Evasan Chettiar won the inaugural South Africa chess Arena bullet tournament that was held on Thursday 28th December 2017. The event which was hosted on the Lichess platform started at 1800 and 10 hrs and lasted an hour. Evasan Chettier finished the event with 33 points, which was just 3 points more than second placed Mo Bhawoodien
Mohamed Bhawoodien was in second place with 30 points. Corno Klaver finished in third place 27 points. The top non titled player was Mfundo Masiya. The total prize fund for the event was R1300.
What is remarkable about Chettiar’s victory in the event is that he was a last-minute entry. He sent the author a message on Facebook asking if registration was still open and this was 40 minutes before the event was due to start. It turned out to be a very profitable decision on his part to join the event.
Such was the excitement after the event that the players we already asking about win the next tournament will take place. It was agreed that the tournaments will be held twice a month.
We are already looking forward to the next edition of the South African bullet online chess tournament and we are sure it is not only going to be bigger but better as well. We already getting enquiries from other countries in Africa who wants to run their own additions of the Lichess bullet tournaments.
The next event will be held on 18th January 2018 and 2 February which will both be Thursdays. The starting times will once again be 1800 hours and the tournament will run until 1900 hours, All Central African Time (CAT).
Here is the link for the last Bullet tournament we had.