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

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.