Crossword Rummy Challenge – Play Rummy Online and Win Free Books or Music CDs!

May 7, 2010 in association with Crossword Book Store today announced the launch of Crossword Rummy Challenge (CRC), an online rummy tournament where winners get free gift vouchers from Crossword Book Stores.

This is a great chance for all book and music lovers to show their skills in playing rummy online on and get a chance to win free gift vouchers. These free gift vouchers worth thousands can be redeemed against your favorite books, music CDs, stationery and more.

What is Crossword Rummy Challenge Tournament?

“Just like in IPL T20 Cricket there are qualifier rounds, semifinals and finals. Teams getting higher points move to the semifinal and finals based on a knock-out competition and finally the winning team emerges.

Similarly the CRC Tournament follows the T20 cricket format. Players join qualifier rounds over the month and the Top players in each tournament qualify for the finals. In the finals, a single knockout tournament is played and there emerges a final winner.” explained Mr. Sachin Uppal, Marketing Director, Rummy Game and Tournament Schedule

Rummy is a traditional Indian skill game just like Cricket, Chess, Pool etc. Online Rummy Tournaments are a new concept in the Indian market and it’s catching up fast. Players can setup a free account and play against their friends, families or thousands of players across India, sitting from the comforts of their homes or offices and win prizes!

  • Free Qualifier Rounds – 7th May 2010 – 27th May 2010
  • Daily Tournament timing – 1 PM and 6 PM
  • Finals – Sunday, 30th May 2010, 3 PM

All willing participants can check their website by logging on to


Online Rummy – New Face of Social Indian Games!

January 22, 2010

Pioneers in offering Rummy online, goes Social with new interaction features and the company promises a complete social roadmap ahead. With over 1 Lakh players, Rummy is becoming the New Face of Social Indian Games.

The love affair between Indians and card games spans all demographics right from working men playing in subways and buses, housewives playing at social parties, middle aged and retired men playing in social clubs, to friends and families playing on weekends. The growth and popularity of social networking and interaction websites like Facebook and Orkut has altered significantly the shape of the worldwide online games industry. Connecting through games is the new paradigm in online entertainment. is undoubtedly beginning to transform the future of the Indian games industry with the introduction of its latest Social Interaction features. The latest features include Personalized Player Chat, Private Rummy Invitations and the ability to create your own Rummy Circle. With these new features and many more to come, is revolutionizing the online skill games space with a new face.

Watch How to build Rummy Circle Video

“We have managed to bring over 1 Lakh Indian Rummy players together in just 9 months of our BETA launch. This has helped emerge as India’s favorite Online Rummy site. We aim to offer entertaining and engaging game play in local Indian games of skill where people can connect, play and win cash prizes too.” said Mr. Sachin Uppal,’s, Marketing Director.

Furthermore, Mr. Trivikraman Thampy, CEO, addressed the legality of the website by mentioning that “All games offered on have been expressly approved as skill games by the Hon. Supreme Court of India. Rummy was deemed to be a game of skill in 1968. The card distribution methodology used by has been certified by the prestigious ‘I Tech Labs’, Australia.”

Mr. Thampy continued, “Seeing the popularity of’s Rummy on popular social networking sites like Facebook , Twitter and Orkut we will launch a Rummy Application on social networks soon.” offers unlimited free rummy games, 24×7. The biggest hit among the Indian audience is their premium version of rummy starting at just Rs. 25. To build your own Rummy Circle and be part of this new phase of Social Indian games, log on to – 3 Lakh in Cash Prizes, 15K LIVE Tournaments, 1 Lakh Seats

January 1, 2009, India’s 1st Online Tournaments Portal

has hosted over 15,000 LIVE Tournaments with over 1,00,000 Seats for players and given out over Rs. 3 Lakh in Cash prizes!

Online Games industry is so hot amidst recession and job lay-offs that daily over 1 Lakh online users visit Indian online games portals like,,,, and more. On the online games front, recently India has seen various companies running championships and tournaments, however, only hasIndia’s 1st and the most unique knock out tournament format where they host LIVE tournaments everyday and give out daily cash prizes.
In the recent past thousands of players across India have joined and players have started playing their favourite games of online chess and online rummy non-stop. It’s so exciting to play on because there are limited seats and real cash prizes as give aways. The best part is the knock out tournaments format which gives the feeling of playing next to each other, like people play social community games.
The uniqueness lies of lies in the knockout tournament format which is identical to the skill-based competitions like Wimbledon, T-20 Cricket and French open tennis tournaments. Winners in one round move to the next round and so on till a final winner emerges. This allows players to match wits at multiple skill levels in fast paced competitions where winners earn actual cash prizes. Games focus less on manual dexterity and more on mental challenge, while at the same time requiring quick reaction and decision making.
I recently came across this article where Zapak Corporate Gaming Championship was held and over 4500 corporates and 50 organizations participated. The final participants included executives from Mindshare, Convergys, Hotel Le Meridian, Hotel Grand Hyatt, ICICI Prudential, NIIT, WNS Global Services, Group M, Aricent Technologies, Indigene Lifesystems, Cambridge Solutions, Mindtree, Hotel Royal Orchid Orchidaceae , Sparsh, Taj Wellingdon and Mindshare, across cities. It was full of fun and excitement and people took a deserving break from the mundance work routine and this also strengthened the social fiber of corporate bonding amongst employees.
The only dampner was was that people won some Holiday packages, Shirts, Flash Drives, Game CDs and Game Packs…un-fortunately no one still knows what to do with those packages and prizes. Also, why should you be given some gift and all if you can get real cash prizes and decide what you want to do with that cash. May be you want to Travel and you got a stupid flash drive, what on earth are you going to do with it? Another thing to look at is, you spent so much of your valuable time and what did it result in, some coupons and vouchers???
India’s 1st Online Tournaments Portal, offers real cash prizes for daily online tournaments in fast paced games like Online Chess Tournaments and Online Rummy Tournaments with monthly Cash prizes over Rs. 1 Lakh! I was super impressed by the way they have been hosting daily tournaments and the tournaments are joined by people all across India. They have done a fantastic job in reviving the social fibre of community games in a multiplayer knock out tournament format.

