The five-day championship, featuring over 1,000 students, is being jointly organised by The South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) and Indian Chess School at the Nehru Centre in Worli, it was announced at a media conference Saturday.
The championship would be conducted for boys and girls in the Under-6, Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 categories and the total prize money on offer is Rs 72,000.
In addition, the top 10 players in each category would be awarded medals.
Matches would be played according to the FIDE laws over nine rounds in each category in the Swiss League format.
According to SMCA Chief Executive Officer Durga Nagesh Guttula, Ayaansh Shah, aged three years and 11 months, is the youngest entrant in the tournament.
The tournament is being held under the auspices of the Mumbai City District Chess Association.
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