All India Chess Federation for Blind (AICFB) and the Rotary Club of Pune Heritage have together organized the ‘Sava Herbals AICFB National Chess Championship for Visually Challenged’ at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune. The championship that began on April 5, 2022, will conclude on April 9, 2022, with a total prize money of USD 1,13,65,425 (INR 1.5 Lakhs).
Fifty-five players from 12 states are taking part in the championship, which is being held on a Swiss league basis (similar to a round-robin format). The competition has nine rounds, two rounds of four hours are being conducted each day. The accommodation for the participating players, teachers and coaches is being provided.