Janvi Nipul Shah of Kenya won 3 rd prize in U7 Girls at the 3 rd IIFL Wealth Mumbia International Chess Tournament.
The 9-day event held at Mount Litera School International at Mumbai, India ran from 30 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 with one round daily.
The event had two sections – Open and the U13 Section.
The Under-13 event, has a prize fund of IRS 800,000 (KES 1.2 million or USD 12,000). It is billed as the ‘World’s Richest Event for U-13 Kids‘ and which attracts the biggest number of players in India.
The Open Section had 315 players from 23 federations including 3 players from Kenya (Sumit Deshpande, Charles Lwanga and Brian Kariuki).
The Open Section attracted 18 Grandmasters, 2 Women Grandmasters and 20 International Masters vying for a cash prize of IRS 1,200,000 (KES 1.8 million or USD 18,000).
Top ranked player was current Commonwealth Chess Champion GM Abhijeet Gupta of India rated at 2610.
17-year-old Iranian GM Parham Maghsoodloo and 11-year-old Indian CM Gukesh D clinched the Open event and Junior event respectively.
CM Aguda Lwanga also got chance to play in a blindfold simultaneous on one of the 12 boards against the famous GM Timur Gareyev. GM Garyev ended up with 11 wins and 1 draw.
The dates for the 4th edition of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess Tournament have been confirmed and will be held from 30th December 2018 – 7th January 2019.