Chess KLUB Tournaments – 15 to 23, August 2020

Weekly Online Chess Tournaments by Chess KLUB
Irving Chernev

Every chess master was once a beginner

Irving Chernev

Growth is not just the rebuilding of cells, but the capability to do better at things individuals do. Our weekly tournaments aimed at helping with this very growth. Hence, we bring to you the winners of the tournaments held between the 15th and 23rd of August and some of their incredible games.

Chess KLUB Open Battle Arena

On the 15th of August, we had the Chess KLUB Open Battle Arena Tournament where we had one hundred and seventeen participants take part and compete against each other for three hours.

The shining star at this event was Hemanth Samayamantri who played fantastic thirty-two games with a win rate of 81%. Hemanth’s most exciting game of the day was against our runner up for the day Ishant Gandikota. Although this game lasted only twenty- seven moves, the two opponents displayed exceptional skill.

Hemanth played an extremely attacking game and managed to create a potent attack on Ishant’s king in the middle game itself. This caused Ishant to resign on the twenty-seventh move. Although Ishant did not win this game, he played a marvelous twenty-six games and stood second at this event.

Jellybean followed in the 3rd place who played 24 amazing games.

Chess KLUB Beginner’s Battle Arena

On the 16th of August, we had the Beginner’s Battle Arena Tournament where we had forty-two students compete against one another over three hours.

The champion of the day was Ayush Sarraf who played an incredible nineteen games. The most remarkable game of the day was between Ayush and Vivan Sarraf. Both the opponents lost their queens to each other’s tactics causing Ayush to be an exchange up in the end game eventually.

After 32 moves, Ayush checkmated Vivan with two rooks on the first file. In the second position, we had Nela Bhotla, who played a beautiful nineteen games and the second runner up for the day was aswdyeet, who played a remarkable 26 games.

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Chess KLUB Intermediate Battle Arena

On August 16th we also saw the Chess KLUB Intermediate Battle Arena Tournament where 41 students competed against each other for three hours.

The star of the day was Sanjey Ramachandran who played a spectacular 20 games with an excellent win rate of 75%. His most exciting game was against our second runner up Vivaan Bhatt, who played a record-breaking 38 games.

The game started fairly equal until both sides made some mistakes and lost some minor pieces. Sanjey was a piece down in the middle game where he saw the opportunity of checkmate in one, which unfortunately Vivan missed, allowing Sanjey to win the game on the twenty-ninth move.

In the second place, we had Arav Singh who played a glorious 14 games.

Chess KLUB Advanced Battle Arena

Finally, on the 16th of August, we had the Chess KLUB Advanced Battle Arena Tournament.

The champion here was our master Advit Gupta who had an incredible win rate of 67%. His most impressive game was against our runner up Rintu Sarkar. On the 11th move, Advit tactically managed to give a pawn folk to Rintu’s knight and queen, allowing Advit to be a piece up.

This piece weighed its weight in gold in the end game, causing Rintu to resign eventually. In the third place, we had the splendid Samuel P, who had a fantastic win rate of 100%.

Chess KLUB Beginner’s Tournament

On the 19th of August, we had the Beginner’s Battle Arena, where we had 32 students battle over two hours.

The champion here was Pritish who played an incredible 10 games with a win rate of 90%. His most exciting game was against our runner up Ayush Sarraf which lasted for a beautiful 35 moves. Even though Pritish blundered his rook in the opening, he tactically managed to create a passer pawn in the middle game which eventually allowed Pritish to gain the queen and hence win the game.

Even though Ayush lost this game, he played an amazing seventeen games and was our runner up for the day with a win rate of 65%. Our second runner up for the day was Vivan Sarraf who played a remarkable 12 games.

“Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles.”

Garry Kasparov

Chess KLUB Intermediate Level Tournament

On the 19th of August, we also had the Intermediate Battle held for two hours, where we had forty-four students compete against each other.

Sanjey Ramachandran was the winner for the day who played a glorious 16 games with a win rate of 75%. His most spectated game of the game was against Shiven K Patel. The two opponents exchanged their queens in the opening itself, which was followed by some aggressive attack on each others’ pawns.

In the end game, Sanjey was a bishop up, even then Shiven and Sanjey were both able to make queens. Unfortunately, Shiven blundered his queen in the end game, making Sanjey victorious.

In the second place, we have vradharsh who played twelve games with a win rate of 92%, followed by Vivaan Bhatt in third place with a win rate of 56%.

Chess KLUB Advanced Level Tournament

Finally, on the 19th of August, we had the Advanced Battle held for two hours.

The champion was Hemanth Samayamantri who had a win rate of a record-breaking 100%. Hemanth’s most interesting game was against our second runner up for the day, Camilo Gonzalez, who had a win rate of 67%. Although this game was rather short, there was a sincere display of aggressive tactical skills. Both sides were continually trying to open up each other’s kings in the middle game; however, after 21 moves,

Hemanth successfully converted this attack into a win. In the second place, we had Advit Gupta, who also had a win rate of 100%.

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Conclusion

Week after week our students only bring us happiness and pride to our hearts by displaying such excellent performances, and as we come to an end of every week, we’re always eager to know about the surprises the next week has in store for us. Hence, we present to you the links to the tournaments of the following 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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