Donchenko, Sethuraman, Aravind and more in action in March Masters Online Blitz 2020
This Sunday will be a double header in ChessBase India Online Blitz tournament as Saturday we will have the 2nd edition of Saturday Online Blitz tournament, but Sunday we will have the Mega event of March Masters Online Blitz with Laxman which has the five times the prize money of a Saturday Online event. The total Prize fund is ₹50000 with the first prize being ₹10000. Laxman has contributed ₹15000 to the tournament prize fund as he loves playing Blitz on Playchess. Total 24 GMs, 34 IMs, 3 WGMs and 8 WIMs have confirmed their participation for the event. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Photo: Various sources
The biggest Prize fund event of the month takes place this Sunday
The "March Masters Online Blitz" will have a total prize fund of ₹50000. And why do we call it in association with GM Laxman Rajaram? Because GM Laxman has contributed ₹15000 in the total prize fund, the tournament will have no limit of participants and entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else there are two types of entries - Premium and Non-Premium ChessBase Account holders. For ChessBase Premium Account subscribers the entry fee will be ₹300, for non-Premium subscribers the entry fee will be ₹600. The tournament will take place on 29th March at 8 p.m. IST.
So far we have 24 GMs, 34 IMs, 3 WGMs and 8 WIMs confirming their participation. GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs just need to write to us at email@example.com mentioning their FIDE and Playchess ID to confirm their participation.
ChessBase India presents March Masters Blitz Tournament in association with GM Laxman Rajaram will take place on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Entry fee for the tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For other ChessBase Premium Account subscribers the entry fee will be ₹300, for non-Premium subscribers the entry fee will be ₹600.
"I am indeed elated to see the advertisement of the forthcoming five online chess events starting from 21st March this month. Due to the recent scare given by the Corona virus all over the globe, we have been strictly advised to curtail any form of unnecessary travel. Hence the online events hold much more importance and prominence for the time being.
I am making a humble contribution of ₹15000 towards the organisation of a Mega-blitz event at playchess.com on the 29th of this month. It is my ardent desire to make the event a cherished and memorable one by inviting elite players in India which might make the online events lucrative.
Since I am very attached to online chess more than chess over the board, my intention is to build a pedestal and platform for other chess promoters to contribute their mite towards the good cause of organising online events especially at playchess.com where I love to log in and play on a regular basis. By hindsight, I am sure that this might help Indian chess in the long run."
- 17th March, GM R.R. Laxman, Chennai
Details of the online tournament:
20th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th will receive ₹1000 each.
To be eligible for lucky prize, one must play all nine rounds.
The entry fee for the event is ₹300 for ChessBase Premium Account Subscribers and ₹600 for Non-Premium Account Subscribers. The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. The last date for entry is 28th of March 2020 3 p.m. IST
You can also go for ChessBase 15, as that comes with free 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account!
Or Fritz 17 which comes along with not just Fat Fritz but also 6 months of ChessBase Premium Account:
Entry is Closed
For registration queries:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
|1||GM Adhiban Baskaran||Phoenix92||2659|
|2||GM Alexander Donchenko||Le_Petit_Prince||2648|
|3||GM Sethuraman S P||Piscean||2644|
|4||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||hitter1999||2641|
|5||GM Alan Pichot||alanp||2621|
|6||GM SL Narayanan||Narayanansl||2618|
|7||GM Mikhail Kobalia||Kobalia||2614|
|8||GM Karthikeyan Murali||fighter64||2606|
|9||GM Zaven Andriasian||zavenGrozny||2606|
|10||GM Abhimanyu Puranik||pabh||2584|
|11||GM Gukesh D||gk06||2563|
|12||GM Arjun Erigaisi||Indian-Lion||2559|
|13||GM Elshan Moradiabadi||GM Abadi||2555|
|14||GM M R Lalith Babu||Anji||2553|
|15||GM Raunak Sadhwani||devil1234||2545|
|16||GM Diptayan Ghosh||Diptayan||2541|
|17||GM Stany GA||Stany G A||2522|
