Let's remember the Martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack
There have been many iterations of ChessBase Online Blitz tournament, but on 24th February 2019, there will be a special edition for the Martyrs of Pulwama Attack. The entire money received through donation will be given to the family of the martyrs through 'Bharat ke veer' corpus fund. Thus the tournament has no entry fee. Each player is requested to donate a minimum of Rs 100, however there is no maximum limit. The tournament will take place at 8 p.m. so even if you are playing some tournament or have some other work, you can still take part in it. It is our request to the players that once you make a donation, then give your 100% for the Online Blitz tournament. Play with aggression, play with passion and most of all play with the fearlessness that was shown by the jawans as they gave up their lives for the country.
Pulwama Martyrs ChessBase Online Blitz Tournament on 24th February 2019
Date: 24th February 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m. IST
Time control: 3 mins + 0 second increment
Number of rounds: 9
Prize: Magnus Carlsen DVD signed by the World Champion himself for the winner of the tournament
Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess
Since the tournament is just to generate some relief fund for the martyrs and their family, there is only one Prize of Magnus Carlsen's DVD, signed by the World Champion himself.
Note: Only one player, the champion of the tournament will get the prize.
Donate to the cause:
There is no entry fee. However, only the people who donate will be allowed to play. It is requested to donate a minimum of Rs 100 for the Pulwama Terror Attack victims. There is no maximum limit. The entire proceedings will go to the victims' family via Bharat Ke Veer relief fund.
All the money collected will be donated to Bharat Ke Veer Corpus Fund - homage and support to India's Bravehearts by Government of India.
We know that a lot of prominent individuals have come forward to give relief to the families of the victims. However, we at ChessBase India believe that we as chess players should do our bit. What we as chess players do over the 64 squared chess boards, our jawans do it on the borders, protecting us from any sort of danger. It is time to show that we stand for our brothers and contribute whatever little you can for this good cause. Each one of us can surely afford Rs.100.
It is our request to the players that once you make a donation, then give your 100% for the Online Blitz tournament. Play with aggression, play with passion and most of all play with the fearlessness that was shown by the jawans as they gave up their lives for the country.
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here.
For registration queries contact:
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 should be at least 2 mbps.
How to play tournament?
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Firstly 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 username and password if you have one. (Note, for all the ChessBase Account Premium members, your login credentials will work). If you do not have a Username, you must click on "Create New Player Name" and create a new account. Alternatively, you can also create it here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days.
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 24th of February.
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 donating the amount and playing the tournament should be the same.
You can also make a direct donation to the bank account of ChessBase India which will later be donated to the Bharat Ke Veer Fund:
Name :- CHESSBASE INDIA 64 SQUARES PVT LTD
A/C. No. :- 50200017108411
Bank Name: HDFC Bank.
Type of Account: Current Account
Branch Name :- GHATKOPAR EAST-TILAK ROAD
Branch Address :- 001 / 002,Samyak Darshan,Junction Of Tilak Road& Vallabh Baug Lane,Mumbai,
IFSC CODE :- HDFC0000118
All the contributors will be mentioned in a separate article which will be published when the tournament ends and the donation is made.