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The scenic campus of IIT-B invites you to Aavhan 2018

by Avathanshu Bhat - 16/03/2018

"The Chess culture in IIT is very profound in lots of students here," says Amogha HA, who is organizing a State Level Rapid tournament, Aavhan 2018, on March 31st and April 1st, in IIT Bombay. The total prize fund is Rs. 1,00,000 and the organizers are also providing accommodation for participants outside Mumbai in their campus for a very reasonable price. The 530 acred IIT Bombay is one of the most scenic locations to play chess in. Read on to find out more about why you should participate at the Aavhan 2018!

India’s largest educational powerhouse, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay, is coming up with a tournament in its vast 550-acre campus. Aavhan is an annual sports event organized by the students. This month, we will witness a State Level Rapid Chess tournament, Aavhan 2018.


Playing a tournament in IIT instantly provides many services for the players:

1. Beautiful playing hall

This giant yoga room will soon become the playing hall!

2. Minibus service within IIT for Transport

One can use this to explore the wide campus!

3.    Food outlets

Ready to keep you energized! Of course, a special rate will be provided for chess players!

4.    Low entry fees

Ten rounds of 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment

Entry fee is Rs.1,000 and the last date for registration has been extended to 24th of March

5. High prize fund

Who's going to be the one to take it home?

6.    Accommodation:

Yes, you read that right! Institute Board Games is providing stay for the players as well. Hence, one should really have no problems with accommodation even if he is coming from outside Mumbai!


Below is a video about the Aavhan 2018, featuring Amogha HA, the brain behind the tournament, also a third-year civil engineering student and Asian Youth Chess Championship Gold Medal Winner 2012.

Get to know everything about the event

The aerial view of IIT Bombay campus. So what are you waiting for? Come to IITB, take a gulp of fresh air, explore the campus and have a great tournament!

More information about the tournament

About the author:

Avathanshu Bhat is a 13-year-old chess player from Mumbai. Apart from being a chess fanatic, he is a voracious reader and his favourite books include Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the complete adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray. He loves Daniel King and enjoys his Power Play DVDs very much. He is the editor-in-chief of ChessBase India Juniors.

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