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Aravindh, Narayanan and Gukesh are the top seeds in 4th Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020

by Shahid Ahmed - 10/04/2020

The 4th edition of Saturday Online Blitz Tournament Open will take place this Saturday 11th April 2020. So far we have 12 GMs, 22 IMs, 3 WGMs and 5 WIMs confirming their participation among 242 registered players from India, Bangladesh, Colombia, England, France, Romania, Singapore, USA and Uzbekistan. Currently GM Diptayan Ghosh leads the Circuit standings with 28 points after a hat-trick of second place finish, he finally won the 3rd Saturday Online Blitz Open. Praggnanandhaa is trailing behind by 12 points at second place with 16 points followed by IM Aronyak Ghosh at 15 points. Photo: Various sources

4th Saturday Blitz Tournament is on 11th April 2020

ChessBase India presents the 4th Saturday Blitz tournament which will take place on this Saturday 11th April 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Entry is open. We have 12 GMs, 22 IMs, 3 WGMs and 5 WIMs confirmed their participation so far. GM Diptayan Ghosh currently leads the Circuit Standings with 28 points taking a massive lead of 12 points over GM R Praggnanandhaa who is at 16 points. IM Aronyak Ghosh is at third place with 15 points. Entry is FREE* for all players. However an active ChessBase Premium subscription is mandatory for all.

Date: Saturday, 11th April 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3+0

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹10000

Venue: Premium Tournaments in Playchess under ChessBase India room

 

Reigning National Triple Crown Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram | Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM Gukesh D is at seventh place in Circuit standings

GM Elshan Moradiabadi is currently ninth in Circuit standings | Photo: ChessBase India archives

GM Raunak Sadhwani is a ChessBase India Online Blitz event regular | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Diptayan Ghosh won the 3rd Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Uzbekistan no.5 GM Jakhongir Vakhidov | Photo: Gamesmaven.io

GM Harsha Bharathakoti finished third in March Masters Online Blitz | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

Algeria no.1 GM Bilel Bellahcene | Photo: Kim Bhari

GM Karthik Venkataraman

ChessBase India Blitz regular GM Laxman R R | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Krishna CRG | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Harshit Raja | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Ravi Teja S is a successful coach too | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Arghyadip Das | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Mitrabha Guha | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Rathanvel V S | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Bharath Subramaniyam H | Photo: Sagar Shah

One of the latest IM's of the country IM Pranesh M | Photo: Puneet Jaiswal

IM Aronyak Ghosh finished at third place in the second edition | Photo: Amruta Mokal

IM Jonas Rosner of Germany | Photo: Grenke Chess Official site

IM Koustav Chatterjee | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Reigning 1st SAARC Champion IM Nubairshah Shaikh | Photo: Amruta Mokal

IM Mehar Chinna Reddy | Photo: ChessBase India archives

Reigning National Under-17 Open Champion IM Neelash Saha | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Kushager Krishnater | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Muthaiah Al | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Krishna Teja N | Photo: Sagar Shah

IM Saksham Rautela | Photo: ChessBase India archives

IM Anuj Shrivatri | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Master of the faster formats IM P D S Girinath | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Moksh Amit Doshi | Photo: Marius Ceteraş

IM P Saravana Krishnan | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Former National Blitz Champion IM D K Sharma | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Praveen Kumar | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM R Vaishali | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty | Photo: ChessBase India archives

WGM Beatriz Franco of Colombia | Photo: Beatriz's fb

WIM Mrudul Dehankar | Photo: ChessBase India archives

WIM Ashritha Eshwaran of USA | Photo: FIDE

WIM Trisha Kanyamarala of Ireland

WIM Saloni Sapale | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Angela Franco of Colombia | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Registration is Closed for the 4th edition

Registration for 5th Saturday Blitz Open will start immediately after the conclusion of 4th edition.

 

 

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prize:

PlacePrize
1st₹5000
2nd₹3000
3rd₹2000

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 11th April 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 8 p.m. IST on 10th April 2020.

You can also go for ChessBase 15, as that comes with free 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account!

People who live in regions not served by ChessBase India can get 1-month or 12-month accounts from the ChessBase Shop.

The good news is that if you become a ChessBase Account Premium Member, you not only get free entries to five blitz tournaments, but you also get 12 amazing features, which are explained in this video by IM Sagar Shah

Total circuit points

For each tournament these are the points that you will receive:

Place Points
1st 10
2nd 9
3rd 8
4th 7
5th 6
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3
9th 2
10th 1

 

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.

