Welcome to Gurukul Chess Academy!

Founded in 2003 by Mr. Hrishikesh Chavan, an esteemed FIDE Instructor certified by the World Chess Federation, Gurukul Chess Academy has been a beacon of excellence in the world of chess coaching. What began as a single teacher’s endeavor has grown into a prestigious academy with exceptional teachers, all driven by a shared passion for chess and a commitment to nurturing young minds.

As a FIDE Instructor and Arena Master, Mr. Hrishikesh Chavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the academy. His vast experience in coaching and his dedication to promoting the game of chess have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a leading figure in the chess coaching community.

At Gurukul Chess Academy, we take great pride in the quality of our teaching staff. Our team of exceptional teachers shares Mr. Hrishikesh Chavan’s vision for providing world-class chess education. They bring their unique skills, teaching styles, and love for the game to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment for our students.

With our headquarters based in Mumbai City, we have expanded our reach with multiple branches at different locations across the city. This allows us to bring the joy of chess to enthusiasts in various neighborhoods and communities, making our coaching accessible to all.

At Gurukul Chess Academy, we believe in not only teaching chess as a game but also harnessing its cognitive benefits and life skills. Chess is not just about moving pieces on a board; it’s about critical thinking, strategic planning, patience, and perseverance – qualities that transcend the game and extend to every aspect of life.

Whether you are a beginner starting your chess journey or an experienced player seeking to sharpen your skills, Gurukul Chess Academy welcomes you with open arms. Join our vibrant community of chess enthusiasts and let us be your guide to a world of intellectual and personal growth.

If you’re interested in exploring the world of chess or have any inquiries, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are excited to be a part of your chess adventure, no matter where you are in the world.

Checkmate your challenges with Gurukul Chess Academy – where chess is more than just a game!

In addition to our physical presence, we are proud to have a global reach. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we have students learning chess online from various countries around the world. From the USA, UK, UAE, and Madagascar to Canada, Luxembourg, South Africa, and beyond, our virtual classrooms have become a melting pot of cultures and chess enthusiasts united by their love for the game.


One-to-one classes have been the cornerstone of our teaching methodology. We understand that every student is different, and personalized attention is essential for their growth and progress. Our individual coaching approach allows us to focus on the specific needs and strengths of each student, fostering their skills and helping them reach their full potential

Here’s how we conduct group classes to accommodate students with different levels of strength and knowledge in chess:

1. Personalized Attention: Our experienced coaches understand the unique learning needs of each student. During group classes, they offer individualized guidance and support, tailoring their instruction to address specific challenges and opportunities for improvement.

2. Small Group Sizes: We keep our group sizes small to foster a focused and interactive learning environment. This enables students to actively engage with the coach and their peers, encouraging collaborative learning and peer-to-peer support.

3. Skill-Based Grouping: Students are grouped based on their current proficiency in chess. Whether you are a beginner taking your first steps or an intermediate player seeking to advance your skills, we ensure that you are placed in the most appropriate group that matches your level of expertise.

4. Customized Learning Materials: Our teaching materials are carefully curated to cater to different levels of knowledge in chess. From foundational concepts for beginners to more advanced strategies for experienced players, our course content is designed to challenge and inspire growth.

5. Interactive Activities: Group classes are structured with a blend of interactive activities, including chess puzzles, practice games, and tactical exercises. These activities are designed to accommodate varying levels of difficulty, making learning engaging and enjoyable for everyone.


Gurukul Chess Academy welcomes chess enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced player, our academy provides personalized coaching to cater to your individual needs.

We employ a variety of teaching methods, including one-to-one classes, group classes, interactive activities, chess puzzles, practice games, and tactical exercises. Our experienced coaches tailor their instruction to suit each student’s learning style.

Yes, we offer online classes for students who prefer learning remotely or are located outside Mumbai. Our virtual classrooms provide the same high-quality coaching and personalized attention as our physical classes.

Students are grouped based on their current skill level and proficiency in chess. We ensure that each group comprises students who are at a similar stage of their chess journey, creating an optimal learning environment.

Our coaches are highly qualified and experienced in chess coaching. The founder, Mr. Hrishikesh Chavan, is a certified FIDE Instructor (chess coach certified by the World Chess Federation), and the entire coaching team is dedicated to providing top-notch instruction.

The duration of each class depends on the type of coaching and the student’s preference. One-to-one classes typically last for an hour, while group classes may vary in duration.

While we encourage students to practice chess regularly, you need to bring your own chessboard and pieces to class. Gurukul Chess Academy provides all the necessary materials during the sessions.

Yes, we offer free online and paid offline classes for interested students to experience our teaching methods and interact with our coaches. It’s a great opportunity to see if Gurukul Chess Academy is the right fit for your chess journey.

Enrolling at Gurukul Chess Academy is simple. You can reach out to us through our website or contact us directly via phone or email. Our team will guide you through the enrollment process and help you get started on your chess adventure.

At Gurukul Chess Academy, we are committed to nurturing a love for chess and fostering growth in every student. If you have any more questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are excited to be a part of your chess journey!