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CircleChess Bullet Bash: Online Chess Tournament with a ₹1,00,000 Prize Pool - Registration open!

by ChessBase India - 30/11/2023

CircleChess, a pioneering chess startup dedicated to revolutionizing the chess ecosystem, has announced its first CircleChess Bullet Bash, an online bullet chess tournament scheduled for December 5th, 2023, from 8 PM to 9 PM. This adrenaline-fueled event will bring together some of India's top titled players and offer a compelling prize pool of ₹1,00,000, making it one of the largest bullet tournaments organized in the country. If you are interested in participating in a fast-paced thrilling event, you can find out more about the details of the event. 

The CircleChess Bullet Bash tournament will be organized on the Lichess platform, and the format will be a 1+0 Bullet Arena. This fast-paced format will test the players' skills, and ability to adapt to rapidly changing game situations.


The tournament will feature a diverse range of participants, including grandmasters, international masters, and aspiring chess enthusiasts, all vying for a share of the impressive prize pool. The first-place winner will take home a grand prize of ₹25,000, while the top 200 players will receive prizes for their outstanding performances.

The three top seeds, IM Sharan Rao, FM Aayush Bhattacherjee, and IM Kushagra Mohan are ready to give a tough fight.

For the uninitiated, CircleChess is a startup founded by chess enthusiasts and tech experts with a mission to transform the chess ecosystem and make the game more accessible and engaging for everyone. The platform leverages technology to address several gaps in the current ecosystem through its innovative features like automated pairing notifications for players, tournament management tools for organizers and so on. Very soon, it will also launch a learning and assessment platform for coaches and players.


"We are thrilled to host the CircleChess Bullet Bash, an event that will showcase the incredible talent and competitive spirit of India's chess players," said Kumar Gaurav, CEO of CircleChess. "With its fast-paced format and generous prize pool, this tournament is sure to be an exhilarating experience for both participants and spectators."


Registration for the CircleChess Bullet Bash is open to all chess players in India. The registration fee is ₹250, but titled players can register for free. Early bird entry is available till 1st of December 2023 for a discounted fee of ₹200. Register through the CircleChess website by clicking here.

The prizes for the tournament along with important tournament details

Tournament Details

●      Date: December 5th, 2023

●      Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

●      Platform: Lichess

●      Format: 1+0 Bullet Arena

●      Registration Fee: ₹250 (free for titled players)

●      Early Bird Entry (till Dec 1st, 2023): ₹200

●      Prize Pool: ₹1,00,000

●      Arbiter: IA Vivek Sohani


About CircleChess

CircleChess is a startup founded by chess enthusiasts and tech experts with a mission to revolutionize the chess ecosystem. Leveraging technology, CircleChess provides a seamless chess experience for players, coaches, arbiters, and organizers. Its comprehensive suite of features includes tournament discovery, automated pairing notifications, registration, and tournament management. CircleChess's leadership team comprises experienced technocrats from India's leading tech companies, who also share a passion for chess. Find out more about their vision on the official CircleChess website.