Vivaan Budhian – Champion of the Week

CHESS KLUB allows students to express their games practically every week through the weekly tournaments. Let’s take a look at the winners of this week’s tournaments and their games.

On 14th August, we had the Swiss Open Tournament where we had 60 participants with Aaroosh Reddy as the champion with a fabulous score of 6 points over 7 rounds. Aaroosh played an exciting game against the runner up Adhvik Manoj, who had a score of 6 points as well. The game began with the Vienna Game Opening, and Adhvik became a pawn up in the opening.

This was soon followed by the two opponents exchanging their Queens, and unfortunately, Adhvik blundered his Rook. Adhvik then fell for a King and Rook pin, which led to a back rank checkmate on the 25th move. The second runner up at this tournament was Advaith Rajesh, who had a wonderful score of 6 points.

At this tournament, we had Vivaan Budhian in first place with a brilliant win rate of 85%, with his most interesting game being against Sabarish Kailasam. Sabarish was the runner up at this event with a perfect win rate of 100%. Their game began with the Italian Game Opening with the Two Knights Defense variation.

As the game progressed, Sabarish became a Bishop up in the opening, giving Sabarish a massive advantage. On the 9th move, Vivaan missed a checkmate, making Sabarish the winner. The second runner up at this event was Jethin Bastin, who had a win rate of 75%. 

In the Intermediate Battle Arena, we had Parv Parikh at the top of the winner list with a win rate of 67%, with Parv’s best game being against the second runner up at this tournament, Ayush Sarraf who had a win rate of 62%. The game began with the Italian Game Opening, and Ayush became a pawn and a Knight up in the middle game.

This was followed by Ayush blundering his Queen on the 14th move, which gave Parv a huge advantage. This disadvantage forced Ayush to resign on the 14th move. In the second place, we had Sabarish Kailasam with a perfect win rate of 100%. 

In the Classic Arena Tournament held on Wednesday, we had Sabarish Kailasam in first place with a spectacular win rate of 78%, followed by Vihaan Sri in second place with a win rate of 71% and Parv Parikh in third place with a win rate of 50%.

The best game at this event was between Sabarish and Vihaan, which began with the Scotch Game, and the two exchanged a few minor pieces. In the middle game, Sabarish opened up Vihaan’s King and created a passed pawn on the ‘h’ file to pose an attack on the exposed King.

This attack increased when Sabarish used his Queen and Rook to increase this attack. On the 22nd move, the White Rook attacked the Queen while simultaneously threatening a checkmate. This forced Vihaan to resign on the 22nd move. 

This week saw some exceptional games and an outstanding winner list. 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.