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Why The Knight Chess Academy?

International Chess Federation certified instructors 

Well structured curriculum

Live Group Classes

Promoting young talents

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Meet Our Founders cum Coaches

Together, Sonkalan and Asmita lead our coaching staff with a shared passion for chess and a commitment to helping each student reach their full potential on the board. Kids are full of love for their Sonkalan sir & Asmita ma'am.

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Sonkalan Bharati

Head Coach. License : National Instructor

Heading our coaching team is Sonkalan Bharati, whose impressive peak FIDE rating of 2164 reflects his deep understanding and mastery of the game. As the head coach, Sonkalan provides strategic guidance and mentorship, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality instruction to excel in their chess endeavours. 

  • University National Runners’ Up, 2022

  • East Zonal Champion, 2021

  • Asian Team Championship : 5th

  • National Team Championship : 3rd

  • S24 District Champion

  • Represented India in SAARC

  • Represented India in Bangkok in Grandmaster Tournament

  • Represented India in South Asians

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Asmita Das

License: National Instructor ; Peak Rating: 1860 (FIDE)

Asmita Das, certified by FIDE (International Chess Federation), is committed to nurturing the talents of aspiring chess players. Her classes are thoroughly enjoyed by the kids.

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Barbera International Open 2023 - Champion in Female category

  • Sant Marti International Open 2023 - Champion in Female category

  • Vila de Sitges International Open 2023 - Champion in Female category

  • Badalona International Open - Champion in Female category

  • Llinars International Open 2023 - Runners in Rating Category


UNIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • All India Inter University Runners Up 2022-23

  • East Zonal Champion, 2022-23

  • All India Inter University Champion 2021-22

  • East Zonal Champion, 2020-21 Champion in Female category

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