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Samay Raina and ChessBase India Foundation raise Rs.3,70,131 for the blind youngsters of India!

by Sagar Shah - 16/06/2020

On 24th of May 2020 a very interesting stream was held on YouTube. It was hosted by the well-known stand up comedian of India and chess lover Samay Raina. India no.1 and 2 of blind chess Darpan Inani and Kishan Gangolli were pitted against Samay Raina, Biswa Kalyan Rath and Vaibhav Sethia. Not only did Darpan and Kishan win the game, they also managed to win the hearts of the viewers. Over 600 people contributed to raise Rs.3,70,131 (US $4860). All of this money has been donated towards the ChessBase India Foundation and will be used for the betterment of young blind chess players. 

Chess and the visually impaired have a very close connection. Chess is the only sport where the blind players can compete on an equal footing as compared to the sighted. Pursuing chess and doing well in it is a big boost to the blind community. This is what makes chess so special. Indian chess is blessed with some of the best blind chess players in the world.

 

However, the youngsters do not get any real support. It is with an intention to help the future talents of blind chess that Samay Raina, a well-known stand-up comedian joined hands with ChessBase India and together raised funds for the young talents of blind chess. On 24th of May India no.1 and 2 of blind chess Darpan Inani and Kishan Gangolli teamed up to take on the comedians - Samay Raina, Biswa Kalyan Rath and Vaibhav Sethia. Darpan and Kishan played in the hand and brain format with both players alternating between being the brain and the hand every five moves! The comedians on the other hand consulted each other and made their moves. The result was a resounding win for the top blind players!

Check out this video which also features India no.2 Vidit Gujrathi who has always supported the blind chess players of the country.

Kishan and Darpan take on Samay, Biswa and Vaibhav

Although the game was fun and interesting - it was not the main aim of the stream. The main objective was to raise funds so that the young talents of blind chess could supported and the viewers contributed in huge measure! A total of 556 people contributed via Google Pay and a few others via Paypal and the total fund raised was Rs. 370,131.85. All of this money has been donated to the ChessBase India foundation which will use it to ensure that the talented visually impaired youngsters get all the technological and logistical support that they deserve.

On 16th of June we have two of the finest blind juniors of India Soundarya Pradhan and Aryan Joshi who will be LIVE at 7 p.m. IST

Details of all the donors:

