I started playing Chess after completing my 10th standard exam. Like any other kid, I also loved playing chess with my friends and relatives in the vacation. But my interest was such that I decided to take it to the next level. Currently, I teach students from the age of 5 years and up. When I started playing Chess, I was already 16 years old! My workload started increasing, so I decided to discontinue my fabrication business. Now I’m into interior designing but focusing more on professional Chess Coaching. The major reason for my interest in coaching is that I get the opportunity to coach and create great chess players. I have been coaching now for around 15 years. We have around 500 students and we teach them unique tactics and techniques of playing chess. We are a team of 8 coaches, 3 of them have been my past students. By the end of the year, we are sure to double our activities. My name is Mr. Jayvant Pingle, I stay at Chakan. My son is learning chess from Ketan sir for more than 2.5 years. It is so kind of sir that he picks him up from Shivaji Nagar to attend his coaching on every Saturdays. My son’s ranking has significantly improved under Ketan Sir’s coaching. My name is Mr. Subhash Salunke, father of Varad Salunke. My child was an average student before he joined the coaching. I’m glad to see the overall development of my son not just in chess but also in other important aspects of life. Now he is more active and participates in all co-curricular activities. deAsra is helping me transform into a professional chess coach from a recreational Chess player I’m thinking of pursuing chess coaching as a full-time profession under the guidance of deAsra. Playing Chess helps in the overall personality development of students. We believe in strengthening young minds by using chess as a medium. I’m thankful to deAsra for giving me their support and guidance.