ATC player bags Silver Medal at World School Chess Championship at Antalya, Turkey.
Irish born Tarun, who learned his chess by practice at ATC wins Silver Medal for Ireland. Tarun dedicates his win to all the players of ATC and his coach IM CRG Krishna.
Tarun lost his game by Grand Master Javokhir Sindarov from Usbekistan, but didn’t lose his hope and played a fantastic game by sacrificing his Bishop for four pawns and won the game against Singaporean Candidate Master Advait Bagri. The penultimate round is like a decider against FM Ilyasli Ugur from Azerbaijan, Tarun sacrificed a pawn for a positional compensation. Last round, it’s a quick draw and sealed a Silver for Ireland.
Tarun says, Trisha played a big role as a motivator which helped in preparation for this Championship. She won category prize recently at European Women Chess Championship.
Bharath made a Hat trick win. He just missed ATC record made by Nakamura of ATC Suresh Duvvala. ATC previous record is 1234 which made in March 2017. Bharath missed New ATC record by just 4 points. While making Hat trick Win, Bharat won few rating gain prizes also in the last three weeks in ATC.
ATC congratulates Y. Murali Mohan for his exceptional performance and becoming a Champion at Amedkar ITI Open Chess Tournament. Murali Mohan is a regular player at ATC, he is the only player, who played with almost all the 300 players in ATC.
Winners – Last Week
1. Bharath P 
2. Tanmay Chopra 
3. AGM Tarun 
4. Kristoffer (Slovakia) 
5. Chetan Sharma 
6. AIM Trisha 
7. Saikanth s 
8. nisikant 
9. Dorsa (Bosnia) 
Rating Gain prizes everyday becoming more interesting.
Monday 25th June Rating gain Winners
1st Prize Bharath Poluri Rs 300
2nd Prize Venugopal Rs 200
3rd Prize Chetan Sharma Rs 100
We need atleast 5 players to start the tournament, otherwise tournament will get cancelled automatically. Avito was bit disappointed when he saw the tournament got cancelled, its a request to all players, to log in irrespective whether you play or not, so that the tournament gets started. You can start login before one hour to the start of the tournament. Once the tournament get started, players can also log in if they didnt log in before the start of the tournament.
We welcome Venugopal from IICT, Hyderabad, to ATC online Blitz. He was a regular player earlier at ATC Ramnagar. We are very fortunate to have strong players like Bharath, Venugopal, Chetan Sharma, Tanmay, Tedo, Tarun, Saikath etc.,
Wish you all A Happy International Women’s Day. Thank you for all your wishes for my yesterday round.
If I win my 8th round, I want to dedicate my today winning to all the Port Women, who constantly keep encouraging me and read all my boring blogs about Chess. There are 2 more rounds to go, If I win these two rounds, I may be the champion, but looks like I may be in top three, if I don’t perform well today and tomorrow. I will be in Tbilisi in two days time, representing Ireland at European Chess Championship at Batumi. European Championship is one the toughest Championships in the world. If I get one among top 200, then I feel I am lucky. I am 400th seed on the list.
Yoga is keeping me mentally fit. I spend around 30 min every day. I hope to do for at least one hour. As a chess player, I need to sit for hours together, a single classical match can run for 4hrs to 5 hrs.
Last year on the same day I received Arena FIDE master. This year, I am Arena International Master and crossed ELO 2000.