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Last call to register for this Sunday's Yugam 2021 International Online Blitz Open

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/03/2021

Dr. N Mahalingam Chess Academy for the first time organizes an international online blitz open tournament with a total prize fund of ₹100000, part of South India's largest Techno-Cultural fest Yugam 2021. It will take place on Sunday 21st of March at 7 p.m. IST in ChessBase India webroom on Playchess. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else Entry fee is ₹200 for Indians and 3 Euro for foreigners. The tournament can be played via windows software and desktop or laptop browser only. Registration is CLOSED. Last date Saturday 20th March 7 p.m. IST. Photo: Yugam 2021

Yugam 2021 International Online Blitz Open this Sunday 21st March at 7 p.m. IST

Dr. N Mahalingam Chess Academy has organized 20 chess tournaments and camps and now for the first time they will be conducting a virtual tournament with a Total Prize fund of ₹1,00,000. It will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021 from 7 p.m. IST onwards. The entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs, and WIMs, For the rest, the entry will be ₹200 or 3 Euro for foreign individuals. The tournament will be conducted on ChessBase India webroom and will require the players to play via desktop or laptop. Players will not be able to take part in the tournament using a mobile or tablet. Those who are well versed with the Playchess Windows Desktop Client can also play via that software. 9 GMs, 9 IMs, a WGM and 2 WIMs have confirmed so far.

Dr.N Mahalingam has organized plenty of otb tournaments | Photo: Yugam 2021

Date: Sunday 21st March 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins + 0 sec increment

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹100000

Venue: ChessBase India webroom (Playchess windows software is preferred although the tournament can be played via desktop or laptop browser also. Mobile or Tablet device is not allowed)

Chief Arbiter: IA Vivek Sohani

 

Tie-breaks

1. Buchholz Cut 1

2. Buchholz

3. Sonneborn-Berger

4. Direct encounter

5. The greater number of wins including forfeits

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prizes

Place Prize
1st 25000
2nd 15000
3rd 10000
4th 6000
5th 4000
6th 3000
7th 2000
8th 1000
9th 1000
10th 1000
11th - 25th 600 each

Best Women

1st 3000
2nd 2000
3rd 1000
4th 600
5th 400

Rating Category: 1600-1899

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Rating Category: 1300-1599

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Rating Category: 1000-1299

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Best Unrated

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Age group - Under-9, Under-12 and Under-15

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Specially Challenged and Best Veteran (Above 60 years) - 1st 1000 each.

 

FIDE Standard Rating as on 1st March 2021 will be considered for Rating Category prizes, a player without a standard rating will be considered as an unrated player. One player will be eligible for one higher prize only. A player without a FIDE ID must send their age proof before the last date to be eligible for age group prizes. A Physically Challenged player also must send their disability proof via email here: teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com. Any document sent after deadline will not be considered.

 

Players without a FIDE ID, must produce ID proof to claim prizes. Those who will fail to do so will NOT be given the prize.

Entry fees:

The entry fee for the event is ₹200The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. The last date for entry is 20th of March 2021 7 p.m. IST. No entries will be accepted after that. Registration is CLOSED.

 

Foreign players can pay €3 (3 Euro not 3 US dollars) via Paypal here as their entry fee. They must send an email mentioning their Name, FIDE ID, Playchess ID, Gender and Transaction ID along with a screenshot and send it to the below mentioned e-mail ID.

Titled players must write to us at teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com with their Playchess ID and FIDE ID to confirm their entry.

