RB Ramesh has played a significant role in making me an International MasterAnkit Rajpara, International Master
He (GM Ramesh RB) makes chess training so lively and interesting!Ramnath Bhuvanesh, International Master
ChessGurukul was established in 2008 at Chennai, India under Grand Master Ramesh RB's support and guidance with the vision of producing quality chess champions. We don't just produce champions, we mould hard-working, ambitious, responsible and ultimately self-reliant human beings at ChessGurukul. It's been a short period of time since our inception, but we've come a long way to produce champions in the international arena.
We host experienced trainers and an exceptional academy ambience. Through the years, we have been able to produce a handful of International and Grand Masters, your child could be the next! Join us today!
K.Priyanka is getting ready for the world youth chess championship to be held shortly in AL AIN in December. We thank our friends Ms.Gayathri, Mr.Mahesh Chandran and Mr.Nagappan for accepting to sponsor her expenses during the event in Al Ain. We are looking for interested friends to sponsor her Air fare in part or full.
Priyanka is progressing well in the last 6 months(increased over 180 ELO points) and is all set to do well in the upcoming event. She will be playing in the U-14 Girls category in the tournament.
With a little bit of help, Priyanka is sure to go places in the chess field!
Aravindh Chidambaram of ChessGurukul made his maiden Grand Master norm at the ongoing Chennai Open Chess tournament at Nehru Stadium on 21st November 2013. He scored 7.5 points out of 9 rounds demolishing 3 GMs and 2 IMs on his way.
His rating performance after round 9 was 2726 and he leads the tournament with 2 rounds to go. He faces GM Shyam Sundar, also from ChessGurukul in the 10th Round today.
His GM norm came at the time when four times World women chess champion GM Susan Polgar visited Chessgurukul. Mrs. Susan congratulated Aravindh and wished him good luck for his future endeavours.
GM Ramesh RB will be joining GM Susan Polgar, IM Lawrence Trent and IM Tania Sachdev in the official commentary team of
the FIDE World Chess Championship Match (FWCM) 2013.
You can enjoy the live commentary and game broadcast through the official website http://chennai2013.fide.com/
A few of our lucky ChessGurukul students got an opportunity to duel GM Magnus Carlsen during his pre-world championship visit to Chennai. We give you three games here, more coming soon!
In the RSC Cochin Fide Rated Open Chess Tournament, Priyanka K of ChessGurukul scored 6.5 points out of 10 rounds. She got the 3rd prize in the under-12 category and will be increasing 11 ELO points. Priyanka won a game against a player above 2000 Elo rating and drew with one player above 2000 Elo rating. ChessGurukul wishes Priyanka many more successes in future.
Adithya S of ChessGurukul had a very good tournament and scored 6.5 points out of 10 rounds and will be increasing 50 ELO points through the tournament for his effort. VS Rahul from ChessGurukul also scored 6.5 points and is increasing 20 ELO points from this tournament.
Harshini A from Chess Gurukul scored 6 points and is increasing 25 ELO points. Alan Diviaraj and Kumaran had a bad tournament. ChessGurukul wishes them better luck next time!
Check out the entire result here
10 year old Ram Aravind of Trichy won the U-11 National in Delhi, held in September '13. He scored 10 points out of 11 rounds to win the title. He had a very easy tournament, dropping just a point by making a couple of draws.
Ram Aravind is being trained at Chessgurukul by GM Ramesh RB for the last 2 years. He has also made news by winning against Magnus Carlsen in a Simul game in Chennai. GM Ramesh feels that Ram has very a high potential and is shaping up well.
Check the complete article at http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130911/sports-other-sports/article/u-11-champion-ram-aravind-hopes-beat-magnus-carlsen
ChessGurukul's Prajesh R won the Tamil Nadu Under-11 Championship held at Chennai from 20th to 25th August 2013 with a perfect 9 on 9 score. This is his second State title in the year. Earlier Prajesh had won the Tamil Nadu State under-13 Championship.
Upendra from ChessGurukul finished a creditable 4th position with 7 points. Other players from Chess Gurukul V S Raahul finished 9th with 6.5 points, Sadhu S Adithya, Tarun V Kanth and Prasant Nayagam all scored 6 points and finished 11th, 13th and 15th respectively.
