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Wanna battle with Gukesh, Visakh, Laxman and others in ChessBase Online Blitz Tournament?

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/03/2020

India's youngest GM Gukesh D, GM Visakh N R and GM Laxman R R along with nine IMs and a WIM will feature in this Saturday's Online Blitz tournament presented by ChessBase India. Total ₹10000 prize fund is up for grabs for the top three finishers. That's not all. This is the first of five weekend blitz tournaments which will take place every Saturday at Playchess server. For the first time we have opened it to the world, so even if you are outside of India, you can still participate and win the prizes too. The best finisher after five Saturday Blitz event will win an extra ₹10000 cash prize. Hurry up and register fast. Entry is FREE*, however an active ChessBase Premium Account subscription is mandatory for all players.

Play against the strong players from all over the world

ChessBase India presents the first of five, March Blitz tournament will take place on this Saturday 21st March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Due to overwhelming response, we have removed the 100 players restriction, so hurry up and register fast.

Date: Saturday, 21st 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

 

Reigning Asian Blitz Champion GM Nihal Sarin will be the top seed | Photo: Alina l'Ami

Reigning World Youth Under-18 Champion GM R Praggnanandhaa will be among the top seeds | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Armenian GM Zaven Andriasian will be making his ChessBase India Online Blitz debut | Photo: Harry Gielen

GM Abhimanyu Puranik has won a ChessBase Online Blitz event before | Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM Gukesh D is in terrific form as he won two back to back events in Denmark and France

GM Erigaisi Arjun is a regular at ChessBase India Online Blitz events and he has won a few | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

GM Elshan Moradiabadi of USA will be making his ChessBase India Online Blitz debut | Photo: ChessBase India archives

India's 65th GM Raunak Sadhwani loves to play blitz | Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM Diptayan Ghosh has won two ChessBase Online Blitz events | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Visakh N R will be among the top seeds | Photo: Amruta Mokal

ChessBase India Blitz regular Laxman is the first GM to confirm | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Krishna CRG | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Arjun Kalyan | Photo: Amruta Mokal

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

IM Mitrabha Guha | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Rathanvel V S | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Aditya Mittal | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Aronyak Ghosh | Photo: Amruta Mokal

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

IM Mehar Chinna Reddy | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Himal Gusain | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Neelash Saha | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Kushager Krishnater | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Muthaiah Al | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Raahil Mullick | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Krishna Teja N | Photo: Sagar Shah

IM Anuj Shrivatri | Photo: Niklesh Jain

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

IM Praveen Kumar | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM R Vaishali has had a fantastic 2019 | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM S Meenakshi | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Karnataka's first WIM Isha Sharma | Photo: Hinduja Reddy

WIM Priyanka Nutakki | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Entry is closed

 

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prize:

PlacePrize
1st₹5000
2nd₹3000
3rd₹2000

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 21st 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 21st of March 2020 until 3 p.m.

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.

Contact:

For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email - teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com

• 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.

List of players:

