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Last call to register for this Sunday's 16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Online Blitz Open

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/11/2020

Buddhibal Kreeda Trust (BKT) under the mentorship of Prakash Kunte (father of GM Abhijit Kunte and WIM Mrunalini Kunte) has organized over 150 tournaments. After having three successful online events since April, they are be back with a bigger prize fund of ₹60000. The 16th edition of the tournament Shri Maheshwaranand Online Blitz Open will be held online this Sunday from 6 p.m. IST in Vishy Anand Arena of ChessBase India Room in Playchess. The tournament holds the first prize of ₹15000. With rating category prizes along with prizes for women, it's a tournament you cannot afford to miss. Just over a day left to register, so hurry up and register if you haven't yet. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else Entry fee is ₹300 for Indians and €5 for foreigners. Registration is open till 21st November 6 p.m. IST. Photo: Buddhibal Kreeda Trust

16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Blitz Online this Sunday 22nd November at 6 p.m. IST

Late Shri Maheshwaranand Saraswati (left) and Late M N Hardikar (right) | Photo: Buddhibal Kreeda Trust

Buddhibal Kreeda Trust has been actively organizing online tournaments during this unprecedented pandemic situation. BKT has organized three events since April. An online Blitz on 14th April, two Fischer Random Blitz events on 23rd May and 18th July respectively. They will organize another Open Blitz event which will have a total prize fund of ₹60000 with the first prize being ₹15000. The entire prize fund is sponsored by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust. Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else the entry fee is ₹300 and €5 for foreign participants. The event is open to players all over the world. Entry closes on Saturday 21st November 2020 at 6 p.m. IST.

Prakash Kunte, the man who started the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust, and his better half

Prakash has nurtured two of the finest talents of Indian chess - GM Abhijit Kunte and WIM Mrunalini Kunte. He is also the guiding force behind the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust (BKT).

Date: Sunday 22nd November 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m. IST

Time control: 5 mins + 2 sec increment

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹60000

Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess under ChessBase India room

Chief Arbiter: IA Vivek Sohani

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prizes

Place Prize
1st 15000
2nd 10000
3rd 7000
4th 5000
5th 3000
6th 2000
7th 1000
8th 1000
9th 1000
10th 1000
11th 800
12th 800
13th 800
14th 800
15th 800

Best Women

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Rating Category: 1301-1500

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Rating Category: 1101-1300

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Rating Category: 1000-1100

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

Best Unrated

1st 1000
2nd 600
3rd 400

FIDE Standard Rating as on 1st November 2020 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.

Entry fees:

The entry fee for the event is ₹300The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. The last date for entry is Saturday 21st of November 2020 6 p.m. IST. No entries will be accepted after that. Registration is CLOSED.

Foreign players can pay €5 via Paypal here as their entry fee. They must send an email mentioning their Name, FIDE ID, Playchess ID, 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 to confirm their entry.

