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by Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury

20 Years Experience

Has been conferred the title of 51st Grandmaster of India. Saptarshi has played with and checkmated some of the World Champions. He has 20 years of experience in playing and teaching chess.

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Instruction Language

: English, Bengali, Hindi

Course Summary

Ready to level up your chess game? Here's what you'll learn:

  • Opening Repertoire: Nail down your starting moves, learn different strategies, and build a winning opening game plan.
  • Calculations: Sharpen your thinking skills to spot opportunities, predict moves, and plan ahead with confidence.
  • Positional Play: Master the art of positioning your pieces strategically, controlling the board, and setting up winning maneuvers.
  • Endgames: Finish strong with essential techniques for closing out games, converting advantages, and defending like a pro.

By the end, you'll be a more versatile player, ready to outsmart opponents and enjoy chess at a whole new level.

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Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

    About the Course

    Preparing Opening Repertoire as per Style of Individuals:

    • Identify your playing style and preferences, whether it's aggressive, positional, or balanced.
    • Choose openings that align with your style and provide opportunities to play to your strengths.
    • Study and practice selected openings thoroughly, understanding the key ideas, plans, and typical middle-game structures associated with each.
    • Continuously refine and adapt your repertoire based on your evolving understanding and preferences, seeking guidance from resources like books, videos, and analysis tools.

    Pawn Structure:

    • Isolated Queen Pawn: Study the strengths and weaknesses of positions with an isolated queen pawn, learning how to exploit its potential for activity or target it as a weakness.
    • Hanging Pawns: Understand the strategic considerations surrounding hanging pawns, including their potential for creating dynamic play or becoming targets for attack.

    Positional Play:

    • Prophylaxis: Learn how to anticipate and prevent your opponent's threats, employing prophylactic moves to maintain control over the position.
    • Maneuvering: Master the art of maneuvering your pieces to optimal squares, improving their activity and influencing the course of the game.
    • How to Plan: Understand the process of formulating and executing strategic plans based on the evaluation of the position, considering factors like pawn structure, piece placement, and king safety.
    • Transformation of Positions: Recognize when and how to transition between different types of positions, adapting your plans and strategies accordingly.

    Middlegame: Theme-wise Calculation Practice:

    • Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Levels: Practice calculating variations at different difficulty levels, focusing on themes like tactics, piece coordination, and positional understanding.
    • Attack and Defense: Learn how to launch effective attacks and defend against opponent threats, including recognizing tactical opportunities and defending weak points.
    • Combinations and Calculation of Variations: Hone your ability to spot combinations and calculate complex variations, identifying forcing moves and evaluating resulting positions.
    • Intuitive Decisions: Develop your intuition by making practical decisions based on patterns, experience, and a deep understanding of the position.
    • Mating Patterns: Study common mating patterns and techniques for delivering checkmate, including motifs like back rank mates, smothered mates, and Arabian mates.

    Basic Themes of Endgame:

    In all the above stages, you have learned how unique every piece and the awns are in their movements and roles. In the endgame strategies, you will learn how best to use them. 

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    • Pawn Endings: Understand concepts like pawn promotion, pawn chains, and pawn breakthroughs.
    • Knight Endings: Focus on their unique movement patterns and the importance of centralization and outposts.
    • Bishop Endings: Master the concept of bishop pairs, good vs. bad bishops, and the importance of controlling diagonals.
    • Rook Endings: Understanding concepts like active rooks, the seventh rank, and the importance of pawn structure.
    • Queen Endings: Learn how to handle endgames with queens, focusing on the power of the queen's mobility, coordination with other pieces, and the importance of avoiding perpetual checks.
    • Mate with Minor Pieces: Study techniques for delivering checkmate using minor pieces (knights and bishops) in endgame scenarios.
    • Bishop vs. Knight: Understand the dynamics of endgames where one side has a bishop and the other has a knight, including the strengths and weaknesses of each piece.
    • Endgame Strategy: Explore overarching strategies for approaching endgames, such as king activity, creating passed pawns, and exploiting imbalances.

     

    About the Teacher

    Saptarshi started learning chess from his mother as a child. He played his first tournament at the age of seven. He has been conferred the title of 51st Grandmaster of India. 

    In April 2010, Saptarshi tied for 3rd–6th place with three other players: Vladimir Malaniuk, David Smerdon, and Magesh Chandran Panchanathan.

    In May 2023, Saptarshi played in the Late Bharatbai Halkude Memorial Chess Festival 7th Rating Open. He tied for first place with Neelash Saha, Kushagra Mohan, and Chakravarthi Reddy M. Although he didn't win outright, he played really well throughout the tournament and didn't lose any games. Neelash ended up winning after tiebreaks.

    In December 2023, Saptarshi started strong in the 1st Marvel All India Open, leading after the second round. He kept up his good performance and ended up in second place with a score of 7.5/9. Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri won the tournament.

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