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Guseinov, Aravindh and Pragg star in strong 2nd Saturday Blitz Tournament 2020

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/03/2020

We are back again with the 2nd Saturday Online Blitz 2020 after a super strong first edition. To give you a clue of the lineup, we have 18 GMs, 31 IMs, 2 WGMs and 4 WIMs taking part in the second edition. Players from India, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Colombia, England, France, Singapore and USA have already confirmed their participation. The entry fee to the tournament is *FREE, however you need an active ChessBase Premium subscription. There are prizes worth ₹10000 to be won for the top three finishers. That's not all, the circuit winner at the conclusion of five Saturday Blitz event will win an additional ₹10000. Currently Praggnanandhaa is leading the table after winning the first edition. Photo: Various sources

2nd Saturday Blitz Tournament is on 28th March 2020

ChessBase India presents the 2nd Saturday Blitz tournament which will take place on this Saturday 28th March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Entry is closed. Total 18 GMs, 31 IMs, 2 WGM and 4 WIMs are slated to take part in the second edition of five Saturday weekly Blitz tournament.

Date: Saturday, 28th March 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3+0

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹10000

Venue: Premium Tournaments in Playchess under ChessBase India room


Azerbaijan no.3 GM Gadir Guseinov will be the top seed | Photo: Niklesh Jain

'The Beast' GM Adhiban Baskaran | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Reigning National Triple Crown Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram | Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM S L Narayanan | Photo: John Saunders

GM R Praggnanandhaa won the first edition and leads the Circuit standings currently | Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM Zaven Andriasian of Armenia | Photo: Harry Gielen

GM Abhimanyu Puranik | Photo: Amruta Mokal

ChessBase India Online Blitz regular GM Gukesh D

ChessBase India Blitz regular GM Arjun Erigaisi | Photo: Puneet Jaiswal

GM Elshan Moradiabadi is currently sixth in Circuit standings | Photo: ChessBase India archives

GM Raunak Sadhwani is a ChessBase India Online Blitz event regular | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Diptayan Ghosh finished second in the first edition | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Shyam Sundar M | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Harsha Bharathakoti | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Algeria no.1 GM Bilel Bellahcene will be making his ChessBase India Online Blitz debut | Photo: Kim Bhari

Indonesia's latest GM Novendra Priasmoro | Photo: ChessBase India archives

GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh | Photo: ChessBase India archives

ChessBase India Blitz regular GM Laxman R R | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Krishna CRG | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Harshit Raja | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Ravi Teja S is a successful coach too | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Leon Luke Mendonca | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Arghyadip Das | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Mahammad Muradli of Azerbaijan | Photo: Reint Dykema

IM Mitrabha Guha | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Rathanvel V S | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Aditya Mittal | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Bharath Subramaniyam H | Photo: Sagar Shah

One of the latest IM's of the country IM Pranesh M | Photo: Puneet Jaiswal

IM Aronyak Ghosh finished at fourth place in the first edition | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Reigning 1st SAARC Champion IM Nubairshah Shaikh | Photo: Amruta Mokal

IM Mehar Chinna Reddy | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Neelash Saha | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Kolhapur's first IM Sammed Shete | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Kushager Krishnater | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Muthaiah Al | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Raahil Mullick | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Nitin S | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Krishna Teja N | Photo: Sagar Shah

IM Saksham Rautela | Photo: ChessBase India archives

Former Asian Continental Women's Champion IM Padmini Rout | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Famous trainer, mentor and chess consultant IM Vishal Sareen will be making his ChessBase India Online Blitz debut | Photo: David Llada

IM Anuj Shrivatri | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Master of the faster formats IM P D S Girinath | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Moksh Amit Doshi | Photo: Marius Ceteraş

IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM P Saravana Krishnan | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Former National Blitz Champion IM D K Sharma | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Praveen Kumar | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM R Vaishali | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Priyanka Nutakki | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Mrudul Dehankar | Photo: ChessBase India archives

WIM Saloni Narendra Sapale | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Angela Franco | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Registration is closed for 2nd edition. For 3rd Saturday Online Blitz on 4th April 2020, registration will start after the conclusion of 2nd Saturday event tomorrow.


Details of the online tournament:

Main Prize:


The entry fee for the event is FREE. However you need to have a ChessBase Premium Account to be eligible to participate. Please make sure that your account is valid beyond 28th March 2020, else the room and the tournament director will decline your entry. If you do not have a premium account, get one from below. You will receive a serial key and the steps to make your account premium in your email address. Make your account premium and then register through the google form given below. The last date for entry is 27th of March 2020 until 8 p.m. IST

You can also go for ChessBase 15, as that comes with free 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account!