List of players

Sl.no. Name Playchess ID Rating
1 GM Sunil Lyna Narayanan Narayanansl 2618
2 GM Vugar Asadli VugarAsadli 2572
3 GM Jakhongir Vakhidov Uzbektiger95 2533
4 GM Visakh N R Visakh 2516
5 GM Shardul Gagare IndianKing97 2514
6 GM Bilel Bellahcene Hetou 2510
7 GM Debashis Das Debashis 2501
8 IM Arjun Kalyan S Arjunkalyan 2477
9 IM Arghyadip Das Arghyadip 2453
10 IM Mitrabha Guha Babysnake 2445
11 IM Nubairshah Sheikh CREATOR1198 2445
12 IM Bala Chandra Prasad Samudragupta 2441
13 IM Aditya Mittal vinniethepooh 2438
14 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 2436
15 IM Sayantan Das Ambitious 2431
16 FM Srihari L R lsr 2414
17 IM Neelash Saha gamechanger 2413
18 IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete Champion111 2412
19 GM Laxman R R LAXMAN 2411
20 IM Raja Rithvik R MasteredUI 2408
21 IM Viani Antonio Dcunha Viani Dcunha 2397
22 IM Giuseppe Leiva unico 2391
23 IM Raahil Mullick Raahi07 2386
24 FM Pranav Anand lightsaber 2381
25 CM Shahil Dey ShahilDey 2376
26 IM Rajdeep Sarkar ItsTime 2355
27 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350
28 IM PDS Girinath girinathpds76 2335
29 WGM Pratyusha Bodda Neverrrgiveup 2328
30 FM Ajay Karthikeyan skkeyan 2315
31 Kaustuv Kundu Kaustuv Kundu 2301
32 WIM Mrudul Dehankar shiv01 2256
33 CM Dev Shah toosieslide 2254
34 FM C J Arvind JUNOSOURCE 2124
35 FM Ramu Kandi Agasthya 2117
36 Soham Datar Sohamchess64 2115
37 Alan Diviya Raj Michaelraj_98 2033
38 IM Ravi Hegde Ravihegde 2018
39 Arhan Chethan Anand Legacyplayer 1979
40 Samriddhaa Ghosh Samriddhaa 1910
41 Neel Shintre fishyvishy 1896
42 Mahendra Teja Mekala MMT2007 1892
43 Shubh Shubh_2007 1849
44 Kaivalya Nagare kaivalya2007 1845
45 Maxime Muller maxmax673003 1840
46 Chirag Hosdurga garihc 1838
47 Srithan Saypuri thor_attack 1824
48 Aanjaneya Phatak aanjaneya 1769
49 Shriya R Revankar Shriya R 1751
50 Jain Adi adijain 1748
51 Yash Laddha Knowledge_gm 1748
52 Rahul Kadge anandgary 1708
53 Debarghya Samanta tapa1964 1698
54 Swayham P Das swayham 1675
55 Arjun Sidharth S Antman2007 1665
56 Prakhar Bajaj gaurav306 1663
57 Arpith S Bijoy ASB 1613
58 Ashvin Venkat ashvin07 1609
59 Rahul N Kamath Rambo1998 1601
60 Cera Dagaria MaggiQueen 1597
61 Dhruv Haldankar Haldankardhruv 1588
62 Vishvajeet Singh Vishvajeet Singh 1572
63 Augustiya Negi August1223 1555
64 Riyan Amit Shah HackerRiyan 1555
65 Varad Athalye Guico_942 1530
66 A C T Aravind Matthews kalekine 1479
67 Mandar Bakshi mandy64theking 1438
68 Rakesh Kulkarni rakeshkul 1409
69 Vihaan Dawda Vihaandawda 1369
70 Dakshita Kumawat Lazy-Sleeper 1362
71 Mitul KH mitulkh 1341
72 Jai Sankar ssmanian2005 1329
73 Yusuf Faraz yusuffaraz786 1321
74 Padmaesh M K Padmaesh M K 1293
75 Srijak Sengupta sansengu 1288
76 Daksh Goyal dakshgoyal 1274
77 Sanjith S Sanjith S 1272
78 Suhas Shrikrishna Marathe Truewarrior1 1260
79 R Anirudh anirudh2008 1226
80 Anmay V Chavan Anmay23 1215
81 Suryansh Verma Suryakhanal 1199
82 Manav Venkatachalam Legandplayer 1174
83 Shah Purvaan riyanshah 1152
84 Mrunmayee Bagve BagvePMrun 1144
85 Agnim Dutta WILDFLOWER 1135
86 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093
87 Damodar Kumar DAMODAR_85589 1053
88 Sarthak Deshpande sarthoba 1050
89 Abhay Chetty Abhay Chetty 1047
90 Sankar Bhattacharya Sanjay125 1043
91 Aneesh Krishna S Aneeshkrishnas05 1032
92 Armaan Haider ays020209 1027
93 Mandar Koranne mandy18 1014
94 Rishabh Ratnalikar Rishabh_Ratnalikar 1001
95 Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar Abhijeet95 0
96 Akshat Gupta akshat0 0
97 Amit Kumar Rajpal AmitKumarRajpal 0
98 Anshuman Upadhyay Anshuman Upadhyay 0
99 Aryan Nair KINGOFKINGS07 0
100 Ashok Jasma Vollepore AshokJV 0
101 Atharva Lathi Atharva Lathi 0
102 Atharva Nasikkar Atharva Nasikkar 0
103 Bhavesh Vyas Bhaveshvyas_01 0
104 Dhiraj Kamble Dhiraj18 0
105 Gurmannat Singh MannatG 0
106 Ishwar Patel Ishwar Lal Patel 0
107 M Suryadev SURYADEV0812 0
108 Madhusudan GS MadhuChaduranga 0
109 Mann Akbari MannMongoose 0
110 Mayur Gondhalekar gonda 0
111 Narendra Tumbekodige Manappa ideanaren 0
112 Nikhil Kumar swamiofhistoria 0
113 P Benny Joseph bennyjoseph 0
114 Pon Subash Raj R Subashraj 0
115 Rahul Anil Bhagwat MRAA 0
116 Riya Rathi Iameture123 0
117 Sachin Kher sachinkher3 0
118 Saharsh Singh saharshsingh02 0
119 Shashwat Gupta Shashwat Gupta 3 0
120 Shikhar Karn shikhar2009 0
121 Shriyaans Venkatachalam manavshri 0
122 Soham Shirode sohamshirode28 0
123 Subhash Jog sjo1267 0
124 Tina Popli tina popli 0
125 VGS Pranav Smartpranav999 0
126 Veeresh Kumar Nayak veeresh 0

Chess-results

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 5:15 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.

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.

How to play tournament?

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and make sure you are on the latest version of the Playchess Desktop Client.

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. The tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device.

Login or Create account

After you have installed the Client. You must login.

Enter your Playchess/ChessBase Account username and password. Locate Vishy Anand Arena under Rooms on the bottom right of the screen.

The tournament will take place in the Vishy Anand Arena under ChessBase India room. Registered players should be online and logged into Playchess at least 45 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 22nd November 2020. 5:15 p.m. IST would be a good time.

Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. If 'Join Event' button does not show and 'Unregistered' shows instead, it means you have been registered in the tournament. The Tournament Director will accept your entry. Only those who have registered for the event will be allowed to play.

Note: The Playchess id, while registering and playing the tournament should be the same.

For Mac OS users

Check out this tutorial here on how to install Windows 10 using VirtualBox. After installing Windows 10, check How to play tournament section to install Playchess Windows Desktop client and follow the steps.

Links

Tournament announcement


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