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About Hubli Chess Academy and its 50th edition monthly chess tournament

by Dipika Joshi - 20/01/2017

Demonstrating a serious experience of conducting 49 editions of monthly chess tournament so far by Hubli Chess Academy (HCA), we will have a chance to participate in big 50th edition in April-2017, lace up your shoes and get ready! This tournament is expected to bring all the chess fraternity together in Hubli and across its nearby districts.

Shripad KV runs HCA successfully since 2001 and it is the first Chess academy in the Hubli (Dharwad District) region meant for only Chess coaching. It is dedicated to provide professional chess coaching and since then there are numerous chess coaching camps, awareness sessions, orientation classes in nearby districts, chess tournaments, assisting in organizing the events across districts like Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Davangere, Bagalkot etc. involved in making Chess from the grass root level learning across Dharwad District and entire North Karnataka region. At present it operates across 5 branches in the Hubli area.

 

Hubli-Dharwad are twin cities in Indian state of Karnataka. Hubli-Dharwad is the second-largest conurbation in Karnataka after Bengaluru. While Dharwad is the administrative headquarters, the city of Hubli, situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial center and business hub of North Karnataka.

HCA Location

 HCA Location

Below are some of the games from HCA.

[Event "LIC Open Chp, Dharwad"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2000.06.09"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Vinay Kurthkoti"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "43"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Qe7 5. Be2 Ng4 6. Qxd4 d6 7. exd6 Qxd6 8.
O-O Be7 9. Qxg7 Bf6 10. Bb5+ c6 11. Re1+ Kd8 12. Bg5 cxb5 13. Qxh8+ Kc7 14.
Bxf6 Nxf6 15. Nc3 a6 16. Qxf6 Qxf6 17. Nd5+ Kc6 18. Nxf6 Nd7 19. Nxd7 Bxd7 20.
Ne5+ Kc7 21. Nxd7 Kxd7 22. Rad1+ 1-0

 

[Event "DDCA Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.06.09"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Dr. V P, Baligar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1972"]
[WhiteElo "1486"]
[PlyCount "63"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 e6 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d5 6. e5 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nge7 8. h4
Bd7 9. a3 Ba5 10. Bd3 a6 11. Kf1 Rc8 12. Na4 Bb6 13. Be3 Na5 14. Nc5 Bxc5 15.
dxc5 Nac6 16. b4 Ng6 17. Bg5 Qc7 18. Qe2 Ncxe5 19. h5 Nxd3 20. hxg6 fxg6 21.
Kg1 Bb5 22. Qxe6+ Kf8 23. Qxd5 Re8 24. a4 Nxb4 25. Qb3 Qxc5 26. axb5 Qxb5 27.
Rh4 a5 28. Rf4+ Qf5 29. Rxf5+ gxf5 30. Rxa5 g6 31. Bh6+ Ke7 32. Qxb4+ 1-0

 

[Event "DDCA Chess Chp"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.12.21"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Vinay Kurtkoti"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[PlyCount "67"]
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. f4 e6 6. Nf3 d6 7. Be3 Nd7 8. Bd3 Ne7
9. Qd2 a6 10. h4 h5 11. O-O-O Nf6 12. f5 Ng4 13. fxe6 fxe6 14. Ng5 Qd7 15. Kb1
O-O-O 16. Nf7 Nc6 17. Nxd8 Rxd8 18. Be2 Kb8 19. Bg5 Re8 20. Rhf1 e5 21. d5 Nd4
22. Bxg4 Qxg4 23. Rf7 b5 24. Rxg7 b4 25. Na4 Qxe4+ 26. Qd3 Qxg2 27. Be3 Bc8 28.
Bxd4 Bf5 29. Qxf5 exd4 30. Qd7 Rc8 31. Nb6 Qg4 32. Qxc8+ Qxc8 33. Nxc8 Kxc8 34.
Rxd4 1-0

 

