Top Indian players make their pledge for the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack
GM Adhiban Baskaran is the first top player to make his pledge. India no.3 GM Vidit Gujrathi is the first titled player to announce his participation for this sunday's Pulwama Martyrs ChessBase Online Blitz Tournament at 8 p.m. IST. The tournament has no entry fee. All players can make a donation of any amount they want, minimum donation amount is ₹100. Among top women players of the country, WGM Bhakti Kulkarni and WGM Soumya Swaminathan have made their pledge. The entire proceedings will go to the family of the martyrs through 'Bharat Ke Veer' corpus fund. We request the chess community to join in and play this strong online blitz event. Photo: ChessBase India archives
Vidit, Adhiban, Soumya and Bhakti come forward to support the family of the martyrs
Vidit Gujrathi announced first that he would play in the tournament in a Facebook post:
Then GM Adhiban B, IM Eesha Karavade, WGM Bhakti Kulkarni and WGM Soumya Swaminathan made their donations of ₹5000 each. GM Laxman R R has made a pledge of ₹10000. Highest pledge has been made by GM Arjun Erigaisi of ₹15000.
Donate to the cause:
There is no entry fee for the tournament. 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.
Entry is closed, however you can still donate via Bank Transfer.
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.
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
For Technical details on how to play the tournament, please refer to our previous article here.
Registered players along with their pledge amount:
|1||GM Erigaisi Arjun||2526||Indian-Lion||15000|
|3||GM Laxman R R||2417||LAXMAN||10000|
|4||WGM Soumya Swaminathan||2402||travellingknight||5000|
|5||WGM Bhakti Kulkarni||2348||bestluck||5000|
|11||IM Anwesh Upadhyaya||2372||Anwesh||1000|
|22||FM Kushager Krishnater||2329||kushu_attack||501|
|23||FM Arvinder Preet Singh||2102||Milkha||500|
|30||Rahul Sharma||1360||Rahul M Sharma||500|
|33||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||0||mraa||500|
|36||WIM Franco Valencia Angela||2144||250|
|38||Arjun Gupta||1818||Arjun Gupta||201|
|39||CM Shahil Dey||2041||Shahildey||200|
|40||Om Manish Kadam||1922||rajeshbb||200|
|44||Jani Kushal R||1444||Kushal Jani||200|
|46||Pratyush Mohapatra||1280||jai jagannath||200|
|50||Shejal Sahil Sanjay||1768||sahilwc04||101|
|52||Pathak Rudra S||1552||RUDRAPATHAK||101|
|55||FM CJ Arvind||2200||Junosource||100|
|56||FM Dushyant Sharma||2157||Dushu2930||100|
|61||Namitbir Singh Walia||1760||namitbir||100|
|64||Mukund H Agarwal||1387||Mukunda2507||100|
|67||Chinamy Ashish Kulkarni||1242||chinmaychess64||100|
|72||Aaditya S P||0||Aadu2005||100|
|73||Akshita Mittal||0||Akshita mittal||100|
|79||GM Vidit Gujrathi||2711||evilgenius|
Donors who are not playing:
|Serial No.||Full name||Donation amount|
|1||GM Adhiban Baskaran||5000|
|2||GM G N Gopal||5000|
|3||IM Eesha Karavade||5000|
|4||CM Aditya Mittal||1000|
|5||Moksh Amit Doshi||750|
|6||Mahi Amit Doshi||750|
|9||M K Chandrasekhar||500|
The total amount collected is Rs.99,623. We look forward to your participation.