People who live in regions not served by ChessBase India can get 1-month or 12-month accounts from the ChessBase Shop.

The good news is that if you become a ChessBase Account Premium Member, you not only get free entries to five blitz tournaments, but you also get 12 amazing features, which are explained in this video by IM Sagar Shah

Total circuit points

For each tournament these are the points that you will receive:

Place Points
1st 10
2nd 9
3rd 8
4th 7
5th 6
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3
9th 2
10th 1


At the end of the five events the points will be added and the one who comes out on top with the maximum cumulative points gets a special prize of Rs.10,000. So you have the possibility to win in all Rs.35,000 in all of the five tournaments combined.


For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email -

• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement should be at least 2 mbps. 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.

Upcoming events

March Masters ChessBase India Online Blitz Tournament on 29th March 2020 - Total Prize fund ₹50000, First Prize ₹10000. Registration has started. FREE entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Open to all players across the world. Click here to register.

• ChessBase India presents 3rd Saturday Online Blitz Tournament on 4th April 2020 - Prize structure - Same as the first and second edition. Registration will start after the conclusion of 2nd Saturday Online Blitz event. Open to all players across the world. Those who have said yes in the google form for the first or second Saturday Blitz tournament, need not register, others will have to.

List of players Name Playchess ID Rating
1 GM Guseinov Gadir Gguseinov 2665
2 GM Adhiban Baskaran phoenix92 2659
3 GM Aravindh Chithambaram hitter1999 2641
4 GM Narayanan S L Narayanansl 2618
5 GM R Praggnanandhaa chessworld1 2608
6 GM Zaven Andriasian zavenGrozny 2606
7 GM Abhimanyu Puranik pabh 2584
8 GM Gukesh D Gk06 2563
9 GM Arjun Erigaisi Indian-Lion 2559
10 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Abadi 2555
11 GM Raunak Sadhwani devil1234 2545
12 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 2541
13 GM Shyamsundar M chillax 2518
14 GM Harsha Bharathakoti RACEKING 2509
15 GM Bilel Bellahcene Hetou 2491
16 GM Novendra Priasmoro bocah_sakit 2489
17 IM Krishna C R G crg 2478
18 IM Harshit Raja Johncking 2472
19 IM Ravi Teja S Ravi Teja S 2469
20 IM Leon Luke Mendonca boobyfisher 2458
21 IM Arghyadip Das Arghyadip 2453
22 IM Mahammad Muradil Muradli mahammad 2449
23 IM Mitrabha Guha babysnake 2445
24 IM Rathanvel V S vsr64 2445
25 IM Aditya Mittal vinniethepooh 2438
26 IM Bharath Subramaniyam H Harishankkar 2437
27 IM Pranesh M pranimastermuni 2437
28 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 2436
29 IM Nubairshah Shaikh CREATOR 1198 2423
30 IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H Mehar 2422
31 GM Ziaur Rahman Durjoy 2415
32 FM L R Srihari lsr 2414
33 IM Neelash Saha gamechanger 2413
34 IM Sammed Shete champion111 2412
35 GM Laxman Rajaram LAXMAN 2411
36 IM Kushager Krishnater kushu_attack 2410
37 IM Muthaiah Al gamechanger64 2400
38 WGM R Vaishali rvaishali2001 2393
39 IM Raahil Mullick Raahi07 2386
40 FM Pranav Anand Lightsaber 2381
41 IM S Nitin snitin 2379
42 IM Krishna Teja N N_Krishna teja 2378
43 IM Saksham Rautela Kcnock 2377
44 CM Shahil Dey ShahilDey 2376
45 Aref Vasli Philosopher_r 2371
46 IM Padmini Rout Padmini Rout 2370
47 FM Vatsal Singhania qscrgn 2370
48 FM Harry Grieve Harry Grieve 2359
49 IM Vishal Sareen vishalsareen 2354
50 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350
51 Pranav V pranav_vip 2348
52 R Ashwath Csk 2340
53 IM P D S Girinath girinathpds76 2335
54 IM Moksh Doshi Mokshu16 2332
55 IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J Sai Agni J 2322
56 FM Nikhil Dixit nikhildixit98 2321
