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Play. Stay in Taj. Ride in BMW. Free.

Gary Kasparov is back! [Photo: Lennart Ootes]

The fans let him know how they feel about it.

 

This could get ugly. This crowd does nothing to hide its anger over this latest news. The fans are mad as hell. They don't want to take it anymore. They're actually pelting... the undisputed world champion of the world with ice.

 

Maybe this angry, visceral reaction will pressure Kasparov to fight someone... who can fight back for a change. If there's somebody out there. All of chess is hoping for a warrior who thrills us with his passion.

 

Time goes by too fast. Yeah? Not fast enough.

 

He is back.

 

To honor the return of legendary Gary Kasparov, ChessMine and ChessBase India are conducting...

'Kasparov Returns!' Under-2200 Playchess (Online) Blitz Tournament
on 23rd July 2017 

First prize: Rs 6000! 

 

Date: 23rd of July 2017

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST 

Time control: 3+0, 9 rounds [Tournament will finish in 2 hours]

Prize fund: Rs. 28,000

Venue: Playchess

Prizes:

The total prize fund is Rs.28,000

 

Main Prize list:

Place Prize
1st 6,000
2nd 5,000
3rd 4,000
4th 3,000
5th 2,000
6th 1,000
7th 1,000
8th 1,000
9th 1,000
10th 1,000
Special prizes:
There are six prizes of Rs. 500 each. The condition to claim these prizes is that you have to play all the rounds of the tournament, and cannot leave it half-way. 
Place Prize
20th 500
30th 500
40th 500
50th 500
60th 500
70th 500

Special #chessmine Contest for ALL Players: Play. Stay in Taj. Ride in BMW. Free.

A time will come in the future when being a chessplayer will be a rich job. A time will come when you can actually play professionally and make good money. By converting your love and passion into a profession.

 

ChessMine was founded with the goal of making this a reality. And we want to treat our players royally, especially the players who believe in our mission.

 

At the ChessMine Rapid and Blitz Tournament in Bengaluru on Augut 5, 6, 7, we offer you a chance to stay in Taj Vivanta, in the same hotel as the top players like Vidit Gujrathi, Abhijeet Gupta, S.P. Sethuraman, and others. Not to forget, an occasional BMW ride or two.

 

Here are some real pictures to show what we mean...

That is how it looks like at night.

The hotel lobby...

Sleep like a King, or a Queen for that matter. The room will be double sharing.

Well, you are staying royally. Why not eat royally?

An occasional ride in the BMW, a beast of a car, to and fro the venue and hotel with some of the biggest stars the chess world has known? Sure! You're welcome. :)

IM Tania Sachdev to choose the winner...

The winner will be chosen by IM Tania Sachdev on July 24. [Photo: Lennart Ootes]

You can play the ChessMine Rapid and Blitz Tournament and stay in Taj for 3 nights [4th (Arrival), 5th, and 6th]. Winner of the Contest will be given a Double Sharing Room in the Taj, and BMW rides to and fro the venue (occasionally).

Rules of #chessmine contest:

After registering for the online blitz tournament below, simply tell us why you love chess in the second form below, and put up a status message on your Facebook saying 'Why you love chess' and use hashtag #chessmine.

 

The winner will be chosen by IM Tania Sachdev on July 24. The winner will get to stay in Taj for 3 nights [4th (Arrival), 5th, and 6th] during the ChessMine Rapid and Blitz Tournament in August 2017.

FREE Entry to the Online Blitz:

You can play the Kasparov Returns! Online Blitz on July 23 for free if you register for the main event (ChessMine Rapid and Blitz FIDE Rated Open 2017 to be held on August 5, 6, 7). If you have already paid the entry then the Online Blitz is free as well, of course. Tournament Page of ChessMine Rapid and Blitz in August 2017.

 

For players who have NOT registered to ChessMine Rapid and Blitz FIDE Rated Tournament, the entry fee is Rs.500.

Pay Entry Fee for Kasparov Returns! Online Blitz for Under-2200 players:

 

 

The last date to pay entry is 22nd of July 2017. In any case, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here.

 

The entries are restricted to below 2200 FIDE Classical Rated players. After paying the fees for the Online Blitz/ChessMine Rapid and Blitz, you just need to fill this form below. If you are a player who has already paid entry fees for ChessMine Rapid and Blitz in Bangalore, August 2017, you can register directly or after paying right now.

Fill this Form (Compulsory) for the Under-2200 Online Blitz

Fill this 4-Step Form to Participate in the #chessmine contest:

That is all, folks! Here are some rules to follow in the Kasparov Returns U-2200 Blitz Tournament:

Tournament Rules:

  • All the games will be checked by the server engine and by a panel of experts and if any player is found guilty of cheating then 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 case will move to the next rank.
  • The provisional standings will be displayed immediately after the end of the tournament but the final standings will be displayed within a week after all the games have been checked.
  • We request all the players to check your internet connection before the tournament. If poor internet connection is detected at the start of the tournament, then 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. You should go to play.chessbase.com and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click on the Free Download button.

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 from here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days. After you pay the entry fee mentioned above 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 23rd of July.

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 23rd of July, should be the same.

Tournament Rules:

  • All the games will be checked by the server engine and by a panel of experts and if any player is found guilty of cheating then 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 case will move to the next rank.
  • The provisional standings will be displayed immediately after the end of the tournament but the final standings will be displayed within a week after all the games have been checked.
  • We request all the players to check your internet connection before the tournament. If poor internet connection is detected at the start of the tournament, then 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.

Contact:

For registration queries contact:

Priyadarshan Banjan: +917338090690/chessmine64@gmail.com