Coaches

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.

Thirunagasundaram

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.

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