World Championship Race – Prizes

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

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

Place Prize
1 Chessbase 13 & chess24
2 Chess Op. 24/7 & Playchess
3 Chess Op. 24/7 & Playchess
4 chess24 & Chess Insider
5 chess24 & Chess Insider
6 Playchess & video of choice
7 Playchess & video of choice
8 Playchess & video of choice
9 Playchess & video of choice
10 Playchess & video of choice
11 ChessArena & Grünfeld video
12 ChessArena & Grünfeld video
13 Chess Insider & KID video
14 Chess Insider & KID video
15 Chess Insider & KID video
16 Chess Op. 24/7
17 Chess Op. 24/7
18 Chess Op. 24/7
19 chess24
20 chess24
21 Playchess
22 Playchess
23 ChessArena
24 ChessArena
25 ChessArena

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

 

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