• BAC A-Team

    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy (12742780)

    Team Members

    Dhruva Bhagwat
    Matthew Bhattacharya
    Rohan Das
    Sanjana Das
    Sean Hayes
    Nikko Le
    Advait Namburi
    Jarett Nishikawa
    Prabhav Pragash
    Harishankar Raghunath
    Sathvik Rajeskaran
    Justin Reed
    Max Saito
    Mikko Salkola
    Jayden Xu


    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

    Team Meeting
    # of Classes
    Team Building
    Events - Free
    x, 13, 20, 27 3
    3, 10, x, 24 3
    3, 10, 17, 24, x 3
    x, 14, 21, 28 3
    x, 12, 19, x 3
    9, 23 2
    7 1
    11 1

    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.

    Jan 5/6-7 New Year Championship (www.bayareachess.com/ny)
    Jan 26/27-28 CM Azhar Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Feb 17/18-19 US Amateur Team West Team Championship (www.bayareachess.com/usatw)
    Mar 23/24-25 IM Walter Shipman Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Apr 27/28-29 GM Mammedyarov Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    May 26/27-28 Best of the West Championship (www.bayareachess.com/bestwest)
    June 22/23-24 GM Walter Browne Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    July 13/14-15 43rd People's Tournament (www.bayareachess.com/peoples)
    July 27/28-29 GM Mamedov Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Sept 1/2-3 CalChess State Championship -- organized by Berkeley Chess - link will come as published
    Sept 21/22-23 GM George Koltanowski Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Oct 19/20-21 IM Emory Tate Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Nov 23/24-25 CA Warfare Championship (www.bayareachess.com/tg)
    Dec 14/15-16 GM Daniel Naroditsky Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)


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