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Sultan Khan Cup 2020 on 9th May at 8 p.m. IST

On 9th May 2020, IPS Academy will organize an Open Blitz event which will have a total prize fund of ₹101,000 with the first prize of ₹20000. Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for others is ₹500 for Non ChessBase Premium subscribers and ₹400 for ChessBase Premium subscribers. The event is open to players all over the world. Registration extended till 12 p.m. IST on 9th May.

IPS Academy presents 1st Sultan Khan Cup 2020 with a total prize fund of 101000

The proceeds from the entire entry fee collected will go to charity. 50% of the amount will go to the PM CARES Fund while the other 50% will be instituted as a scholarship for a deserving chess player under the ChessBase India Foundation.

Achal Choudhary - President and founder of IPS Academy

Madhya Pradesh's first IM Akshat Khamparia

The tournament is held in the honour of one of India's chess legends Sultan Khan | Photo: New in Chess

In 1905 was born a soft spoken, unassuming Sultan Khan in Punjab, undivided India. 23 years later he became the national champion of India. He went on to win the British Championships three times and scored wins over great players like Capablanca, Tartakower, Flohr and many others. He is not just the first great chess player to come out of India, but entire Asia. This online tournament is dedicated in the memory of Sultan Khan and to recognize his brilliance.

Some of the achievements of Sultan Khan:

1. He won the British Championship on three occasions: 1929, 1932, 1933.

2. The first half of 1931 was probably the best period for him: he defeated Capablanca at Hastings (although he only came 3rd after throwing away a game against Euwe).

3. He then played Tartakower in a 12-game match defeating him 6½-5½.

4. In the Prague International Team Tournament he scored 11½/17 against many of the leading players of the day, drawing with the World Champion Alekhine and defeating Flohr.

An appeal to FIDE:

Through this event, we want to raise awareness about the fact as to what a great player Sultan Khan was and make an appeal to FIDE to consider granting him the GM title posthumously. Daniel King in his new book on Sultan Khan, writes: "It goes without saying that the achievements of Anand and the current generation of Indian players have eclipsed those of Sultan Khan, and his brief time in Europe was in an age that seems to have little to do with the current professional chess scene. Yet, at his best, he matched the strongest players in the world: in 1931 he drew with Alekhine, and defeated Capablanca, Flohr, Tartakower and Rubinstein.


According to the website which calculates historical chess ratings, Khan was for at least a couple of years among the world’s top ten players, and ranked no.6 in the world at his best. It would be fitting if he were given some recognition for his achievements.


In the past, chess players were often named as Grandmasters in a rather arbitrary fashion, and it was only when the international chess federation (FIDÉ) took control of the awarding of titles in the post-war period that regulation was introduced into the proceedings. In 1950 they awarded the title to several of the leading players of the day, as well as to others who were past their peak, but still living. Among them, of Khan’s generation: Ossip Bernstein, Ernst Grünfeld, Boris Kostic, Géza Maroczy, Jacques Mieses, Akiba Rubinstein, Friedrich Sämisch, Savielly Tartakower, and Milan Vidmar. It seems to me that Sultan Khan would have fitted into this company well, but he was overlooked.


A few years ago, Manuel Aaron, India's first IM, petitioned FIDÉ on the matter, but received an unsatisfactory answer. It would be a pity if in death, as in life, Sultan Khan was still subject to the vicissitudes of geo-political struggle. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the chess federations of India, Pakistan and England could unite behind the cause to award Sultan Khan the Grandmaster title?"

GM Daniel King makes a very important point in his latest book on Sultan Khan - many top players of the time were given the GM title arbitrarily by FIDE, but somehow Sultan Khan was missed out. | Photo: New in Chess

It would be wonderful if FIDE considers Sultan Khan's case and awards him with the GM title. After all a player who beat Capablanca, Flohr, Tartakower, Rubinstein and other greats, does deserve this title.

