Fide Grand Prix Race – Prizes

Fide Grand Prix Race: Khanty-Mansiysk runs between the 15th and the 26th of May 2015, and has 10 prizes sponsored by Chess Tempo, a website dedicated to helping chess players improve their game!

5 one-year Gold memberships
5 one-year Silver memberships

Place Prize
1 Gold Membership
2 Gold Membership
3 Gold Membership
4 Gold Membership
5 Gold Membership
6 Silver Membership
7 Silver Membership
8 Silver Membership
9 Silver Membership
10 Silver Membership

Shamkir Chess Race – Winners

Shamkir Chess Race runs between the 17th and the 26th of April and has 10 prizes sponsored by Chessdom: 5 Chess Arena 1-year Premium Memberships and 5 Chess Insider April!

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Chess Arena P M Kiran N IN 33
3 Chess Arena P M Mounika A IN 32
2 Chess Arena P M Amir B IR 32
4 Chess Arena P M Bala C P D IN 32
5 Chess Arena P M Naditha A LK 31
6 Chess Insider April Sanket K IN 30
8 Chess Insider April Pradeep N IN 30
7 Chess Insider April Prakash D CA 28
9 Chess Insider April Alexander L RU 30
10 Chess Insider April Piotr W PL 29

Sprint Race 7 – Winners

Sprint Race 7 runs between the 1st and the 15th of April and is  sponsored with 10 one-year VIP memberships at ChessLive.com!

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 one-year VIP Amir B IR 32
2 one-year VIP Duncan V MT 32
3 one-year VIP Rui G PT 32
4 one-year VIP Ramadas S IN 31
5 one-year VIP Naditha A LK 30
6 one-year VIP Oliver I GB 30
7 one-year VIP Nico N TH 29
8 one-year VIP Serj B UA 29
9 one-year VIP Shashikant S IN 28
10 one-year VIP herbert z DE 28

Sprint Race 6 – Winners

Sprint Race 6 runs between the 16th and the 31st of March and has 10 prizes sponsored by Chess.com:

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Diamond Membership Prat D IN 29
2 Diamond Membership Aljoša T SI 27
3 Diamond Membership Vaidotas V LT 26
4 Diamond Membership Akbar P IN 25
5 Diamond Membership Amir B IR 25
6 Gold membership Prakash D CA 25
7 Gold membership Valera V UA 24
8 Gold membership Grant O US 24
9 Gold membership Jose V CL 23
10 Gold membership Serj B UA 23

Sprint Race 5 – Winners

Sprint Race 5 runs between the 1st and the 15th of March and has 10 prizes sponsored by Chess Evolution, who are sponsoring with subscriptions to their Top GM Secrets newsletter!

  • 1 one-year subscription
  • 2 six-months subscriptions
  • 3 three-months subscriptions
  • 4 one-month subscriptions

 

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 one-year subscription Herbert Z DE 36
2 six-months subscription Giridhar V IN 32
3 six-months subscription Prakash D CA 32
4 three-months subscription Serj B UA 31
5 three-months subscription Sanket K IN 31
6 three-months subscription Aljoša T SI 31
7 one-month subscription Vaidotas V LT 31
8 one-month subscription Bala C P D IN 31
9 one-month subscription Alexander L RU 31
10 one-month subscription Rahim S CA 31

Sprint Race 4 – Winners

Sprint Race 4 ran between the 15th and the 28th of February and had 10 prizes sponsored by Chess Tempo, a website dedicated to helping chess players improve their game!

5 one-year Gold memberships

5 one-year Silver memberships

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Gold Membership Naditha A LK 35
2 Gold Membership Nico N TH 35
3 Gold Membership Giridhar V IN 34
4 Gold Membership Herbert Z DE 34
5 Gold Membership Aljoša T SI 34
6 Silver Membership Prakash D CA 33
7 Silver Membership Vaidotas V LT 33
8 Silver Membership Piotr W PL 33
9 Silver Membership Kolluru P IN 33
10 Silver Membership Akbar P IN 32

Survey – Winners

We have now drawn the winners among the participants in our user survey. The 10 prizes consist of  fifteen-day Pro subscriptions with our sponsor Chess Openings 24/7! The winners, who will be contacted shortly, are:

Name Country
Ino S US
Vlad-Ionut S RO
Prakash D CA
Satish K IN
Vegard B NO
Udayak. U IN
Panos T GR
Marko V FI
Russell R US
Muralikrishna G IN

Sprint Race 3 – Winners

Sprint Race 3 ran between the 1st and the 14th of February and had 10 prizes sponsored by chess24!