ICA and successfully host 4th Annual Chess Championship 2008 in Bangalore

December 15, 2008

Mr. Sushruta Reddy, National Arbiter and Secretary, Innovators Chess Academy in association with hosted the 4th Annual ICA Rapid Chess Championship 2008 and the 3rd Innovators Chess Academy Inter-School Chess Championship on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti in Bangalore.

The ICA Championship 2008 saw a massive response with nearly 350 players participating from the south of India including Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore and neighbouring cities. There was enthusiastic participation from people of all age groups. The open chess tournament saw a very strong response with the veterans and cream of the top talent participating.

Mr. Sushruta Reddy who is the ex. Jt. Secretary of United Karnataka Chess Association and a chess coach and founder of the Innovators Chess Academy has been a very active arbiter and a strong proponent of promoting the skill based game of chess and taking it to the masses. In recent times, people have shown active interest in participating in a completely new online blitz chess tournament model where people can play online tournaments for cash prizes and the game of chess is now spreading to the masses. was the official sponsor for the ICA Championship 2008 where Mr. Reddy himself is an active player. Mr. Bhavin Pandya, co-founder and managing director of said, “We have an active association with Mr. Sushruta Reddy right from the starting days of and he has been an active player and a strong contributor to the development of the chess game on our website. We offer online chess and rummy tournaments catering to the needs of the Indian gaming enthusiast. When Mr. Reddy approached us with the opportunity for being part of ICA Championship, we were very enthusiastic and immediately confirmed our support in his noble initiative to expand chess tournaments in the southern part of India. “

Rahul Shandilya won the ICA Open Chess Championship 2008 when he defeated R Nagesh in the final round. Although Rahul tied with K.V.Sripad for the first place with 5.5 points apiece, the former finished ahead due to a higher tie breaker score.

About – is an Indian online games start-up founded by a group of entrepreneurs from IIT and IIM who have seen both eastern and western cultures and wish to bring the spirit of local Indian games to the masses. is India’s first and only online games company to run daily skill based competitive tournaments with real cash prizes in rummy and chess.

About Innovator’s Chess Academy – Innovator’s Chess Academy (ICA) is one of the premier and most Active Chess Organizations in Bangalore. The Academy has organized nearly 50 Chess Tournaments since early 2005 besides providing Coaching to children in various parts of the City. The Academy also enjoys strong support from the United Karnataka Chess Association (UKCA). ICA founded by Mr. Sushruta Reddy, and supported by Vice Presidents, Mr. Durgesh and Mr. Karthik Shetty has now branched to Muscat and Oman.

List of Winners for ICA Chess Championship 2008

ICA Open Chess Championship
1st Place Rahul Shandilya (5.5 pts)
2nd Place K.V.Sripad (5.5 pts)
3rd Place R.Nagesh (5 pts)
4th Place Prachura P.P (5 pts)
5th Place Vinod V (5.5 pts)

ICA Under 7 Chess Championship (Boys)

1st Place: Vasishta (7 pts)
2nd Place: Avinash Raj (6 pts)
3rd Place: J Ashwin (5.5 pts)
4th Place: Prajwal Shet (5 pts)

ICA Under 7 Chess Championship (Girls)
1st Place: Ojasi Gopikrishna (4 pts)
2nd Place: Sai Bhavana (3 pts)
3rd Place: Tanisha Dighe (2 pts)
4th Place: Smrithi Suresh (2 pts)
5th Place: Pritha Jaipal (2 pts)

ICA Under 9 Chess Championship (Boys)
1st Place: L.S.Prabhanjan (6 pts)
2nd Place: Dushyanth Raju (5 pts)
3rd Place: Sanjeev (5 pts)
4th Place: T.Vikas (5 pts)
5th Place: Sachin Jajoo (5 pts)

ICA Under 9 Chess Championship (Girls)
1st Place: Prannita (6 pts)
2nd Place: Sharanya (5 pts)
3rd Place: Hanan Rouf (5 pts)
4th Place: H.K.Aditi (4.5 pts)
5th Place: Srishti Moorthy (4 pts)

