THE SVCC TEAM
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak" - Epictetus
Venkat learnt the basics of chess from his parents at the age of five. He learnt the tactics of the game while his parents were playing each other. His father was a teacher by profession, and ensured all of his four kids learnt chess quickly. Venkat pursued chess in college, and achieved 2nd place in his 1st State Level Rapid Tournament. He became the University Champion and led the University Chess Team in the All India Inter University Championship.
After his graduation, he joined Indian Air Force (IAF) and continued his passion for Chess. He won the Western Air Command Chess Championship. He represented IAF in a FIDE rated National Chess Team Championship. He received the prestigious commendation award from the Air Chief Marshal, for his outstanding service. After successfully completing service with IAF, he worked with i2 Technologies and later moved Oracle Corporation, Bangalore. He was selected to play with GM Vishy Anand in Simul-Challenge-2006. He is currently working in Oracle Corporation USA, as Engineering Director. In the last 15 years he and his team earned many awards at the corporate level championships.
Apart from coaching kids in Chess, he conducts various coaching lessons on critical thinking, general knowledge. His poetic work namely "Magana Mate" which describes the bond between mother and son, which was was published in 2008.
Venkat is working with like-minded people across the globe to empower kids, with a motto of "Coach them Young and Watch Them Grow!"
CO-FOUNDER, COORDINATOR OF SVCC UK
Vinayachandra Acharya is an IT geek and known for his ability in e-organizing events. From the childhood he was known for organizing events. He was the main organizer of JCC (Junior Cricket Club) when he was still in high school. He is a great volunteer and coached many kids in UK
COACH, COORDINATOR OF SVCC TEXAS
Sudheendra is a chess loving parent. He takes initiative in organizing events which help the community by providing a platform where kids can interact. He is the backbone of our chess club from Texas Chapter He believes in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which means "The World is One Family" . He is based out of Plano, TX in the USA. He is an IT pro with expertise in ETL and DWH & BI. He likes to travel, meet new people and make new friends.
COACH, COORDINATOR OF SVCC INDIA
Nagaraja is a FIDE rated chess player, very passionate about teaching chess!! He has unique skills in teaching, Helped many students to improve their chess in the last couple of years
Currently working as Senior Technical Manager in Cerium Systems . His team management skills, project planning, execution of the projects with expected quality metrics is well appreciated
COORDINATOR OF SVCC NEW YORK
Raghunandan is an ardent chess player, chess loving parent. He is taking care of SVCC chess activities in East Coast USA. He is an IT pro with specialization in Salesforce technology from MA, USA. He is a chess player from childhood. He is a nature lover. All the members in his family actively play chess.
SOCAIL MEDIA MANAGER
Swapna Vijay is a chess loving parent & chess enthusiast. She helps in communicating SVCC members through different social media groups. She is based in Bay Area, California. She is working as statistical programmer in a biopharmaceutical company. She likes gardening, cooking traditional foods.