We, GM V.Vishnu Prasanna and WIM Dr. Raghavi VIshnu Prasanna are the founders of GM Vishnu’s Chess Club (GMVCC). For us, this has been a long-awaited dream come true. Chess has played a significant role in both of our lives. Our main influences date back to our early chess days. Despite having trained with a variety of instructors, Ramani Chess Center (for Vishnu) and Tal Chess Club (for Raghavi) have always held a special place in our hearts. Our goal is to establish an environment in which a student’s passion can be nourished while simultaneously receiving the essential education.
Chess is an intellectual, fun social activity that stimulates the brain. It encourages children and adults to become positive and confident decision makers. It facilitates deep work and encourages children to concentrate for prolonged periods of time, which is a very important skill that is becoming increasingly scarce. It also instills in children the value of strategy, as well as the ability to recognise and observe patterns, enhancing their overall cognitive capacities. It strengthens the mind by assisting in dealing with the ups and downs of wins and losses. In a nutshell, chess is an art, a science, and a sport all rolled into one.
2. Grandmaster V. Vishnu Prasanna
I started playing chess relatively late (around 12 years of age). My initial training was quite unstructured, which I believe helped mould me into the player I am now. On the path to becoming a Grandmaster, I worked with various coaches and players, India and overseas. I eventually came up with my own teaching ideas and approaches.
3. Woman International Master Dr.Raghavi Vishnu Prasanna
Chess was initially a part of several other extra-curricular activities for me, but became my main passion. During my schooling, I won 5 national championships including winning the National Juniors(Under-19) at the age of 14. I also won a Silver mdda, in the Commonwealth Championship.
4. Vision and Mission
Vision: We pride ourselves not just in our passion towards the game but also being able to kindle the same in our students.
Mission: The aim of the club is to make the game of chess approachable to anyone (adult and child alike) who is passionate or curious about it.
2nd Youngest Grandmaster in the World ever Highest Rating 2563 World Youth Championship 2018 U-12 Gold Asian Youth Championship 2018 – 5 medals
International Master Completed his 3 International Master Norms in a record of 17 days! Highest rating 2490
Grandmaster Highest Rating 2676 Asian Continental Champion 2009 World Teams Championship 2019 (Individual Gold & Team Bronze) Won the Indian National Championship for a record six consecutive times from 2003–2008
Surya Sekar Ganguly
Women International Master Highest rating 2322
Women Grandmaster Highest Rating 2271 International Master norm holder Commonwealth Gold medal Under 20 (2018) and Under 16 (2014) World Youth Under 18 Silver Medal
Women International Master Hightest Rating 2218 One International Master norm and One Woman Grandmaster norm Commonwealth Gold Medallist, 2017(Under 16) & 2019(Under 18) 2 times National U-17 Champion, 2017 & 2018 Western Asia Youth U-18 Silver Medallist 2019
International Master Highest Rating 2445
News & Update
Chess Club is a professional institute offering chess lessons to children in Chennai, India.
We also provide coaching opportunities for students from international tournaments
Our heartfelt wishes to the wonderful, humble and the intelligent couple on their journey towards chess coaching and we are sure it is going to be a boon for all the chess lovers of all levels starting from beginners to top level Grandmasters. We are always grateful to GM Vishnuprasanna for inspiring our son D.Gukesh and supporting him with his guidance and wisdom since 2017 and was very much instrumental in making him world’s 2nd youngest grandmaster ever. Gukesh loves the way his coach makes him see chess and life in general and is very fond of listening to his inspiring anecdotes and positive true-life stories and personalities. Dr. Raghavi is a cheerful personality and brings positivity and laughter around her and it’s a pleasure to have known her and her capabilities needs no introduction being a Postgraduate doctor as well as Women International Master!!! Wish them all success and looking forward to see them guide and bring out lot of super talents in the coming days.
Dr. Rajinikanth and Dr. PadmakumariParents of D. Gukesh
Raghavi’s online chess classes have come as a boon to many students who are unable to attend physical classes due to the ongoing covid pandemic and more importantly, to those who are located outside Chennai. The classes are designed in a manner that enable a remote learning experience complete with conversational interaction with the teacher and other students alike thus enriching the learning environment. My daughter of 9, who had no background and very little interest in the beginning, has now picked up the game beautifully and spends a good part of her time solving puzzles and taking challenges online. Puzzles designed by Raghavi keep students engaged and I appreciate the feedback that is provided interactively during the sessions. Raghavi is an excellent coach who is obviously enthusiastic about the subject and that has rubbed off the students, which is a delight to watch. Wishing Raghavi and Vishnu continued success in the future. I am sure your classes are going to be a roaring success!!!
VidhyaMother of Anwesha
Approaching GM Vishnu Prasanna Sir to personally coach Leon Mendonca in March 2018 is one of the best decisions taken by me and my family to date! Like a specialized doctor, his immediate diagnosis of Leon’s strengths and weaknesses were absolutely spot on. Leon loves Sir’s unorthodox and philosophical approach towards the game which results in a perfect balance of passion, exploration, imagination and above all creativity. Under sir’s guidance Leon is confident he can go all the way in becoming a world chess champion. On behalf of my family, I would like to express our deep gratitude to Vishnu sir for moulding Leon into the accomplished and respected chess player and personality that he is today. God bless you and your family always Sir!
Lyndon MendoncaParent of Leon Mendonca
Everyday chess players are engaged in solving puzzles, making decisions and finding answers.