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SMCA Chess WORT (Weekly Online Rapid’s Tournament) – 19th Edition – 18th March 2021

The Chess WORT being organised by South Mumbai Chess Academy for it’s 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 lichess.org exclusively for SMCA students. The 19th Edition of the tournament was held this Thursday on the 18th March 2021. The tournament was held in 2 categories; ‘Champions’ & ‘Challengers’. The Champions’ category had participants who had been winners in the last 18 Editions of the tournament while the Challengers’ category had relatively new players. There were a total of 34 participants.

Our Top 3 Champions for the 19th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT are:
Position Name & City
🥇– 1st Shiv Vyas, Pune
🥈– 2nd Vaibhav Shenoy, Hyderabad
🥉– 3rd Smit Shreyas Adhikari, Mumbai
Our Top 3 Challengers for the 19th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT are:
Position Name & City
🥇– 1st Vallari Kini, Mumbai
🥈– 2nd Anushka Naik, Mumbai
🥉– 3rd Aarush Kumar, Pune

Our students love these tournaments as well as their parents. Vaibhav’s parents said, “Vaibhav likes playing rapid tournaments, he likes blitz too. As parents, we prefer rapid tournaments, as he gets time to think and play. We would suggest having rapid tournaments only, as in real chess there is plenty of time to play and it won’t be like a video game in real life chess. Vaibhav feels very happy to win the tournament. He wants to continuously improve and win.”

Students also feel very enthusiastic during the tournaments. Vallari said, “I enjoyed the tournament and it was overall a good experience for me as always. My experience with SMCA has been great and my mentors are helpful and motivating me always. I feel happy and excited and will continue to participate in such exciting tournaments.”

Little Anushka’s parents said, “ It’s a great platform for students to practise what has been learnt in the classes. A very small win but that is what motivates a 8 year old! Chess was initially “just” a game for Anushka. SMCA has developed it into a passion for her. She has been playing and trying for the last almost 4 months and finally she got what she was aiming for. She was ecstatic after the win.”

These are what motivate us to do the best we can and keep improving our services so that we can make our students future ready.

To know your kid’s standing in the 19th Edition of the SMCA Chess WORT, please visit:

https://lichess.org/swiss/XxV2hPdB or https://lichess.org/swiss/IxoMPEOL

The next edition of the Chess WORT shall be held on 25th March 2021.
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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