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Maharashtra Chess Association organizes Letsup presents Blitz GP 2020

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/05/2020

Maharashtra Chess Association organizes LetsUp presents Blitz Grand Prix 2020 starting from 3rd June 2020. Every Wednesday from 3rd June to 1st July 2020 Blitz GP Open will take place at 8 p.m. IST on Playchess. The entire event will have a total prize fund of ₹155000. Each event in the GP will have a total prize fund of ₹25000 and additional top five finishers of the GP will receive a total of ₹30000. The tournament is Open to everyone all across the world. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for each tournament is ₹250, if you register for all five events then entry fee is ₹1000. Registration is now Open. Photo: Maharashtra Chess Association

LetsUp presents Blitz Grand Prix starting on 3rd June at 8 p.m. IST

Starting from 3rd June 2020, LetsUp presents Blitz Grand Prix 2020 will be a series of five Blitz tournaments which will take place every Wednesday with a total prize fund of  ₹155000 each having the total prize fund of ₹25000 and top five GP finishers will get a total of 30000Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for others is ₹250 for each tournament and ₹1000 for registering all five events of the GP. The event is open to players all over the world. Registration for each event will close on the previous day of event i.e. Tuesday at 8 p.m. IST.

Organized by Maharashtra Chess Association

The sponsors of each of the five events

LetsUp presents Blitz GP Online Blitz 1

The tournament will take place on Playchess server

Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins each (no increment)

Number of rounds: 10

Total Prize fund: ₹25000

Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess under ChessBase India room

Details of the online tournament:

Eligibility

Schedule

Save the dates

Prizes

Prize structure for each event

GP Points for each event and Total GP Prize money

Please note: You get GP Points for finishing in top 10 of every event. At the end of five events all your points will be added. However, only the score of best four events will be considered for the Grand Prix Prize money. For e.g. A player has finished first, second, third, fourth and fifth in the five events, then his score of only the first four events will be counted.

Main Prizes

1 ₹6500
2 ₹4000
3 ₹2500
4 ₹2000
5 ₹1000
6 ₹800
7 ₹700
8 ₹600
9 ₹500
10 ₹500
11 ₹500
12 ₹400
13 ₹400
14 ₹400
15 ₹300
16 ₹300
17 ₹300
18 ₹300
19 ₹300
20 ₹300

Best Woman

1 ₹700
2 ₹500

Best Unrated Player

1 ₹700
2 ₹500

A player without a Standard Rating will be considered for Unrated prizes

Entry fees:

The entry fee for each event is ₹250 and for all five events it is ₹1000. The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Registration is Open.

Registration for each event will close on the previous day i.e. Tuesday 2nd June at 8 p.m. IST.

 

Submit entry fee ₹250 for 3rd June:

Submit entry fee ₹1000 for all five events in the GP:

Players outside India who would like to participate can make the payment through this Paypal link by paying €5 for each event or €20 for all five events and write a mail to teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com mentioning their Name, FIDE ID, Playchess ID and Gender.

 

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

Confirmed Titled players

GM D Gukesh | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Laxman R R | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Saksham Rautela

IM C R G Krishna | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Bharath Subramaniyam H

IM Anuj Shrivatri | Photo: Niklesh Jain

The event is sponsored by Letsup and supported by Amanora, Chitale, h2e, Novel financial solutions, Jain irrigation, Narendra Firodia Unicorp and organized by Maharashtra Chess Association

Contact and registration queries for the tournament:

Shahid Ahmed: 09038139510 (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 broadband. 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. Each player is responsible for their internet connection, organizers will not be held responsible for any player's connectivity issues.

List of players

Sl.no. Name Playchess ID Rating Gender Play all five
1 GM D Gukesh Gk06 2563 M Yes
2 IM Saksham Rautela Kcnock 2480 M Yes
3 IM C R G Krishna crgg 2478 M Yes
4 IM Bharath Subramaniyam H Harishankkar 2437 M Yes
5 GM Laxman R R LAXMAN 2411 M Yes
6 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350 M Yes
7 Rohit S rohit2007 2189 M Yes
8 FM C J Arvind Junosource 2123 M No
9 Sahil Dhawan greatgatsby 1849 M Yes
10 Kaushal Kumar Jha kkjha502 1727 M No
11 Padmaesh M K Padmaesh M K 1293 M Yes

 

Updated Players list

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. 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. 

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 45 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 3rd of June 2020. 7:15 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 paid the entry fee will be allowed to play.

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

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.

 

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.

 

Links

Tournament site

Maharashtra Chess Association


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