List of players

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgIsexTypClub/City
1GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.5072786IND2641Hitter1999
2GMMartinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo3805662PER2620Js3131
3GMGupta Abhijeet5010608IND2612bhaiyu
4GMPraggnanandhaa R25059530IND2608Chessworld1
5GMKarthikeyan Murali5074452IND2606Karthiksriram#1579
6GMGukesh D46616543IND2563U15gk06
7GMGhosh Diptayan5045207IND2541Diptayan
8GMVakhidov Jakhongir14201801UZB2533Uzbektiger95
9GMGagare Shardul5037883IND2514IndianKing97
10GMHarsha Bharathakoti5078776IND2509RACEKING
11IMTerry Renato3803457PER2504Terryr
12GMDebashis Das5024854IND2501debashisdas
13GMVenkatesh M.R.5005779IND2493Sivaji
14GMPopovic Dusan927031SRB2481Dusanpopovic
15GMRasulov Vugar13402390AZE2478Vuqar
16IMArjun Kalyan35018701IND2477Arjunkalyan
17IMDas Arghyadip5003610IND2453Arghyadip
18IMMitrabha Guha5057000IND2445Babysnake
19IMRathanvel V S25002112IND2445vsr64
20IMAditya Mittal35042025IND2438Vinniethepooh
21IMPranesh M35028600IND2437U15Pranimastermuni
22IMAronyak Ghosh25072846IND2436Strange
23IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh5053196IND2436Nubairshahshaikh
24IMDas Sayantan5034426IND2431Ambitious
25CMShahil Dey35062352IND2431Shahildey
26IMIm A Ra Harikrishnan5081483IND2429Harikrishara
27FMPranav Anand46626786IND2417U15lightsaber
28FMSrihari L R46617116IND2414lsr
29IMSammed Jaykumar Shete5073421IND2412Champion111
30GMLaxman R.R.5005361IND2411LAXMAN
31IMViani Antonio Dcunha5027330IND2397Viani Dcunha
32IMKulkarni Bhakti5019516IND2391wBhaktikulkarni
33IMNitin S.5018277IND2381snitin
34WGMNandhidhaa P V5050847IND2365wPavala
35IMRajdeep Sarkar25007963IND2355It's Time
36IMSoumya Swaminathan5016193IND2351wTravellingknight
37IMAnuj Shrivatri35070924IND2350Anuj Shrivatri
38Pranav V25060783IND2348Pranav_vip
39WGMMaltsevskaya Aleksandra24174041RUS2327wFire_on_board
40IMRathnakaran K.5005507IND2314RATHNAKARAN
41IMSaravana Krishnan P.5018382IND2312Mbachez90
42CMDev Shah35019058IND2298U15Toosieslide
43FMSamant Aditya S35080580IND2297Adityass
44Ritviz Parab5073367IND2296Rutu1999
45Panesar Vedant35033018IND2266Brainboy123
46WIMPriyanka Nutakki25049615IND2263wPriyanka Nutakki
47WFMSavitha Shri B35061887IND2261wU15savithashri
48WIMMrudul Dehankar25096990IND2256wshiv01
49WIMPriyanka K5082986IND2218wPoppy73
50FMAradhya Garg25006746IND2198Aradhya
51Rohit S46633847IND2189U15Rohit2007
52WIMKanyamarala Trisha45004722IRL2180wTrishakan
53Chandanani Girish5010411IND2169Girishchandanani
54WIMChitlange Sakshi35002899IND2167wSakshi Chitlange
55FMRam Aravind L N25033760IND2127lnram
56FMArvind C.J.5007470IND2124Junosource
57CMRoyal Shreyas448869ENG2121U12sr09
58FMRamu K.5006171IND2117Agasthya
59Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi25033220IND2110Aakash-Dalvi
60Vaibhav Jayant Raut5089034IND2097Chessmaster10
61Devendra Kumar D.5010780IND2072brainin64
62Rismanto Ricky7102070INA2049Rickyrich
63Akshit Kumar J25097431IND2044Jak007
64WFMPandey Srishti35093290IND2026wH4-H5
65Venkatesan Kavin2512602IRL2011Kav123
66Ilamparthi A R45015775IND1989U12Ilamparthi
67Arhan Chethan Anand45062510IND1979U15Legacyplayer
68Sigamoney Cyril S2055287USA1960Fastnfurious
69Srimathi R25065378IND1948wSrimathi
70Mushini Ajay35066188IND1947Amalapuram
71Harsh Suresh45018464IND1940U15chessphoenix07
72Anand Kumar S.5011108IND1926Ak63
73Gutla Aryan30945968USA1910Aryangambit
74Rakshith Srinivasan46653660IND1899Chessislife
75Krithigga K25013505IND1885wKrithigga2001
76Eshwanth Dev Kumar J5007330IND1883Eshwanth
77AIMSakthivel Heamish Kanha25644890IND1870U12Hk18
78Devnani Kush45093806IND1854Cheeringbrain
79Chavan Nameet46645454IND1851Nameet Chavan
80Laddha Shubh Jayesh30942799USA1849U15Shubh_2007
81Sathish Kumar A.B.5020891IND1836Sathishaavilery
82AIMSatria Duta Cahaya7124252INA1820U15KnightDuta
83Aurellia Vania Winanda7109865INA1784wAurellvania
84AGMRenganayaki V25705407IND1783wU15Neshaqn
85Watarkar Yash46699740IND1774Yash3112
