29 GMs, 26 IMs have confirmed for Letsup MCA GP Blitz 2
LetsUp presents MCA Grand Prix Blitz 2 will take place on Wednesday 10th June 2020. The first event was won by GM Vugar Rasulov of Azerbaijan. The entire event will have a total prize fund of ₹155000. Each event in the GP will have a total prize fund of ₹25000 and additional top five finishers of the GP will receive a total of ₹30000. The tournament is Open to everyone all across the world. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for each tournament is ₹250. Registration for Blitz 2 is now Open. So far 29 GMs, 26 IMs and 10 WIMs have confirmed their participation for the second event. Even if you missed the first one, you can still win the GP. Find out how in the article. Photo: Various sources
LetsUp presents MCA Blitz Grand Prix 2 on 10th June at 8 p.m. IST
LetsUp presents MCA Blitz Grand Prix 2020 started on Wednesday 3rd June. It will be a series of five Blitz tournaments which will take place every Wednesday with a total prize fund of ₹155000 each having the total prize fund of ₹25000 and the top five GP finishers will get a total of ₹30000. Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for others is ₹250 for each tournament and ₹1000 for registering for the remaining four events of the GP. The event is open to players all over the world. Registration for each event will close on the previous day of event i.e. Tuesday at 8 p.m. IST.
Even if you missed the first edition, you can still play the remaining four events. In case you are wondering that your GP standings will be affected because you missed the first one, do not worry about it as the top five GP standings will be decided based on best four performance in the GP. So the GP is still wide open for everyone.
Organized by Maharashtra Chess Association
LetsUp presents Blitz GP Online Blitz 2
Details of the online tournament:
Please note: You get GP Points for finishing in top 10 of every event. At the end of five events all your points will be added. However, only the score of best four events will be considered for the Grand Prix Prize money. For e.g. A player has finished first, second, third, fourth and fifth in the five events, then his score of only the first four events will be counted.
Best Unrated Player
A player without a Standard Rating will be considered for Unrated prizes
The entry fee for each event is ₹250 and for all five events it is ₹1000. The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Registration is Open.
Registration for each event will close on the previous day i.e. Tuesday 9th June at 8 p.m. IST.
Submit entry fee ₹250 for 10th June:
Submit entry fee ₹1000 for the remaining four events in the GP:
Players outside India who would like to participate can make the payment through this Paypal link by paying €5 for each event or €20 for the remaining four events and write a mail to email@example.com mentioning their Name, FIDE ID, Playchess ID and Gender.
Titled players must write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with their Playchess id to confirm their entry.
Confirmed Titled players
Contact and registration queries for the tournament:
Shahid Ahmed: 09038139510 (Entry confirmations will be done via site only, no whatsapp/phone call confirmation of entries)
Email - email@example.com
• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement is at least 2 mbps broadband. No phone calls/messages will be entertained once the tournament starts from 8 p.m. IST onwards. All queries must be resolved before the tournament. Each player is responsible for their internet connection, organizers will not be held responsible for any player's connectivity issues.
