CHESS TOURNAMENTS, EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Chess fans sometimes converse whether chess is a game or art or some combination of the two. They discuss key historical chess events, best moves, winner’s choices, game theory, predictive aspects and tailoring your strategy. These individuals love to follow every aspect and updates around chess. Nothing like other sports, chess content remains vibrant and engaging even after a game is over and the results are known. As with many hobbies, chess enthusiasts make a significant investment of time and energy without expectation of compensation, except in kind. For such real chess followers, Victorious Chess Academy news section delivers the stream of information about chess tournaments, national and international chess games, upcoming chess events, local matches, awards and many such facts to brainstorm and keep you updated. 

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Gukesh wins Late Shailesh Nerlikar Memorial Online Blitz Open

Gukesh

GM Gukesh D

Posted on : 7th July 2020

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 Memorial Online Blitz Open on 27th June

Shailesh Nerlikar
Late ShileshNerlikar
(21.05.1977 – 10.03.2018)

Posted on : 12th June 2020

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.

Summer Chess Camp in association with The Learning Tree

summer camp

Posted on : 19th May 2020

Are your children getting bored by staying at home in this lockdown situation? Then we have exciting news for them. Victorious Chess Academy has organized a summer chess camp in association with The Learning Tree from 19th May to 24th May from 12 to 1 pm, at the cost of just 1000 rupees per student. This is a golden opportunity to learn from experts.

Avirat Chauhan won the first prize in the Under 7 category

Posted on : 11th March 2020

Please join us once again congratulate Avirat Chauhan (Magarpatta branch) for winning the recently concluded Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial One Day State Rapid Chess Tournament - Under 7 category Avirat clinched the title by surprising all his opponents and winning ALL the 6 rounds. in the process of which Avirat also defeated a 1205 rated player. Congratulations Avirat, keep up the good work and All the very best for the future tournaments

48th NESSP Scholastic Chess Tournament

Posted on : 11th March 2020

Rajit Naik from USA, an online student of Victorious Chess Academy for winning the recently concluded 48th NESSP Scholastic Chess Tournament at Groton, Massachusetts, USA.

Rajit had participated in the Advanced section of the tournament and remained unbeaten to score 3 points out of 4 which included 2 wins and 2 draws

Rajit has been taking Online Chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy for the last several months under the guidance of Gargi ma'am, one of the senior trainers of Victorious Chess Academy, and has proven that he has a bright future ahead of him in Chess.

Congratulations Rajit and all the very best for the upcoming tournaments

VCA Scholarship 2019

Posted on : 13th February 2020

What keeps you motivated ? 😍
We believe encouragement in every field is key to success. The students of VCA really worked hard to prove that their work needs a recognition.In the form of VCA scholarship, we have added one more feather to their hats.
We declared scholarship in two sections, Beginners section and Intermediate- Advanced section. In both sections scholarship gets to one girl and one boy. Each winner gets a scholarship of Rs. 5000/- and a beautiful trophy.
Here we have the winners of VCA Scholarship 2019
In Beginners Section - Winner in Boys Category : Meher Khedkar
In Intermediate and advanced section - Winner in Boys Category : Soham Tilekar Winner in Girls Category : Disha Dhore

Congratulations to all three winners

Blitz Round Robin Chess Tournament

Posted on : 29th December 2019

Blitz Round Robin Chess Tournament was successfully conducted on Sunday, 29th December 2019.
The event was conducted as per the latest laws of FIDE.
8 rated chess players participate in the tournament.
Winners of the tournament:

  1. WIM Aakanksha Hagawane
  2. Vikas R Sharma
  3. Keval Nirgun
  4. Anuj Dandekar
  5. Siddhant Tamhankar
Congratulations to all the winners and all the very best to all for the next Tournament. Our special thanks to Chief Arbiter Deepti Shidore Ma’am for conducting the tournament so smoothly from the start to the end. Our sincere thanks to all the members of Victorious Chess Academy for their efforts in conducting the tournament. Finally, we are very thankful to all the participants for their co-operation during the event.
Thank You!
- Team Victorious

