Black to play... Is it time to resign? Or can Black save the game? Can he win?!
Just saw this good news on Twitter. If Chess makes it to Olympics, India will have a good chance of winning at least a Bronze. For many years it has been debated if Chess is a Game or a Sport...and if Olympics is only about Sports involving some physical activity. Once Chess is accepted, Bridge... Continue Reading →
White to play and mate in 2 moves This is a slightly artificial position, but not impossible. You can mate in 2 moves with certain assumption...
One of my goals in life is to cross and maintain FIDE rating of 2100. Hopefully reach 2000 rating by 2022. Well, it's more of a dream and not a goal yet; because I don't have a plan to achieve it. "Dream is nothing but a goal without deadline or a plan." However, I am... Continue Reading →
Few weeks back I came across this long and detailed interview "Must read books to become a better chess player" - by IM Saravanan Really enjoyed the interview and his passion and enthusiasm...also picked up few book ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRWrXgj4IA Today I saw the second part of this interview...in fact I am watching it now as... Continue Reading →
I wrote a blog post exactly 1 year ago on AlphaZero's breakthrough win against Stockfish. Today I came across a detailed peer-reviewed research article on AlphaZero published in Science Magazine. It talks about evolution of AlphaZero. Here is the article: AlphaZero: Shedding new light on the grand games of chess, shogi and Go Here is... Continue Reading →
World Chess Championship begins today! This is the first time when world rates #1 (current champion, Carlsen) and rated #2 (challenger, Caruana) are just 3 points apart...so close. Also, this is the first time when both player are rates above 2800. And lastly, this is the first time since Bobby Fischer (1972) that an American... Continue Reading →