Sultan Khan Cup online blitz

The tournament will take place on Playchess server

Date: Saturday 9th May 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins each (no increment)

Number of rounds: 10

Total Prize fund: ₹101000

Venue: Vishy Anand Arena in Playchess under ChessBase India room

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prizes

1 ₹20000
2 ₹10000
3 ₹5000
4 ₹4000
5 ₹3000
6 ₹1500
7 ₹1500
8 ₹1500
9 ₹1500
10 ₹1500
11 ₹1000
12 ₹1000
13 ₹1000
14 ₹1000
15 ₹1000
16 ₹1000
17 ₹1000
18 ₹1000
19 ₹1000
20 ₹1000

Best Woman

1 ₹5000
2 ₹3000
3 ₹2000

Rating category prizes: 1700 - 1999

1 ₹3000
2 ₹2000
3 ₹1000

Rating category prizes: 1400 - 1699

1 ₹3000
2 ₹2000
3 ₹1000

Rating category prizes:1000 - 1399

1 ₹3000
2 ₹2000
3 ₹1000

Best Madhya Pradesh Player 

1 ₹3000
2 ₹2000
3 ₹1000

Lucky Prizes

30 ₹750
40 ₹750
50 ₹750
60 ₹750
70 ₹750
80 ₹750
90 ₹750
100 ₹750
110 ₹750
120 ₹750

Standard Rating will be considered for Rating Category prizes, a player without a standard rating will be considered as an unrated player. To claim a Lucky Prize, a player must play all ten rounds.

Entry fees:

The entry fee for the event is ₹400 for ChessBase Premium subscribers and for ₹500 for Non ChessBase Premium subscribers till 1st of May 11:59:59 p.m. IST. From 2nd May onwards, Entry fee will be ₹500 for ChessBase Premium subscribers and ₹600 for Non ChessBase Premium subscribers. You can become a ChessBase Account premium member for 3 months from here, and for a year from here.


The tournament is FREE for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Registration is Open. 50% of the entry fees collected will go to PM CARES fund and the remaining 50% will go to a deserving candidate for a scholarship launched by the ChessBase India Foundation. Registration is extended till 12 p.m. IST on 9th May.


ChessBase Premium subscribers Register here for ₹500, Non ChessBase Premium subscribers, Register here for ₹600


Players outside India who would like to participate can make the payment through this Paypal link in the equivalent amount of their currency and write a mail to confirming their entry.


Titled players must write to us at with their Playchess id to confirm their entry.

Confirmed Titled players

Azerbaijan no.3 GM Gadir Guseinov | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Reigning National Triple Crown Champion GM Aravindh Chithambaram | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Argentina no.1 GM Alan Pichot

GM Jose Martinez Eduardo Alcantara | Photo: Niklesh Jain

March Masters and BKT Online Open Blitz winner GM S L Narayanan

GM Mikhail Kobalia of Russia

London Chess Classic 2019 Open Champion GM R Praggnanandhaa | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Karthikeyan Murali | Photo: John Saunders

GM Vaibhav Suri | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Aryan Chopra

GM Abhimanyu Puranik

India's youngest GM Gukesh D | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Arjun Erigaisi has won maximum number of ChessBase India Online Blitz events

GM Elshan Moradiabadi of USA

GM Raunak Sadhwani | Photo: Niki Riga

GM Diptayan Ghosh | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Srinath Narayanan | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Andrew Tang of USA | Photo: US Chess twitter

GM Jakhongir Vokhidov of Uzbekistan

GM Andres Carlos Obregon of Argentina

GM Stany G A | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Shyamsundar M | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Shardul Gagare | Photo: John Saunders

GM Harsha Bharathakoti was the best Indian finisher at World Blitz 2019

GM Iniyan P

Algeria no.1 GM Bilel Bellahcene | Photo: Kim Bhari

GM Debashis Das

GM Swapnil Dhopade | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

GM M R Venkatesh | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Vishnu Prasanna | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM M S Thej Kumar | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Blitz King GM Laxman R R | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Himanshu Sharma

India's third GM in history legendary Pravin Thipsay

IM Renato Terry of Peru | Photo: FIDE

IM Lorenzo Lodici of Italy | Photo: FSI

IM Saksham Rautela

IM Krishna C R G | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Arjun Kalyan

IM Harshit Raja | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Volodar Murzin of Russia

IM Rahul Srivasthav P | Photo: IA Gopakumar Sudhakaran

IM Leon Mendonca Luke | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Reigning 1st SAARC Open Champion IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh | Photo: David Llada

IM Rathanvel V S

IM Aditya Mittal | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Bharath Subramaniyam H

IM Aronyak Ghosh | Photo: Amruta Mokal

IM Koustav Chatterjee | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Himal Gusain | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Reigning State and National Under-17 Open Champion IM Neelash Saha | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Sammed Jaykumar Shette | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Raja Rithvik R

IM Sreeshwan Marlakshikari | Photo: Amruta Mokal

IM Bhakti Kulkarni | Photo: Queen's Chess Academy

IM Giuseppe Leiva of Peru | Photo: FIDE

IM Raahil Mullick | Photo: Niki Riga

IM Nitin S | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Barp Alberto of Italy | Photo: Grenke Open

