NEWS & UPDATES

With a view to provide a platform for practice, Indian Chess School, under the aegis of Mumbai City District Chess Association (MCDCA) would be conducting a chess tournament for U15 players on 19-20 August, 2017 at Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Peddar Road as per details given below: ...
VINA_PUBLISHED: August 16, 2017

Fresh from his triumph at the Commonwealth Chess Championship, 10-year old, Candidate Master Raahil Mullick continued his run by winning the ICS Super-Sunday Chess Challenge with a Fischer like score of 7/7! Arnav Tawade and Yashwant Pawar secured 2nd and 3rd place respectively.   On the girls's...
VINA_PUBLISHED: July 24, 2017

On behalf of Indian Chess School, we would like to extend greetings 'International Chess Day' greetings to the entire chess fraternity. It was on this day exactly 92 years ago that FIDE was founded in Paris, which paved the way for systematic organization of chess tournaments across the world....
VINA_PUBLISHED: July 20, 2017

It was one more fun-filled Sunday at ICS with students coming in to hone their skills by playing training games. The event was a 4/5 round swiss-league affair with a time-control of 25m+10s/Player wherein the players are compulsorily required to record their game on an electronic score-sheet...
VINA_PUBLISHED: July 11, 2017

As reported in our previous report, the friendly online match between Zugdid Sports Chess School (ZSCC) from Georgia and Indian Chess School ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Here is the report and all the four games. Board 1: Sartainia Giorgi of ZCS (1664) v/s Ved Shubham of ICS (1558) It was a...
VINA_PUBLISHED: July 06, 2017

On 22 of May 2017 I received a mail from Mr.Giorgi Beria, Director of Zugdidi Sports Chess School from Georgia to schedule a friendly online match between his chess school - Zugdid Sports Chess School (ZSCC) and Indian Chess School. The offer was simply thrilling in view of the fact players from...
VINA_PUBLISHED: June 28, 2017

The 26th of March 2017 will be etched in my memory for years to come as I was back to where it at all started 17-years ago - Cultural Centre of Russia! Going down the memory lane, this place at Peddar Road was one of the chess hubs of Mumbai (after Zandu) and I had spent my formative years there...
VINA_PUBLISHED: June 24, 2017

Beginning of April 13 2017, 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, Borivali (West) |...
VINA_PUBLISHED: April 10, 2017

There comes few events during one’s journey, which becomes life’s defining moments for its changes your perception to the things you are doing. And, one such event for me was Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard’s camp at Russian Centre for Science & Culture (RCSC), Mumbai on 26 – 27 March 2017. I have...
VINA_PUBLISHED: April 10, 2017

Indian Chess School in association with Mumbai City District Chess Association (MCDCA) and Chessbase India extends invitation to players from schools (Under-15) to participate in ICS Rapid Chess Championship to be held at Cultural Centre of Russia, 31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg (Pedder Road) Mumbai -...
VINA_PUBLISHED: March 17, 2017

What is the probability of a player winning a tournament who is rated around 1000 ELO below than the top seed? Well, one cany say as difficult as finding a needle in a haystick!  However, miracles do happen or much better the triumph of mind! This is what exactly happened at the first edition of...
VINA_PUBLISHED: March 13, 2017

Indian Chess School takes pleasure in inviting the players (with a valid FIDE ID) for a unique tournament by GoldChess (www.goldchess.com) on 11 March 2017 at 20.00 hours at Don Bosco High School, Off. Link Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai - 400091.   The GoldChess representative for this tournament is...
VINA_PUBLISHED: March 07, 2017

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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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...
VINA_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,...
VINA_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...
VINA_PUBLISHED: March 07, 2016