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Chess Coach

A checkered board consisting of 64 squares in black and white on a 8 x 8 grid, a strategic game played by two players is the game of chess. Each of the players has 16 pieces to play with, 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to put the opponent's King under an attack from which he cannot escape, called Checkmate. The game of Chess is   played by millions of people across the world. 

Career Options

  • - Chess Trainer at School - Chess Coach for professional players
  • freelance - FIDE Senior Trainer (FST) - FIDE Trainer (FT) - FIDE Instructor (FI) - National Instructor (NI) - Developmental Instructor (DI)

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications required is 10+2.

Personal Skills

  • - Analytical mind - patience - very good memory and strong nerves

Courses to be pursued

  • - Foundation Course in chess (6 months) - One year’s certificate course in chess - Diploma in chess Intermediate Course - Advanced course (Diplomas) - The Trainers or Coaches also need FIDE certifications

Top Colleges

  • Chess Gurukul Address: Old No. 5, New No. 15, A-2, First Floor (Near BJP office), Vaidhyaraman Street, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017 Phone: 094444 09043 Website:
  • Genius Chess Academy Address: M-57 LGF, Kali Mandir Society, Chittaranjan, Delhi 110019 Phone: 098114 75368 Website:

Working Conditions

- Limited Progressive opportunities - Expensive tournament fees - High traveling costs - Dependency on second source of income Beside the difficulties this job comes at its own perks such as there is nothing quite like having a job that is also your hobby, except maybe a career as a chess player. - The biggest perk in most cases is that the professional is actually doing something he or she loves while working.

Top Companies

  • Genius Chess Academy Address: M-57 LGF, C R Park New Delhi-110019 India Phone: 011-26275374 Mobile: 9811475368, 9650787677 Website:
  • All India Chess Federation Address: Administrative office; Room No 70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai – 600003 Phone: 91-44-6514 4966 Website:

Successful Persons

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand is a renownwed name in the world of chess. He is former World Chess Champion, and currently the World Rapid Chess Champion. Anand also holds the title of India's first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, and he was the first Asian to achieve this.

Pentala Harikrishna

Pentala Harikrishna was born on 10 May 1986 is a chess Grandmaster from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He became the youngest grandmaster from India on 12 September 2001, a record now held by Parimarjan Negi. He was Commonwealth Champion in 2001, World Junior Champion in 2004 and Asian Individual Champion in 2011.

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