Contact:

For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email - teamchessbaseindia@gmail.com

• 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.

Upcoming events

Buddhibal Kreeda Trust Online Blitz on 14th April 2020. Total Prize fund - ₹30000, First Prize - ₹10000. Free entry for GM, IM, WGM and WIM.

• ChessBase India presents 5th Saturday Online Blitz Tournament on 18th April 2020 - Prize structure - Same as the first, second, third and fourth edition. Registration will start after the conclusion of 4th Saturday Online Blitz event. Open to all players across the world. Those who have said yes in the google form for the first, second or third Saturday Blitz tournament, need not register, others will have to.

List of players

Sl.no. Name Playchess ID Rating
1 GM Aravindh Chithambaram hitter1999 2641
2 GM SL Narayanan Narayanansl 2618
3 GM Gukesh D Gk06 2563
4 GM Arjun Erigaisi Indian-Lion 2559
5 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Abadi 2555
6 GM Raunak Sadhwani devil1234 2545
7 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 2541
8 GM Jakhongir Vakhidov Uzbektiger95 2533
9 GM Harsha Bharathakoti RACEKING 2509
10 GM Bilel Bellahcene Hetou 2491
11 GM Karthik Venkataraman karthikchess 2483
12 IM Krishna C R G crg 2478
13 IM Harshit Raja Johncking 2472
14 IM Ravi Teja S Ravi Teja S 2469
15 IM Arghyadip Das Arghyadip 2453
16 IM Mitrabha Guha babysnake 2445
17 IM Rathanvel V S vsr64 2445
18 IM Bharath Subramaniyam H Harishankkar 2437
19 IM Pranesh M pranimastermuni 2437
20 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 2436
21 IM Jonas Rosner Joro90 2433
22 IM Koustav Chatterjee KoustavChatterjee1 2431
23 IM Nubairshah Shaikh CREATOR 1198 2423
24 IM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H Mehar 2422
25 FM L R Srihari lsr 2414
26 IM Neelash Saha gamechanger 2413
27 GM Laxman Rajaram LAXMAN 2411
28 IM Kushager Krishnater kushu_attack 2410
29 IM Muthaiah Al gamechanger64 2400
30 WGM R Vaishali rvaishali2001 2393
31 FM Tarun Kanyamarala irishchessman 2384
32 FM Pranav Anand Lightsaber 2381
33 IM Krishna Teja N N_Krishna teja 2378
34 IM Saksham Rautela Kcnock 2377
35 CM Shahil Dey ShahilDey 2376
36 Aref Vasli Philosopher_r 2371
37 FM Vatsal Singhania qscrgn 2370
38 FM Harry Grieve Harry Grieve 2355
39 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350
40 Pranav V pranav_vip 2348
41 R Ashwath Csk 2340
42 IM P D S Girinath girinathpds76 2335
43 IM Moksh Doshi Mokshu16 2332
44 FM Nikhil Dixit nikhildixit98 2321
45 Ajay Karthikeyan skkeyan 2315
46 IM P Saravana Krishnan mbachez 2312
47 FM Siddharth Jagadeesh Siddharthjagadeesh 2312
48 FM Rohith Krishna Srohithkrishna 2304
49 Saurabh Anand Saurabh19 2304
50 Kaustuv Kundu Kaustuv Kundu 2301
51 Balasubramaniam H BIGIL 2298
52 Aditya Samant adityass 2297
53 IM D K Sharma kakdela 2289
54 FM Aaryan Varshney Aaryan Varshney 2277
55 FM Dushyant Sharma Dushu2930 2270
56 Elliot Papadiamandis Elliot Papadiamandis 2269
57 Mithil Ajgaonkar Mithil 2263
58 WFM Savitha Shri B Savithashri 2261
59 FM Jubin Jimmy SAAKER 2259
60 Abhishek Das kabababu 2258
61 WIM Mrudul Vilas Dehankar shiv01 2256
62 FM Mahitosh Dey mahitosh 2254
63 Pushkar Dere sjhs 2254
64 CM Prraneeth Vuppala Smart123 2253
65 Sahil Tickoo TheHope 2252
66 FM Suyog Wagh suyu28 2245
67 WIM Ashritha Eswaran goldenpuppy 2244
68 Shiv Shome kingofall 2237
69 FM Gahan MG karnatakangahan 2229
70 Souhardo Basak Souhardo 2216
71 WIM Trisha Kanyamarala trishakan 2201
72 Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage Ranindu Liyanage 2199
73 Aradhya Garg Aradhya 2198
74 Sumit Kumar TheMariners 2196
75 Michael Joseph Pagaran mykelpagz 2192
76 Rohit S rohit2007 2189
77 Anish Gandhi Ozil 2175
78 Girish B Chandanani sanjanachandanani 2169
79 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty Rojalin 2168