ICA Under 11 Chess Championship (Boys)
1st Place: Arjun Govind (6 pts)
2nd Place: L Manas (5.5 pts)
3rd Place: Vijeth T.A.(5 pts)
4th Place: Chirag Ramesh (5 pts)
5th Place: R Parthasarathy (5 pts)

ICA Under 11 Chess Championship (Girls)
1st Place: T C Meghana (4 pts)
2nd Place: V Srilakshmi (3 pts)
3rd Place: Priyanka Bharadwaj (3 pts)
4th Place: Namratha G.M. (3 pts)
5th Place: Amrita Narayan (2.5 pts)

ICA Under 13 Chess Championship
1st Place: Sudhanshu Nath Mishra (5.5 pts)
2nd Place: Goutham S (5 pts)
3rd Place: Srikanth S (5 pts)
4th Place: V Uttej (5 pts)
5th Place: Sindhu Shekar (4.5 pts), Girls 1st Place

ICA Under 15 Chess Championship
1st Place: Augustine (4 pts)
2nd Place: K.S.Harikrishna (3 pts)
3rd Place: B S Swarnesh Rao (3 pts)
4th Place: Pallavi Bharadwaj (3 pts), Girls 1st Place
5th Place: Amrita Suresh (2.5 pts), Girls 2nd Place

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Trump Tournaments – Win Rs. 1 Lakh only at India’s 1st Online Tournaments portal

July 24, 2008

The online games space is set to see more fun and excitement with announcing the New Trump Tournaments in rummy and chess. These tournaments will have real cash prizes up to Rs. 1 Lakh. This is happening for the 1st time in India!

Expanding its tournament offerings, today announced the all NEW Trump Tournaments series 24×7. offers fast paced competitive games like Online Chess and 13 Card Online Rummy.

“Keeping in mind the company’s philosophy to offer online tournaments 24×7, we have launched the New Trump Tournaments. Now players can log on to at any time and play their favourite game of Chess or Rummy in a fast paced tournament format. There is up to Rs.1,00,000 to be won in cash prizes every month at As an introductory time offer all players can Play Free Online Games and win cash prizes on” said Mr. Sachin Uppal, the Marketing Director of

“Looking at the success of our existing Jhatpat Tournaments, we will continue to run them and they will be our key customer building strategy. This success has also given us the confidence to expand our tournament offerings for existing players and to provide them a platform 24×7 where they can enjoy their games whenever they want.” continued Mr. Sachin Uppal.

“I am very excited with the expansion of our real-cash prize tournaments. The launch of New Trump Tournaments is going to help us provide our customers with their favourite online games of rummy and chess 24×7. This will help us enhance relations with our existing customers, while building new relations.” said Mr. Bhavin Pandya, MD,

“ looks forward to change the way Online Games are played in India and we are proud to be the 1st Indian Online tournaments portal.” concluded Mr. Bhavin Pandya.

– End – is India’s 1st online tournament company. Founded by a group of entrepreneurs from IIT and IIM backgrounds, is set to bring the Indian competitive spirit in online games by offering real cash prize tournaments.

Jhatpat Tournaments – Play Online Games 24×7

July 24, 2008

India’s 1st Online Tournaments Portal

Exciting new Indian online games group has announced the launch of its New Jhatpat Tournaments in Online Rummy and Online Chess. Though fairly innovative online gaming models have made their way into the Indian market in recent times, there is none yet to match the latest entrant offers exciting fun filled skill based competitive gaming. They have added two very unique dimensions to the space of competitive gaming. First, all their games are played in a knock-out tournament format adding a level of excitement to online games not yet seen in the Indian space. Even more significantly, they are the first and only online games site to offer and payout real cash prizes to their tournament winners.

Recently they launched an online real cash tournament campaign called Jhatpat Tournaments. These tournaments were launched with a Jhatpat Tournament funny teaser Video, 1 day before and received an over whelming response.

Details about JHATPAT Tournaments – With these tournaments, have launched what can only be summarized as a “cash prizes to all” campaign. Jhatpat tournaments are fun and fast-paced competitions with real cash prizes paid out and No Entry Fee! Tournaments are offered on a daily basis at pre-fixed times with registration for these tournaments often closing in seconds. There are over 100 Jhatpat Tournaments a month with up to Rs. 30000 in cash prizes offered every week.

At, in addition to cash prizes in the daily free online rummy tournaments and free online chess tournaments, top players qualify for the weekend MEGA Tournament with Rs 10000/- in cash prizes. In sum, over Rs. 1.5 Lakhs is being given out in cash prizes in the Jhatpat tournaments and the best part is there are no entry fees! Keep on competing! Keep on Winning real cash prizes!1 m

– End – is an Indian online games start-up, founded by a group of entrepreneurs from IIT and IIM backgrounds, who have seen both eastern and western cultures are bringing the competitive spirit to win cash prizes in local Indian games to the masses. is India’s first and only online games company to run daily skill based competitive tournaments with real cash prizes in online rummy and online chess.