IM Hemant Sharma

IM Aleksei Kireev of Russia | Photo: Juraj Pecháč

Madhya Pradesh's latest IM Anuj Shrivatri | Photo: Niklesh Jain

IM Moksh Amit Doshi

IM Rathnakaran K

IM P Saravana Krishnan

Former National Blitz Champion IM D K Sharma | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

WGM R Vaishali

WGM Leya Garifullina

WGM Beatriz Irene Franco of Colombia | Photo: Beatriz's fb

WIM Divya Deshmukh | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WIM Vantika Agrawal

WIM Isha Sharma | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Priyanka Nutakki | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Mrudul Dehankar

Asian Junior 2019 Bronze medalist WIM Aakanksha Hagawane | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Cholleti Sahajasri

WIM Michelle Catherina | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Angela Franco of Colombia | Photo: Niklesh Jain

WIM Aashna Makhija

About the sponsor of the event - IPS Academy

Indore Professional Studies Academy (IPSA) is one of the Central India’s largest educational hub-premises, playing a major role to develop Indore as Central India’s most preferred educational centre. Sprawled in an area of 60 acres, 3 campuses, we house the most profitable intellectual, honing and experienced educational assembly.


IPSA is a successor to Indore Public School, which is a vision realized by Mr. Achal Choudhary (IIT, Kharagpur), a renowned architect. As in a traditional hierarchy of all institutions under IPS Society, IPSA is a vast universe shining with innumerable educational extravaganzas. Dedicated to honour various sectors with true talent, IPSA every year sends out a batch of brilliant students, who are at once ready to grab the nerve of any industry.


Not only their intellectual senses are honed, but their creative, ethical, emotional is equally nurtured to create an appreciated life within life. IPSA offers courses at all levels with curriculums designed in partnership with local employers, ensuring our students have the best possible chance of getting a job and being great at it. Our courses are designed with future employment prospects in mind and our courses also serve the region’s growing industries, from Engineering and Manufacturing to IT and architecture. The College campus offers students hands-on instruction and access to the latest equipment, leading to excellent graduate placement and “degrees that work”.


IPSA has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation, particularly within the contexts of urban and global education. The faculty remains committed to addressing the educational and physical needs of all learners across the life span and to working closely with educators, leaders and policymakers in the field.

IIT-ian, Educationist and Entrepreneur - Achal Choudhary, the founder of IPS Academy | Video: Dilip Awasthi

Contact and registration queries for the tournament:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510

Email -

• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement is at least 2 mbps broadband. 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 player's connectivity issues.