80 IM Praveen Kumar Srinivasan 2158
81 WIM Saloni Sapale Saloni1204 2147
82 FM Ram Aravind L N lnram 2127
83 Anustoop Biswas Stark11 2126
84 FM C J Arvind Junosource 2123
85 Sarvesh Kumar.A Chessencounter 2115
86 CM Kadam Om Manish kadam om m 2114
87 Sibi Visal R kravisibi 2114
88 Chandrasish Majumdar chandrasish96 2106
89 Sanket Chakravarty SymbolX 2106
90 Manish Kumar Remac Concept 2 2105
91 WGM Beatriz Franco irenefranco 2103
92 Sambit Panda Sambit_Panda1979 2102
93 CM Samrug Narayanan Pigson7th 2100
94 Shreyas Royal Sr09 2096
95 Thrish Karthik Thrish 2095
96 Namitbir Singh Walia Namitbir Singh 2093
97 Saptorshi Gupta saptorshi 2092
98 WIM Angela Franco angychess 2089
99 Manish Parmar DCA 2084
100 Garv Gaur garvgaur1008 2083
101 Uttam Sharma R uttamchess 2077
102 Ayush Sharma Suyash45 2072
103 Zia Tahsin Tajwar Tahsinzia 2071
104 CM Chanchal Kumer Ghosh C_K_G 2061
105 Antony Rode chessonthemat 2055
106 Giovanni Marchesich Giomar 2046
107 G Dinesh Kumar gdbow 2046
108 R Prajesh Praju 2039
109 Aaditya Dhingra Aaditya13 2038
110 Atul Dahale incredible 2037
111 Sandeep Sethuraman bouncyegg 2037
112 Alan Diviya Raj Michaelraj_98 2033
113 Onut Simeon sfantul321 2033
114 Naveen Jain kobemagic 2032
115 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya Boa Constrictor 2029
116 Muralikrishna Gangaraju Muralikrishna 2026
117 K N Gopal kngopal 2022
118 Chaithanyaa KG CHETANKASPAROV 2016
119 Ganesh Babu S Lord Aragorn 2016
120 Aarav Dengla Hitchthestars 2010
121 Sharan Rao THE_COOL_GUY 1992
122 Atri Chattopadhyay Atri Chattopadhyay 1989
123 Ilamparthi A R ilamparthi 1989
124 Praloy Sahoo blitzofking 1984
125 Siddharth Sabhari Shankar MrRetired 1984
126 Sayan Bose Bosesayan28 1978
127 Aditya Bikram Paul Adityabikram 1964
128 Sai Alagappan S DearFamousEnergy 1959
129 Aditya Ramanathan darkknight0405 1950
130 Mushini Ajay unclear15 1947
131 Akshay Borgaonkar chess2009 1941
132 Pappu Murthy Pfalcon1949 1940
133 Arka Sengupta Arkasg007 1937
134 Avinash Ramesh avinashonfire 1933
135 Ojasva Singh Ojasva01 1933
136 Arjun Gupta Arjun Gupta 1932
137 Kannan Sa NextWC 1927
138 Saimanivannan N R SAIMANIVANNAN 1926
139 Vansh Aggarwal twobrothers 1922
140 Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki srinu1975 1916
141 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama Saraswathii 1914
142 Dinesh Rajan M dinchamp 1912
143 Vignesh B ManofMass 1912
144 Ishaan Bansal ishu98 1905
145 Ganeshbabu Gnanagurusamy Adi2005 1896
146 Anirudh Daga Aniedg 1878
147 Karthikeyan Jeyaprakasam Position 1860
148 Akhilesh Nagare eon 1846
149 Uma Maheswaran Palanisamy msdhoni7781 1842
150 Saketh Pedagandham Me N Chess 1841
151 Kedar Umesh Vaze Severusss 1839
152 Chirag Hosdurga garihc 1838
153 Aadit Bhatia aadit1728 1830
154 Sudarshan Bhat Sudarshan_Bhat 1813
155 Subramanian R M rms420 1810
156 Kathiravan M Grand-chess64 1805
157 Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai shreeganesh 1803
158 Honi Arora silentkiller11 1798
159 Aanjaneya Phatak aanjaneya 1769
160 Pranav Sairam Sairam Ramabadra 1762
161 Daakshin Arun daaks2009 1758
162 Shriya Revankar Shriya R 1751
163 Aditya Nichat Aditya_dpawn 1730
164 Sumit Roy Sumit19 1730
165 Kushal Jani Kushal Jani 1720
166 Akash Tiwari Radeonxd 1718
167 Mansoor Taj Mansoortaj 1718
168 Krishna Karthik Nerella kingslayer24 1713
169 Aagam Aditya E aagam aditya e 1707
170 Arnav Nehete Annchess123 1706
171 Debarghya Samanta tapa1964 1698
172 Jaiveer Mahendru Diamond06 1695
173 Soumyajit Das Apply11 1683
174 Swayham P Das swayham 1675
175 Girish Bachikar giriadu 1670
176 Gautam De Edmatuag 1665
177 Prakhar Bajaj Gaurav306 1663
178 Satya Sekhar Mitra Little champs 1659
179 Arnab Kumar Mullick arnabkumarmullick 1655
180 Srujan Keerthan SrujanKeerthan 1647
181 Md Bashiq Imrose imsmd2007 1641
182 Tejash Jain unknownstar2500 1640
183 Ritabrata Chakraborty RITABRATAC 1622
