NEWS & UPDATES

In the mid of August 2016, I got the news from my Kenyan friend, Paras Gudka that Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' - a real life story based on Ugandan chess sensation, WCM Phiona Mutesi and her missionary coach, Robert Katende - is slated for is slated for release in the end of September 2016, it...
Published: October 12, 2016

The evening of 25 September 2016 will be etched in the memories of all those were present for a long, long time! For, on this day all of us at ICS had an opportunity to interact with IM Sagar Shah (GM in the making!), Founder of Chessbase India. I will simply term this: 'An Evening with IM Sagar...
Published: October 01, 2016

It's fun time at ICS! ICS Super-Sunday! 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 25 September 2016 at the 'School Hall' of Don Bosco...
Published: September 04, 2016

Kotak Mutual Chess Festival in Celebration of 'International Chess Day' The city is once again heading towards chess boom! This was evident from 470 registrations (combined for Schlastic & Blitz) for the Kotak Mutual Chesss Festival 2016 and rejection of no less than 150 participants!!  Housefull We...
Published: July 26, 2016

In celebration of the International Chess Day, Indian Chess School would be conducting a 2-day chess festival on 23-24 July, 2016  at Don Bosco High School, Off. Link Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai - 400091.  The festival incorporates the following events: Scholastic Chess Tournament for...
Published: July 03, 2016

I was going through the training games played yesterday and came across a beautiful example of a 'Mutual Blunder' in chess! Before we proceed let us examine its definition - 'Mutual Blunder' is a move where one player blunders and his opponent, who is expected to take full advantage of this...
Published: June 27, 2016

The schools adopting chess as a subject or as an extra-curricular activity is common however, when Dr.Rajeev Singh of Terna Vidyalaya from Nerul approached me last year that he wanted to introduce chess as a compulsory subject for all its 1300+ students, it dawned upon me that this was not going...
Published: June 23, 2016

One of the key ingredient to become a good chess player is to play serious training games with an appropriate time-control and subsequent game analysis with his/her trainer. In keeping with this, Indian Chess School has decided to initiate this concept by introducing a ‘Tournament Training Game...
Published: June 05, 2016

On 20th May, 2016 I had posted (on FB page of Indian Chess School) a beautiful composition by the Spanish GM Arturo Pomar and just 6-days later we got the sad news of passing away of this legend after a long illness. Perhaps, the human inventor could no longer wait for a game of chess against his...
Published: May 30, 2016

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