The Golden jubilee chess tournament

winner of golden jubilee chess tournament

Posted on : 14th December 2019

The Golden jubilee chess tournament of VCA and Rotary Club was successfully conducted on Saturday, 14th December 2019 as an Open Rapid chess Tournament. The event was conducted as per the latest laws of FIDE.
The Guests of Honour were –
Mr. Abhijit Joag, Mr. Arun Kudale, Mr. Dhananjay Hirwe, Mrs. Radhika Waghmare, Mrs. Nandini Joag, Mr. Kapil Lohana

Main Prize winner : 1. Nagare Akhilesh 2. Nirgun Keval 3. Shelke Omkar 4. Om Nagnath Lamkane 5. Rohan Bharat Joshi 6. Himanshu S Chhabra 7. Nayak Biswajit 8. Godbole Shardul 9. Phatak Aanjaneya 10. Shejal Sahil Sanjay

The 6th Foundation Day of Victorious Chess Academy

The 6th Foundation Day of Victorious Chess Academy

Posted on : 13th October 2019

Victorious Chess Academy has completed 6 years successfully. We would like to thank everyone for being part of this epic journey to spread the beautiful game of chess! Keep smiling... Keep teaching and playing chess...Wishing you all Very Happy Foundation Day...

WAR of WITS - First corporate chess event of Victorious Chess Academy

WAR of WITS tournament at e-Zest solution

Posted on : 13th October 2019

The 1st War of Wits One day Rapid Chess Tournament organized and sponsored by e-Zest Solutions in association with Victorious Chess Academy was successfully conducted on Sunday, 13th October, 2019 at Hinjewadi, Pune. The event was conducted as per the latest laws of FIDE. Congratulations to all the winners. Our sincere thanks to IA Nitin Shenvi Sir for conducting the tournament so smoothly and starting and ending the tournament on time. Our sincere thanks to e-Zest Solutions and all the members of Victorious Chess Academy for their efforts in conducting the tournament. Finally, we are thankful to all participants for their co-operation in the event.

Vedant Kale won the first prize in the Under 6 category

Vedant kale receiving Trophy after wining Under 6 category of One day Rapid Chess Tournament at Khadki.

Posted on : 2nd October 2019

Great news! One of the Victorious Chess Academy student - Vedant Kale (age 6 years) won the first prize in the Under 6 category of the recently concluded One day Rapid Chess Tournament at Khadki. Vedant played in the under 8 categories and most of his opponents were elder than him. Vedant scored 5 points out of 7 and which included 4 wins and 2 draws. Vedant has been taking Chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy for the last several months along with personal coaching from Shiva Sir from Victorious Chess Academy. Victorious Chess Academy congratulates Vedant for this great achievement and wishes him all the best for the upcoming tournaments

Samarth Rao became champion of Physically Disabled section

Samarth

Posted on : 14th July 2019

Victorious Chess Academy's online student Samarth Rao became champion of the Physically Disabled section in recently concluded FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for disability players. The event was conducted in New Jersey, USA from 09th to 14th July 2019 He was getting guidance of following coaches: - Late. Prof. V Shastri Honnavar - Mr. Prasad Hedge Sirsi - Mr. Jothiprakasam, Madurai - Mrs. Srinidhi Sripati, Chennai - Mr. Swaraj Palit, Jharkhand - Mr. Halsagar Chincholimath, Belgum - Mr. Ajith MP, Mysore - Mr. Kapil Lohana, Pune And a technical support from Mr. Sagar Shah, Chessbase India It is a proud moment for the entire Nation. We wish dear Samarth a heartiest congratulations and a great future ahead. - Team Victorious

Started Series of Saturday Rapid Chess tournaments

saturday rapid chess tournament

Posted on : 8th June 2019

Victorious Chess Academy has started Series of Saturday Rapid Chess tournaments which is open for all... Series states that in this year every Saturday there will be a tournament. Register yourself now... For further details kindly see the brochure below. Thank you. - Team Victorious

Opening ceremony of VCA Hall

collage of opening ceremony

Posted on : 7th June 2019

We are glad to share that Victorious Chess Academy has taken a remarkable step in the direction of spreading the beautiful game of chess. The organisation has designed a new VCA Hall in karvenagar for the promotion of chess events. The series of Classical, Rapid and Blitz events will be conducted in the same premises. The Opening ceremony was held on 7th June (Friday) by Prof. Medha Tai Kulkarni (MLA) Medha Tai had appreciated the efforts of entire team of VCA.

