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Your chance to play at DreamHack Rapid and Blitz with a prize fund of Rs.10 lakh

by Himank Ghosh - 18/10/2022

DreamHack India is the biggest gaming festival in the country. To be held in Hyderabad from 4th to 6th of November 2022, it will witness the gathering of over 20,000 gamers from all across the country!  This year, chess has been introduced as a part of the DreamHack. In order to make it like a chess festival, we have the DreamHack Rapid and Blitz with a massive prize fund of Rs.10 lakh! Check out this article to know all about this event which is open to all. There are many prizes and several IMs and GMs have confirmed their participation already.

DreamHack Rapid and Blitz Tournament 2022 

The DreamHack Rapid and Blitz tournament will be open to all and will have a total prize fund of Rs.10,00,000. 4th and 5th of November will be the rapid event, while 6th of November will be the Blitz event. The Rapid event has a prize fund of Rs.7,50,000 and the blitz event Rs.2,50,000. The rapid event will have a time control of 15 mins + 10 seconds of increment and 9 rounds (4 rounds on day 1 and 5 rounds on day 2). The blitz event will have a time control of 3 mins + 2 seconds and will have 11 rounds on day 3.

The event is jointly organized by Nodwin Gaming, Samay Raina, and ChessBase India! It'll be held in Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad.
IM Sagar Shah explains all the details of the event

Prize structure

The tournament boasts a huge prize fund, and the following is the Prize structure of the Rapid event:

With loads of rating and age category prizes, play good chess and you'll grab a nice reward!

The Blitz event will have the following prize structure:

Unrated players need not worry - there are category prizes for you too!

The Rulebook

Like every other tournament, the Dreamhack Rapid and Blitz will also abide by a set of rules and regulations. Take a close look at this before playing, so that you don't have to worry about anything during the event!

Make sure to register for the event before 1st November 2022, entries will be closed after that!

How do I register for the event?

There's a 3 in 1 offer for you! With just Rs.1299, you get the opportunity to join the entire Dreamhack event. Apart from the Rapid and Blitz tournament entry, this includes viewing Comedians over the Board, ChessBase India Originals Deathmatch 2.0 between Gukesh and Arjun Erigaisi, and Life is Unfair simul.

For any queries, you can always email ChessAtDreamhack@nodwin.com

Entries/tickets can be booked at:

1. Book my Show

2. Mera events

3. Paytm Insider

Players List

No.NameFideIDFEDRtg
1GMHarsha Bharathakoti5078776IND2574
2IMKrishna C R G5018625IND2380
3GMRaja Rithvik R35007394IND2370
4IMRavi Teja S.5017220IND2362
5IMMohammad Nubairshah Shaikh5053196IND2339
6Praveen Prasad P.5014549IND2222
7CMShaik Sumer Arsh45020000IND2190
8Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi25033220IND2164
9FMMatta Vinay Kumar5016649IND2154
10WFMToshali V5072611IND1973
11Medwin V. John5028760IND1808
12Ramchandar Rao D46600558IND1698
13Jenil Shah25049445IND1678
14K Ashleesh25097458IND1678
15Nirgun Keval35099957IND1664
16AIMKandi Ravi5007607IND1569
17WCMKheerthi Ganta25626280IND1561
18Arun Kumar A25042149IND1554
19Soumyadip Deb25081810IND1401
20Rithvik R25781324IND1389
21Natura Bethi25048864IND1385
22Rajinesh Chintala45065357IND1383
23Gyaneshwar B46627065IND1366
24Sai Manohar K V35010727IND1342
25Rohith N25957040IND1337

 

View the entire list here

Venue and Schedule

The tournament will be held in Hitex exhibition Centre, Hyderabad from November 4th-6th. Here's the full schedule of events:

Schedule for the Rapid event on November 4th-5th

The Schedule for the Blitz event

Here are some of the hotels that we recommend you to stay at which are close to the venue. You can check them out on any online portal like booking.com

If you haven't booked your tickets already please do so before the 1st of November!

Important Links:

Chess at Dreamhack 2022

DreamHack website

Download DreamHack Rapid and Blitz circular


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