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 2nd of September is the training session of GM Shyam Sundar. Shyam Sundar is one of the best chess trainers in the country. He has been the trainer of many budding talents in the country – Ilamparthi, Savitha Shri, just to name a few. But that’s not it. He has also been the trainer of the Indian Olympiad team that won the bronze in 2021 and also the women’s 1 team that won the bronze medal in 2022. Shyam has a fearless way of approaching chess and his unconventional approach gives his students a fresh edge that helps them to move on their path to chess improvement.
Students of Team Wings of Fire:
13-year-old Debapriya Manna from Kolkata, West Bengal rated 1479.
15-year-old Tizya Kumar from Janakpuri, New Delhi. Tizya is unrated.
17-year-old Kimaya Virle is from Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is rated 1365.
12-year-old Mitul KH from Bengaluru, Karnataka rated 1311.
22-year-old Om Prajapati from Indore, Madhya Pradesh rated 1352.
15-year-old Manmay Chopra from New Delhi rated 2027.
17-year-old Nawin M.S. from Chennai, Tamil Nadu rated 1851.
42-year-old Amit Jagwani from Kolkata, West Bengal rated 1274.
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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