• BAC A-Team

    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy (12742780)

    Team Members

    Rahul Amudhasagaran
    Dhruva Bhagwat
    Matthew Bhattacharya
    Alan Hung
    Atul Kamat
    Sean Kwon
    Marvin Lin
    Anthony Liu
    Joshua Lu
    Mihir Mirchandani
    Advait Namburi
    Jarett Nishikawa
    Justin Reed
    Pratheek Sankeshi
    Shawnak Shivakumar
    Jeffrey Zang


    BAC Teams

    BayAreaChess' teams are starting in August 2015 by inviting some of the Bay Area's most dedicated scholastic players with the mission to provide them with a format of training where they can elevate their chess to the next level. We do this by offering strong training with title player coaches combined with a team oriented method of training and support that will give these young players a valuable experience they can apply to both their chess and to their personal lives.

    This is a team for players with 1500+ rating.
    Do you think you'd be a good fit to this team, and would like us to consider you?
    Please, email us why you should be considered and what value you thinkg you bing to the BAC Team. All submissions will be considered.

    Q: What is expected from the Team members?
    A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend anywhere between 2-10hr/week on chess at home.

    Q: What software or other tools are required for the team members?
    A: For the Elite and A-team members, Chessbase (Click here to get it) is required software. Contact Kostya or Thomas if you have any question about buying or using Chessbase.

    Back to the Team Introduction page.


    Schedule of team-meetings

    Team Meeting
    # of Classes
    Team Building
    Events - Free
    4, x, 18, 25
    1, 8, x, 22, x
    6, 13, 20, x

    List of tournaments BAC team members are encouraged to attend in 2017
    and the "off weekends" are designed around these tournaments:

    March 24/25-25 BAC Spring Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    April 28/29-30 BAC Summer Start Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    May 27/28-29 Best of the West Championship (www.bayareachess.com/bestwest)


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