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November4th IITPK U-15 Pune Open Chess Tournament 2022 (Over The Board)Completed
13/10/202210th Foundation DayCompleted
09/10/2022VCA 27th Internal TournamentCompleted
21/08/2022VCA 26th Internal TournamentCompleted
24/07/2022Chess fun fair with Amanora MallCompleted
20/07/2022International Chess Day celebration with Tech MahindraCompleted
26/06/20223rd IITPK U-15 Pune Open Chess Tournament 2022 (Over The Board)Completed
15/05/20222nd IITPK U-15 Pune Open Chess Tournament 2022 (Over The Board)Completed
06/05/2022VCA 25th Internal TournamentCompleted
17/04/20221st IITPK U-15 Pune Open Chess Tournament 2022 (Over The Board)Completed
27/03/2022VCA 24th Internal TournamentCompleted
23/01/2022VCA 23rd Internal TournamentCompleted

Glimpses of Chess Funfair at Amanora Mall

Glimpses of Chess Funfair at Amanora Mall organized by Victorious Chess Academy on 24th July 2022. Thanks to all participants for taking part in the celebration.

The Chess Gala on International Chess Day @ Tech Mahindra, Nal Stop, Pune

The Chess Gala was a huge success thanks to the Tech Mahindra team & participants, for investing time.  On the occasion of International Chess Day Tech M has provided a good platform to their chess lover employees with VCA. During the activity, participants & visitors were enjoying the Games, Puzzles, and awards.

3rd IITPK U-15 Open Chess Tournament

We would like to thank all the 150 participants for their enthusiastic participation in 3𝗿𝗱 𝗜𝗜𝗧𝗣𝗞 𝗨-𝟭𝟱 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 happened on 𝟮𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮. It was the first offline tournament in the series, where chess players learned, and enjoyed every moment.

2nd IITPK U-15 Open Chess Tournament

We are very happy with the sheer number of participants engaged in creating a better future through chess games.

2nd U-15 Pune Open Online Tournament Conducted on 15th May 2022. 71 participants were playing under the guidance of FIDE-rated faculties.

Winning moment at West Zone Inter University Women’s Chess Tournament, Gujrat

We are very happy with the One of our students Disha Dhore participated in West Zone Inter University Women’s Chess Tournament held at Auro University, Surat, Gujrat from 9th April to 13th April 2022. Total 300 players from 46 universities participated in the tournament. SSPU team won 5 rounds and drawn 2 rounds to claim the title. Disha’s performance in tournament was excellent as she helped the team to win the tournament.

SPPU team stood first and got selected for Nationals which will be held at SRM University Chennai from 20th to 22nd April 2022

Congratulations and best wishes for Nationals to entire team of SPPU


First U-15 Pune Open Chess Tournament

“Test your IQ level with a chess tournament”

The IITian’s Prashikshan Kendra in association with Victorious chess academy is going to conduct five U-15 Pune open chess tournaments in the year 2022 starting from April month.


Gukesh wins Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open

GM Gukesh D and GM Aravindh Chithambaram both scored 7.5/9, however Gukesh won Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open due to a better tie-break score. Aravindh was placed second. Six players finished with 7.0/9, out of them IM Terry Renato of Peru secured the second runner-up position according to the tie-break score. Victorious Chess Academy organized this event and sponsored Rs.33000 total prize fund, IM Sagar Shah contributed another Rs.12000 to make the total prize fund Rs.45000.

Total 102 players including 10 GMs, 15 IMs, 2 WGMs and 4 WIMs from India, Ireland, Peru, Russia and USA took part in this event.

Late Shailesh Nerlikar (21.05.1977 – 10.03.2018)

Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open on 27th June

Victorious Chess Academy presents Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open 2020 will take place on Saturday with a total prize fund of Rs.33000/-Entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs. Entry fee for others is Rs.300. The event is open to players all over the world. Registration is now Open.

