NEWS & UPDATES

We had a wonderful 12-day summer chess coaching at ICS Borivali, which has concluded today. In all, a total of 37-participants had attended this camp in two different batches and it was really inspiring to see all kids taking up the rudiments of the game so quickly!   To make the sessions more...
Published: April 28, 2016

12 April, 2016 will remain etched in my mind forever! This was day when Anand - (our hero!) was conferred the prestigious Hirdaynath Award at the hands of Governer of Maharashtra - his excellency, Vidyasagar Rao along with Bollywood icon and chess fanatic, Aamir Khan. It was wonderful to play a...
Published: April 19, 2016

Who is the odd person out amongst the following celebrities - A.R. Rahman, Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangesheshkar and Viswanathan Anand? Of course, rather than answering this question, it would involve laughter or loudly spoke in mind 'Why this question'! Well, it doesn't require a...
Published: March 30, 2016

The suspense as to who will be the challenger is over! It's Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin from Russia who will take on the reigning champion, Magnus Carlsen from Norway in November 2016 at USA. In the virtual finals, Karjakin, who had the advantage of White, opted for the King Pawn Opening as...
Published: March 29, 2016

The ensuing tournament to decide a candidate for the reigning champion, Magnus Carlsen cannot get better than this! After 17 days and 104 games of a virtual 'hand-to-hand combat between the eight worthy gladiators, we see the emergence of GM Fabiano Caruana from USA and GM Sergey Karjakin of...
Published: March 28, 2016

Beginning of April 15 2016, Indian Chess School would be conducting 'Summer Chess Coaching Camp 2016' for absolute beginenrs at Children's Academy, Asha Nagar, Thakur Complex, Kandivali (East), Mumbai. The details of the camp to be conducted are as under: Event: Summer Chess Coaching Camp Venue: Children's...
Published: March 27, 2016

The victory of Team India over Bangladesh in WT20 and Anand's victory over Karjakin in round 11 of candidates had the entire nation jubilant. However, for chess fans, the joy was short-lived as Anand found his nemisis in GM Hikaru Nakamura in round 12 to lose in just 26 moves from the Black-side...
Published: March 26, 2016

I became acquainted with Mangesh nearly 40 kilograms ago (being a huge fan of late GM Gufeld’s writings, I follow his system of counting!) during our frequented visit for chess tournaments at Zandu Canteen – considered as the ‘Mecca’ of the then Bombay’s or Mumbai’s chess before it closed its...
Published: March 26, 2016

Beginning of April 15 2016, Indian Chess School would be conducting 'Summer Chess Coaching Camp 2016' for absolute beginenrs at Don Bosco High School, Borivali. The details of the camp to be conducted are as under: Event: Summer Chess Coaching Camp Venue: Don Bosco High School, Off. Link Road,...
Published: March 09, 2016

The ICS Inter-Class Chess Tournament held at Don Bosco High School, Borivali attracted a total of 82 participants across its five centers, which included 12 FIDE rated players. Held in four categories - Under-08, Under-10, Under-12 and Above-12, it was held on a five round Swiss-League basis with...
Published: March 07, 2016

It's fun time at ICS! The joy of meeting again, the joy of sharing new ideas, the joy of playing in a competitive but festive atmosphere to re-kindle the spirit of competition!! ICS invites all its students for a Sunday bash on  06 March 2016 at the 'School Hall' of Don Bosco, Borivali. Of all our...
Published: March 04, 2016

Top-seeded International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni from Western Railways justified his billing by winning the SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which concluded today at Don Bosco High School, Borivali. In his last round encounter, he defeated Vedant Panesar to remain...
Published: November 23, 2015

Top-seeded International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni from Western Railways has taken the sole lead with a score of 8 at the end of 9th and penultimate round in the SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament in progress here at Don Bosco High School, Borivali. A group of 5-players,...
Published: November 23, 2015

Top-seeded International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni from Western Railway and 5th seeded Ketan Boricha have taken joint with a score of 6.5 at the end of round 7 of SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament in progress here at Don Bosco High School, Borivali. On the top-board,...
Published: November 23, 2015

The impressive run of lower rated players continued in round 5 of SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament as 16th seeded Rajesh Gupta (ELO 1685) created a minor flutter by holding former National B champion and 2nd seed, FM Avinash Awate (ELO 2135) to a draw. The round also witnessed young...
Published: November 23, 2015

