Checkmate! Learn smart chess moves through virtual training sessions


Grandmaster Ankit Rajpara, chess trainer and writer Tibor Karolyi on the panel

Jayesh thaker



Posted on 06/14/20, 1:56 PM

Chess enthusiasts across Jharkhand can expect to add an edge to their movements during virtual training sessions by pros, hosted by Jamshedpur Chess Academy (JCA) from July 1.

The sessions will be free for one month.

“Online coaching will create a home learning environment and gradually help trainees get to know their coaches. It would be fun to learn and it is one of the cheapest courses offered so that the underprivileged section can also benefit, ”said JCA Secretary Pritam Singh.

Experienced hands including Gujarat Grandmaster Ankit Rajpara, International Masters Atanu Lahiri (Calcutta) and Poobesh Anand (Chennai) will share their expertise from time to time.

Rajpara is the brand ambassador of the online training program while Lahiri is the advisor. Anand and former national champion Gurpreet Pal Singh have been appointed head coaches. Also on the panel are Pritam Singh, Asian Cities Tag Team Championship silver medalist in Dubai, and Ravi Kumar from Raipur. Rohan Vijay Shandilya, former national under-14 fast chess champion, is the director.

The JCA also appointed International Master Tibor Karolyi, a world-class chess coach and Hungarian writer, as the program director.

“We offer a full chess school with a program for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, in addition to graded players,” said Pritam Singh.

Hourly rates vary from Rs 50 for beginners, Rs 75 for intermediate level and Rs 250 for graded players, who will also receive advice from Rajpara, Lahiri and Anand. Those with more than 1,500 marks have to pay Rs 350 per hour and the annual registration fee is Rs 3,000.

(Contact Pradip Mukherjee (7903618508), Pritam Singh (7004495460) and Rohan Vijay Shandilya (7762980101) for details.)


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