View the complete results here
Chess Gurukul's GK Monnishs wins yet another National Championship, this time the National Sub Junior girls Championship held at Kolkata from 6th to 14th August 2013. Chess Gurukul's M Mahalakshmi who is the current World under 14 girls Champion won the Silver medal scoring 8.5 points from 11 rounds. Monnisha was half a point ahead with 9.0 points. Monnisha gains 17 FIDE elo points for her effort.
Chess Gurukul congratulates both the players for the wonderful performance!
Read the news report: The Hindu Online
Michelle Catherina and Monnisha GK reserved their berth for the prestigious National Women Premier to be held at Calcutta in the end of August. The qualifier, National Women Challengers was held in Tirussur from 26 July to 3 August.
The top 8 players from the challengers qualify for the National Women Premier. Monnisha was placed 5th with a good tie break score and Michelle was placed 8th. Mahalakshmi M had a very good tournament and was on the verge of qualifying. However she increases 34 Elo rating points through the event. Ashwini U scored 7 points and was placed 13th, she gains 39 ELO points.
Aravindh Chidambaram of ChessGurukul won the Gold Medal in the U-14 Open Asian chess championship held at Iran in June 2013. In the same tournament, Ram Aravind LN, also from ChessGurukul won the Gold Medal in the U-10 category. Srija Seshadri, under ChessGurukul's online training won the Silver Medal in the U-16 Girls category.
Check out the full results in the official tournament site here.
Recently, an article about the boys appeared in Deccan Chronicle news daily. View that here.
We classify our students into four groups viz., A, B, C and D, based on their playing strength. One-time, non-refundable registration fee at the time of admission: Rs 2000 INR
|Group||Eligibility (ELO)||Fee (INR)||Primary Trainer|
|A||Beginners||Rs 1500||E Balachandar
|B||1200-1400||Rs 2000||J Sridhar|
|C||1400-1800||Rs 3000||GM Ramesh RB|
|D||>1800||Rs 3000||GM Ramesh RB|
|ELO is the International rating scale for chess players(FIDE). Fee is charged per month.|
|SUN||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|MON||05:00 PM - 06:30 PM||06:30 PM - 08:00 PM|
|TUE||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:00 PM - 06:30 PM||06:30 PM - 08:00 PM|
|WED||05:00 PM - 06:30 PM||06:30 PM - 08:00 PM|
|THU||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM|
|SAT||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM||05:30 PM - 07:30 PM|
|Yellow slots indicate activity hours.
There will be special training camps on weekends and prior to major events.
We're also specialised in training students online, across all ages and levels. We've trained students from countries like USA, UK, Cyprus, South Africa, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and many more. The online crew of trainers are experienced chess players and focus on guiding the student in the right path. We'll allocate the right trainer based on the level of the student.
Q. What is the best age to start playing chess?
It depends on the individual. Talks are going on to introduce National, Asian and World Chess Championships for kids below 6 years of age. With that in view, we believe that the ideal age to start chess is between 5 to 6, provided the child shows some interest towards the game.
Q. How important is the role of a parent? What can I do to help my child's progress in chess?
A strong chess player is moulded by the cumulative efforts of the player himself/herself, parents, trainers, sponsors, school and so on. But primarily, a child looks up to his/her parents for material resources and emotional needs.
As a parent you can...
Q. How important is it to get the right trainer for my child?
A good trainer can motivate the child in the right way, teach the essential basics of the game, set the right attitude, kindle the interest in learning and working individually at home. The trainer should incline your child more towards learning so that victories come automatically but not the other way round.
Q. How important it is for the child to practice regularly?
According to a school of thought, it takes roughly 20 hours per week of practice to become a successful professional in any discipline. It would be ideal if a child, aspiring to become a Grand Master, can practice chess 2 hours a day during weekdays/schooldays and around 4 hours on weekends. Chess being an individual sport, a player should learn to think for himself/herself and take tough decisions all by himself/herself. Regular individual work will help improve these qualities greatly! The importance of home work in chess cannot be emphasized enough.