Date: Saturday 27th June 2020

Time: 8.00 p.m. IST

Time control: 3 mins each (no increment)

Number of rounds: 9

Total Prize fund: Rs.33000/-

Venue: VishyAnand Arena in Playchess under ChessBase India room

Note: We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement is at least 2 mbps broadband. No phone calls/messages will be entertained once the tournament starts from 8 p.m. IST onwards. All queries must be resolved before the tournament. Each player is responsible for their internet connection, organizers will not be held responsible for any player’s connectivity issues.

ashish gupta

Mr. Ashish Gupta is an engineer in Electronics and Telecommunication, he has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Software Application Engineering and Business Administration.


Mr. Ashish Gupta

Mr. Alhad Dada Kashikar

Mr. Alhad Kashikar has done MBA in marketing. He is a management consultant and a great Gazal singer. He expresses the various forms of human emotions through the medium of his voice.


Mr. Alhad Dada Kashikar

girish joshi

Mr. Girish Joshi Sir is a former vice president of Vidarbha Chess Association and current Vice President of Yavatmal District Association.


Mr. Girish Joshi Sir

ketan talathii

Mr. Ketan Talathi is an Engineering post graduate. He did MBA from one of the premium institutes in India XLRI Jamshedpur. He has rich work experience


Mr. Ketan Talathi

mahesh dharm

Mr. Mahesh Dharmadhikari is an Engineer and a management Graduate with a passion for Entrepreneurship. Mahesh has been working in the Advertisement and PR industry for more than 12 years.


Mr. Mahesh Dharmadhikari

Manik Dhore playing chess

Mr. M L Dhore holds Ph.D. in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. He is a Gold Medallist of NITTR Chandigarh. Presently he is Professor of Computer Engineering at VIT, Pune.


Mr. Manik Dhore

Dr. Nachiket Paturkar

Dr. Nachiket Paturkar has done MBBS from VNGMC Yavatmal. He is currently working as Medical Officer at PHC Pohara, Bhandara Dist. PHD. He is an international rated player


Dr. Nachiket Paturkar

Mr. Sanjay Amle

Mr. Sanjay Amle has done Engineering from Govt. College Of Engineering, Amravati. He has done MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.


Mr. Sanjay Amle

Chess funfair - Amanora park

Glimpses of Chess Funfair at Amanora Mall organized by Victorious Chess Academy on 24th July 2022.

Thanks to all participants for taking part in the celebration.

Glimpses of Chess Funfair at Amanora Mall

Mr. Sameer is an International rated player of chess and has experience of playing chess at a competitive level for more than ten years.
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Sameer Ghela

Mr. Satyam has completed his bachelor’s degree and as well as his diploma in animation. He is associated with VCA for more than 5 years now.
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Satyam Warude

Mr. Sangharsh is pursuing BA LLB and company secretory course. He is an international rated player of chess.

Sangharsh Karpe

Mr. Yash Watarkar, currently he is pursuing BTech in Computer Science from VIIT, Pune.

Mr. Yash Watarkar

Mr. Ayan is a Game Designer by profession. He started paying Chess at the age of 12 years.
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Mr. Ayan Karmokar

Ms. Akshaya B is from Tamil Nadu and is in 10th standard. She started playing chess from 12 years of age and from then

Akshaya B

Mr. Dhruv is pursuing Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from COEP, Pune.

Dhruv Joshi

Mr. Pranav is BE ENTC Engineer by profession and invests his free time in playing and teaching chess.

Pranav Jagtap

Mr. Rajas is currently doing is bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is playing chess rigorously from 7-8 years.

Rajas Nishandar

Mr. Ansar is currently working in MSC Software Ltd as a Product Architect. He has been playing chess over 35 years now.

Ansar M Pachwadkar

Mr. Parth has completed his 12th standard and is preparing for UPSC exams. He has been learning chess for a couple of years now.

Parth Ostwal

Mr. Avinash is a senior engineer in the design department by profession and a chess coach in his leisure time.

Avinash Sukhwani

Mr. Ajay is international rated chess player associated with chess for more than 15 years. He is physics professor by profession.

Ajay Panchariya

Mr. Charan is assistant superintendent in chemical industry and AICF chess trainer as well! Being a chemical engineer, he

Koneru Charan Kumar