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Empowering Minds, Inspiring Futures
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Amari Copper McAllen, Texas May 4, 2024 Click Here
Manny Paccquio Manila, Philippines April 28, 2024 Click Here
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Our Mission

Making "Follow Your Passion" Possible for Chess

We are dedicated to empowering and inspiring children to follow their passion for chess. Our mission is to provide them with the resources, opportunities, and support needed to pursue their dreams.

Through our programs and initiatives, we aim to create a nurturing environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and personal growth. Our ultimate goal is to enable children to become self-motivated, confident, and successful chess enthusiasts who can make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

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Our Vision

Fostering a Future of Excellence in Chess

Our vision is to create a future where excellence in chess is fostered and celebrated. We envision a world where children not only discover their passion for chess but also develop the skills and mindset to excel in the game.

Through innovative strategies and a commitment to continuous improvement, we strive to be a leading force in shaping the next generation of chess enthusiasts. Our vision is to see these individuals thrive as strategic thinkers, problem solvers, and contributors to the global chess community.

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Our Approach

Revolutionizing Chess for Youth

Chess helps kids think better, but many parents struggle with introducing and maintaining interest in chess for their children. At 1000 GM, we're changing that by making chess both exciting and accessible.

  • Partnering with celebrities to inspire both kids and parents.
  • Providing a comprehensive path from beginner to grandmaster.
  • Making chess accessible by organizing tournaments across the USA.
  • Offering an affordable monthly membership at just $20.
  • Supporting parents through monthly Zoom calls.
  • Creating FIDE Norm tournaments to help serious competitors achieve their goals.
Srikanth Bangalore
Name Srikanth Bangalore
Position: Founder, President and Treasurer
Rushaan Mahajan
Name Rushaan Mahajan
Position: Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador
NM Abhinav Penagalapati
Name NM Abhinav Penagalapati
Position: Organizer of Bay Area Events
IM Josiah Stearman
Name IM Josiah Stearman
Position: Norm Events Organizer
GM Varuzhan Akobian
Name GM Varuzhan Akobian
Position: Organizer of St. Louis events and Game Analyst
Dylan Quercia
Name Dylan Quercia
Position: Interviewer, Live Commentator
Jonathan Machtig
Name Jonathan Machtig
Position: Media management and Game analysis host
Shelby Lohmann
Name Shelby Lohmann
Position: Head of Equipment and PR
Juan Cendejas
Name Juan Cendejas
Position: Hispanic American Liaison DGT Board Wizard
Deep Joshi
Name Deep Joshi
Position: DGT Board Operations
Vinit Patel
Name Vinit Patel
Position: Marketing Strategist
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