GM Ramesh RB

The official commentator for the Anand vs Carlsen World chess Championship Match, 2013. Founded ChessGurukul in 2008. He is the former British chess champion in 2002 and commonwealth chess champion in 2007, whose students have won 45 Gold medals in World events and has produced many great talents, including Praggnanandhaa. He is a Senior FIDE trainer and has served as the coach of the Indian Olympiad team during 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 during which India won historic Bronze medal in the 2014 Chess Olympiad at Thrompso, Norway. He is the author of Chess Fundamentals: Logical Decision Making and an extensive video course for the Nurtr platform. Ramesh convincingly won the award for FIDE’s Junior Trainer of the Year in 2018, from a jury consisting of four former World Champions among others. His Passion for chess and training has helped raise many young talents achieve big success in their career through Chessgurukul.

WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy

She is the former World U-18 Girls chess champion in 1999 and the Indian National Women Champion in 2003. Married to GM Ramesh they are the first Grand Master couple of India! Aarthie is also a FIDE arbiter and member of the FIDE Tournament Rules and Regulations Committee. She has been the trainer of the medal winning Indian youth and Junior teams for Asian and world chess championships, several times.


Fide rated 1455, has an experience of 16 years as a chess trainer. He has been with Chessgurukul training young children for the last 5 years. He collaborates with many schools for chess in schools program.

Usha Rohini

Fide rated 1176, has an experience of 12 years as a chess trainer. She’s an enthusiastic player. She has been with Chessgurukul training young children for the last 5years. She has trained more than 100 students in the startup batch for Chessgurukul. She’s a very passionate teacher with whom students connect very well. She also has 8 years of experience teaching chess in schools.


Vivek is a Certified FIDE National Instructor who has a peak FIDE Rating of 1898. He has produced 40 FIDE rated players during his career as trainer in an international school. He represented our country in the Amateur world and Asian championships. Having Played in 14 countries he had gained a vast knowledge of chess culture in various parts of the world. He had been the manager for Indian Chess Olympiad coaching camp. His chess Gurukul students have won many medals in state and national level championships here in India and abroad.


Manikandan was an IT Professional for 15 years and due to his undying passion for chess he quit IT and became one of the chess coaches in our academy. He has a Peak FIDE rating of 1719. He had so far handled around 80 students during his long-term association with Academy. Now via online, he trains a lot of students ranging from beginner to players rated 1200. His Coaching has borne many fruits in the form of medals by many of his students in state, national and international championships.


Jagadha is one of our experienced coaches, who currently have a FIDE rating of 1891. She had taken part in a lot of national championship at her early age. She trains young minds in an instructive way and enjoys every moment of teaching and sharing knowledge. Her students Archit Kannan, Dananjey, Lakshana, Muthu, Pragnya, Fathima have secured many notable achievements in various state, national and international events.

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