Swarnim Chess Mahotsav

Swarnim Chess Mahotsav

Client: Sports Authority of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat

Duration, Year & Location: 1-day Event | December, 2010 | Ahmedabad


The Swarnim Chess Mahotsav was held by the Department of Sports, Youth, & Cultural Activities, Gujarat Chess Association, and NIIT. As a part of the prestigious Khel Mahakumbh its main objective was to promote Chess among school going youngsters and youth. It went on to set Guinness World Record for maximum number of players (20,480) playing chess together.

Event Highlights

  • Event Infrastructure Executed like sitting area for 20,000 people, Stage area, Chess Board Ground, Admin Lounge, Dining Area, Registration Area, VIP Lounge
  • 10,000 number of Number of Playing Tables created
  • Inaugurated by then Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi and world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand
  • 64 alternating black & white squares turned The Gujarat University Grounds of Ahmedabad into a giant Chess Board