GoodEarth Online Blitz Open on 5th September with a total prize fund of ₹60000
GoodEarth will organize the next ChessBase Online Blitz Open on Saturday 5th September 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. The tournament has a total Prize fund of ₹60000. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee is only ₹200 and for under-15 and senior citizen, the entry fee is ₹150. The entire prize fund is sponsored by GoodEarth. They are organizing this event in association with Chess Kerala and ChessBase India. Chess Kerala organized a Checkmate Covid Fundraiser in May and their events always have low entry fees to encourage maximum participation. First prize for the champion is ₹12000. Total 50 prizes are there. Registration is on. Last date for registration is 4th September 8 p.m. IST. Photo: GoodEarth and Chess Kerala.
GoodEarth Online Blitz Open on 5th September 2020
GoodEarth in association with Chess Kerala and ChessBase India will be conducting an online blitz tournament named GoodEarth Online Blitz Open Chess Tournament with a total prize fund of ₹60000 and a first prize of ₹12000 from 8:00 p.m. IST on Saturday the 5th September 2020. The entire prize fund is sponsored by GoodEarth.
Details of the online tournament:
Date: Saturday 5th September 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m. IST
Time control: 3 mins + 0 second increment
Number of rounds: 10
Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess
Total Prize fund: ₹60000
Rating Category prizes: 1201-1400
Rating Category prizes: 1000-1200
Best Kerala Players
Standard Rating will be considered for Rating Category prizes, a player without a standard rating will be considered as an unrated player. To claim age group prizes, a player without a FIDE ID must email us a valid age proof document before 4th September 2020.
Entry fee is Free for all GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else the entry fee is ₹200, for foreign players €4 euros. Discounted entry fee ₹150 for players below 15 years of age and veterans above 60 years of age, for foreigners it will be €3 euros for foreign players. Entry is CLOSED.
Players outside India who would like to participate can make the payment of €4 through the Paypal link and write an email to email@example.com mentioning their name, FIDE ID, Playchess and Transaction ID to confirm their entry. Titled players can also write to the above mentioned e-mail ID mentioning the same details to confirm their participation.
Confirmed Titled players
No draw before 30th move
From the previous tournament onward in all events organized by us, 'Draw offer' before the completion of 30th move is not allowed. If a draw is agreed before the completion of 30th move, the player who offered the draw will be given a loss in that round irrespective of tournament situation. This rule has been enforced to see fighting games on all boards.
How to play the tournament:
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here.
For registration queries contact:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510 (Entry confirmations will be done via site only, no whatsapp/phone call confirmation of entries)
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. Each player is responsible for their internet connection, organizers will not be held responsible for any players connectivity issues. All games will be thoroughly checked for cheating/impersonation. Anyone adapting any unfair means will be removed from the tournament and will not be allowed to participate in future events on Playchess.
List of players
|Sl.no.||Name||Playchess ID||Rating||Gender||Age Group||Kerala|
|1||GM D Gukesh||gk06||2563||M||U18||No|
|2||GM Jakhongir Vakhidov||Uzbektiger95||2533||M||No|
|3||GM Carlos Obregon||ANDRES OBREGON||2525||M||No|
|4||GM Vladimir Belous||GM Openyagami||2524||M||No|
|5||GM Shardul Gagare||IndianKing97||2514||M||No|
