Bangalore chess academy

Welcome to Bangalore Chess Academy

The Team


Vedant Goswami

Director and Chief Coach

Vedant achieved highest International FIDE rating of 2317 and represented India in 3 international events in Spain, in 2001.

Joint champion in a rapid chess event in Balaguer (Spain) ahead of 4 grandmasters and 16 international masters.

Trained with experienced Russian grandmaster Maxim Sorokin.

Represented India in Asian Chess championship 2002. Defeated Grandmaster Abhijeet Kunte in the first round.

Represented India in Commonwealth chess championship 1999, Bikaner ( 10th position).

Represented India in Commonwealth chess Championshp 2003, Mumbai. Drew with grandmaster Vassilio Kotronias (FIDE 2600) in the first round.

Champion in Piloo Mody International Chess Tournament, Lucknow, 2000. The biggest prize money tournament held in India till date.

Rajasthan State senior champion with 9/9 in 1999·

All India inter university chess champion, Nasik,1994.

Defeated top Indian players including IMs, D.K.Sharma,
V.Koshy, N.S.Babu, K.Murugan, Mithrakant, Sharad Tilak, Sriram Jha, P.Konguvel.

Participated in over 150 chess tournaments.

Over 100 referenced games in ChessBase, largest online chess reference database.

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20 years experience as a full time chess coach and player

Trained more than 1000 students.

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Dato Arthur Tan international open chess, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, August 2011

Orissa International Grandmaster Chess Open, June 2012

Durban International Open Chess, 2014


Vishal Sareen 

International Master Vishal Sareen was an active Chess player who took up the game at the age of ten in 1983. He became the Indian Under-15 champion in 1986, and represented India on many occasions thereafter in various International events.

He noticed the need for professional chess trainers in India at an early age of 25 years, and took to serious chess training at the onset of 2002.

His secret of success has been identifying young talents even when such children have not had any national successes, and mentoring them to highest glories. His proteges include Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi, Abhijeet Gupta, and Sahaj Grover, and WGM Tania Sachdev. More recently, in a span of just one year, he helped Akshayraj Kore become a Grandmaster in February 2013. Vishal Sareen has worked with several world class coaches and players from time to time, enriching his experience and also adapting various methods for continuous progress of the students of the game.

His wards include a World Junior Champion and multiple National Champions! The crowing glory of his achievements has been that, the last 3 of the Arjuna Awardees (The second highest sporting award for sportsmen in India) for Chess have all been his students! That is Tania in 2009, Parimarjan in 2010 and Abhijeet in 2013. Sareen possesses special skills in handling young children. His students have won several medals internationally in various age group championships. One of the most notable being Sahaj Grover who was world champion in under-10 age category in 2005.

In the World junior championship his students have won Gold, Silver and Bronze – Gupta and Negi finished first and second in 2008 World junior championship while Grover won the Bronze in 2011 championship.

The course provided by Sareen will be aimed at providing excellence to every student who joins the academy.