Meet Our Coaches

VENKAT

Lead Coach - SVCA

Venkat learnt chess at the age of five. At the age 11,  he was a runner-up in a State Rapid Chess, in his debut tournament. He became the University Champion and led the University team in All India Inter University competition. He represented Indian Air Force in National FIDE tournaments. He provides the right guidance to kids and  Training Kids is his passion.  He taught more than 600+ kids and many of them reached expert level and represented states level and national level.  Venkat is working with like minded friends and training kids  across the globe with a motto of  ."Coach them Young and Watch Them Grow!"

GM TEJAS BAKRE

Grandmaster Coach - SVCA

Grandmaster Tejas Bakre is a professional and a very passionate trainer since many years. His students have been their respective countries' winners in all age groups and went on to become medalists in World, Pan-American, Asian, and Commonwealth championships. GM challenges 

 WGM Pratyusha Bodda

Grandmaster Coach - SVCA

Pratyusha Bodda - Women Grand Master from India, had won many national & international events since childhood. She has represented India in chess Olympiad-2016.  A very passionate Chess Player &  loves to share her expertise  knowledge! with kids and budding players. She teaches chess very patiently and  trained may kids to reach higher level.

KESTONY

Coach - SV Chess Academy

Kestony is an excellent coach who teaches based on students' unique strengths and weaknesses. He is a great strategy master. His specialty is to conceptualize plans for a win.

IM Chakravarthi 
Coach - SV Chess Academy

Chakaravarthy Reddy is an International Master from INDIA and a former Asian youth chess champion, He is a dedicated chess teacher working with kids to help them improve and take their game to the next level..

SHREYANS K SHAH

Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Shreyans is an experienced coach. He is a FIDE rated player with a rating of 2200. He focuses on having a strong foundation and teaches chess with critical, theme-based puzzles.

VINAYAK KULKARNI

 Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Vinayak is a FIDE Player with a rating of about 2200. He has a great ability in conveying the complex ideas in very simple terms. Vinayak is the experts of experts!!

SHALVI

Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Shalvi is a FIDE player and trained many kids across the globe. She is an expert in explaining various tactics. She was the winner in Interzonal Maharashtra State Under 17 Chess Championship. She won 5th place in Singapore Asian Youth Festival Chess Championship.

DIVYA

                          Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Divya is helped many kids to improve their knowledge. Her unique coaching technique helps kids to improve their concentration levels. She is very patient and teaches the chess games in a very friendly way.

Pratik Shenvi

Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Pratik Shenvi is a great coach and helps the children to build their self-esteem and problem solving skills. He provides the right guidance to the kids to reach to next level. Pratik has USCF rated 2024, an A-Player  with a FIDE rating of 1813 

Prashanth

Coach -  SV Chess Academy

Prashanth is an ardent chess lover & player. He is an expert at teaching the basics of chess in fun filled manner. Students love his classes and learn many concepts along the way to make significant progress. 

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