Sabarish Kailasam – Champion of the Week

Sabarish Kailasam - Player of the Week


Chess KLUB organizes weekly tournaments to allow students to display their skills. Let’s take a look at the winners of the past week and some of their exceptional games.

Chess KLUB Swiss Open Tournament

In the Chess KLUB Open Swiss Tournament, we had 72 participants, with Sabarish Kailasam as our Champion with a brilliant score of 6 out of 7.

Sabarish played his most interesting game against Adhvik Manoj, our second runner-up at the event, who also scored 6 out of 7. The game began with the Italian Game Opening, and Adhvik became a Rook up in the opening. In the middle game, Sabarish captured the f7 open, opening up Adhvik’s Kingside.

The two exchanged three minor pieces, and Adhvik tried to counter-attack Sabarish’s Kingside. In this process, Adhvik missed a checkmate and lost the game on the 37th move.

In the second place, we had Aaroosh Reddy with a score of 6 as well. 

Chess KLUB Weekly Open Regular Tournament

In the Chess KLUB, Open Regular Tournament held on Sunday, we had Sabarish Kailasam as our winner again with a fabulous win rate of 74%, followed by Sanjay Srinivas second place with a win rate of 70%.

The two played an engaging game in the final round. The game began with the Ruy Lopez Opening, and the two exchanged their Queens early into the game. The two then exchanged their minor pieces, and Sabarish had triple pawns in the end game, which was a disadvantage.

Sanjay’s king was active in the end game that captured alot of pawns, and Sanjay made a passed pawn. On the 56th move, Sanjay checkmated Srinivas with his Queen and King.

In third place, we had Reyansh Bhansal with a win rate of 50%. 

Chess KLUB Open Classic Arena Tournament

In Wednesday’s Classic Arena Open Tournament, Sabarish Kailasam was our winner for the third time in a row with an excellent win rate of 79%.

Sabarish played a very aggressive game against Rushil Karande, our second runner up who had an impressive win rate of 59%. The game began with the Caro-Kann Defense, and Rushil became a pawn up in the middle game. The two exchanged Queens in the middle game, and as the game progressed to the end game, Sabarish won a Bishop.

The two then exchanged their Rooks, and Sabarish then created a passed pawn that became a Queen. Finally, Sabarish checkmated Rushil’s king on the 51st move with his Queen and King. Vivan Sarraf was the second-runner up at this event with a win rate of 59%. 

Beginner Battle Arena

In the Beginner Battle Arena held on Friday, we had Aarav Patel in first place with a perfect win rate of 100%, followed by Manav Rajesh in second place.

Aarav played a marvelous game against Jayanth Pediredla that began with the Italian Game Opening. Aarav became a pawn up and won two minor pieces in the middle game, and the two then exchanged Queens. The two then exchanged their Rooks as well, and Aarav created a passed pawn.

Finally, Aarav checkmated Jayanth’s King on the 47th move.

Intermediate Battle Arena

The Intermediate Battle Arena held on Friday had Aarav Patel as the winner with an admirable win rate of 84%, followed by Parv Parikh in second place with a win rate of 59% and Sabarish Kailasam third place with a win rate of 69%.

Aarav played an intense game against Sabarish in the second last round. Aarav began the game with the Ruy Lopez opening, and Aarav became a minor piece up after the two opponents exchanged their Queens. The two then exchanged their Rooks, and Aarav made a passed pawn that he converted into a Queen. Finally, Sabarish resigned on the 67th move, making Aarav the winner.


This week saw some excellent games and a refreshing winner list. We hope to see similar results in the following weeks as well. 

Congratulations to all the winners.