Rs.6,00,000 prize fund for a one-day rapid?!
The organizers in Indian chess are taking risks - the Delhi GM Open 2019 has a prize fund of Rs. 1 crore. Taking a cue from them the Universal Chess Foundation in Mumbai is organizing a six lakh rupees event in the city. Sounds normal, right? Well, it's just a one-day rapid event! And it is only for players below the rating of 1800. If you participate in this tournament, you not only get a chance to fight for very high prizes, but also get coaching from GM Saptarshi Roy for four hours (!) and a ChessBase workshop. In this article you will find all the information related to the tournament. And if you enroll from ChessBase India for the event, you also get a special gift.
The Universal Chess Foundation is holding a one-day rapid tournament in Mumbai on the 26th of January. It's the highest prize money below 1800 one day rapid chess tournament ever held on Indian soil. The total prize fund is Rs.6,00,000. The first prize is Rs.50,000. And mind you, if the total number of entries exceed 399, then the organizers will increase the prize fund by Rs.1,00,000.
Venue: Ram Mandir Trust Hall, Jogeshwari (east), Mumbai.
Time control: 15 minutes + 3 seconds increment, 9 rounds.
Important: The below 1800 is based on FIDE rapid ratings. And the tournament is not FIDE rated.
All under-16 players who pay the entry fee will also receive four-hour training with GM Saptarshi Roy as well as ChessBase training workshop and a special quiz on the next day i.e on 27th of January.
This is a one-day event that will be held on the 26th of January 2019. The reporting time is 10 a.m. and the round will start at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held on the 26th of January. As mentioned above, there is a special GM coaching for players under-16 for four hours on 27th of January, as well as a ChessBase workshop and a special quiz. The venue is the same on both 26th and 27th of January.
Note: Although the GM coaching is only for players below the age of 16, if you are interested in the same, you can contact the organizers.
The total prize fund is Rs.6,00,000 with the first prize of Rs.50,000. But this prize fund is for 399 or less entries. If the entries are more than 399 then the prize fund increases by Rs.1,00,000.
The main prize list has 25 prizes and even the 25th prize is Rs.5,000. In the 1200-1400 category, 1000-1199 and unrated category, the first four places will receive Rs.20,000, Rs.15,000, Rs.12,000 and Rs.10,000.
Age group prizes:
There are some high quality books on offer for age category players. Under-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 each have ten books to top ten finishers (total 50 books).
Under -8: Chess Tactics from Scratch (10 prizes)
Under-10: Chess Tactics from Scratch (10 prizes)
Under-12: Silman's Endgame course (10 prizes)
Under-14: Silman's Endgame course (10 prizes)
Under-16: Calculation by Jacob Aagaard (10 prizes)
Confirmed player's list:
The entry fee of the tournament is:
Rs.2,500 for first 100 entries
Rs. 2700 for next 100 entries
Rs. 3,000 for remaining entries
All the people who register from the above link, i.e from ChessBase India, will receive one month serial key for ChessBase Premium Account
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Planning for this tournament
The tournament will be held on 26th of January 2019 and on 27th of January you have the ChessBase workshop as well as the quiz. You can then take a break on the 28th of January, and from 29th of Jan begins a classical rating tournament in Kalyan - the 2nd Dombivli Kalyan Open FIDE rated with a total prize fund of Rs.3,00,000. You can check out this tournament in the ChessBase India calendar.
If you do plan for the above two events then you can manage your accommodation via ChessBase India Power. For any sort of booking related query, these are the numbers:
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