57 Ajay Karthikeyan skkeyan 2315
58 IM P Saravana Krishnan mbachez 2312
59 FM Siddharth Jagadeesh Siddharthjagadeesh 2312
60 Saurabh Anand Saurabh19 2304
61 Kaustuv Kundu Kaustuv Kundu 2301
62 Balasubramaniam H BIGIL 2298
63 Aditya Samant adityass 2297
64 IM D K Sharma kakdela 2289
65 FM Aaryan Varshney Aaryan Varshney 2277
66 FM Dushyant Sharma Dushu2930 2270
67 Elliot Papadiamandis Elliot Papadiamandis 2269
68 Vedant Panesar Brainboy123 2266
69 WIM Priyanka Nutakki Priyanka Nutakki 2263
70 Mithil Ajgaonkar Mithil 2263
71 WFM Savitha Shri B Savithashri 2261
72 FM Jubin Jimmy SAAKER 2259
73 Raahul V S raahulvs 2259
74 Abhishek Das kabababu 2258
75 WIM Mrudul Vilas Dehankar shiv01 2256
76 Pushkar Dere sjhs 2254
77 N B Hari Madhavan madhav116 2253
78 Sahil Tickoo TheHope 2252
79 FM Suyog Wagh suyu28 2245
80 FM Gahan MG karnatakangahan 2229
81 Rajarishi Karthi cool64chess 2207
82 Prasannaa S IndigoChess 2200
83 Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage Ranindu Liyanage 2199
84 Aradhya Garg Aradhya 2198
85 Sumit Kumar TheMariners 2196
86 Michael Joseph Pagaran mykelpagz 2192
87 Rohit S rohit2007 2189
88 Anish Gandhi Ozil 2175
89 Girish B Chandanani sanjanachandanani 2169
90 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty Rojalin 2168
91 IM Praveen Kumar Srinivasan 2158
92 Manigandan S S koodalchess 2154
93 WIM Saloni Narendra Sapale Saloni1204 2147
94 Anustoop Biswas Stark11 2126
95 FM C J Arvind Junosource 2123
96 Ramu Kandi Agasthya 2117
97 Adarsh Tripathi ADARSHK-123 2115
98 Sarvesh Kumar.A Chessencounter 2115
99 Sibi Visal R kravisibi 2114
100 Sanket Chakravarty SymbolX 2106
101 Manish Kumar Remac Concept 2 2105
102 Sambit Panda Sambit_Panda1979 2102
103 Shreyas Royal Sr09 2096
104 Namitbir Singh Walia NAMITBIR 2093
105 Saptorshi Gupta saptorshi 2092
106 WIM Angela Franco angychess 2089
107 Manish Parmar DCA 2084
108 Atharva Jaeel atharvajaeel 2083
109 Garv Gaur garvgaur1008 2083
110 Uttam Sharma R uttamchess 2077
111 Ayush Sharma Suyash45 2072
112 Zia Tahsin Tajwar Tahsinzia 2071
113 R Prajesh Praju 2039
114 Aaditya Dhingra Aaditya13 2038
115 Sandeep Sethuraman bouncyegg 2037
116 Naveen Jain kobemagic 2032
117 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya Boa Constrictor 2029
118 Muralikrishna Gangaraju Muralikrishna 2026
119 K N Gopal kngopal 2022
120 Chaithanyaa KG CHETANKASPAROV 2016
121 Ganesh Babu S Lord Aragorn 2016
122 Niklesh Jain Niklesh 2012
123 Aarav Dengla Hitchthestars 2010
124 Sharan Rao THE_COOL_GUY 1992
125 Atri Chattopadhyay Atri Chattopadhyay 1989
126 Ilamparthi A R ilamparthi 1989
127 Siddharth Sabhari Shankar MrRetired 1984
128 Sayan Bose Bosesayan28 1978
129 Subramanian Sivanesan Sivanxp 1977
130 Sai Alagappan S DearFamousEnergy 1959
131 Ruttumbara Bidhar unicorn5 1952
132 Nilsu Pattnayak BITUNILSU 1948
133 Akshay Borgaonkar chess2009 1941
134 Arka Sengupta Arkasg007 1937
135 Avinash Ramesh avinashonfire 1933
136 Ojasva Singh Ojasva01 1933
137 Sanchit Anand devil_sanchit 1933
138 Arjun Gupta Arjun Gupta 1932
139 Kannan Sa NextWC 1927
140 Saimanivannan N R SAIMANIVANNAN 1926
141 Vansh Aggarwal twobrothers 1922
142 Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki srinu1975 1916
143 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama Saraswathii 1914
144 Dinesh Rajan M Dinchamp 1912
145 Vignesh B ManofMass 1912
146 Harshit Pawar Harshit99 1909
147 Ishaan Bansal ishu98 1905
148 Ganeshbabu Gnanagurusamy Adi2005 1896
149 Anirudh Daga Aniedg 1878
150 Sher Singh sher2012 1876
151 Joel Paul Joelpaul 1864
152 Karthikeyan Jeyaprakasam Position 1860
153 Vaibhav Kalpaka VRK 1859
154 Akhilesh Nagare Nagareakhilesh 1846
155 Uma Maheswaran Palanisamy msdhoni7781 1842
156 Saketh Pedagandham Me N Chess 1841
157 Kedar Umesh Vaze Severusss 1839
158 Aadit Bhatia aadit1728 1830
159 Sudarshan Bhat Sudarshan_Bhat 1813
160 Subramanian R M rms420 1810
