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Your chance to blitz out Adhiban!

by Sagar Shah - 21/04/2017

Adhiban Baskaran loves challenges! When he qualified for the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk Aan Zee he aimed big, even though he was the last seed. He managed to finish third just behind So and Carlsen. Now he has taken up another challenge - the second ChessBase India prize money blitz tournament celebrating the tenth anniversary of Kunte Chess Academy. Adhiban has confirmed his entry! This will be your chance to blitz out one of the best players in the world of chess right now!

India's newest sensation in chess is Adhiban Baskaran. The 24-year-old from Chennai made his announcement to the big stage earlier this year when he performed admirably at the Tata Steel Masters 2017 finishing third ahead of big names like Karjakin, Giri, Aronian and others!

After his success at Wijk Aan Zee we are sure to see Adhiban taking part in many more such super tournaments

Adhiban is busy working hard for the Asian Continental beginning from 11th to 22nd of May in Chengdu, China. A lot is at stake at that event as top five players qualify to the World Cup 2017. Amidst all his heavy duty preparation Adhiban has found it to be a good idea to play in the 2nd ChessBase India online prize money blitz tournament to be held on 30th of April 2017.


Talking to ChessBase India Adhiban said, "This looks like an exciting event. You get to play from the comfort of your home. You do not have to travel and there is an added incentive of prize money! I always like new challenges, so why not!"

Always ready for a new challenge

Adhiban will not have it easy as the defending champion Lalith Babu is coming back again! Lalith played in phenomenal style last time scoring 9.0/9 and winning the first prize!

Here's the player's list:

Serial No. Name Playchess ID Fide rating
1 GM B.Adhiban   2661
2 GM Lalith Babu Anji 2571
3 GM Vishnu Prasanna Fidodido 2542
4 IM P Karthikeyan Chennaikramnik 2507
5 GM Magesh Chandran gmmagesh 2494
6 GM Abhijit Kunte   2491
7 IM Swayams Mishra Mr.bh6 2450
8 GM Neelotpal Das Mandrake 2438
9 GM R.R. Laxman LAXMAN 2403
10 IM Abhishek Kelkar livestrong_6 2398
11 IM Akshat Khamparia   2342
12 Sai Krishna GV pennkrishna 2339
13 Sankalp gupta Junior tyson 2265
14 Maheswaran Maheswara64 2254
15 Fenil Shah fenil_shah95 2252
16 Snehal Bhosale BurninggIce 2211
17 Mithil Ajgaonkar Mithil 2203
18 IM Chakravarthi Reddy Chakravarthi 2189
19 Pranav V pranav_vip 2149
20 Kavitha JE jekavitha 2134
21 Likhit Chilukuri Jon Targaryen 2125
22 Joshi, Nikhil C. NikhilJoshi2 2103
23 Priyanka Nutakki Chess Queen 2084
24 L Mahendra Venkat LMVenkat 2064
25 Kushagra Mohan kingfisher99 2031
26 Dushyant sharma Dushu2930 2013
27 GOPAL ASHOK RATHOD chessworld36 2008
28 Sanjeet Manohar jimu9723 2007
29 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama saraswathii 1978
30 L R Srihari LSR 1922
31 Sk Shahid Ahmed dnumber23 1862
32 Aashna Makhija Never say never 1858
33 Jay Pradhan jptheking 1840
34 Ambarish Sharma Unbeater 1808
35 Sunil Vaidya sunil vaidya 1736
37 S.Vikraanth Vikraanth 1022
38 Laxmikant Sudhakar Bhole bhole_laxmikant -

This might well turn out to be the strongest blitz tournament ever. With seven grandmasters, we have already surpassed the number of GMs who took part in the first prize money online tournament.


This is your chance to play 11 rounds of blitz (3+0) against the best players of the country. Enroll now:


The entry fee is Rs.500. In this fee you get one month of ChessBase Premium Account worth Rs.125. 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.

For more details please check the official tournament page:

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