The tournament is open for all FIDE rated chess players as per the classical rating list published by FIDE on 01st December 2017. Indian players needs to have a prior registration of AICF for the year 2017-2018 while players from the State of Maharashtra needs to have AMCA registration for the year 2017-2018.

IIFL Wealth 3rd Mumbai Junior International Chess Tournament

(Only for Under – 13 Players Born on or after 1.1.2004)
(AICF Event Code: 168266/MAH/2017)

The tournament is open for all Under-13 players (rated and un-rated) who are born on or after 1.1.2004. The players would be required to submit their birth certificate while submitting their entries. Foreign participants would be permitted to participate provided they are having a valid FIDE ID.

Indian players needs to have a prior registration of AICF for the year 2017-2018 while players from the State of Maharashtra needs to have AMCA registration for the year 2017-2018

System of Play:

The championship shall be played under the FIDE Laws of Chess for a total of 09-rounds on a Swiss-League basis. The pairing mode for 1st two rounds shall be as per 'Accelerated'.

Time Control:

Each player shall have 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Default Time:

Any player who arrives at the chessboard after 30-minutes from the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the Walkover time is thirty minutes.

The Drawn Game:

The rules of a competition specify that players cannot draw the game by mutual agreement before 40 moves without the consent of the Arbiter.


The following tie-break criteria shall be applied (in the order given) to determine the final rankings:

  1. Results of direct encounters between the tied players
  2. Buccholz Cut 1
  3. Buccholz
  4. The greater number of games played with Black
  5. The greater numbter of wins

Arbitration of Protest:

Objection, if any, to the decision of the Chief Arbiter, shall be made in writing with a protest fee of Rs.500/- (Rs. Five Hundred Only) within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the incident. The amount would be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

Appeals Committee:

A 7-member Committee of Appeals (inclusive of 2-reserves) shall be formed from amongst players/Officials/Coaches. The decision of the said committee shall be final and binding on all the participants.


For further interpretations of the rule(s) and deciding any aspect not covered by the said tournament prospectus, the decision of the Tournament Director – FI. Praful Zaveri – shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Tournament Director has every right to make any addition/deletion/amendment to these rules. However, such changes shall be displayed on the notice board.

Visa Assistance to Foreign Players:

Foreign players (with valid FIDE ID) who desire visa assistance are required to mail their request to All India Chess Federation as per details given below:


Administrative Office
Room No.70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Chennai – 600 003.
Tel: 91-44-6514 4966 Fax: 91-44-2538 2121
Website: www.aicf.in, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructions for Players:  

Players are not allowed to carry bags, mobile phones and other electronic devices in the playing arena. Arrangements have been made for players to deposit their bags, mobile phones, etc.