161 Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai shreeganesh 1803
162 Mayank Chakraborty Mayank Chkraborty 1796
163 Prudhvi Kumar V
164 Sibi Srinivas Einstein Sibieinstein 1775
165 Aanjaneya Phatak aanjaneya 1769
166 Pranav Sairam Sairam Ramabadra 1762
167 Daakshin Arun daaks2009 1758
168 Shriya Revankar Shriya R 1751
169 Vishvesh Kochrekar Vishveshk 1745
170 Aditya Nichat Aditya_dpawn 1730
171 Sumit Roy Sumit19 1730
172 Akash Tiwari Radeonxd 1718
173 Satvik Kapoor SATVIK_YGM 1717
174 Krishna Karthik Nerella kingslayer24 1713
175 Aagam Aditya E aagam aditya e 1707
176 Debarghya Samanta tapa1964 1698
177 Devam Makwana nextmagnus 1694
178 Soumyajit Das Apply11 1683
179 Yash Bharadia Tiger2009 1675
180 Girish Bachikar giriadu 1670
181 Gautam De Edmatuag 1665
182 Satya Sekhar Mitra Little champs 1659
183 Arnab Kumar Mullick arnabkumarmullick 1655
184 Srujan Keerthan SrujanKeerthan 1647
185 Tejash Jain unknownstar2500 1640
186 Ritabrata Chakraborty RITABRATAC 1622
187 Ritesh Laxman Dharmatti Sorcererchess 1618
188 Neel Bhaskar neelb 1600
189 Dhruv Khosla Castle_64 1584
190 Vishnu Menon krishna06 1573
191 Muthu P Muthu2205 1572
192 R Raman RRAMAN 1571
193 Rahul Yadav rahulyadav 1570
194 Sadbhav Rautela Indian_Baghira 1552
195 Mrinmoy Rajkhowa Mrinmoy2010 1547
196 Rafael Ninan Renji RafaelRenji 1534
197 Vikrant Malvankar digupagal 1534
198 Mahi Doshi chess1311 1502
199 Swara Lakshmi S Nair sureknair 1477
200 Aaryan Singla chessmaster2009 1475
201 Vinoth M Vinothm64 1466
202 Abhimanyu Singh touchndmove 1458
203 Armaan Sinha Armaan Sinha 1446
204 Viresh Sharnarthi
205 Ujjawal Bansal Ujjawalbansal 1442
206 Arunakirinathan Aruthran aruthran2006 1432
207 Adithya S Adithya06 1430
208 Hariharan Subramony sml_hari 1430
209 Aruna Dinakara ArunaD 1424
210 Deepak Kumtakar dskumtakar777 1417
211 Saket Kumar saketkumar1979 1407
212 Krish Butala india_chess 1397
213 Amogh Vajandar gawand 1387
214 Varad Deo Kaisar64 1381
215 Tanmay Srinath Scorpion29 1377
216 Samarth Sachin Kadam samarthkadam 1345
217 Megh Shah thezugzwanger 1324
218 Abhyudit Singh Abhyudit98 1317
219 Kedar Korde KEDAR KORDE 1315
220 Dananjey Prabu chessismylife123 1312
221 Sai Bharadwaj scarysquares64 1310
222 Dissanayake, D.M.S.L supershadow 1300
223 Shivank Mitra Shivank_Mitra 1293
224 Sarthak Sharma sarthaksgwh 1285
225 Roshan Sethuraman speedysnail 1284
226 Shriyana S Mallya
227 Pratish Raj rajpratish 1259
228 Manas Gaikwad SRUMANCHESS 1243
229 Soumitra Tambe soumitra1199 1239
230 Pradeep Bajpai Martian_Champ 1238
231 Niranjan J Warrier niranjanjwarrier 1234
232 Devansh Chaudhury dev11 1231
233 Sarvad Senthil Sarvad64Squares 1226
234 Prasanna Kumar KingsyPlayer 1209
235 Suryansh Verma Suryakhanal 1199
236 Aviral Bhan Aviral bhan 1193
237 Rawat Dhanpal Singh DHANP_1983 1193
238 Adhiraj Mitra adhirajGM2025 1176
239 Shanjula Senthil Shanjusai 1176
240 Siddharth Sarma B siddharth2003 1163
241 Aashrith Tatineni aashritht 1131
242 Abdul Kalam A ABDULKALAM2006 1120
243 Debaryo Basu DebaryoBasu1 1115
244 Anshul Bakshi MUNNU11 1112
245 Kolla Bhaavan Ekalvya 1109
246 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093
247 Swarali Hatvalne Girihats 1090
248 Chris Sabu Mathews Mathewschris10 1083
249 Shlok Sharnarthi
250 Sai Srivardhan R Saisrivardhan 1037
251 Amit Mishra amitm55 0
252 Aravindh R Aravindh241997 0
253 Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury 105307147 0
254 Dishita Dey dishitadey21 0
255 E Efanio Jens josephinedison 0
256 Mayur Gondhalekar gonda 0
257 Natarajan Rajaswaminathan RAJA3652016 0
258 Piyush Kumar Jha piyush671504 0
259 Rahul Anil Bhagwat MRAA 0
260 Rishabh Dwivedi Rishabh Dwivedi 0
261 Robert Jober rooobce 0
262 Sathvik N Ganesh 0
263 Shivraj Mondal papanshivraj 0
264 Sparsh Sharma SPARSH SHARMA 0
265 Tahseen Mohammed TahseenMD 0
266 Trilochan Chhatria Chess master chandan 0
267 Vaibhav Rajput vhrajput23 0
268 Vinay Venkateswaran saurons_pupil 0












