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Learn Chess
the right way! 

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Chess Grandmaster

from the professional team of

Swapnil Dhopade


New Batches Starting Soon!

  • We are happy to announce that we are starting new batches for group classes soon!

  • Join our Chess academy to learn chess systematically the right way!

  • All the courses are well-designed by our head coach Grandmaster  Swapnil Dhopade.

  • The coaches in our academy are trained by him.

  • All the classes will be conducted online on Zoom. 

  • Weekly 3 classes.

  • Click the button below to know more!

Benefits of joining
Chess Pathshala

Child-friendly Coaches

Well Designed Chess Courses

Video Recordings after every class

Video Tutorials by Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade

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“Pathshala” is the Indian word for school and yes this is the place where you can learn, train and improve your chess!

Chess Pathshala is an online academy founded by Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade with a view to providing quality chess coaching to young kids who want to learn and excel in chess.

GM Swapnil is the coach of the Indian Women’s Chess team and also Raunak Sadhwani who became one of the youngest Grandmasters in the world at the age of just 13 years and 9 months!

He is also the author of multiple chess books and courses. He has written books and courses for famous publications like Chessable and Quality Chess.

All the chess courses offered by Chess Pathshala are designed by GM Swapnil Dhopade. The coaches working in our academy are personally trained by our head coach GM Swapnil Dhopade.

Chess Pathshala

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With the Indian Women's Team

With the Indian Women's Team

With 5 times World Champion Vishy Anand

With 5 times World Champion Vishy Anand

Representing Indian Railways

Representing Indian Railways

Placed joint third with Kramnik!

Placed joint third with Kramnik!

Playing a tournament in Netherlands

Playing a tournament in Netherlands

Receiving prize from Jacob Aagard

Receiving prize from Jacob Aagard

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GM Raunak Sadhwani

Working with Swapnil Sir has
led to the improvement of my
Endgame technique. He helped
me to improve my visualization
in the middlegame so that I can
calculate deeper"


GM Koneru Humpy

I would like to congratulate Swapnil for starting his academy Chess Pathshala. His work during the chess olympiad 2018 was amazing. He is very dedicated and creative in finding new ideas


GM Harika Dronavalli

Swapnil is a very positive, genuine, dedicated and hard-working trainer. He has started 'Chess Pathshala' and I am sure he will be a wonderful trainer for many upcoming kids.  They can take his guidance and training to achieve their goals.

 All the courses in Chess Pathshala are personally created by GM Swapnil Dhopade and the coaches are also trained by him! Daily homework after every class is guaranteed!


GM Harshit Raja

Swapnil Sir has a practical and personal approach towards training. Thanks to his psychological advice I feel more confident now!


IM Soumya Swaminathan

Swapnil has a strong understanding of the game and is always positive.  He helped me with my opening preparation and decision making. Working with Swapnil helped me enhance my opening repertoire, gain confidence to handle various middlegame & time management issues!


IM Sankalp Gupta

Swapnil Sir identified the weakness in my game and helped me overcome them. He helped me improve my calculation skills and also my confidence in my own abilities.

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