Last call to register for this Sunday's 16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Online Blitz Open
Buddhibal Kreeda Trust (BKT) under the mentorship of Prakash Kunte (father of GM Abhijit Kunte and WIM Mrunalini Kunte) has organized over 150 tournaments. After having three successful online events since April, they are be back with a bigger prize fund of ₹60000. The 16th edition of the tournament Shri Maheshwaranand Online Blitz Open will be held online this Sunday from 6 p.m. IST in Vishy Anand Arena of ChessBase India Room in Playchess. The tournament holds the first prize of ₹15000. With rating category prizes along with prizes for women, it's a tournament you cannot afford to miss. Just over a day left to register, so hurry up and register if you haven't yet. Entry is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else Entry fee is ₹300 for Indians and €5 for foreigners. Registration is open till 21st November 6 p.m. IST. Photo: Buddhibal Kreeda Trust
16th Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Blitz Online this Sunday 22nd November at 6 p.m. IST
Buddhibal Kreeda Trust has been actively organizing online tournaments during this unprecedented pandemic situation. BKT has organized three events since April. An online Blitz on 14th April, two Fischer Random Blitz events on 23rd May and 18th July respectively. They will organize another Open Blitz event which will have a total prize fund of ₹60000 with the first prize being ₹15000. The entire prize fund is sponsored by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust. Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. For everyone else the entry fee is ₹300 and €5 for foreign participants. The event is open to players all over the world. Entry closes on Saturday 21st November 2020 at 6 p.m. IST.
Prakash has nurtured two of the finest talents of Indian chess - GM Abhijit Kunte and WIM Mrunalini Kunte. He is also the guiding force behind the Buddhibal Kreeda Trust (BKT).
Details of the online tournament:
Rating Category: 1301-1500
Rating Category: 1101-1300
Rating Category: 1000-1100
FIDE Standard Rating as on 1st November 2020 will be considered for Rating Category prizes, a player without a standard rating will be considered as an unrated player. One player will be eligible for one higher prize only.
The entry fee for the event is ₹300. The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. The last date for entry is Saturday 21st of November 2020 6 p.m. IST. No entries will be accepted after that. Registration is CLOSED.
Foreign players can pay €5 via Paypal here as their entry fee. They must send an email mentioning their Name, FIDE ID, Playchess ID, Transaction ID along with a screenshot and send it to the below mentioned e-mail ID.
Titled players must write to us at email@example.com with their Playchess id to confirm their entry.
List of players
|1||GM Sunil Lyna Narayanan||Narayanansl||2618|
|2||GM Vugar Asadli||VugarAsadli||2572|
|3||GM Jakhongir Vakhidov||Uzbektiger95||2533|
|4||GM Visakh N R||Visakh||2516|
|5||GM Shardul Gagare||IndianKing97||2514|
|6||GM Bilel Bellahcene||Hetou||2510|
|7||GM Debashis Das||Debashis||2501|
|8||IM Arjun Kalyan S||Arjunkalyan||2477|
|9||IM Arghyadip Das||Arghyadip||2453|
|10||IM Mitrabha Guha||Babysnake||2445|
|11||IM Nubairshah Sheikh||CREATOR1198||2445|
|12||IM VS Rathanvel||vsr64||2445|
|13||IM Bala Chandra Prasad||Samudragupta||2441|
|14||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438|
|15||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436|
|16||IM Sayantan Das||Ambitious||2431|
|17||FM Srihari L R||lsr||2414|
|18||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||2413|
|19||IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete||Champion111||2412|
|20||GM Laxman R R||LAXMAN||2411|
|21||IM Raja Rithvik R||MasteredUI||2408|
|22||IM Viani Antonio Dcunha||Viani Dcunha||2397|
|23||IM Giuseppe Leiva||unico||2391|
|24||IM Raahil Mullick||Raahi07||2386|
