1st Mumbai International Open & Junior Chess Tournament 2016
The IIFL Wealth 1st Mumbai International Open & Junior Chess Tournament 2016 started on 28th January at Mount The IIFL Wealth 1st Mumbai International Open & Junior Chess Tournament 2016 started on 28th January at Mount Litera School International. It is the first ever biggest chess tournament in India for children under 13 years of age and the 9 day chess festival’s Open category will carry a 7.5 lakhs prize fund in total with the winner’s purse being Rs. 1.5 lakhs. MLSI is the knowledge and venue partner for the event. The tournament will witness the presence of International Master and Grandmaster-in-waiting Shardul Gagare of Maharashtra as the top-seed. Other renowned players include GM Sriram Jha from Delhi, GM-Elect Swapnil Dhopade from Maharashtra and IM G.A. Stany from Karnataka, among others.
The chief attraction of the tournament will be the IIFL Wealth Mumbai Junior FIDE Rating chess tournament for players below 13 years, with a separate prize fund of Rs. 7.5 lakhs. This makes it the highest prize money for a junior tournament in chess history, the world over! The other significant FIRSTs of the tournament are – the first exclusive International Junior tournament in the country, the first ever LIVE coverage & commentary in an International Junior tournament in India.