GoodEarth Online Blitz Open

by ChessBase
9/2/2020 – The next Playchess Online Blitz Open is scheduled for Saturday September 5th 2020 at 4:30 p.m. European time. The tournament is sponsored by the Indian environment-friendly enterprise GoodEarth, and is organized by ChessBase India. There is a low entry fee — just €4 for international amateurs — and a total prize sum of €685 (US $815). Registration has started, the last date for registration is September 4th.

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Details of the online tournament:

  • Date: Saturday 5th September 2020
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. IST (your location)
  • Time control: 3 mins + 0 second increment
  • Number of rounds: 10
  • Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess
  • Entry fee: €4
  • Total Prize fund: ₹60,000 (€685 or US $815)

The low entry fee for untitled players is intended to encourage maximum participation. The entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. First prize for the champion is €137 / $163 (₹12,000), with a total of further 50 prizes to be distributed. 

Discounted entry fee ₹150 for Indian players below 15 years of age and veterans above 60 years of age, €3 euros for foreign players.

Players outside India who would like to participate can make the payment of €4 through the Paypal link and write an email to mentioning their name, FIDE ID, Playchess and Transaction ID to confirm their entry. Titled players can also write to the above mentioned e-mail ID mentioning the same details to confirm their participation.

For registration queries please 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 8 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.

How to play a tournament?

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here. If you have Mac OS or Mac Computer, then you have to use some VMWare to run it as Playchess Desktop Client has native support on Windows OS only.

The tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device. All players must update the Playchess software to the latest version before the tournament.

2. Login or Create account

After you have installed the Client. You must log in.

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 and gives you 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 on 5th of September.

Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry. Only those who have donated the money will be allowed to play.

Note: The Playchess id, while donating the amount and playing the tournament should be the same.

About the sponsors

GoodEarth has been a pioneer in the field of alternative architecture and environment friendly development for more than three decades. They have a presence at Bengaluru, Calicut and Cochin where they have developed communities, delivered projects and enabled multiple sustainability and green initiatives. They have completed an array of exciting projects at our various locations across the residential, education and institutional verticals. Their work covers residential, commercial, institutional, bespoke design and consultancy services across multiple disciplines like design, design-build, water management, landscape design, natural farming and most importantly creating communities that intrinsically work towards a better future. GoodEarth is committed towards promoting sporting initiatives and encouraging sportspersons from all walks of life. For more details please visit their website.


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