"Let's fight Corona together" fundraiser online blitz on 9th of April 2020
On 9th of April 2020, ChessBase India is holding the "Let's fight Corona together" fundraiser online blitz. ChessBase India has always tried to bring the chess community together for a good cause. This time as well, we are looking forward to the chess players from all across India coming together and helping the country fight against the Corona virus. There is no entry fee, but to participate, you have to contribute a minimum of Rs.100. There is no upper limit and you can donate whatever amount you are comfortable with. We also have signed DVDs by Carlsen and Anand and India no.2 Vidit Gujrathi will not just play the event, but also do live streaming to support the cause.
"Let's fight Corona together" Fundraiser ChessBase India Online Blitz Tournament on 9th April 2020
ChessBase India has always tried to use chess as a tool to unite the chess loving community for the greater good of the society. Right from the floods in Kerala, to the cyclone in Odisha, we have always had initiatives to raise funds and help our country. Today our common enemy is the Corona virus. It has taken away the lives of few and disrupted the livelihood of many. Through our sport we can all come together on the 9th of April 2020, contribute for a good cause and raise money which will be donated to the PM CARES Fund. At the same time you can fight it out against some of the top players of Indian chess.
Details of the online tournament:
Date: Thursday 9th April 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m. IST
Time control: 3 mins + 0 second increment
Number of rounds: 9
Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess
P.S. The prizes will be sent once the normal courier services resume. Currently due to the Covid-19 situation, the courier facilities across the country have been affected.
Confirmed Titled players
Donate to the cause:
There is no entry fee for the event. But you have to donate an amount to take part in it. The minimum donation required is Rs.100. There is no upper limit to the amount you would like to donate. Even if you are unable to play at the event, you can still donate towards this good cause. Each one of us can definitely afford ₹100. As already mentioned, the entire amount will be donated to the PM CARES fund.
If the above button doesn't work, you can contribute from here.
People who live outside India and would like to contribute, can do so directly to the PM CARES Fund:
Name of the Account PM CARES
Account Number 2121PM20202
IFSC Code SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code SBININBB104 4
Name of Bank and Branch State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID pmcares@sbi
How to play the tournament:
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here.
For registration queries contact:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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:
Donors who will play the tournament
|1||GM Neelotpal Das||Mandrake||20000||2425|
|2||GM Dibyendu Barua||Dibyendu Barua||20000||2393|
|3||GM Srinath Narayanan||NSRINATH||5000||2540|
|4||GM Magesh Panchanathan||gmmagesh||5000||2508|
|5||GM Ankit Rajpara||twentyseven||5000||2452|
|6||IM Tania Sachdev||Tania Sachdev||5000||2392|
|7||GM Laxman R R||LAXMAN||4500||2411|
|9||IM Nisha Mohota||Nisha Mohota||2018||2106|
|10||GM Stany G A||Stany G A||2000||2522|
|11||GM Deep Sengupta||Deep Sengupta||1000||2527|
|12||IM Aditya Mittal||Vinniethepooh||1000||2438|
|13||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||1000||2413|
|17||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||MRAA||1000||0|
|18||E Agam Aditya||aagam aditya e||501||1707|
|19||Vivaan Vijay Saraogi||chess_cheiro||501||1519|
|20||CM Shahil Dey||ShahilDey||500||2376|
|22||FM C J Arvind||JUNOSOURCE||500||2123|
|23||G Dinesh Kumar||gdbow||500||2046|
|27||L R Srihari||lsr||300||2414|
|28||Sai Manivannan N.R.||Saimanivannan||300||1926|
|29||Devarsh Borkhetariya M||Lightning McQueen||300||1482|
|32||Swayham P Das||swayham||251||1675|
|33||Arjun Gupta||Arjun Gupta||201||1932|
|35||Vinay R Jumani||Vinay12345||200||1754|
|37||K Chandra Sekhar||Chesslearner500||200||0|
|42||FM Dushyant Sharma||Dushu2930||101||2270|
|44||Dinesh Rajan M||dinchamp||101||1912|
|49||CM Bhavesh Mahajan||bhavesh1810||100||2047|
|50||Aditya Bikram Paul||adityabikram||100||1964|
|52||Hari Surya Bharadwaj||Alekhine1||100||1882|
|55||Kiran Vasishta TS||Kiran Vasishta||100||1427|
|60||Padmaesh M K||Padmaesh M K||100||1293|
|63||Aditi P Iyer||Aditi Iyer||100||1098|
|64||Shristi Chede||shristi chede||100||1084|
|65||Sree Hari Nathan K S||sreeharia11||100||1069|
|68||Adipto Nath||Adipto Nath||100||0|
|69||Arun Pratap Singh||Arun pratap singh||100||0|
|70||Harshit Vikram SB||Harshit2009||100||0|
|71||Namratha Rao||Namratha Rao||100||0|
|75||Shaurya Divecha||Shaurya Divecha||100||0|
|76||Shaurya Pratap Singh||shash||100||0|
|78||GM Sethuraman S P||Piscean||2644|
|79||GM Aryan Chopra||Aryan Chopra||2585|
|80||GM Gukesh D||Gk06||2563|
|81||GM Vishnu Prasanna||Fidodido||2476|
|82||IM Shinya Kojima||imsknkgg||2392|
|83||GM Sundararajan Kidambi||2389|
|84||IM Padmini Rout||Padmini||2370|
|85||WIM Divya Deshmukh||2305|
Donors who will not play the tournament
|1||GM Sasikiran Krishnan||Sasikiran||20000||2647|
|3||GM Arunprasad Subramanian||Dont Know||5000||2507|
|Total funds raised so far||124042|
How to play tournament?
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.
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 Vishy Anand Arena 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 9th of April. 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. Only those who have donated the money will be allowed to play.
Note: The Playchess id, while donating the amount and playing the tournament should be the same.
About ChessBase India Foundation
ChessBase India Foundation has indulged in raising funds not only for the talents of Indian chess but also on issues of national importance by galvanizing the chess community together.
IM Sagar Shah and Niklesh Jain have already raised above Rs.45,000 to be donated to the PM CARES fund through their online training and the details of these funds can be seen here.
You can also make a direct donation to the bank account of ChessBase India Foundation which will be added to the amount of donation for the cause:
Name :- ChessBase India Foundation
A/C. No. :- 50200031999591
Bank Name: HDFC Bank.
Type of Account: Current Account
Branch Name :- GHATKOPAR EAST-TILAK ROAD
Branch Address :- 001 / 002,Samyak Darshan,Junction Of Tilak Road& Vallabh Baug Lane,Mumbai,
IFSC CODE :- HDFC0000118
All the contributors will be mentioned in a separate article which will be published when the tournament ends and the donation is made.
Know more about ChessBase India Foundation here.
About online tournaments on Playchess by ChessBase India:
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 R R Laxman, multi-time 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.
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 !
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.