Players revealed for Gujarat-Goa ChessBase India Online Blitz Tournament 2018
To commemorate the successful completion of ACL 1st Super League 2018, ChessBase India will organize an Online Blitz Chess Tournament on 30th August 2018 at 8 p.m. IST. Total Prize fund will be ₹28500. That's not all. The top two finishers (untitled players) will get free entry between Gujarat and Goa GM Chess Tournament 2018. Entry fee for premium members will be ₹250 and for non-premium members, it will be ₹500 which will include 1 month ChessBase Premium account. Deadline for registration is 29th August 8 p.m. IST. The tournament is open to all Indian players! We look forward to your participation! Let's blitz!
For the first time ever, win ChessBase India Online Blitz Tournament and earn free entry at a GM tournament
Celebrating the successful completion of ACL 1st Super League 2018
The first ACL Super League saw more than 350 players from across different academies in India fight it out against each other on Playchess. There were over 700 games played in the last 52 days from 1st of July to 22nd of August 2018. The above picture contains the photos of the winners : DBCA (1800-2200 section), Matrix Chess Club (1400-1800) and Dynamic Chess Academy (won in two sections unrated and 1000-1400). This blitz tournament celebrates the successful completion of the first Super League of the ACL.
Date: Thursday, 30th August 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m. IST
Time control: 3+0, 10 rounds
Prize fund: ₹28,500
ChessBase India conducted four extremely successful online events in 2017 where we had all the top players of Indian chess right from Adhiban, Sethuraman, Aravindh Chithambaram, Karthikeyan Murali, Lalith Babu and many more top players fighting it out for the top prizes. Now we are back with the fifth online prize money tournament that will be held on 30th of August 2018.
The total prize fund is ₹28500
Main Prize list:
The non titled player who finishes the highest at the event also gets a free entry to either the Gujarat GM 2018 or Goa GM Open 2018, One of the two, of his choice. You can get to know the entry fee structure of the Gujarat GM Open 2018 here and that of Goa GM 2018 over here.
Two players will benefit from this free entry prizes that we have. Let's imagine a non titled player finishes fourth and the next non titled player finishes seventh. Then the first one has to choose the event of his choice from Gujarat and Goa. If he chooses Gujarat, then the second player has to choose the other one (Goa). If any of the players do not wish to participate, the benefit will be given to the next untitled player. The only condition is that you need to finish in top 15. Untitled players finishing outside top 15 do not get a free entry.
The entry fee is ₹250 for ChessBase Premium Account holders and ₹500 for non-premium members. In this fee you get one month of ChessBase Premium Account. Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one from here. The last date to pay entry is at 8 p.m. IST on 29th August 2018.
Non Premium Members pay (Rs.500) here:
Premium Members pay (Rs.250) here:
Once you have paid the entry fee, non Premium members will receive the one month serial key on the registered email address along with the procedure to extend your account.
For registration queries contact:
Mr Shahid Ahmed - 9038139510
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
1. 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 conducted. The prize in such cases will move to the next rank.
2. 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.
3. We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. 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.
4. 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.
After you have installed the Playchess client. You must login. If you do not have a Playchess account, you must create one from here.
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 Premium Tournaments sub-room in the ChessBase India room. Only Premium Members can enter this 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 30th of August 2018.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The 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 30th August, should be the same.
