Amphan Cyclone Fundraiser Blitz, Simul and Live Stream raises ₹58193
On 20th and 21st June 2020 few senior titled players of West Bengal played Blitz and Simultaneous Exhibition matches, exactly a month after Amphan Cyclone devastated majority of West Bengal to raise funds for the noble cause. Players from Indian, Chile, Germany and USA took part in the event and few other players from various countries across the world contributed to the relief fund through CRY - Child Rights and You. ChessBase India always try to bring the entire chess community together and make sure that our valuable time, effort and money is contributed to those who are in need the most. We thank all the players and donors who contributed and made this event a big success.
Chess community all over the world come together for a noble cause
Once again chess community from all over the world came together to contribute for a noble cause as few West Bengal GMs and IMs along with players all over the world including India contributed their valuable time, effort as well as their hard earned money to make sure the troubled and distressed people of West Bengal, those who were affected by the century's most devastating Cyclone Amphan get some relief through CRY - Child Rights and You.
P Saravana Krishnan wins Amphan Cyclone Fundraiser Blitz Open on 20th June
Former National Under-17 champion, Tamil Nadu State Rapid champion and countless other open tournaments winner IM P Saravana Krishnan an unbeaten 8.0/9 to win the event. GM Diptayan Ghosh also scored the same, but he was placed second according to the tie-break score. Untitled Souhardo Basak delivered an impressive performance as he scored 7.0/9 and picked up victories over IM Somak Palit, IM Neeraj Kumar Mishra and GM Deep Sengupta.
Mbachez90's (IM P Saravana Krishnan) best win was against Mandrake (GM Neelotpal Das) in Round 7
Total 63 players from all over India, Chile, Germany and USA took part in this event.
Replay all games from Blitz Open
35 players played Simul against 11 Simul Masters
On Sunday 21st June, starting from 10:30 a.m. IST, eleven Simul Masters played simultaneous exhibition matches with a time control of 10 mins + 5 seconds against three players each. GM Deep Sengupta, GM Diptayan Ghosh and IM Somak Palit took on all four players each to balance the numbers. That's not all, after the games, each Simul Master explained the games through detailed analysis. IM Sayantan Das analyzed for over an hour with his opponents.
Simul scores: IM Bitan Banerjee 3-0, GM Neelotpal Das 2.5-0.5, GM Deep Sengupta 4-0, IM Suvrajit Saha 3-0, IM Arghyadip Das 2-1, IM Somak Palit 3-1, GM Diptayan Ghosh 4-0, GM Saptarshi RoyChowdhury 3-0, IM Sayantan Das 3.5-0.5 and IM Neeraj Kumar Mishra 2-1
Replay all Simul games
|3||IM Sayantan Das||4000|
|6||IM Arghyadip Das||2000|
|7||IM Somak Palit||2000|
|8||IM Suvrajit Saha||2000|
|9||GM Deep Sengupta||1000|
|10||CM Dev Shah||1000|
|16||Alan Diviya Raj||650|
|18||IM P Saravana Krishnan||500|
|19||WFM Meghna C H||500|
|25||Atmaj C H||500|
|29||Ganapathi R Mysore||500|
|31||Hrishikesh Kumar Banik||500|
|34||Padmaesh M K||500|
|41||Santosh Kumar Mishra||500|
|52||Rodolfo Martín Krug||€5|
|56||Parthiv Kava||CAD 5|
|57||GM R R Laxman||200|
|58||FM CJ Arvind||200|
|62||Ratan Barnawal So Sh||200|
|65||Srividya Arun||US$ 3|
|66||Pawan Kumar Singh||151|
|71||Ananda Roy Chowdhury||150|
|76||Manjit Singh Yadav||150|
|77||Mr. Ankit Kumar Bhatt||100|
|83||WFM Savitha Shri B||150|
|86||Shriyana S Mallya||150|
|89||Swayham P Das||150|
|92||Vedant Kumar Saravana||150|
Payment Certificate by CRY
Feedback of the participants
It was a great experience playing an online simul vs Masters. I was slotted against IM Sayantan Das. It was my first Reti opening game. The game had quite a few mistakes from my side, but we did reach a study like position that I could have drawn, had I not made a blunder on my final move allowing his Queen to fork my King and Queen, giving him a winning King and Pawn position. IM Sayantan Das was very soft spoken during the following analysis session, which really shows the down-to-earth nature of chess players. He spent quite a lot of time in analyzing the 4 games, which was very instructive in itself. Loved the simul, and would like more such events to be organized. Please do make sure that the IM or GM has slightly more time on the clock so that people dont play on expecting to win on time induced miscalculations. The blitz was fun, and as most other blitz events organized by Chessbase India, quite strong. Happy that I fared better in this one. Incidentally, my first game was against IM Sayantan Das!!!
- Mayur Gondhalekhar, currently residing in Japan
We enjoyed Playing Simul with Top Players. Further time was 10+5 . Which was very convenient. Further , As per our earlier mail, Pl. do needful to arrange more such simul, even paid simuls, with Anand sir, Vidit sir, Adhiban sir and others.. Overall, It was a nice experience and looking forward to more such simuls.
- Ronak Bhatt, father of Shivansh Bhatt
It was indeed a pleasure to play against IM Bitan Banerjee. Unfortunately i lost, no surprise here! Post our game, Bitan analysed the game for me and showed me some imp motifs which was quite helpful and we also chatted a lot apart form chess like his Phd in Wireless communications and our love for travel and photography. Thanks to Chessbase India, Bitan and i got along pretty well and i can say we are friends now! Thats how chess brings people together.
- Pathik Desai
The time you conducted this event is present time, which is marked by both covid and Amphan....so difficult time, that itself characterizes this organizing activity as very credible. The cause made it superlative noble. We enjoyed a lot.
- Sandipan Sengupta, father of Srijak Sengupta