Saket Reddy- Champion of the Week

Saket Reddy - Winner of the Online Chess Tournament

CHESS KLUB allows students to explore their games practically at the weekly tournaments we host. Let’s take a look at the brilliant games that took place.

Saket Reddy was the Champion of our Weekly Chess KLUB Swiss Tournament, who had a perfect score of 7 points across 7 rounds, where we had 37 participants compete against each other. Saket played his best game against Nihal Tej Gundu, the runner-up at this event who had a score of 6 points.

The game began with the Sicilian Defense, and the two exchanged their minor pieces in the middle game. Nihal then blundered his Queen for a Rook, and Saket posed a severe threat after. Nihal resigned due to this disadvantage on the 23rd move. In third place, we had Kush Purohit, who had a score of 4.5 points.

Among the 28 participants that competed against each other, we have Adhvik Manoj at the top of the winner list with a fantastic win rate of 82%. Adhvik played an exciting game against Aadithiya Vasudevan, the second runner-up at this event who had a win rate of 54%, and the game began with the Ruy Lopez Opening, and the two exchanged their minor pieces and Queen in the middle game.

Adhvik then used his two Rooks to pose a severe attack upon Aadithiya’s King pushing Aadithiya’s King to the last rank. Adhvik then used this attack to win a Rook which forced Aadithiya to resign on the 27th move. The runner-up at this event was Nikitha Kanagaraj, with a win rate of 75%.

We had our Weekly Classic Arena Tournament on Wednesday, where we had Aariv Upadhyay in the first place with a record-breaking win rate of 100%, followed by Ishi Chaurasia in third place with a win rate of 20%. Aariv played his most interesting game against Ishi in the first round, which began with the Four Knights Defense.

Aariv became a pawn up in the Opening, and Ishi regained this pawn a few moves later, after which they exchanged a few minor pieces. Aariv posed a threat upon Ishi’s King, followed by a Royal Fork on Ishi’s King and Queen, which forced Ishi to resign on the 28th move.  

This week saw some exceptional games and a fabulous winner list. We hope to see similar results every week. 

Congratulations to all the winners.

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.