Mr. Kapil Lohana

Mr. Kapil Lohana is an International rated player of chess and National Instructor from India. He has won many events at Vidarbha Level during 2003 – 2005. After a successful performance at district, state, national & international level, He guided budding champions of Yavatmal district to improve in chess. His first coaching camp was held at BITS PILANI Institute, Rajasthan in the year 2005. In 2006, He decided to move to Pune to pursue his dream in chess. He started his journey in Pune by winning the most prestigious event known as ‘Buddhibal Jallosh‘ in the same year and joined Symbiosis Chess School to guide students for a diploma in chess. He worked in symbiosis school for 3 Years. He continued sharing his knowledge to budding champions from the city of Pune and soon his students started winning championships at various levels. He has become one of the best chess coach in Pune. He realized that the role of a coach is very important in the improvement of every player. As a result in the year 2013, he decided to start an organization with the name of ‘Victorious Chess Academy‘ to provide the platform for all chess enthusiasts to pursue their dream in chess. He visited South Africa for World Youth Chess Championship 2014 as coach of one of his pupil where he passed the trainers exam conducted by FIDE (World Chess Federation) to achieve the title of National Instructor (NI) from India. He is also a state arbiter (SA) from Maharashtra.
Mr. Kapil believes, atmosphere for the sport, quality of teaching and financial aspect plays an important role in the life of every sportsperson.
Under his supervision as a Founder & Director of Victorious Chess Academy, the organization is successfully running ten centers in Pune.
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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

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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

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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

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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


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Mr. Chinmay has done Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University. He has done a Photography course from Fergusson College, Pune.

Mr. Chinmay Agashe

Mrs. Pallavi Lohana has done graduation in computer engineering from Pune University. She has experience in business development, organising events, targeting the corporate companies, foundations and trusts as well.


Mrs. Pallavi Lohana

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