Chess ‘n’ Mate is the first edition of an online International School Chess Tournament organized by St. Lawrence High School in Kolkata, India with a mission of peace and cross-cultural exchange amongst children around the globe.

We would like to invite all Jesuits schools from around the world to participate.

How to participate in Chess ‘n’ Mate 2018?

Just drop an email to with the following information:
– your name
– your school name
– your gender
– your age
and the language you are comfortable speaking.

Make sure you have a broadband internet connection, a computer and a webcam. Format and other details of the tournament will be published on Educate Magis as well as emailed to you.

Tournament starts on April 6th with and inaugural exhibition and finishes in May 31st.
Save your seat today!

The inaugural exhibition match will be played on April 6th between Russian GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, she is a Russian chess grandmaster. She won Women’s World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010, the team gold medal playing for Russia at the Women’s Chess Olympiads of 2010, 2012 and 2014, the Women’s World Team Chess Championship of 2017 and the Women’s European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2017, and Indian GM Dibyendu Barua, a chess Grandmaster from the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) In 1982, Barua defeated the then world number two Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi in London. In 1983, he won the national championship. Barua was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991 by FIDE.

I am extremely happy, excited and honured to be part of this unique project called ‘Chess’n’ Mate’ under Ensemble 2018 organised by St. Lawrence High School and St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association, supported by Peace and Sport. I do believe that all the young minds, all the youngsters, they should take part in any kind of sport, it not only builds good health but it will keep them  away from all negative activities. In this connection I will be playing a match against GM Alexandra Kostenuik on 6th of April. I hope you all will join and enjoy the match” — GM Dibyendu Barua 

I’m very happy once again as a Champion for Peace to support the #WhiteCard Campaign by Peace and Sport on April 6. This year to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, I will be pleased to join “Ensemble and Chess ‘n’ Mate” initiative organized by St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata and St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association partnered by Peace and Sport. By supporting this day, I show my commitment to try to make the world a safer, more peaceful place with a hope to see in the future battles only on sports fields and chess boards. Let’s raise the White Cards and let’s believe in our dreams and move towards our goals” — GM Alexandra Kostenuik

During the chess tournament we will encourage children who are playing agains each other to write a ‘peace through sport’ message. The top 5 messages will have special prizes from Olympians!

Chess Tournament

Here we share some pictures of our Junior and Senior team showing the White Cards in support of Ensemble 2018.
Ensemble 2018
Plus some exciting development happening in St. Lawrence former students. They are mailing their pictures with White Cards in ​support of Ensemble 2018.