2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International chess tournament at Mount Litera School International
The second edition of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open started on Monday, 26th December with a prize money of 12 lakhs. It was an international master/grandmaster norm event that was played over nine days. MLSI was the knowledge and venue partner for the event. Along with the Open, the IIFL Wealth Mumbai Junior International Chess Tournament, world’s richest junior tournament with the prize fund of Rs. 8 lakhs was held for juniors aged below 13. Mount Litera School International played host to over 350 of the sharpest minds from 17 countries, including 15 Grandmasters and 11 International Masters.
The event was open to players from all age-groups. From a seven-year-old kid or a teenager or a septuagenarian, all the players were competing under the same roof, battling it out in their quest to glory. Indeed, a complete test of skill, stamina, and concentration!
On the final day of the event, the IIFL Wealth Mumbai Chess Patron, former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, flew down to Mumbai to grace the closing ceremony of this world-class tournament.