We just finished another successful Swiss Chess tournament conducted live on 26th Feb 2022 as part of the CPL 3.0 The event was hosted by Mr. Abhi Joshi and Danish Khan, both exceptional Chess players. The tournament was streamed live on YouTube while the hosts analyzed and decoded chess moves.
Learner Circle was content to have 72 participants from all over the world participate in the event. It is always a joy to witness our story of connecting children on a learning platform. We hope to sustain this commitment towards creating a platform of infinite learning for children all over the world. The Swiss Chess tournament is a significant step towards forming a network of like-minded children to interact and learn from each other. Every successful event that we conduct is testimony to what we have been striving towards ever since the inception of this journey. The tournament was conducted for children from the ages 5 to 16yrs. We are delighted at the level of talent and enthusiasm displayed at the event.
The Swiss Chess Tournament format
The distinctive feature of a Swiss Chess tournament is that no player gets eliminated. Every player gets the opportunity to play every round. The winner is the player with the highest number of points at the end of the tournament. However, in a Swiss tournament, it is not necessary that every player plays against every player. If there are too many participants, then it is possible that there will not be enough rounds for a participant. This system was first tried out in Zurich in 1895 by Julius Muller and is today used in many other tournaments for games like Scrabble and Bridge.
We, at Learner Circle, decided to go with the Swiss tournament method because it avoids the need to eliminate players at the very beginning. We wanted to use this platform to reach out to children all over the globe, thereby changing their lives in a positive way. Usually, children get discouraged when eliminated in the first rounds of a tournament. This tournament’s purpose was to encourage children to channelize their cognitive energies into activities like chess. We know the tournament’s strategic game plan has motivated participants to be better chess players.
The top ten
It was an overwhelming evening watching 72 participants from the world over, focus, concentrate and indulge themselves in strategic thinking mode. Every participant was engrossed in planning their next move, rapidly trying to think creatively on how to outsmart the opponent. We are confident that this tournament has had a strong impact on the attitude of the participants towards the chess game and its challenges. We believe that we are going to have participants with a lot more passion and zest for the next tournament.
We would like to congratulate all the children who participated in the event. Parents and children will be pleased to note that we have recorded some important turning points in some of the interesting matches. Mr. Abhi Joshi and Danish Khan analysed the players moves and their thought process through live commentary throughout the tournament. Towards the end of the tournament, Mr. Abhi Joshi and Danish Khan analysed the winner’s board. He highlighted important points like the speed of his game and his strategic planning that were pivotal to his winning the tournament. A big applause to the children who featured in the top ten players of the tournament.
Top 10 players (Rank No. 1 to Rank 10)
Prabanjan. A (Winner of the tournament)
Luthfi Abdul Jaleel
Tay Wei Xiang
Lee Chee Xuan
Reuben Aji John
Adwit K Mishra
Yoga Sriram Pandi
The next tournament is coming soon
We would like to thank all the Chess tutors of Learner Circle who helped us organise this event successfully.
We have received positive feedback about this event and are all geared to host the next chess tournament. Please stay tuned to our website for more details on the same.