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Arvinder Preet Singh writes "Road to a World Chess Title"

by Himank Ghosh - 23/03/2023

FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh hails from Ludhiana, Punjab. One of the strongest amateur chess players of India as well as an accomplished coach, Arvinder won the National Amateur Championships in 2018. But his biggest achievement came when he won the World Amateur Chess Championship 2018 in the Under-2300 category! He has had many tournament triumphs since, his most recent one being bagging 1st position in the XIX Calvia Amateur Open 2022. Now venturing into Chess literature, Arvinder Preet Singh has written his first chess book named "Road to a world chess title"! Read more about this wonderful book below. 

Arvinder's journey to become the World Amateur Champion

FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh was the 26th seed in the starting rankings of the World Amateur Chess Championships 2018. Pulling off a stellar performance in the final rounds, he became the World Amateur Champion in the Under-2300 rating category! In his brand new book called "Road to a World Chess title" launched on 7th January 2023, Arvinder takes the reader through his journey in reaching this title.

The cover art of "Road to a World Chess title". Buy the book on Amazon here

The back cover of "Road to a World Chess title", introducing the author and sharing some lovely reviews of the book.

We asked Arvinder to share some details about himself and a brief introduction to the book. Read in his own words below:

Arvinder's smile after becoming World Amateur Under-2300 Champion! | Photo: Palak Patel

" Hi, I'm FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh. I am 41, and belong to a middle-class family in Ludhiana. I am a sports-loving fitness freak and I like to follow various sporting events around the world. I have been playing chess since 1996 with moderate success. My biggest win came when I won the World Amateur Chess Championship in Italy in 2018, right before my planned retirement from playing chess. The win encouraged me to play for some more years. I have been playing actively till now and won an international tournament in Spain in October last year. My book ‘Road to a World Chess Title’ is a comprehensive guide through my memoirs, games and exercises. In it, I share my experience of years of playing chess in a bid to help young chess players. "

‘Road To A World Chess Title’: Amateur Champion’s Book Tells How Chess Can Flourish In Punjab | Arvinder's interview with Indian Express Punjab

FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh felicitated by the Ludhiana District Chess Association for the launch of his new book "Road to a World Chess Title"

Arvinder Preet Singh is also a very accomplished chess coach, and that is clearly reflected in the way he has shared his story in this book. The language and explanations are very lucid! Here's what Arvinder has to say about the contents of the book and how it can help chess players: 

" The book covers my journey from 1996 to 2018, followed by my 30 best games against Masters or higher-ranked players analysed in detail. There are about 128 chess exercises as well. When I won the world Amateurs Chess Title in Italy in 2018 and the Indian National Anthem was played in Italy, it was like a dream come true. It became the proudest moment of my life! The way to this moment was not a smooth path. I went through so many challenges, struggles, and ups and downs in my chess playing career. Through this book I shared my experience of 22 years of chess playing career with full truthfulness. This will help young chess players in taking their decisions in their career. My 30 best games played against masters or higher ranked players will guide the players how they can play fearlessly without bothering about the ratings and titles of their opponents. The 128 exercises on middlegame and endgame will guide the players to improve their standards of play. All the games and exercises are analysed in great depth with the help of my chess playing friends and of course, the silicon monster. "

Book reviews

GM RR Laxman:

Grandmaster Rajaram Laxman ICF, Chennai Gold-Medallist in Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010, Indian National Blitz Chess Champion 2005 & 2017 10th Chennai International Open Chess Champion, 2018.

I recommend this book to young players who want to excel in Chess. I am aware of Arvinder's talent and am a silent admirer of his exemplary passion & prowess in Chess. I encourage everyone to follow in the footsteps of the World Amateur Champion. Best Wishes!

Jupinderjit Singh:

Jupinderjit Singh, Senior journalist, The Tribune Chandigarh

A self-taught player, Arvinder's journey to bag a world chess title from humble beginnings is an inspiring life story, dotted with lessons to improve your chess.

FM Gurpreet Pal Singh, New Delhi, Former Indian National Junior Chess Champion 1994

Great read! Loved the games, their analysis and the stories behind them! I am sure readers will also find them fascinating. Wish Arvinder all the best for the book.

FM Ashwani Tiwari

FM Ashwani Tiwari, Jalandhar, 1st FIDE Master of Punjab & Former Selection Committee member of AICF

My camaraderie with Arvinder goes way back to 1996, when he was already a recognised state junior level hockey player. But his fascination towards Chess gave Punjab a bright young talent, which over years flourished and brought great laurels for our country when he won the World Amateur Chess Championship in 2018. I am sure that his writings penned in this book will be invaluable for all budding as well as professional chess players alike. I wish him all the best!

Dr. Paramjit Kaur

Review by Dr. Paramjit Kaur, National Awardee | CBSE Awardee | Educationist and Life Coach | Director at Arya Samaj Group of Schools, Ludhiana

Product details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Walnut Publication (1 January 2023)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 395 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9355742738

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9355742735

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 490 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 23 x 16 x 3 cm

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India

Walnut Publication is the publisher of "Road to a World Chess title". The book is available for only INR 600 in both Amazon and Flipkart!

Important links

Buy "Road to a World Chess Title" on Amazon

Buy "Road to a World Chess Title" on Flipkart

FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh Linkedin Profile

FM FI Arvinder Preet Singh Coach profile on Lichess

We end the article with this beautiful picture of Arvinder getting a copy of "Chesspa in Chess adventure Park" for his little daughter Agam!

Get a copy of "Road to a World Chess Title" for INR 600


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