List of players Name Playchess ID Rating Gender MP Player
1 GM Gadir Guseinov Gguseinov 2665 M No
2 GM Aravindh Chithambaram hitter1999 2641 M No
3 GM Alan Pichot alanp 2630 M No
4 GM Jose Martinez Alcantara Js3131 2620 M No
5 GM S L Narayanan Narayanansl 2618 M No
6 GM Mikhail Kobalia Mikhail kobalia 2614 M No
7 GM R Praggnanandhaa chessworld1 2608 M No
8 GM Karthikeyan Murali fighter64 2606 M No
9 GM Vaibhav Suri irus1997 2600 M No
10 GM Aryan Chopra Aryan Chopra 2585 M No
11 GM Abhimanyu Puranik pabh 2584 M No
12 GM Gukesh D Gk06 2563 M No
13 GM Arjun Erigaisi Indian-Lion 2559 M No
14 GM Elshan Moradiabadi GMAbadi 2555 M No
15 GM Raunak Sadhwani devil1234 2545 M No
16 GM Diptayan Ghosh Diptayan 2541 M No
17 GM Srinath Narayanan SRINATHN 2540 M No
18 GM Andrew Tang penguingm1 2538 M No
19 GM Jakhongir Vakhidov UzbekTiger95 2533 M No
20 GM Andres Carlos Obregon Andres Obregon 2525 M No
21 GM Stany G A Stany G A 2522 M No
22 GM Shyamsundar M chillax 2518 M No
23 GM Shardul Gagare IndianKing97 2514 M No
24 GM Harsha Bharathakoti RACEKING 2509 M No
25 GM Iniyan P superind2002 2506 M No
26 IM Renato Terry TerryR 2504 M No
27 GM Bilel Bellahcene Hetou 2501 M No
28 GM Debashis Das Debashisdas 2501 M No
29 GM Swapnil Dhopade Simandhar90 2495 M No
30 GM M R Venkatesh Sivaji 2493 M No
31 IM Lorenzo Lodici Didici 2489 M No
32 IM Saksham Rautela Kcnock 2480 M No
33 IM Krishna C R G Crg 2478 M No
34 IM Arjun Kalyan Arjunkalyan 2477 M No
35 GM Vishnu Prasanna Fidodido 2476 M No
36 IM Harshit Raja Johncking 2472 M No
37 IM Volodar Murzin Murzin 2465 M No
38 IM Rahul Srivatshav P rahulsrivathsav 2457 M No
39 IM Leon Mendonca Luke boobyfisher 2452 M No
40 IM FA FT Rahim Gasimov Metehun 2452 M No
41 IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh NubairshahShaikh 2445 M No
42 IM Rathanvel V S vsr64 2445 M No
43 IM Aditya Mittal Vinniethepooh 2438 M No
44 IM Bharath Subramaniyam H Harishankkar 2437 M No
45 IM Aronyak Ghosh STRANGE 2436 M No
46 GM Thejkumar MS msthej 2433 M No
47 IM Koustav Chatterjee KoustavChatterjee1 2431 M No
48 IM Himal Gusain Rajdhani express 2414 M No
49 FM Srihari L R lsr 2414 M No
50 IM Neelash Saha gamechanger 2413 M No
51 IM Sammed Jaykumar Shete champion111 2412 M No
52 GM Laxman Rajaram LAXMAN 2411 M No
53 IM Raja Rithvik R MasteredUI 2408 M No
54 IM Sreeshwan Maralakshikari CreativeMind-s 2408 M No
55 GM Himanshu Sharma himplanet 2394 M No
56 WGM R Vaishali rvaishali2001 2393 F No
57 IM Bhakti Kulkarni bestluck 2391 F No
58 IM Giuseppe Leiva unico 2391 M No
59 IM Raahil Mullick raahi07 2386 M No
60 IM Nitin S snitin 2381 M No
61 Pranav Anand lightsaber 2381 M No
62 GM Pravin Thipsay PravinT 2376 M No
63 CM Shahil Dey ShahilDey 2376 M No
64 IM Barp Alberto alberto99 2375 M No
65 WGM Leya Garifullina Lorelea 2357 F No
66 IM Hemant Sharma Hemant Sharma 2356 M No
67 IM Aleksei Kireev MaestroASK 2351 M No
68 CM Kushagra Mohan kingfisher99 2351 M No
69 IM Anuj Shrivatri Anuj Shrivatri 2350 M Yes
70 IM Moksh Doshi Mokshu16 2332 M No
71 FM Whee Ky Ma Wethalon 2324 M No
72 FM Ajay Karthikeyan skkeyan 2315 M No
73 IM Rathnakaran K RATHNAKARAN 2314 M No
74 FM Om Kharola BASSU1 2314 M No
75 IM P Saravana Krishnan mbachez90 2312 M No
76 WIM Divya Deshmukh Chessylife 2305 F No
77 Balasubramaniam H BIGIL 2298 M No
78 IM D K Sharma kakdela 2289 M No
79 WIM Vantika Agrawal shadow_master 2286 F No
80 Andrés Carrasco Miranda roedor87 2285 M No
81 WIM Isha Sharma MissPhoenix 2276 F No
82 WIM Priyanka Nutakki Priyanka Nutakki 2263 F No
83 WFM Savithashri Baskar savithashri 2261 F No
84 Abhishek Das chachaa 2258 M No
85 WIM Mrudul Dehankar shiv01 2256 F No
86 CM Dev Shah toosieslide 2254 M No
87 WIM Aakanksha Hagawane Ash2000 2238 F No
88 Shiv Shome kingofall 2237 M No
89 WIM Cholleti Sahajasri lifeis2short 2235 F No
90 Ojas Kulkarni Czar512 2213 M No
91 Aradhya Garg Aradhya 2198 M No
92 Srinivasa Rao M Purefight 2189 M No
93 WIM Michelle Catherina P zanta 2176 F No
94 Girish Chandanani sanjanachandanani 2169 M No
95 Prakash Golechha ptg4315 2148 M No
96 WFM Kavitha JE jekavitha 2134 F No
97 FM C J Arvind Junosource 2123 M No
98 Soham Datar Sohamchess64 2115 M No
99 WGM Beatriz Franco IRENEFRANCO 2103 F No
100 CM Samrug Narayanan PigsOn7th 2100 M No
101 Thrish Karthik Thrish 2095 M No
102 WIM Angela Franco angychess 2089 F No
103 Sachin Kamath sachess88 2082 M No