1SASWAT KUMAR PANDA100
2ROHAN BHATIA3000
3SASWAT KUMAR PANDA150
4HARMANDEEP SINGH50
5NANDINI DIXIT500
6NAVDEEP100
7SHRADHEY TRIPATHI101
8PERALA S V S S VISWA1500
9MEDURI V DURGA RAM K500
10SAMARTH V BHAT2000
11SUDARSHAN N KALSULKA100
12SAKSHI BHUTANI1000
13ABHINAV KUMAR500
14GOTETY SUDHEER BHARA500
15ABHISHEK RAKESH SING50
16RAKESH BHUNESHWAR SI50
17ANSHUMAN PANDA100
18MURALI PHANI KUMAR Y201
19SHAIK KHALANDAR SHAR100
20AKSHIT GOEL1000
21SIDDHANTH J RANA100
22ADITYA PRASHANT GORE50
23MR SHREYAS MUKUND PH500
24PRANSH KHUBCHANDANI150
25DEVESH YOGESH GUDWAY100
26YASH RAJENDRABHAI TH100
27VINAYAK KRISHNA SHET1000
28VEDANT SUNIL DESHPAN1000
29RAM PANDITRAO GADHA100
30ABHAY BHIVAJI KADAM500
31PAVNEET PENNY50
32VISHVENDRA SINGH RAT200
33NITISH KUMAR DAS251
34KSHITIJ MANOJ HANDE200
35APOORVA SHARMA200
36MANMAY KUMAR MOHANTY150
37TIRTHRAJ11
38SHUBHAM BENJWAL100
39BHUPATHIRAJU RAMAKRI200
40VINUT S NAGANATH90
41HARSH DEEPAK NISHAR999
42SARVESH KHANDELWAL1000
43NIKHIL GAUTAM100
44PRIYANKIT SINGH500
45POOJA G249
46JERRY JAMES2000
47NIKHIL MALAGI500
48SWAPNIL JHA11
49SAGNIK SARKAR50
50MOHIT RAJ301.55
51SUHAS S R1000
52NISHEETH MATHUR1000
53KETAN GOREJA500
54PRAVEEN KARRA500
55RAMANATHAN TN300
56VEDANG PIYUSH PANDYA500
57ARPIT SUDESH AGRAWAL71
58RAJ CHETANBHAI DESAI500
59AKSHAY SANJAY PATIL500
60YADYNESH NANDKUMAR D500
61SURBHIT AGGARWAL500
62DEEPAK NAIR500
63VAIBHAV DINKAR DESHM50
64KOLLI SESHU KUMAR200
65GURPREET SINGH PANNU100
66MANAS KUMAR BISWAS200
67MIHIR SHASHIKANT YEO100
68PARTH YADAV100
69PRIYANK GUPTA P501
70ADITYA RAMKRISHNA KA1000
71KRISHNAVENI SANJIVI250
72SEEMANT SHEKHAR500
73CLAYTON SOHAN PEREI40
74MILIND B PRABHU50
75BAMRAH SIMRANJEET SI150
76RITIK ANAND251
77JAISON SAJI CHACKO100
78MARSHALL N100
79RAHUL PRAJAPATI M100
80SHREEPAVAN J150
81SUSHOBHAN PATRA200
82PRANEYA NIMESH LAL40
83PRATEEK SINGH51
84MR LAEEQULLAH KHAN U200
85PARTH SHARMA1000
86ABHINAV SARMAH100
87SHIVANJALI SADANAND250
88ABEY JACOB40
89BIKRAM KESHAREE SAHO101
90JAYESH RAJESH GAIKEY444
91CHANDAN S M86
92SAHIL MANOJ HAWAL200
93PATEL NISHYANK AMRUT100
94RAHUL ARORA200
95SATHWIK MALLYA P200
96SANTHOSH SHIVANNA200
97ADITYA DILIP VERMA3000
98ARCHIT GUPTA500
99PRANSHU MAITHANI1000
100CHAITALI DEORAO RAMT500
101SHARANG DATTATRA DAT250
102MOHIT RAWAT1500
103EASHWAR SHRIRAMSRIR200
104DEVIREDDY NITHISH K50
105RAJAT MISHRA50
106VIVEK PILLAI101
107PRATEEK FALACHANDRA101
108EBIN GEORGE500
109PRATEEK KHADSON200
110MADHAV BHATIA SO KAI100
111VEDANSH GURUNATHAN200
112SHRIKRISHNA MADHUKAR100
113SUSHANT SALIL1000
114M G SURAJ500
115SANCHIT MITTAL1000
116VIVEK HEGDE1000
117SIDDHANTH NATARAJAN500
