Amina Abdulla – Champion of the Week

Amina Abdulla

 

The Chess KLUB weekly tournaments are a great opportunity for our students to exhibit their skills practically. Let’s take a look at the winners of the week and some of the most exceptional games that took place this week.

Chess KLUB Open Tournament

In the Chess KLUB Open Tournament, we had 66 participants with Sabarish Kailsam as our Champion with an impressive score of 6 out of 7.

Sabarish played his best game against Viraj Charizard in the last round. The game began with the Caro-Kann Defense and continued to be almost equal till Sabarish became a pawn up in the middle game. The two then exchanged their Queens and Rooks and entered the end game.

Sabarish then gained another pawn as well and had double pawns on the ‘a’ file. Sabarish then created a passed pawn that then became a Queen and Sabarish checkmated Viraj’s king on the 57th move.

In third place, we had Aarav Patel with a score of 5. 

Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament

On Sunday we had the Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament with Amina Abdulla at the top of the winner list with an incredible win rate of 67% followed by Vihaan Sri in second place with a perfect win rate of 100%.

Vihaan played an interesting game against Amina that began with the Italian Game Opening. Vihaan then became a pawn up in the middle game which was followed by Vihaan winning a minor piece as well. Vihaan then posed a serious attack upon Amina’s king with two of her Bishops.

The Queen then contributed to this attack and checkmated Amina’s King on the 13th move. 

Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament

In the Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament, we had 26 participants with Aarav Patel as the winner here. Aarav had a fabulous win rate of 92% Aarav played his most engaging game against our runner up Jethin Bastin who had a win rate of 86%.

The game began with the Italian Game Opening and the two exchanged their Queens and minor pieces early into the game. The two then exchanged their Rooks as well and entered the end game which was between the kings and pawns. Aarav created a passed pawn that then converted into a Queen. Aarav checkmated Jethin with his Queen and King on the 61st move.

Our second runner up was Ayush Sarraf who had a win rate of 56%. 

Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament

The Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament saw some brilliant games with the best game being between Sanjay Srinivas our champion and Vishnu Kannan our runner up.

Sanjay had a wonderful win rate of 81%  and Vishnu had a win rate of 64%. The game began with the Ruy Lopez Opening and Vishnu became a pawn up in the opening. Vishnu then gained a pawn and opened up Sanjay’s king in the middle game.

The two then exchanged their Queens and Sanjay posed a Bishop fork on Vishnu’s King and Rook. This gave Sanjay a huge advantage that caused Vishnu to resign.

In third place, at this event, we had Sanjey Ramachandran with a win rate of 54%. 

Beginner Battle Arena

In the Beginner Batte Arena, we had Vihaan Sri as our Champion with a perfect win rate of 100%.

Vihaan played his most engaging game against Akshaay Navaneeth which began with the King Pawn game. Vihaan gained a pawn in the opening and brought his Queen out early into the game and threatened a checkmate that Akshaay missed. This allowed Vihaan to checkmate Akshaay’s king early into the game. 

Intermediate Battle Arena

In our Intermediate Battle Arena, we had Sabarish Kailasam as our Champion with an excellent win rate of 70% followed by Havish Venkat with a win rate of 71% in the second position and Ishan Ghate in third place with a win rate of 60%.

Sabarish played an aggressive game against our runner up Havish Venkat. Havish began the game with the Sicilian Defense and Sabarish played the Alapin Variation. Sabarish became a pawn up in the middle game and the two then exchanged their Queens.

Sabarish then posed a pawn fork on Havish’s Knight and Rook that allowed Sabarish to become material up. The two then exchanged one of their Rooks as well and Havish blundered a Rook. All Havish was left with was his King and this led to a stalemate on the 58th move. 

Conclusion

This week saw some wonderful games and a fantastic winner list. We hope to see the same every week.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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Freuently Asked Questions.

Who is this Chess KLUB for?

Chess KLUB is for any one willing to learn the game of chess as a leisure activity or to take part in competitive chess.

What is the minimum age to be a student?

At Chess KLUB we accept students who are at least 5 years or older

What are the levels of classes that are available?

There are primarily 3 levels – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. In the Beginner level we teach the basics of chess, in the Intermediate level we teach Chess tactics and more…and in the Advanced level, we teach various Chess Strategies for the students to take their game to the next level.

How do I know which class I should opt for?

If you do not know chess, you will be at the Beginner level. If you already know chess, then we will assess where you stand and let you know which class you should opt for.

How many classes do you have per month?

At all levels, we will have 4 hours of coaching classes per month and 4 hours of optional practice sessions every weekend.

What is the duration of each class?

Each class is one hour

How does a typical class look like?

A typical class will have 6-8 students. The first 20-30 minutes will be mostly theory classes, followed by 20-30 minutes of game.

How soon can I join?

Once you’ve registered, we will let you know of your class start date. Usually happens within the first 10 days of registration or as part of a new batch, whichever is earlier.

Do you give homework?

Yes, this will depend on the level where you join. Beginners tend to have less homework and those in Advanced levels will have more complex homework/ puzzles to solve.

Is there a curriculum?

Yes, we do a follow a curriculum for each of the levels.

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