Upcoming VIP Video tournaments on Playchess

12/16/2020 – The video and audio function of Playchess is being used more and more often by our premium members. Of course, during the pandemic people are thankful for having an option available to see, hear, and play chess with a single friend, a group of friends, or even the whole chess club. Furthermore, in the second half of December, you will be able to face three VIP players! We will also premiere our very first double-round bullet chess evening. Just sign up to play against Regina Pokorna, Elshan Moradiabadi and Germany’s fastest chess player, Ruben Mantel!

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Video & Audio Blitz Tournaments

Challenge WGM Regina Pokorna

Friday - 18.12.2020 at 19:00 CET

The Slovak-Austrian chess player has played chess for over 30 years, and had a peak rating of over 2400 Elo points.

Although she doesn’t play chess regularly any more, her fighting spirit is undeniable, and she is ready to play against you. More about Regina Pokorna can be read in a very recent interview — The best in Austria.

You can be one of the nine lucky players facing her in a 9-round tournament, with the time control of 3 minutes + 2-second increments.

To participate in the raffle, you need to fulfil these requirements:

  1. You are a Premium Member
  2. You have a Webcam
  3. You have a Microphone (or Headset)
  4. Your English language skills are good

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Challenge GM Elshan Moradiabadi

Wednesday - 23.12.2020 at 15:00 CET

The Iranian-American Chess Grandmaster, who once reached a rating of over 2600, will be joining the Video-Blitz tournament coming from participating at the US championship qualifier.

Moradiabadi is a veteran instructor and teaches chess to players of every level, with students ranging from beginners to IM. He can be contacted for projects or teaching at his email account.

Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

You can be one of the nine lucky players facing him in a 9-round tournament, with the time control of 3 minutes + 2-second increments.

To participate in the raffle, you need to fulfil these requirements:

  1. You are a Premium Member
  2. You have a Webcam
  3. You have a Microphone (or Headset)
  4. Your English language skills are good

Everything OK? Great! The only thing you have to do now is to email us to:

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Subject: Video Blitz Tournament Moradiabadi

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Good luck and see you Wednesday!

Video & Audio Bullet Tournament

Challenge Ruben Mantel

Wednesday - 30.12.2020 at 19:00 CET

Ruben Mantel? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of Ruben Mantel yet. He might only be the fastest chess player in Germany! Mantel regularly plays the so-called “Ultra-bullet” variant, a fancy name for the insane 15-second chess (often enough, Ruben Mantel even plays with 7½ seconds).

The German chess player, with a FIDE rating of 2100, is on eye-level with the “speed elite”, which includes the likes of GMs Andrew Tang, Nihal Sarin or Sergei Zighalko.

In an upcoming interview, we will discover more about his chess journey. For now, you can watch his speed skills on his Twitch channel.

Photo: Twitch.tv

You can be one of the nine lucky players facing him in a double 9-round tournament, with the time setting of 1 minute with no increment.

To participate in the raffle, you need to fulfil these requirements:

  1. You are a Premium Member
  2. You have a Webcam
  3. You have a Microphone (or Headset)
  4. Your English language skills are good

Everything OK? Great! The only thing you have to do now is to email us to:

feedback@chessbase.com

Subject: Video Bullet Tournament Mantel

Please add your:

  • Full name
  • Playchess Handle/Nick
  • Country

Good luck and see you Wednesday (two weeks from now)!

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