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 50 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…..

Any student can become a competent chess player with proper levels of instruction, and that is what we do, providing comprehensive courses, giving each student every precise material that he/she might require at every stage of this journey to kingdom. However good a player is, without proper exposure or experience, this might turn futile. In order to facilitate the students with the experience of tournaments, and to inculcate in them, the do’s and don’ts of actual tournament play, we incessantly conduct leagues, tournaments matches, friendly matches, simultaneous displays by renowned international masters for the budding players who sure would leave a indelible mark in this enthralling game.

We dream to be among the best academies of the country soon, come, live the dream!

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



Praveen Kumar is a MIB, MBA Graduate who is also a FIDE Instructor. He has over 15 years teaching experience across many countries. He is also the Author of Chez 2000 software and has also published a paper ” “SCIENTIFIC APPROACH FOR TALENT IDENTIFICATION USING CHESS”


  • Founder Checkmate (2013) and Go Checkmate Pte Ltd (2018), Singapore.
  • Founder and Secretary – Fishers Chess Academy, Vellore, India.
  • Arbiter in World Chess U – 16 Olympiad Chess Championship through AICF.
  • Arbiter in World Chess Junior Boys and Girls Chess Championship through AICF.
  • Has Conducted various chess awareness programs and summer camps in schools.
  • Organized summer coaching camp in Vellore Institute of Technology.
  • Was one of the seven Indians who participated in the Indo-Sweden Youth Exchange Program held in India and Sweden from January to May (2006)

Notable Accolades

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

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