86Phatak Aanjaneya46627936IND1769Aanjaneya
87Jain Adi45018014IND1748Adijain
88Laddha Yash Jayesh30942780USA1748U15knowledge_gm
89Sudarshan Mukund5036712IND1723mukundsudharsan
90Jaiveer Mahendru25611151IND1695Diamond06
91Meenakshi Sundaram5034990IND1688lmschess
92Swayham P Das25611402IND1675U15swayham
93AIMAshwin Sairam45010030IND1670U15ASHWIN23
94Boramanikar Tanisha S35023454IND1670wTanu2
95Bajaj Prakhar25628291IND1663U15gaurav306
96Kochrekar Vishwesh5037050IND1663Illuminati2021
97Sundar Pranesh J S25038788IND1632Darnushepsnar
98Nisha N. Patkar5029775IND1630wSeverusss
99AIMAditya Prasad25708058IND1620Chessmonster
100Arpith S Bijoy25677217IND1613U15Asb
101Arvind Ramnath Iyer5062160IND1602arvind0899
102Merithraj M25093649IND1596MERITHRAJ
103Renji Rafael Ninan2512793IRL1576U12Rafaelrenji
104Badrinarayanan N46683437IND1574U15badri0102
105Vinu Unnikrishnan46619224IND1574Vinuu_123
106Vishvajeet Singh25900900IND1572Vishvajeet Singh
107Riyan Amit Shah45054908IND1555U15Riyanshah
108Ananya Arumbakkam35052292IND1537wAn_2356
109Jeyanth R25618750IND1534FireGod2020
110Chinmay Kowshik25780204IND1532U12Deer
111Suhaas A25697374IND1522Suhaas
112AIMArunakirinathan Aruthran9980520SRI1509U15aruthran2006
113Advait Ratnakar Vibhute25775120IND1472U15Advait30
114Rito Kishore Sarbadhikari46678050IND1467Tattu2020
115Sharnarthi Viresh25978055IND1445Viresh Sharnarthi
116Pipada Kush35059645IND1440Pipada-Kush
117Gautam Siddhant366194968IND1427Siddhant Ranjeet Gautam
118Prabhujot Singh35090011IND1415Paun76
119AIMKulkarni Rakesh366196523IND1409rakeshkul
120Prabhsimran Singh (1998)45062900IND1392Paun2928
121Sani Deshpande46636501IND1388wJatinsani
122Purnama Patrick7124589INA1373Seaofthief
123Sanchith Sundararam K25662031IND1361U12Wildcraft
124Sathvik Adiga25745700IND1358U12sathvik_adiga11
125Gandi Juhee Pranav25790560IND1352Pranavchessone
126Mitul K H45080860IND1341U12mitulkh
127Siddhesh B U25955136IND1335U15usjsp09
128Danait Ved46625003IND1332Vedtheknight
129Medhansh Rathi25683160IND1313U15maddy_ducky
130Adit Pushan Krishnaswamy45002932IND1311Adit Pushan
131Guru Prakash25138316IND1296Kingthispawn
132Pendsey Muktanand35038869IND1281Muktanandpendsey
133Srivardhan Reddy Devareddy45072809IND1280Upcoming_gm100
134Jain Hitansh25954733IND1278U12Hitansh2010
135Karthik R (1993)35084704IND1273
136Sachith Katti25633783IND1265U12SHADOW666
137Aatreya Saha25768603IND1263U12AATREYA SAHA
138Daksh N Thakkar25994042IND1249Daksh1234567
139Shaun Deon Sequeira25913581IND1237U12Shaun2009
140Bhoir Paras Dilip25763695IND1236Parasbhoir_26
141Sivanesh S25750500IND1236Sivanesh
142AFMSankaran Ponnada Krishnaswamy45003858IND1227Enthusiast
143Nischala Y25774662IND1226wU15Nischala Y
144Suryansh Verma45073678IND1199Suryakhanal
145Pranav A J25199056IND1187Pranav A J
146Rakshith M25727133IND1178Madinchess
147Shalini R46632441IND1172wShalini2001
148Siddharth Sarma B25101285IND1163Siddharth2003
149Prajeesh B U25985671IND1159U12prajeesh09
150Dolas Aarush66608538IND1153U09Aarushdolas
151Nigudkar Ameya25705814IND1151Am11
152Shrihari Venkatesh Deshpande25994166IND1151Shrihari27
153Harshit Singh33332797IND1146Harshthegreattt
154Kanjit Ramchiary33324999IND1145Kanjit
155Sadashivam Akhil35057049IND1136Csechess
156Swastik Roy25779222IND1135Swas09
157Souryadipta Sarkar25964445IND1134Sourya
158Vivekanandan Rishi366127642IND1130Vivekzi0
159Karthik Sriram B25955390IND1127U15Karthiksriram#1579
160Mithilesh Ranjithkumar25127730IND1126U09Mithi28
161Md Azhan Alam25929470IND1125Mahtab786
162Jess Ruchandani25974300IND1123U15Jessr2707
163Thulasidhass P25797816IND1122Thulasidhass
164Aishiki Das25982680IND1102wAishikidas
165Tarun Krishna S25623508IND1094U15Avengers2008
166Sriram Alwala25160907IND1081Sa-007
167Aneesh Krishna S25951742IND1032U15aneeshkrishnas05
168Ekam Singh33334234IND1032U12indiankasprov
169Aaditya Anand25121790IND1020Trouncingbishop
170AFMSyahirah Quinsha Adinda7122055INA0wQuinsha123
171A ArumugamIND0
172Aadya Ranganath25991426IND0wU09Blu2Wed
