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Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy completes 12 years

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/09/2017

One person becoming a grandmaster is great for India's chess. But that same person using his expertise to create many more grandmasters is an unparalleled contribution. On 5th September 2005, there was a dawn of a new era in Kolkata. The birth of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy (DBCA) took place on this very day twelve years ago. And in these twelve years GM Dibyendu Barua, his wife Saheli Dhar-Barua and the entire team of DBCA have done so much for the chess in our country. In this article we highlight some of their achievements. Also be a part of the celebration by participating in the DBCA online blitz tournament to be held on 10th of September. More details in the article.

On 5th September 2005, there was a dawn of a new era in the chess academies of Kolkata. The birth of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy took place on this very day twelve years ago. GM Dibyendu Barua and his wife WIM Saheli Dhar Barua, gave a new home to the budding chess players of Kolkata to increase Chess literacy.


DBCA Co-Founders: GM Dibyendu Barua & WIM Saheli Dhar

GM Dibyendu Barua is the 2nd Grandmaster of the country and WIM Saheli Dhar Barua is the one of the strongest woman chess player of her time. They wanted to give a platform to the chess players to practice, hone their skills and get the best possible training for overall holistic development.


The premiere Chess Academy of Kolkata

Director’s Voice: “In the last few decades, chess has become very popular in India. It is mainly because of Viswanathan Anand’s excellent performances in the International Chess Arena. India has now been consistently performing well at World level in all categories and age-groups.

Chess, however, has become extremely competitive. Even if there is inborn talent in a player, but still, he needs to train constantly to develop qualities and skills to take correct decisions over the board. So intensive and scientific training from an early age has become a necessity in order to survive and excel in today’s fierce cut-throat competition. I also believe that in today’s context, it is imperative to develop a good chess culture among the young generation and to spread this game to the masses.

Keeping these in mind, I started this academy entirely on my own resources and initiative in September, 2005. We have an efficient and dedicated panel of coaches who work untiringly under my guidance to impart scientific and thematic coaching to the students according to their age-groups and standard. I strongly believe that West Bengal has immense potential in chess talent. And it is my cherished dream that with well-organized and strategized efforts to identify and groom these talents, we will be able to give the nation many world class chess champions.”

Visitors at DBCA:


Viswanathan Anand with DBCA Coaches in 2012

What an inspiration for the kids to be with their role model!

World famous trainer and author Jacob Aagaard was at DBCA in 2017

Notable Achievements by students:

Arpita Mukherjee

WFM Arpita Mukherjee won Gold Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championships 2017 in the Under 20 Girls Category

Arpita won State Women’s Chess Championship for four consecutive years from 2014-2017

Secured her WFM Title after becoming Asian Youth Chess Champion in Under 8 Girls category

Won Bronze Medal for Bengal Chess Team in National Women Team Chess Championship 2017. She also won 1st prize in Board No.1

Won Bronze Medal in both National Under 17 & Under 19 Chess Championship in 2016

Multiple time State Sub Junior Champion (2013, 2015 & 2016)

Multiple time State Junior Champion (2014 & 2016)

Chandrayee Hajra

WCM Chandreyee Hajra won Bronze Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championships 2017 in the Under 18 Girls Category

Won Bronze Medal for Bengal Chess Team in National Women Team Chess Championship 2017

Won Silver Medal in Asian Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Under 16 girls category

National Amateur 2014 Champion in Women’s category

Won Bronze medal in National Schools Chess Championship in 2014 in Under 15 Girls category

Runner Up in State Junior Chess Championship in 2014

Won Bronze medal in Asian Schools Under 13 Girls Blitz Chess Championship 2012

Won State Women Chess Championship in 2012

Won State Age Group Chess Championship in 2012 in Under 13 Girls category

Won Asian Amateur Chess Championship in 2015 in Women’s category


Mitrabha Guha

FM Mitrabha Guha won Bronze Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championships 2017 in the Under 16 Open Category

Won Bronze Medal in CBSE National Under 19 Mixed Chess Tournament 2016 for South Point High School

Secured 3rd position National Blitz Chess Championship 2017

Secured 2nd position in National Youth Under 25 Chess Championship in 2017

Won 2nd The Heritage Rapid Chess Championship 2017

Secured 2nd position in The Heritage Blitz Chess Championship 2017

Won 2nd The Heritage School Team Chess Championship 2017 for South Point High School

Runner up in West Bengal State FIDE Rated Chess Championship 2017

Won Kolkata District Chess Championship in 2017

Won National Under 15 Chess Championship in 2016

Won Silver Medal in Asian Youth Rapid Chess Championship in 2016 in Under 16 Open Category

Secured 2nd position in National Sub Junior Chess Championship in 2015

Secured 2nd position in West Bengal State FIDE Rated Blitz Chess Championship

Won Gold Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championship in 2015 in Under 14 Open category

Won West Bengal State Junior Chess Championship in 2015

Won West Bengal State Under 17 Chess Championship in 2015

Won Silver Medal in Asian Youth Chess Championship in 2014 in Under 14 Open category

Won West Bengal State Age Group Chess Championships in Under 7,9,11 & 13 Open category (2007-2013)


Sinthia Sarkar won Silver Medal in Commonwealth Chess Championships 2017 in the Under 10 Girls Category.

