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  • BAC A-Team

    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy (12742780)

    Team Members

    Dhruva Bhagwat 
    Matthew Bhattacharya
    Kenneth Bui
    William Chen
    Brandon Fong
    Daniel Kou
    Mishra Priyadarsi
    Harishankar Raghunath 


    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.

    2018 Schedule

    2018 Schedule of team-meetings

    Team Meeting
    # of Classes
    '19 Sep
    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, x 3
    '19 Oct
    10/5, 10/12, x, 10/25 3
    '19 Nov
    11/2, 11/9, x,11/23, x 3
    '19 Dec
    12/7, 12/14, 12/21, x 3
    '20 Jan
    TBA 3
    '20 Feb
    TBA 3
    '20 Mar
    TBA 3
    '20 Apr
    TBA 3
    '20 May
    TBA 3
    '19 July
    x, 13, x, x, x 1
    '19 Aug
    x, 10, 17-Open House, x 1

    List of tournaments BAC Team members are encouraged to attend in 2019
    if class is falling on these tournament dates, we encourage team members
    to take a 1/2pt bye in the tournament to attend the class.