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 Shah 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 and is the co-founder and CEO of ChessBase India website, the biggest news outlet in the country related to chess.
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chessisamazing chessisamazing 7/24/2015 05:31
Chessbase.com sensationalizes news, but then it's very slow in publishing games. Do u guys think we can get to see Tania's game vs. rest of the world soon? You guys didn't even post a follow-up article giving us at least the result and telling us how the game went (if not the actual game). Please follow-up soon!!
Pionki Pionki 7/22/2015 11:17
I think Tania is the wonder of this world. I would not be able to make a single move against her.
fgkdjlkag fgkdjlkag 7/21/2015 08:36
I agree that list is a bit peculiar, but can anyone argue the Taj Mahal is not one of the wonders of the world?

@Jean Dalidis, about selling poison, I would think that you should provide some evidence if you would make such a claim. From the nutritional information it does have a lot of sodium but other than that I didn't see anything obvious and if ppl are using it for athletic activity then it makes sense to have more sodium?
raki-baki raki-baki 7/21/2015 07:26
the new 7 Wonders of the world is a commercial event orgranised by one campagny its far of the real appelation of the 7 wonders. The are 7 wonders of the world not 14!!!
Jean Dalidis Jean Dalidis 7/21/2015 06:58
It îs disgusting to promote chess by making advertising for a company that sells poison.
stephen brady stephen brady 7/21/2015 06:57
The Taj Majal was selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Raki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New7Wonders_of_the_World
raki-baki raki-baki 7/21/2015 06:46
Taj Mahal isn't one of the seven wonders of the world