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Online blitz tournament to celebrate Vishy Anand's 49th birthday

by Sagar Shah - 12/12/2018

ChessBase India has organized many successful blitz events in the past. We are back with another one - this time to celebrate the 49th birthday of one of the greatest chess players that the chess world has ever seen - Viswanathan Anand. The total prize fund is Rs. 49,000 in cash and we have signed DVDs of Vishy Anand as prizes. Anand's birthday is on 11th of December 2018, but because the National Championship is in progress and also the Asian Championship 2018, we have decided to hold the tournament on 25th of December 2018. In this article you will get all the details about the tournament, and a special discount if you register today on Vishy Anand's birthday.

First prize: Rs 12,500

Vishy Anand 49 online blitz tournament on 25th December, 2018

Celebrating 49th birthday of the Legend!

Date: Tuesday, 25th December 2018

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3+0,

10 rounds

Prize fund: Rs. 49,000

Venue: Playchess

Prizes:

As it is Anand's 49th birthday we have kept the total prize fund as Rs.49,000/-

Main Prize list:

PlacePrize
1st12,500
2nd8,000
3rd7,500
4th5,000
5th3,000
6th2,000
7th1,750
8th1,400
9th1,250
10th1,000

 

Special prizes:

PlacePrize
20th800
30th800
40th800
50th800
60th800
70th800
80th800

In order to win a special prize you need to play all the rounds.

Autographed DVDs for best female and junior player:

The best female player will get Vishy Anand's My career Vol.01+02 DVD signed by Vishy Anand. The best junior (under-19, born on or after 1.1.1999) will get Vol.01 of Vishy Anand's DVD signed by the legend.

Note: Each player will get only one prize. So if you are in the main prize list, you cannot claim the best female or junior prize.

Entry fee:

The entry fee is

Rs.500 for non premium members of ChessBase Account (includes one month of ChessBase Account Premium serial key)

Rs.300 for premium members of ChessBase Account

 

Pay the Entry Fee

Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here. The last date to pay entry is 24th of December 2018.

 

All GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs get free entry to our tournament. All you have to do is write a mail to us at teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com along with your name, FIDE ID and the playchess ID. If you do not have a playchess ID please create it from here and share with us.

Contact:

For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email - teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com

The above number (9038139510) can also be used for payment of entry fee via paytm

Tournament Rules:

  • All the games will be checked by the server engine and by a panel of experts. If any player is found guilty of cheating, the concerned player’s account will be suspended and will not be allowed to participate in any of the future Playchess events. The prize in such cases will move to the next rank.
  • The provisional standings will be displayed immediately after the end of the tournament. However, the final standings will be displayed within a week after all the games have been checked.
  • We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement should be at least 2 mbps. If poor internet connection is detected at the start of the tournament, the concerned player will not be allowed to participate and the entry fee will be refunded after a minimal amount (around 3-5%) is deducted.
  • The Tournament Director will hold the right to reject any entry and entry fee will be refunded (after a minimal amount of around 3-5% is deducted) if the entry is rejected at the start of the tournament. The decision of the Tournament Director will be final.
  • After the tournament has started and your internet is disconnected or you exit the playing room, you will not be paired for the next rounds and your entry fee will not be refunded.

How to play in the tournament?

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here.

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. Alternatively, you can also create it here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days. After you pay the aforementioned entry fee, you will be given one month serial key on your registered email address along with the steps to make your account premium.

The tournament will take place in the newly created 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 25th of December.

Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry. This is subject to the payment of entry fees.

Note: The Playchess id, while paying the entry fee and while entering the playing arena on 25th December, should be the same.



Let us all play at this exciting blitz tournament and celebrate the 49th birthday of Vishy Anand!

Official page of this tournament

Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:

Great management....First time played a tournamet with no problems...This was my first online tournament.....And had a great experience hope you all organise this type of tournaments quite frequently.....Would love to participate in your future tournaments

-Ambarish Sharma

 

Thank you. It was really a nice and enjoyable tournament. Hope in future also ... If this kind of tournament once in a month happen it will be brilliant... 
-Mithu Dey (on behalf of Shahil)

 

Although the tournament was organized well, I felt that that referee 1 was somehow inactive. Other than that everything was fine.