List of players
|Sl.no.||Name||Playchess ID||Rating||Gender||Play all five|
|1||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||hitter1999||2641||M||Yes|
|2||GM Alan Pichot||alanp||2630||M||Yes|
|3||GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov||keramin||2627||M||Yes|
|4||GM Jose Martinez Eduardo||Js3131||2620||M||Yes|
|5||GM R Praggnanandhaa||chessworld1||2608||M||Yes|
|6||GM D Gukesh||Gk06||2563||M||Yes|
|7||GM Arjun Erigaisi||Indian-Lion||2559||M||Yes|
|8||GM Raunak Sadhwani||Devil1234||2545||M||Yes|
|9||GM Diptayan Ghosh||Diptayan||2541||M||Yes|
|10||GM Jakhongir Vakhidov||UzbekTiger95||2533||M||Yes|
|11||GM Deep Sengupta||Deep Sengupta||2527||M||Yes|
|12||GM Carlos Obregon||Andres Obregon||2525||M||Yes|
|13||GM Stany G A||stany g a||2522||M||Yes|
|14||GM Shyam Sundar M||chillax||2518||M||Yes|
|15||GM Shardul Gagare||IndianKing97||2514||M||Yes|
|16||GM Harsha Bharathakoti||RACEKING||2509||M||Yes|
|17||GM Iniyan P||superind2002||2506||M||Yes|
|18||GM Vaibhav Suri||irus1997||2504||M||Yes|
|19||IM Renato Alfredo Terry Lujan||TerryR||2504||M||Yes|
|20||GM Bilel Bellahcene||Hetou||2501||M||Yes|
|21||GM Debashis Das||Debashisdas||2501||M||Yes|
|22||GM Dusan Popovic||DusanPopovic||2500||M||Yes|
|23||GM Girish A Koushik||gak_chess||2498||M||Yes|
|24||GM M R Venkatesh||Sivaji||2493||M||Yes|
|25||GM Karthik Venkataraman||karthikchess||2483||M||Yes|
|26||IM Saksham Rautela||Kcnock||2480||M||Yes|
|27||GM Vugar Rasulov||Rasulov Vugar||2478||M||Yes|
|28||IM C R G Krishna||crgg||2478||M||Yes|
|29||IM Arjun Kalyan||Arjunkalyan||2477||M||Yes|
|30||GM Vishnu Prasanna||fidodido||2476||M||Yes|
|31||IM Harshit Raja||Johncking||2472||M||Yes|
|32||GM Adham Fawzy||Onlyforchess||2467||M||Yes|
|33||IM Rahul Srivasthav||rahulsrivathsav||2457||M||Yes|
|34||IM Arghyadip Das||Arghyadip||2453||M||Yes|
|35||IM Leon Mendonca Luke||Boobyfisher||2452||M||Yes|
|36||IM VS Rathanvel||vsr64||2445||M||Yes|
|37||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438||M||Yes|
|38||IM Bharath Subramaniyam H||Harishankkar||2437||M||Yes|
|39||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436||M||Yes|
|40||IM Fernando Fernández||2435||M||Yes|
|41||IM Sayantan Das||Ambitious||2431||M||Yes|
|42||IM Himal Gusain||Rajdhani express||2414||M||Yes|
|43||FM L R Srihari||lsr||2414||M||Yes|
|44||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||2413||M||Yes|
|45||IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete||champion111||2412||M||Yes|
|46||GM Laxman R R||LAXMAN||2411||M||Yes|
|47||IM Raja Rithvik R||MasteredUI||2408||M||Yes|
|48||GM Himanshu Sharma||himplanet||2394||M||Yes|
|49||CM Shahil Dey||Shahildey||2376||M||Yes|
|50||IM Hemant Sharma||Hemant Sharma||2356||M||Yes|
|51||IM Rajdeep Sarkar||ItsTime||2355||M||Yes|
|52||IM Aleksei Kireev||MaestroASK||2351||M||Yes|
|53||CM Kushagra Mohan||kingfisher99||2351||M||Yes|
|54||IM Anuj Shrivatri||Anuj Shrivatri||2350||M||Yes|
|55||IM Moksh Amit Doshi||Mokshu16||2332||M||Yes|
|56||FM Ajay Karthikeyan||skkeyan||2315||M||Yes|
|57||IM P Saravana Krishnan||mbachez90||2312||M||Yes|
|58||WIM Divya Deshmukh||Chessylife||2305||F||Yes|
|59||WIM Vantika Agrawal||Shadow_master||2286||F||Yes|
|60||Andrés Carrasco Miranda||roedor87||2285||M||Yes|
|61||WIM Isha Sharma||MissPhoenix||2276||F||Yes|
|62||WIM Priyanka Nutakki||Priyanka Nutakki||2263||F||Yes|
|63||WFM Savitha Shri B||Savithashri||2261||F||Yes|
|64||WIM Mrudul Dehankar||shiv01||2256||F||Yes|
|65||CM Prraneeth Vuppala||Smart123||2253||M||Yes|
|67||WIM Cholleti Sahajasri||lifeis2short||2235||F||Yes|
|69||WIM Trisha Kanyamarla||trishakan||2193||F||Yes|
|70||IM Providence Oatlhotse||Sir Creme||2190||M||Yes|
|72||IM Praveen Kumar C||Srinivasan||2178||M||Yes|
|73||WIM Michelle Catherina||Zanta||2176||F||Yes|
|74||WIM Sakshi Chitlange||Sakshi Chitlange||2167||F||Yes|
|75||WIM Saloni Sapale||Saloni1204||2147||F||Yes|
|76||Joy Pankaj Shah||JOYSHAH||2144||M||Yes|
|77||CM Samrug Narayanan||Pigson7th||2100||M||Yes|
|78||CM Thrish Karthik||Thrish||2095||M||Yes|
|79||Potluri Saye Srreezza||Staroftheyear||2044||F||Yes|
