There are many players in who are extremely passionate about chess but are unable to improve. They lack the guidance and direction. With India’s Got Chess Talent we plan to help 32 chess lovers from all across India get trained under 4 of the most competent trainers of our country. The 32 players, from 14 different states and 2 Union Territories of India, have been selected through a rigorous process of over 700+ applicants. The four mentors are GM Debashis Das, GM Shyam Sundar, GM Swapnil Dhopade and GM Swayams Mishra. Each team has 8 participants and the training sessions of each team will happen on the ChessBase India YouTube channel. This will culminate into semi-finals and finals between the teams with the winning team getting special prizes and a special IGCT scholarship that will be announced by the winning mentor.
Today 4th of September is the training session of GM Swayams Mishra. Swayams Mishra was one of the trainers of the team along with Shyam Sundar and head coach Abhijit Kunte of the Indian women’s team at the Olympiad 2022 that won the bronze medal. Swayams worked a lot with Humpy as well as Tania Sachdev. The latter in the interview after the Olympiad recognized Swayam’s efforts as a chess trainer. Swayams has many students who have done phenomenally well in the past – Priyanka Nutakki, Mounika Akshaya, IM Sai Agni Jeevitesh and many more.
Students of Chess Pathshala:
1. 12-year-old Hiya Garg from Ghaziabad with a rating of 1049.
2. 25-year-old Supriya Gupta from Mumbai is unrated.
3. 21-year-old Ayush Naik from Bicholim, Goa rated 1376.
4. 16-year-old Navvye Anand from New Delhi rated 1274.
5. 24-year-old Arnob Dutta from Guwahati, Assam, is unrated.
6. 17-year-old Rithvik C from Telangana rated 1355.
7. 17-year-old Aniket Narayan Biswas from Kolkata rated 1426.
8. 22-year-old Vaibhav Gautam from Delhi rated 1371.
Schedule and Format:
From 1st to 4th we will have the training sessions with each of the trainers and their teams. The players will continue their work for the week. In mid September we will have the Semi-Finals 1, Semi-Finals 2 and Finals. The semi-finals 1 will be between Team Wings of Fire of Shyam Sundar and Chess Pathshala of Swapnil Dhopade. Semi-finals 2 will take place between Team Debashis Das and Team Delphinus of Swayams Mishra. Each match will be 8 games of 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment. In case of a 4-4 tie, we will have an Armageddon.
Each member of the winning team will receive gift voucher of Rs.10,000 from ChessBase India to buy products that will boost their chess and help them improve at the game. In addition the coach of the winning team will be able to decide the winner of the India’s Got Chess Talent Scholarship of Rs.50,000 that will be instituted via the HelpChess Foundation.
Read more about India’s Got Chess Talent: https://chessbase.in/news/India-s-Got-Chess-Talent-2022
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