Hi! I am Priyadharshan Kannappan also known as PD, a 24-year-old Chess player from India. I have been playing chess from the age of 7, and have traveled extensively around the world to compete in tournaments. I have won 11 international medals for India in Commonwealth, Asian, and World championships.

I became an International Master in 2009 and achieved the highest possible title of Grand Master in 2016. I am currently in the top 500 in the world rankings.

My other chess-related activities include being a USCF Club TD, manage the Webster Windmills team in the PRO Chess League, provide live commentary, and also contribute to leading chess websites like Chess.com, US Chess Federation, St.Louis Chess Club, American Chess Magazine, Chessbase.

In the academic front, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, with a certificate in Business Analytics in May 2018, from Webster University(St.Louis, Missouri). I have an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Marketing (May 2016) from Lindenwood University (St.Charles, Missouri).