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Karnataka School Of Chess
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about us

Karnataka School of chess (KSC)is the brainchild of a group of chess professionals who have played chess at highest level in a number of international tournaments and dedicated a significant amount of time and energy in pursuing their passion for chess.

meet our directors:

raghavendra v
shivanand b s
arvind shastry

Raghavendra V

Founder Director

Raghavendra.V is a Founder and Director of Karnataka School of Chess,. He is a well known face in the Karnataka chess field. He has represented Karnataka in National ‘B’ Championships, obtained distinction in various State & National Level Chess Tournaments.

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Shivananda B S

Director

Shivananda is an INTERNATIONAL MASTER who is popular in chess circles across the country because of his creative attacking style of play. Hailing from a remote village beleyur of sagar taluk in shimoga district,he is a full time chess professional who has played hundreds of National level tournaments,twenty five international tourneys and still very much active .He has one Grand Master norm.

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Arvind Shastry

Director

Arvind is a highly respected player from Karnataka and also General Secretary of United Karnataka Chess Association. His current ELO rating is 2265.

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Hemanth B

HEMANTH B

Senior Trainer

He has played in number of state and national level tournaments and won distinction. He has represented Bangalore University in the All India Inter-University Chess Championship and achieved a fide rating of 1778 in the maiden tournament. He has excellent track record in training & nourishing young minds. His students continuous to perform well in state level tournaments. Being an Engineering graduate from a strong business background he continuous to be successful businessman by profession and continuous to have great interest and passion for the game of chess.

 

Raghavendra V, Founder Director

He is a technical analyst by profession focusing on Indian capital markets and continues to be a successful trader in various asset classes from equities to derivatives. Trade management requires as much of strategizing as in chess and he has been successfully managing the “bulls and bears” of the equity markets just as the “white and black” pieces in chess.

He has beaten top players like Grand Masters Arkadi Eremeevich Vul (Russia), Sriram Jha, Arun Prasad & International Masters Srinath, Muralikrishnan, Women Grandmaster Kruttika Nadig.and drawn many notable players like Praveen Thipsay, RR.Laxman, SR.Chowdhury Saravanan, Sudhakar Babu, Ravi Hegde & Balasubramanium.

Reached career best ranking of No 3 of Karnataka in the year 2008

He has achieved a highest International Fide Rating of 2145.

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Shivananda B S, Director

Shivananda is an INTERNATIONAL MASTER who is popular in chess circles across the country because of his creative attacking style of play. Hailing from a remote village beleyur of sagar taluk in shimoga district,he is a full time chess professional who has played hundreds of National level tournaments ,twenty five international tourneys and still very much active .

He also has one GRAND MASTER norm .His highest rating of 2467 points in 2005 ( still an all-time record for a karnataka player) was equalled only recently.

He has won close to a dozen national open tournaments and has got runner up positions in another eight tourneys.He is a multiple times winner of numerous Karnataka championships & open tournaments .

He is also a well known coach. His coaching methods are unique ,effective & result oriented. Some of his successful students include former world u/8 champion, world u/10 silver medalist, u/13 asian champion, u/16 commonwealth champion,u/17 national champion ,national women's champion , national blind champion and a few other state champions.

 

Arvind Shastry, Director

Arvind is a highly respected player from Karnataka and also General Secretary United Karnataka Chess Association.He Has won numerous state level tournaments across Karnataka. He has two state championship titles to his kitty, qualified twice to National premier championship. He is the current state blitz champion.

He has attained a highest International Rating of 2351.

He has beaten top players like RB.Ramesh, Kidambi, Ratnakaran, GB.Prakash, Sriram Jha & drawn many notable players like Abhijit Kunte, SS Ganguly, RR Laxman, Lanka Ravi, SR.Chowdhury etc.

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