Anirudh Daga's remarkable performance in the Chess tournaments.

Anirudh Dhaga with indian flag in International Chess Tournament

Posted on : 31 January 2019

Happy to announce that one of our students has continued to show his remarkable performance in the Chess tournaments played in the last few months. His success journey in Chess continues.... Anirudh Daga, a 10 year old kid, who resides in Singapore has been taking Online chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy since past one year. Constant guidance from our beloved Kapil Lohana Sir has helped him achieve this great performance. Just a couple of months back Anirudh's international rating was 1574 and as of today, Anirudh's rating would be around 1900 (The exact rating is not yet published as his last tournament ended on 31st July). This means Anirudh secured an increase in his rating points by a whopping more than 320 points in just 3 tournaments. Victorious Chess Academy wishes Anirudh all the very best in the upcoming tournaments and is surely an inspiration to the other students of Victorious Chess Academy

Disha Dhore's remarkable performance in the Pune Zonal Chess Tournament

Disha Dhore thinking during chess match

Posted on : 24th September 2018

Congratulate Disha Dhore for her remarkable performance in the recently concluded Pune Zonal Chess Tournament . Disha Dhore from Pune secured 2nd place in the Under 19 Girls category, by scoring 5 points out of 6 which included 4 wins and 2 draws. The tournament was conducted at Nutan Engineering and Research College, Talegaon, and was organized by District Sports Office, Pune under the recognition of Pune District Chess Association. Disha Dhore has been taking Chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy since last several years under the guidance of her Chess coach Kapil Lohana Well done Disha and keep it up !!

Sairaj Gaikwad does well in district rapid

Sairaj Gaikwad receiving prize in chess tournament

Posted on : 2nd August 2018

Sairaj Gaikwad, student of Victorious Chess Academy, won 1st prize in Under 11 category in district rapid chess tournament conducted on 29th july in Wai.

Parthi Vinchwekar wins at state tournament

Parthi Vichwekar holding trophy and certificate

Posted on : 20th June 2018

Parthi Vichwekar, a 6 year old prodigy from Victorious Chess Academy recently participated in the Under 11 Maharashtra State Selection tournament, and won the 2nd Prize in Under 7 category. Parthi has been pursuing chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy since last one year and her passion and interest in chess proves that a future Chess Star is in making.

119 Elo points in one tournament

Tejas Joshi playing chess

Posted on : 20th June 2018

A student of Victorious chess academy, Tejas Joshi scored 119 Elo points in Mumbai mahapaur chashak tournament. He scored 6.5 points in 10 rounds. Now his rating is 1683.

Winner of below 1800

Satyam Warude receiving prize in chess tournament

Posted on : November 2017

Many congratulations to senior member of Victorious Chess Academy dear Satyam Warude Sir for winning 1st prize in ELO 1600-1800 category of Rapid Rating Chess Tournament held at Shrirampur.

Keep it up Sir…!

VCA Girls win in state selection

Disha and saiarya

Posted on : October 2017

Congratulations to dear Saiarya Katkar and Disha Dhore for winning Inter school State selection tournament. Saiarya and Disha stood 1st & 2nd respectively and got selected for State level Inter school Tournament.

