360 One Wealth Grand Prix Chess: Top Billing For Pune's Paras Bhoir

360 One Wealth Grand Prix Chess: Top Billing For Pune's Paras Bhoir

Paras will face a stiff challenge from 2nd seeded Arvind Iyer (ELO 1846) and Arnav Koli (ELO 1774), while Swasti Jha (ELO 1222) will be favourite amongst girls.

FPJ BureauUpdated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 08:42 PM IST
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360 One Wealth Grand Prix Chess: Top Billing For Pune's Paras Bhoir |

Pune youngster, Paras Bhoir (ELO 1875) has been given top billing in the 1st leg of 360 One Wealth Grand Prix Chess Series for Under-15 players, which gets underway here at Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Peddar Road.

Paras will face a stiff challenge from 2nd seeded Arvind Iyer (ELO 1846) and Arnav Koli (ELO 1774), while Swasti Jha (ELO 1222) will be favourite amongst girls.

A total of 121 players, including 44 FIDE rated players have registered for the championship which will be played on a classical format of 7-rounds with a time-control of 90 minutes & 30 seconds per player.

The grand prix series is divided in four legs with each having a prize fund of ₹2.50 Lakhs, with the winner pocketing the first prize of ₹ 50,000 and the coveted Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay trophy. The event is being organised by Indian Chess School under the aegis of FIDE, All India Chess Federation & Maharashtra Chess Association.

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