Learning The Game of Life.

Join The Clan

At CHESS KLUB, we bring bright like-minded individuals who share our love for the game. Our goal is to create a friendly atmosphere where everyone can enhance their skills by playing against others with similar abilities. CHESS KLUB is an ideal training ground for young minds to improve and perfect their techniques.

With our expert mentorship, they soon discover their own game and develop a style that’s true to their personality.

That’s what we look to do at CHESS KLUB – help our students find a little bit of themselves.

Master The Game. And Maybe, You’ll Master Life.

In chess, they say every move must have a purpose. We believe that holds true for life too. The game of chess has the power to mold rational thinkers who have the unique ability to keep emotions aside and think strategically to conquer any obstacles life may throw at them. We want to help people to harness this gift and put it to good use in their lives.

We believe chess has the power to make the world a better place. In an increasingly divided world, the game of chess has brought 600 million people across nations, languages, gender, and religion together over 64 black and white squares.

Now, that’s what we call checkmate.

The Mission

Educate, train, and help students progress through various stages by providing an all-round enriching experience.

The Vision

Create the world's best chess eco-system to empower beginners master the game of chess and become better human beings.

“I Didn’t Make The First Move… Chess Did.”

Archana's Signature

Archana K

President, CHESS KLUB.

(CHESS KLUB is a division of KLUB VENTURES)


The story begins with my childhood. My father – a renowned Chess player in his day – introduced me to the game. With each passing day, I realized how the game was having a profound effect on my life itself. I was analyzing things more carefully, invoking various strategies, and ready to make smaller sacrifices in the hopes of reaching the larger goal.

I’ve come a long way since those wonderful days of playing chess with my father. Along the way, I met my life partner, Sudev Rajah, who turned out to be even more obsessed with chess than I was (if that was even possible). I’ve seen him develop and implement strategies that have paved the way for him, his team, his employers, his clients, and the world at large. With just one move at a time.

That inspired me to start this new adventure along with my husband. And in February 2019, the game began. We knew CHESS KLUB had the potential to positively impact society by teaching them the many life lessons it had taught us.

From our wonderful neighborhood of Fort Mill– we’ve now taken CHESS KLUB to 4 locations across the US and India – and we’re growing bigger each month. We thank all of you who have been a part of the journey so far, and we know that if we make all the right moves, CHESS KLUB could change the lives of millions of kids around the world, just like it did for me – all those years ago – as I sat at home, playing the game with my dad.

Every Game Has Its Own Rules.

The values we follow are what make us who we are. At CHESS KLUB, we follow a belief system that aligns with our vision and creates a safe environment for our students to thrive.


Respect for All

The game of chess is all about respect, and so are we at CHESS KLUB. We always treat our students and our team with the utmost respect.

Going Above & Beyond

We’re in the business of shaping young minds. Our team is always ready to go the extra mile to make the experience truly enriching.

Acting with Integrity

We believe our principles guide our path, and we are committed to always acting with integrity towards our team and students.

Being Patient

We know the game is long, and each one will get there at their own pace. We’re always ready to be patient and go as fast as our slowest learners.

Setting the Benchmark

We provide top-notch services, expert mentorship, and structured programs to ensure we’re the finest chess training academy.

Taking Over The Board… And The World

CHESS KLUB is currently active in 3 locations across US and India – Charlotte, Ballantyne, & Bengaluru. We’re also offering online chess classes for students from across the world. The plan for CHESS KLUB is to decisively grow our footprint in existing geographies while testing the waters in newer countries.

Fort Mill Chess KLUB

Shilpa Kamath Bhat

Begur, Bengaluru

"Great Place to learn Chess. Very good curriculum for all the levels..Awesome coaches ...My son is been going to the clasess from one month and can definitely see the improvement knowledge wise .His game is improved a lot..The only place where kids don't want to go home and continue to play the game."

Praveen Subramanian

Nobel Residency Road, Bengaluru

"Amazing chess Academy at BG Road,individual attention and process oriented academy ,fee structure is nominal and paid practice session available for non club members as well -Good job chess klub Team."

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