Welcome to the official page of Grandmaster Priyadharshan Kannappan.

About Priyadharshan


44th Grandmaster from India, and one among the 1900 odd chess Grandmasters in the World!

– Winner of 11 International medals and have traveled to 11 countries on three continents to play chess (and counting).


– Have coached students in the rating range of 1000-2400. Successful students on average have gained 250+ rating points within two years of training.

– One of the youngest certified FIDE Trainers in the World

– Visit Chess Gyaan for more information on coaching.


– Commentator for the Indian Yogis team in PRO Chess League 2020 and Webster Windmills team in PRO Chess League 2017/18.
–¬† Commentator at Asia’s biggest chess tournament Delhi Open 2019


MA degree in Management and Leadership, with a certificate in Business Analytics from Webster University and a BS Marketing from Lindenwood University.

Globe Trotter

 Adventure lover! My chess exploits as a player, coach, and manager have taken me to 11 countries on three continents.

Upcoming Appearances

– July 4-23 Resident GM of the St.Louis Chess Club
August: Travel around the US and participate in various chess activities

Contact Form

For Classes, Speaking opportunities, and collaboration, please contact me using the form below.