|6||GM Harsha Bharathakoti||RACEKING||2509||M||No|
|7||IM Terry Renato||TerryR||2504||M||No|
|8||GM Deivy Vera||DeivyVera||2503||M||No|
|9||GM Karthik Venkataraman||Karthikchess||2483||M||No|
|10||IM Arjun Kalyan S||Arjunkalyan||2477||M||U18||No|
|11||IM Harshit Raja||Johncking||2472||M||No|
|12||IM Arghyadip Das||Arghyadip||2453||M||No|
|13||IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh||CREATOR 1198||2445||M||No|
|14||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438||M||U18||No|
|15||IM Bharath Subramaniyam H||Harishankkar||2437||M||U18||No|
|16||IM Pranesh M||2437||M||U18||No|
|17||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436||M||U18||No|
|18||IM Fernando Fernandez||altomisayoc||2435||M||No|
|19||IM Koustav Chatterjee||KoustavChatterjee1||2431||M||U18||No|
|20||IM Sayantan Das||Ambitious||2431||M||No|
|21||IM Sankalp Gupta||2429||M||U18||No|
|22||GM Neelotpal Das||Mandrake||2425||M||No|
|23||FM Srihari L R||lsr||2414||M||U18||No|
|24||IM Neelash Saha||Gamechanger||2413||M||U18||No|
|25||GM Laxman R R||LAXMAN||2411||M||No|
|26||IM Giuseppe Leiva||unico||2391||M||No|
|27||IM S Nitin||snitin||2381||M||No|
|28||FM Pranav Anand||lightsaber||2381||M||U18||No|
|29||IM Zoran Velickovic||2378||M||No|
|30||FM Ajay Karthikeyan||skkeyan||2315||M||U18||No|
|31||IM Ratnakaran K||RATHNAKARAN||2314||M||No|
|32||IM D K Sharma||Kakdela||2289||M||No|
|33||FM Aaryan Varshney||Aaryan Varshney||2277||M||U18||No|
|34||FM Jubin Jimmy||SAAKER||2259||M||U18||Yes|
|35||WIM Mrudul Dehankar||shiv01||2256||F||U18||No|
|36||WIM Arpita Mukherjee||Silent eyes||2206||F||No|
|37||IM Suvrajit Saha||Suvrajit Saha||2198||M||No|
|38||WIM Trisha Kanyamarala||trishakan||2180||F||U18||No|
|39||FM CJ Arvind||JUNOSOURCE||2124||M||No|
|45||Aditya Vikram Paul||Adityabikram||1964||M||U18||No|
|46||Akhilan E M||King_karnan||1964||M||Yes|
|48||Abhishek A||Abhishek A||1945||M||Yes|
|52||Manikantan K K||manikantankk||1884||M||Yes|
|55||D V Ananthapadmanabh||Ananth05||1805||M||U18||Yes|
|57||Hari R Chandran||Fischer_Fan||1791||M||U18||Yes|
|58||Madhavan R Munjanattu||Mailrakeshp||1779||M||U18||Yes|
|61||Kushal Jani||Kushal Jani||1720||M||U18||No|
|65||John Veny Akkarakaran||johnveny||1687||M||U12||Yes|
|66||Swayham P Das||swayham||1675||M||U12||No|
|67||S Arjun Sidharth||Antman2007||1665||M||U18||No|
|70||Arpith S Bijoy||ASB||1613||M||U12||Yes|
|71||Bright Lee M Sunilkumar||brightlee||1610||M||U18||Yes|
|80||Abhijith Kannan P||pirated version||1394||M||U18||Yes|
|82||Potturi Venkata Satyanarayana||pvsatyam||1381||M||No|
|84||Goutham Krishna H||Goutham2010||1352||M||U12||Yes|
|86||Jai Sankar Subramanian||ssmanian2005||1329||M||No|
|89||Padmaesh M K||Padmaesh M K||1293||M||U18||Yes|
|91||Ameen Akbar T A||ameen_akbar_t_a||1284||M||U18||Yes|
|92||Safal Fazil||SAFAL 2006||1284||M||U18||Yes|
|93||Rishikesh S A||rishikesh||1267||M||U12||Yes|
|94||Parteev Sunil||Parteev Sunil||1236||M||U18||Yes|
|97||Sankaran Ponnada Krishnaswamy||Enthusiast||1227||M||No|
|101||Ritwik Mallavarapu||Ritwik chess||1197||M||U12||No|
|103||Biswa Preet Ray||biswap||1194||M||U12||No|
|105||Sushanth Vaman Shetty||shettyhnr||1188||M||U12||No|
|106||Anirudh Sai Krishna||Anirudhsaikrishma||1179||M||U18||Yes|
|107||Mehul S Agrawal||Chess_kings||1172||M||U18||No|
|109||Deva Naarayan V||devaking7||1165||M||U18||Yes|
|111||Saptak Chakraborty||saptak chakraborty||1160||M||U18||No|
|112||Adwaith S Vinu||nanduchess2007||1158||M||U18||Yes|
|113||Adith Thamban||ADITH THAMBAN||1155||M||U12||Yes|
|114||Aditya Sai Krishna||Adityasai||1155||M||U18||Yes|
|115||Kavin Oviyan R||KAVIN OVIYAN R||1129||M||U12||Yes|
|116||Thushar Varma D||THUSHAR||1094||M||U18||Yes|
|119||G Sanjay Pradnesh||sragvidhanvi||1078||M||U18||No|
|120||Majji Ram Charan Teja||MRCT1077||1077||M||U12||No|
|123||Savanth Krishnan R||dubiousdude||1033||M||U12||Yes|
|125||Bhargava Susanth Saketh M||MBSS1027||1027||M||U12||No|
|126||Aadik Theophane Lenin||Aadiktheophanelenin||0||M||U12||Yes|
