India's strongest online blitz tournament on Playchess

by Sagar Shah
4/30/2017 – At 2.30 p.m. CET ( 6 p.m. Indian standard time) we will witness an extra ordinary event on the Playchess server. The 2nd ChessBase India online prize money blitz tournament. 14 grandmasters and 12 International Masters are going to fight for the champion's trophy. The biggest attraction is the participation of B. Adhiban, who finished third at the Tata Steel Masters. Here's how you can view the tournament live.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

The first ChessBase India prize money online blitz tournament was held on 12th of March. 148 participants including six grandmasters took part in it. GM Lalith Babu (2571) had won the event with a score of 9.0/9. Judging by the success of the event, ChessBase India has organized it's second prize money online blitz tournament today (30th of April) on Playchess server. The event begins at 6 p.m. IST (2.30 p.m. server time and CET).

It's perhaps one of the strongest blitz events ever held in India. 14 grandmasters and 12 International Masters will be fighting for 11 rounds of 3+0 blitz in order to win the first prize of Rs.11,111 (US $170) and a total prize fund of Rs.40,000 (US $ 620). The biggest name who would be taking part in the event is phoenix92! Any guesses who that is?

The man who rubbed shoulders with Carlsen & co. at the Wijk Aan Zee 2017 and finished third: B. Adhiban

Adhiban will not have an easy time as there are many other strong young GMs like Aravindh Chithambaram (2588), Diptayan Ghosh (2572), Vaibhav Suri (2558) who will be trying their best to stop him

IM Padmini Rout, the reigning national champion and clearly one of the biggest talents in Indian woman chess is playing at the event

The tournament will take place in the Vishy Anand Arena in the ChessBase India room on Playchess

Players List:

Serial No. Name Playchess ID Fide rating
1 GM B.Adhiban phoenix92 2661
2 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Refresh 2588
3 GM G.N.Gopal ilusionist16 2580
4 GM Diptayan Ghosh diptayan 2572
5 GM Lalith Babu Anji 2571
6 GM Vaibhav Suri irus1997 2558
7 GM Vishnu Prasanna Fidodido 2542
8 GM Shyam Sundar kereslover 2535
9 IM P Karthikeyan Chennaikramnik 2507
10 GM Debashis Das debashis das 2501
11 GM Magesh Chandran gmmagesh 2494
12 GM Abhijit Kunte Abhijit Kunte 2491
13 GM Srinath Narayanan NSRINATH 2491
14 IM Shyaam Nikhil Pshyaamnikhil 2454
15 IM Swayams Mishra Mr.bh6 2450
16 IM R. Praggnanandhaa rprag2005 2447
17 GM Neelotpal Das Mandrake 2438
18 IM Nihal Sarin Nihalsarin 2424
19 IM Nubairshah Shaikh nubairshahshaikh 2408
20 N.Krishna Teja man_hunter123 2406
21 GM R.R. Laxman LAXMAN 2403
22 IM Padmini Rout fawkes 2400
23 IM Abhishek Kelkar livestrong_6 2398
24 IM Anwesh Upadhyaya Anwesh 2385
25 IM Rathnakaran Rathnakaran 2383
26 IM Ravi Teja S Ravi Teja S 2380
27 Miranda Guha Babysnake 2348
28 P SARAVANA KRISHNAN mbachez90 2347
29 Sai Krishna GV pennkrishna 2339
30 Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad Samudragupta 2337
31 Harshit Raja JohnKing3401 2334
32 Karthik Venkatraman Usainbolt 2317
33 IM Navin Kanna Titanboa 2317
34 Aradhya Garg Aradhya 2315
35 RAHUL SRIVATHSAV RAHULSRIVATHSAV 2303
36 Sankalp gupta Junior tyson 2265
37 WIM R. Vaishali rvaishali2001 2259
38 Akash PC Iyer Jaggi 2106 2257
39 Maheswaran Maheswara64 2254
40 Fenil Shah fenil_shah95 2252
41 R.Ashwath Csk 2242
42 Sahil Tickoo TheHope 2222
43 RAUNAK SADHWANI devil1234 2218
44 Snehal Bhosale BurninggIce 2211
45 Mithil Ajgaonkar Mithil 2203
46 Balasubramaniam H Harishankkar 2189
47 IM Chakravarthi Reddy Chakravarthi 2189
48 Raja Rithvik R Chesswarrior 2155
49 Jeet jain only chess 2151
50 Pranav V pranav_vip 2149
51 Laishram Imocha Athoibi 2138
52 Kavitha JE jekavitha 2134
53 Likhit Chilukuri Jon Targaryen 2125
54 Aniruddh Deshpande Anichess89 2106
55 Joshi, Nikhil C. NikhilJoshi2 2103
56 Kannan Sa NextWC 2085
57 Priyanka Nutakki Chess Queen 2084
58 Manu David Suthandram Smart Dolphin 2078
59 Pruthu Deshpande GR8KNIGHT2001 2075
60 L Mahendra Venkat LMVenkat 2064
61 Kiran Panditrao Kiran Panditrao 2049
62 Venkat Sundaram Venkatsundaram 2049
63 Girish Chandanani sanjanachandanani 2040
64 Vedant panesar Brainboy123 2036
65 Swayangsu Satyakam futgen 2033
66 Kushagra Mohan kingfisher99 2031
67 maulik rawal maulik_rawal777 2016
68 Dushyant sharma Dushu2930 2013
69 Vishal Didwania dcmunpf 2013
70 GOPAL ASHOK RATHOD chessworld36 2008
71 Sanjeet Manohar jimu9723 2007
72 Y.Venkata kalyana chakravarthy Anjiaiah 2005
73 Toshali V peace4ever 1997
74 Vigneshwaran s Bigbosschess 1986
75 Karthik Kumar Pradeep darkknight 1978
76 Kotepalli Sai Nirupama saraswathii 1978
77 Sambit Panda sambit_panda 1959
78 Kushager krishnater Kushager krishnater 1953
79 Siddharth Sabharishankar sidduchessmaster 1950
80 Mrudul Dehankar chess_is_life3 1942
81 L R Srihari LSR 1922
82 Aakash Dalvi Aakashchess 1919
83 PAVAN BNB Loss2win 1915
84 Santhosh kumar G mgs1992 1915
85 sanchay dubey sanchay 1881
86 Ranjith Rk Mike Ross 1878
87 Sk Shahid Ahmed dnumber23 1862
88 Aashna Makhija Never say never 1858
89 Jay Pradhan jptheking 1840
90 Ambarish Sharma jala123 1808
91 Vishvesh Kochrekar BossBaby 1801
92 Bommini Mounika Akshaya Akhi 1753
93 Harsh Kanoje Masterwhiteking 1738
94 Sunil Vaidya sunil vaidya 1736
95 Ishaan Bansal ishu98 1729
96 RIDIT NIMDIA ridit123 1729
97 R.Rathneesh rathu 1724
98 Dhrupad Kashyap cyber11 1672
99 Chilukuri Sai Varshith varshith 1641
100 Aditya Samant adityass 1637
101 Vignesh vicky18 1613
102 Avinash Prakash avinash_prakash 1612
103 Mohammed Shamil shamil 1609
104 Abhinav Chandra ,Kodali chandra1234 1589
105 Jainam Modi olympic2012 1581
106 Devanshi Rathi devanshirathi 1571
107 Atharva Jaeel atharvajaeel 1568
108 Harisurya Bharadwaj Gundepudi hari123 1553
109 Chintha Ramu srams_chesslover 1537
110 DESHPANDE JATIN SUPER_WIZARD 1515
111 Raghav Bansal raghu_chess 1508
112 Soumyadipdeb brandydam 1497
113 Abhinav Shetty ahs1992 1491
114 Rohit Roy Choudhary GMRohit 1485
115 Vallabh Kavi smartkid 1402
116 Yash Watarkar ing3112 1396
117 Avathanshu Bhat sans360 1361
118 Garvit Kumar Kalra Garv1811 1358
119 Aavishkar Raghuraja raghuraja 1276
120 Akshay Borgaonkar chess2009 1240
121 Satvik Kapoor satvik_ygm 1229
122 Nilkant Shrey gree_shrey 1224
123 shankar murthy ravishankar 1223
124 Harshit Amarnani Harshitamarnani 1218
125 Nishigandha Ramgude Nishigandha Ramgude 1209
126 Saouhridya Pran Kashyap sanu365 1138
127 aryan khurana Ak2003 1173
128 Dakshayani Chavan Barbie2008 1171
129 Davuluri Vihar Davuluri Vihar 1158
130 Rohan Badera ROHANBADERA 1140
131 Shreyas Purkar shreyasp 1124
132 S.Vikraanth Vikraanth 1022
133 Arjun Raje Arjun Raje -
134 Chetan Tyagi CHETAN TYAGI -
135 Laxmikant Sudhakar Bhole bhole_laxmikant -
136 Kimaya Bhole bhole_kimaya -
137 Ojas Khasgiwale Ojas Khasgiwale -
138 Purva Kulkarni purvachess -
139 Siddhant Sathe siddhant Sathe -
140 Vihaan Dawda Vihaandawda -
141 Yashwardhan Agarwal yash_a2k -

All the GMs, IMs and WGMs get free entry into the tournament. All other players pay Rs.500 (US $ 7.7) as the entry fee.

The tournament celebrates the tenth anniversary of Kunte's Chess Academy, founded by GM Abhijit Kunte and WIM Mrunalini Kunte.

For more details about the tournament click on the link below:

Kunte Online Blitz official tournament page

Read about the first ChessBase India online prize money tournament

ChessBase India - Powering Chess in India

ChessBase India has a vibrant newspage with two to three articles published each day. It has a big social media presence with its Facebook page having more than 22,000 likes. ChessBase India extends its services to seven countries in Asia - Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.



Sagar Shah is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He is also a chartered accountant and would like to become the first CA+GM of India. He loves to cover chess tournaments, as that helps him understand and improve at the game he loves so much. He is the co-founder of the ChessBase India website.
Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register

attack2006 attack2006 5/3/2017 11:38
good
1