184 Ritesh Laxman Dharmatti Sorcererchess 1618
185 Arvind Ramnath Iyer arvind0899 1602
186 Neel Bhaskar neelb 1600
187 Dhruv Khosla Castle_64 1584
188 Vishnu Menon krishna06 1573
189 Muthu P Muthu2205 1572
190 Vishvajeet Singh
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191 Sadbhav Rautela Indian_Baghira 1552
192 Mrinmoy Rajkhowa Mrinmoy2010 1547
193 Thirunarayanan Sampath Kumar stn028 1546
194 Vikrant Malvankar digupagal 1534
195 Sumeet Thakare contractkiller 1531
196 Vivaan Vijay Saraogi Chess_cheiro 1519
197 Mahi Doshi chess1311 1502
198 Mugesh B mugesh 1495
199 Devarsh Borkhetariya Lightning McQueen 1482
200 Swara Lakshmi S Nair sureknair 1477
201 Aaryan Singla chessmaster2009 1475
202 Vinoth M Vinothm64 1466
203 Prathamesh Divekar prathameshdivekar 1464
204 Armaan Sinha Armaan Sinha 1446
205 Viresh Sharnarthi Viresh sharnarthi 1445
206 Arunakirinathan Aruthran aruthran2006 1432
207 Adithya S Adithya06 1430
208 Anshul Meehta Anshulmehta 1420
209 Saket Kumar saketkumar1979 1407
210 Anand Shekhar Adie Ashutosh 1399
211 Krish Butala india_chess 1397
212 Tanmay Srinath Scorpion29 1377
213 Allen Jones Ramasamy allenjones 1351
214 Kimaya Virle kimaya_virle#24! 1349
215 Samarth Sachin Kadam samarthkadam 1345
216 Viraj Gogte virgog 1337
217 Megh Shah thezugzwanger 1324
218 Anubhav Singhal Parul1978 1319
219 Kedar Korde KEDAR KORDE 1315
220 Dananjey Prabu chessismylife123 1312
221 Adit Pushan Krishnaswamy Adit Pushan 1311
222 Padmaesh M K Padmaesh M K 1293
223 Shivank Mitra Shivank_Mitra 1293
224 Sarthak Sharma sarthaksgwh 1285
225 Roshan Sethuraman speedysnail 1284
226 Pratish Raj rajpratish 1259
227 Srinivasa Suri H surisai 1257
228 Manas Gaikwad SRUMANCHESS 1243
229 Pradeep Bajpai Martian_Champ 1238
230 Niranjan J Warrier niranjanjwarrier 1234
231 Ashish Sehgal asehgal1987 1231
232 Devansh Chaudhury dev11 1231
233 Abhiraj Sinha AbhirajSinha 1227
234 Sarvad Senthil Sarvad64Squares 1226
235 Sevitha Viju M V_j 1217
236 Prasanna Kumar KingsyPlayer 1209
237 Ritwik Mallavarapu Ritwik chess 1197
238 Ayush Ramteke SR1211 1198
239 Sidharth Sreekumar SidharthS 1194
240 Aviral Bhan Aviral bhan 1193
241 Rawat Dhanpal Singh DHANP_1983 1193
242 Adhiraj Mitra adhirajGM2025 1176
243 Shanjula Senthil Shanjusai 1176
244 Manas Tawari mrugesh 1171
245 Aman George Thomas tgeorge 1169
246 Siddharth Sarma B siddharth2003 1163
247 Arnav Khandelwal rockboss 1159
248 Aashrith Tatineni aashritht 1131
249 Sujan Bharadwaj Sujan Bharadwaj 1129
250 Abdul Kalam A abdulkalam25677853 1120
251 Debaryo Basu DebaryoBasu1 1115
252 Anshul Bakshi MUNNU11 1112
253 Kolla Bhaavan Ekalavya 1109
254 Swathi Mahadev swathi32 1100
255 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093
256 Swarali Hatvalne Girihats 1090
257 Nidhish Govekar Nidhish02 1069
258 Shlok Sharnarthi Shlok sharnarthi 1069
259 Sagnik Dutta SGNK 1040
260 Sai Srivardhan R Saisrivardhan 1037
261 Setu Minocha setuminocha 1036
262 Amit Mishra amitm55 0
263 Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury Dchowdhury 0
264 Dishita Dey dishitadey21 0
265 E Efanio Jens josephinedison 0
266 Gautam Chintala vinnu2912 0
267 Hariharan Sivaji hariharansivaji9 0
268 Jayant Rao Valluri Jayantraovalluri 0
269 Karan Daryani beardedking21 0
270 Naga Ram Nagaram 0
271 Mahadev Rushitha Haju Rudramma 0
272 Mayur Gondhalekar gonda 0
273 Natarajan Rajaswaminathan Raja3652016 0
274 Piyush Kumar Jha piyush671504 0
275 Rahul Anil Bhagwat MRAA 0
276 Rishila Banerjee Rishila 0
277 Robert Jober rooobce 0
278 Shivansh R. Bhatt srbchess12 0
279 Shreyash Karkare ceighti 0
280 Soham Vilayatkar sohamvilayatkar 0
281 Tanishq Prashant Khodwe Tanishq Khodwe 0
282 Trilochan Chhatria Chess master chandan 0
283 Vaibhav Rajput vhrajput23 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Circuit Standings after 3rd Saturday Online Blitz

