Dutch Stonewall Defence can make White's life miserable. It's an interesting theoretical opening againt 1.d4. Davide Nastasio found his old love and started a deep investigation to learn from World Champions like Botvinnik and Carlsen. Enjoy this review and his findings about GM Erwin L'Ami's Dutch Stonewall DVD.
Indian chess is growing at a fervent pace. In order to ensure that things are moving in the right direction and they continue to do so it is important that we always keep in mind the views of some of the best chess minds in our country. One of them in India's super coach GM R.B. Ramesh. In the second part of his interview he speaks about the mindset that trainers and parents must have, how to make chess more popular, why having a super tournament in India is important and the reasons for Tamil Nadu being a super power in chess.
ChessBase India boosted the technological development of chess players in India when we introduced ChessBase products at nearly 60% discount. Now we have some more good news for you. Grandmaster Preparation series of Quality Chess written by GM Jacob Aagaard is available on Forward Chess for just Rs.399/-. In his article we give you a step by step explanation of how you can use the Forward Chess App and have all the world class books at your fingertips in a few seconds!
As in the blitz, Yannick Pelletier and Peter Svidler were put under serious pressure, on the board as well as on the clock. While Peter managed to bring about a rearguard, not without some generosity from Nepomniachtchi, Hikaru Nakamura gave his opponent no such chance. Vladimir Kramnik scored a trademark victory over Viswanathan Anand. Report with grandmaster analysis.
Great news for Indian chess fans! ChessBase has released two DVDs of Vidit Gujrathi's Fashionable Caro Kann - Vol. I and II. Vidit used this opening successfully to beat players like MVL and Radjabov from the black side in the world rapid and blitz. Even the great Vishy Anand was held to a draw. ChessBase India offers you each DVD for Rs.999/- and in case you buy both Vol.1 and Vol.2 then you not only get a small discount, but also Vidit's A3 size poster delivered at your doorsteps!
You may recall how many top sportsmen suffer a string of failures. The journalists write them off, the fans think the player should quit. They said that to Sachin, they said that to Vishy. But the thing that makes them superstars is their mental approach towards their chosen sport. Niranjan Navalgund, the novelist and GM nom holder was in a similar situation. He tells you in his inimitable style, how he changed his mental approach, and became a much stronger chess player than he ever was. Read this Q&A and change your game forever.
Ganguly, Sengupta, Diptayan, Barua, Neelotpal, Arghyadip, Mohota, usually this would be a line up for a super strong tournament in India! This time it was the list of students for the Jacob Aagaard training session in Kolkata! Aagaard's trip in the city of joy was just for two days, but the amount of work that was done was quite phenomenal. In this report we take you to the 2nd and 3rd of April when the Danish Scottish grandmaster enhanced the chess knowledge of Kolkata!
Sharjah Masters tournament attracted a fair number of strong grandmasters and talented youngsters from across the world, but the majority were from India. For most, it was a chance to play two successive tournaments (this event was followed by Dubai Open that ends today). Wang Hao of China was the winner, but two Indians—Adhiban and Sethuraman—took a share of the first prize pie.
43% of the players playing in Dubai are Indians. Go figure. After the Sharjah Masters, the Dubai Open 2017 has turned into a mini-India as strong grandmasters and young talents compete for ratings and norms. Vidit Gujrathi is playing impressive chess to be the joint leader with 6.0/7, with two others. Report.
Universal Chess Academy (R) and Rainbow Club Kidz Library, Malleswaram, Bangalore invited players for their 3rd Karnataka State Open Rapid Chess tournament which was conducted on 2-April-2017, it was held at Shri R Gundu Rao Sports Complex, Sirur Park Road, Sheshadripuram, Bangalore which was opposite to extremely famous Mantri Mall. It was one day exciting rapid tournament of 9 rounds with INR 50,000.00/- cash prizes and 32 trophies for age category winners. It was won by our very own Arvind Shastry (ELO 2272) by scoring whopping 8.5/9 points. Total 278 players participated including IM Hegde Ravi Gopal.
New in Chess Magazine is one of the most famous chess magazines in the world. It is read by chess players across 116 countries. The second issue of 2017 has our very own Adhiban Baskaran on it's cover. ChessBase India has collaborated with New in Chess and brought you the hard copy of this issue for a discounted rate. And not to forget - you also get the magazine delivered to your footstep with Adhiban's autograph on it! Limited copies.
The Asian Youth 2017 ended in a huge success for the Indian contingent. We won four gold medals, five silver and three bronze. 12 medals in all. Uzbekistan with three golds and ten medals in all settled for the second place. On Sunday the blitz event will decide the overall winner of the Championship with the culmative medal tally of rapid, classical and blitz. Chief Arbiter Gopakumar Sudhakaran sends us a brief report.
If you are a passionate chess coach, good with children and want to spread the love of the game among young minds, here's a golden opportunity for you. The Cayman Chess Club has launched a Chess in Schools initiative. To nurture young minds, and develop players to represent Cayman Islands within International Arena. You have to send in your CV soon. This article gives you all the details.
In part II of our interview with Priyadharshan, he talks about his later days in Lindenwood, and the progression towards Webster University. Furthermore, he shares with us how to balance academics and chess. And how the SPICE program has helped him to grow as a chess player. He might well be one of the most educationally well qualified grandmaster from India and we are glad that he decided to share his knowledge and experience with us.
Last round of the Asian Youth takes place on the 8th of April 2017. Indians did suffer a few losses in the penultimate round, however we are still with an excellent chance of winning the gold. We bring to you a brief report along with pictures and chances of medals going into the last round.