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Play against Judit Polgar in a Simul at 6th Global Chess Festival 2020

by Shahid Ahmed - 08/10/2020

6th Global Chess Festival is just two days away. Just like each year this edition will also have a multitude of programs. On 10th October Judit Polgar will play a Simultaneous exhibition match against selected 20 players. ChessBase India in association with Global Chess Festival will host a selection blitz tournament where the winner will get a chance to play against the greatest female chess player of all time - Judit Polgar in a Simul. The eligibility is simple, you need to have a valid FIDE ID and FIDE Standard Rating should be below 1600 as on 1st October 2020. Entry is FREE. Registration is Open and it will close at 10 a.m. IST tomorrow 9th October. The selection tournament will take place on Playchess tomorrow Friday 9th October at 3 p.m. IST. Photo: Global Chess Festival

Global Chess Festival Simul against Judit selection Blitz tournament for Below 1600

Did you ever wonder about playing against the greatest female chess player of all time - Judit Polgar? If yes then there is an opportunity for you to play against her in a Simultaneous exhibition match part of Global Chess Festival 2020. If you are wondering what's the catch then you have to win the selection event. Is it that easy? Yes. The only requirement is having a FIDE ID and you must have the FIDE Standard Rating of Below 1600 as on 1st October 2020. That's right there is no entry fee and no geographical restriction. You can be anywhere in the world and you will get to play this event.

Global Chess Festival banner | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Details of the tournament:

Date: 9th October 2020

Time: 3:00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins + 0 second increment

Number of rounds: 9

Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess

Eligibility: FIDE ID and Rating Below 1600


Last date for registration is 9th of October 2020 at 10 a.m. IST.


Only the champion of the event will get a chance to play against Judit Polgar in a Simul in 6th Global Chess Festival 2020 on 10th October 2020. Winner will be contacted via e-mail and all details will be mentioned there.


All you have to do is fill up the google form correctly. Make sure not to make any mistakes.

About Global Chess Festival

The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. CHESS CONNECTS US

Global Chess Festival 2020 Teaser | Video: Judit Polgar Videos

Global Chess Festival History

Chess can be a sport, ex­perience, educational method, special connecti­on or the common langua­ge. Therefore we believe that different generations may find something in common in chess. The Aquaprofit-Polgar Chess Festival in 2007, hosted the first 100 board simultaneous chess exhibition with the Olympic Champion Polgar sisters. Over the years, the annual Polgar Chess Festival has grown into a prestigious event in Budapest, Hungary in various locations, including the Palace of Arts and recently at the Buda Castle. Participants of every kind enjoy year after year the celebration of chess, from celebrities, sportspeople, artists, scientists, businesspeople to chess fans and – above all – children. "The passion for the game is the link between generations that teaches both young and old perseverance, logical thinking and respect."

The Polgar sisters - Susan, Judit and Sofia | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Kramnik playing a Simul | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Kasparov playing a Simul | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Judit with kids having fun at Global Chess Festival 2014 | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Judit with chess enthusiasts dressed as King and Queen | Photo: Global Chess Festival

Global Chess Festival 2019 Simul event | Photo: Global Chess Festival

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.


