Online blitz tournament to celebrate Vishy Anand's 49th birthday
ChessBase India has organized many successful blitz events in the past. We are back with another one - this time to celebrate the 49th birthday of one of the greatest chess players that the chess world has ever seen - Viswanathan Anand. The total prize fund is Rs. 49,000 in cash and we have signed DVDs of Vishy Anand as prizes. Anand's birthday is on 11th of December 2018, but because the National Championship is in progress and also the Asian Championship 2018, we have decided to hold the tournament on 25th of December 2018. In this article you will get all the details about the tournament, and a special discount if you register today on Vishy Anand's birthday.
First prize: Rs 12,500
Vishy Anand 49 online blitz tournament on 25th December, 2018
Celebrating 49th birthday of the Legend!
Date: Tuesday, 25th December 2018
Time: 8.00 p.m. IST
Time control: 3+0,
Prize fund: Rs. 49,000
As it is Anand's 49th birthday we have kept the total prize fund as Rs.49,000/-
Main Prize list:
In order to win a special prize you need to play all the rounds.
Autographed DVDs for best female and junior player:
Note: Each player will get only one prize. So if you are in the main prize list, you cannot claim the best female or junior prize.
The entry fee is
Rs.500 for non premium members of ChessBase Account (includes one month of ChessBase Account Premium serial key)
Rs.300 for premium members of ChessBase Account
Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here. The last date to pay entry is 24th of December 2018.
All GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs get free entry to our tournament. All you have to do is write a mail to us at email@example.com along with your name, FIDE ID and the playchess ID. If you do not have a playchess ID please create it from here and share with us.
For registration queries contact:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The above number (9038139510) can also be used for payment of entry fee via paytm
- All the games will be checked by the server engine and by a panel of experts. If any player is found guilty of cheating, the concerned player’s account will be suspended and will not be allowed to participate in any of the future Playchess events. The prize in such cases will move to the next rank.
- The provisional standings will be displayed immediately after the end of the tournament. However, the final standings will be displayed within a week after all the games have been checked.
- We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement should be at least 2 mbps. If poor internet connection is detected at the start of the tournament, the concerned player will not be allowed to participate and the entry fee will be refunded after a minimal amount (around 3-5%) is deducted.
- The Tournament Director will hold the right to reject any entry and entry fee will be refunded (after a minimal amount of around 3-5% is deducted) if the entry is rejected at the start of the tournament. The decision of the Tournament Director will be final.
- After the tournament has started and your internet is disconnected or you exit the playing room, you will not be paired for the next rounds and your entry fee will not be refunded.
How to play in the tournament?
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here.
Login or create an account
After you have installed the Playchess 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. After you pay the aforementioned entry fee, you will be given one month serial key on your registered email address along with the steps to make your account premium.
The tournament will take place in the newly created Vishy Anand Arena 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 25th of December.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry. This is subject to the payment of entry fees.
Note: The Playchess id, while paying the entry fee and while entering the playing arena on 25th December, should be the same.
Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:
Great management....First time played a tournamet with no problems...This was my first online tournament.....And had a great experience hope you all organise this type of tournaments quite frequently.....Would love to participate in your future tournaments
Although the tournament was organized well, I felt that that referee 1 was somehow inactive. Other than that everything was fine.
The Fischer online blitz event on 12th March was organised in an exemplary manner. Hope we have more tournaments of this stature in future.
I must congratulate ChessBase India for promoting events like this to encourage chess players on Online. Hope all the participants were able to enjoy playing this tournament without any glitch. The opportunity provided by ChessBase India is a welcome move.
- N.V.Nagesh (father of Badri Naryanan)
Thank you so much for organising the tournament, along with cb india , Halsagar & Dbca. Really appreciate it ! It was my 1st online tournament, a very good experience overall. It was very smoothly conducted infact. The last round delay was a very minor one, maybe max 5 mins, so it was not an issue at all.
-WGM Soumya Swaminathan, Pune