Naval Saini - My Experiments with Chess

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

I have been experimenting with different variations of chess as a tool to improve memory and abstract thinking, as a tool for social interventions, a variation for blind people and more. I started my experiments in 2015 and have created an app at a slow pace since 2016.

The talk is a flash talk and starts with why I got interested in the particular topic; and, the things I built and experiments I did along the way. I also briefly talk about the technologies I used and show how easy it is to hack a chess engine (p4wn) for making your own variations.

[A bit about you, e.g. current job, twitter handle, etc.]

I currently work at Mckinsey and am visiting London (from New Delhi) for a quarterly sprint planning meet . If you are really interested in reaching out to me - you can find my CV at, which has my email address.