• BAC A-Team

    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy (12742780)


    Team Members

    Dhruva Bhagwat
    Matthew Bhattacharya
    William Chen
    Brandon Fong
    Sean Hayes
    Danile Kou
    Harishankar Raghunath
    Sathvik Rajeskaran
    Justin Reed
    Mikko Salkola
    Jayden Xu

    Info

    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


    Month
    Team Meeting
    Dates
    Total
    # of Classes
    Sep 8, 15, x, 29 3
    Oct
    6, 13, 20, x 3
    Nov
    3, 10, x 2
    Dec
    1, x, 15, 22, x 3
    Jan x, 12, 19, 26 3
    Feb 2, 9, x, 23 3
    Mar 2, x, 16, 23, 30 4
    Apr 6, 13, 20, x 3
    May 4, 11, 18, x 3


    List of tournaments BAC team members are encouraged to attend in 2018
    and the "off weekends" are designed around these tournaments:
    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.

    Nov 23/24-25 CA Warfare Championship (www.bayareachess.com/tg)
    Dec 8-9 - 2018 CalChess Grade Level Championship
    www.bayareachess.com/grades
    Dec 14/15-16 GM Daniel Naroditsky Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)

 

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