One of the co-winners of the 2006 Canadian Open Chess Championship will be returning to Canada this summer to defend his title. GM Abhijit Kunte of Pune, India has confirmed his participation in the 2007 Canadian Open in Ottawa.
"It will be great to visit Canada once again," said GM Kunte, who has a FIDE rating of 2532 and has played in the last three Canadian Opens.
GM Kunte's participation at this year's open is sponsored by ATFCAN, an Ottawa-based not-for-profit corporation that commercializes clean energy technologies around the world.
GM Kunte is the sixth grandmaster to be confirmed for this year's open, to be held July 7-15 at the Ottawa Marriott. The others are GM Nigel Short, GM Vadim Milov, GM Suat Atalik, GM Alex Yermolinsky and GM Mark Bluvshtein.
For more information on the 2007 Canadian Open, visit http://www.canchess.ca
GM Abhijit Kunte sponsored by: http://atfcan.com