first_imgAn Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) alumnus has reinvented how the chess game is played by developing a Three-player chess game board. Mr. Aditya Nigam, (B. Tech) 2014 batch, has brought this unique experience through his gaming start-up for the first time to his alma mater.’Triwizard Chess’ by IIT RoorkeeCalled ‘Triwizard Chess,’ this is India’s first chess for three players and is a strategy game that tests one’s survival and killer instincts, at once. One player can checkmate two players at a single time!! Founder acquired the motivation to build this start-up after he tasted success in his first venture. The founder has always worn different hats in his start-up ventures including handling marketing, technology and operations domain.The visionHis vision is to revolutionize the gaming industry and Triwizard Chess is his first product in this direction.IIT Roorkee hosted Chess tournamentIIT Roorkee hosted a Chess tournament featuring this Triwizard Chess on 18th and August 19, 2018, in which more than 100 contestants participated. The Participants were all IIT Roorkee Students, with a mixed variety of chess experience, ranging from beginners to advanced.The winners of Triwizard Chess contestThe first prize was given to Nitin KumarSecond prize to Amit BendkhaleThird prize was given to Vivek VermaThe Chief Guest for the occasion was Vinay Pant, Chairman, Sports Council, IIT Roorkee.Read: IIT Roorkee rank improves by 50 places in QS World University Rankings 2019Speaking about the game, Nigam said, “Triwizard Chess is simply a chess game but for three players with none of the original rules altered and exact same pieces for each player. This game is of Chess lovers, by Chess lovers, and for Chess lovers. This is my second startup venture and I have been an entrepreneur from more than two years. This has helped me in shaping this startup very well. The user’s response is phenomenal and their feedback has been very encouraging.”advertisementIdea behind the gameHis first startup was a financial technology-based app named ‘Passbrook.’The game gets more intense than regular chess. It is perfect for classrooms, family days, or even game night with friends. The idea behind this game was to encourage chess among youngsters by increasing the number of players.Through this, the viewer gets to be the player and it changes the entire dynamics of the game. Each of the three players can view each other’s’ moves on the board and likewise make a decision accordingly. Aditya has been playing and practicing chess since he was five years old.Triwizard chess: Makes focus level highTriwizard chess is not only a game but an art which makes your concentration and focus level high. It even helps you to patiently focus on each and every task. While playing either traditional chess or the Triwizard chess, a player needs to have a high amount of concentration and focus. This eventually results in the overall development of an individual.A large number of people play chess in professional manner while some take it as hobby. Currently, Triwizard chess cannot be played online.In the online version that Nigam plans, the players will go head-to-head with the computer and it has so happened in Norway that a few years back, a teen defeated the computer successfully in record amount of time. The world knows him by the name of Magnus Carlsen, the 13-year-old prodigy who made headlines after defeating a master computer against him.Triwizard Chess to be gifted to PM ModiNigam will gift Triwizard Chess to the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi by this month and he has also tweeted this to him.Read: This IIT-Roorkee doctorate created a bioreactor that turns crop stubble into animal feed nutrients!last_img

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