Pack your bags, it's (xtra) time for Kolkata!
It's a two day rapid event with a time control of 15 minutes and 10 seconds increment per move to be held in Kolkata. However, the prize money is as good as, or even better than a rating tournament! Players from all over India will fight for the top prize of Rs.50,000 and total pool of Rs. 6 lakhs. There is not much time left as the tournament is going to be held after 15 days, however, we at ChessBase India make your task easier by providing you with an option to book your accommodation and travel at highly affordable price.
The year 2012 was a big breakthrough for me in chess. It was the first time I had qualified for the National Premier Championships. The tournament was to be held in Kolkata. It was a 40 player swiss tournament. It was one of those years when 30 players from National Challengers were qualified for the National Premier. Naturally for such an event, a good tournament venue was a sure shot necessity.
I remember everything related to this place and tournament fondly, as it was the event where I scored my first IM norm. The nostalgia and memories came back to me when my friend and ChessBase India author Shahid Ahmed told me that he would be organizing a huge rapid event at the same venue on 17th and 18th of May 2017.
XTRA TIME ALL INDIA OPEN RAPID FIDE RATING CHESS TOURNAMENT
Time Control: 15 mins + 10 secs increment from move no.1
Free for all GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs.
For all other players: ₹3,000
Packages by ChessBase India:
In order to reduce your hindrances related to stay at the event, ChessBase India provides you with packages that include your entry fee and stay. Just have a look at the packages and call us at the phone number mentioned below or email us at email@example.com
One night accommodation (Sharing basis) + Entry Fees (Rs.3000)
Rs.3900 including Double AC Room on sharing basis and BreakFast.
(Hotel 2 kms away from the Venue)
One night accommodation (Private Room)+ Entry Fees (Rs.3000)
Rs.4600 including double AC Room and Breakfast
(Hotel 2 kms away from the venue)
Two night accommodation (Sharing basis) + Entry Fees (Rs.3000)
Rs.4800 including Double AC Room on Sharing basis and Breakfast
(Hotel 2 kms away from the venue)
Two Nights accommodation (Private room) + Entry fees (Rs.3000)
Rs.6300 including Double AC room and Breakfast
Note: In case you are a titled player and don't have to pay the entry fee, your quote would be deducted by Rs.3000 from the above packages.
Contact for accommodation and travel:
In case you are interested for accommodation and travel here are the contact details:
Mobile number: 09106908500/ 09978993264
One stop solution
When you contact the above numbers or write to the email you can not only make arrangements for your accommodation, but also for your travel by train, bus or flight. With the start of these services, you can leave the headache of booking hotels, trains and flights to ChessBase India and instead focus on the Vancura position in the rook ending, or the intricacies of Breyer in the Ruy Lopez!
Contact of tournament organizers:
Sk Shahid Ahmed: +919038139510, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neeraj Kumar Mishra: +919830011519
Suraiya Ahmed: +919830612747
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This tournament is organized by Chesspert, which is a unique chess coaching portal, that will be soon launched.
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