[Event "Mastercom FIDE Rated, Bangalore"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.06.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Manjunath J"]
[Black "Shripad KV"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D43"]
[WhiteElo "1999"]
[BlackElo "2012"]
[PlyCount "70"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Ne5
Bg7 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. f4 Nxe5 11. fxe5 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qg5 13. Qf3 h5 14. O-O O-O 15.
Rae1 b6 16. e4 dxc4 17. Bxc4 Qd2 18. d5 Qd4+ 19. Kh1 Qxc4 20. Rc1 Qd4 21. dxc6
Qxe5 22. Qd3 Qg5 23. b4 h4 24. gxh4 Qxh4 25. Rc2 a6 26. Qe3 b5 27. e5 Qc4 28.
Qf3 Bxe5 29. Rff2 Qxb4 30. Ne4 Qe7 31. Qe3 f5 32. Nc5 Bf6 33. Rg2 g5 34. Qf3
Ra7 35. Qh5 g4 0-1

 

[Event "RSC FIDE Rated Cochin"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.11.01"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Viani D'Cunha"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[BlackElo "1988"]
[PlyCount "83"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Bd3 d6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4
Qc7 9. Kh1 b6 10. c4 Nbd7 11. b4 Bb7 12. Nd2 O-O 13. Rc1 a5 14. b5 Nc5 15. Qc2
Rac8 16. N4f3 e5 17. f5 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Nd7 19. g4 Nc5 20. Qc2 Qb8 21. h4 Qa8 22.
Bxc5 dxc5 23. Kh2 Rcd8 24. Rce1 Rd7 25. Re3 Rfd8 26. g5 f6 27. Rf2 a4 28. Ra3
Qb8 29. Nf1 Rd6 30. Ne3 Rd4 31. Nd5 Bxd5 32. cxd5 Rb4 33. Rxa4 Rxb5 34. Qc4 Rb1
35. d6+ Kh8 36. dxe7 Rg8 37. Qf7 fxg5 38. Nxg5 Qe8 39. f6 gxf6 40. Qxf6+ Rg7
41. Qf8+ Rg8 42. Ra8 1-0

 

[Event "RSC FIDE Rated Cochin"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.11.02"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Nirmal E P"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B53"]
[BlackElo "2218"]
[PlyCount "125"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. c4 Qb6 8.
Qd3 Nf6 9. Nc3 g6 10. b3 Bg7 11. Bb2 O-O 12. O-O Rad8 13. Rad1 h6 14. h3 Nh5
15. Na4 Qc7 16. Bc1 f5 17. exf5 Bxf5 18. Qe2 Bc8 19. Nh4 Kh7 20. Qd3 Bf5 21.
Nxf5 Rxf5 22. Nc3 Nf4 23. Bxf4 Rxf4 24. Ne2 Rf7 25. f4 Qa5 26. a4 Rdf8 27. Rf3
Bb2 28. Qc2 Ba3 29. Rdf1 Qf5 30. Qd1 Bc5+ 31. Kh1 Qf6 32. Ng3 Qd4 33. Qxd4 Bxd4
34. b4 a5 35. b5 cxb5 36. cxb5 Rc8 37. Ne2 Ba7 38. Rc1 Rxc1+ 39. Nxc1 Kg7 40.
Kh2 e6 41. Ne2 Rc7 42. Rc3 Rxc3 43. Nxc3 d5 44. Kg3 Kf6 45. Kf3 Ke7 46. Ke2 Kd6
47. Kd3 Kc5 48. g4 Bb8 49. Ne2 Kb4 50. b6 Kxa4 51. Nd4 Bxf4 52. Nxe6 Bg3 53.
Nc7 Kb4 54. Nxd5+ Kc5 55. Ne7 Kxb6 56. Kc4 a4 57. Nxg6 Bd6 58. Nh4 a3 59. Kb3
Kc6 60. Nf5 Bf8 61. h4 Kd5 62. Nxh6 Bxh6 63. Kxa3 1/2-1/2

 

