Ramachandran Ramesh Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Chennai
Age: 47 Years

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Nickname(s)• R.B. Ramesh
• Master Shifu [1]ChessBase
• Pep Guardiola of chess [2]YouTube
Profession(s)Chess Grandmaster
Chess Coach
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Awards• In January 2024, he was awarded the Dronacharya Award in chess.
Ramachandran Ramesh posing with his award
• In 2022, he won the Best New Author Award 2022 by Chessable.
• In 2022, he won the Book of the Year Award for his book Improve Your Chess Calculation.
• In June 2022, he was awarded the “Talent Creator Award” by the Sri Chandrasekhrendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya University.
• In November 2022, he won the Sports Coach of the Year Award 2022 from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry in New Delhi.
A picture of Ramachandran Ramesh’s award
• In January 2020, Ramesh was awarded the Coach of the Year award by The Sportstar in Mumbai.
• In August 2018, he received the Champions of Chennai award by the KSA in Chennai.
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 April 1976 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 47 Years
BirthplaceChennai, India
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureRamachandran Ramesh's signature
HometownChennai, India
SchoolShrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School, Chennai (1992)
College/UniversityUniversity of Madras, Chennai
Educational QualificationGraduation from the University of Madras, Chennai
ReligionHinduism [3]ChessAce
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [4]ChessAce
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date29 August 2003
Wife/SpouseAarthie Ramaswam (Chess Grandmaster)
Ramachandran Ramesh with his wife
ChildrenSon- Karthik Ramesh (12 years old)
Daughter- Varsha Ramesh (17 years old)
Ramachandran Ramesh with his wife and children
ParentsNames Not Known
Ramachandran Ramesh's parents

Ramachandran Ramesh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramachandran Ramesh

  • Ramachandran Ramesh is an Indian Chess grandmaster and a chess coach. He is known to be the mentor of the Chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa. In December 2023, he was nominated for the Dronacharya Award.
  • At the age of twelve, Ramesh took up chess due to his inspiration from Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand‘s success. He attained multiple titles as a professional chess player, including International Master (IM) in 1996 and FIDE Master (FM) in 1995. He also played for the Indian chess team in 1996.
  • Ramesh started training younger kids in chess and coaching them to championships in 1998. He claims that his first pupil was Aarthie Ramaswamy. Ramesh was asked by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to travel with the Indian Junior squad to the Asian Junior Championship in Iran when he was 22 years old. Aarthie, Ramesh’s wife, was a member of the group. After they returned from the tournament, as no official chess coaching or tutoring was available at the time, Aarthie’s parents asked Ramesh to assist Aarthie in practising the game. They played chess together for a year before Aarthie won the World Under 18 championship, which attracted media attention and led to many other young players approaching Ramesh for coaching. After that, he began private sessions with several players at his house. According to him, ninety per cent of the players he initially worked with achieved the title of grandmaster in chess, which further inspired him to begin professionally teaching chess and to become a mentor.
  • He has won numerous chess events as a professional, including the Commonwealth Championship in 2007 and the British Championship in 2002. The International Chess Organization FIDE awarded him the title of Grandmaster in 2004. His current world ranking is 1218. [5]FIDE
  • He gave up his job at Indian Oil Corporation and his playing career in 2008 to open the T. Nagar, Chennai-based chess academy Chess Gurukul. Many Indian international chess champions have since emerged from Chess Gurukul, including R Praggnanandhaa and Bharath Subramaniyam, who became international masters in 2019 at the age of 11 years and 8 months. India won five gold medals at the World Youth 2015, with Chess Gurukul Academy producing all of the champions.

  • At the 2013 Anand vs. Carlsen World Chess Championship match, Ramesh gained attention from all around the world with his official commentary.
  • His first book, Fundamental Chess: Logical Decision Making, was released in September 2021. He guided how to make decisions based on logic in his book. His second book, Improve Your Chess Calculation: The Ramesh Chess Course – Volume 1, was published in May 2022.

    Ramachandran Ramesh's second book

    Ramachandran Ramesh’s second book

  • Ramachandran Ramesh is a dog lover.

    Ramachandran Ramesh with a dog

    Ramachandran Ramesh with a dog