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 turning into a GM event with participants from no less than 20 countries while the Junior (U-13) event continued to witness participation of promising kids. The edition also signaled the presence of legendary Vishy Anand as the 'Patron' of the event, which has lifted to event to altogether new heights! Thank you Sir!

The event of such magnitude calls for a big budget and this would not have been possible without IIFL Wealth who have not only poured in huge amount but also the expertise needed to make this event a grand success. A chess event supported by a big Corporate is defining moment for the chess fraternity as it gives opportunities to talents across India and the globe to make their presence felt at the big stage. My thanks to Karan Bhagat, Yatin Shah, Ronak Sheth and everyone at IIFL Wealth who have helped us to make our dream come true!

I would also like to thank our venue partner, Mount Litera School International for their support. The state-of-the-art tournament hall can be dream in only few places and we are really fortunate to have one. MLSI is now a hub for chess as it is hosting the two international events of Mumbai! 

For me and my team, the event was a great learning experience and whatever shortcomings, which were witnessed in season 1 and 2 will now be removed. It would be my endeavor to raise the benchmark by providing excellent playing conditions to the players.

The countdown has started and I keenly look forward for games to begin!!