- Grandmaster played with 12 students simultaneously
- Top 10 participants were honoured with Prize money, trophy and certificate.
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand won the Edify Chess Tournament against the 12 champions in 1:12 match, a unique tournament organised by Edify International School and Pune District Chess Association held at Edify International School Hinjewadi.
This was the unique chess tournament for school student aged between 5 and 16 years. The preliminary rounds were held on November 17- 18, 2018, which witnessed around 486 participants from Pune.
While interacting with media Grandmaster said, "I am very happy, that Edify International School is focused and passionate in building these critical skills by encouraging the young minds to think critically, to challenge themselves to do things every day they couldn't do before, both in chess and life to accept winning and losing outcomes gracefully"
Ms Priya Anand, Head of School said, "This was the most unique opportunity for students of Pune as it gave them an experience to play with the Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in this event. It was an exhilarating experience to compete with fellow competitors".
Mr. Joseph D'Souza, Chairman, Pune District Chess Association said, "It is a Golden opportunity for the budding youngsters of Pune, who have qualified to pit their skills with the legendary five times World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. For others it was the witnessing the games and learning from the nuggets of wisdom given by the Legend himself. Kudos to Edify International School & Pune District Chess Association for providing this excellent opportunity to the Chess fraternity of Pune"
The top 10 participants Kashish Jain, Shivraj Pingle, Digambar Jail, Keval Nirgun, Advait Patil, Prem Mhetre, Sahil Dhobale, Yuvraj Patil, Aryan Singla and Dhiren Mor were honoured with prize money, trophy and certificates. And Atharva Bagul and Chhavi Bafna were felicitated with a medal by Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. The prize money for top 10 participants was 1) Rs.10, 000/- 2) Rs.6000/- 3) Rs. 4000/- 4) Rs. 2500/-, 5)2500/- 6) Rs. 2000/- 7) Rs 2000/- 8) 2000/- 9)2000/- and 10) 2000/-
The Edify International School offers a broad, rich and challenging curriculum based on the world-renowned IB programmes. It promotes a strong foundation in the academic disciplines, a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and selective opportunities to pursue individual interests.