104 Ayush Sharma Suyash45 2072 M Yes
105 Milind Maiti Maitiboy 2068 M No
106 Giovanni Marchesich Giomar 2046 M No
107 Potluri Saye Srreezza Staroftheyear 2044 F No
108 Aaditya Dhingra Aaditya13 2038 M No
109 Alan Diviya Raj Michaelraj_98 2033 M No
110 CM Kavikondala Nagendra Gopal kngopal 2022 M No
111 Kapil Lohana Bounceback123 2007 M No
112 WFM Nityata Jain IGM210104 1993 F Yes
113 Sharan Rao THE_COOL_GUY 1992 M No
114 Ilamparthi A R ilamparthi 1989 M No
115 WFM Meghna C H MEGHNA 1985 F No
116 Arhan Chethan Anand LegacyPlayer 1979 M No
117 Aditya Bikram Paul Aditya vikram 1964 M No
118 WIM Aashna Makhija UltimateBliss 1958 F No
119 Aditya Ramanathan Darkknight0405 1950 M No
120 Nilsu Pattnayak bitunilsu 1948 M No
121 Vivek Nambiar vnamb 1935 M No
122 Sai Nirupama Saraswathii 1914 F No
123 Ganeshbabu Gnanagurusamy Adi2005 1896 M No
124 Karthikeyan Jeyaprakasam Position 1860 M No
125 A Anand Sivasankar anandfan 1853 M No
126 Sahil Dhawan greatgatsby 1849 M No
127 Abhijith Pran kaspypran 1847 M No
128 Shivansh Tiwari shivansh tiwari 1835 M Yes
129 Aadit Bhatia Aadit1728 1830 M No
130 Sonakshi Rathore Sonakshi 1828 F No
131 Srithan Saypuri Thor_attack 1824 M No
132 Ayush Pattanaik ayushkingdom 1818 M Yes
133 Pranav Sairam Sairam Ramabadra 1810 M No
134 Shree Ganesh Shreeganesh 1803 M No
135 Aniruddh Chatterjee omaniruddh 1797 M No
136 Riccardo Solaroli Rick Solaroli 1782 M No
137 Rushil Gupta Rushilgupta 1780 M No
138 Madhavan R Munjanattu mailrakeshp 1779 M No
139 Aanjaneya Phatak aanjaneya 1769 M No
140 Sanjana Raghunath Mightyqueen 1726 F No
141 Mansoor Taj Mohammed Mansoortaj 1718 M No
142 Vedant Kumar Saravana ved960 1718 M No
143 Debarghya Samanta tapa1964 1698 M No
144 Diya Chowdhury Xtrapawn 1698 F No
145 Jaiveer Mahendru Diamond06 1695 M No
146 Swayham P Das swayham 1675 M No
147 Ashwin Sairam ASHWIN23 1670 M No
148 Prakhar Bajaj gaurav306 1663 M Yes
149 Vishvesh Kochrekar Vishveshk 1663 M No
150 P R Pattanaik Pattanaik1 1633 M Yes
151 Tejash Jain unknownstar2500 1640 M No
152 Vipin Zamvar vipinzamvar 1620 M No
153 Arpith S Bijoy ASB 1613 M No
154 Arvind Ramnath arvind0899 1602 M No
155 Vigneshwaran N marmayogi11 1593 M No
156 Anirud Chakkoli Anirud 1585 M No
157 Anshuman Singh Anshuman19 1559 M Yes
158 Vikrant Malvankar digupagal 1534 M No
159 Mahi Amit Doshi chess1311 1502 F No
160 Kunal Kant Saxena KUNAL KANT SAXENA 1498 M Yes
161 Srivatsan Karthikeyan Srivatsan21 1488 M No
162 Devarsh Borkhetariya Lightning McQueen 1482 M No
163 Karthik S Electrowizzard 1475 M No
164 Yuvraj Kumar Yuviyukt1 1455 M No
165 Sanskar Gaigore sanskarg 1416 M No
166 Soumil Gogte Indian King 1401 M No
167 S Vikram Natraj viki03 1400 M No
168 Raja Ravi Kiran Reddy Karra KRRKR007 1398 M No
169 Jahnavi Sri Lalita Mareddy mvsr12345 1387 F No
170 Karthik Raj Karthik2401 1383 M No
171 Reyan Md. kuhi123 1333 M No
172 Vandan Alankar Sawai prometheusmetis 1331 M No
173 Adit Pushan Krishnaswamy Adit Pushan 1311 M No
174 Tanmay Singh navratan 1297 M No
175 Padmaesh M K Padmaesh M K 1293 M No
176 Sarthak Sharma sarthaksgwh 1285 M No
177 Disha Dhore Knownunknown01 1257 F No
178 Sankaran Ponnada Krishnaswamy Enthusiast 1227 M No
179 Sarvad Senthil Sarvad64Squares 1226 M No
180 VM Chavan
1215 M No
181 Saouhridya Pran Kkashyap boardboy 1188 M No
182 Zoya Nizar zoyanizar 1182 F No
183 Adhiraj Mitra AdhirajGM2025 1176 M No
184 Ashok Turkia phe32 1176 M Yes
185 Shanjula Senthil Shanjusai 1176 F No
186 Avika Panwar Avika250409 1165 F Yes
187 Ameya Nigudkar Am11 1151 M Yes
188 Souryadipta Sarkar SOURYA 1134 M No
189 Sujan Bharadwaj S Sujan Bharadwaj 1129 M No
190 Archit Saigal architsaigal 1093 M No
191 G Sanjay Pradnesh sragvidhanvi 1078 M No
192 Ashish Parkar ashparkar 1065 M No
193 R Sai Srivardhan saisrivardhan 1037 M No
194 Vasireddy Arjun icp100 1024 M No
195 Shreyas G K SGK 1003 M No
196 Aarush Vuppugandla Aarushv1267 0 M No
197 Brendan Meghen Spideog 0 M No
198 Dishita Dey Dishitadey21 0 F No
199 Douglas Stewart douglas_stewart 0 M No
200 Jayant Rao Valluri Kingrao 0 M No
201 Malhar Kotkar MalharKotkar 0 M No
202 Manav A Rejith finecham 0 M No
203 Rahul Anil Bhagwat MRAA 0 M No
204 Rishila Banerjee Rishila 0 F No
205 Ronak Bhatt rvbchess81 0 M No
206 Saharsh Singh saharshsingh02 0 M No
207 Shivansh Bhatt srbchess12 0 M No
208 Soham Satish Shinde soham103 0 M No
209 Subhash Jog
0 M No
210 Wanlamsuk Nongrang wanlam 0 M No


