Pune to Host 2014 World Junior Chess Championship

World Junior Chess Championship 2014 will be held from October 5-20 in Pune with 250 players from 65 countries expected to participate.

updated: August 09, 2014 20:06 IST
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Viswanathan Anand with grandmaster Vidit Gujrati and woman grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan.


Mumbai: Pune is all set to host the prestigious World Junior Chess Championship (WJCC) 2014 from October 5-20 with 250 players from 65 countries including Grandmasters and International Masters expected to participate in the 15-day event to be held at Hotel Hyatt, Viman Nagar.

The media launch was conducted on Saturday by five-time World Champion GM Viswanathan Anand, Ashok Jain - President, Maharashtra Chess Association (MCA) and Aniruddh Deshpande - vice president, Maharashtra Chess Association and chairman, WJCC Organising Committee.

The WJCC-2014 will be jointly organised by the Maharashtra Chess Association and Pune district Chess Circle under the auspices of AICF (All India Chess Federation) and FIDE (World Chess Federation).

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