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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

Trisha won the Championship

Trisha won the Championship category C of Karun cup. The participants are of under 14. Trisha top seeded. It was a tough decision for her as Tarun is playing in B category. Trisha has to play C because they don’t want to play each other. Iranian players are very tuf and past experience of Tarun loosing 52 points in Irans first tournament looks scary. Choosing a tournament is very important for a chess player. He or She should take individual decision rather then informed decisions. Chess player need to consider his or her individual circumstances rather then think about his coach or parents decisions.

Arbiters are strict in Iran. As you all know, we have very little experience on writing skills. The two arbiters were back on me from day 1. I’ve never seen such a strict arbiters in my life. In one of the game, which I played, Aribiter marked one illegal for not writing notation properly. I don’t know whether it is rule by FIDE.

Trisha
Trisha Tarun finds Aribiters are strict at Iran

Trisha won the Championship at the end of 8th round, still one round to spare. She received 10 million Rials. Our next stop is at Mashhad. The tournament will be at Hotel Hyatt, one of the top most hotel in Iran. It is going to be a big chess festival in Iran. We are bit nervous flying from Ahwaz to Mashhad because few days ago one of the Iran flight crashed and 66 passengers died. Fingers crossed, we reached safe to Mashhad.

Flight
Flight from Ahwaz to Mashhad

 

 

Anyalysis of my game at Ahwaz, Iran

Analysis of my game: Every professional player like to analyse their games after end of each round. I played a very good game which I want to share. I believe in sharing the knowledge and ATC is all about learning chess on a peer to peer model. I feel, playing blitz frequently spoils the classic style of games. Seeing too many lines also confuses. I know all the lines in grünfeld, but I mixed up the lines and which I had to suffer a disadvantage, pawn down. Luckily, my opponent has time pressure and he couldn’t understand what he has to play. He played three dubious moves which turned out to be my advantage. I got an exchange up, he resigned soon.

Never, memorise too many lines. Always remember concepts and ideas in openings. Sometimes we get a similar position, we simply play casual moves, but we miss the best move. As per my game, instead of 8th move Be3, I should play d5 securing a clear advantage.

ATC players need to watch their this week rating on