Her attitude got better, not just game skills!Prince L, Parent - Michelle Catherina
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
My daughter has developed an excellent team spirit!L Prince, Parent - Michelle Catherina
The coach will do his best to answer the questions meaningfully.Raakesh Natraj, The Indian Express
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!
14 year old Pranav Vijay (2204) of Chess Gurukul held Grand Master Varga Zoltan (2472) from hungary in the 2nd round of the 13th Bangkok Open Chess tournament being held at Pattaya, Thailand from 14th to 21st April 2013.
Pranav followed it up with a draw in the 3rd round against another Grand Master Megaranto Susanto (2541) from Indonesia.
In the 4th round Pranav came close to beating a Grand Master but committed a blunder under time trouble and lost the game against Grand Master Schebler Gerhard (2445) from Germany.
Srija Seshadri (1971) and S.Prasannaa (2128) are leading the Mysore All India open FIDE rated tournament being held at Mysore, Karnataka from 15th to 19th April 2013. They will be facing each other in the crucial 7th round.
Anuraag has had a fantastic tournament so far by remaining undefeated after 6 rounds, holding 4 higher rated players to a draw and beating a higher rated player in the 6th round.
Tarun V Kanth continued his good show by beating a player rated about 300 points above him in the 6th round.
S. Vigneshwaran is increasing 10 points from this tournament so far despite losing 2 games in a row in the middle of the tournament.
Priyanka has had a tough tournament so far but given her hard work, we can expect her to bounce back with a better performance in the near future.
Chess Gurukul wishes all the players good luck for the remaining rounds.
National B Chess Championship for the blind was held at Bhubaneswar, Orissa through 26th to 31st December 2012. The competition saw 20 select participants from each zone, totalling 81 players. ChessGurukul's Sai Krishna was seeded 7th and took the lead from the 6th round and retained it through the end to emerge as the champion. Sai scored 7.5 points from 9 rounds.
Sai Krishna is in need of a sponsor to expand his prospects in his career and to meet his financial needs which include, travel, accommodation, food, training, chess equipments and entry fee for participating in tournaments. ChessGurukul wishes Sai Krishna many more success and a fantastic new year ahead! Check the final standings.
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||K Ganesan|
|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.