4th ChessBase India "B. Adhiban" Online Chess960 blitz tournament on 29th January
B. Adhiban has shown absolutely no respect for current status of opening theory at the Tata Steel Masters 2017. This approach is entirely viable is proved by his +1 score at the end of twelve rounds. It is almost as if he wants original positions that have been never played before. In order to give a tribute to this wonderful performance by the Indian grandmaster, ChessBase India has organized an online chess960 blitz event that will take place at 6 p.m. IST on 29th of January. Some exciting prizes to be won from the comforts of your home!
The 4th ChessBase India online chess960 tournament will take place on the 29th of January 2017 at 6 p.m. IST (13.30 server time) in the "Chess960 tournaments" sub-room under "Thematic chess" room on the Playchess server. The tournament is held in the honour B. Adhiban. No money for guessing why Adhiban! The 24-year-old from Chennai has shown utter disdain for playing well known openings at the Tata Steel 2017. As Adhiban plays his final game on the 29th, let's give a tribute to the beautiful chess he has played by participating in the chess960 tournament organized by ChessBase India!
Where will the tournament be held?
It will be a nine round event with 3 minutes + 2 second increment.
Winner: 12 months of ChessBase Account Premium Membership
2nd place: 9 months of ChessBase Account Premium Membership
3rd place: 6 months of ChessBase Account Premium Membership
4th place: 3 months of ChessBase Account Premium Membership
5th place: 3 months of ChessBase Account Premium Membership
Apart from the top three prizes there are also nine lucky prizes. The following places will win three months of ChessBase Premium Account:
10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th
The condition to claim the prize is to play all the rounds of the tournament. If you have not played all the nine rounds, you won't get the lucky prize.
How to play in the tournament?
1. Download the free windows software of playchess
Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software. You should go to play.chessbase.com and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click on the Free Download button.
Login or create an account
After you have installed the Playchess 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. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days. It is important that you register, because "guests" will not be enrolled for the tournament.
On the right hand bottom corner you will see the different rooms. The tournament will be held in the Chess960 Tournaments under Thematic Chess. Click on the tab "players" on the top and then on "Join Event." The sysop will accept your entry.
Key points about the tournament:
- The tournament is open for all the players in the world.
- It is a chess960 tournament. The rules are explained at the end of the article.
- It will be held on 29th of January 2017 at 6 p.m. IST (1.30 p.m. server and CET)
- It is a nine round event with time control of 3 minutes + 2 second increment.
- It will be held in the room "Chess960 Tournaments" in "Thematic Chess."
- There are in all fourteen prizes: Winner gets twelve months of ChessBase Premium Account, which includes unlimited access to video library, Tactics trainer, cloud functions, openings trainer etc. Top three places get to-be-released CBM 176 as well.
Experience about 3rd ChessBase India Vishy Anand tournament
Deac Bogdan Daniel, Nikola Djukic, Anwesh Upadhyaya, Srinath Narayanan, Crg Krishna, Rohan Ahuja, Abhishek Kelkar, Siva Mahadevan were some of the stars playing at the 3rd ChessBase India online blitz tournament on Playchess!
Rules of Chess960
Chess960 (also known as Fischer Random Chess) is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. It employs the same board and pieces as standard chess; however, the starting position of the pieces on the players' home ranks is randomized. The random setup renders the prospect of obtaining an advantage through the memorization of opening lines impracticable, compelling players to rely on their talent and creativity.