118KARAN JAIN2000
119SHARATH K R1000
120SUMIT DUA2000
121M K ABHILASH400
122MR NEELESH JENA40
123SUBODH PATIL500
124GADDE DIVYA200
125MR SAGAR CHAKRABORTY100
126SIDDHANT RATURI1000
127MANAN TANEJA40
128MR PRIYAM DIXIT1519
129AMAN CHAUDHARY51
130NILAY ALOKKUMAR BARV500
131MR POCHA VENKATA SAS500
132DHYEY HIREN PANDYA250
133PRANAV GOTHWAL200
134HARSH SUNIL JOSHI100
135SHUBHAM MEHTA200
136MANISH BARASKAR500
137MISHA GUPTA250
138SALUNKE SOHAM SAMPAT100
139PALKESH BHIDODIYA50
140DEV IYER500
141ANUNAD SINGH SO SHES50
142HARSHIT KUMAR100
143NIDHI SHARMA100
144PRATIK DATTATRAYA SH100
145SINGH R500
146PARTH SEHGAL100
147APURVA WADEKAR1000
148SHUBHAM JOSHI2000
149BHAVESH GINWAL100
150SUMANT MULKALWAR20
151ABHIJEET BANDU MORE20
152ARUNAVA BHATTACHARJ10000
153JOEL JOYSEN211
154SUPREETHA S200
155MR VISHAL SETIA200
156ABHISHEK ASHOK DESAI500
157NIYATI MANISH PANDYA100
158ASHISH MALIK1000
159SREE RAVITHEJA D1000
160AMIT SATENDRA KUMAR200
161SATPUTE SAKET RAVIND2000
162MR SHRINJOY GOUTAM R1000
163KRISHNA CHAITAN MAR500
164AVIRAL JUNEJA500
165PRANAV HEMANT KAJGAO100
166MR SHUBHAM MANOJ KAM100
167UDDHAV RAJ1000
168ADITI ANANT WASULE1000
169PURUSHARTH SONI100
170VIJAYKUMAR100
171NIKHAR SINGHAL100
172SISIR KUMAR RANA1500
173PRATIK DILIP RATHOD100
174MR KARTIKEYA MAHESH50
175NIKHIL GOYAL500
176ALEX VINCENT ELUVATH500
177POTHURI MAYUR1000
178SOUMIK CHATTERJEE100
179ANKUSH DHADWAL100
180PARAKH KUMAR CHAWDA300
181ANMOL VIJWANI200
182DAMINI GANESH CHAVAN50
183PUSH RAJ PRATAP SING100
184MR URVISH RAJESHKUMA2
185KAUSHAL KESHAV NARAY1500
186AVINASH BARIK500
187YAMINI ARORA1000
188MR PRATEEK BANGWAL100
189SACHIN THAKKAR50
190ASHWATH PRAV200
191SIDDHARTH GOPAL BHAL100
192YASH RAJESH SHAH1000
193ANEESH SHAILENDRA PO100
194PLABAN PARICHA20
195REVANT REDDY VENNA500
196KIRAN ANGINTHAYA5000
197RUPAK SAMADDER2000
198NAIR ANISHA SHRI NAR100
199BASANIO JAMES S O V100
200SIDDHANT200
201MANPREET VIDYAJITH K100
202SAAKAR BAIRAGI1000
203BHARATH KAUSHAL ALGU500
204Y ROHIT REDDY200
205ABHISHEK BHARDWAJ100
206SUPRIYA BHAGWAT DHAV200
207AVINASH KASHYAP5000
208MANAN MONGA250
209SHASHANK SHUKLA1000
210SHARAD RAINA200
211SAGAR NUWAL100
212SHREE SHYAM DIGNOSTI100
213JAIVARDHAN SINGH CHA250
214ANKIT GUPTA1000
215NAIR RADHIKA UNNIKRI500
216K BHARADWAJ200
217DHRUVA VITTAL50
218PRAJNANAND KAUP SHEN500
219PUVVADA ROHAN200
220SWAPNIL ASHOK DESHMU151
221MR SANDEEP VILAS CHA200
222DHEERAJ RAJENDRA BHU40
223RITIK TRIVEDI51
224JAY NILESH SHAH30
225DHRUV DEEPAK MULYE250
226PREMA GADE1000
227JATINDEEP SINGH1000
228RISHIKESH GURUJALA200
229MR ANKIT KUMAR BHATT100
230VARDHAMAN KUMAGOUDA500
231AKSHAY S R250
