IITK CHESS CLUB

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"Checkmate Your Limits, Unleash Your Potential!"

About Us

CHESS CLUB IIT KANPUR

We at Chess Club IIT Kanpur conduct various tournaments and sessions for the people at our campus and other colleges. Our major initiatives include Chess in Slums, where we visit remote areas and introduce the beautiful game to underprivileged children, and a FIDE-styled IITK Chess Championship Cycle comprising of events like Grand Swiss, Grand Prix, a Candidates Tournament and an IITK Chess Championship Match. Also, we are one of the only few institutes to incorporate such a comprehensive chess structure for the campus community.

Initiatives

CHESS IN SLUMS

Expanding chess community

#ChessforChange

CHAMPIONSHIP CYCLE

Cycle specific for IITK

IITK Grand Swiss(incoming)

QUEEN'S GAMBIT

ONLY FOR GIRLS

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Events

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IITK CHESS LEAGUE

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

UPCOMING

June 30th - July 2nd

The Second Edition of the IITK Chess League: The League of Legends was an outstanding event that marked the 15th anniversary of the Chess Club. With a vibrant mix of current students and talented alumni teams, the League offered a platform for chess enthusiasts to exhibit their skills and compete at the highest level. With more than 200 registrations, the league witnessed intense matches with varying time controls. The ladder knockout format added excitement and unpredictability to the games.

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CHESS MASTERS PREMIER LEAGUE

COLLEGIATE CHESS LEAGUE

UPCOMING

Not decided yet

Chess Masters Premier League 2023, also known as CMPL 2023, was a highly anticipated event organized by the IITK Chess Club. The tournament involved a staggering 6,500+ players and 3,200+ games. With an impressive 2,250,000 moves made, CMPL 2023 became the largest college-level chess tournament, attracting participants from prestigious global institutions. The event boasted an esteemed lineup of guest speakers such as GM Gukesh D, GM Arjun Erigaisi, IM Sagar Shah, Amruta Mokal, Mr. Dodgy, IM Niklesh Jain, GM Srinath Narayan and many more.

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SPEED CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

BLITZ + BULLET

UPCOMING

June 30th - July 2nd

This event of speed chess championship catered to chess enthusiasts who thrive in shorter chess formats. The championship witnessed a remarkable turnout of players.The participants engaged in an intense hour of 1+1 chess, followed by another hour of 3+1 chess. The excitement escalated in the knockout rounds with 30-minute matches of 1+1 and 3+1 chess. After an intense grueling battle in the finals between Saankulp and Rohan, Rohan got the best of his opponent and was crowned the Speed Chess Champion.

CMPL 2023

Team

Ayush Yadav

Coordinator

Chess Club IITK

Abhijeet Verma

Coordinator

Chess Club IITK

Navankur Shrotriya

Coordinator

Chess Club IITK

Tejas Goyal

Coordinator

Chess Club IITK