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ChessBase India presents five Saturday online Blitz events starting from 21st of March

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/03/2020

Since all tournaments in India are cancelled until the 15th of April as per AICF and Government of India instructions due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, we decided to hold five weekly blitz tournaments starting from the 21st of March 2020. Each weekend on Saturday until 18th of April there will be a blitz tournament having a total prize fund of ₹10000. The first one takes place on 21st March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST and the subsequent one on the next Saturdays. If you have a valid ChessBase Premium Account, these tournaments are completely free for you. We have special points for everyone who finish in top 10. The scores at the end of these five tournaments are totalled and the winner gets a mega special prize.

Compete with people all over India and the world from the comfort of your home

There have been so many major tournaments cancelled across India and the world due to Coronavirus outbreak. If you are a chess player and you were planning to participate in few of those events, you are definitely itching to make some moves. But travelling even outside home is not very safe right now. It makes sense for us to hold online events, which have been enjoyed by one and all in the past.

 

We have decided to hold weekly blitz tournament starting from the 21st March 2020 to 18th of April 2020. These are five tournaments and will be played on each weekend on a Saturday (21st march, 28th march, 4th April, 11th April and 18th April) with a total prize fund of ₹10000. There are three cash prizes of ₹5000, ₹3000 and ₹2000 in each event. The first one takes place on 21st March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. The tournament has no entry fee, you only need to have a valid ChessBase Premium Account to take part in it.

Date: Saturday 21st March 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins each (no increment)

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹10000

Venue: Premium Tournaments in Playchess under ChessBase India room

Details of the online tournament:

Prizes:

This prize structure is maintained for all the five events.

PlacePrize
1st₹10000
2nd₹3000
3rd₹2000

Entry fees:

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.

Entry is Closed for the first edition

Contact:

For registration queries:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email - teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com

• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement is 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:

It will be updated once we get the names. Remember only 100 players will be able to play. This will be a weekly event. So in case you miss the first week, try to register for the next week.

How to play tournament?

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and then buy the premium membership from the product embeds given above.

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

Next 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/ChessBase Account username and password. 

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. IST 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 registering and playing the tournament should be the same.

 

We look forward to your participation and we hope that you will be able to enjoy these events and also improve your game!

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, 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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