How to play tournament?

Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here and then buy the premium membership from the product embeds given above.

1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess

Next 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.

Login or Create account

After you have installed the Client. You must login.

Enter your Playchess/ChessBase Account username and password. 

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 30 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 9th of May 2020. 7:30 p.m. IST would be a good time.

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

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

About online tournaments on Playchess by ChessBase India:

ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here is some feedback about the quality of the events:


GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of 2nd ChessBase Online Blitz tournament

The tournament was conducted quite smoothly and a quite "fun Sunday" event. The participation of Adhiban & Sethuraman definitely added the spark to the event. I guess an Online Blitz Festival would be the next way to go (with different formats - Chess960, Bughouse, Bullet etc). Overall really happy with such events. Way to go!!


GM R R Laxman, former National Blitz Champion

I thank the  Chessbase India team once more for their strenous and tireless endeavour to popularise blitz events in India. Considering the fact that the present day time control  even in classical format ( unlike the yesteryears)  demands quick reflexes and blitz skills  , I feel that the entire Chessbase India team is doing an exemplary and praiseworthy job. A boon for Indian chess !!!. Though my performance this time was not satisfactory ,I hope to excel and cherish more pleasant memories from my side in the forthcoming editions of Chessbase India blitz events.


Tushar Bohra, father of Kanishk Bohra

Thanks for enrolling Kanishk for the event. He had a great time playing the games. And a great overall experience.


D Gukesh, youngest GM of India

I am extremely happy to have participated in my first online blitz tmt conducted by ChessBase India and loved the experience and thrill. from the start to the finish its professionally conducted and got the rare opportunity to play several high-class players in a single event and looking forward for its next event


Priti Mahendru, mother of Jaiveer Mahendru

This was our second chessbase online blitz event. My son is 8 years and it was an absolute thrill for him to be playing against titled players ! Thanks a lot for organizing this. We look forward to more such events !


Kushagra Mohan

I was happy the way the tournament was conducted. No problems at all. You just keep increasing the prize money and that is a big improvement.Cannot hope for more.



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