3 one-year chess24 premium memberships

7 chess24 video series of choice

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Premium Membership Akbar P IN 36
2 Premium Membership Ramadas S IN 36
3 Premium Membership Josyula R IN 35
4 Video series of choice Naditha A LK 35
5 Video series of choice Börje P SE 34
6 Video series of choice Jan Z DE 34
7 Video series of choice Jernej S SI 34
8 Video series of choice Trevor I GB 34
9 Video series of choice Aljoša T SI 34
10 Video series of choice Nico N TH 34

Sprint Race 2 – Winners

The second Sprint Race ran between the 16th and the 31st of January and had 10 prizes sponsored by Chess Openings 24/7!

5 one-year Pro subscriptions

5 one-month Pro subscriptions

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 CO 24/7 (one year) Pradeep N IN 44
2 CO 24/7 (one year) Aljoša T SI 42
3 CO 24/7 (one year) Trevor I GB 41
4 CO 24/7 (one year) Piotr W PL 41
5 CO 24/7 (one year) Börje P SE 40
6 CO 24/7 (one month) Rahim S CA 40
7 CO 24/7 (one month) Scott C US 39
8 CO 24/7 (one month) Akbar P IN 38
9 CO 24/7 (one month) Kiran N IN 37
10 CO 24/7 (one month) Josyula R IN 37

Sprint Race 1 – Winners

Our first Sprint Race ran between the 1st and the 15th of January and had 10 prizes sponsored by Chessdom: 5 Chess Insider packages and 5 Chess Arena 1-year Premium Memberships!

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Chess Insider pack Piotr W PL 43
2 Chess Insider pack Ramadas S IN 40
3 Chess Insider pack Nico N TH 40
4 Chess Insider pack Kiran N IN 40
5 Chess Insider pack Amir B IR 39
6 Chess Arena P M Akbar P IN 39
7 Chess Arena P M Aljoša T SI 38
8 Chess Arena P M Serj B UA 38
9 Chess Arena P M Pradeep N IN 37
10 Chess Arena P M Naditha A LK 37

December Race – Winners

There were 20 prizes at stake in our December Race!:

10 Chess.com Master’s Bulletin 1-year subscriptions

10 ChessLive 1-year VIP Memberships

WINNERS

Place Prize Name Country Race Bonus Total
1 Master’s Bull. Piotr W PL 77 3 80
2 Master’s Bull. Kolluru P IN 71 3 74
3 Master’s Bull. Amir B IR 74 0 74
4 Master’s Bull. Vihar D IN 72 0 72
5 Master’s Bull. Serj B UA 71 0 71
6 Master’s Bull. Sanket K IN 71 0 71
7 Master’s Bull. Nico N TH 71 0 71
8 Master’s Bull. Akbar P IN 70 0 70
9 Master’s Bull. Naditha A LK 70 0 70
10 Master’s Bull. Kiran N IN 69 0 69
11 ChessLive VIP Matthew O US 69 0 69
12 ChessLive VIP Josyula R IN 66 3 69
13 ChessLive VIP Aljosa T SI 69 0 69
14 ChessLive VIP Rajarishi K IN 69 0 69
15 ChessLive VIP Bala C P D IN 64 3 67
16 ChessLive VIP Rahul S IN 67 0 67
17 ChessLive VIP Rahim S CA 66 0 66
18 ChessLive VIP Duncan V MT 62 3 65
19 ChessLive VIP Arya J IN 62 3 65
20 ChessLive VIP Mounika A IN 64 0 64

World Championship Race – Winners

The World Championship Race ran between the 8th and the 30th November and had 40 prizes to compete for!:

1 Chessbase 13 download (to be released soon!)

9 Playchess 1-year Premium Memberships

5 chess24 1-year Premium Memberships

5 Chess Openings 24/7 1-year Pro Memberships

5 Chess Insider Packages

5 Chess Arena 1-year Premium Memberships

5 chess24 video series of choice

2 c24 video series “The Grünfeld acc to Svidler”

3 c24 video series “Cutting Edge King’s Indian Def.”

