We at “Chanakya Chess Club” are a team of professional chess players and coaches who have been in this field for over 13 years.
Managing Partner & Chief Coach
(B.Sc. IT, M.C.A, FIDE Instructor, FIDE Arbiter, Rated International Player)
Abhijit has been constantly juggling and balancing his passions for chess and technology and now his efforts are directed to synergize the two for the collective good of the “Game”. With Chanakya Chess Club, his vision is to provide quality training and structured growth & awareness of chess, giving the Game its due status. He has been a coach and a mentor since last 15 years, this vast experience at a very young age has helped him understand child psychology, ability to generate interest and develop new ways and methods of teaching & analyzing and building stronger foundation. With this approach, our students have performed at Asian, National and State Levels and many have achieved international rating.
Achievement in personal capacity of a Chess Player and Coach
- Peak International rating 2053
- 3rd Position in Nationals in 2006
- Recognized trainer by World Chess Federation
- FIDE Arbiter
His Responsibilities in / Contribution to the company
Training the trainers : The most important aspect is to search for right coaches and training them to impart knowledge above international standards and keeping the kids engaged at the same time
Marketing of Brand & Awareness of Chess : It is his vision to make chess a household game (not just the traditional way but as per international norms) that can be enjoyed with family and friends. He is taken the task of building the brand step by step and creating awareness of the game. We are now training in 6 countries
Processes & Technology : While we are expanding, maintaining quality with increasing the base at the same time is a balance that Abhijit has brought to the institute with his decision making abilities, technical knowledge, understanding of the game & the process required to make it big!
We welcome you to the fastest growing chess institute in India and world!
Started his journey in Chanakya Chess Club by partnering the late founder of CCC, Dhananjay Ramraje in 2006. He pioneered and implemented the Chess in school model in 2007 starting with the 4 top schools in Mumbai.
An avid chess lover, with multiple medals in Mumbai University Chess Championships including 2 Golds and 1 Silver, Salil was instrumental in organizing the biggest and best local chess tournaments from his college days. One of the initial events he organized had witnessed 750 players back in 2008.
An Investment Banker after completing his college, he decided to pursue with his work in Chanakya chess club in a more organized and Institutional manner.
Beside an aim to create champions from the academy at all levels, his vision is to have a chess centre in every city in India and then venture into global territory.
Coming from a Finance background, he handles the financial and operational verticals of the company.
Salil is also the Secretary of Thane District Chess Association and was the founder member of TDCA. He was instrumental in making TDCA one of the first chess Associations to have a 12A and 80G certifications of Income Tax in place.
He previously worked with the core team of Maharashtra Chess Association in various roles to develop the game of chess in different parts of the state.
He is a key member for team selection and Strategy of Pune True Masters franchise of Maharashtra Chess League (Viswanathan Anand and Aamir Khan have promoted the league).
Also works with Lakshya, a professionally managed, not for profit organization which nurtures and promotes budding talent in the country, with a vision to achieve Olympic glory.