232VARDHAMAN KUMAGOUDA200
233SOMBIR YADAV40
234AMAN RAJ SINGH100
235DEEPANSHU SINGHAL100
236MANAS CHANDOLA500
237MRS USHARANI PASUPUL250
238MR DIPLAV SINGH200
239MEHUL GUPTA40
240KUMAR N250
241SHIVAM SHARMA200
242ARJUN500
243GIRISH SHARMA20
244SACHIN V PRABHU100
245DESAI SOWMITRA SUNIL500
246AYUSH SUNIL ANTRE250
247JASMEET SINGH709
248MRS VARSHA VASANT GA1000
249SHREYAS G NAMBIAR1000
250OMKAR CHANDRAKANT KU100
251THAKUR RITURAJ SINGH500
252MR ARIJIT BASU100
253CHAHAT MALHOTRA610.3
254NEHUL GUPTA1000
255TEJAS PANDEY501
256SIDDHARTH GOEL50
257RAJAT KUMAR200
258NIHAL CHAUHAN100
259MASTER ASHWIN KEDARI500
260SHAIK ROUF100
261HARSHIL MITTAL5000
262MOHD SIRAJ6000
263SAGAR SINGH500
264ANKITA SINHA500
265GAURAV DILEEP SEVEKA500
266MR AAKASH RANJAN30
267SAKSHAM SHARMA500
268MR NEERAJ UTTURE500
269UTKARSH SHARMA500
270GAURAV RAJESH CHANDI500
271MAYANK MISHRA100
272NIMESH ANIL SHAH500
273SWAPNIL RAI200
274AKSHAY GANESH BHAT100
275VIDIT SANTOSH GUJARA5000
276YASHWANT SINGH1001
277INCHARA SREE BHAT1000
278ABHISHEK JOHN TOPPO101
279BHAVYA SAINI2000
280SHUBHAM SANJIV KUMTH200
281SHRUTI SINGH500
282SIMIT H SHAH200
283SOUMITRA MUKHERJEE100
284AVINASH SINGH200
285DILBAG SINGH100
286SOURABH SHRIGANESH D100
287VAIBHAV KUMAR JHA151
288KIRNESH NANDAN500
289DEEPAK OBEROI SO SUR1000
290DEBARTHA BANERJEE5000
291NANDITA HEMMADY1000
292NINAD TIWARI100
293SHRIKANT MADHAV DESH100
294ANKIT SHARMA500
295TEJAS RAJENDRA POPAT100
296MAYANK PANDEY100
297GURUPAD MAMADAPUR200
298ANJALI U PAI200
299ROSHAN PINTO1000
300SURAJ KUMAR MAJEE500
301GOPESWAR SAMAL100
302GAURAV RAIKWAR300
303HEMANSH ASHISH CHOLE100
304ADITYA WARRIER500
305SNEHAL PALAV500
306SANKET BOSE150
307VIJAY V MALLYA500
308VAIBHAV KUMAR SHARMA500
309ROHIT VERMA200
310ARPIT SAIGAL1000
311PURAV MANAN THAKORE100
312NAVENDRA RAJPUT SO N101
313PURAV MANAN THAKORE25
314UJJWAL KANDHARI1000
315D AKSHAY KUMAR500
316MAYANK SINGH NANDAL500
317VARUN JAIN5000
318NIRAJ SHUBHAM200
319PAVAN K BHAT1000
320RANA SANTIRANJAN SAR5000
321RAVI DINESH KALA500
322CHINMAY MAHESH RATKA20
323SHEBA JOY500
324ALIGAPALLY HARIPRIY100
325NIPEN DAS100
326SOUMYA BHAMBANI300
327JAY ANAND MALANI301
328ARCHANA SALKAR100
329KORAGANJI PREM KAMAL200
330SIDDHARTH MALHOTRA50
331FAIZ KIDWAI1000
332VIPUL KUMAR100
333GUTTIKONDA SRI SATYA100
334SWAPNIL ASHOKRAO ORK1000
335MANISH SANTOSH JAIN200
336SAURABH BABAN JADHAV400
337ABHRARAJ CHANDA10
338ATUL ASHOKRAO DAHALE500
339RUBEL CHOWDHURY500
340GANDHI ANUJ UMESH2000
341SUDHANSHU JOSHI250
342JAMES POTHEN CHERIAN1000
343PARAS MANISH PATEL200
344ROHIT KASHYAP B500
345CHAITALI SURESH TULA151
346A P S KOUSHIK500
347TOYESH SINGH200
348NIPEN DAS100
