The tournament was scheduled at 11 pm IST. The tournament was held in arena format for 1 hour, and the time control was 5 minutes + 2 seconds increment.
The academy event was held in the Lichess team – Chess Gaja Academy, an exclusive group for the academy students. We will be having all our academy activities in this Lichess team in the future.
Our founder, Grandmaster Priyadharshan participated in the event to give high-level game practice to the academy students. In the process, he won all his games in the tournament and finished 1st in the rankings.
The winner of the tournament was Grandmaster Priyadharshan, who never lost a game and scored 8 points. moonwlkr scored 5 points and took second place. He was followed by Anish, who scored 4 points.
These events are held generally on the 2nd Saturday of a month, and our academy students from 12+ countries get to test their knowledge by competing among themselves, and GM Priyadharshan also regularly joins these events to give the students a chance to play against a Grandmaster!
Congrats to all the winners and participants of our October academy tournament! If you are taking classes in the academy and would like to participate in these activities, please fill out this form – https://forms.gle/qzgB6pyakpZnwdcB7 and then send a JOIN request on the Chess Gaja Academy Lichess page.