Criteria for Laptop to Chess Players Program
1. Title Holder ( IM, GM, IWM, IWGM) with rating above 2400 in Men Section & rating above 2200 in Women section should be eligible for the Program.
1a) Player should have crossed the required rating in the last Calendar year
1b) Players title has to be confirmed in the rating list or by letter from AICF or in official FIDE Document
1c) Player must have played at least 40 rated games in last 2 years.

2. All National and Asian Chess Champions will be eligible for Laptop Computer Program.
2a) The Championship should be organised by AICF or FIDE. Currently following tournament will be considered for this Program
2a1) National U-7, U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15, U17, U19, U-25, & National ‘B’ in Men & Women.
2a2) Asian U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, U-20 Men & Women
2a3) Only Champions (Gold Medal Winner) will be eligible for this Program.

3. All World Championship Medal Winners will be eligible for the Program.
3a) The Championship Should be organised by FIDE. Currently following tournaments will be considered for this Program.
3a1) World U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, U-20 and World Youth Olympiad.
3a2) Player finishing in top three (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Including Board Medals) will be eligible for this Program.

4. National Senior Championship & Asian & World events eligible for the Program.
4a) National “A” top 6 in Men & Women section will be eligible for the Program
4b) Asian Individual & Team Championship Medal Winner (Including Individual Board medal) will be eligible for the Program.
4c) World Chess Olympiad, World Team Chess Championship, World Chess Championship, World Cup medal winner (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal) will be eligible for this Program.

5. Any Other Candidate which Committee decides.
  • The Performances made during the year January – December 2012 will be considered.
  • Player should be below 30 years of age.
  • Player will be eligible for a contract once in three years.
Eligible Candidates are requested to contact us on the following numbers and email ids:- Aniket Wagle – 9028268847 Dilip Pagay (Hon. Gen. Secretary, MCA) – 9890576769 maharashtrachess@gmail.com mcacischess@gmail.com
List of Players to whom Laptops were awarded
Program was for Pune Players only.
1. GM Abhijit Kunte
2. WGM Swati Ghate
3. WGM Eesha Karavade
4. WGM Krutika Nadig
5. WGM Soumya Swaminathan
6. Amruta Mokal
Program was extended to CMCA Players.
1. IM Prathamesh Mokal
2. IM Akshayraj Kore
3. GM Vidit Gujrathi
4. IM Shardul Gagare
Program was extended to all Players from Maharashtra.
1. WGM Krutika Nadig
2. WGM Eesha Karavade
3. WIM Shalamali Gagare
4. IM Swapnil Dhopade
5. IM Vikramaditya Kamble
6. Aditya Udeshi
7. Prassana Rao
8. Ruch Pujari
9. WGM Soumya Swaminathan
10. Abhimanyu Puranik
11. Bhagyashree Patil
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