10th seeded Vedant Panesar (ELO 1849) survived a scare against Rahat Mhatre (ELO 1393) to draw his round 3 game of SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament in progress here at Don Bosco High School Borivali. In the Sicialian Defense opening, Rahat who is rated nearly 450 points below...
Published: November 23, 2015

The 1st round of SBI Life FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which commenced here at Don Bosco High School, Borivali, witnessed easy sailing for seeded players as they won their respective games against lower rated players. The top seeded player of the event, International Master Vikramaditya Kulkarni (ELO...
Published: November 23, 2015

Indian Chess School would like to thank the chess fraterntiy of Maharashtra for their overwhelming response to SBI LIfe All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which is commencing tomorrow at Don Bosco High School, Borivali (West) from 18-22 November, 2015. We have closed registration 300+...
Published: November 17, 2015

The chess fratrernity of Mumbai can look forward to one more classical event as Indian Chess School is all set to conduct ICS All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament from 18-22 November, 2015. The tourament format is the usual 9-round league affairs however, my passion to innovate something...
Published: October 12, 2015

Indian Chess School has added one more feather in its glittering cap with successful conduct of one more event - The Green Acres Chess Festival - and, the event is not complete unless and until we place on record the contributions of persons and group whose were instrumental for this success! The...
Published: September 13, 2015

The Blitz event of the GAA Chess Festival was the most thrilling of all as it had attracted the cream of chess talents from Mumbai. With participation of 2 titled players in IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni and WIM Parnali Dharia and a big group of seasoned campaigners and experienced rated players in...
Published: September 13, 2015

The U14 Open of the GAA Chess Festival was won by Ankit Bhattacharya with a fantastic score of 7/8 while Tanvi Adhawade won the Girl's section with a score of 5/8. The 2nd and 3rd place in the 'Open' section was secured by Deepak Soni and Amogh Kanan while Himgouree Mhatre and Dhriti Kinkhabwala...
Published: September 13, 2015

The U12 section of the Green Acres Chess Festival was won by Dhairya Ghelani and Hetvi Pethad. Dhairya remained unbeaten with a score of 7/8 to win the title. Aryan Polakhare and Ashwat Jain secured 2nd and 3rd place respectively with a score of 6.5. In the girl's section, Hetvi scored 5.5/8 to...
Published: September 10, 2015

The U10 section of the Green Acres Chess Festival was won by Shiv Shome and Viha Shah. Shiv edged out Abhinav Karra on a superior tie-break as both the players finished with an identical score of 7/8 points. CM Raahil Mullick secured 3rd position.  In the girl's section, Viha got better of her...
Published: September 10, 2015

The Under-08 section of the Green Acres Chess Festival was won by Mitank Maru (Open) & Aditi Kayal (Girls). In an impressive display of chess, Mitank remained unbeaten with a score of 7.5/8 to clinch the title comfortably ahead of Om Kadam and Kush Bhagat. Equally impressive was Aditi who won the...
Published: September 09, 2015

On the 'National Sports Day' of India, we take pleasure in extending our greetings to all sports lovers across India and globe. We celebrate this day in the honour of one of the greatest sons of India, Major Dhyan Chand, who was born this day in the year 1905. Regarded as the best hockey player,...
Published: August 29, 2015

Indian Chess School in association with the 'Green Acres Academy (Chembur's newest ICSE School) are hosting 'The Green Acres Chess Festival' on 05 - 06 September, 2015 at their school, which is located at The Acres Club, 411A, Hemu Kalani Marg, Chembur, Mumbai - 400071.  The festival, which is...
Published: August 15, 2015

As we celebrate our 69th Independence Day, let us also remember those thousands and thousands who have sacrificed their lives so that we can see the light of this day. Happy Independece Day!! While we are independent, we are yet to break the shackles of poverty, corruption, the caste and creed...
Published: August 15, 2015

A sportsperson’s journey reaches its pinnacle when he/she is able to represent his/her country in an international tourney and, I am honoured to get this distinction in the role of trainer for the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2015 at Suwon, South Korea from 3-10 August, 2015. The joy of donning...
Published: August 13, 2015

  ICS Super-Sunday of August 2015 was a big success in terms of participation & strength of players. A total of 72 players from 3 centres of ICS - Borivali, Kandivali & Wadala participated in this event. The tournament was a 5-round swiss-league affair with a time-control fo 25m+10s per player...
Published: August 02, 2015