|18||GM Gabriel Flom||tsedaka26||2514|
|19||GM Harsha Bharathakoti||RACEKING||2509|
|20||GM Magesh Panchanathan||gmmagesh||2508|
|21||GM Bilel Bellahcene||Hetou||2491|
|22||IM Krishna C R G||crg||2478|
|23||IM Arjun Kalyan||Arjunkalyan||2477|
|24||IM Harshit Raja||Johncking||2472|
|25||IM Ravi Teja S||Ravi Teja S||2469|
|26||IM Volodar Murzin||Murzin||2465|
|27||IM Leon Luke Mendonca||boobyfisher||2458|
|28||IM Arghyadip Das||Arghyadip||2453|
|29||IM Mahammad Muradli||Muradli mahammad||2449|
|30||IM Mitrabha Guha||babysnake||2445|
|31||IM Rathanvel V S||vsr64||2445|
|32||IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad||Bala Chandra Prasad||2441|
|33||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438|
|34||IM Bharath Subramaniyam H||Harishankkar||2437|
|35||IM Pranesh M||pranimastermuni||2437|
|36||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436|
|37||GM Thej Kumar MS||msthej||2433|
|38||IM Ra A Harikrishnan||2429|
|39||IM Vignesh N R||Vignesh NR||2428|
|40||GM Neelotpal Das||Mandrake||2425|
|41||IM Nubairshah Shaikh||CREATOR 1198||2423|
|42||IM Himal Gusain||rajdhani express||2414|
|43||FM L R Srihari||lsr||2414|
|44||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||2413|
|45||IM Sammed Shete||champion111||2412|
|46||GM Laxman Rajaram||LAXMAN||2411|
|47||IM Kushager Krishnater||kushu_attack||2410|
|48||IM Muthaiah Al||gamechanger64||2400|
|49||IM Bhakti Kulkarni||bestluck||2391|
|50||IM Krishna Teja N||N_Krishna teja||2378|
|51||IM Saksham Rautela||Kcnock||2377|
|52||CM Shahil Dey||ShahilDey||2376|
|53||FM Aref Vasli||Philosopher_r||2371|
|54||WGM Leya Garifullina||Lorelea||2357|
|55||IM Rajdeep Sarkar||Rajdeep_Sarkar123456||2355|
|56||IM Anuj Shrivatri||Anuj Shrivatri||2350|
|59||IM P D S Girinath||girinathpds76||2335|
|60||IM Moksh Doshi||Mokshu16||2332|
|61||IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J||Sai Agni J||2322|
|62||IM Rathnakaran K||Rathnakaran||2320|
|63||FM Ajay Karthikeyan||skkeyan||2315|
|64||IM P Saravana Krishnan||mbachez||2312|
|65||FM Siddharth Jagadeesh||Siddharthjagadeesh||2312|
|67||Kaustuv Kundu||Kaustuv Kundu||2301|
|69||FM Dushyant Sharma||Dushu2930||2270|
|70||Elliot Papadiamandis||Elliot Papadiamandis||2269|
|71||WIM Priyanka Nutakki||Priyanka Nutakki||2263|
|72||WFM Savitha Shri B||Savithashri||2261|
|73||FM Jubin Jimmy||SAAKER||2259|
|74||WIM Mrudul Dehankar||shiv01||2256|
|76||WIM Aakanksha Hagawane||Ash2000||2238|
|78||FM Gahan MG||karnatakangahan||2229|
|82||IM Nisha Mohota||Nisha Mohota||2195|
|83||WIM Rakshitta Ravi||KASPAROV 24||2190|
|85||WIM Michelle Catherina||Zanta||2176|
|87||WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty||Rojalin||2168|
|88||WIM Saloni Narendra Sapale||Saloni1204||2147|
|89||FM C J Arvind||Junosource||2123|
|90||Sarvesh Kumar A||Chessencounter||2115|
|91||WGM Beatriz Franco||irenefranco||2103|
|93||WIM Angela Franco||angychess||2089|
|94||Hari Charan Sai Kalluri||Charan_13||2086|
|97||WIM Bhagyashree Thipsay||Bhagyashree||2072|
|99||Sreejith G S||THRILLER||2051|
|100||CM Bhavesh Mahajan||bhavesh1810||2047|
|101||Dinesh Kumar G||gdbow||2046|
|104||WFM Anusha N L V||anushanlv||2030|
|105||WFM Bommini Mounika||Boa Constrictor||2029|
|106||Chaithanyaa K G||CHETANKASPAROV||2016|
|107||Ganesh Babu S||Lord Aragorn||2016|
|110||Aditya Bikram Paul||Adityabikram||1964|
|112||Arjun Gupta||Arjun Gupta||1932|
|114||Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki||srinu1975||1916|
|115||WFM Sai Nirupama Kotepalli||Female||1914|
|116||Dinesh Rajan M||dinchamp||1912|
|121||Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai||shreeganesh||1803|
|126||Aagam Aditya E||aagam aditya e||1707|
|132||Satya Sekhar Mitra||little champs||1659|
|133||Arnab Kumar Mullick||Arnabkumarmullick||1655|
|134||Unnikrishnan M A||Unnikrishnan||1636|
|140||Borkhetariya Devarsh M||Lightning McQueen||1482|
|141||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||sureknair||1477|
|142||Armaan Sinha||Armaan Sinha||1446|
|145||Swaroop Kashyap D||RBISwaroop||1389|
|146||Goutham Krishna H||Goutham2010||1352|
|148||Rahul Mayur Sharma||Rahul M Sharma||1268|
|158||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||MRAA||0|
|159||Vinodh Ramadurai||Tamil Nadu||0|
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 30 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 29th 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 paid the entry fee 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 !
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.