Grandmaster Basement Battle!

B C Chess Club

Event Overview

Grandmaster Basement Battle! 

OTB Tournament featuring GM Aleksandr Lenderman! (rated 2702)

A great tournament to warm up for the Circle City Open (FIDE)! 

Everyone will have a chance to play the Grandmaster!


$870 based on 33 Paid entries! 

Sunday 5/9/21

Preregistration 10 am - 10:45 am 

Round 1 starts at 11 am

4ss g/25 +5 (regular and quick rated) 

May Published Ratings Used


Pro (1801+) 

1st $210

2nd $150

3rd $90

Amateur (1800 and under) 

1st $150

2nd $90

top u 1601 $60* + mystery chess gift 

top u 1301 $60* + mystery chess gift 

top u 1001 $60* + mystery chess gift 

*4 players needed for each under prizes ($)

mystery chess gifts will be given regardless! 



$40 if paid by 5/2 

$50 after 5/2


$10 off your entry if you’re already registered in the Circle City Open (FIDE) 



FM IM GM = FREE (no deduction from prize) 

(NEW PayPal LINK!!!)

add $2 if paying through PayPal, to offset PayPal fee 

CC by phone or Cash on site is OK



Round times: 

Round 1: 11 am

(Lunch Break after round 1) 

Round 2:  1 pm

Round 3:  2:30 pm

Round 4:  4pm 


Bonus Blitz:

Rated Blitz Tournament Afterwards! (g/3 minutes +2 second increment) 

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

5 round double Swiss (10 games)

Open format 

$20 entry 

*** $10 discount if you played in the 4 round tournament ***

60% paid out, prized TBD  


GM Lenderman will play anyone in a blitz game after the tournament! 

Those that did not face him in the tournament will be given first priority!


TD may combine sections based on turnout

Capacity is 34 players

First Come First Served! Last Basement Battle sold out! 

Face Coverings Mandatory - please bring your own 

Food and Drinks at site ($)

You may bring your own food/drinks

No eating at table, drinks ok 

Bring sets, boards, clocks - limited supplies

Beginners and Scholastic players welcomed

USCF Membership required (please join / renew 48 hours in advance) 

USCF Rated

Top Board will be livestreamed

electronic devices must be off and put away, or facedown powered off on the table

no player may leave the playing site with electronic device while their game is in progress- subject to DQ

Please do not park on any grass! 


Separate GM clock simul + 1 hour lecture on Saturday, May 8th, entire session will last from 11 am - 3 pm ($40).

Info: call, text or email: 


This is at a residential address, in the basement.

Please feel free to visit our Facebook Page: 

B C Chess Club 



217 E Waterbury Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $870 b/on 33 paid
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

B C Chess Club
Phone: 13172866183

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