Nihal, Pragg and Andriasian headline the 1st Saturday Online Blitz tournament
ChessBase India presents the first edition of five series of Saturday Online Blitz Tournament on 21st March at 8 p.m. IST (2:30 p.m. GMT). It will witness the participation of 16 GMs, 22 IMs, 3 WGMs and 3 WIMs from all across the globe. For the first time we have opened the tournament to players from all over the world and currently we have players India, Armenia, Azerbaijain, Bangladesh, Colombia, England, Ireland, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore and USA. Total Prize fund for each of the five tournaments will be ₹10000, with a first prize of ₹5000. The winner of the five events, the Circuit Champion will win an extra ₹10000. Last few hours to go to register if you haven't yet. Photo: Various sources
16 GMs, 22 IMs are slated to take part in First edition of Saturday Online Blitz Tournament
ChessBase India presents the first of five, Saturday Online Blitz tournament which will take place on this Saturday 21st March 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Total 16 GMs, 22 IMs, 3 WGMs and 3 WIMs have confirmed their participation.
Entry is closed
Details of the online tournament:
The entry fee for the event is FREE. However you need to have a ChessBase Premium Account to be eligible to participate. Please make sure that your account is valid beyond 21st March 2020, else the room and the tournament director will decline your entry. If you do not have a premium account, get one from below. You will receive a serial key and the steps to make your account premium in your email address. Make your account premium and then register through the google form given below. The last date for entry is 21st of March 2020 until 3 p.m.
You can also go for ChessBase 15, as that comes with free 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account!
Total circuit points
For each tournament these are the points that you will receive:
At the end of the five events the points will be added and the one who comes out on top with the maximum cumulative points gets a special prize of Rs.10,000. So you have the possibility to win in all Rs.35,000 in all of the five tournaments combined.
For registration queries contact:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement should be at least 2 mbps. No phone calls/messages will be entertained once the tournament starts from 8 p.m. IST onwards. All queries must be resolved before the tournament.
• March Masters ChessBase India Online Blitz Tournament on 29th March 2020 - Total Prize fund ₹50000, First Prize ₹10000. Registration has started. FREE entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Open to all players across the world. Click here to register.
• ChessBase India presents 2nd Saturday Online Blitz Tournament on 28th March 2020 - Prize structure - Same as first edition. Registration will start after the conclusion of 1st Saturday Online Blitz event. Open to all players across the world. Those who have said yes in the google form for the first Saturday edition, need not register, others will have to.
List of players:
|1||GM Guseinov Gadir||Gguseinov||2665|
|2||GM Nihal Sarin||Nihalsarin||2640|
|3||GM R Praggnanandhaa||chessworld1||2608|
|4||GM Karthikeyan Murali||fighter64||2606|
|5||GM Zaven Andriasian||ZavenGrozny||2606|
|6||GM Abhimanyu Puranik||pabh||2584|
|7||GM Gukesh D||Gk06||2563|
|8||GM Erigaisi Arjun||Indian-Lion||2559|
|9||GM Elshan Moradiabadi||GM Abadi||2555|
|10||GM Raunak Sadhwani||devil1234||2545|
|11||GM Diptayan Ghosh||Diptayan||2541|
|12||GM Srinath Narayanan||NSRINATH||2540|
|13||GM Stany G A||Stany G A||2522|
|14||GM Visakh N R||Visakh||2516|
|15||GM Novendra Priasmoro||bocah_sakit||2489|
|16||IM Krishna C R G||crg||2478|
|17||IM Arjun Kalyan||Arjunkalyan||2477|
|18||IM Harshit Raja||Johncking||2472|
|19||IM Ravi Teja S||Ravi Teja S||2469|
|20||IM Leon Luke Mendonca||boobyfisher||2458|
|21||IM Rahul Srivasthav P||rahulsrivathsav||2457|
|22||IM Mitrabha Guha||babysnake||2445|
|23||IM V S Rathanvel||vsr64||2445|
|24||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438|
|25||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436|
|26||IM Koustav Chatterjee||KoustavChatterjee1||2435|
|27||IM Nubairshah Shaikh||CREATOR 1198||2423|
|28||IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H||Mehar||2422|
|29||IM Himal Gusain||rajdhani express||2414|
|30||FM L R Srihari||lsr||2414|
|31||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||2413|
|33||GM Laxman Rajaram||LAXMAN||2411|
|34||IM Kushager Krishnater||kushu_attack||2410|
|35||IM Muthaiah Al||gamechanger64||2400|
|36||WGM R Vaishali||rvaishali2001||2393|
|37||IM Raahil Mullick||Raahi07||2386|
|38||FM Pranav Anand||Lightsaber||2381|
|39||IM N Krishna Teja||N_Krishna teja||2378|
|40||IM Saksham Rautela||Kcnock||2377|
|41||CM Shahil Dey||ShahilDey||2376|
|42||FM Vatsal Singhania||qscrgn||2370|
|44||IM Anuj Shrivatri||Anuj Shrivatri||2350|
|47||FM Nikhil Dixit||nikhildixit98||2321|
|49||FM Siddharth Jagadeesh||Siddharthjagadeesh||2312|
|52||Kaustuv Kundu||Kaustuv Kundu||2301|
|54||IM D K Sharma||kakdela||2289|
|55||FM Aaryan Varshney||Aaryan Varshney||2277|
|56||WIM Isha Sharma||MissPhoenix||2276|
|57||FM Dushyant Sharma||Dushu2930||2270|
|58||Elliot Papadiamandis||Elliot Papadiamandis||2269|
|60||WIM Priyanka Nutakki||Priyanka Nutakki||2263|
|62||WFM Savitha Shri B||Savithashri||2261|
|65||FM Suyog Wagh||suyu28||2245|
|66||FM Gahan MG||karnatakangahan||2229|
|70||Michael Joseph Pagaran||mykelpagz||2192|
|72||WGM S Meenakshi||meenu24||2171|
