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Come, play blitz against the best in Indian chess!

by Sagar Shah - 27/08/2017

ChessBase India prize money blitz tournaments are something that players all over India look forward to with great excitement. These events not only provide you a platform to play against the best players of the country but also to earn prize money by playing from your couch! The third ChessBase India online blitz on 10th September is dedicated to 12 years of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy (DBCA). And this time we have made it bigger and better. Prize fund of Rs.50,000 and first place Rs.12,500. Already eight grandmasters have confirmed their participation.

We started off the first ChessBase India blitz tournament with the total prize fund of Rs.31,000. The second one had Rs.40,000. This time we have reached Rs.50,000 with the first prize being Rs.12,500! We are celebrating the 12th anniversary of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy, one of the best chess institutions in our country.

The founders of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy - Dibyendu and Saheli Barua

Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017

Time: 6.00 p.m. IST 

Time control: 3+1, 10 rounds

Prize fund: Rs. 50,000

Venue: Playchess


This is the first time that we have increment of one second in the time control. We just announced the tournament a few days ago and we already have eight super strong GMs who have confirmed their participation. Who are they? 

GM G.N. Gopal with a classical rating of 2589 is the top seed | Sophie Triay

Aravindh Chithambaram is the second highest rated player who has confirmed his participation |Amruta Mokal

Diptayan Ghosh, the super solid GM from West Bengal | Priyadarshan Banjan

The winner of the second ChessBase India online tournament dedicated to Kunte Chess Academy Vaibhav Suri (irus1997) is back to defend his title

During the last event GM Vishnu Prasanna (Fidodido) rushed back from his game from the HD Bank for the tournament. "This time I hope I will be ready for the tournament.", he writes. | Amruta Mokal

The boy who has improved tremendously by playing blitz games throughout his career makes it a point not to miss the ChessBase India online tournaments

The pride of Odisha Debashis Das | Lennart Ootes

The National Challengers champion GM Deepan Chakkravarthy confirmed his entry as soon as he won the national title

Well, what can we say, for us every blitz tournament is incomplete without GM Rajaram Laxman. After knowing the tournament is organized Laxman wrote to us, "Very happy to hear the good news. Please confirm my entry. I will iinform my friends again. A highly commendable effort from your side."

Main prize list:

Place Prize
1st 12,500
2nd 9,000
3rd 7,500
4th 5,000
5th 3,000
6th 2,000
7th 1,750
8th 1,400
9th 1,250
10th 1,000


Apart from the above prizes we have seven lucky prizes of Rs.800 each for places 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 places.

List of confirmed participants:

Serial No. Name Rating Playchess ID
1 GM G.N.Gopal 2589 ilusionist60
2 GM Aravindh Chithambaram 2579 Refresh
3 GM Diptayan Ghosh 2562 diptayan
4 GM Vaibhav Suri 2560 irus1997
5 GM Vishnu Prasanna 2538 Fidodido
6 IM Nihal Sarin 2485 nihalsarin
7 GM Debashis Das 2493 debashis das
8 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy 2466  
9 GM Rajaram Laxman 2397 Laxman
10 Sai Krishna G.V 2369 Pennkrishna
11 IM D.K. Sharma 2279 kakdela
12 Snehal Vilas Bhosale 2211 BurninggIce
13 Kushager Krishnater 2137 kushu_attack
14 Amithpal Singh 2175 Amithpal15
15 Sa Kannan 1960 NextWC
16 Sandeep Chitkara 1878 sandy42
17 Akbar Amir Ali Pirani 0 akbar_sh_007
18 Vishal Parbari 0 VISHALPABARI

The entry fee for the tournament is Rs. 500. However, if you pay the entry until the 26th of August, you get a discount of Rs.100. The entry is Rs.400. So today is the last day for the early bird discount. You can pay the entry fee from the button given below:

For more details about the tournament:

Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:


The Fischer online blitz event on 12th March was organised in an exemplary manner. Hope we have more tournaments of this stature in future.

-GM R.R. Laxman


The tournament was well organised. I had a blast playing in this tournament :) It was a good experience playing without time increment.  -Aashna Makhija


I was very fascinated to play in an online blitz tournament for the first time! I did not play my best but I hope that from the next time, I expect more online tournaments from my own country, Chessbase India! I like everything of this tournament! But one thing the time control was without any increment. It ruined the quality of some games. But I hope Chessbase India will look after it and I am already excited to play in the next online blitz tournament!
-Rajdeep Sarkar

Thank you for your hard work!. Everything is just perfect for me. 
-Priyanka Nutakki


It's a pleasure to play in the ChessBase India online tournament. I never played on board match with an International Master in a tournament but here I got a chance to play against Ratnakaran sir.
What ChessBase India is doing to Indian chess  is superb. Hope one day Anand also gets the same recognition like Sachin and Kohli .
My best wishes always with you.
-Harsh Kanoje, Nagpur


First of all I would like to say congratulations for organizing such a mammoth event smoothly without any delays/disturbances. It is really a great platform for the budding chess players and chess enthusiasts (who can't travel more often for the tournaments as players I'm one among them) Playing these tournaments with such a strong field always been a great experience. Especially when you are paired against titled players (one of the best players in the country) it gives lots of encouragement and inspiration! I really enjoyed my tournament session (played with GM Vaibhav Suri in the first round and he became the champion in the end also played with IM Padmini Rout in the 9th round and I drew with her) also lost some games because of time pressure etc. ChessBase India is doing a great job and looking forward to hear from you about the future events like 3rd online blitz and many more (I believe you won't stop this journey for sure.)
-Pavan BNB, Mumbai


Related links:

Official homepage of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy

Check out how the first ChessBase India prize money tournament was conducted.

Vaibhav Suri wins second ChessBase India online prize money tournament

Team DBCA welcomes you to participate in this blitz tournament and celebrate this wonderful occasion of 12th anniversary with them