Circuit Standings Name Playchess ID Points
1 GM R Praggnanandhaa chessworld1 10
2 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 9
3 FM S Rohith Krishna Srohithkrishna 8
4 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 7
5 GM Visakh N R Visakh 6
6 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Abadi 5
7 GM Raunak Sadhwani Devil1234 4
8 GM Abhimanyu Puranik Pabh 3
9 CM Rajarishi Karthi Cool64chess 2
10 IM Mitrabha Guha Babysnake 1


How to play tournament?

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id and active ChessBase Premium Account subscription. You can create one here

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

Firstly 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. 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 username and password if you have one. (Note, for all the ChessBase Account Premium members, your login credentials will work). If you do not have a Username, you must click on "Create New Player Name" and create a new account. Alternatively, you can also create it here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days. 

The tournament will take place in the Premium Tournaments 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 28th of March. 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.


ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here is some feedback about the quality of the events:


GM Visakh N R, India's 59th GM

The tournament was held in a excellent way without any kind of issues. Nice job by Chessbase India team and thank you for inviting me to take part in the event.


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 Laxman Rajaram, 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.


IM Ravi Teja S, former National Challengers Champion

We (Ravi Teja&Anusha NLV) thoroughly enjoyed the was exciting!


IM Anuj Shrivatri, Latest IM from Madhya Pradesh

The Tournament was excellent as always nothing more can be expected. But I have a suggestion that is it possible to make 3+2 Tournament instead of 3+0? That will make the quality of play superior and players will not play for flagging.


Aradhya Garg, Reigning National Junior (Under-19) Open Champion

The tournament was very well conducted and the players were quiet happy. The participation of quite some strong foreign grandmasters also added spark to the event and it was wonderful to play in an online tournament. I liked all the arrangements especially that the games started punctually at 8:00 PM itself but was wondering whether I could go for a bit of a break in between after my game ended as I did not know when the next game would begin (as it would begin only after all the games would end). It was a wonderful tournament and I cherish pleasant memories of the event and would like to participate in such future events as well.


Aadit Bhatia, participant of 1st Saturday Online Blitz 2020

The player strength was brilliant and i got to play 3 fide 2400+ players. Learnt a lot. Please organise more tournaments like these.


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 !


Siddharth Sharma

Very well organised and i will participate next saturday too.

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@ 05/07/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 04/07/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 25/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 15/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open on 27th June

@ 11/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 11/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 08/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 04/06/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 28/05/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 23/04/2020 by ChessBase India (en)
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@ 12/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 08/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 07/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 05/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
"Let's fight Corona together" fundraiser online blitz on 9th of April 2020

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@ 16/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 15/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 10/03/2020 by GM Avetik Grigoryan (en)
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@ 16/05/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
92 Indian Chess players raise Rs.1,01,973 for Pulwama terror attack Martyrs

@ 25/02/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 07/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 25/12/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 23/12/2018 by Sagar Shah (en)
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@ 24/11/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
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@ 05/09/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)

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