-Rahul Shrivatshav

 

The Fischer online blitz event on 12th March was organised in an exemplary manner. Hope we have more tournaments of this stature in future.

-GM R.R. Laxman

 

It was an awesome tournament. I look forward to playing more in such events.
-Snehal Bhosale

 

Thank you, ChessBase India for arranging strongest online Fischer blitz event. I have played against high rated players including IMs and increased Playchess ELO from 1953 to 2008! There is nothing better than this a chess player can ask for. Seating at the home on perfect Sunday evening, sipping coffee and playing against famous players in India. Thank you so much for everything!
- Nikhil Joshi

 

I must congratulate ChessBase India for promoting events like this to encourage chess players on Online. Hope all the participants were able to enjoy playing this tournament without any glitch. The opportunity provided by ChessBase India is a welcome move.

- N.V.Nagesh (father of Badri Naryanan)

 

The tournament was very well conducted. I enjoyed playing the tournament. Maybe if possible next time you can use fide rating instead of the playchess rating as many new players started with low ratings. On the whole, it was a very good tournament.
- Arjun Kalyan

 

Loved the tournament. Was fun playing against such a strong field without leaving the house. Everything went smoothly and there were no real problems once it began. The only issue I had was the 20 minute delay to start the round. But I guess it's OK since it's the first time. Overall, great experience and would definitely play again. Great work guys. 
P. S-The bonus prizes are a nice incentive for players like me. :P
-Likhit Chilukuri

 

The tournament was well organised. I had a blast playing in this tournament :) It was a good experience playing without time increment. 
-Aashna Makhija

 

Excellent start.  Hope to play more events like this in future.
With warm regards...
-Nihal Sarin

 

The tournament was organized pretty well.. I liked this concept of online blitz tournament. Thank you for organizing this event.
-Akhilesh Nagare

 

I was very fascinated to play in an online blitz tournament for the first time! I did not play my best but I hope that from the next time, I expect more online tournaments from my own country, Chessbase India! I like everything of this tournament! But one thing the time control was without any increment. It ruined the quality of some games. But I hope Chessbase India will look after it and I am already excited to play in the next online blitz tournament!
-Rajdeep Sarkar

 

Thank you for your hard work!. Everything is just perfect for me. 
-Priyanka Nutakki

 

It was a great initiative on the part of Chess base India. Hope you are able to do on a regular basis. It was a great opportunity n looking forward to many more.
-Hriday Bhuta

 

It's a pleasure to play in the ChessBase India online tournament. I never played on board match with an International Master in a tournament but here I got a chance to play against Ratnakaran sir.
What ChessBase India is doing to Indian chess  is superb. Hope one day Anand also gets the same recognition like Sachin and Kohli .
My best wishes always with you.
-Harsh Kanoje, Nagpur

 

First of all, I would like to say congratulations for organizing such a mammoth event smoothly without any delays/disturbances. It is really a great platform for the budding chess players and chess enthusiasts (who can't travel more often for the tournaments as players I'm one among them) Playing these tournaments with such a strong field always been a great experience. Especially when you are paired against titled players (one of the best players in the country) it gives lots of encouragement and inspiration! I really enjoyed my tournament session (played with GM Vaibhav Suri in the first round and he became the champion in the end also played with IM Padmini Rout in the 9th round and I drew with her) also lost some games because of time pressure etc. ChessBase India is doing a great job and looking forward to hear from you about the future events like 3rd online blitz and many more (I believe you won't stop this journey for sure.)
-Pavan BNB, Mumbai

 

Thank you so much for organising the tournament, along with cb india , Halsagar & Dbca. Really appreciate it ! It was my 1st online tournament, a very good experience overall. It was very smoothly conducted infact. The last round delay was a very minor one, maybe max 5 mins, so it was not an issue at all.

-WGM Soumya Swaminathan, Pune