Hello there and welcome to my website! 🙂 

Photo of Paras Gudka, a freelance proofreader and copyeditor based in Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya

My name is Paras Gudka and I am a freelance chess professional (coach, organiser, and referee) based in Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya.

Since 2010, I have taught beginners to play chess, organised chess events, refereed in chess tournaments, reported on chess as a journalist, photographer, and columnist, founded chess clubs, sold chess equipment, and more.

After spending two years in Mumbai, eleven months in Goa, and nine months in Mombasa between November 2017 and December 2021, I moved back to Nairobi on 15th January 2022.

At the moment I am on a break from most chess activities (except playing online and in-person) but hope to resume offering my usual chess services by April 2022.

To know more about me and my interest in chess, feel free to browse through the following sections/pages: About Paras, Services Offered, Events, Blog + News, Resources, and Contact.