Sl.no. Name Playchess ID Points
1 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 28
2 GM Praggnanandhaa R chessworld1 16
3 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 15
4 GM Visakh N R Visakh 14
5 GM Raunak Sadhwani Devil1234 11
6 GM Arjun Erigaisi Indian-Lion 10
7 GM Gukesh D Gk06 9
8 GM Zaven Andriasian zavenGrozny 7
9 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Abadi 7
10 GM Abhimanyu Puranik pabh 7

 

 

 

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 45 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 11th of April. 7.15 p.m. IST 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 are some feedback about the quality of the events:

GM Elshan Moradiabadi, Iranian born currently living in USA

It was a fantastic tournament and brought me back several fond memories from the days I was considered young. As for a suggestion, I think it would be nice if the event would have an extra round and start 10-15 minutes earlier. It is just a suggestion!

 

GM Visakh N R, India's 59th GM

The tournament was held in a excellent way without any kind of issues. Nice job by Chessbase India team and thank you for inviting me to take part in the event.

 

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.

 

Harishankkar Subramanyam, father of IM Bharath Subramaniyam

It was an excellent one.  Organizing this during Corona times was a huge benefit and in these times only chess can grow.

 

IM Ravi Teja S, former National Challengers Champion

We (Ravi Teja&Anusha NLV) thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.it was exciting!

 

IM Anuj Shrivatri, Latest IM from Madhya Pradesh

The Tournament was excellent as always nothing more can be expected. But I have a suggestion that is it possible to make 3+2 Tournament instead of 3+0? That will make the quality of play superior and players will not play for flagging.

 

Aradhya Garg, Reigning National Junior (Under-19) Open Champion

The tournament was very well conducted and the players were quiet happy. The participation of quite some strong foreign grandmasters also added spark to the event and it was wonderful to play in an online tournament. I liked all the arrangements especially that the games started punctually at 8:00 PM itself but was wondering whether I could go for a bit of a break in between after my game ended as I did not know when the next game would begin (as it would begin only after all the games would end). It was a wonderful tournament and I cherish pleasant memories of the event and would like to participate in such future events as well.

 

Aadit Bhatia, participant of 1st Saturday Online Blitz 2020

The player strength was brilliant and I got to play 3 FIDE 2400+ players. Learnt a lot. Please organise more tournaments like these.

