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Are you ready for the biggest blitz bonanza of 2017!

by Sagar Shah - 03/11/2017

We have organized three online prize money tournaments in 2017 - Fischer online, KCA online and DBCA online. Now we would like to end the year with a bang. The biggest prize money blitz tournament of the year is here. The total prize fund is Rs.62,500 and the first prize is Rs.15,000. It will be 10 rounds of 3'+1" blitz and this time we have special female and age category prizes! This event celebrates 21st anniversary of South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA). The last date of early bird registration is 12th of November. More details:

First prize: Rs. 15,000 !!

South Mumbai Chess Academy online tournament on 3rd December, 2017

Brothers and Founders of SMCA G. Nagesh and G.Balaji with five-time World Champion Vishy Anand

Celebrating 21st anniversary

Date: Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Time: 10.00 a.m. IST 

Time control: 3+1, 10 rounds

Prize fund: Rs. 62,500

Venue: Playchess

Please note the time is 10 a.m. We have kept the tournament in the morning so that you can party in the evening!


The total prize fund is Rs.62,500

(Introducing for the first time female as well as age category prizes!)

Main Prize list:

Place Prize
1st 15,000
2nd 10,000
3rd 8,000
4th 5,000
5th 3,500
6th 2,500
7th 2,000
8th 1,700
9th 1,500
10th 1,200

Best female player: Rs.2,500

Age category prizes:

Best under-8 (born on or after 1/1/2009) - Rs.800

Best under-10 (born on or after 1/1/2007) - Rs.800

Best under-12 (born on or after 1/1/2005) - Rs.800

Best under-14 (born on or after 1/1/2003)- Rs.800

Best under-16 (born on or after 1/1/2001) - Rs.800

Special prizes:

Place Prize
20th 800
30th 800
40th 800
50th 800
60th 800
70th 800
80th 800

The condition to claim all of these prizes is that you have to play all the rounds of the tournament, and cannot leave it half-way.

Entry fee:

The entry fee is Rs.400 until 12th of November. After that it will be Rs.500. In this fee you get one month of ChessBase Premium Account worth Rs.125. Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one from here. The last date to pay entry is 2nd December 2017.

Once you have paid the entry fee, you will receive the one month serial key on the registered email address along with the procedure to extend your account.

Entry fee for students of South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) will be Rs.250 which should be paid directly at the academy.


All GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs get free entry to our tournament. All you have to do is write a mail to us at along with your name, FIDE ID, FIDE Rating and the playchess ID. If you do not have a playchess ID please create it from here and share with us.


For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed - 9038139510 email -

The above number (9038139510can also be used for payment of entry fee via paytm.

More details on the official page of SMCA online blitz tournament

Related links:

Official homepage of South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA)

Check out how the first ChessBase India Prize money online tournament was conducted

Vaibhav Suri wins second ChessBase India Prize money online tournament

Lalith Babu wins third ChessBase India Prize money online tournament

Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:

Great management....First time played a tmt with no problems...This was my first online tournament.....And had a great experience hope you all organise this type of tournaments quite frequently.....Would love to participate in your future tournaments

-Ambarish Sharma


Thank you. It was really a nice and enjoyable tournament. Hope in future also ... If this kind of tournament once in a month happen it will be brilliant... 
-Mithu Dey (on behalf of Shahil)


Although the tournament was organized well,I felt that that referee 1 was somehow inactive. Other than that everything was fine.

-Rahul Shrivatshav


The Fischer online blitz event on 12th March was organised in an exemplary manner. Hope we have more tournaments of this stature in future.

-GM R.R. Laxman


It was an awesome tournament. I look forward to playing more in such events.
-Snehal Bhosale


Thank you ChessBase India for arranging strongest online Fischer blitz event. I have played against high rated players including IMs and increased Playchess ELO from 1953 to 2008! There is nothing better than this a chess player can ask for. Seating at the home on perfect Sunday evening, sipping coffee and playing against famous players in India. Thank you so much for everything!
- Nikhil Joshi


I must congratulate ChessBase India for promoting events like this to encourage chess players on Online. Hope all the participants were able to enjoy playing this tournament without any glitch. The opportunity provided by ChessBase India is a welcome move.

- N.V.Nagesh (father of Badri Naryanan)


The tournament was very well conducted. I enjoyed playing the tournament. Maybe if possible next time you can use fide rating instead of the playchess rating as many new players started with low ratings. On the whole it was a very good tournament.
- Arjun Kalyan


Loved the tournament. Was fun playing against such a strong field without leaving the house. Everything went smoothly and there were no real problems once it began. The only issue I had was the 20 minute delay to start the round. But I guess it's OK since it's the first time. Overall, great experience and would definitely play again. Great work guys. 
P. S-The bonus prizes are a nice incentive for players like me. :P
-Likhit Chilukuri


The tournament was well organised. I had a blast playing in this tournament :) It was a good experience playing without time increment. 
-Aashna Makhija


Excellent start.  Hope to play more events like this in future.
With warm regards...
-Nihal Sarin


The tournament was organized pretty well.. I liked this concept of online blitz tournament. Thank you for organizing this event.
-Akhilesh Nagare


I was very fascinated to play in an online blitz tournament for the first time! I did not play my best but I hope that from the next time, I expect more online tournaments from my own country, Chessbase India! I like everything of this tournament! But one thing the time control was without any increment. It ruined the quality of some games. But I hope Chessbase India will look after it and I am already excited to play in the next online blitz tournament!
-Rajdeep Sarkar


Thank you for your hard work!. Everything is just perfect for me. 
-Priyanka Nutakki


It was a great initiative on the part of Chess base India. Hope you are able to do on a regular basis. It was a great opportunity n looking forward to many more.
-Hriday Bhuta


It's a pleasure to play in the ChessBase India online tournament. I never played on board match with an International Master in a tournament but here I got a chance to play against Ratnakaran sir.
What ChessBase India is doing to Indian chess  is superb. Hope one day Anand also gets the same recognition like Sachin and Kohli .
My best wishes always with you.
-Harsh Kanoje, Nagpur


First of all I would like to say congratulations for organizing such a mammoth event smoothly without any delays/disturbances. It is really a great platform for the budding chess players and chess enthusiasts (who can't travel more often for the tournaments as players I'm one among them) Playing these tournaments with such a strong field always been a great experience. Especially when you are paired against titled players (one of the best players in the country) it gives lots of encouragement and inspiration! I really enjoyed my tournament session (played with GM Vaibhav Suri in the first round and he became the champion in the end also played with IM Padmini Rout in the 9th round and I drew with her) also lost some games because of time pressure etc. ChessBase India is doing a great job and looking forward to hear from you about the future events like 3rd online blitz and many more (I believe you won't stop this journey for sure.)
-Pavan BNB, Mumbai

SMCA welcomes you to take part in this online tournament and celebrate the occasion of their 21st anniversary!