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IIFL Wealth for Chess – A Defining Moment for India! By: FI. Praful Zaveri (Tournament Director - IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament) It's amazing as to how an involvement of a corporate giant transcends a sports in India – we have been witness to such transformations in sports like...
Published: October 20, 2017

IIFL Wealth Chess Season 3 - Countdown Begins!: We are just 100 days away for start of season 3 of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament, which is getting bigger and bigger with each passing year! With a modest beginning in the inaugural year, season two witnessed the 'Open' event...
Published: September 25, 2017

#iiflw Juniors 06-09: So Near yet so Far Maharashtra's Sankarsha Shelke had taken the early lead and was sitting pretty at the top. But to win the crown is one thing, to maintain it on your head is another.   Young Pranav V. of Tamil Nadu defeated Sankarsha in a crucial game on the top table in the...
Published: January 03, 2017

Gukesh D: The story behind a budding talent In the middle of 2013, a quiet 7-year-old from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu secured a modest FIDE rating of 1291. Nothing exciting happened for about a year – the kid seemed just like just one of the innumerable rated players around. As is so common...
Published: January 02, 2017

It's Not a Tournament, It's a Festival! The many innovations at the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Tournament being held from 26 December 2016 to 3 January 2017 have stunned both Indian organizers and players. Besides offering playing conditions unseen In India on top of the largest prize fund...
Published: January 01, 2017

Aditya Mittal – A personal portrait January 2014, Sangli. Round 2 of the National Amateur Chess Championship was about to begin. I was up against a 1500 player - a rating difference of 300 to my advantage. They say ignorance is bliss. But people forget that this well-known proverb should be taken...
Published: December 31, 2016

 #iiflwchess 04+05: Ukrainian GM Valeriy Neverov leads the Open 52-year-old GM Valeriy Neverov came to India to play the Indian GM circuit with only one aim: "To play chess!". It may appear too simplistic but there is a lot of depth in what the experienced grandmaster implied.  While his colleagues are...
Published: December 30, 2016

#iiflwchess: In India, it is never easy A lot of visiting grandmasters touring India have the same complaint—in India, it is never easy. At the beginning of 2016, David Alberto, an experienced Italian grandmaster, was playing an unheralded Indian youngster in the first round of Delhi Open. He had a...
Published: December 30, 2016

Sanjeev Nair and Saurabh Anand beat Grandmasters Sanjeev Nair The third round of the 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open saw the big guns take a beating as two Indian youngsters dismantled the positions of experienced grandmasters. Mumbai lad Sanjeev Nair played a fashionable line with the...
Published: December 29, 2016

#iiflwchess Juniors 01+02: Fluent Start for the Top Seeds The top seeds were off to a fluent start in the first two rounds of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Juniors (Under-13) Tournament. The higher seeds were playing significantly lower ranked players. Andhra boy Gukesh D., just ten years...
Published: December 28, 2016

#iiflwchess: International Master Vishal Sareen on Chess Training Indian women's national team coach, International Master Vishal Sareen, who is also a FIDE Senior Trainer, gave an hour-long talk to a packed room of parents of young talents participating in the ongoing IIFL Wealth Mumbai...
Published: December 28, 2016

#iiflwchess 01+02: Minor Upsets with Accelerated Pairings Russian WFM Alfia Nasybullina shocked eleventh seed GM Andrei Deviatkin, also of Russia, with the black pieces. In the biggest upset of the tournament so far, Deviatkin played an Anti-Sicilian but later on misplayed his position to end up...
Published: December 28, 2016

Bangladeshi Talent's Crushing Win The first rounds are usually easy pickings for the top seeds and the story was no different here. 13-year-old Md. Fahad Rahman (Elo: 2213), the Bangladeshi super talent found a cute way to win here. Rahman's queen is attacked. White to play and win. Rahman's queen is...
Published: December 26, 2016

#iiflwchess: Official Jersey Distribution We take pleasure to inform you that all the competitors will be awarded a special jersey for the 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open 2016-17. The players in the Open category are requested to kindly confirm their entries on Monday 26 December at 2 p.m....
Published: December 25, 2016

#iiflwchess: The Chess Mega Event kicks off in the Maximum City The IIFL Wealth International Chess Tournament is back a bang! The second edition of this majestic event, which kicks off on Monday the 26th, has been billed as one of the richest open chess tournaments being held on the Indian soil. For...
Published: December 25, 2016

#iiflwchess: "Once you make your move, you cannot go back" When Viswanathan Anand talks, you have to stop doing whatever it is you are doing and listen. There is no greater person to guide Indian chess forward than Vishy. He says, "India has lots of talent and it is platforms like IIFL Wealth...
Published: December 24, 2016

More than 300 leading chess players, representing 17 countries, will descend upon Mumbai to pit their cerebral skills against each other in the Rs 20 lakh prize money 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament, which incorporates a Grandmaster's event and a Junior event for Under-13...
Published: December 21, 2016

#IIFLWChess: Kids' Emotions during the Games-01 Everybody loves little kids. And one of the main reasons this is true is because they are innocent and honest. During a chess game in progress, they do not profess to hide their inner emotions. As we unveil our new hashtag '#IIFLWChess', let us...
Published: December 21, 2016