173Aarav A25162748IND0U09Aaravim
174Abhiraj SmitIND0Abhiraj26
175Abinesh JanarthananIND0U12Funmasterabinesh
176Adithya SakthimaniIND0Ganerofchess
177Advait RamachandranIND0adu711
178Akshobhya Damodar Katti33378703IND0U15Akshobhyadkatti
179Aleen GirubaIND0Aleen20
180Aman ShekharIND0Aman Shekhar
181Amar Dev GuptaIND0Amar Dev
182Anand KumarIND0Haituak
183Anshul NanwaniIND0Anshul-30
184Anshuman Charan PahadiIND0Anshuman_pahadi
185Aravind Kumar T46640452IND0Aravind_ooty
186Arnav A KulkarniIND0Arnav K
187Arockia Arul AlexanderIND0Arul_alexander
188Arun Kumar NIND0Arun2800
189Ashok Maruthi P.5032750IND0Ashokmaruthi
190Ashwath Paul35053183IND0Ashwath Paul
191Aswin V SIND0Aswinvs97
192Aurick Pratama Kevin7124619INA0Redvelvet
193Chaitanya JadkarIND0thinkforbetter
194Daksh ChimnaniIND0Dakshchimnani78
195Dev Rana33382816IND0Nundahdevr
196Dhruthi D.JIND0Djdhruthi
197Fernandes Dwinnie25792393IND0wU15Dwinnie ferns
198Gaurav NaikIND0Gauravn25
199Gokul Duvoor33321825IND0Gocoolguy
200Gundeep SinghIND0Gunnu21
201Guransh ChawlaIND0Guranshchawla
202Hari Shankar RIND0Hari_shankar
203HarishIND0Harishelumalai
204Harshit Vikram S B33351430IND0U12Harshit2009
205Joshi Aditya Shripad25146858IND0Rafa_123
206Joshua Daniel S33335567IND0Sjoshua2008
207Just A Famous GuyIND0Justafamousguy
208Kailash MadhavanIND0Kchampion2011
209Kalpit ShahIND0Kasplit
210Kashyap J EIND0Kashyap_392010
211Kavin R5059844IND0Kavinche55_-#
212Keshavshree Ram PrasathIND0Keshavshree P
213KillerahulIND0Killerahul
214Kshirsagar Pranav1084011NED0Challengers12
215Ledalla Sri Yamini Shanti33376387IND0wShanti#1313
216Meganath SaravananIND0Meganath1
217Megha PatraIND0Mp2008-Chess
218Mohammad Shayaan KhanIND0U15Shayaan1234
219Nabil MamsaIND0Nabilmamsa
220Nandan DandekarIND0Nandandan
221Nanupatruni Mahesh Kumar25994590IND0Mkn_ee
222Neelabh S UpadhyayIND0Neelabh S Upadhyay
223Nimall KathiresanIND0NIMALLK
224Ojas Rajesh Hiware33341974IND0U12Ojas Hiware
225OnyxIND0Phillemon
226Pankaj Kumar OramIND0Marshallalbin21
227Parambrata Sarkar25155431IND0U09ParambrataSarkar1281
228Paresh KarnawatIND0Paresh87
229Prakashini S45002355IND0wPrakaashini
230Prathamesh Shashikant Deshmukh25690477IND0U12Pratham1
231Prishaa Nano SehgalIND0
232Putu Kayana WiryawanIND0Aryasudira
233R IneshIND0Ineshraj
234Rahul Anil BhagwatIND0MRAA
235Ricky Britto J33355134IND0U15Rickybritto
236Rishabh MadhanIND0Rishabhmadhan
237Rujul Rajveer ShastriIND0Rujul31
238Rushabh Surana25120905IND0Rush147
239S TejeshwarIND0Stejeshwar2011
240Sai Smrithi K33367388IND0wU09SUNBRAVE
241Sajanani Vikas343120195ENG0Vikas043
242Samarth MudholIND0Samarth Mudhol
243Samartha D S25945777IND0Samartha
244Samhitha MudholIND0Samskv
245Sandesh BajajIND0Ravishankar3535
246SanjayIND0Sanjay1505
247Sanjit KesavarajIND0sanjitkesavaraj
248Sarang Pious33383316IND0Sarangpious
249Sathwik BallaIND0Madmax0727
250Shabari Nath MoluguIND0Shabarinath
251Shaik Hani Sohaan25720392IND0U15Hani-Sohaan
252Shikhar Karn25126229IND0U12Shikhar2009
253Shivaghuru P25143603IND0U12Pshivaghuru
254Shrihaan Karmakar33380350IND0U09shrihaan_karmakar
255Siddharth M BangIND0Siddharthmadhur
256Siddharth Pandey33381313IND0ProfessorG9
257Singh Saharsh45078335IND0saharshsingh02
258Sonia SinghaniaIND0Sonia19861
259Sreekar Harinatha33379793IND0Mightyavyusaurus
260Srivaths ChakkarapaniIND0Srivaths2012
261Stephen Peter SIND0Stephenps
262Suresh MIND0Sureshm
263SusmipriyaIND0Susmipriya
264Tanishq Khodwe25115600IND0U09Tanishq Khodwe
265Tavissh Rudhra GIND0Tavisshrudhra
266Tina PopliIND0Tina Popli
267Ujwal BhasinIND0Ujwal_bhasin0909
268V Dhanvanth ViswaIND0Dhanvanthviswa
269Vaikund Sudharsan5009111IND0Akai
270Vedavarshni T G25745263IND0wU15v2008
271Venkataramanan Srivathsa438421ENG0Srivathsaharish
272Vijay Krishna AIND0Vijayy
273Vikas Ray33361550IND0RayV
274Vikramaditya Abhijit Chavan25183575IND0Vikramas
275Vinay VenkateswaranIND0saurons_pupil
276Vishnudharan PIND0Vishnu_4090
277Yashwanth SathishIND0Yahswanth
278Yog ThakkarIND0Yogthakkar
279Yogesh MahetaIND0ym27

