Simultaneous Exhibitions

UQCC Friendly Simultaneous Online Chess with IM SRINATH RAO

He is the first international master of the year! All the way from India, International Srinath Rao, currently the number 108th strongest player in his country and only in his early 20s, will knock your socks off with his amazing opening repertoire and middle game knowledge. Everyone knows that India fields many of the strongest masters to play chess, and as of the moment are ranked 4th in the number of GMs, trailing behind the US and China. The United Queens Chess Club is excited to pit him against our players this coming Sunday to see what is in store for the young lad.

With a FIDE rating of 2437, he has won or finished at the top 3 in countless tournaments including the 2016 St. Teresa Rating Open and 2018 Luzern Open in Switzerland. In the eight-round Swiss System at the St. Teresa Open held in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, he emerged as the overall winner, not suffering a single loss with an almost perfect score of 7.5 / 8. Although he was only a FIDE master and was against an International Master, it did not take him long for him to beat him head-to-head and in tiebreaks. On the other hand, in the Luzern Open, only two Indians were able to participate, and he was only the third seed. Despite those circumstances, he bested five foriegn players and only lost to the eventual champion. In the end, he bagged a silver medal with a total score of 5.5/7, a very strong finish. To finish off, he is also a chess coach who works for the King’s Chess Academy and Master Minds Academy, both reputable schools who have produced several superstars from India. He confidently and proudly trains a young girl who had blown his competitors away in the recently concluded United States National Chess Championship in California, where his student was recognized as the top in the female category.

A great chess teacher and an experienced Indian player.

OFFICIAL PARTICIPANTS:
1. Leroy Fenix
2. Gio Troy Ventura
3. Nate Jin
4. Jumana Sayegh
5. Kruthagna Ethiraju
6. AGM Christian Gian Karlo Arca
7. WCM Chua Jia-Tien
8. Chua Siang-Zhe
9. Poh Yu Tian
10. Iana Angela Sotaridona
11. Mervil Anne Maxime Alabado
12. Jian Carlo Rivera
13. Princess Dianna Pedros Simbajon
14. Romeo Cristian V. Pibte
15. Genesis Jahk Andres