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India's huge open 3rd RWF International is here!

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/09/2017
3rd Rail Wheel Factory International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2017 will take place from 29th September to 3rd October 2017. Total Prize Money is ₹5   Lacs, consisting of 108 Cash Prizes and 152 Trophies. In 2016 we had 800 participants at the event. P. Shyaamnikhil won the tournament. This year also we have huge number of participants with some new innovations like Parents' tournament, demolisher prize and much more. ChessBase India supports this tournament by offering attractive prizes. A curtain raiser.

3rd Rail Wheel Factory International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2017


Total ₹5 Lacs Prize Money and Total No. of Prize is 260

Date: 29th September to 3rd October 2017
Venue: Utsava, Rail Wheel Factory Kalyana Mantapa Doddabaliapura Road, Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560 064
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1



First Prize in the Main category ₹70000 + Trophy, Perfect Score and Demolisher Bonus makes it a very interesting tournament

There are Special Prizes for Veteran, Women and Visually Challenged players

Lots of age group Prizes will encourage children to participate and play against strong players

IM Antonio Viani D'Cunha is the top seed

GM R R Laxman who has won 5 tournaments this year including National Blitz 2017 will be one of the top seeds

IM Ravi Teja who won 50th Late Shri Babukaka Shirgaonkar Memorial early this year in Sangli will be seen in action

IM Rahul Sangma who won 2nd Adra Open and an open rating at Guwahati few months ago will also be among top seeds

After winning Mysore Rapid few months ago, IM D K Sharma will also join the top seeds

Free Entry for GM, WGM, IM, WIM and above 2300 rated players

Entry fee structure:

Rated: ₹2300
Unrated: ₹2500
Railway, Veterans and Physically Challenged players: ₹2000

Interactive Session with Parents:

S. No.DateDayTime Topic
130th Sep Sat10am - 12.15pmChallenges of parents - an unbiased perspective
21st OctSun2.30 - 4.30pmHow to use free apps to develop your chess
32nd OctMon10am - 12.15pmArt of Living

Rapid Chess Tournament for Parents:

A novel initiative by the organizers is the rapid tournament for parents.

Usually you have parents waiting in the tournament hall for their children and getting bored. Not any more! At 3rd RWF tournament, parents can indulge in chess and also win prizes!

•             Maximum 4-5 Rounds with time control of 15 min + 10 sec increment

•             Top 20 players will get a chance to play with an International Master in a simultaneous match

•             Top 20 players will get 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account.

•             The 3 best players from the simultaneous match will be chosen by the International Master will get surprise gifts.

•             Entry Fees will be 100/-. The names will be registered on 29th September from 4:00pm onwards

Schedule for Parents Rapid Tournament:

DateTimingsNo. of Rounds
30th Sep2.30-5pm2
1st Oct9.30am-12.30pm3

Simultaneous match with International Master will be on 2nd October 2017 from 2:30pm onwards

Starting rank

No.NameFideIDFEDRtg
1IMViani Antonio Dcunha5027330IND2398
2GMLaxman R.R.5005361IND2396
3IMRavi Teja S.5017220IND2383
4Kunal M.5018250IND2338
5IMSangma Rahul5013615IND2311
6Yashas D.5030196IND2293
7IMSharma Dinesh K.5004110IND2247
8IMMurali Krishnan B T5004977IND2221
9Lokesh N.5025044IND2181
10Audi Ameya25034430IND2153

Click here to see the players list