Aspire Chess Leagues

In order to encourage healthy competition and to help aspiring chess professionals stay motivated in their pursuits, an online League system was set up on the first week of January, in 2019. The first group of players to join the fashionably named “League Of Shadows” were players from Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. This page is dedicated to chalk the journey of the League System and its evolution.

Stories and results can be found below…


Results: (Latest first)

League Of Shadows Tournament 1: (January 21 to 23, 2019 )

Tournament starting list: Tournament average: 2099

  1. Surendran 2210
  2. Hirthickkesh 2200
  3. Jyothsna 2118
  4. Swaraj 2075
  5. Arun 2020
  6. Badri 1970

The tournament was organized mostly in Playchess.com with a time control of 10 minutes each with an increment of 10 seconds. Several quality games ensued the relentless fighting by the players. In the end, with 6.5 points, Badri finished a clear first ahead of other higher rated players. Congratulations!

Final cross table:

Badrinath. S from Pondicherry, back in 2016.

Practise Tournament 2: January 18. 2019:

Double round robin with average rating 2046 was won by Jyothsna. L of Neyveli with a score of 5/6 (Losing only one game, that too on internet disconnection).


Practise Tournament 1: January 17, 2019.

A thematic King’s Indian tournament: Won by Badri of Pondicherry. All games can be found here: Link

Tournament 1 results. Tournament Rating average (FIDE): 2062