Click here for complete players list

Please check your Playchess ID carefully, last minute change of Playchess ID will NOT be allowed.

No draw before 30th move

In all events organized by us, 'Draw offer' before the completion of 30th move is not allowed. If a draw is agreed before the completion of 30th move, the player who offered the draw will be given a loss in that round irrespective of tournament situation. This rule has been enforced to see fighting games on all boards.

Mandatory Zoom Video Call

All players must remain on Zoom Video Call throughout the tournament from 6:15 p.m. IST till the end of the tournament. Players without having their camera turned on during all the games will NOT be eligible for a prize. All players must mention their full name on the Zoom display ID and share their entire screen (not just window only). Zoom link will be sent a day before the tournament, once the entry closes which means after 7 p.m. IST on 20th March 2021.

Good camera angle

Bad camera angle

Contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510 (Entry confirmations will be done via site only, no whatsapp/phone call confirmation of entries)

Email - teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com

• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement is at least 2 mbps wired broadband. No phone calls/messages will be entertained from 5 p.m. IST. All queries must be resolved before 5 p.m. Each player is responsible for their own connection, organizers are not responsible for a player's disconnection.

Anti-Cheating measures

Use of engines is strictly prohibited. All games are being scanned, players are checked through video call. Anyone found adapting any unfair means will be removed from the tournament and all points scored in the tournament will be forfeited. We also have your details and hence you would not be allowed to participate in any future events and your Playchess ID will be banned.

How to play tournament?

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and make sure you are only on a desktop or laptop browser. It is independent of Operating System. Mobile and tablet devices are not allowed.

