ChessBase India Chess Club completes 1 year, Rs.1,25,000 mega tournament on 11th of March 2023
ChessBase India Chess Club at the Phoenix Marketcity Mumbai will complete 52 Saturdays - 1 full year of existence on 11th of March 2023. In order to celebrate the occasion we are organizing a rapid tournament (10 mins + 2 seconds increment) of nine rounds. The total prize fund is Rs.1,25,000 and the winner takes home Rs.25,000. The entry fee is just Rs.100 and only Rs.50 for women. This event has been supported by Samay Raina with half of the main prize fund and the entire women's prize fund is sponsored by Phoenix Marketcity. There is only space for 200 players to join in, so make sure that you register soon and be a part of this wonderful event. We also have some memorable pictures from the 1 year journey at the chess club.
52 Saturdays of pure chess!
On 10th of March 2022, Amruta Mokal gave a simul at the Phoenix Marketcity mall in Mumbai. It was a part of their women's day celebration. Little did we know that this event would start an association that would start something truly unique in Mumbai and Indian chess! On 19th of March 2022 we had the first session of the ChessBase India Chess Club. There were 50 chess sets arranged and 50 tables and chairs and thus began the journey of chess in the Atrium 5 area of the Phoenix Marketcity in Mumbai. The main aim of the club was to create a chess hub in the city. It would take place once every week on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and it would be completely free and open for all. 52 Saturdays and one year later we are here!
Players from all across the city and sometimes even from other states and other countries would visit the ChessBase India chess club. What made this initiative truly successful was the love and the interest of people for chess.
In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we have decided to organize a big rapid event with a prize fund of Rs.1,25,000.
Here are the main details of the event:
ChessBase India Chess Club 1st Anniversary Tournament
Date - 11th March 2023
Start time - 12.30 p.m.
Venue - Atrium 5, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla, Mumbai
Format - 10 mins + 2 seconds increment
Number of Rounds - 9
Total Prize Fund - 1,25,000 (25,000 women's only prize)
Entry Fee - Rs.100 for men and Rs.50 for women
Registration ends on 11th of March at 8 a.m. - No spot entries at the venue. First 200 entries only.
|Winner||25000||Sponsored by Samay Raina|
|Runner-up||15000||Sponsored by Samay Raina|
|2nd runner-up||10000||Sponsored by Samay Raina|
Age group prizes
|Best under-16 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-16 2nd||750|
|Best under-14 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-14 2nd||750|
|Best under-12 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-12 2nd||750|
|Best under-10 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-10 2nd||750|
|Best under-8 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-8 2nd||750|
|Best under-6 1st||1000||Trophy|
|Best under-6 2nd||750|
Women prizes (sponsored by Phoenix Marketcity)
|Best senior woman||1000|
Rs.100 for men/boys/others
Entries are closed now
Rs.50 for women/girls
The entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. They should write to us with their name, FIDE ID and phone number on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you make the payment, and it is successful, we will send you a mail before the event with the chess-results link. You can check that your name is there. Be there at the venue by 12 p.m. IST. The round will start at 12.30 p.m. sharp.
Some pictures that take you down the memory lane!
Don't forget to register before 11th of March 8 a.m. Only 200 players will be allowed to play.
Update: Entries are CLOSED. (Please check the players list below. If you have paid the entry fee, your name should be there in the list below)