About Mysore Chess; Mysore City and chess are synonymous. The Mysore District Chess Association began in 1985 and the city has seen players in the boys and girls sections who have gone on to become National and State champions in different age categories.
The sport has been flourishing in this city and many a talented players have made their mark in the International and National level.
Regular tournaments are conducted by the Mysore District Chess Association on a weekly basis for all age categories.
M.S. Thejkumar, GM (Rating 2500) is the first Grand Master in Karnataka and the 50th in the country. He is a talented player who has done well in the International and National level.

Girish A Koushik, GM (Rating 2501) the former World U-10 chess champion is from this city. He also won the Asian under-13 championship and is a Commonwealth medalist. He achieved his Grand Master title recently.

Players like K.Vijaykeerthi (former National U-12 champion, Asian bronze medallist), N.Sanjay (presently in Bengaluru), Sriram Sarja (Ekalavya Award winner), M.Kavana, M. Kavyashree, Y.G. Vijeendra (Former State champion), P.R.Rekha, H.R. Manasa, M. Tulsi, Madhuri, Gangamma, Anagha (National U-7) girls chess champion, M.P.Ajith (National Amateur chess champion), S.N.Jatin,  have represented the state in the National level and performed well.
Mysore Disrict Chess Association: Hon. Secretary: K.R.Shivarame Gowda- Ph: 9611073919.
President:  Sudharshan: Ph: 9845122352 website:
Coaching: Mysore Professional Chess Academy- Lions Hall, behind Oval grounds, Mysore. Chief Coach: GM M S Thejkumar- 09535311116 & K.R.Shivarame Gowda- 9611073919
Mysore Chess Centre, Saraswathipuram, Mysore- Coaching- Suresh. Contact- M Nagendra- 8123819220.
Chess Clubs: Mysore Chess Club-Mr. Jayaprakash (Qualified Arbiter), Mysore Chess School.

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