Ishan Priya – Champion of the Month

Chess KLUB allows students to explore their games practically, and our weekly tournaments help our students do just that. Let’s take a look at the exceptional games that took place this week and the brilliant winner board.

On 25th September, we had the much-awaited Chess KLUB September Championship, and Ishan Priya took this title home this month. Ishan had a score of 8 points across 9 rounds, and his best game was against the runner up Sabarish Kailasam, who had a score of 7 points.

Sabarish began this game with the Sicilian DefenseAccelerated Dragon Variation, and Ishan lost a minor pierce to a pawn fork in the middle game. Immediately after this loss, the two players exchanged their Queens, and as the game progressed, Sabarish fell for a Bishop fork on his King and Rook, and the position was now equal.

Ishan then made a passed pawn that Sabarish tried to stop but instead fell for a Rook pin upon his Knight and Bishop, after which he resigned. In third place, we had Adhvik Manoj, who also had a score of 7 points. 

On Sunday, we had the Chess KLUB Classic Arena Tournament with Nikitha Kanagaraj at the top of the winner list, who had a wonderful win rate of 77%. Nikitha played an interesting game against the runner up at this event, Jethin Bastin, who had a win rate of 89%. This game began with the Italian Game Opening, and Jethin exchanged his Bishop and Knight for Nikitha’s Rook, and Pawn Nikitha then posed a Knight fork on Jethin’s Rook and Queen and became an exchange up.

Nikitha posed an attack upon Jethin’s King and posed a Royal Fork on Jethin’s King and Queen. This forced Jethin to resign on the 22nd move. In third place, we had Vivaan Budhian with a win rate of 82%.

The Intermediate Battle Arena took place on Tuesday with Ishan Priya as the winner with an excellent win rate of 83%, and Ishan played an extremely engaging game against the runner up at this event Venkata Haricharish Maddeboina who had a win rate of 60%. This game also began with the Italian Game Opening, and both opponents posed attacks on each other’s Kings in the middle game.

Ishan managed to expose his King while using his pawns to strengthen this attack but which Venkata tried to take advantage of. However, with the help of us Rook, Ishan checkmated Venkata’s King on the 24th move. The second runner up at this event was Avyan Yeluguri, who had a win rate of 50%.

On Wednesday, we had the Weekly Classic Arena Tournament with Parv Parikh as the winner with a spectacular win rate of 86%, followed by Aariv Upadhyay with a win rate of 38% and Adithiyaa Vasudevan in third place with a win rate of 67%. Parv and Aariv played the best game of the event that began with Bishop’s Opening and Aariv won a pawn in the middle game.

This was followed by Aariv winning a piece and Parv posing a serious attack upon Aariv’s King. The attack was strong enough to drive Aariv’s King, which Parv used as an advantage to checkmate Aariv’s King on the 20th move. 

This week saw some nail-biting games making it a pure delight for everyone to witness these games. We hope to see similar results 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.