 

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 !

 

Siddharth Sharma

Very well organised and I will participate next Saturday too.

 

Prasannaa Sathyanarayanan

It was a good experience to play strong player by sitting in home safe... Thank you for presenting us such an opportunity! I look forward for your online events even after the Pandemic passes by...

 

Soumitra Tambe

It was a well conducted event and also a much needed break from the whole corona virus situation. Thank you ChessBase India!

 

Ganesh Gnanagurusamy

Events by chessbase India are always enjoyable. Professionally conducted and we are really happy :) I had my first round game against GM Sethuraman. Once in a lifetime for me :)

 

Prajesh R

I enjoyed the tournament thoroughly, 3+0 without increment is so entertaining! Thank you ChessBase India!


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@ 28/05/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Rs.35,000 Fischer Random event by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust on 23rd of May 2020

@ 17/05/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Andrew Tang wins Sultan Khan Cup

@ 13/05/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Checkmate Covid-19 Online Blitz Open raises ₹451650

@ 07/05/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Have you registered for the biggest online ChessBase India event on 9th of May 2020?

@ 06/05/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
Checkmate Covid-19 Fundraiser Online Blitz by Chess Kerala on 2nd May 2020

@ 24/04/2020 by V. Saravanan (en)
Biggest ever online blitz on ChessBase India: Sultan Khan Cup 2020 with a prize fund of Rs.101,000

@ 23/04/2020 by ChessBase India (en)
Praggnanandhaa wins 5th Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020

@ 22/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Indian-Lion GM Arjun Erigaisi Roars again

@ 15/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Aravindh, Gukesh and Arjun are the top seeds in 5th Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020

@ 12/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Rs. 2,43,243 raised at the "Let's fight Corona Together" online blitz

@ 10/04/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
Announcing the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust online blitz on 14th of April 2020

@ 08/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Indian chess community comes together to fight the Corona virus, raises Rs.1,68,000 in 72 hours

@ 08/04/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
Diptayan dominates 3rd Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020

@ 07/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
"Let's fight Corona together" fundraiser online blitz on 9th of April 2020

@ 04/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan wins March Masters Online Blitz 2020

@ 02/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
ChessBase for classroom chess instruction

@ 02/04/2020 by Alexey Root (en)
The Indian-Lion tames all in 2nd Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020

@ 01/04/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Organize your online events with the ChessBase India team on Playchess

@ 31/03/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
How to start a training broadcast on Playchess.com

@ 30/03/2020 by ChessBase (en)
Adhiban, Jumbayev and Aravindh are the top seeds in 3rd Saturday Online Blitz 2020

@ 30/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Guseinov, Aravindh and Pragg star in strong 2nd Saturday Blitz Tournament 2020

@ 27/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Pragg stands on top of “Chessworld”

@ 24/03/2020 by Elshan Moradiabadi (en)
Donchenko, Sethuraman, Aravind and more in action in March Masters Online Blitz 2020

@ 24/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Guseinov, Pragg, Gukesh and more will fight in 2nd Saturday Online Blitz 2020

@ 22/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Nihal, Pragg and Andriasian headline the 1st Saturday Online Blitz tournament

@ 20/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Wanna battle with Gukesh, Visakh, Laxman and others in ChessBase Online Blitz Tournament?

@ 16/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
ChessBase India presents five Saturday online Blitz events starting from 21st of March

@ 15/03/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
How to improve your online chess strength

@ 10/03/2020 by GM Avetik Grigoryan (en)
Indian chess players raise Rs.33121 in 'Let's Rebuild Odisha' fundraiser tournament

@ 16/05/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
92 Indian Chess players raise Rs.1,01,973 for Pulwama terror attack Martyrs

@ 25/02/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Diptayan, Aravindh and Rathnakaran are the winners of Vishy Anand 49 Online Blitz 2018

@ 07/01/2019 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Your last chance to play with the best in Indian chess!

@ 25/12/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
An explosive line-up for Vishy Anand 49 online blitz 2018

@ 23/12/2018 by Sagar Shah (en)
Online blitz tournament to celebrate Vishy Anand's 49th birthday

@ 12/12/2018 by Sagar Shah (en)
Amonatov, Martirosyan, Idani, Nihal, Pragg! What a mouth watering blitz event!

@ 24/11/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Diptayan Ghosh wins Gujarat-Goa Online Blitz 2018

@ 05/09/2018 by Shahid Ahmed (en)