Keep it up girls…
We are proud of you ! – Team Victorious

Remarkable performance at district inter-school - Disha Dhore

Disha Dhore thinking during chess match

Disha Dhore from Pune won the recently concluded Under 19 Girls District level Inter- School Chess Championship held at Pune. Disha dominated almost all his opponents by claiming 8.5 points out of 9. The championship was organized by Pune District Sports Office at Pathare School Sports Complex, Kharade, Pune. The 17 year old Disha is studying in 12th Standard in Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, and also is a student of Victorious Chess Academy whereby she is practicing Chess under the guidance of his Chess Coach Kapil Lohana”

Success story of Ameya

Ameya Munemane playing chess

Posted on : 1st September 2016

Dear all, We are glad to inform you about one more success story from Victorious Chess Academy. An Intelligent boy who is studying in 11th class and preparing for IIT entrance exam decided to participate in District School Selection Tournament without compromising with studies! He was unable to attend first round due to Unit Test in school and therefore could attend only 8 rounds out of possible 9. With his strong will to win and for the love of chess, he won all rounds with perfect score of 8/8 and emerged as a Champion! He is none other than our beloved dear Ameya Munemane who won U-19 District School Championship conducted from 27th to 30th Aug 2016 at Kharadi, Pune. Many congratulations for this achievement! & Best wishes for future! - Team Victorious

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Yashwant Telang, Sanika Telan, Disha Dhoreg and Ameya Munemane

Posted on : 15th September 2016

We are glad to share the current success of students from Victorious Chess Academy.
-Yashwant Telang from Akola has won three tournaments in a row. The first event Title for Yashwant was at Palakmantri Buddhibal Chashak held at Akola on 4th Sep 2016. The Second Title was won by Yashwant in the event "Chess Festival" conducted by Janata Bank held at Akola on 11th Sep 2016 & Finally, Yashwant added one more feather in his hat after winning the Title in Amaravati division zonal selection for U-17 Boys at Amaravati on 13th Sep 2016.
-Sanika Telang played fantastic Chess to score perfect 5/5 points in Amravati division zonal selection for U-14 Girls but had to settle for second place according to Buchol's system.
-Disha Dhore stood 3rd in *Pune division zonal selection tournament for U-17 Girls conducted at Solapur from 13-14th Sep 2016.
-Ameya Munemane once again proved that he can balance between Chess and Studies by getting selected in Pune division zonal selection tournament for U-17 Boys conducted at Solapur from 13-14th Sep 2016

Many congratulations to all students on current success. All above-mentioned players will represent their respective zone in forthcoming State level selection tournament to be held at Akola from 19th to 22nd Sep 2016 All the best kids!- Team Victorious

Secured 3rd position in District inter-school

Prathamesh playing chess

Prathmesh Kashid from Victorious Chess Academy made a remarkable performance in the recently concluded Under 14 Boys Pune District Sports Office organized District level Inter School Chess Tournament held at Pathare Sankul, Kharadi, Pune . Prathamesh (1023) defeated Kashish Jain (1858) in the last round and hence tallied his score to a whopping 8 points out of 9 to secure 3rd place in the tournament.

Its time to play in nationals !

Saiarya Katkar holding trophy and certificate of chess tounament

Posted on : 18th November 2016

Dear all, We are glad to share with you the current success of dear Saiarya Katkar in recently concluded state selection tournament at Amravati, Maharashtra. She scored 7.5 points out of possible 9 rounds and increased her ELO rating with 87 points to qualify for National U-15 Girls category. Saiarya is studying in 10th class and also preparing for IIT Entrance Exam. She believes chess helps her to get better in studies and to improve as a person. Saiarya will represent Maharashtra State in upcoming National selection event at Delhi from 20th Nov 2016. Many congratulations on current success! & Best wishes for National event !! - Team Victorious

Shailesh Nerlikar playing chess with sticks

Posted on : 1st November 2015 – Shailesh Nerlikar – “An International rated player of chess”

We are very happy to share with you the success story of Shailesh Nerlikar, a go getter person by nature. His physical disability could not stop him achieving his dream. a resident of Uchgaon, a taluka place in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Shailesh was a normal kid till the age of 5 yrs. Once he fell ill and his health deteriorated from that moment. He used to recover for a month or so after some medication, but get unwell again. Once a doctor diagnosed that Shailesh was suffering from calcium deficiency.

