Mumbai, Dec 26: The third edition of IIFL Wealth Mumbai Intertiol Chess Tourment will be held from December 30 to January 7, 2018 at the Mount Litera School Intertiol (MLSI) here.
The event, acknowledged by Sports Authority of India (SAI), World Chess Federation (FIDE) and All India Chess Federation (AICF), will incorporate two tourments and is scheduled to witness participation from more than 25 countries across the globe, a release said on Tuesday. Apart from the intertiol meet, the Under-13 Mumbai Junior meet will also be held simultaneously.
Five-time world champion Viswathan And would also be present at the event and play against the junior team in a simulcast match on January 7.
The junior tourment has generated great buzz amongst the parents and participating students for the tourment with the number of participants showing a significant rise from the last edition. Chess player Aditya Munot from Mount Litera School Intertiol will also be part of the simulcast team that plays against And.
vyata Goenka, MLSI Advisor, said: "Chess is a great game to inculcate virtues like patience, strategy and critical thinking and at MLSI, our chess club is a popular club amongst students. IANS