Workshops organized by DBCA:

Times of India presents Simul for Kolkata kids by Dibyendu Barua

The Times of India presents Happy Street

Events organized by DBCA:

G Akash wins 50th National Premier Chess 2012

WGM Mary Ann Gomes wins 40th National Women’s Premier Chess Championship 2012

SREI International GM Tournament held at Town Hall in 2013

Second Innings Senior Citizen Chess Tournament in 2014


DBCA’s flagship tournament Chess for Youth

DBCA’s coverage in Jacob Aagaard’s latest book, ‘Thinking Inside The Box’
 12th Chess for Youth 2017 Timelapse:
GM Dibyendu Barua unboxes over 150 books sent by GM Jacob Aagaard of Quality Chess

DBCA Online blitz tournament:

In order to celebrate 12 years of DBCA's chess excellence, ChessBase India and Playchess have organized a blitz tournament in their honour on 10th of September 2017.

Details of the event: 

Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017

Time: 6.00 p.m. IST 

Time control: 3+1, 10 rounds

Prize fund: Rs. 50,000, first prize Rs.12,500

Venue: Playchess

Eight grandmasters including National Challengers champion Deepan Chakkravarthy, national blitz champion Rajaram Laxman, GM Vishnu Prasanna, GM Diptayan Ghosh, GM Debashis Das, GM G.N. Gopal, GM Aravindh Chithambaram, defending champion GM Vaibhav Suri have confirmed their participation.

Four more Grandmasters have joined and they are Montcada Open 2017 winner GM M Shyam Sundar, Recently Qualified for National Premier 2017, GM Abhijit Kunte, GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury and GM Ankit Rajpara

Confirmed participants:

Serial No.NameRatingPlaychess ID
1GM G.N.Gopal2589ilusionist60
2GM Aravindh Chithambaram2579Refresh
3GM Diptayan Ghosh2562diptayan
4GM Vaibhav Suri2560irus1997
5GM M Shyam Sundar2547kereslover
6GM Vishnu Prasanna2538Fidodido
7GM Abhijit Kunte2505Abhijit Kunte
8IM P Karthikeyan2497Chennaikramnik
9GM Debashis Das2493debashis das
10IM Nihal Sarin2485nihalsarin
11GM Deepan Chakkravarthy2466 
12GM Ankit Rajpara2465 
13IM Swayams Mishra2444Mr bh6
14IM Sayantan Das2436Ambitious
15IM Abhishek Kelkar2403livestrong_6
16GM Rajaram Laxman2397Laxman
17Sai Krishna G.V2369Pennkrishna
18IM Rathnakaran K2326RATHNAKARAN
19GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury2317Sevenstar
20FM Ankit Gajwa2282Ab de villiers
21Gahan M G2281karnatakangahan
22IM D.K. Sharma2279kakdela
23Pranav V2248pranav_vip
24Snehal Vilas Bhosale2211BurninggIce
25Amithpal Singh2175Amithpal15
26FM C J Arvind2156junosource
27Kushager Krishnater2137kushu_attack
28Kavitha JE2134jekavitha
29Shantanu Bhambure2052Defence1234
30S.Harini2047Hasaka
31Soham Datar2037sohamchess64
32Aakash Dalvi1969aakash-dalvi
33Sa Kannan1960NextWC
34Sayan Bose1948bosesayan28
35Sandeep Chitkara1878sandy42
36Madhusudan Iyer1865Hallabol
37Arunachalam1699Arunachalam m
38Spandan Seth1634Best Angel
39Samrat Nandi1631Samratnandi
40Debarghya Samanta1563tapa1964
41Mohit Swami1549mohitswami1022
42Sanchit Mukherjee1450Sanchit
43Aayush Bhattacherjee1420AAYUSH
44Aadrito Datta1344Aadrito
45Shivam Garg1309mindhurter
46Dhawal Arora1226dhawalarora15
47Abir Dhar Chowdhury0AbirDC
48Akbar Amir Ali Pirani0akbar_sh_007
49Anshuman Chatterjee0Anshuman
50Arinjoy Saha0Arinjoy
51Kalpan Bhattacharya0Kalpan
52Maheshkumar Kudre0MDKUDRE
53Oishik Mondal0Oishik
54Pamir Dhar Chowdhury0IvantheTerrible
55Prachurjo Dutta Roy0Prachurjo
56Ritabrataa Roy0Ritabrataa
57Sagnik Nandi0sagnik nandi
58Vishal Parbari0VISHALPABARI

 

Entry fee:

The entry fee is Rs.400 until 26th of AugustAfter that it will be Rs.500. In this fee you get one month of ChessBase Premium Account worth Rs.125. Before paying the entry fee of the tournament, please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id. You can create one here. The last date to pay entry is 9th of September 2017.

Once you have paid the entry fee, you will receive the one month serial key on the registered email address along with the procedure to extend your account.

Entry fee for students of Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy will be Rs.250 which will be paid directly at the academy.
All GMs, IMs and WGMs get free entry to our tournament. All you have to do is write a mail to us at chessbaseindia@gmail.com along with your name, FIDE ID and the playchess ID. If you do not have a playchess ID please create it from here and share with us.

Contact:

For registration queries contact:

Mr. Shahid Ahmed - 9038139510 email - shahid.chess@gmail.com

The above number (9038139510can also be used for payment of entry fee via paytm.

For more information about the tournament visit the official page


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