First prize: Rs. 15,000 !!
South Mumbai Chess Academy online tournament on 3rd December, 2017
Celebrating 21st anniversary
Date: Sunday, 3rd December 2017
Time: 10.00 a.m. IST
Time control: 3+1, 10 rounds
Prize fund: Rs. 62,500
Please note the time is 10 a.m. We have kept the tournament in the morning so that you can party in the evening!
The total prize fund is Rs.62,500
(Introducing for the first time female as well as age category prizes!)
Main Prize list:
Best female player: Rs.2,500
Age category prizes:
Best under-8 (born on or after 1/1/2009) - Rs.800
Best under-10 (born on or after 1/1/2007) - Rs.800
Best under-12 (born on or after 1/1/2005) - Rs.800
Best under-14 (born on or after 1/1/2003)- Rs.800
Best under-16 (born on or after 1/1/2001) - Rs.800
The condition to claim all of these prizes is that you have to play all the rounds of the tournament, and cannot leave it half-way.
The entry fee is Rs.500. In this fee you get one month of ChessBase Premium Account worth Rs.125. Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one from here. The last date to pay entry is 2nd December 2017.
Once you have paid the entry fee, you will receive the one month serial key on the registered email address along with the procedure to extend your account.
Entry fee for students of South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) will be Rs.250 which should be paid directly at the academy.
For registration queries contact:
Mr Shahid Ahmed - 9038139510 email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The above number (9038139510) can also be used for payment of entry fee via Paytm.
- All the games will be checked by the server engine and by a panel of experts. If any player is found guilty of cheating, the concerned player’s account will be suspended and will not be allowed to participate in any of the future Playchess events. The prize in such cases will move to the next rank.
- The provisional standings will be displayed immediately after the end of the tournament. However, the final standings will be displayed within a week after all the games have been checked.
- We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. If poor internet connection is detected at the start of the tournament, the concerned player will not be allowed to participate and the entry fee will be refunded after a minimal amount (around 3-5%) is deducted.
- The Tournament Director will hold the right to reject any entry and entry fee will be refunded (after a minimal amount of around 3-5% is deducted) if the entry is rejected at the start of the tournament. The decision of the Tournament Director will be final.
- After the tournament has started and your internet is disconnected or you exit the playing room, you will not be paired for the next rounds and your entry fee will not be refunded.
How to play in the tournament?
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here.
Login or create an account
After you have installed the Playchess client. You must login.
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 of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days. After you pay the aforementioned entry fee, you will be given one month serial key on your registered email address along with the steps to make your account premium.
The tournament will take place in the newly created 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 3rd of December.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry. This is subject to the payment of entry fees.
Note: The Playchess id, while paying the entry fee and while entering the playing arena on 3rd December, should be the same.
|Serial No.||Name||Rating||Playchess ID|
|1||GM B Adhiban||2655||phoenix92|
|2||GM S.P. Sethuraman||2638||Piscean|
|4||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||2586||Refresh|
|5||GM Murali Karthikeyan||2580||fighter64|
|6||GM S L Narayanan||2573||Indianwonder|
|7||GM Vaibhav Suri||2560||irus1997|
|8||GM Swapnil S Dhopade||2533||simandhar90|
|9||GM Lalith Babu M R||2525||Anji|
|10||GM Abhimanyu Puranik||2521||pabh|
|11||GM Debashis Das||2501||debashis das|
|12||GM M S Thejkumar||2500||msthej|
|13||IM P Karthikeyan||2497||Chennaikramnik|
|14||IM Harsha Bharathakoti||2451||Target GM|
|15||GM Dibyendu Barua||2448||Dibyendu Barua|
|16||IM Swayams Mishra||2444||Mr bh6|
|17||IM Nitin S||2424||snitin|
|18||IM C R G Krishna||2421|
|19||GM Rajaram Laxman||2397||Laxman|
|20||IM Rakesh Kumar Jena||2394||Imrk_64|
|21||IM Sidhant Mohapatra||2371||Sidhant|
|22||IM Hemant Sharma||2348||Aru Baba|
|23||FM Sai Krishna G V||2370||pennkrishna|
|24||FM Arjun Erigaisi||2365||Indian-Lion|
|25||IM Ravi Teja S||2369||Ravi Teja S|
|27||P Saravana Krishnan||2350||Mbachez90|
|28||FM Raunak Sadhwani||2339||devil1234|
|29||IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad||2334||Samudragupta|
|30||RAHUL SRIVATHSAV P||2331||rahulsrivathsav|
|31||FM Mitrabha Guha||2315||Babysnake|
|34||FM Mehar Chinna Reddy C H||2287||mehar|
|35||Raja Rithvik Rajavaram||2241||chesswarrior|
|40||Girish B Chandanani||2169||sanjanachandanani|
|42||FM Arvind C J||2166||Junosource|
|45||Yadlapalli Venkata Kalyana Chakravarthy||2148||Tarak jr|
|47||Priyanka Nutakki||2107||Chess Queen|
|50||LAKSHMAN RAO D||2022||laxmi123|
|55||Kotepalli Sai Nirupama||1949||saraswathii|
|58||Anusha N L V||1902||Anushanlv|
|63||Bommini Mounika Akshaya||1829||Akhi|
|67||KARTHIK GOPAL G||1784||amma_007|
|68||ARAVIND BABU L||1776||chessislife6|
|70||Sibi Srinivasa Einstein Reddy||1763||Sibieinstein|
|71||Saketh Pedagandham||1762||Me N Chess|
|73||Sunil Vaidya||1736||sunil vaidya|
|76||BHAVEN JAY SHAH||1678||Darkrai7|
|83||Akavaram Ashish Reddy||1496||Aashish2003|
|88||KUSH BHAGAT||1392||secret superstar|
|90||Sankaran Ponnada Krishnaswamy||1312||enthusiast|
|93||Aditya Dhananjay Kale||1266||adikale|
|94||Arueran Raghuraman||1158||arueran R|
Feedback for previous ChessBase India prize money tournaments:
Great management....First time played a tournamet with no problems...This was my first online tournament.....And had a great experience hope you all organise this type of tournaments quite frequently.....Would love to participate in your future tournaments
Although the tournament was organized well, I felt that that referee 1 was somehow inactive. Other than that everything was fine.
The Fischer online blitz event on 12th March was organised in an exemplary manner. Hope we have more tournaments of this stature in future.
I must congratulate ChessBase India for promoting events like this to encourage chess players on Online. Hope all the participants were able to enjoy playing this tournament without any glitch. The opportunity provided by ChessBase India is a welcome move.
- N.V.Nagesh (father of Badri Naryanan)
Thank you so much for organising the tournament, along with cb india , Halsagar & Dbca. Really appreciate it ! It was my 1st online tournament, a very good experience overall. It was very smoothly conducted infact. The last round delay was a very minor one, maybe max 5 mins, so it was not an issue at all.
-WGM Soumya Swaminathan, Pune