Remarkable performance in Spain

Siddhant playing chess tournament in spain

Posted on : 12th August 2016

Dear all, We are glad to inform you that dear Siddhant Gaikwad is back in India after an excellent performance in Catalan circuit at Spain. He played five International events in Spain from 25th June to 10th Aug 2016, which includes the following: 1. Montcada Open 2. Barbera Open 3. Sant Marti Open 4. Sitges Open 5. Badalona Open Siddhant started his dream run in Catalan circuit with rating ELO 2003 and has gained 372 ELO points. As a results his live rating is ELO 2375 points! We are very much thankful to all generous people, friends, Chess promoters, and all members of the Victorious family for their contribution to help Siddhant to achieve his dream in Chess. "Small contribution from your side has made a big difference in Siddhant's life." Siddhant is ready to work hard to achieve his dream in Chess and seeking blessings of all of you to stay motivated. Thank you very much! - Victorious Chess Academy, India

Success in district school selection

Sanika Telang, Yashwant Telang, and Disha Dhore playing chess

Posted on : 26th August 2016

Dear all, We are glad to inform you about the success of three budding champions of Victorious Chess Academy in recently concluded District school selection tournaments in Akola and Pune district of Maharashtra. Dear Sanika Telang, Yashwant Telang, and Disha Dhore got selected for Zonal Level School Selection Tournaments. Sanika Telang won U-14 Girls category with the outstanding performance of 6/6 points and remained unbeatable in the event. Disha Dhore played excellent chess in U-17 Girls category to win the Title with 6.5 points out of possible 7 rounds. Yashwant Telang had to settle down for the 2nd position this time with a good score of 5.5 out of 6 rounds. Disha Dhore and Yashwant Telang are studying in 10th class and can successfully manage their time between studies, chess, and physical activities. Sanika Telang likes to play chess & she is studying in 7th class. Congratulations kids for great performance in school Championships. All the best for Zonal event!! -Team Victorious

Telang siblings success

Yashwant, Sanika and Rohini

September 2018

September 2018 In the recently concluded District level Inter school Chess Championship at Akola, the Telang siblings made a remarkable performance. Yashwant Telang won the under 19 category by scoring 5.5 points out of 6. Sanika Telang secured second position in the under 14 category by scoring 6.5 points out of 7, whereas Rohini Telang secured 4th position in the under 14 category by scoring 6 points out of 7. Also, in Akola - Amravati Regional Inter school Chess championship, Yashwant Telang secured 2nd position in the under 19 category, whereas Sanika Telang secured 2nd position in the under 14 category. Yashwant, Sanika and Rohini have been taking Chess coaching from Victorious Chess Academy under the guidance of their Chess coach Shri Kapil Lohana"

Victorious news in Loksatta

Harsh Jeswani and Ashish Gupta success story in loksatta newspaper

Harsh Jeswani and Ashish Gupta won beginners and intermediate category respectively in the chess tournament conducted by Victorious Chess Academy. Karan Kumar and Yash Joshi came 2nd and 3rd in beginners category. Amey Munemane and A. Panchwadkar came 2nd and 3rd in Intermediate category. Nivaan Khandadia won the best player prize. Gargi Kulkarni won the best girls prize. Hrishaya Dhadage and Parthi Vinchwekar came 2nd and 3rd in girls category. The tournament is successfully conducted in Swiss league format under National Instructor Kapil Lohana.

Victorious girls rocking in Under 19

Sidhi seth and Disha dhore success story in newspaper

Katkar won in the U-19 girls chess tournament. Saiarya Katkar and Disha dhore, students of Victorious chess academy, scored 8 points in 9 rounds and in tie-break, Sairarya won and came 1st. Disha secured 2nd position.

Nivaan and Mokshada Mahajan

Nivaan Khandadia and Mokshada Mahajan's success story in newspaper

Students of Victorious chess academy have done remarkable performance in many tournaments. Nivaan Khandadia secured 1st position in the tournament in Mumbai. He scored 4.5 points out of 5. Mokshada Mahajan won the Under 19 chess tournament in Akola district. She scored 4 points in 4 rounds.