Rishi Nair – Champion of the Week

Rishi Nair - Player of the Week

Chess KLUB allows students to explore their games practically through the weekly tournaments we host. Let’s take a look at this week’s winner list and the exceptional games that took place.

On the 18th of September, we had the Chess KLUB Swiss Open Tournament, where we had Rishi Nair as our champion with a perfect score of 7 points over 7 rounds. Rishi played his best game against the second runner up at this event, Saket Reddy, who had an excellent score of 5 points. The game began with the Queen Pawn Opening, and Rishi won a pawn in the middle game.

As the game progressed, Saket made a knight blunder, giving Rishi a further advantage which he used to pose an attack on Saket’s King. Although the attack was strong, Saket managed to exchange Queens, and in the end game, Rishi was a Bishop and a few pawns up. Rishi then created a passed pawn that became a Queen and checkmated Saket’s King on the 55th move. In the second place, we had Paarth Chowdhary, who had a grand score of 5.5 points. 

The Chess KLUB Classic Arena Tournament was held on Sunday, where we had Adhvik Manoj in first place with a spectacular win rate of 85%, and he played his most interesting game against the runner up at this tournament, Aadithiya Vasudevan, who had a win rate of 73%. The game began with the Two Knights Defense version of the Italian Game Opening, and the two players exchanged their Queens early into the game.

As the game progressed, Adhvik trapped Aadithiya’s Knight, making him a piece up. Aadithiya then exchanged a Rook for a Bishop, giving Adhvik a further advantage. This advantage forced Aadithiya to resign on the 31st move, making Adhvik the winner. In third place, we had Advit Gupta with a win rate of 75%.

The Intermediate Battle Arena was held on the first day of the week, with Parv Parikh leading the winner chart with a perfect win rate of 100%. Parv played his most exciting game against Avyan Yeluguri, the runner up at this event, who had a win rate of 88% in the last round.

The game began with the Giuoco Piano variation of the Italian Game Opening where Parv posed a Knight and Queen pin with his Bishop, which allowed him to open up Avyan’s Kingside. Parv then brought his Queen to strengthen this attack and checkmated Avyan’s King on the 10th move. The second runner up at this event was Aarush Vasanthakumar, who had a win rate of 33%. 

The Weekly Classic Arena Tournament was held on Wednesday where we had Aariv Upadhyay in the first place with a wonderful win rate of 55% followed by Vishnu Kannan in second place with a win rate of 67% and Aadhithya Anandaramakrishna in third place with a win rate of 60%.

The most spectated game at this event was played between the champion and the runner up and this game began with the Queen Pawn Opening. Vishnu won a pawn in the opening followed by an exchange of a Bishop and Knight for Aariv’s Rook.

In the middle game, Vishnu blundered a Rook and then fell for a Queen and Rook pin posed by Aariv’s Bishop. This major disadvantage forced Vishnu to resign on the 21st move. 

This week saw an amazing winner list and 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.