Grandmaster Chess Camp in Pondicherry

After months of waiting and prolonged planned, Grandmaster Priyadharshan has agreed to teach two camps in partnership with Aspire Chess Center. Details are as follows…

Online Camp: July 06/07:

July 06/07 online chess camp is planned for advanced players who are mainly going for under 15 national. Class will be held using skype and lichess.

Timings: 9 am to 12 noon on July 06 & 07.

Total Class hours: 6 hours of class.

Topics: Advanced topics like preparing openings based on opponent’s weakness, time management during games, working on common openings, answering questions on practical problems faced during games and solving/analysis.

Fees: 3,500/- per student. Scholarship options are available for deserving candidates.

Last date for registration: July 3 is the deadline


Pondicherry Camp: July 20/21:

In-person group class with Grandmaster Priyadharshan. The class venue will be Aspire Chess Center, Pondicherry. More details below…

Class schedule:
July 20:
10:30 am to 1:00pm: Group A class.
3 pm to 5: 30 pm: Group B class.

July 21:
10:30 am to 1:00pm: Group A class.
3pm to 5:30pm: Group B class.
Q/A session: 5:30 pm to 6:00pm

Class hours: There will be a total of two groups, and five hours of class per group.

Fee Details: 3000 per student. Scholarship options are available for deserving candidates.

Last date for registration: July 14 is the deadline.


Registration Form:

About the coach:

Hello! I have been playing chess from the age of 6, and have won 11 International medals for India in Commonwealth, Asian and World Championships.

The titles FIDE awarded was the Grand Master title in 2016 and the FIDE Trainer title in February 2019, which makes me the Youngest FT in Asia.

My chess pursuits have taken me across the globe. One of the most significant time I spent outside India was in the U.S, where I spent 6 years (2012-18) honing my academic and chess skills in St.Louis, Missouri.

My coaching philosophy is heavily influenced by the various coaches whom I have trained with like GM Susan Polgar, GM R.B.Ramesh, GM Aleksander Goloshchapov, GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Elizbar Ubilava, GM Alexander Goldin, GM Ronen Har-Zvi etc.

Few of my best Achievements:
-Drew World #3 GM Fabiano Caruana with black pieces in a classical game.
-Joint Champion of New York International 2016
-Shared the first place with GM Gabriel Sargissian in 2014 Chicago Open
– 11 International Medals for India in age category championships
– Mid American Open 2012 and 2013 champion


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