349PUGAL AMRUTH50
350BHARVI MITESH SHAH250
351SUNIL KRISHNAN2000
352ADITYA P BHOSALE100
353SAMATA P PRADHAN1000
354BANDARU SANDEEP1000
355AKSHATH A101
356M SABARISH NARAYANA100
357P T SAINATH200
358YOGESH MURTHY K500
359KSHITIJ BATHLA1000
360HARISH KUMAR KUTARE100
361POOJA BAGHEL DO AMBI100
362ABHISHEK JOHN TOPPO51
363MONIDEEP BANERJEE1000
364ANSUMAN SURYAPRAKASH500
365MR SUBODH CHAVAN1000
366SANDEEP MANDAL500
367SWIKRITI SARAN SING200
368APARNA AGARWAL500
369NAVAL MAHESH PATTAR100
370SRINIBAS MOHAPATRA100
371SAGAR M M100
372PARTEEK RAWAL101
373JAPMEET SINGH20
374PRAVEEN KUMAR1000
375RAHUL ASHARANA SABHA100
376UDIT TELANG64
377RITVIK GAUTAM BALVAL500
378SARTHAK RAJEEV GUPTA50
379AMAN ARVIND PARMAR100
380PAWAN S RAO100
381NIRAV J PAREKH200
382RAWAT A100
383KONDA ANUDEEP REDDY200
384ISHWINDER SINGH50
385ATHUL K250
386DEVANJOT SINGH SRA500
387RAJAT KUMAR300
388JAYAMALLIKARJUNA RAO500
389DEEPAK DEVENDRA PATE501
390ISHDEEP SINGH HORA100
391UTKARSH JAIN1000
392ABHISHEK BHARDWAJ100
393ASHISH KUMAR RAI1000
394MR SHREYAS MUKUND PH500
395SHRUTI JAYAL1000
396KARTIKEYA SHARMA500
397SHARDUL SILSWAL100
398SHAILJA1000
399ABHINAV AKASH180
400KALIDINDI VAMSI VARM200
401SNEHASHISH CHOUDHARY11
402KOLLA SAI KRISHNA300
403MRUNAL NARENDRA JOSH100
404SHUBHAM DILIP DESHMU1000
405SHARDUL BHARAT GHARA3000
406KALYANI ANIL INAMDAR500
407ABHIRAM VIVEK SHASTR500
408ROHAN MOHAN RAYARADD5000
409BAIBHAB DEBNATH500
410OITIHJYA SEN500
411AMIT SINDHWANI500
412SHEENAN TAUHEED100
413DARSH SATYENDRASINH100
414CHINMAYA BHARADWAJ A200
415JATANKUMAR CHETANKUM151
416BHARGAV DEVENDRABHAI5000
417AKSHAT SIDDHANT500
418RAHUL SANJAY KHOND20
419KULDEEP KUMAR PANT501
420KANISHK MAHESHWARI101
421ABHINAV NEGI450
422SHARMAD UPENDRA S BH200
423YUVRAJ SINGH500
424PUNEET BHATIA2100
425GIRISH SHARMA10
426RAMARAPU SAI SWAROOP300
427PRAVEEN KUMAR PRANA500
428BANDARU NAVEEN KUMAR500
429MAHENDRASINH A SOLAN1000
430HAMZA500
431RAKESH KUMAR100
432RITHWIK RAAJ ANAND50
433ALISTER ALLWYN CABRA500
434SARIPUTRA WAGHDHARE500
435K SMITHA KRISHNA40
436RAKSHIT LATISH SHETT1000
437KESKAR SAURABH RAJEN1000
438KARTIK BAJAJ200
439DEBASISH KUTRUKA50
440NISHIKANT GANESH SAD200
441NEHAM RAJIV GUPTA1000
442SUBHAM AGRAWAL100
443BHAVIK NITINBHAI PAN200
444MR AHMED HUSAIN ROPE200
445MR MAYANK SAHNI100
446MOUNIKA N V S D1000
447VARUN VIKAS VAIDYA300
448GURPREET SINGH51
449ADITYA PRATAP SINGH500
450KARTHIKEYAN S500
451ABHINAV SONI200
452MANISH K H151
453VIVEK GARG SO ASHOK200
454KARTHIKEYAN S379
455HARISH D V100
456SHUBHAM SRIVASTAVA500
457GANDIGARI SHASHIDHAR116
458KARMANYA GAJANAN RAU200
459KETAN500
460MR NEERAJ SUYOG ATHA200
