Gyan Awatramani

Coach's biography

Gyan Awatramani HCIMA, BAHA, a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, UK, has a background in international hospitality finance, and private wealth management. He is fascinated by the complex dynamics of human nature, psychology, and the infinite beauty of Chess. Linking these worlds, by introducing fundamental, conceptual, and strategic abstractions of the game is his passion.

His son Janak Awatramani, age 14, (FIDE rated 2212) has secured more than a dozen, first place finishes in local, regional, and provincial tournaments.

Winner of 5 Canadian National Titles (all first place)

BC Junior Champion 2009 (youngest ever at age 10) 

North American Champion, Mazatlan, Mexico (USA, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda)

2009 Switzerland (Biel) Vinetum Under 18 Champion 2010

Bombay (India) Premier League Champion 2011

Canadian Open Blitz runner up 2012

Grand Pacific Open Blitz Champion 2012, 2013

Ranked No 1,  U 14 (Fide rated) Canadian Junior as of April 2013.