Login

1. Go to the ChessBase India webroom from any browser.

When you go to the above link, you will see the above window

2. Click on the 'Login' button at the top. If you have already logged in to Playchess, you can skip this step.

You will get this screen when you click on 'Login'

Now you have to type your username in the 'Name' field and password in 'Password'. Remember to keep your username/Playchess id short so that it's easy to remember and do not forget your password or share it with anyone. Select 'Login' once you are done typing your login credentials.

Click on 'Login' after typing your username and password credentials

Once you are logged in, you will see the following screen:

You will be able to see your username - for e.g. Dnumber23

Remember not to click on 'Return to the main playing hall'. In case you do, you may not get paired in the next round. If you mistakenly click there, the only way to get back is to go to the link - ChessBase India Playchess webroom which we have shared earlier. It is recommended to keep the link copied somewhere just in case you need it.

 

3. Now wait in the room, the games will start automatically. Do not play practice matches before the tournament or until the next round begins, else you may not get paired for the following round.

 

4. Do not refresh the browser during the game as it will be considered as a 'Resign' and you will lose. Choose a stable browser so that it does not crash during your game. Also do not refresh the browser after your game, else you may not get paired.

 

4. Please do not click on 'Video' tab. The video and audio will be checked for anti-cheating measures via 'Zoom' only.

Do not click on 'Join with Video' or 'Join with Audio' for this event

Note: The Playchess ID, while registering and playing the tournament should be the same. Incorrect Playchess IDs will not get paired and last minute changes will not be allowed. So please be careful.

Alternate way to play via Playchess Desktop Client

Those who are familiar with the Playchess Desktop Client can also play from the free software. In case you do not have it yet, download it from here. Note: It is not mandatory to install to play this tournament.

1. Scroll down to the very end of the 'Rooms' tab and locate 'Club Rooms from Web'.

Select 'Club Rooms from Web'

2. Now select 'ChessBaseIndia' under 'Club Rooms from Web'.

Select 'ChessBaseIndia'

3. You should be able to see your username in the 'Players' tab. In this case I can see 'Referee 2' as myself. If it shows 'Guest10325' that means you have not logged in properly. Close the software and log back in again.

You should be able to see your username as highlighted 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 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

 

GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of 2nd ChessBase Online Blitz tournament and Letsup MCA Grand Prix

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 Shyam Sundar M, 31st GM of India

It was such a interesting and a unique event. I hope these events happen quite often so that people cannot cheat with computer assistance and are forced to play genuinely. I thank the organising team for making this event happen smoothly :)

 

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.

 

GM Andrey Devyatkin, Russia

What I do find strange is that the share of chess960 tournaments in the great many online chess events held during the Corona crisis has been extremely small. FIDE seems to have lost all the enthusiasm it has demonstrated last year with regard to chess960, whereas other organisers have been either following suit or being habitually conservative, traditional and cautious -- which is quite characteristic for the chess world in general, and sometimes counterproductive at that. But wait... how on Earth can one remember the different rules for castling? Even though it might create great opportunities for our game yet unknown, wouldn't that be too challenging for the modest memory of an ordinary chess player? One has to leave some room for 25-moves analyses in the Najdorf and the Grunfeld, after all...

Meanwhile, whenever a rare prize chess960 event does take place online, it usually brings together many decent players -- which could be seen from this tournament as well -- and gets a very good feedback. So, thank you Chessbase India and Buddhibal Kreeda Trust for breaking the spell of cautiousness and hosting this event!

The tournament was smoothly organised and fun to play. To me it looked no weaker than some open Indian Championship. That said, I think chess960 in general requires longer time controls so its real depth could be revealed, but when it comes to online play and its specificity 3+1 or 3+2 is OK. Also it was nice to know afterwards that the organizers were providing a live commentary.

Let me finish this by quoting Robert Fischer, the great inventor of chess960 (which he himself preferred to call 'Fischerandom'). During his only meeting with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in 1995, Fischer asked the newly-elected FIDE president: 'Why do you offer people a black and white television set, when there is a set in color?'

 

Amardeep Bartakke

Very strong tournament and very well orgnized, very happy to play among the strong Grandmasters, looking forward to many more such events

 

Amit Mahajan

A heartly Thanks to CHESSBASE INDIA Team for organizing this event. It was a great event with exciting chess format. I will adore to play more chessbase India events in the future. Great Initiative, Good luck.

 

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 !

 

CM 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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