Prospectus

Tournament Prospectus Page

Cash Prizes for Rapid Tournament:

Main Cash Prizes and Category Prizes totaling to Rs. 4 lakh 50 Thousand
Special Prizes for Female players, Seniors, Juniors, and Schools

Format

Swiss System with 10 Rounds. Time Control: 15 minutes+10 seconds increment from move 1 for the entire game.

Tie-Break

While there is a raging ongoing debate about the tie-break system that is most fair to all the players, we firmly believe that ‘Most number of wins’ is not the best way to determine the fair winner of the higher prize. Therefore, we have gone back to the Buccholz tiebreak system, until a better system of breaking ties can be found. However, to determine the winner of the first prize, we shall have a Play-off.

Play Off:

  1. In the event of a tie for first place, a tie breaking playoff will be held to determine the winner of the first prize. A maximum of 4 players can be qualified for this play-off. The qualifiers will be determined by the best performance ratings of the tied players.The tiebreak will start at the end of the final round on Sunday August 6 2017. The organizers reserve the right to modify the time controls for the playoffs if time is insufficient.
  2. The playoffs will take place in the form of knockout matches. At least one arbiter will supervise each game, hence the normal Laws of Chess will apply.
  3. If 3 players are tied, lots will be drawn to see who does not play the first round. If 4 players are tied lots will be drawn to determine the opponents. The players draw for colour before the first game.
  4. Each match will take place as follows: 2 games of rapid play – 10 minutes + 5 seconds per move added (Fischer). If the score is tied after 2 games then 2 games of blitz – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move will be played with opposite colours from the first match. If the score is still tied a sudden death game will be played with obligation to win with white with the time control of 4 minutes + 2 seconds per move for white and 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move for black. Lots will be drawn just before this final game and the winner will choose his/her colour.
  5. The winner takes the Rs. 100,000 first prize. The loser(s) will have their prize money divided amongst the players with whom they are tied, including those who did not participate in the playoffs.

Entry Fees:

We believe that our tournament is not only for the elite players. This is for every player at every level. In future, we will endeavour to bring down the entry fee even further. The youngsters meanwhile have heavily discounted entry fees–our way to encourage them to play.

Pay Entry Fees by NEFT/RTGS (Send an Email to us after transferring):

Here are the bank details where you can transfer the entry fees:

Bank : Bank of India

Account Name : ChessMine Pvt. Ltd.

Bank Account No : 895320110000046

Type of A/c : Current

Bank Address : BTM Layout Branch, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

IFSC Code : BKID0008953

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Blitz Cash Prizes:

Main Cash Prizes and Category Prizes totaling to Rs. 1 lakh 70 Thousand.
Special Prizes

Tie-Break

Again, as we mentioned before, we would prefer to stick to ‘Buccholz System’ of tiebreaks. But there will be a play-off for the first place.

Play-Offs:

  1. In the event of a tie for first place, a tie breaking playoff will be held to determine the winner of the first prize. A maximum of 4 players can be qualified for this play-off. The qualifiers will be determined by the best performance ratings of the tied players.
  2. The tiebreak will start at the end of the final round on Monday August 7 2017. The organizers reserve the right to modify the time controls for the playoffs if time is insufficient.
  3. The playoffs will take place in the form of knockout matches. At least one arbiter will supervise each game, hence the normal Laws of Chess will apply.
  4. If 3 players are tied, lots will be drawn to see who does not play the first round. If 4 players are tied lots will be drawn to determine the opponents. The players draw for colour before the first game.
  5. Each match will take place as follows: 2 games of blitz – 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move will be played with opposite colours from the first match. If the score is still tied a sudden death game will be played with obligation to win with white with the time control of 4 minutes + 2 seconds per move for white and 3 minutes +
  6. 2 seconds per move for black. Lots will be drawn just before this final game and the winner will choose his/her colour.
  7. The winner takes the Rs. 100,000 first prize. The loser(s) will have their prize money divided amongst the players with whom they are tied, including those who did not participate in the playoff.

Entry Fees:

Again, keeping with our policy of making the event for players of all the levels, there is a flat entry fees. But if you want to play both the Rapid Tournament and the Blitz Tournament,…

Combined Entry Fees for both Rapid and Blitz:

Entry Fees: Entry fees are segregated on the basis of which tournament you would like to play. You can play both Rapid + Blitz, only rapid or only blitz.

Pay Entry Fees by NEFT/RTGS (Send an Email to us after transferring):

Bank : Bank of India

Account Name : ChessMine Pvt. Ltd.

Bank Account No : 895320110000046

Type of A/c : Current

Bank Address : BTM Layout Branch, Karnataka 560078

IFSC Code : BKID0008953

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Grandmaster Lecture on ‘Improve your Chess Rating Rating’ by Srinath Narayanan:

India’s 46th Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan will give a special 1.5-2 hours lecture on ‘Improvement in Chess

Srinath will additionally pair up with one of the visiting grandmasters and answer all the doubts of the players who want to improve their chess.Srinath is an accomplished player with numerous achievements to his credit. He is the former World Under-12 Champion, former three-time Asian Junior Champion, and has had students who have made a 200+ rating jump on a regular basis, at all levels.

What better chance to learn from a world-class grandmaster? Srinath has coached a set of chosen students who are rated between 1500 and 2450 in his repertoire until today, and ALL of them have shown 100-300+ jump in their ratings.The lecture will be held in the playing hall on Sunday after the Rapid Tournament finishes, and before the Prize Distribution Ceremony begins at 4.30 PM.

Pay Entry Fees by NEFT/RTGS (Send an Email to us after transfrring):

Bank : Bank of India

Bank Account No : 895320110000046

Type of A/c : Current

Bank Address : BTM Layout Branch, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Account NAME : ChessMine Pvt. Ltd.

IFSC Code : BKID0008953

Online Payment Methods:

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Accommodation & Transit for Outstation Players:

We want the players to note that even though we have not arranged accommodation for every player, we leave the choice in the players’ hands.

You can stay in the hotel of your choice which you can book via various online portals like OYO, FabHotels, Treebo, etc. in the areas of Yeshwantpur.

OYO Rooms is our Official Accommodations Partner. You can contact our Accommodations Manager Harshit Jain on harshit.jain1@oyorooms.com/+91-9001661853.

We hope you will participate and contribute your bit in making chess a financially powerful sport.

Regards,
Priyadarshan Banjan, Srinath Narayanan, Hinduja Reddy, and Likhit Chilukuri
(For ChessMine)


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For Further Details Contact:

For Titled Players:

GM Srinath Narayanan: [nsrinath2794@gmail.com (Preferably Email, as he will be competing in Europe in July)]

Others:

Roopal Chilukuri: +918217276344/+919986140486

Priyadarshan Banjan:  [chessmine64@gmail.com; +918848057156/+917338090690]

Email: chessmine64@gmail.com

For Sponsorship, Business, and Commercial Opportunities: banjanpriyadarshan@gmail.com