|Serial No.||Full name||Rating||Playchess ID|
|1||GM Srinath Narayanan||2549||NSRINATH|
|2||GM Diptayan Ghosh||2527||diptayan|
|3||GM Laxman R R||2527||LAXMAN|
|4||GM ShyamSundar M||2508||Kereslover|
|5||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||2505||Refresh|
|6||GM Karthikeyan Murali||2487||fighter64|
|7||GM Debashis Das||2470||debashis das|
|8||IM Sayantan Das||2419||Ambitious|
|10||IM C R G Krishna||2401||crg|
|11||IM S Ravi Teja||2387||Ravi Teja S|
|12||IM Nitin S||2368||snitin|
|13||IM P Karthikeyan||2366||Chennaikramnik|
|14||IM Sai Krishna G V||2359||Pennkrishna|
|15||IM Anwesh Upadhyaya||2349||Anwesh|
|17||IM Raunak Sadhwani||2337||devil1234|
|18||GM R Pragnnanandhaa||2335||chessworld1|
|20||GM Abhimanyu Puranik||2328||pabh|
|21||Ram S Krishnan||2324||ramkrish256|
|23||IM Harshit Raja||2312||Johncking|
|24||IM Himal Gusain||2303||rajdhani express|
|25||WIM R Vaishali||2296||rvaishali2001|
|28||IM Fenil Shah||2290||fenilshah95|
|30||Sankalp Gupta||2250||Junior Tyson|
|32||IM Visakh NR||2191||Visakh|
|33||IM Rahul Srivasthav Peddy||2173||rahulsrivathsav|
|34||IM Gukesh D||2168||gk06|
|40||Kaustuv Kundu||2120||Kaustuv Kundu|
|41||Ankit Gajwa||2119||Ab De Villiers|
|43||Gopal K N||2102||kngopal|
|44||Arvinder Preet Singh||2097||141003|
|47||WIM Michelle Catherina P||2081||Zanta|
|49||Kiran Panditrao||2049||Kiran Panditrao|
|54||Girish B Chandanani||1992||400050|
|56||WIM Divya Deshmukh||1962||shiv1|
|57||WFM Sai Nirumpama||1949||Saraswathii|
|58||Sanjeev S Nair||1947||Attacker_97|
|61||N L V Anusha||1932||Anushanlv|
|62||Anuj Shrivatri||1931||Anuj Shrivatri|
|63||R.Manu David Suthandram||1922||Smart Dolphin|
|67||Raghav Srivathsav Varayogi||1897||Chessv198|
|69||Ameya Datta Audi||1894||Audi_S_Tesla|
|79||G.Hari Surya Bharadwaj||1793||ALekhine1|
|81||Priyanka Nutakki||1783||Chess Queen|
|82||Potluri Saye Srreezza||1779||Mersal|
|84||Rohan Bharat Joshi||1764||rbj77|
|88||Sunil Vaidya||1736||sunil vaidya|
|89||Pravin Narayan Hend||1726||god_1chess|
|94||Vaibhav Jayant Raut||1691||Chessmaster10|
|97||Krishna Karthik Nerella||1659||kartheek24|
|104||Joy Pankaj Shah||1595||JOYSHAH|
|108||Mansoor C M||1558||WORLDCHAMPION93|
|111||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||1529||Cutequeen|
|113||Aditya Bikram Paul||1502||Adityabikram|
|116||Ankur SIngh Thakur||1482||stuart1988|
|117||Tejas Kiran Joshi||1475||tejaschess64|
|118||Adithya A Chullikkad||1472||ajikumanj|
|119||Rakshitta Ravi||1471||KASPAROV 24|
|120||Navodith V Bhat||1447||Whitefalcon|
|121||Atri Chattopadhyay||1436||Atri Chattopadhyay|
|125||Mitul K H||1367||mitulkh|
|126||Kartik Sai Ch||1328||rockstar2059|
|129||Borkhetariya Devarsh M||1317||Lightning McQueen|
|132||K Suhrud Sudheer Acharya||1281||sam6|
|136||Madhavan R Munjanattu||1197||mailrakeshp|
|137||Aahana Pachchigar||1186||Morphy style|
|139||Tejas Cavale||1163||Kakashi Hatake|
|141||Sakthivel Heamish Kanha||1153||hk18|
|142||Saouhridya Pran Kashyap||1144||Sanu365|
|143||Namitbir Singh Walia||1142||namitbir|
|145||S A Krishna Prakaash||1132||sakp1001|
|147||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||1122||sureknair|
|148||Aaditya Prashant Sadafale||1095||Aadu2005|
|149||Madhavansh Mittal||1082||Madhavansh Mittal|
|151||Parmar Khush K||1060||khushparmar|
|152||Harsh Yogesh Sakhardande||1026||Harshmate|
|154||Jatin Anandbhai Pandya||1015||361006|
|156||Purushaartha Raj Singh Parihar||Purushaartha|
Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:
Great management....First time played a tournamet with no problems...This was my first onlinetournament.....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