461ARJUN TANDALE100
462HARDIK KISHORBHAI SI50
463DIMPLE K H500
464GOPIKA MAHAPATRA500
465DEEPANSHU SONI200
466PULKIT GUPTA1000
467BHARGAV BIPIN CHANDR1000
468GANDHAR S THANEKAR100
469JAYESH CHOWHAN200
470AMAN KUMAR200
471RAJAT DHASMANA200
472SHUBHAM GARG100
473ARPIT JIGNESH DESAI100
474PRABHASH KAMAL PATEL150
475SINDHURA SHETTY2000
476PRASHANT SUHAS KAMAT500
477ABINASH AUROBINDO BE200
478SRIJAN GUPTA500
479MUKUND AGRAWAL500
480AYUSH SINGH150
481YASH MILIND BUDUKH101
482AJINKYA RAJESH GORAY500
483DEVARAJ M NAYAK500
484AD PRAKASH51
485ARYAN50
486PARITOSH UPRETI100
487MRITYUNJAY JALAN500
488DEVANG SANDEEP SAKRE100
489SNEHAL KIRAN GADE250
490HRISHABH RATHI100
491KAUSTHUBH HEGDE200
492MAHESH DEVRANI200
493NITHISH K GNANI100
494HARSHIT SAXENA1000
495AYUSH KHANDELWAL100
496ANJISHNU MAHANTA500
497NILESH RAMDAS JADHAV100
498MANMOHAN SINGH CHARA3000
499AYUSH MONA SHAH100
500LOUIS HANIEL PRABHAK1000
501SUHAAS PUTTA50
502VAIBHAV EKKA20
503MR JINO CHACKO200
504HIMANGSHU RANJAN BOR2000
505SHREESHA BHAT100
506RAHUL MOCHI10000
507XXXPGN KOTAK 811 WAL50
508SASANK200
509MR YASH CHOPRA50
510KAUSTUV MUKHERJI200
511UTKARSH AGRAWAL1001
512SHIWANGI RAI150
513ROHITH RAJESH100
514SHUBHAM AGARWAL30
515B S VISHAK NANDAN AA500
516MUKUL SINGH100
517KHUSHAL MANOJ ADLAKH50
518PATADE ABHAY DAULATR500
519RAHUL TAK1000
520PARAVASTHU ROHAN200
521DISHA TEWARI100
522KUMAR AVIRAL100
523BEENA151
524NIKETH VENKAT RAJA200
525R TEJAS NAIDU100
526ANKIT GOYAL500
527VISHVDEEP KHUSHOO1000
528ASHUTOSH PRAKASH500
529ARPIT SINGHAL500
530RISHAV AGARWAL1000
531MANOJ ARJUN NAWALE500
532SUBHAM KUMAR100
533PRABHAKER NIGAM100
534AMIT ANIL SOMAN1000
535PRANAB SAHA100
536CHIRAG DIGESH KHAKKH200
537SURYA NARAYANAN100
538DHANANJAY KAMBLE500
539VOLETY ANURAG100
540AJIT ANIL GOLE100
541HARISH S2000
542HARSHIV NISHITH THAK150
543ROHIT GARG150
544RAVIRAJ VIJAY KAMBLE100
545ABHISHEK KAUSHAL1000
546AMEYA DEEPAK KULKARN40
547AMEYA DEEPAK KULKARN40
548JANESH SHARMA500
549NIKHIL SAMAD100
550ASHISH MUNDAPPI501
551NAGARAJ POBBATHI NIR500
552KOSANAM SATISH KUMAR150
553MANISHA JAIN2000
554JAYARAM SUBRAMANIAN500
555BALAJI H500
556VASAVI NIRJAR100.00

Total amount via Google Pay: Rs. 295131.85

Money received via Paypal: Rs.75,000

Total amount raised: Rs. 370131.85

We want to thank Samay Raina and his viewers for their benevolence and thoughtful gesture of promoting blind chess in the country. Please be rest assured that each and every penny will be utilized for the betterment of blind young chess players and we will be publishing about the same on ChessBase India.

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