Connect With Us

by John Bain

Praggnanandhaa “Praggu” Rameshbabu

Born August 10, 2005 in Chennai, India

Rated: 2540

Only 13 Years Old

“Praggu,” as he known by most people in the chess community, was born August 10, 2005 in Chennai, India. At 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, he became a Grandmaster!

To put Praggu’s achievement of becoming a Grandmaster in perspective, the current World Chess Champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, born November 30, 1990, became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days–6 months older than Praggu!

Praggu wins Copenhagen Open

“Praggu” Wins

2019 Copenhagen Open!

The Indian chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu won the traditional Copenhagen Open (now known as the Xtracon Chess Open) held in Helsingor, Denmark.

Of the the 368 players from 25 countries who competed in the Copenhagen Open, eighty-seven of them have earned titles, including 25 Grandmasters!

UNDEFEATED in 10 rounds, “Praggu” won 7 games and drew 3, finishing alone in 1st Place with 8.5/10 points. Look at the Grandmasters finishing below him!

2019 Copenhagen Open

(Xtracon Chess Open)

Final Standings

2019 Copenhage Open Final Standings

The 10 Youngest Grandmasters in History

The 10 youngest chess Grandmasters in history.

The Path to Grandmaster Can Begin Here

World’s Best-Selling Scholastic Chess Workbooks!

161,685 in print now! 

Why? Simply, the best! And affordable! 

Chess Rules For Students ($4.50) – 83,870 in print and counting!

Checkmate! Ideas For Students ($5.00) – 40,280 in print and counting!

Chess Tactics For Students ($16.00 $12.80 – On Sale Now!) – 37,535 in print and counting!

Volume Discounts automatically applied at checkout, so consider ordering as a group!

We appreciate your support!

Beginner’s BookChess Rules For Students

Chess Rules For Students workbook

Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.

Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.

A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!

Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.

Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.

The worksheets and Answer Key are clear and simple for the student to use, and easy for the parent, teacher and coach to correct! Fun!

Intermediate & Advanced BookChess Tactics For Students

Chess Tactics For Students workbook

Chess Tactics For Students is a workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format. Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period.

This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

Chess for Students Shop Now


Solve a chess puzzle, enter the weekly drawing as often as you like, and win awesome prizes! Winners’ prizes are listed below. If you don’t win this week, try again next week! New puzzles are posted daily!


Below are the weekly prizes we send out! If you don’t win, try again the following week for your chance to win! Click on the prize to learn more about it.

Checkmate In One Prize
Chess Rules For Students Workbook
An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess. Click here to learn more!
Checkmate In Two Prize
Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
Checkmate In Three Prize
Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This