|80||Alan Diviya Raj||Michaelraj_98||2033||M||Yes|
|81||WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya||Boa Constrictor||2029||F||Yes|
|83||Kiran Panditrao||Kiran Panditrao||1898||M||Yes|
|86||Satria Duta Cahaya||KnightDuta||1820||M||Yes|
|93||Dinesh Vitthal Jadhav||dinesh66jadhav||1694||M||Yes|
|95||Arjun Sidharth S||Antman2007||1665||M||Yes|
|97||Sanmil Sushil Gurav||Sanmilsgurav||1630||M||Yes|
|98||Navodith V Bhat||Whitefalcon||1562||M||Yes|
|99||Sohel Jahangir Tamboli||SohelTamboli||1484||M||Yes|
|100||Dishank Sachin Bajaj||SquareMaster64||1454||M||Yes|
|103||Jahnavi Sri Lalita Mareddy||mvsr12345||1387||F||Yes|
|106||Padmaesh M K||Padmaesh M K||1293||M||Yes|
|115||Aarav Akhil Sharma||Aarav1010||0||M||Yes|
|118||Praveen Bhardwaj||PRAVEEN INDIA||0||M||Yes|
|120||Siddhi Naresh Mohture||Siddhimohture||0||F||Yes|
|122||Varad Abhay Rode||Varad2102||0||M||Yes|
How to play tournament?
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and then buy the premium membership from the product embeds given above.
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Next you have to download the free native Windows software from here. If you have Mac OS or Mac Computer, then you have to use some VMWare to run it as Playchess Desktop Client has native support on Windows OS only. The tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device.
Login or Create account
After you have installed the Client. You must login.
Enter your Playchess/ChessBase Account username and password.
The tournament will take place in the Vishy Anand Arena in the ChessBase India room. Registered players should be online and logged into Playchess at least 45 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 10th of June 2020. 7:15 p.m. IST would be a good time.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry. Only those who have paid the entry fee will be allowed to play.
Note: The Playchess id, while registering and playing the tournament should be the same.
About online tournaments on Playchess by ChessBase India:
ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here is some feedback about the quality of the events:
GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of 2nd ChessBase Online Blitz tournament
The tournament was conducted quite smoothly and a quite "fun Sunday" event. The participation of Adhiban & Sethuraman definitely added the spark to the event. I guess an Online Blitz Festival would be the next way to go (with different formats - Chess960, Bughouse, Bullet etc). Overall really happy with such events. Way to go!!
GM R R Laxman, former National Blitz Champion
I thank the Chessbase India team once more for their strenous and tireless endeavour to popularise blitz events in India. Considering the fact that the present day time control even in classical format ( unlike the yesteryears) demands quick reflexes and blitz skills , I feel that the entire Chessbase India team is doing an exemplary and praiseworthy job. A boon for Indian chess !!!. Though my performance this time was not satisfactory ,I hope to excel and cherish more pleasant memories from my side in the forthcoming editions of Chessbase India blitz events.
Tushar Bohra, father of Kanishk Bohra
Thanks for enrolling Kanishk for the event. He had a great time playing the games. And a great overall experience.
D Gukesh, youngest GM of India
I am extremely happy to have participated in my first online blitz tmt conducted by ChessBase India and loved the experience and thrill. from the start to the finish its professionally conducted and got the rare opportunity to play several high-class players in a single event and looking forward for its next event
Priti Mahendru, mother of Jaiveer Mahendru
This was our second chessbase online blitz event. My son is 8 years and it was an absolute thrill for him to be playing against titled players ! Thanks a lot for organizing this. We look forward to more such events !
I was happy the way the tournament was conducted. No problems at all. You just keep increasing the prize money and that is a big improvement.Cannot hope for more.