and also pay the entry fees!

We look forward to your participation at the biggest International rating tournament of Central India - Syna Open 2017. More info: 

Enrollment for the tournament

For GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs & +2400 Free


Rs. 1500 for 2200-2399:

Rs. 3,300 for all other Rated players:

Rs. 3,800 for unrated section:

Rs. 3,000 for Katni players:
Rs. 2,500 for SYNA players:
Rs. 2,000 for accompanying person:


The last date of entry: 15th April, 2017

Entries with late fee of Rs. 500/- 16th to 30th April, 2017

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