Chess: Goal in Life

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 →

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Must Read Books to Become A Better Chess Player – by IM Saravanan

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 →

World Chess Championship Begins Today

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 →

Chess Puzzle

For all the chess masters out there, can you solve this puzzle? The pieces move just like in chess and every move you make has to take another piece until only one is left standing. Which piece is the last one left, and where?

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