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Indian titled players contribute for 'Let's rebuild Odisha' fundraiser tournament

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/05/2019

India's latest GM Swayams Mishra, GM R Praggnanandhaa, GM Laxman R R and WGM Bhakti Kulkarni are the titled Indian players who announce his participation for this sunday's 'Let's rebuild Odisha' Online Blitz Tournament on 12th May 2019 at 8 p.m. IST. The tournament has no entry fee. All players can make a donation of any amount they want, minimum donation amount is ₹100. However it is not mandatory to participate, anyone can donate. The entire proceedings will go to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. The tournament will take place at 8 p.m. so even if you are playing some tournament or have some other work, you can still take part in it. Certain parts of the state have been badly affected and the normal life has been badly disrupted. Photo: ChessBase India archives

Swayams, Laxman and Bhakti come forward to help raise funds for 'Let's rebuild Odisha' fundraiser tournament

When India's top players show their support, you know chess is much bigger than just a sport

Reigning National Women's Champion WGM Bhakti Kulkarni has contributed ₹5000

India's GM Swayams Mishra makes an appeal to the chess community to come forward and contribute towards this noble cause. He has contributed ₹3000 and will be participating in the tournament as well. He will also waive the fees for his upcoming camp in May to the top finisher from Odisha in this tournament.

GM Laxman R R made a donation of ₹4000 and Pune's young talent Aditya Samant's father Sachin Samant made a contribution of ₹5000.

GM Laxman R R has pledged ₹4000 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM R Praggnanandhaa made a contribution of ₹1000 | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Donate to the cause:

There is no entry fee for the tournament. However, only the people who donate will be allowed to play. It is requested to donate a minimum of Rs 100 for the cyclone 'Fani' victims. There is no maximum limit. The entire proceedings will go to the victims' family via Chief Minister's Relief fund.

Entry is closed for the tournament, however you can still donate and contribute to the cause.

People who live outside India and would like to contribute, can do so from here:


All the money collected will be donated to Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

The entire money collected will go to Chief Minister's Relief Fund

Each one of us can definitely afford Rs.100. It is our request to everyone to help the victims of this natural disaster in whatever way they can.


You can also make a direct donation to the bank account of ChessBase India Foundation which will later be donated to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund:

Name :- ChessBase India Foundation

A/C. No. :- 50200031999591

Bank Name: HDFC Bank.

Type of Account: Current Account


Branch Address :- 001 / 002,Samyak Darshan,Junction Of Tilak Road& Vallabh Baug Lane,Mumbai, IFSC CODE :- HDFC0000118


For Technical details on how to play the tournament, please refer to our previous article here.

Registered players along with their pledge amount:

Serial No. Full name Rating Playchess ID Donation amount
1 GM Laxman R R 2446 LAXMAN 4000
2 GM Swayams Mishra 2473 Mr bh6 3000
3 GM R Praggnanandhaa 2536 chessworld1 1000
4 Mayur Gondhalekar   gonda $12
5 Aradhya Garg 2178 Aradhya $501
6 WIM Priyanka Nutakki 2302 Chess Queen 500
7 Atharva Jaeel 2098 atharvajaeel 500
8 A.Anand Sivasankar 1853 anandfan 500
9 Kiran A 1753 creativedevil 500
10 Aniketh 1235 anikethk 500
11 Natarajan Rajaswaminathan   RAJA3652016 500
12 Pranav V 2315  pranav_vip 300
13 Harsh Kanoje 1740 Masterwhiteking 300
14 Sa Kannan 1913 NextWC 230
15 Shahil Dey 2058 ShahilDey 200
16 Amit Rajeshirke   amitshirke 200
17 FM Mitrabha Guha 2341 babysnake 100
18 FM C J Arvind 2209 Junosource 100
19 Tarun Kanyamarala 2126 irishchessman 100
20 Bommini Mounika Akshaya 2063 Cutequeen 100
21 Trisha Kanyamarala 2048 trishakan 100
22 Muralikrishna 2026 Muralikrishna 100
23 Rohit S 1995 rohit2007 100
24 Samriddhaa Ghosh 1963 Samriddhaa 100
25 Ambarish Sharma 1953 SilentStrom 100
26 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama 1914 Saraswathi 100
27 Varun Bhatt 1844 varun1053012 100
28 Anurag Deo 1684 azztor 100
29 Sibi Srinivas Eistein Reddy 1761 sibieinstein 100

Donors who are not playing:

Serial No. Full name Donation amount
1 WGM Bhakti Kulkarni 5000
2 Sachin Samant 5000
3 Saina Salonika 4000
4 Aditya Bikram Paul 500
5 Mitul K H 500




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