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The Indian School Of Chess

The Indian School Of Chess

Featuring six new lessons!

How has India become a chess powerhouse? GM Surya Ganguly demonstrates the history of Indian chess from Sultan Khan through today's brilliant prodigies.

  • How did Sultan Khan become one of the best players in the world?
  • Learn Ganguly's personal stories that demonstrate how amazingly Vishy Anand can calculate!
  • How did Anand inspire generations of Indian grandmasters?
  • Which bright young stars could be the next Indian world champions?
Sultan Khan: The Indian School Of Chess

Sultan Khan: The Indian School Of Chess

GM Surya Ganguly begins his overview of Indian chess with the games of Sultan Khan, an amazing prodigy who competed with the best in the world.
10 min
5 Challenges
Before Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

Before Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

Between Sultan Khan and Vishy Anand, there were no Indian players among the best in the world, but that doesn't mean there weren't any strong players. GM Surya Ganguly demonstrates brilliant play by IM Manuel Aaron and GM Dibyendu Barua.
18 min
5 Challenges
Vishy Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

Vishy Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

The greatest player in India's history is world champion, Vishy Anand. GM Surya Ganguly has some Anand stories that you won't want to miss.
17 min
5 Challenges
Inspired By Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

Inspired By Anand: The Indian School Of Chess

Vishy Anand has inspired generations of Indian chess players! GM Surya Ganguly demonstrates games by his peers, GMs Abhijit Kunte and Krishnan Sasikiran.
19 min
5 Challenges
Pentala Harikrishna: The Indian School Of Chess

Pentala Harikrishna: The Indian School Of Chess

After Vishy Anand, GM Pentala Harikrishna was the next Indian player to enter the world elite. GM Ganguly demonstrates some of Harikrishna's greatest victories.
15 min
5 Challenges
Humpy and Harika: The Indian School Of Chess

Humpy and Harika: The Indian School Of Chess

Anand isn't the only Indian world champion. GM Humpy Koneru won the Women's World Rapid Championship in 2019. She's one of several strong female players from India. GM Ganguly demonstrates her best games and those of GM Harika Dronavalli.
17 min
5 Challenges
Negi And Adhiban: The Indian School Of Chess

Negi And Adhiban: The Indian School Of Chess

Many Indian chess players learned brilliant attacking chess from the example of Vishy Anand. GM Ganguly demonstrates some amazing ideas from GMs Negi and Adhiban.
12 min
5 Challenges
Vidit Gujrathi: The Indian School Of Chess

Vidit Gujrathi: The Indian School Of Chess

The newest member of the Indian Super GM club is Vidit Gujrathi. GM Surya Ganguly demonstrates what makes Vidit a chess star!
12 min
5 Challenges
Murali And Aravindh: The Indian School Of Chess

Murali And Aravindh: The Indian School Of Chess

Nowadays there are many brilliant young GMs in India. GM Surya Ganguly shows some of the greatest wins of the younger generation.
12 min
5 Challenges
Pragg And Nihal: The Indian School Of Chess

Pragg And Nihal: The Indian School Of Chess

GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin might be competing for the world title in a few years. GM Ganguly brings you the best games of these young stars.
19 min
5 Challenges
Gukesh, And Raunak: The Indian School Of Chess

Gukesh, And Raunak: The Indian School Of Chess

It seems like there's a new Indian GM every few weeks these days. GM Ganguly brings you one more lesson on the best games of the up-and-coming grandmasters Nihal Sarin, Gukesh Dommaraju, and Raunak Sadhwani.
17 min
5 Challenges

The Indian School Of Chess

Master Games
11 Lessons
168 Minutes
55 Challenges
Released December 28, 2021
4,123 Students