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Students shine at Houston Summer Championship 2021

As the world of chess is returning to normalcy and over-the-board tournaments resuming at various places, the Houston Summer Chess Championship 2021 took place at Westin Galleria on 21st and 22nd August. This prestigious event saw five of our academy students fight it out on the board against a strong field of players. Among the …

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Shawnak wins Silver in U-14 North American Youth Chess Championship

Shawnak Sivakumar, student of Grand Master Priyadharshan Kannappan in the academy, won the Silver medal in the U-14 category of North American Youth Chess Championships 2021, held in Chicago, USA, from August 16-21, 2021. Starting as the 13th seed, Shawnak scored 6.5 points out of 9 rounds and finished 2nd in the final standings. Shawnak …

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Priyansh Garg

Priyansh Garg scores 3.5/5 in DFW FIDE Reserve 6 and gains 50 USCF points

2021 DFW FIDE Reserve 6 tournament was held on August 14-15, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Chess Gaja academy student Priyansh Garg participated and scored 3.5/5 in the final standings. The highlight of Priyansh’s performance is that he started the event with a USCF rating of 1524 and ended the event with 1574! A whopping 50 …

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Prahalad’s 3rd place finish in the Sevalaya tournament

Prahalad Pinapala, coached by Bala in Chess Gaja academy, participated in the Sevalaya State Level U-10 Chess Tournament held on August 15th, 2021, in Thiruvallur. Prahalad finished 3rd on the final rankings by scoring 5 points out of the possible 6 rounds. The tournament was a 1-day event and was held at Mahakavi Bharatiyar Hr. …

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Priyansh Garg

Priyansh Garg’s scintillating performance of 199 rating point gain!

Priyansh Garg, coached by GrandMaster Priyadharshan and FIDE Instructor Swaraj in Chess Gaja Academy, recently participated in the Arlington Chess Club Open #56 and finished sixth in a field that consisted of 22 players. The most remarkable aspect of his performance was that he stayed unbeaten throughout the tournament, making 2 wins and 2 draws …

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Student Successes from 2021 US Class Chess Championship

Chess Gaja Academy students participated in the 2021 US Class Championship held in Houston, Texas, from July 23-25, 2021. As over the board tournaments slowly resume around the world, this was one of the national level events held in the U.S. We had 6 of our academy students participate in different classes. The top rankers …

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