Nityata Jain

World School Chess Championship under 15 Nityata Jain will be playing a crucial match on second board round 7. Nityata Jain is the only contender from India in under 15 category. Nityata Jain is a Asian Champion and National Schools Chess Champion 2018.

The co-founders of ATC played good chess today that made Trisha again to the top board. You can follow Trisha game below. Trisha can be main contender for Gold if she wins tomorrow.

 

Tarun may not be in the race as he lost two crucial games. You may watch Tarun game, round 6th.

At  ATC Ramnagar, it looks like Vishy Kannam going to hit a hatrick. It is a great opportunity for young players like Srinadan, Sai teja, Rithvik to learn from top three players Perumallu, Vishy Kannam and Govind Sharma Ji.

ATC will be conducting online Blitz tournaments on www.chess.com and it is accounted for ATC rating. This will be implemented soon as we are in the final phase of software upgradation.

 

Vishwanath

  • ATC Congratulate Vishwanath Kannam for last week ATC session. As most of us in Hyderabad knows, he bets big. He aims for big prize money tournaments and won many big cash prizes. A humble and silent player from Telangana wins last week ATC title.
Vishy
Vishy Kannam Champion

A report on world schools chess championship from Albania. As you all aware of the two players from ATC playing at world event at Albania had a mixed day. One win and one loss.

ATC players played on top boards. Tarun lost to a top seeded and Trisha made a comfortable win. It is hectic here at Albania and couldn’t concentrate on ATC online Blitz. Apologies for that. We thank Chessbase India for covering World Schools Chess Championships.

Tarun had a very bad throat as Muddasir bhai predicted before the start of the event about our health. It’s a very big sea beside us but can’t drink a glass of good water. You can watch the slowness of tarun in the below video and effected his game.

 

 

 

Vishy Kannam

It’s going to be one more victory for Vishy Kannam in this week of ATC session. We congratulate Vishy Kannam for his last week ATC title. We hope he wins this week ATC title.

ATC players had a flying start at World Schools Chess Championship, at Albania. AIM Trisha top seeded in under 13 Girls category played against Israel Girl. Click on below link to know how she made a easy win. Round 1

AGM Tarun played his first match against Russian player. It was bit lengthy game but ended in a win for Tarun, have look on how he managed to win on this link.  Tarun round 1

You can follow ATC players on this link World Schools Chess Championship
Irish players
 

 

Exchange Sacrifices

I would like to share my 2 favorite Exchange Sacrifices (♖ for ♝/♞) games.

Lot of Club level player Believe they are simply rook down.Which sometimes is correct, but not all the times.

Concepts of Exchange Sacrifices.They are 2 different type of Exchange sacrifices. 1.Attacking ideas 2.Defending Ideas

Attacking Exchange sacrifce:

Garry Kasparov played Rxc3 This is an attacking Exchange Sacrifice

Major Concepts for Attacking Exchange sacrifice

  • To destroy the opponent’s king shelter(as Garry did in above diagram)
  • Bishop Pair(see my game with Suresh)

Defending Exchange sacrifice

My favorite player Mikhail Botvinnik played this strong defending exchange sacrifice

Major Concepts for Defending Exchange sacrifice

  • To close an open file
  • When it is strong pieces than our Rook

Tarun vs Suresh 1-0 The above game played against Mr. Suresh Duvvala who is leading this week ATC session was winning because I had too many pawns, the below Example  is more interesting and worth investigating.

1 Can you believe that I won this exchange down dry position?

Tarun vs Akira Positional Exchange sacrifice 1-0

Lets see today’s Tragicomedy

 

Black to play.
Black played h6-h5 which went on to lose.
Can you find the better move for Black?
Georgia
Leaving the beach, heading to Slovakia

Babazada Khazzar

I played my 4th round against Babazada Khazzar, he is from Azerbaijan, My rating is 300 points below his rating. His nature of crazy actions made me to win against him.

On behalf of ATC, I congratulate Mr. Govindlal Sharma for winning this week ATC title. It is a great opportunity I am missing to play and learn from Mr. Govindlal Sharma. Chess is a game where, passion towards chess outpaces software’s or any other learning material. I digged superkidschess archives and found that in 2014 at this same place  Mr. Govindlal Sharma won best Veteran, but now in the same venue, with lot more young and dynamic chess players he is  winning titles week on week. You can read our archive here.

Batumi 7th round

European Championships, Batumi  7th round, here we go with few interesting games which Irish lad played. I had a bad start at Georgia, but I made nearly 100 points up so far. The 7th round opponent is an International Master from Vienna, Austria. He had a tremendous experience and he played with highly experienced players like Topalov Veselin.

ATC players, don’t loose hope if you had a bad start Mondays, this is what I implemented in my case, and success following from the subsequent rounds.

I hope Mr. Govind Sharma Ji will fulfill his dream of crossing 1200 at ATC. As far as I know only Mr. Suresh Duvvala crossed this physiological mark of 1200  at AnyTimeChess long ago. You can read about Mr. Suresh record on this link.

International Women’s Day

Wish you all A Happy International Women’s Day. Thank you for all your wishes for my yesterday round.

Yoga
Veerabhadra Asan

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
Chakrasan

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.

  • Parvathasan
    Parvathasan

Last year on the same day I received Arena FIDE master. This year, I am Arena International Master and crossed ELO 2000.

What is TRIC at ATC

ATC Launched TRIC at Iran. In this virtual world, ATC co-founder thinks, Hyderabad as head office of ATC should not be the main place to launch Tarun Reasearch Institute of Chess. Chess should be anywhere, everywhere and for everyone. The vision of TRIC is to do research activities on chess, details will be rolled out shortly to active players of ATC. The Grand Masters from Armenia, Russia shown interest to take this idea forward. We are planning to invite super Grand Masters to be on our board.

The ATC star player AIM Trisha surpassed AGM Tarun rating. What Tarun experience says is, it is easy to get 2000 rating but sustaining 2000 is very difficult. There are lot of reasons behind losing rating. On debating about rating with Grand Masters, they say, we should never attach to ratings. All we should do is monitor how we are progressing with our game. In India there is a Myth, about rating increase if you fly outside India, but this is wrong. Rating increase decrease happens purely on your performance but not playing in specific locations.

The author of this article and founder Dayanand Kanyamarala of ATC got his rating for the first time 1192. He dedicates his rating to MRMR.

 

Congratulations to Mallesh

We congratulate Mallesh for his outstanding performance last week. Co-founder of ATC says ” Congratulations to Mallesh, we have been watching all your games specially the last game is amazing”. He won the last week ATC title. This is the first time he won the title at ATC.  Those who don’t know about Mallesh, he is a great chess player and he is working as a coach in reputed school in Secunderabad. He was an average player, 2 years ago, but he is emerging as a strong player. He hails from Mahbubnagar district of Telangana and he guided two players of under 15 to raise their ELO points considerably.  His strength is of peer to peer learning started in Tilaknagar with famous players like Shanmukha, never took any coaching. He developed  chess skills on his own. He does lot of analysis of his own games. He did coaching to few of the atc players. As a friend who I know about Mallesh lived in below poverty line but beleived in chess which is giving a livelihood for him.

Wish you a Happy Holi to all ATC players. Unfortunately, we have black and white pieces on chess, but once you finish the game your heart will be filled with joy of colours.