|127||Aaditya Vinayak Salunkhe||Aaditya Salunkhe||0||M||U18||No|
|129||Adithya J Mahesh||Adithyajm||0||M||No|
|130||Aditya Suresh||Aditya Suresh||0||M||No|
|132||Advaith P S||AdvaithChessIndia||0||M||U18||Yes|
|133||Afeefa Sadik Muhammad||Afeefa2004||0||F||U18||Yes|
|135||Amit Kumar Rajpal||AMITKUMARRAJPAL||0||M||No|
|136||Anshuman Upadhyay||Anshuman Upadhyay||0||M||U12||No|
|137||Antu Mathew||Antu mathew||0||M||Yes|
|140||Archana M E||AME2006||0||F||U18||Yes|
|143||Ashik Mohammed F||Ashik Mohammed f||0||M||Yes|
|144||Ashok Jasma Vollepore||AshokJV||0||M||No|
|145||Atmaj C H||chnivas||0||M||Yes|
|147||A K Shashveen||0||M||No|
|148||Devapriya PS||Deva priya PS||0||F||U12||Yes|
|149||George Malayil||George Malayil||0||M||Yes|
|150||Huzaifa S Kukkad||hUZAIFA11||0||M||No|
|151||Joshy Johny Thottam||JoshyThottam||0||M||U12||Yes|
|155||Manav A Rejith||finecham||0||M||U12||Yes|
|156||Manav Kirsi Binoy||manavkirsibinoy||0||M||U12||Yes|
|157||Martin B George||MARTINBGEORGE||0||Yes|
|159||Mysa Srujan Kumar||chesslovers143||0||M||No|
|165||Prasanth K Prabha||Prasanthkp1||0||M||Yes|
|166||Punnya R V||Punnya R V||0||F||U18||Yes|
|167||P Akhilesh||P Akhilesh||0||M||Yes|
|175||Yazid Amin Kallungal||yazid amin kallungal||0||M||U12||Yes|
For latest updates about players list, click here.
About the Organizers
GoodEarth has been a pioneer in the field of alternative architecture and environment friendly development for more than three decades. They have a presence at Bengaluru, Calicut and Cochin where they have developed communities, delivered projects and enabled multiple sustainability and green initiatives. They have completed an array of exciting projects at our various locations across the residential, education and institutional verticals. Their work covers residential, commercial, institutional, bespoke design and consultancy services across multiple disciplines like design, design-build, water management, landscape design, natural farming and most importantly creating communities that intrinsically work towards a better future. GoodEarth is committed towards promoting sporting initiatives and encouraging sportspersons from all walks of life. For more details please visit their website.
Chess Kerala organized Checkmate Covid-19 Online Blitz Open which raised ₹451650 few months ago. Chess Kerala is an independent organisation of chess lovers, chess parents and organisers of Kerala, actively organising chess tournaments and events, coaching camps for children and arbiters seminars for the past many years. Chess Kerala was the only chess organisation which supported the flood relief work in the state in 2018 by raising a fund of ₹138500 from the chess community and contributing it to the CMDRF. They attracted widespread attention with their Nigel Short's Chess Talent Nurture programme in the recent past, before the Covid-19 has slowed down their passionate ambitions.
How to play tournament?
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. The tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device. All players must update the Playchess software to the latest version before the tournament.
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 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 5th of September 7:15 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. Only those who have donated the money will be allowed to play.
Note: The Playchess id, while donating the amount and playing the tournament should be the same.
About online tournaments on Playchess by ChessBase India:
ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here is some feedback about the quality of the events:
GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of Letsup MCA Grand Prix and 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 R R Laxman, multi-time 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.
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.