This is an amazing position. Guess the move found by Paul Morphy as Black. Black to move and win. Game: Napoleon Marache vs Paul Morphy, 1857.
Today is #InternationalChessDay and I am happy to inform that I successfully completed the FIDE-approved arbiter training camp and passed the exam for State Artiber of Chess ☺️ I am now a State Arbiter of Chess in addition to being a FIDE rated chess player...🤗
One of the blessings of COVID-19 and the lockdown is that I am exploring very very interesting contents online - be it movies, documentaries, web series or talk shows/podcasts. Even without lockdown I would have continued to do so, but at far slower speed. The lockdown has accelerated it by 10X or 20X! Recently I... Continue Reading →
I started following Chess IM Sagar Shah about 2-3 years ago and since then read many things about him and listened to many of his videos on Youtube. He is a very good coach, and has good clarity of thought and sense of humor. Though he is not a refined speaker, he manages to articulate... Continue Reading →
Really liked this interview of Vishwanathan Anand! Also enjoyed his book, which covers lot of things he discussed in the interview...and many thoughts, observations go beyond chess and can be applied to other aspects of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUwvDXlpVp0 By the way, I played a classical chess tournament last week after a gap of 7 years and... Continue Reading →
A lot has been said and written about Kasparov vs Karpov chess rivalry. Even Kasparov has written/spoken at length about Karpov - both good things and not-so-good things. However Karpov still remains a mystery man. Probably because he is not very fluent in English and hence enigma for the English speaking world. Here is one... Continue Reading →