WINNERS

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 ChessBase & chess24 Nico N TH 56
2 CO247 & Playchess Naditha A LK 55
3 CO247 & Playchess Per L SE 55
4 chess24 & Chess Insider Samir A AZ 54
5 chess24 & Chess Insider Sanket K IN 54
6 Playchess & video of choice Prat D IN 54
7 Playchess & video of choice Bala C P D IN 54
8 Playchess & video of choice Aljosa T SI 54
9 Playchess & video of choice Piotr W PL 53
10 Playchess & video of choice Gaddiel T US 53
11 ChessArena & Grünfeld video Kolluru P S IN 52
12 ChessArena & Grünfeld video Rajarishi K IN 51
13 Chess Insider & KID video Amir B IR 51
14 Chess Insider & KID video Rahul S IN 51
15 Chess Insider & KID video Rohit B IN 51
16 CO247 Matthew O US 50
17 CO247 Börje P SE 50
18 CO247 Chakravarthy R IN 49
19 chess24 Rimas P LT 49
20 chess24 Mehar R IN 49
21 Playchess Ravi T IN 49
22 Playchess Yoony K US 48
23 ChessArena Abhishek K IN 48
24 ChessArena Duncan V MT 48
25 ChessArena André M CH 47

Leaderboard Race – Winners

Our Leaderboard Race had 50 prizes, for a total value of more than 2,000 EUR (2,500+ USD)! The race was divided into two parts and each had it’s own prize pool. There also was an overall prize pool for those who performed the best over the full race.

PRIZES

10 Chess.com 1-year Premium Memberships

5 Chess Openings 24/7 1-year Pro Memberships

10 Chess Openings 24/7 1-month Pro Memberships

5 Chess Insider Packages

10 Chess Arena 1-year Premium Memberships

200 EUR at MarathonBet

 

WINNERS (Overall)

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 Chess.com Diamond Piotr W PL 132
2 Chess.com Diamond Gaddiel T US 113
3 Chess.com Diamond Prat D IN 111
4 Chess Op. 24/7 1-year Amir B IR 111
5 Chess Op. 24/7 1-year Heinrich B ZA 105
6 Chess Op. 24/7 1-year Rojina B IN 104
7 Chess Op. 24/7 1-year Nico N TH 102
8 Chess Op. 24/7 1-year Sanket K IN 100
9 Chess Insider Pack Ino S US 95
10 Chess Insider Pack Laurentiu N RO 89
11 Chess Insider Pack Grant O US 88
12 Chess Insider Pack Samir A AZ 88
13 Chess Insider Pack Börje P SE 87
14 Chess.com Platinum Duncan V MT 86
15 Chess.com Platinum Yoony K US 82
16 Chess.com Platinum Julio S US 81


WINNERS (Part 1)

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 50 EUR on MarBet * Piotr W PL 56
2 Chess Arena PM Nico N TH 40
3 Chess Arena PM Amir B IR 39
4 Chess Arena PM Prat D IN 38
5 Chess Arena PM Heinrich B ZA 37
6 Chess Arena PM Börje P SE 35
7 Chess.com Gold Sanket K IN 35
8 Chess.com Gold Gaddiel T US 33
9 20 EUR on MarBet * Yoony K US 32
10 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Ino S US 31
11 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Duncan V MT 31
12 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Grant O US 31
13 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Laurentiu N RO 29
14 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Jan Z DE 27
15 10 EUR on MarBet * Thorbjørn B DK 25
16 10 EUR on MarBet * Panos T GR 25
17 10 EUR on MarBet * Julio S US 24

* To win this prize you have to be eligible to open an account on Marathonbet. Read more

WINNERS (Part 2)

Place Prize Name Country Points
1 50 EUR on MarBet * Rojina B IN 82
2 Chess Arena PM Gaddiel T US 80
3 Chess Arena PM Piotr W PL 76
4 Chess Arena PM Prat D IN 73
5 Chess Arena PM Amir B IR 72
6 Chess Arena PM Samir A AZ 68
7 Chess.com Gold Heinrich B ZA 68
8 Chess.com Gold Sanket K IN 65
9 20 EUR on MarBet * Ino S US 64
10 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Chakravarthy R IN 63
11 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Nico N TH 62
12 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Laurentiu N RO 60
13 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Julio S US 57
14 Chess Op. 24/7 1-month Grant O US 57
15 10 EUR on MarBet * Naditha A LK 57
16 10 EUR on MarBet * Duncan V MT 55
17 10 EUR on MarBet * Scott C US 53

* To win this prize you have to be eligible to open an account on Marathonbet. Read more

Sinquefield Cup – Winners

For the Sinquefield Cup quizzes the prizes consisted of 10 ChessLive VIP Memberships, where you can sharpen your chess skills by solving hundreds of puzzles and playing against other players.Winners