[Event "Doddahullur State Rapid"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.07.19"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Shripad KV"]
[Black "Sushrutha Reddy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B53"]
[PlyCount "77"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. c4 Nf6 8.
Nc3 g6 9. O-O Bg7 10. h3 O-O 11. Qd3 Rb8 12. Rb1 Qc8 13. Rd1 Rd8 14. b3 Qb7 15.
Be3 d5 16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Nxd5 Bb5 18. Nxf6+ Bxf6 19. Qxd8+ Rxd8 20. Rxd8+ Kg7
21. e5 Bh4 22. Nxh4 Qe4 23. Rc1 Qxh4 24. Rcc8 f5 25. Rc7 Qb4 26. Kh2 Kf7 27.
Bc5 Qf4+ 28. g3 Qxe5 29. Rxe7+ Qxe7 30. Bxe7 Kxe7 31. Ra8 a6 32. Ra7+ Kf6 33.
Rxh7 g5 34. Rh6+ Ke5 35. Rb6 g4 36. h4 Kd5 37. Rxb5+ axb5 38. a4 bxa4 39. bxa4
1-0

 

[Event "Doddahullur State Rapid"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.07.19"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Santosh Kashyap H G"]
[Black "Shripad KV"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D45"]
[PlyCount "76"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. a3 O-O 8. Bd3
Re8 9. O-O e5 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. Rd1 Bg4 14. Be2
Bxc3 15. bxc3 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Rc8 17. Bb2 Rc4 18. Rd4 b5 19. a4 a6 20. axb5 axb5
21. Rxc4 dxc4 22. Rd1 Qc7 23. Rd4 Qe5 24. h3 h6 25. Ba3 Ra8 26. Qb2 Ne4 27. f3
Ng3 28. e4 Qf4 29. Bd6 Qe3+ 30. Kh2 Ne2 31. Rd1 Nxc3 32. Rc1 Ne2 33. Re1 Qd4
34. Rxe2 Qxd6+ 35. e5 Qc5 36. f4 b4 37. e6 fxe6 38. Rxe6 b3 0-1

Some highlights about the academy:

  1. Organized state level rapid chess tournament in 2002 in A/C hall with INR 10,000 prize fund in 2002, 2003, 2004.
  2. 49 editions of monthly rapid chess tournament completed for U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14 and Open categories.
  3. We are the only one chess academy in state to recognize Karnataka State Chess day on 30-Nov every year since its inception in 2012, ref article.
  4. Conducting twice a year inter-school chess tournament (June / Dec), so far 20 events are organized.

Inter-School Chess tournament prize winners
Simul playing with 30 players

Tournament for Karnataka State Chess Day (30-Nov)

HCA offer minimal fees to coaching. Affordable rates on Chess materials, books and other chess infrastructures. Affordable chess coaching rates in Hubli with no hidden charges, no registration fees or annual membership fees. Fees taken on pro-rate basis (need not pay for unattended classes).

HCA offer Chess coaching at your time and place of convenience and also ready to travel to your location. HCA offer different coaching options i.e. one to one coaching, group coaching, classroom coaching and online sessions.

 HCA in news

Simultaneous at Malleswaram, Bangalore

HCA founders from left-to-right: Shripad KV, Ramachandra Bhat and Chandrashekhar S Yatnatti

Regarding founders, Shripad KV is a well-known player across North Karnataka region, any chess player across North Karnataka who has played chess tournaments the founder is known to him. Ramachandra Bhat is a senior most Chess coach and has 45 years of coaching and playing experience across State, National and International level chess tournaments. Chandrashekhar S Yatnatti is the most enthusiastic Chess players from Dharwad District, avid lover of Chess and motivates young buddies to learn and grasp the concepts of chess.

HCA has started Chess In School program and believes that CHESS brings following advantages, let's come and join their hands for a unique program "Chess in Schools":

  1. It brings discipline among students.
  2. It promotes self-confidence & thinking ability.
  3. It teaches the core value of giving respect.
  4. It promotes sportsmanship.
  5. It improves determination and concentration.
  6. It improves good mental health.
  7. It develops healthy competitiveness.
  8. It helps in planning and preparing for life ahead

 You can read this Times of India newspaper article about HCA.

 

About the author

 

Dipika Joshi is a chess player's wife! Her husband Nikhil Joshi is passionate about the game, and she travels along with him to tournaments. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.