Project Checkmate was a seed sown in April,2016. It couldn't have grown into a small sapling if it wasn't for the help of these individuals who have contributed in numerous different ways and have helped it along its journey. (In random order)
Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan- India's top Grandmaster and winner of multiple prestigious tournaments. Provided advice and support for the project and its students. Played a friendly match against our student.
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta- India's top Grandmaster and winner of the Olympiad silver medal amongst other tournaments. Spoke to our students in person and gave them some important tips.
Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri- India's top Grandmaster and winner of the Commonwealth silver medal amongst other strong open tournaments. Gave our students advice on how to improve their games.
Former National Junior Champion Aradhya Garg- Helped our students through his advice for improving. He also took some classes for the students at the National Association for the Blind, RK Puram, New Delhi.
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard- Scottish Chess Champion. Our students participated in one of his coaching camps in New Delhi in 2017.
International Master Vishal Sareen- India's top-most trainers. Helped our students to participate in the coaching camp by Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, an event organised by his team Delhi Dynamite.
WIM Elect Amruta Mokal- Helped our students undertake the coaching camp by GM Jacob Aagaard.
IM Sagar Shah- Helped our students undertake the coaching camp by GM Aagaard. Also, assisted in covering our project on the Chessbase India website.
Bhushita Ahuja- International Rated Chess Player. Inaugurated our DRF Scholarships in July,2018 and played against our students. She also spoke to the students on ways to improve their games.
Mr. Kartik Sawhney- B.SC. and M.Sc. Computer Science from Stanford University. He assisted our students with science for their school curriculum. Also gave them other strategic advice to improve themselves.
Ms. Shagun Sharma- Delhi state cricketer. Inaugurated our DRF Scholarships in July,2018 and spoke to our students about her life as a cricketer and how they can balance sports and their life.
Mr.Shailender Yadav- North India Director of the Samarthanam Trust. Served as a mentor and guide in all our endeavors for the visually challenged.
Ms. Meenakshi Chandwani- National Association of the Blind, Co-ordinator. Helped us with our sessions at the National Association of the Blind.
Mr.Prashant Ranjan Verma- National Association of the Blind, Secretary. Helped us in the logistics of our program at the National Association of the Blind.
Mr. Sarthak Gupta- Volunteer for our project. Raised funds for our foundation through the annual MSVV Green Fair and the Sadhana Enclave Diwali Mela. Also assisted with our students participating in the Annual Inter-NGO Sports Meet in MSVV.
Mr.Charudatta Jadhav- President of the International Braille Chess Association(IBCA) and the All India Chess Federation for the Blind(AICFB). He supported us through the AICFB by sponsoring chess boards for our players.
Project Checkmate is extremely grateful to all its partners and contributors. We are always looking to expand further and if you are interested in partnering with us, do drop us an email at email@example.com. We would like to take the opportunity of thanking our partners by naming them on this page.
1. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
2. National Association of the Blind, New Delhi
3. Modern School, Vasant Vihar(January, 2017)
5. Ishwar NGO (April 2016- November 2016)
6. Chess for Children with IM Tania Sachdev (April 2016-November 2016)
7. Delhi Dynamite- PRO Chess League Team
8. Rathi Bars Ltd.
9. The Devanshi Rathi Foundation
10. All India Chess Federation of the Blind(AICFB)