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

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.