Some of the top chess masters in Canada will compete in Toronto during a memorial tournament held in honour of the victims of the Armenian genocide.

The "Chess to Remember," hosted in Toronto on Sunday, is meant to raise awareness of the death of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman government.

It's being held as part of the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, which began on April 24, 1915.

More than 80 participants have registered to take part in the event, including a grand chess master, four international masters and two women international masters. An additional five FIDE (World Chess Federation) masters and seven national masters will be in attendance.

The event will be broadcast live online.

The tournament takes place at the Toronto Armenian Community Centre, 45 Hallcrown Place, starting at 11 a.m. A total of $2,500 is up for grabs in prizes, trophies and medals.

Participants can register online, or at the community centre between 10 a.m. and 10:30 on Sunday.