|73||WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty||Rojalin||2168|
|74||IM Praveen Kumar||Srinivasan||2158|
|76||FM C J Arvind||Junosource||2123|
|80||Sibi Visal R||kravisibi||2114|
|85||Namitbir Singh Walia||NAMITBIR||2093|
|87||WIM Angela Franco||angychess||2089|
|90||Uttam Sharma R||uttamchess||2077|
|91||Zia Tahsin Tajwar||Tahsinzia||2071|
|96||K N Gopal||2022|
|100||Atri Chattopadhyay||Atri Chattopadhyay||1989|
|101||Ilamparthi A R||ilamparthi||1989|
|102||Siddharth Sabhari Shankar||MrRetired||1984|
|104||Sai Alagappan S||DearFamousEnergy||1959|
|112||Saimanivannan N R||SAIMANIVANNAN||1926|
|114||Kotepalli Sai Nirupama||Saraswathii||1914|
|115||Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki||srinu1975||1916|
|125||Uma Maheswaran Palanisamy||msdhoni7781||1842|
|126||Saketh Pedagandham||Me N Chess||1841|
|127||Kedar Umesh Vaze||Severusss||1839|
|131||Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai||shreeganesh||1803|
|132||Anupam M Sreekumar||Anupam_Chess||1798|
|133||Mayank Chakraborty||Mayank Chkraborty||1796|
|135||Sibi Srinivas Einstein||Sibieinstein||1775|
|137||Pranav Sairam||Sairam Ramabadra||1762|
|142||Krishna Karthik Nerella||kingslayer24||1713|
|148||Yash Bharadia||Mahendra Bahubali||1675|
|151||Arnab Kumar Mullick||arnabkumarmullick||1655|
|153||Md Bashiq Imrose||imsmd2007||1641|
|167||Rafael Ninan Renji||RafaelRenji||1534|
|169||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||sureknair||1477|
|182||Samarth Sachin Kadam||samarthkadam||1345|
|183||Ravish Chaudhary||RavishChaudhary 1234||1332|
|185||Kedar Korde||KEDAR KORDE||1315|
|193||Niranjan J Warrier||niranjanjwarrier||1234|
|196||Mahadev Savitha Viju||V_j||1217|
|199||Ritwik Mallavarapu||ritwik chess||1197|
|200||Rawat Dhanpal Singh||DHANP_1983||1193|
|204||Abdul Kalam A||ABDULKALAM2006||1120|
|206||Dharma Surendar||Dharma surendar||1115|
|213||Sai Srivardhan R||Saisrivardhan||1037|
|219||E Efanio Jens||josephinedison||0|
|221||Mahadev Rushitha Haju||Rudramma||0|
|223||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||MRAA||0|
|224||Rishabh Dwivedi||Rishabh Dwivedi||0|
|227||Sparsh Sharma||SPARSH SHARMA||0|
|229||Trilochan Chhatria||Chess master chandan||0|
How to play tournament?
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id and active ChessBase Premium Account subscription. You can create one here.
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here. If you have Mac OS or Mac Computer, then you have to use some VMWare to run it as Playchess Desktop Client has native support on Windows OS only. Tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device.
Login or Create account
After you have installed the Client. You must login.
Enter your Playchess username and password if you have one. (Note, for all the ChessBase Account Premium members, your login credentials will work). If you do not have a Username, you must click on "Create New Player Name" and create a new account. Alternatively, you can also create it here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days.
The tournament will take place in the Premium Tournaments in the ChessBase India room. Registered players should be online and logged into Playchess at least 30 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 21st of March. 7.30 p.m. would be a good time.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry.
ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here is some feedback about the quality of the events:
GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of 2nd ChessBase Online Blitz tournament
The tournament was conducted quite smoothly and a quite "fun Sunday" event. The participation of Adhiban & Sethuraman definitely added the spark to the event. I guess an Online Blitz Festival would be the next way to go (with different formats - Chess960, Bughouse, Bullet etc). Overall really happy with such events. Way to go!!
GM Laxman Rajaram, former National Blitz Champion
I thank the Chessbase India team once more for their strenous and tireless endeavour to popularise blitz events in India. Considering the fact that the present day time control even in classical format ( unlike the yesteryears) demands quick reflexes and blitz skills , I feel that the entire Chessbase India team is doing an exemplary and praiseworthy job. A boon for Indian chess !!!. Though my performance this time was not satisfactory ,I hope to excel and cherish more pleasant memories from my side in the forthcoming editions of Chessbase India blitz events.
IM Ravi Teja S, former National Challengers Champion
We (Ravi Teja&Anusha NLV) thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.it was exciting!
Tushar Bohra, father of Kanishk Bohra
Thanks for enrolling Kanishk for the event. He had a great time playing the games. And a great overall experience.
D Gukesh, youngest GM of India
I am extremely happy to have participated in my first online blitz tmt conducted by ChessBase India and loved the experience and thrill. from the start to the finish its professionally conducted and got the rare opportunity to play several high-class players in a single event and looking forward for its next event
Priti Mahendru, mother of Jaiveer Mahendru
This was our second chessbase online blitz event. My son is 8 years and it was an absolute thrill for him to be playing against titled players ! Thanks a lot for organizing this. We look forward to more such events !
I was happy the way the tournament was conducted. No problems at all. You just keep increasing the prize money and that is a big improvement.Cannot hope for more.