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Amardeep Bartakke Held, Lead Narrows to Seven 15 year old, Malay Krishna (ELO 1520) caused a minor flutter in round 4 of SBI Life Chess Festival of Russia FIDE Rating Chess Tournament by holding the 3rd seeded Amardeep Bartakke (ELO 2049) to a draw. Such was the solidity of play by Malay from the...
Published: November 07, 2017

The round 2 results of SBI Life Chess Festival of Russia FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which is in progress here at Cultural Centre of Russia went on expected lines as seeded players sailed through against their opponent. On table 1, former National B champion, FM Sajandas Joshi (ELO 2120) played a...
Published: November 07, 2017

Pratik Kunder Holds Tejas Joshi 6th seeded Tejas Joshi (ELO 1762) survived a major scare and was lucky to get away with a draw against 13-year old Pratik Kunder (ELO 1035) in the inaugural round of SBI Life FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which got underway here at Russian Cultural Centre.  Pratik...
Published: November 06, 2017

It's back to vintage chess at Mumbai as the 5th edition of SBI Life Chess Festival of Russia kicked off at the sprawling terrace of Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Peddar Road. This 9-round tournament has attracted a total of 108 players including 65 FIDE Rated players. The tournament has a...
Published: November 05, 2017

What is the probability of a player winning a tournament who is rated around 1000 ELO below than the top seed? Well, one cany say as difficult as finding a needle in a haystick!  However, miracles do happen or much better the triumph of mind! This is what exactly happened at the first edition of...
Published: March 13, 2017

Indian Chess School takes pleasure in inviting the players (with a valid FIDE ID) for a unique tournament by GoldChess (www.goldchess.com) on 11 March 2017 at 20.00 hours at Don Bosco High School, Off. Link Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai - 400091.   The GoldChess representative for this tournament is...
Published: March 06, 2017

Don Bosco High School, Matunga is better known for its prowess in football tournaments by winning countless titles at the inter-schools and shadows the performance of their team in other discipline. However, their chess team proved equal in the task by winning the Mumbai Inter-School Chess...
Published: March 01, 2017

2nd seeded V S Raahul of Tamil Nadu and Smaraki Mohanty of Odisha were crowned as 'Champions' of SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2016! In an eventful last round, Raahul defeated top-seeded Ameya Audi of Goa to win the championship with a score of 9.5/11. Raahul was not required to...
Published: November 11, 2016

Y Chakravarthy of Andhra Pradesh threw the SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship wide open with a win over CM Aditya Mittal in the penultimate round of the championship at Thakur College of Science & Commerce. In a crucial encounter, CM Aditya Mittal, who at one stage was cruising at...
Published: November 11, 2016

Chess is a cruel game! At one moment you are sitting pretty at the top, looking invincible, beating everybody and suddenly the juggernaut halts as your opponents target you. This is precisely what CM Aditya Mittal of Maharashtra must be experiencing. The kid was first to speed off the blocks and...
Published: November 09, 2016

10-year old, CM Aditya Mittal of Maharashtra has taken sole lead with a full score of 7 points after as many rounds in SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship in progress here at Thakur College of Science & Commerce, Kandivali. In just concluded 7th round, 4th seeded Aditya defeated his...
Published: November 08, 2016

With a rating of 2089, Ameya Audi of Goa is the top-seeded player of SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2016. However, the young talented lad did not have a smooth ride as he was held to a draw in round 3 by Kedar Morvekar. Perhaps, such drawback ignites a top player and this was...
Published: November 08, 2016

One of the promising youngster in Mumbai circuit is Jeet Shah. This 09-year old boy from Goregaon is the reigning State Champion and has the potential to become a titled player. His talent was once again evident in round 3 of SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship in progress here at...
Published: November 08, 2016

The lead in the SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship has narrowed down to 9 players who are leading the field with as many points at the end of round 4. The charge is lead by CM Aditya Mittal, Rajesh Upadhyay, Smaraki Mohanty, Vedant Panesar, CM Raahil Mullick Omkar Kadav, Ajinnkya...
Published: November 08, 2016

In our news flash we had a special mention of Raahil's 2nd round crushing victory over 2nd seeded Raahul! In a scintillating display of attacking chess, Raahil sacrificed two pawns in the opening to initiate an attack on Raahul's King and culminated it with a beautiful Rook sacrifice on move 25 to...
Published: November 07, 2016

The dominance of youngsters continued at SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship 2016 as 10-year old, Jeet Shah scored an upset win seasoned 9th seeded Sanjeev Nair to join the leaders at the end of Round with a full score. In reply to Jeet's king pawn opening, Sanjeev opted for the...
Published: November 07, 2016

It was cheers for host Maharashtra as 10-year old, Candidate Master Raahil Mullick created the biggest upset by defeating 2nd seeded V S Raahul of Tamil Nadu in round 2 of SBI Life 5th National Amateur Chess Championship in progress here at Thakur College of Science & Commerce. In a scintillating display...
Published: November 07, 2016

With a view to encourage players and make the events interesting, we award various prizes during the event and one such concept is 'Best Game' award. This idea was basically suggested by IM Sagar Shah and IM Vishal Sareen and during the inaugural edition of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Chess...
Published: November 07, 2016

The 5th edition of the SBI Life National Amateur (Below ELO 2300) Chess Championship got off to a rousing start here at Thakur College of Science & Commerce, Thakur Village, Kandivali (East), Mumbai. This event which has attracted a total of of 254 players across 16 states of India and it is being...
Published: November 06, 2016

We had always taken a pride in our admirable track record of organizing quality chess tournaments. Apart from FIDE rating tournaments, Indian Chess School, In a last decade or so, has organized good number of of official events in district & state championships but it had never got an opportunity to...
Published: October 05, 2016