Savitha Shri B becomes the 25th Woman Grand Master of India


We have our 25th Woman Grand master - Savitha Shri B. The World Rapid Women 2022 Bronze medalist, Savitha earned her final WGM-norm at Fagernes GM Open 2023 with a round to spare.

The teenager earned her maiden WGM-norm when she won the Asian Junior Girls in December 2021. She secured her second WGM-norm and crossed 2300 at Czech Open Pardubice in July 2022. Eight months later, she has become a Woman Grand master. A draw in the final round of Fagernes GM Open 2023 earned her title.

We hope she becomes an IM soon and achieve many more laurels and accolades in her future.


Final WGM-norm in eight games and maiden IM-norm at the same event

The former World Under-12 Girls champion, Savitha Shri B increased her rating from 2257 to 2435 last year. She became India no.4 among women, got a great opportunity to play at the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Rapid and Blitz Women event. If one takes a look at her overall score at that event, one would certainly not be able to understand the impact it had on her career. Playing against the likes of GM Nana Dzagnidze (GEO), GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR), GM Koneru Humpy, GM Anna Ushenina (UKR) and GM Harika Dronavalli, prepared her for the World Rapid Women 2022 where she earned a historic Bronze medal. She has already scored an IM-norm and crossed 2400 in the September 2022 FIDE Rating list, which means she only requires two more IM-norms to become an International Master. It is just a matter of time before she becomes an IM.  

Mr. Ilamparthi received the International Master Title in the Year 2023.


The Enerji Projekt proudly announces that our young champion, A. R. Ilamparthi, has made it to the world no. 1 spot, based on the latest ELO ratings released by the World Chess Federation on February 1, 2017.

Continuing with his stellar performances, this child prodigy will be participating in the Asian Meet (under 8) to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in March / April 2017; and in the World Meet (under 8) at Brasilia, Brazil, in August 2017. Team Enerji Projekt wishes him the very best in all his forthcoming endeavours.

About A.R. Ilamparthi:

Aged 8 years, A. R. Ilamparthi is a Class II student of DAV School, Chennai. He has been ranked as India’s No 1 Under-8 & Under-9 chess player this year. Given his exceptional talent, he opened FIDE rating at the tender age of 5 years and went on to win many medals across the country, with few noteworthy ones being – National Schools’ Chess Championships – 2014 (Gold at New Delhi), 2015 (Silver at Goa) and 2016 (Gold at Maharashtra). He was selected to play in Asian Schools’ Chess Championships 2014 in the Under- 5 category (Korea) and again in Under-6 (Singapore 2015) and in Under-7 category (Iran 2016). Unfortunately, financial constraints at his family front prevented him from participating in any of these international leagues. When Team Enerji Projekt got a referral from his coach Mr V. Ravichandran of Mount Chess Academy through Ms.Usha Krishnan, we took Ilamparthi under our wing. Since his induction with us, he has made the following strides:

Won Gold Medal in 7th Saveetha TN State Level Open Chess Tournament – Under 8 (Chennai – July 16)
In Modern School FIDE Open Rating Tournament (Chennai – July 16) with over 400 entries where there was no age wise categorization, he secured 24th ranking overall and was the youngest in the list of prize finalists
Finished at 9th position with 8 points (out of 11 rounds) in National Under – 9 held at Jallandhar (Aug 22 – 30) with 6 wins, 4 draws, and a lone loss in the last round (which ultimately prevented him from bagging the silver)
His international FIDE rating was 1199 before May 16 and presently it is 1764 – this kid is sure making giant strides and his energy knows no bounds!

To Celebrate this incredible achievement of Ilamparthi’s accomplishment, Team Enerji Projekt took our 10 Passion Kids for an outing on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Team Enerji Projekt took our 10 ‘Passion Kids’ for an outing on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The day kicked off with catching the critically acclaimed movie Dangal – a story of the Phogat sisters Geeta and Babita and their passion for wrestling, ignited by their father against all odds. The movie, that ends with the sisters finally winning international acclaim through sheer hard work and dedication, was a true inspiration for the kids, who have themselves made this far through sheer devotion, guidance from expert coaches, and funding from Team Enerji Projekt.

Next up was lunch at a popular suburban restaurant, which gave the kids ample opportunity to interact with each other, make friends, and exchange learnings.

The day ended with Team Enerji Projekt’s senior members giving a pep talk to the kids, encouraging them to set high targets, with short term and long term goals, and then work towards them with razor sharp focus. It was a memorable day and we hope the fun, yet learning experience will motivate the kids to put their best foot forward in their respective disciplines. Here’s to passion-filled sports and more accomplishments by Team Enerji Projekt!

Ilamparthi wins WR Chess Juniors U-14 Boys and Blitz 2023

Team Enerji Projekt is elated at his phenomenal accomplishment. He has done us all proud. The reigning World Under-14 Open champion, Ilamparthi won WR Chess Junior Under-14 Boys with a perfect 5/5. He also won the Blitz event. These triumphs came 11 days after he became India's latest International Master at the 21st Rochefort Chess Festival Masters 2023.