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V4 Chess presents 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament

by Himank Ghosh - 31/10/2022

3 Chess Academies have come together under the banner of V4chess - Deccan chess Academy, Maestro Chess Academy, and Chess Mavericks. They are organizing 2 events - the 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, and the 1st V4 Chess All India will be held from 10th-14th January, 2023. The event will be held in the KVBR Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad, Telangana. The 1st prize is Rs. 1,00,000! Find out all the details about this mega chess event through this article. Photo: Tournament Brochure. 

V4 CHESS Trust

V4 CHESS is a Trust formed by the following four of Hyderabad based prominent Chess players from 1990’s.

1. Ramu Kandi, MBA (FIDE Master, FIDE Trainer and Founder of Chess Mavericks),

2. Sardar Amithpal Singh, MCA (Candidate Master, FIDE Instructor and Founder of Maestro Chess Academy),

3. Rishpal Singh, MCA (FIDE Master, FIDE Trainer and Founder of Deccan Chess Academy), and

4. Beenish Bhatia, MS (CS) (Former National Sub-junior & U-18 Champion)

These four Chess friends who are also Coaches, Parents and Organizers have joined hands together to promote the game of Chess through various programs such as Chess Tournaments, Training Camps and other promotional activities that will take the game of Chess to masses and help the budding & aspirant Chess players to realize their potential and chasing their dreams.

From L to R: 1. Beenish Bhatia, 2. Rishpal Singh, 3. Kandi Ramu and 4. Amithpal Singh

1st V4 Chess tournament

As part of its first initiative, V4 CHESS is organizing two All India Chess Tournaments, namely…



Venue and Prizes

Both of these tournaments will take place at Kotla Vijay Bhasker Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda Hyderabad, Telangana.

An International GM Tournament happening in the Vijay Bhasker Reddy Indoor stadium.

In Total, the prize fund of these 2 events is Rs. 20,00,001/-. For all titled players, the entry is free and attractive category prizes are also at stake. To make the event more comfortable and enjoyable, the organizers have planned/arranged facilities such as composition/puzzles solving events, best game award after end of every round and convenient seating arrangement for accompanying working professionals along with quality food courts. For details & registration, players can visit the Official Website.

The legacy of Shri Bishan Singh Ji

V4 CHESS’s first Tournament is named after Late. Shri Bishan Singh ji who was a prominent Chess Player, Coach, National Arbiter, APCA-Office Bearer and Organizer. To promote any sport, one must be passionate about it and passion for the game of chess came naturally to Bishan Singh ji. Although he was a district Champion, Bishan Singh ji knew that Chess had to be promoted to the level where it can be looked upon as a career option for young and budding talents. His work first started in Karimnagar, with laying the foundation of Karimnagar district chess association and eventually progressed to other districts of the state. He became the office bearer of AP State Chess Association in the early nineties. He worked selflessly in making chess popular in the state. An example of which can be seen in all his four sons whom he encouraged to play chess and they were all successful national level players and finished in the medal bracket multiple times in national championships. His sons take great pride in conducting his memorial tournament with family and friends and taking his legacy forward.

Bishan Singh ji along with his four sons L to R: Jaspal Singh, Amithpal Singh, Rishpal Singh and Maninderpal Singh.

His family is conducting State Level Tournaments in his memory since 2017.

An Aerial view of previous edition of Sardar Bishan Singh ji memorial state open Rapid Chess tournament conducted on 25th December 2021.

Brochure and Sponsors

V4 CHESS Tournament Brochure was released by Mr. K. S. Prasad, President-Telangana State Chess Association via press meet on 17th October 2022 which was covered in all the leading newspapers & electronic media. TV5, one of the leading regional electronic media has agreed to be the media partner for this prestigious event.

Scenes from the Press meet on 17th October.

From Left to Right: 1. Rishpal Singh, 2. Beenish Bhatia, 3. Kandi Ramu and 4. Amithpal Singh.

When it comes to promoting Chess, the four friends from Hyderabad stand strong & tall like the 4 pillars of Charminar and we wish them all the success in their V4 CHESS – We are for Chess initiative.

Players registered so far in the 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament:

1FMThakur Akash1680320215008514IND2235Maharastra
2Praveen Prasad P.2394320215014549IND2198Telangana
3Dhruva Thota60820202125996533IND1663U13Telangana
4Natura Bethi10959202125048864IND1385wF20Telangana
5Suhaas Kuppili94988202148732419IND1356U13Telangana
6Kavish Aryan Lanka83412202133383715IND1355U09Telangana
7Ritesh Maddukuri81173202133364052IND1353U11Telangana
8Nithik Reddy Bhavanam84435202133385106IND1351U11Telangana
9Kandi Santosh Sai Karthik93312202133400636IND1316U13Telangana
10Garimella Srivallabhaditya690972021366196292IND1310U13Telangana
11Avinash Vvus109297202135066048IND1306Telangana
12Nidhish Shyamal124342202233491917IND1304U07Telangana
13Arora Abhiraaj025611054GER1288U13Telangana
14Anmol Mathur83380202133383529IND1277wF13Telangana
15Shivamshika G84401202133384959IND1250wF11Telangana
16Sanikommu Jaideep Reddy83448202133384002IND1246U09Telangana
17Shravan Sriram120716202233383472IND1225U11Tamilnadu
18Aarush Reddy V59723202125984373IND1224U13Telangana
19Sahejdeep Kaur47109202125781332IND1207wF13Telangana
20Modipalli Deekshitha88219202133389454IND1194wF11Telangana

Check out the full list

Important links

Official Website

Telegram Channel for latest updates

Tournament details for 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament

Tournament details for 1st V4 Chess All India Open FIDE Rating Below 1600 Chess Tournament

Event registration link 


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