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DreamHack Rapid and Blitz 2022 witnesses the participation of 8 GMs and 10 IMs

by Sagar Shah - 03/11/2022

DreamHack India is the biggest gaming festival in the country. To be held in Hyderabad from 4th to 6th of November 2022, it will witness the gathering of over 20,000 gamers from all across the country!  This year, chess has been introduced as a part of the DreamHack. In order to make it like a chess festival, we have the DreamHack Rapid and Blitz with a massive prize fund of Rs.10 lakh! A total of 382 people have registered for the event already, with several strong titled players (including 8 Grandmasters!) also taking part.  

Chess at DreamHack Rapid and Blitz is taking place at the Hitex Exhibition Center in Hyderabad 2022 from 4th to 6th of November 2022. While everyone is excited for the ChessBase India Original Death Match 2.0 and Comedians Over the Board, one of the events that is people's favorite is the DreamHack Rapid and Blitz! A massive 382 people have registered for the event. The Rapid tournament will take place on 4th and 5th November, and the Blitz tournament will take place on 6th November.

The Tandem simul starts on November 6th, 4:30 PM onwards! The winners of the age group category in blitz (15 of them) will get to play against Arjun and Gukesh. It will be a clock simul with 20 players. 5 players will be selected later.

The top boards

The total number of players are close to 400 with 7 GMs and 10 IMs fighting for the first prize of Rs.1,50,000 in rapid and Rs.40,000 in blitz. We also have 1 WIM and 7 FMs at the event.

The top seed of the tournament is Harsha Bharathakoti (2574)

2nd seed GM Lalith Babu (2550)

3rd seed GM Abhimanyu Puranik (2549)

4th seed GM Srinath Narayanan (2518)

5th seed Sankalp Gupta (2402)

The strongest female player of the event - WIM Savitha Shri B (2311)

Time control and Schedule

For the Rapid tournament, the time control is 15 minutes + 10 seconds of increment starting from move 1. A total of 9 rounds of Rapid will be played - 4 rounds will be played in 4th November, and the rest of 5 will be played on 5th November. The Blitz tournament will take place on 6th November, a total of 11 rounds of Blitz will be played. The time control for the Blitz event is 3 minutes + 2 second increment starting from move 1.


The complete schedule of the events in DreamHack

All the information about the DreamHack Rapid and Blitz

The full tournament will be broadcasted live on major chess platforms. If you can't join us live, do tune in on YouTube - we will bring you all the action straight to your home!

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List of players:

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsexTyp
1
GMHarsha Bharathakoti5078776IND2574
2
GMLalit Babu M R5024595IND2550
3
GMPuranik Abhimanyu5061245IND2549
4
GMNarayanan Srinath5018420IND2518
5
GMSankalp Gupta5097010IND2402
6
GMMitrabha Guha5057000IND2374
7
GMRaja Rithvik R35007394IND2370
8
IMRavi Teja S.5017220IND2358
9
IMMuthaiah Al5092442IND2354
10
IMPrraneeth Vuppala46622373IND2351U15
11
IMKrishna C R G5018625IND2341
12
IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh5053196IND2339
13
CMKushagra Mohan25033638IND2333
14
WIMSavitha Shri B35061887IND2311wU15
15
IMKrishnater Kushager25041142IND2310
16
IMSammed Jaykumar Shete5073421IND2308
17
IMAjay Krishna S5096430IND2273
18
IMDushyant Sharma25065130IND2270
19
FMSekar B5043743IND2258
20
IMSrinath Rao S.V.5028876IND2235
21
Praveen Prasad P.5014549IND2222
22
FMDixit Nikhil5059534IND2206
23
CMShaik Sumer Arsh45020000IND2190U15
24
Aditya Varun Gampa45066183IND2179
25
Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi25033220IND2164
26
CMGopal K.N.5001447IND2161
27
Varun V5039681IND2159
28
Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri46600353IND2158
29
FMMatta Vinay Kumar5016649IND2154
30
CMMd Imran25748580IND2147U13
31
FMSenthil Maran K25035681IND2134
32
FMRamu K.5006171IND2133
33
Soham Datar5097169IND2122
34
FMRam Aravind L N25033760IND2118
35
CMAdithya A Chullikkad45078734IND2106U15
36
FMRamakrishna J.5008174IND2094
37
Rohit S46633847IND2081U15
38
Chidvilash Sai Surapaneni25748530IND2077U15
39
Bharath S.5011949IND2062
40
CMAaditya Dhingra25678191IND2054
41
CMAmitpal Singh5012899IND2044
42
Aswath S46694919IND2044U15
43
AGMVignesh B35051555IND2034
44
Nagare Akhilesh25071351IND2027
45
Shivkumar L.V.5006333IND2005

Full players list

Who do you think will win the DreamHack Rapid and the DreamHack Blitz! See you all in Hyderabad for all the action.