STAFF WRITER 16:19 HRS IST

Mumbai, Dec 15 (PTI) A one-day inter-schools chess
tournament for children ranging from tiny tots to high school
students is to be held at the Oberoi International School here
on December 18 to celebrate the birthday of chess wizard
Vishawanathan Anand.

Though Anand’s birthday falls on December 11, the
organisers – Chanakya Chess Club and Bombay Chess Association
– have decided to hold the “Mega Chess Festival” one week
later at suburban Goregaon.

“We are perhaps the only organisation that conducts
chess events for under 6 age group and children as young as
three and a half have taken part,” said Dhananjay Ramraje of
Chanakya Chess Club at a media conference today, adding that
40 schools were taking part in the tournament.

Host school’s Germany-born head Andreas Swobada, said
that an analytical sport like chess “will undoubtedly help
students to harness cheir skills and help in their all-round
development.