Achievements
 
Dibyendu Berua became Grandmaster from the 1991 Duncan Tea Super GM Tournament organized by the club. The Kolkata International Grandmaster Chess Tournaments held over the last four years, now fulfill the need of players looking FIDE title norms. At its last edition, there were 34 Grandmasters, including three with ratings of 2700+ and 15 with 2600+. It was a strongest open meet in Asia.
The club hosted the 2002 Asian Individual Chess Championship incorporating the World Chess Championship qualifying tournament. The Telegraph Schools' Chess Championship was also has now seen its 23rd edition. At its 2011 closing ceremony World Champion Anand gave a 30-board Simul at the club. The club also organized the Telegraph Youth International in the year 1991.
From its inception in 1976, the club has emphasized great importance to chess coaching for youngstars at Gorky Sadan. Several all Bengal Open Tournaments, Benefit Chess Tournaments, Rapid Chess Tournaments were organized side by side. Coaching by foreign Grand Masters were also made available for talented young students of the club and GNCA."
The only Club in India which has produced the maximum number of National Champions in different age group categories
The only Club in India which has produced the maximum number of grandmasters in the country
The only Club in India which has helped the maximum number of players in India get GM and IM norms.
The only Club in West Bengal which has been helping various schools to promote chess.
The only Club in India which has organized the maximum number of International events (more than 25 international events which is a record in Asia).
The only Club in India where over 250 grandmasters including World Champions have participated, which is a record in Asia.
The only Club in India which has organized the maximum number of simultaneous chess exhibition matches by renowned grandmasters.
The only Club in India which has helped other state chess associations organize The Telegraph Schools’ Chess Championships in Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar and Guwahati.
The only Club which was honoured with the presence of maximum number of celebrities such as Mother Teresa, Satyajit Ray, Vishwanathan Anand, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, B.S. Bedi, Ajit Wadekar,Jawagal Srinath, Leslie Claudius, Baichung Bhutia,P.K.Banerjee, Gurbux Singh, Sailen Manna, Chuni Goswami, Laxman Singh, Naresh Kumar, Vece Paes and many others.
The only Club in West Bengal where prominent intellectuals like Late Satyajit Ray, Late Premendra Mitra, Late Chinmoy Chattopadhyay, Late Anil Chatterjee, Late Samaresh Bose, Late Subhash Mukhopadhyay and many others were closely associated with the Club.
The only Club to have conducted the maximum number of chess clinics by National and International chess experts.
The only Club which has been helping the visually challenged organizations in organizing various events and coaching programmes.
The only Club which has won several Quiz contests at State and National level.
The only Club which has been accorded the status one of the best seven organizers by FIDE (World Chess Federation).
The only Club which set up Goodricke National Chess Academy with active help and support from  Ms Mamata Banerjee, the then Hon. Sports Minister, Govt of India and the Academy produced several reputed players including GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, GM Sandeepan Chanda, GM Neelotpal Das, etc.