Checkmate was started by poignant chess players who wanted to give back something to this beautiful game. Our way of giving something back to the game is by training, motivating, elevating talents to greater heights. With more than 30 International FIDE Rated Players who have been roped in to coach, Checkmate is the place, if you love the game and want to jump to the next level in this beautiful profession. In Checkmate you can unleash the Chess in You…..

it’s a promise, there would be no letdowns!

Management Team



A Management Graduate (MBA-International Business) from VIT University (Vellore Institute Technology), Vellore India .

Praveen Kumar’s career began as a modestly paid Relationship Manager with India Infoline, Chennai in the year 2006, which gave him a chance to be close to the latest business trends, economical developments and market values of various organizations. He was then promoted as Branch Manager in a couple of months. It was his own interest and thirst for reaching a global position in business which persuaded him along with his associates in starting Macrocon Group of Companies (Dubai, Pondy and Vellore) in April 2007.

Mr. Praveen Kumar founded MACROCON in 2007. He started his first business in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and the company name was MACROCON Gen. Maint. LLC. Currently it has 40 staff members and the number is still growing. His second business also started in Dubai (MACROCON Arch Drawing Services) and it has two back offices in India at Pondy and Vellore. After establishing a successful business abroad and seeing the potential growth of Indian market, Praveen started MACROCON Modular Kitchen in Jan 2009 at Vellore and started franchising. The first franchise for this business started in Jan 2010 at Pondy.

Business Career

• Year 2007 Founded MACROCON Gen. Maint. LLC in Dubai.
• Year 2007 Founded MACROCON Arch. Drawing Services in Dubai.
• Year 2007 Founded MACROCON Engineering Services Pvt Ltd in India (Vellore).
• Year 2008 Founded MACROCON Rebar Services in India.
• Year 2009 Founded MACROCON Modular Kitchen in India (Vellore).
• Year 2010 First franchise for MACROCON Modular Kitchen at Pondy.

Awards and Accolodates

Mr. Praveen Kumar’s achievements have been acknowledged at National and International levels. Further, he has won numerous trophies. Over the years, some of the awards and recognition bestowed upon him are:

• Year 2012 FIDE Instructor Award from World Chess Federation.
• Year 2010 “Best Entrepreneurship” Distinguished Alumni Award Winners From VIT University.
• Year 2006 Jaycees Young Achiever award from National Jaycees Chamber
• Year 2005 Jaycees Young Achiever award from Jaycees Chamber
• Year 2005 Best Sports Man Award from VIT University.
• Year 2004 Sports Authority of India Scholarship & Cash Award.
• Year 2004 FIDE Arbiter norm from All India Chess Federation.
• Year 2004 International Arbiter norm from All India Chess Federation.
• Year 2004 National Arbiter Title from All India Chess Federation.
• Year 2004 Best Don Bosco Past Pupils Award from State Association.
• Year 2003 University Blue and Cash Prize Award from Madras University.
• Year 2003 Best Sportsman A.N.Gopal Memorial Award from Voorhees College.
• Year 2003 Republic Day’ Award from District Collector.
• Year 2003 All India University Chess Champion.
• Year 2002 Independence Day’ Award from District Collector.
• Year 2001 First International Rated Player in Vellore District (Active)


• Arbiter in World Chess U – 16 Olympiad Chess Championship.
• Arbiter in World Chess Junior Boys & Girls Chess Championship 2004
• Arbiter in National B chess championship, India.
• More than 100 state and district level tournament.


• Published chess software titled “CHEZ 2000” with copyrights.
• Presented a paper titled “SCIENTIFIC APPROACH FOR TALENT IDENTIFICATION USING CHESS” and won second place.






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