Indra Priyadharshini.S, Iyyapanthangal / Chennai
Student Name: Dhev Arjun

Our experience with VBS has always been wonderful! Our son name is Dhev Arjun. He is 8 years old and he has been learning chess for the past one year. The most important benefit he has gained from VBS is the personalized support and individual care. He looks forward to improving his skills, is enthusiastic about his progress. Learning every angle there definitely helps him to better his performance. I am very happy that his scores are always on the rise. To sum it up, I strongly believe that the learning experience at  VBS is awesome!!

Good Luck and best wishes….

Indra Priyadharshini.S, Iyyapanthangal / Chennai


Ganesh Gangadharan, Riyadh
Student Name: Shashank

“It is a great pleasure to add few lines about VBS Chess academy. I had an opportunity to see the growth of this association over a decade though my kids. It has produced a  huge number of children across the country with the skills in Chess.  Kudos to the VBS  management for their best services to the society. The method of teaching in various flavors with highly skilled faculties and their approach are the key  factors of its success. I am very happy to say that my kids are also benefited through this association before we moved to Riyadh.

I wish VBS Academy to have great  success  in the future ahead.”

Ganesh Gangadharan, Riyadh


Amarnath Singh, USA
Student Name: Neerraj Amarnath

My son Neerraj was 5 years old when he started his journey of learning Chess with Balaji. Initial sessions were at India and he continued his learning from US through SKYPE calls. We’re amazed with Balaji’s approach, patience and passionate towards teaching chess. Always he used to make my son enjoy playing the chess. VBS is awesome!.

Amarnath Singh, USA


Mahesh Kumar, Delhi
Student Name: Adhitya & Atchuda

We had enrolled both our sons for the chess classes in the VBS academy. Their team of dedicated teachers were extremely patient and as a result our sons have shown a steady increase in their ability to focus for longer hours on a given task. Their scholastic performance has also improved very much. I really appreciate the efforts of the VBS team and wish them success in all their future endeavours!

Mahesh Kumar, Delhi


Suhas, New York, USA
Student Name: Swanand

For almost last one year my son, takes online chess coaching from Mr R. Balaji at VBS Chess Academy. My experience with Coach Mr. Balaji is wonderful. He is passionate about the chess. He is great teacher who will make sure that student enjoy the game of chess and learn at the same time. He tries to go beyond teaching and reach out his students to understand them and make them interested in the game. He believes that unless student enjoys the chess, Student will not be able to learn it. I am very happy that he is coaching my son. Building the confidence that I can play the chess is very crucial for the student and he does that without letting the student know that he is hand holding them till they are ready.

Suhas, New York, USA



Prasath, Florida, USA
Student Name: Sharvesh

Our son Sharvesh is 7 years old and has been learning chess from coach Balaji for the past 1 year through online . He thoroughly enjoys the class and eagerly waits for the next class. Sharvesh’s rating has increased to 300 points than what he was before. Mr.Balaji teaches to kids in a very friendly way and encouraging them to play number of games by giving them points.
We recommend vbschessacademy for any chess enthusiasts all over the world. I have heard from my friends back home that vbschess academy chess classes are excellent and they have been conducting chess classes and tournaments all over the Tamilnadu. Keep up the good work VBS chess acdaemy!

Prasath, Florida, USA


M. Mahalaxshmi
Student Name: M Sundar Balaji

Glad to be part of the “VBS Chess Tournament” conducted with great zeal. Kudos to VBS for motivating both winners and runners with a trophy/cup.  Kids, for sure, enjoy such motivation.

Yet another feather to add on to your cap for awarding prizes to “Best Parents” and giving away “On-Spot Snapshots” to awardees.

It was, indeed, nice to know about your evolution and achievements till date. Infact some of VBS best practices include “Sending “Text messages” to parents on important announcements including unscheduled holidays/workings, Displaying “Holiday List” for the forthcoming year, Awarding “Points Card System”, Updating the official Website etc., which are very significant for a professional functioning.

We wish you win many more such accolades in the years to come and hoping to be part of “VBS Chess Academy 10th Anniversary” as well.

As Benjamin Franklin quotes “Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events”.  Children would be benefitted, certainly, by playing chess with passion…

Good Luck and best wishes….

M. Mahalaxshmi



Vasanth Venkatachalam, NewYork, USA
Student Name: Lokesh Vasanthakumar

My son Lokesh has come up a long way since he started taking classes under Balaji.I admire at his devoted and non money-minded coaching characteristics. He is passionate and proud to coach his students in a right and complete way.

His standard advice to the students is “Don’t play to win the game; but play to enjoy the game”.

When he started his coaching with Balaji, his USCF ranking was ard 700. Now he has crossed 1100.

I am proud to see his improvement in chess strategy and thinking.Thanks to Balaji and wish him good luck to expand his chess academy so that he can broaden his amazing coaching to lot of bright students around the world.

Vasanth Venkatachalam, NewYork, USA



Venkatesh.M
Student Name: Pranav.V

My son loves VBS Chess Academy. He has made wonderful improvements, not only in the game of chess but also with his confidence. His game has grown from a beginner to next level. He loves the challenge he gets from VBS Chess Academy in the form of puzzles and worksheets. I thank the team for excellent work they are doing.

Venkatesh.M