Dharmik Talluri - Player of the Week

Dharmik Talluri – Player of the Week


Chess KLUB hosts weekly tournaments to provide a great amount of practical exposure to its students across the world. Let’s take a look at the winners of this week and some brilliant games they played.

Chess KLUB Open Tournament

On April 3rd, we had our Weekly Chess KLUB Open Tournament with 72 participants. Vivaan Bhatt was the Champion at this event with a wonderful score of 6 out of 7, followed by Adithiyaa Vasudevan with a score of 6 and Jethin Bastin in third place with a score of 6 as well.

Adithiyaa played an aggressive game against Jethin in the 4th round. The game began with the  Scotch opening, and the two exchanged their Queens early into the game. The two then exchanged all their minor pieces and rooks and moved the game to the end game. Adithiyaa gained a pawn in the end game, and Jethin created a passed pawn that he almost converted into a Queen. To avoid this formation of this passed pawn into the Queen, Adithiyaa’s Rook got trapped.

Adithiyaa thus resigned on the 42nd move making Jethin the winner.    

Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament

In our Chess KLUB Beginner Level Tournament, we had Vihaan Sri at the top of the winner list with a perfect score of 5 out of 5.

Vihaan played his most interesting game against our runner up Pranav Nair, who completed the tournament with a score of 5 out of 6. Vihaan opened the game with his g file pawn and won a pawn in the opening. The winning of this pawn allowed Vihaan to place his knight centrally. Pranav then blundered a bishop, making Vihaan a piece up. In the middle game, Vihaan brought his Queen out, threatening checkmate in one that Pranav missed, allowing Vihaan to become the winner of this match.

AvyG was our second runner up with a score of 3 points. 

Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament

In the Intermediate Swiss Tournament, we had 35 participants with Rishab Ghosh as the winner with 6 out of 7.

Rishab played an engaging game against our runner up Ishan Ghate, who had a score of 5.5 out of 7. The game began with the Caro Kann defence, with two exchanging their minor pieces in the middle game, and Ishan formed a rook battery posing a threat on Rishab’s king. Rishab then pinned Ishan’s Queen and knight and won the Ishan’s knight by putting pressure on the pinned piece.

Ishan then won Rishab’s knight by posing a serious pin as well. The two then exchanged their queens and moved to the end game. The end game was between the two kings and their pawns, and Ishan created a passed pawn. Ishan then won some of Rishab’s pawn, blocked his last pawn, and created a stalemate on the 53rd move, making this match a Draw.

In third place, we had Reyansh Bansal with a score of 5. 

Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament

In the Advanced Level Swiss Tournament, we had Adithiyaa Vasudevan at the top of our winner list with a fabulous score of 5.5 out of 6 games.

Joshith Vurimi, our runner up, with a score of 4.5, played a fantastic game against our champion. The game began with the Scotch Game, and the two exchanged their Queens in the Opening itself. The two then exchanged their minor pieces and Rooks and entered the end game soon with the kings and their pawns.

Adithiyaa created a passed pawn that he converted into a Queen but was unable to checkmate Joshith solely with his Queen and King, and the game ended as a stalemate on the 57th move.

In third place, we had Adhvik Manoj with a score of 4 points. 

Beginner Battle Arena

In the Beginner Battle Arena, we had Avy G as our champion with a fantastic win rate of 75%, followed by Vaibhav Lokeshwaran as our runner up with a win rate of 60%.

Our second runner up, Yatin, played a brilliant game against our champion. Yatin began the game with the Queen’s Gambit, and Avy became a piece up early into the game. The two exchanged their queens in the opening, giving Avy an overall advantage. This disadvantage forced Yatin to resign on the 14th move. 

Intermediate Battle Arena

Yajat Biyani was the champion of the Intermediate Battle with a win rate of 67%.

His most remarkable game was against our runner up Sabarish Kailasam, who had a win rate of 60%. Yajat Began the game with the Nimzo-Larsen opening, with both opponents castling on the Queenside in the opening. Yajat made a rook blunder in the middle game, making Sabarish an exchange up.

Rajat moved his Rook from the last file in the middle game, allowing Sabarish to give Yajat’s king a back rank checkmate on the 27th move.

In third place, we had Jethin Bastin with a perfect win rate of 100%. 


This week saw some exceptional results and applaudable games, and we hope to see the same every week.

Congratulations to all the Winners.