Yugam 2021 – South India’s largest techno-cultural magnum opus of Kumaraguru is back to swirl its charm this new normal, virtually!

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Yugam 2021 International Virtual Open Chess tournament 

Dr. N Mahalingam Chess Academy for the first time will be conducting a virtual tournament with a Total Prize fund of INR 1,00,000. The tournament is a part of the Founder’s day celebrations which is held in memory of DR. N .Mahalingam ayya. It will take place on a sunday 21st March 2021 between 7 PM to 9 PM IST. The tournament will be conducted on Playchess.com and will require the players to have a free playchess account along with a Laptop or desktop. Players will not be able to take part in the tournament using a handheld mobile or tablet. The games of the tournament will be streamed live on youtube with International Master Sagar Shah delivering commentary 

YUGAM 2021 

South India’s largest techno-cultural magnum opus of Kumaraguru is back to swirl its charm this new normal, virtually! 

Yugam is the place where ultimate opportunities meet enchanting minds. The Yugam-2021 is at the doorstep and it proves no situation can halt Yugam. The Yugam, which is one of the biggest techno-cultural sports fests in South India was inaugurated in 2013. Since then, every year Yugam never fails to bring joy, pleasure, excitement, enthusiasm, and nevertheless, it also brings in knowledge, understanding, hope, and rich culture among students from all over India. 

With over 15,000 participants from 150+ colleges every year, Yugam enables a huge platform for the students to showcase their incredible talents. The Yugam is the result of months of ideations, preparations, sacrifices, sleepless nights of the Kumaraguru students.  

Date: Sunday 21st March 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins + 0 sec increment

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: ₹100000

Venue: ChessBase India webroom (No software installation required, the tournament can be played only via desktop or laptop browser. Mobile or Tablet device is not allowed)

Chief Arbiter: IA Vivek Sohani

Tie-breaks

1. Buchholz Cut 1

2. Buchholz

3. Sonneborn-Berger

4. Direct encounter

5. The greater number of wins including forfeits

Details of the online tournament:

Main Prizes

PlacePrize
1st25000
2nd15000
3rd10000
4th6000
5th4000
6th3000
7th2000
8th1000
9th1000
10th1000
11th – 25th600 each

Best Women

1st3000
2nd2000
3rd1000
4th600
5th400

Rating Category: 1600-1899

1st1000
2nd600
3rd400

Rating Category: 1300-1599

1st1000
2nd600
3rd400

Rating Category: 1000-1299

1st1000
2nd600
3rd400

Best Unrated

1st1000
2nd600
3rd400

Age group – Under-9, Under-12 and Under-15

1st1000
2nd600
3rd400

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