Sl.no. Name Playchess ID Rating
1 GM Nihal Sarin Nihalsarin 2640
2 GM R Praggnanandhaa chessworld1 2608
3 GM Zaven Andriasian ZavenGrozny 2606
4 GM Abhimanyu Puranik pabh 2584
5 GM Gukesh D Gk06 2563
6 GM Erigaisi Arjun Indian-Lion 2559
7 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Abadi 2555
8 GM Raunak Sadhwani devil1234 2545
9 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 2541
10 GM Visakh N R Visakh 2516
11 IM Krishna C R G crg 2478
12 IM Arjun Kalyan Arjunkalyan 2477
13 IM Ravi Teja S Ravi Teja S 2469
14 IM Mitrabha Guha babysnake 2445
15 IM V S Rathanvel vsr64 2445
16 IM Aditya Mittal vinniethepooh 2438
17 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 2436
18 IM Nubairshah Shaikh CREATOR 1198 2423
19 IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H Mehar 2422
20 IM Himal Gusain rajdhani express 2414
21 FM L R Srihari lsr 2414
22 IM Neelash Saha gamechanger 2413
23 Sammed Shete champion111 2412
24 GM Laxman Rajaram LAXMAN 2411
25 IM Kushager Krishnater kushu_attack 2410
26 IM Muthaiah Al gamechanger64 2400
27 WGM R Vaishali rvaishali2001 2393
28 IM Raahil Mullick Raahi07 2386
29 IM N Krishna Teja N_Krishna teja 2378
30 CM Shahil Dey ShahilDey 2376
31 FM Vatsal Singhania qscrgn 2370
32 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350
33 FM Nikhil Dixit nikhildixit98 2321
34 FM Siddharth Jagadeesh Siddharthjagadeesh 2312
35 Saurabh Anand Saurabh19 2304
36 Kaustuv Kundu Kaustuv Kundu 2301
37 IM D K Sharma kakdela 2289
38 FM Aaryan Varshney Aaryan Varshney 2277
39 WIM Isha Sharma MissPhoenix 2276
40 FM Dushyant Sharma Dushu2930 2270
41 Vedant Panesar Brainboy123 2266
42 WIM Priyanka Nutakki Priyanka Nutakki 2263
43 Mithil Ajgaonkar Mithil 2263
44 WFM Savitha Shri B Savithashri 2261
45 Tanmay Chopra tanmay1234 2260
46 Abhishek Das kabababu 2258
47 FM Suyog Wagh suyu28 2245
48 FM Gahan MG karnatakangahan 2229
49 Rajarishi Karthi cool64chess 2207
50 Prasannaa S IndigoChess 2200
51 Aradhya Garg Aradhya 2198
52 Michael Joseph Pagaran mykelpagz 2192
53 Rohit S rohit2007 2189
54 WGM S Meenakshi meenu24 2171
55 IM Praveen Kumar Srinivasan 2158
56 Ramu Kandi Agasthya 2117
57 Adarsh Tripathi ADARSHK-123 2115
58 Anustoop Biswas Stark11 2126
59 FM C J Arvind Junosource 2123
60 Sarvesh Kumar.A Chessencounter 2115
61 Sanket Chakravarty SymbolX 2106
62 Samrug Narayanan pigson7th 2100
63 Shreyas Royal Sr09 2096
64 Namitbir Singh Walia NAMITBIR 2093
65 Saptorshi Gupta saptorshi 2092
66 Manish Parmar DCA 2084
67 Garv Gaur garvgaur1008 2083
68 Uttam Sharma R uttamchess 2077
69 Aaditya Dhingra Aaditya13 2038
70 Sandeep Sethuraman bouncyegg 2037
71 Naveen Jain kobemagic 2032
72 Muralikrishna Gangaraju Muralikrishna 2026
73 K N Gopal
2022
74 Aarav Dengla Hitchthestars 2010
75 Sharan Rao THE_COOL_GUY 1992
76 Atri Chattopadhyay Atri Chattopadhyay 1989
77 Ilamparthi A R ilamparthi 1989
78 Ruttumbara Bidhar unicorn5 1952
79 Nilsu Pattnayak BITUNILSU 1948
80 Arka Sengupta Arkasg007 1937
81 Ojasva Singh Ojasva01 1933
82 Sanchit Anand devil_sanchit 1933
83 Kannan Sa NextWC 1927
84 Aditya Samant adityass 1916
85 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama Saraswathii 1914
86 Harshit Pawar Harshit99 1909
87 Ishaan Bansal ishu98 1905
88 Anirudh Daga Aniedg 1878
89 Sher Singh sher2012 1876
90 Joel Paul Joelpaul 1864
91 Vaibhav Kalpaka VRK 1859
92 Akhilesh Nagare Nagareakhilesh 1846
93 Uma Maheswaran Palanisamy msdhoni7781 1842
94 Saketh Pedagandham Me N Chess 1841
95 Chirag Hosdurga garihc 1838
96 Aadit Bhatia aadit1728 1830
97 Sudarshan Bhat Sudarshan_Bhat 1813
98 Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai shreeganesh 1803
99 Anupam M Sreekumar Anupam_Chess 1798
100 Aanjaneya Phatak aanjaneya 1769
101 Pranav Sairam Sairam Ramabadra 1762
102 Akash Tiwari Radeonxd 1718
103 Satvik Kapoor SATVIK_YGM 1717
104 Krishna Karthik Nerella kingslayer24 1713
105 Debarghya Samanta tapa1964 1698
106 Jaiveer Mahendru Diamond06 1695
107 Devam Makwana nextmagnus 1694
108 Soumyajit Das Apply11 1683
109 Girish Bachikar giriadu 1670
110 Arnab Kumar Mullick arnabkumarmullick 1655
111 Md Bashiq Imrose imsmd2007 1641
112 Tejash Jain unknownstar2500 1640
113 Nikunj Gupta Nikunjdelhi 1638
114 Ritabrata Chakraborty RITABRATAC 1622
115 Ritesh Dharmatti sorcererchess 1618
116 Manmay Chopra Manmay2007 1610
117 Dhruv Khosla Castle_64 1584
118 Muthu P Muthu2205 1572
119 Rahul Yadav rahulyadav 1570
120 Mugesh B mugesh 1495
121 Swara Lakshmi S Nair sureknair 1477
122 Ashiya Begum Drunkenknight8 1476
123 Vinoth M Vinothm64 1466
124 Abhimanyu Singh touchndmove 1458
125 Viresh Sharnarthi
1445
126 Ujjawal Bansal Ujjawalbansal 1442
127 Arunakirinathan Aruthran aruthran2006 1432
128 Hariharan Subramony sml_hari 1430
129 Anshul Mehta Anshulmehta 1420
130 Deepak Kumtakar dskumtakar777 1417
131 Saket Kumar saketkumar1979 1407
132 Ravish Chaudhary RavishChaudhary 1234 1332
133 Megh Shah thezugzwanger 1324
134 Shivank Mitra Shivank_Mitra 1293
135 Roshan Sethuraman speedysnail 1284
136 Pratish Raj rajpratish 1259
137 Manas Gaikwad SRUMANCHESS 1243
138 Soumitra Tambe soumitra1199 1239
139 Niranjan J Warrier niranjanjwarrier 1234
140 Devansh Chaudhury dev11 1231
141 Mahadev Savitha Viju V_j 1217
142 Suryansh Verma Suryakhanal 1199
143 Ritwik Mallavarapu ritwik chess 1197
144 Rawat Dhanpal Singh DHANP_1983 1193
145 Siddharth siddharth2003 1163
146 Dharma Surendar
1115
147 Kolla Bhaavan Ekalvya 1109
148 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093
149 Swarali Hatvalne Girihats 1090
150 Shlok Sharnarthi
1069
151 Amit Mishra amitm55 0
152 Amit Rajeshirke amitshirke 0
153 Dishita Dey dishitadey21 0
154 Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury 105307147 0
155 E Efanio Jens josephinedison 0
156 Mahadev Rushitha Haju Rudramma 0
157 Rahul Anil Bhagwat MRAA 0
158 Sathvik N
0
159 Sparsh Sharma SPARSH SHARMA 0
160 Tahseen Mohammed TahseenMD 0
161 Trilochan Chhatria Chess master chandan 0

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 30 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 21st of March. 7.30 p.m. 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 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 tournament.it was exciting!

 

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 !

 

Kushagra Mohan

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.


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