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What did this 10-year-old play here?

by Avathanshu Bhat - 22/12/2018

Creating a brilliancy for a chess player is a joy that surpasses everything. True, the medals, trophies and prizes are important, but once you create a brilliancy over the board it stays for a lifetime. Your friends can look at the game and learn and so can your competitors and what's more it stands the test of time. Our 10-year-old expert annotator at ChessBase India Juniors Arhan Anand had a similar opportunity recently when he played at the All India under-15 tournament in Mysore. His opponent was Sara KR (rated 1131) and after 27 moves Arhan had a chance to play one of the best moves of his life! The young boy did it and calculated some mind boggling variations. We now invite you to do the same. Mind you, there's also a prize to be won! 

We have a new challenge for you! Our ChessBase India Junior expert annotator Arhan Anand played an admirable game recently at the All India U-15 Fide Rated tournament in Mysore. However, it is your task to find what White (Arhan) played here that won him the point! Take a look at the position below:


Arhan Anand (1732) vs Sara KR (1131), All India under-15, Mysore

It's White to play here, folks. What must be done?

What’s in it for you is a month’s worth of ChessBase Premium Account. Leave your answers in the comment section below and quick; the last day to give the answer is 24th of December. The best answer will get the prize! Soon we will publish Arhan's excellent annotations as to how he found the move in the above position and what are black's possible defences and then White's best continuation and so on! Ready, get set go!

About Arhan:

Arhan Chethan Anand is a passionate young chess player. He is a boy who eats, sleeps and breathes chess; he is a Fischer lover and has studied all of his 60 memorable games. He is also a Commonwealth U-10 gold medalist this year. Arhan is also the expert annotator for ChessBase India Juniors. If you haven't seen it yet, have a look at Arhan's video on his best game at the Commonwealth Championship 2018.

The ChessBase India Juniors team!

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