Meet Viswanathan Anand in Mumbai! Bombay, 1983 It was a sultry May afternoon at the Indian Institute of Technology campus in Powai, Bombay. The National Team Chess Championship was in progress and one of the boards had many spectators crammed around it, trying to take a glimpse of the unfolding...
Published: December 19, 2016

#IIFLW: World's Youngest International Master - Praggnanandhaa R.! Praggnanandhaa R. — the next Anand? Uzbek GM Marat Dzhumaev was hanging on to dear life in the chill of Delhi as a ten-year-old youngster kept pressing, giving him no respite. Time pressure did not help the grandmaster either, but...
Published: December 15, 2016

Kush Bhagat wins World Schools Blitz Under-7 Category Kush Bhagat at the 2016 World Schools Championship [Photo: Niklesh Jain] Six-year-old Kush Bhagat of Mumbai played with a never-say-die spirit to bring India a gold medal in the Under-7 category of the World Schools Blitz Championship 2016 held...
Published: December 12, 2016

#IIFLW: 25% Discount + Cashback from OYO Rooms! Mumbai is the maximum city. What life have you lived if you have never lived in Mumbai?   The second IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open is back! Of course, many players have the same problem when they play a tournament in Mumbai — accommodation. Quality...
Published: December 10, 2016

Shardul Gagare! Shardul was tense as the middlegame was in progress -- the king was precariously standing on the edge of a precipice on the d6 square. Pair his cold, pragmatic approach to whatever cliche you may like, the fact remains that it was a hair-raising experience that Shardul bravely...
Published: December 10, 2016

#IIFLW: The Best Place to Play Chess in India The Indian Chess School and IIFL Wealth in association with Mount Litera School International are pleased to present the IIFL Wealth 2nd Mumbai International Chess Tournament. A twin tournament with the Open and Junior categories, the chess...
Published: December 07, 2016

In exactly 20 days from now the 2nd edition of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament gets underway at Mount Litera School International and it's time to let the players, parents, trainers and all connected with the event in any capacity whatsoever to know team IIFL! This is a group of...
Published: December 06, 2016

16 Grandmasters, 15 Countries & Counting!! The 2nd edition of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament is truly on its way to becoming a 'Global Affair'! From a modest beginning of 5 countries & 1 Grandmaster in the inaugural edition, we now have 16 Grandmasters from 15 countries & still...
Published: November 20, 2016

SPECIAL DIWALI EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT In celebration of this auspicious Diwali festival, a 'Special Diwali Early Bird Discount' of Rs.1,000/- is being offered to all players who confirm their participation in the 2nd edition of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament 2016 - 2017. This offer...
Published: October 28, 2016

It is just our 2nd step with IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament but it is turning out to be a giant leap! It is still impossible to believe that what was a dream, a vision, an idea has turned into reality and for this we have to thank IIFL Wealth & its dynamic chess loving head,...
Published: October 25, 2016

Grandmaster Swapnil S Dhopade, with 8.0 points, emerged as Champion of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today. Swapnil wins a cash award of Rs. 150000 along with the champion's trophy. Second...
Published: February 06, 2016

Nagpur boy Sadhwani Raunak (7.5) emerged Champion on better tie-breaks, after the 9th and final round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today. Tying for the top spot at 7.5 points with Sadhwani Raunak...
Published: February 05, 2016

The life of a chess player’s parent is challenging, to say the least. Waiting hours together for their child during games, managing all the finances, supporting the child during his highs and lows – the list of their hardships is endless. Yet, they are guided by one unified motive of making their...
Published: February 05, 2016

Mumbai lad Aditya Mittal (7.0) led the field, at the time of going to press, after the 8th and penultimate round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today. Gukesh D and Nimdia Ridit shared the...
Published: February 05, 2016

Grandmaster Swapnill S Dhopade emerged as the sole leader with 7.5 points after the eighth and penultimate round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today.In the top board, Swapnil beat Gusain...
Published: February 04, 2016


IIFL WEALTH MUMBAI INT JUNIOR CHESS R 7 & Interview with RAVINDRA DHONGRE
Published: February 04, 2016

IIFL WEALTH JUNIOR - GAME OF THE DAY - ROUND 7 - Winner is Ridit Nimdia [Event "IIFL Wealth Mumbai Junior (U-13) Chess "] [Site "Mount Litera School International"] [Date "2016.02.03"] [Round "7.5"] [White "Aan, Sikka"] [Black "Nimdia, Ridit"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B23"] [WhiteElo "1678"] [BlackElo...
Published: February 04, 2016

Nikhil (DOB 04.03.2006) was six and half years old when his mother gifted him a chess board. Father Mr V Magizhnan said, "That gift provided by his mother, has been the catalyst and has brought Nikhil this far. He normally works for about 3 hours a day and loves to play all the time.Boy in hurry...
Published: February 04, 2016

"I have a Dream," . . . So resonated President Martin Luther King Junior’s powerful voice on the steps of Lincoln Memorial Monument in Washington on August 28, 1963. Said with such simplicity, and yet so profoundly, the words have often been seen as the combined voice of humanity, to dream big and...
Published: December 22, 2015