Tania Sachdev: Red Bull Battle for the Queen

by Sagar Shah
7/21/2015 – Red Bull and Twitter have joined hands to launch a unique online match which will pit the entire world against the Indian International Master Tania Sachdev. The match starts tomorrow, July 22, at 2 p.m. Indian Standard Time, with both the IM/WGM and her opponents getting three minutes to ponder each move. Let's take her on: the game starts at 10:30 a.m. CEST, 09:30 a.m. UK.

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#BattleForTheQueen with IM Tania Sachdev

It’s going to be Tania versus the world, on July 22, as Red Bull Battle For The Queen – a one-of-a-kind game of online chess – moves to Twitter

Red Bull Battle For The Queen, the virtual version, now gives you a chance to play against Indian star Tania Sachdev, a Red Bull athlete. On Wednesday, July 22, the checkered battlefield will move to Twitter, and the International Master will play against the world.

Here’s the date and time: the match starts on July 22nd 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time, which translates to 10:30 a.m. European Summer Time, 09:30 a.m. UK, 4:30 a.m. New York and 1:30 a.m. California. You can find the exact time at your location here.

So how do you participate in this unique event? Here are the steps:

  • Go to the Battle For The Queen game website and navigate to the Tweet Chess arena
  • On July 22, you along with the rest of the world will head to the live game
  • Look out for an icon that tells you: Tania has made her move
  • Now it’s time for you to play
  • You have only three minutes to decide on your move. You need to make the move on the board, after which your move will be tweeted with your permission. Make sure that you are logged into your Twitter account.
  • Once the allotted time is over, the most popular move will get selected by the server as the public move.
  • After that it will be Tania’s turn to move for which she will get three minutes as well.

Of course, it is recommended that you play the game against Tania right from the start until the end, but in case you are busy you can join in the game at any given position and tweet your move.

This one minute video will make all the steps pretty clear as to how the game will be played:
 

Tweet chess arena #battleforthequeen

Posted by Tania Sachdev on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 

Five simple steps to take part in the event

This is the second edition of the Battle For The Queen. In the first edition Red Bull had decided to take the competition to various cities and then select the winners from them.

The qualifiers were then invited to Delhi to play against each other…

... with the winners receiving the opportunity to play against Tania ...

... in front of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

This year the organizers have gone one step ahead – Virtual! So that players from all over the world can participate in this battle for the queen.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Pictures: Neville Sukhia, Ali Bharmal / Red Bull Content Pool

Battle For The Queen game website



Sagar is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He is also a chartered accountant. 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 and CEO of ChessBase India website, the biggest chess news outlet in the country.

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