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SMCA Chess WORT (Weekly Online Rapid’s Tournament) – 13th Edition – 3rd December 2020

The Chess WORT being organized by South Mumbai Chess Academy for its Regular Group Class students has been a significant success. Students & Parents alike have loved the tournament and the format. The Chess WORT is held on exclusively for SMCA students. The 13th Edition of the tournament, was held this Thursday on the 3rd December 2020, was a little different than the previous tournaments as the tournament was held in 2 categories; ‘Champions & Challengers’ The Champions’ category had participants who had been winners in the last 12 Editions of the tournament while the Challengers’ category had relatively new players. “I like the methodology of teaching. The coach is probing them to answer as they are shy and never open up unless asked. The options of puzzles and additional practice are highly appreciable. Especially the match analysis is very helpful. I thank Hari Sir for the efforts he has taken to make the session interesting. Both my kids enjoy all the sessions.” says Mr. Vijay K, father of Sreejith & Sreelakshmi from Bombay Scottish School.
Additionally, Mr. Sriram Kulkarni, 2nd Placed Challenger Ajinkya Kulkarni’s Father quotes “We are very happy with the teacher Aravind Sir as Ajinkya really enjoys the sessions. He has developed a keen interest in chess games because of SMCA and now regularly watching YouTube channels with analysis of old games of world-class players & champions. He also has watched all recent online chess tournaments including Chess Olympiad, Asian Online Nations Cup, Skillings Open, etc.”

Our Top 3 Champions for the 13th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT are:
PositionName & City
🥇– 1stDivij Jain, New Delhi
🥈– 2ndRaghav Chhaparia, Kolkata
🥉– 3rdSmit Shreyas Adhikari, Mumbai
Our Top 3 Challengers for the 13th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT are:
PositionName & City
🥇– 1st Anushka Naik, Mumbai
🥈– 2ndAjinkya Kulkarni, Mumbai
🥉– 3rdSreejith V, Coimbatore

To know your kid’s standing in the 13th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT, please visit: or

The kids have been loving the learning experience that the tournaments have been providing them each week. “I am loving online Rapid tournaments I am learning many new things and playing with new players My experience has been amazing in SMCA I have learned many new things like new tactics puzzles opening and endgames. I just want to continue like this with my favorite teacher Aravind Sir. It felt amazing winning the tournament. Quoted Raghav Chhaparia from Don Bosco Park Circus, Kolkata.
“It’s a great platform for students to practice what has been learned in the classes. A very small win but that is what motivates an 8-year-old! Chess was initially ‘just’ a game for Anushka. SMCA has developed it into a passion for her.” says our Challenger Anushka Naik’s Mother Mrs. Kasturi Naik.

The next edition of the Chess WORT shall be held on 10th December 2020.

The Top 2 winners of each Category (Challengers & Champions) will each get the following cash prizes:
  • 1st Place – INR 300/-
  • 2nd Place – INR 200/-

For queries, assistance & guidelines to join the tournament please contact us on +91 9987797792


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