Chess My favorite pastime activity!

I have gone through professional Chess training during my college days (2003-2007). After kickstarting my IT career in 2007, I have stopped practicing. However, I still play blitz games online and enjoy solving Chess puzzles. Below are some of my little achievements:

  • I have won a few district, Interzonal tournaments at my hometown (Vizag)
  • I have represented Andhra University in All India InterUniversity Chess Championship at VIT Vellore in 2006.
  • I was one of the 40 participants of simultaneous Chess match with the then World Champion Viswanathan Anand in 2010 (Media Link)
Note: I am not a FIDE rated player, but I think I can give a tough fight even today at club level ;)

My Chess hangouts:

  • I play Blitz at
  • I occasionally annotate some of my games at my Chess blog
  • I visit local Chess academies in Hyderabad/Vizag in my free time

Blindfold Chess Trainer

I always wanted to master Blindfold Chess but found that there are no free training resources. So I created one for fun in 2009. Though I could not fully use it myself, I am glad that it is being used till date by kids across several Chess academies. Source code is available on GitHub., below is the live trainer.