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 -

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 3 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 Name Playchess ID Rating
1 Saurabh Kumar Saurabhxd 1579
2 Vinu Unnikrishnan VinuU_123 1574
3 Pratham Lohakare PRATHAMLOHAKARE 1573
4 Rahul Yadav rahulyadav 1570
5 Arun Kumar Arunmass 1556
6 Jai Aditya Uyare 1541
7 M.S.Nawin Vaca100 1535
8 Vikrant Malvankar digupagal 1534
9 Kaustubh Shashikant Makone spmdo92124 1534
10 Jay Parmar Chessfeld 1529
11 Rajiv Ramsing rajivck 1514
12 Arunakirinathan Aruthran ARUTHRAN2006 1509
13 Mahi Doshi Chess1311 1502
14 Parth Arora parth arora 1495
15 Niranjan Malode niranjansmalode 1477
16 Vijay Chauhan vijay2400 1476
17 umang kamdar umangthegreat 1469
18 Nidhish Shanker
19 Anit Kumar Agarwal Anitchess 1430
20 Gudla Shanth Kumar shanth64 1429
21 Atharva Bhajne CapRogers 1427
22 Rudra Rakshith
23 Mandeep Singh schkompti 1413
24 Vinayak Mittal venky2002 1407
25 Ashil A J Achu 1377
26 Kamal Deka kamal02 1364
27 Jangam Vaishnav A IM_VJ1748 1363
28 Mitul KH mitulkh 1341
29 Ravish Chaudhary RavishChaudhary1234 1332
30 Megh Shah Thezugzwanger 1324
31 Kavish Gharse Kavish23 1321
32 Suman Chakraborty aerocot 1316
33 Omkar Kadam omkar1105 1306
34 Ishan Deshpande IshanDeshpande 1305
35 Ayush Sahu Ashusahu 1302
36 Rohit Sanjay.G spidey_freak 1302
37 Padmaesh M K Padmaesh M K 1293
38 Akshay Sanjay Savdekar akchess1 1288
39 M U Nihelesh Nihelesh 1283
40 Rathnam Gurumurthy guruthecomic 1283
41 Archis Mahore sirTNT 1281
42 Davida Strong Dappleheart 1280
43 Srivardhan Reddy D Upcoming_gm100 1280
44 Abhishek Barua AB17 1277
45 Uday Mudra EkambaarUM1 1268
46 Hrishikesh Devdikar Rakidved 1263
47 Shubham Marathe KingShubh 1260
48 Neeraja J neers 1233
49 Poorvi Rajpoot Poorvi _2005 1230
50 Dhanush Prakaash B A Dhanush2004 1229
51 Arihant jain Namanjain2005 1228
52 Sankaran Ponnada krishnaswamy Enthusiast 1227
53 Khandrika aahladkarthik Aahlad karthik 1225
54 Madhav Krishna.U madhavkrishnau 1221
55 Parth Nilesh Ashar parth05 1214
56 Rajrajeshwari Deshmukh Rajeshwari1208 1208
57 Avyaya Kumara Bhat Avibhat 1203
58 Pranav A J PRANAVAJ 1187
59 Preet Mhatre The ChessForce 1175
60 Ameya Nigudkar Am11 1151
61 Alan K Thomas Alan K Thomas 1120
62 PK Shriram PK Shriram 1116
63 Nihar Vankudre IamNihar 1115
64 Rahul P Nair rahul p nair 1109
65 Mohammed Mansoor
66 Daksh Jain skipper_chess 1105
67 Rishiraj Navneet Rathod Rishirajrathod 1096
68 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093
69 Priyangsu Sur Priyangsu 1086
70 Dhruv Joshi dhruvjoshi 1083
71 Aaditya Bedi Aaditya Bedi 1071
72 Subham Kumar Prasad Subham_Kumar_Prasad 1063
73 Suraj R Ohmsakthi 1058
74 Shantanu Hade SHANTANUCHESS 1057
75 Anushka Joshi anushkacjoshi 1056
76 Venkatesh S VenkChess 1036
77 Arunangshu Raj Dey Arunangshudey 1034
78 Mayukh Dey mayukhdey 1023
79 Pankaj Sangtani pankemort 1018
80 Akshat Gupta akshat0 0
81 Aneesh Adiga Aneesh009 0
82 Ashutosh Purohit Purohit Ashutosh 0
83 Dhanush A S dhanush suresh 0
84 Dwip T Doshi Dwip T Doshi 0
85 Efanio Jens josephinedison 0
86 Iniyan K K_Iniyan 0
87 M S Ramela Vaca 200 0
88 Mayur Gondhalekar gonda 0
89 Mrinal Shah GiditVujrathi 0
90 Nimesh Selva nimeshselva 0
91 Reeshav Dey RIJUD 0
92 Renier Gonsalves Renier Gonsalves 0
93 Shikhar Karn Shikhar Karn 0
94 Soumya Mahajan Manan36 0
95 Syed Affan
96 Tarun Mateti Tarun Mateti 0
97 Vamsi Krishna Dasari vamsidasarik 0
98 Viram Mehta UzuHa_NaruSuke 0

How to play the tournament:

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here.

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

The tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device. All players must update the Playchess software to the latest version before the tournament. Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here.

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.

Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. 'Join Event' button will only work an hour before the tournament begins. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry.

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.

The Playchess id, while registration and playing the tournament should be the same. Incorrect Playchess IDs will not be allowed to participate.


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