V4 Chess presents the 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Ranked Chess Tournament | So Good News


V4 CHESS Trust

V4 CHESS is a trust founded by four renowned chess players based in Hyderabad in the 1990s.

1. Ramu Kandy, MBA (FIDE Master, FIDE Coach and Founder of Chess Mavericks),

2. Sardar Amitpal Singh, MCA (Master candidate, FIDE instructor and founder of Maestro Chess Academy),

3. Rishpal Singh, MCA (FIDE Master, FIDE Coach and Founder of Deccan Chess Academy) and

4. Beenish Bhatia, MS (CS) (Former National Sub-Junior and U-18 Champion)

These four chess friends who are coaches, parents and organizers have come together to promote the game of chess and help the growing game of chess through various programs like chess tournaments, training camps and other promotional activities. aspiring chess players to realize their potential and realize their dreams.

L to R: 1. Beenish Bhatia, 2. Rishpal Singh, 3. Kandi Ramu and 4. Amitpal Singh

1-V4 chess tournament

As part of its first initiative, V4 CHESS will organize two All India Chess Tournaments namely…


2. “V4 CHESS ALL INDIA OPEN FIDE RATING TOURNAMENT FOR 1600 RATED PLAYERS” from February 3rd to February 5th, 2023.

Venue and Awards

Both these tournaments will be held at Kotla Vijay Bhasker Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yusufguda Hyderabad, Telangana.

International GM Tournament is being held at Vijay Bhasker Reddy Indoor Stadium.

In total, the prize fund for these 2 events is Rs. 20,00,001/-. Entry is free for all title players and prizes in exciting categories are also at stake. To make the event more comfortable and enjoyable, the organizers have planned facilities like composition/puzzle solving, best game prize after each round and comfortable seating for accompanying professionals and quality food courts. For details and registration, players can visit the official website.

Legacy of Shri Bishan Singh Ji

The first V4 CHESS tournament was named after Kech. Shri Bishan Singh ji was an eminent chess player, coach, national arbitrator, APCA office bearer and organizer. To promote any sport one needs passion and passion for the game of chess came naturally to Bishan Singh. Although he was the district champion, Bishan Singh ji knew that he had to rise to a level where chess could be considered as a career for young and emerging talent. His work first started in Karimnagar by laying the foundation of Karimnagar District Chess Association and eventually spread to other districts of the state. He was the office bearer of the AP State Chess Association in the early 90s. He worked tirelessly to promote chess in the country. His example can be seen in all four of his sons whom he inspired to play chess and all of them were successful players at the national level and won multiple medals in national championships. His sons are proud to carry on his legacy by hosting his memorial tournament with family and friends.

Bishan Singh ji along with his four sons L to R: Jaspal Singh, Amitpal Singh, Rishpal Singh and Maninderpal Singh.

His family has been organizing state-level tournaments in his memory since 2017.

Aerial view of previous edition of Sardar Bishan Singh Memorial State Open Rapid Chess Tournament held on 25th December 2021.

Brochure and sponsors

Brochure of V4 CHESS Tournament was released by President of Telangana State Chess Association Mr. KS Prasad on 17th October 2022 through a press conference, which was covered in all leading newspapers and electronic media. TV5, one of the leading regional electronic media, has agreed to be the media partner of this prestigious event.

Scenes from the October 17 press conference.

Left to right: 1. Rishpal Singh, 2. Beenish Bhatia, 3. Kandi Ramu and 4. Amitpal Singh.

When it comes to promoting chess, four friends from Hyderabad stand as strong and tall as the 4 pillars of Charminar and we wish them success in V4 CHESS – We for Chess initiative.

Players already registered for the 1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Ranked Chess Tournament:

Check out the full list

Important links

Official site

1st Bishan Singh Ji Memorial All India Open FIDE Ranked Chess Tournament Tournament Details

1st V4 Chess All India Open FIDE Rating 1600 Chess Tournament Details

Event registration link


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