PL. WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. Thorbjørn B Denmark 23
2. Vegard B Norway 22
3. Panos T Greece 21
4. Grant O United States 19
5. Jacob C Denmark 19
6. Balcácer B Mexcio 18
7. Kay Soon L Singapore 18
8. Elano M S Panama 18
9. Herbert Z Germany 17
10. Jake D Malta 17

Chess Olympiad Quizzes – Winners

The Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway was the biggest chess event of the year, and to celebrate this our quizzes had 50 prizes! This included cash prizes at Marathonbet, 1-year Premium Memberships on ChessArena, chess24 and Playchess.com, Chess Insider Packages, Chessbase Magazines #161 and seats in a 25’+5″ simultaneous event vs a GM on ChessArena.OVERALL

PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. All 3 Prem. Memb. + €50 on MB Jan Z Germany 49
2. All 3 Prem. Memb. ** José M C Spain 48
3. Insider, CB161, c24 Mob + €40 (MB) Thorbjørn B Denmark 46
4. Chess Insider Pack + €35 on MB Börje P Sweden 46
5. Chess Insider Pack + €30 on MB Sagar S India 45
6. ChessArena P M + €20 on MB Jacob C Denmark 44
7. ChessArena P M + €20 on MB Heinrich B S. Africa 44
8. Simul. vs a GM ** Garnik S Spain 44
9. Simul. vs a GM + €20 on MB Nico N Thailand 43
10. Simul. vs a GM + €20 on MB Crg K India 43

** Marathonbet does not accept customers from this winner’s country. Prize will be transferred to a future quiz.
A or B (MEN)

PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. Chess Insider Pack Jacob C Denmark 15
2. Chess Arena P M Giridhar V India 15
3. Chess Arena P M Christopher D Philippines 15
4. Chess Arena P M Crg K India 15
5. Simul. vs a GM Vigneshw. S India 14

 

A or B (WOMEN)

PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. Chess Insider Pack Larry G USA 15
2. Chess Arena P M Thorbjørn B Denmark 15
3. Chess Arena P M Elshan M USA 14
4. Chess Arena P M Ellisiv R Norway 14
5. Simul. vs a GM Costis S Greece 14

 

MATCH RESULTS, ROUND 1-6

2.Playchess P MPiotr WPoland13

PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. Playchess P M Jan Z Germany 14
3. Playchess P M Filinto T Portugal 13
4. Chessbase 161 José M C Spain 13
5. Chessbase 161 Janos O Hungary 12
6. Chessbase 161 Jacob C Denmark 12
7. Chessbase 161 Kay S L Singapore 12

 

MATCH RESULTS, ROUND 7-11

PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY PTS
1. chess24 P M Ravi T India 14
2. chess24 P M Rui G Portugal 11
3. chess24 P M Heinrich B S. Africa 11
4. chess24 Mobile P M Jan Z Germany 10
5. chess24 Mobile P M Börje P Sweden 10
6. chess24 Mobile P M Garnik S Spain 10
7. chess24 Mobile P M Kay S L Singapore 10

 

Sparkassen Chess Meeting – Winners

The prizes in the quizzes for the Sparkassen Chess Meeting are sponsored by chess24. They consist of their various Premium Memberships. The winners are:

QUIZ PLACE PRIZE WINNER
Round 1-4 quiz 1. 1-year chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Thomas T (Germany)
Round 1-4 quiz 2. 1-year chess24 mobile pr. memb. (app) Aleksander N (Israel)
Round 1-4 quiz 3. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) HS Y (South Korea)
Round 1-4 quiz 4. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Krzysztof Z (Poland)
Round 1-4 quiz 5. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Tristan C (Philippines)
Round 5-7 quiz 1. 1-year chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Stefan B (Malta)
Round 5-7 quiz 2. 1-year chess24 mobile pr. memb. (app) Duncan V (Malta)
Round 5-7 quiz 3. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Jan Z (Germany)
Round 5-7 quiz 4. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Heinrich B (South Africa)
Round 5-7 quiz 5. 3-month chess24 pr. memb. (site & app) Garnik S (Spain)

World Rapid & Blitz Quizzes – Winners

The prizes in the World Rapid & Blitz quizzes were made up of 5 Chess Insider Packages and 5 Chess Arena 1-year Premium Memberships.The winners were:

