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.

ATC Salutes Vishy

ATC Salutes to Vishy, on his victory at Tal Memorial. We miss Vishy in candidates at Berlin.

Celebrating Vishy victory with Perumallu winning last week ATC title yesterday, feels very Happy, and to add a cherry on top of the cake, ATC star player won the 4th round which made him 4/4 at Ferdoswi Cup, Mashhad, Iran. Tarun says, he may be in top 5 by end of this tournament. Tarun says, after his bad performance in Amol, bit better performance in Ahwaz, he feels he is getting back to deliver the best performance at Mashhad.

Tarun
Tarun aim to be in top 5

ATC congratulates Perumallu, a senior player of Hyderabad and a reputed coach won the last week ATC title. Nakamura of ATC Suresh Duvvala, could keep his momentum on the last day. It was hectic on the weekend. The final standings are:

Standings
Final Standings last week ATC

ATC Congratulates all the winners of last week ATC session.

 

 

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.

India Iran bilateral relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Hyderabad and offered prayers at 17th Century Mosque – the pride of Hyderabad – Makkah Masjid. While Iranian President is spreading the message of love and affection in Hyderabad, Indian-origin Irish kids Tarun and Trisha are spreading the message of sportsman spirit in Iran. It is more than a mere coincidence. Its about strengthening centuries-old ties between India and Iran.

There are many common features between India and Iran. We picked up few words which match to Indian  words, like Namak (salt). Ustaad (coach), shakar (sugar) many more like these. In chess if you ask for a draw you have to say Mosavi. Salaam for Hello, Qubi for how are you. Ek, do theen, more or less pronounced in Hindi numbering. Persian language is one of the oldest language, very much popular in middle east. The young generation speak very good english, in the next 5 years, english speaking foreigners may not have any difficulty in communication. At present, if you don’t know Farsi, you need to be a champion in Damsharas (sign language).

Organiser
Tarun Trisha with Ustaad

The parents of Iranian chess players struggle hard like parents of Indian chess players. They keep encouraging the kids always. They take care of diet for their children. The interesting part I have seen here is, FIDE rating tournaments are conducting in the evenings and excpect chess players to attend the school and participate in a fide rating tournaments, we were surprised, fide rating tournaments are very common in Iran unless the GM Tournaments. Rapid and Blitz fide rating tournaments are of every day kind. CHESS is very popular sport after wrestling, ofcourse Football is followed by many.

Tournament Hall
Tournament Hall in Iran Federation

The federation building is huge. It consists of tournament halls, where three fide rating tournaments can be conducted on a single day.

Mother
Mothers of chess players

Parents of the chess players come to us and talk in detail about preparation for chess and also exchange the culture of the two nations.

Finally, the main person who is helping two countries to exchange the bilateral relations is none other then Arman Aryanejad. A young dynamic executive director of this circuit.

Executive
Karan Johar of Iran is Arman Johar

 

 

 

Preparing to play under 14 at world championship

Under 14 Nationals are prestigious tournament in any part of the world.(In India it is followed for under 13 nationals). Trisha made a U turn at Ahwaz, Iran. She is now playing in category C, which is for under 14yrs. She wants to focus on building under 13 players in ATC. In this process she want to set an example by winning the championship at one of the strongest tournament in Iran.

Trisha playing with kids
Trisha playing Under 14

The tournament is being played at Ahwaz, Iran. This is located at south part of Iran. The hotel we are residing at Neyshekar Hotel. It is a very good hotel. The venue of the tournament is in the same hotel. The food is delicious, but for vegans has very limited options, but for non veg lovers, it is unbelievable variety. The speciailty of Iran food is Kebabs.

Under 13 is the age group where most of the players like to participate. This is the age group where they decide whether to takeup chess as a career.

ATC players thank GM practice group on whatsapp which provided an opportunity to practice while we are in Iran. It is a nice platform, where we get an opportunity to play with senior players at absolutely zero cost. We thank Mr. Rajashekar Reddy garu for developing this concept. Hope we see more senior players come in and share their chess skills. The ATC ideology of learning chess at zero cost meets our expectations, by playing at GM practice group.

We thank irish chess players for continous support. We specially thank Ireland chess union for their encouragement. Iran tournaments will help us to play a good chess at European Individual Championships at Batumi, Georgia.

We thank Arman tournament Executive Director (We call him Arman Jhohar) for bringing us to play in Persian region.