Soham Kamotra Create History
Congratulations to Soham kamotra of J&K for getting IM Norm in Abu Dhabi Masters chess championship!!!. Also congratulations to his first coach Vivek Bharti and GM Swapnil Dhopade and others who trained him later.

Soham kamotra also honored at vivek chess academy with Rs 5000 for getting IM norm in abu dhabi masters chess tournament. He defeat 2 gms and drew with 4 ims to get this norm. Vivek chess academy appriciate its ex player for this achievement other players of vivek chess academy also wish him

Chess Premier League 2022
 Vivek Chess Academy emerged champion after the side witnessed some close contest against WhiteKnights in the Jammu Chess Premier League which was organized under the banner of Jammu District Chess Association at Hotel Nek, here today. Hockey J&K president and member J&K Sports Council, Rajiv Sharma was chief guest, who declared open the event amidst encouragement of the players and the organisers. “The chief guest appreciated the efforts of Chess Association for evolving innovative ways to better the performance of youngsters. He also announced Rs 20,000 cash award for the winningteam,” informed president of All J&K Chess Association, Atul Kumar Gupta. He further said that other team owners distributed the reserved cash awards of Rs.48000 among players. There were five pools comprising strong (above 1500) rated players, Medium (below 1500) rated players, women, Under-14and Under-10. While pool-A players were paid Rs 5000 each, Pool B, C and Pool D players got Rs 2000 each. Pool Eplayers were paid Rs 1000 each. Earlier, over 100 players applied for leagueout of which 20 were selected by the owners. Pool A: Atul Kumar Gupta,Ajit singh, Arushi Kotwal and Danish Pathania. Pool- B: Aakash Singh Bhatia, Ravi Kumar, Superb Jain and Ankush Bhardwaj. Pool C: Srujanika Gupta, Manasvi Gupta,Amrita Gupta and Sonali Manhas. Pool D: Pazhany Kohli, Laksh Chowdhary, Aarav Gupta and Vansh Bakshi. Pool E: Aadvik Gupta, Ishaan Chowdhary, Paras Sharmaand Viraj Singh Jamwal. At the closing of the event,vice president of the AJKCA, Baldev Raj complimented the winning team andappreciated those young participants for their performance.

Vivek Chess Academy (The Winning Team players)

1. Arushi Kotwal 2. Superb Jain 3. Amrita Gupta 4. Aarav Gupta 5. Paras Sharma

Upcoming Chess Tournaments

Jammu District Chess Championship from Oct. 14


Jammu district Chess championships  from 14.10.2022  at 08 am at Nek Hotel, below gumat Jammu. (In Classical Format)

Jammu district chess championshis in all the age groups will be held at NEK Hotel below gummat jammu from 14.10.2022 to 17.10.2022. Players must register themselves upto 12.10.2022 (17.00 Hours) for the said championship with Arvindu sharma at mobile 7006939984. No onspot entry will be allowed. Any player from J&k can participate.

Entry Fee – Rs.500/- per player for each separate category event .

Please note – AICF registration for year 2022-23 is must.

Please note – As per J&K Govt. Latest directions for  SRO related benefits , playing at district level is compulsory.

Participation  certificate will be given to all the participants.

For Junior categories birth certificate which is registered within one year of birth with Muncipality or panchayat will only be valid as per AICF rules.

Schedule of  Jammu district chess championship at Nek Hotel below gumat ,Jammu wef 14.10.2022 to 17.10.2022  in all age categories.

Time control – 60 Minutes each with increment of 3 seconds from move one.


Age category

Must be born on or after


 Start Time

Senior open - 6 rounds  ( 3 rounds per day)



14.10.22 to 15.10.22

01 pm

Senior women-6 rounds ( 3 rounds per day)



14.10.2022 to 15.10.22

Girls & Boys  U-19,U-17 – Total 4 or 5 rounds


01.01.2003 &  01.01.2005 respectively


To 17.10.22



Girls & Boys U15&13 Total 4 or 5 rounds


01.01.2007 & 01.01.2009

16.10.22 to 17.10.22


01 pm

Boys & girls U-7,U-9,U-11

Total rounds 3 or 4


U-11, U-9 & U-7

01.01.11 , 01.01.13 & 01.01.15



Soham bags Independence Cup Chess title

Due to some technical issue and correct age limit issue being occurred in making the final list of winners. the winners were not asked to return their prizes but instead of that the deserving participants received their honor. the final list of winners mentioned below.


JAMMU, August 13: National under-18 champion and J&K’s top rank, Soham Kamotra won the Independence Cup Chess Tournament which was organized by IDPS School Sunjwan in collaboration with Dainik Shiv Times Media under the banner of All J&K Chess Association. In total, 90 participated were there to compete for the top honours in this Rs 50,000 cash prize event. Others, who emerged winners in their respective categories included Manoj Kohli (best veteran), Sonali Manhas (best woman), Aarav Gupta (Best Under-14) and Paras Sharma (Best Under-10). Sumit Grover, Akashdeep Singh Bhatia, Ajit Singh, Angad Singh, Amandeep and Ravi Kumar bagged won second to seventh position respectively in the Open category. Similarly, in Under-14 group, Manasvi Gupta, Lakshya Choudhary, Srujanika and Avasyu Singh Kotwal secured second to fifth spot respectively. In Under-10 age group, Pazhany Kohli, Viraj Singh, Aahana Gupta & Ishwam Kawatra were second to fift respectively. Arvindu Sharma was chief Arbiter of the event. Prizes were distributed Shahnaz Akhter in presence of Atul Kumar Gupta, president All J&K Chess Association, Managing Directors of IDPS, Suminder Singh and Swaran Choudhary, MD Shiv Times Media, Akshit Mahajan and Principal IDPS, Randeep Wazir. Earlier, Meenu Mahajan handed over the torch to Commonwealth gold medalist, Meenal Gupta for Relay. The event was inaugurated by Devia Nanda (JKAS), who was chief guest, while Sohail Kazmi, member Waqf Board was guest of honour.

Free Chess Coaching
Free Chess For ALL poors who don't have 4 wheel vehicle and have family yearly income below 3 lacks.

Special coaching will be given to top 5 talented boys and girls

age limit : 5 to 13 yrs Venue : Vivek Chess Academy, Near circular Road, baba lal mandir gali Mob. and whatsapp : 7051480185

Our Superstars

Soham Kamotra

First Ever Player of J&K to win any Recognized National (u18 National 2022 Gold)

Meenal Gupta

Commonwealth Gold Medal winner + Commonwealth Silver medal winner +

Arushi Kotwal

Asian School gold medal winner

Meenal Gupta

Commonwealth Silver medal winner

Soham Kamotra

First ever IM Norm Holder from J&K
Highest Rating player ever in the history of J&K Chess
U-18 National Winner

Soham Kamotra

First ever IM Norm Holder from J&K

Our Coaches

Vivek Bharti
Vivek Bharti 
(Jammu City-Near Circular Road)

Rating : 2015

Coach of Meenal Gupta & Soham Kamotra

Mob. & whatsapp no. : 8825076212

Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma

Rating : 1454

Mob. & whatsapp no. : 7889590407

Sumit Grover
Sumit Grover
(Jammu - Trikuta Nagar)

Rating : 2004

whatsapp & mob. No. : 917889542749

Khalid Amin

Khalid Amin


Rating : 1730

Mob. & whatsapp no. : 919858855012

Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh

Rating : 1749

whatsapp & mob. No. : 9906017469


(Jammu city)

Rating : 1631

Mob. & whatsapp no. : 70069 39984