QUIZ PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY
Rapid Quiz Chess Insider package Vegard B Norway
Rapid Quiz Chess Insider package Robert K Poland
Rapid Quiz Chess Insider package Oleg B Russia
Rapid Quiz Chess Insider package Sreenivas V India
Rapid Quiz Chess Insider package Eko S Indonesia
Blitz Quiz Chess Arena memb. Bharat R India
Blitz Quiz Chess Arena memb. Abhishek M Oman
Blitz Quiz Chess Arena memb. Balcácer B Mexico
Blitz Quiz Chess Arena memb. Marcin T Poland
Blitz Quiz Chess Arena memb. Alejandro V T Spain

 

Norway Chess Quizzes – Winners

The prizes in the Norway Chess quizzes consist of 5 Premium 1-year Memberships at Playchess.com and 5 downloadable Chessbase Magazine #160:

QUIZ PL. PRIZE WINNER COUNTRY
Game result, rd 2-3  1. Playchess Memb. Scott C United States
Game result, rd 2-3  2. Chessbase Mag. Cristian F Uruguay
Game result, rd 4-6  1. Playchess Memb. Tanay H India
Game result, rd 4-6  2.  Chessbase Mag. Oliver S Malta
Game result, rd 7-9  1.  Playchess Memb. Alejandro V T Spain
Game result, rd 7-9  2.  Chessbase Mag. Matthew O United States
Final standings  1.  Playchess Memb. Rahim S Canada
Final standings  2.  Playchess Memb. Börje P Sweden
Final standings  3.  Chessbase Mag. Nico N Thailand
Final standings  4.  Chessbase Mag. Chandrash. D India

 

Gashimov Memorial – Winners

The prizes in the Gashimov Memorial quizzes consisted of 10 Premium 1-year Memberships at Playchess.com.  The winners were:

QUIZ WINNER COUNTRY
Group A main quiz, round 1-5  Sreenivas V  India
Group A main quiz, round 1-5  Alexander L  Russia
Group A main quiz, round 1-5  Heinrich B  South Africa
Group A main quiz, round 6-10  Saketh P  India
Group A main quiz, round 6-10  Harsh M  India
Group A main quiz, round 6-10  Herbert Z  Germany
Group B quiz  Kimmo T  Finland
Group B quiz  Duncan V  Malta
Group A Facebook quiz  Rohit B  India
Group A Facebook quiz  Ág N  Hungary

 

2014 Candidates Tournament – Winners

Round Prize Winner Country
Overall New In Chess subscription (1 year print & digital) Nico N Thailand
1-3 1.d4 Beat the Guerrilla’s Scott C USA
4-6 Sacrifice and Initiative Alexander L Russia
7-9 Tactics Time Harsh M India
10-12 Yearbook 109 Giridhar V India
13-14 1.d4 Beat the Guerrilla’s Eko S Indonesia

 

Zurich Quiz – Winners

Place Prize Winner Country
1. Mag: New In Chess subscription (1 year) Nizar L Qatar
2. Membership: playchess.com Premium (1 year) Magnus H Norway
3. Book: The Diamond Dutch Paolo Angelo G Philippines
4. Book: Techniques of Positional Play Piotr W Poland
5. Book: Tactics Time Eko S Indonesia

 

World TEAM Championship – Winners

Place Prize Winner Country
1. Software: Deep Fritz 14 Can Turkey
2. DGT chess clock Giridhar India
3. Book: 100 Endgames You Must Know Nizar Qatar

 

World Championship main quiz – Winners

Place Prize Winner Country
1. Magazine: New In Chess 1 year subcription Can Turkey
2. Software: Fritz 13 Chi Panama
3. Software: Rybka 4 Apratim India
4. Software: Junior 12 Paul Netherlands
5. Software: Pocket Fritz 4 Morteza Iran
6. Book: Vishy Anand: World Chess Champion Chris USA
7. Book: Magnus Force Murat France
8. Book: Steamrolling the Sicilian Pradeep India
9. Book: Techniques of Positional Play Marek Poland
10. Book: Chess Tactics from Scratch Piotr Poland
* We reserve the right to change a prize to another item of similar value.

 

World Championship daily promotion – Winners

Game Result Daily Prize Winner
2 Draw Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Dhiraj P
3 Draw Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Murat Y
4 Draw Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Radha Kr. D
5 Win Carlsen Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Bretislav B
6 Win Carlsen Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Miguel A
7 Draw Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Pradeep N
8 Draw Chess Arena monthly prem. acc. Gagan A
9 Win Carlsen Garry’s Choice 118, 117, & 116 Vinod T
10 Draw Garry’s Choice 118, 117, & 116 Andrew L