Our Founders

team member

AKSHAR AIYER

A Junior at the Blair Academy, New Jersey. Highest USCF rating :1809

Chess accomplishments:

2016 US CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL Ranked 1st

2016 8TH ANNUAL GOLDEN STATE OPEN Ranked 1st

2017 GM RAUF MAMEDOV CHAMPIONSHIP Ranked 2nd

2017 Susan Polgar National Foundation U-14 Ranked 3rd

2017 CALCHESS STATES CHAMP Ranked 4th

AKSHAR AIYER

A Junior at the Blair Academy, New Jersey. Highest USCF rating :1809

Advait Namburi

A Junior at Monte Vista High School, Danville California Highest USCF rating: 1596

First Place 2016 National Game 30 Championship Second Place 2016 CALCHESS State Championship Third Place 2013 National G60 Championship

ADVAIT NAMBURI

A Junior at Monte Vista High School, Danville California Highest USCF rating: 1596

ISHAN AIYER

A freshman at the Blair Academy, New Jersey. Highest USCF rating :1701

Chess accomplishments:

2016 US NATIONALS Championship G60 Ranked 3rd

2016 CA Warfare State Championship Ranked 3rd

2017 CA STATE Scholastic Championship Ranked 4th

2017 NATIONAL.JR Chess Championship

G30 Ranked 6th

ISHAN AIYER

A freshman at the Blair Academy, New Jersey. Highest USCF rating :1701

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

team member

FM Balaji Daggupati

FIDE Master 2017

FIDE Rating 2337

US Rank U16 No.7

FM Balaji Daggupati

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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GM Ivan Cheparinov

World Top 20 in 2007 - 2713 rating

Bulgarian Champion 2004, 2005, 2012, 2018.

World Cup appearances in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2017

2005 World Cup beat Vassily Ivanchuk; lost to Magnus Carlsen in Round 3

2007 World Cup lost to Magnus Carlsen in the Quarterfinals

FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov’s second

GM Ivan Cheparinov
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WGM Dimitrijevic Aleksandra

Women Grandmaster,

ELO 2383

FIDE Trainer & International Arbiter

European Super Cup U18 Champion

4 Chess Olympiads for Serbia Women National team.

General Secretary of Association of Chess Professionals 2019 - present

Secretary of FIDE Online Commission 2014 - present

WGM Dimitrijevic Aleksandra
team member

Shyam Subramanian MD

Section Chief, Specialty Clinics

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Tracy, CA

Chair, Clinical Pulmonary Network,

Member, Executive Committee of Council of Networks American College of Chest Physicians

Shyam Subramanian MD

GM ZAVEN ANDRIASIAN

GrandMaster at age 17

World Junior Champion 2006

Coach of the Armenian Women's National Chess Team

European Youth Chess Champion 2005

Winner Russian Cup 2010

Author of 2 bestseller books about Sicilian Defense

GM ZAVEN ANDRIASIAN

Zehra Surani RRT PhD

President Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi
Industrial & Organizational Psychologist

Executive Director, It's Your Life Foundation.

Zehra Surani RRT PhD

Srivalsan Ponnachath

Senior Vice President , Business Technology Services, Fiserv

Senior Vice President Services Sales – India, Cisco Systems

Country Head and Director – Services, Sun Microsystems

 

Srivalsan Ponnachath

V.R.BOBBA

Chess coach team India

World Youth Chess Championship in 1996

Asian Youth Chess Championship for U-10, U-12, and U-14 boys 2000

Asian Youth Chess Championship for U-16 and U-18 girls in 2004

Commonwealth Chess Championship in 2004

GOLD MEDALS ACHIEVED BY STUDENTS:

1996 GM Pentala Harikrishna - World U-10 Boys Championship, Spain

2012 WIM Nutakki Priyanka - World U-10 Girls Championship, Slovenia

2004 IM Dasari Sai Srinivas - World Children's Olympiad

V.R.BOBBA

Parinda Mehta MD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Member, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

Parinda Mehta MD

Sashi Venkatraman

Research Scientist Google

Co-Founder and CTO Sigmoid Labs - Where is my Train App; acquired by Google in December 2018.

Director Engineering – Algorithms TiVo

Sashi Venkatraman