|25||FM Pranav Anand||lightsaber||2381|
|26||CM Shahil Dey||ShahilDey||2376|
|27||WGM Nandhidhaa P V||Pavala||2365|
|28||IM Rajdeep Sarkar||ItsTime||2355|
|29||IM Anuj Shrivatri||Anuj Shrivatri||2350|
|30||IM PDS Girinath||girinathpds76||2335|
|31||WGM Pratyusha Bodda||Neverrrgiveup||2328|
|32||FM Ajay Karthikeyan||skkeyan||2315|
|33||Kaustuv Kundu||Kaustuv Kundu||2301|
|34||WIM Mrudul Dehankar||shiv01||2256|
|35||CM Dev Shah||toosieslide||2254|
|36||FM C J Arvind||JUNOSOURCE||2124|
|37||FM Ramu Kandi||Agasthya||2117|
|39||Alan Diviya Raj||Michaelraj_98||2033|
|40||IM Ravi Hegde||Ravihegde||2018|
|41||Arhan Chethan Anand||Legacyplayer||1979|
|44||Mahendra Teja Mekala||MMT2007||1892|
|51||Shriya R Revankar||Shriya R||1751|
|56||Swayham P Das||swayham||1675|
|57||Arjun Sidharth S||Antman2007||1665|
|59||Arpith S Bijoy||ASB||1613|
|61||Rahul N Kamath||Rambo1998||1601|
|64||Vishvajeet Singh||Vishvajeet Singh||1572|
|66||Riyan Amit Shah||HackerRiyan||1555|
|68||A C T Aravind Matthews||kalekine||1479|
|76||Padmaesh M K||Padmaesh M K||1293|
|79||Sanjith S||Sanjith S||1272|
|80||Suhas Shrikrishna Marathe||Truewarrior1||1260|
|82||Anmay V Chavan||Anmay23||1215|
|91||Abhay Chetty||Abhay Chetty||1047|
|93||Aneesh Krishna S||Aneeshkrishnas05||1032|
|99||Amit Kumar Rajpal||AmitKumarRajpal||0|
|100||Anshuman Upadhyay||Anshuman Upadhyay||0|
|102||Ashok Jasma Vollepore||AshokJV||0|
|103||Atharva Lathi||Atharva Lathi||0|
|104||Atharva Nasikkar||Atharva Nasikkar||0|
|108||Ishwar Patel||Ishwar Lal Patel||0|
|113||Narendra Tumbekodige Manappa||ideanaren||0|
|115||P Benny Joseph||bennyjoseph||0|
|116||Pon Subash Raj R||Subashraj||0|
|117||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||MRAA||0|
|121||Shashwat Gupta||Shashwat Gupta 3||0|
|126||Tina Popli||tina popli||0|
|128||Veeresh Kumar Nayak||veeresh||0|
Please check your Playchess ID carefully, last minute change of Playchess ID will NOT be allowed.
No draw before 30th move
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.
Mandatory Zoom Video Call
All players must remain on Zoom Video Call throughout the tournament from 5:15 p.m. IST till the end of the tournament. Players without having their camera turned on during all the games will NOT be eligible for a prize. All players must mention their full name on the Zoom display ID and share their entire screen (not just window only). Zoom link will be sent a day before the tournament, once the entry closes.
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 is at least 2 mbps wired broadband. No phone calls/messages will be entertained from 5 p.m. IST. All queries must be resolved before 5 p.m. Each player is responsible for their own connection, organizers are not responsible for a player's disconnection.
How to play tournament?
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and make sure you are on the latest version of the Playchess Desktop Client.
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Next 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.
Login or Create account
After you have installed the Client. You must login.
Enter your Playchess/ChessBase Account username and password. Locate Vishy Anand Arena under Rooms on the bottom right of the screen.
The tournament will take place in the Vishy Anand Arena under 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 22nd November 2020. 5:15 p.m. IST would be a good time.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. If 'Join Event' button does not show and 'Unregistered' shows instead, it means you have been registered in the tournament. The Tournament Director will accept your entry. Only those who have registered for the event will be allowed to play.
Note: The Playchess id, while registering and playing the tournament should be the same.
For Mac OS users
Check out this tutorial here on how to install Windows 10 using VirtualBox. After installing Windows 10, check How to play tournament section to install Playchess Windows Desktop client and follow the steps.