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September 2013
Magnus Calsen, the Norwegian prodigy, who had the fastest ascent to the highest ELO rating in chess history is now Publisher: V. Hariharan all set for the summit clash Editor : C.G.S. Narayanan with the World Champion Vishy Anand for the World title in November. During his twoday visit to Chennai last month The Challenger was immensely satisfied with the United Bank of India 40th National Premier Chess Championship, arrangements at Hyatt Regency, the venue for Kolkata.... Mary Ann Gomes scores a hat trick 01 the World Championship Match. 39th National Sub Junior Open & 30th National Sub Juniors Girls Carlsen was given a rousing welcome by the Chess Championship-2013, Kolkata. chess loving public at the MOP Vaishnav Karthikeyan Murali and Monnisha College for Women where he gave a simul in are Champs 06 which he had a taste of the high quality chess IA Ambrish C Joshi,Chief Arbiter of Tamilnadu's youngsters.Later he interacted 4th KACC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Puducherry... with press. He spoke highly of Anand whom he Sai Viswesh wins KACC FIDE rated Ty 09 considered as one of the greats in the game by IA R.Srivatsan, Chief Arbiter and said he was looking forward to a very 4 Knights Chess Academy 1st All India Fide Rating Chess tough match. Tournament-2013 (Below 2000),Trichy 12 Grandmaster B.Adhiban continued his good run in the World Cup at Tromway with a Title win at Barcelona Sants Open. India dominated 14 the Asian Schools Chess Championships at Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka bagging eight golds and four silver in the classical format besides 16 several medals in the rapid and blitz events. These events are covered in the centre pages of this issue. 18 On the home front Bengal hosted two Nationals last month. In the first, National WGM Mary Ann Gomes scored her third successive National Premier Women title. In 21 the second, Karthikeyan Murali and G.K.Monnisha are the new National Sub-junior champs. Reports, photographs and final 27 standings on these Nationals along with those on FIDE rated events organized last month are 28 featured in this issue. The chess composition which won your Editor 38 his fourth Brian Harley Award of British Chess Problem Society for the best chess problem 39 c o m p o s e d b y a s u b j e c t o f B r i t i s h Commonwealth is also presented along with 40 judge's comments. 48 SEPTEMBER 2013

Balakannamma wins at Trichy

by V.L.Anandh Babu, Chief Arbiter

Venkataramana is champion
IA S.Ganesh Babu,Chief Arbiter

4th AIM FIDE rated tournament below 1800, Namakkal.

by IA R.Srivatsan, Chief Arbiter

Gupta Rajesh wins title

3RD Saranya FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Chennai...

by Manjunatha M, Chief Arbiter

Thejkumar clinches title

Late A. N. Naik Memorial All India Open FIDE Rated Rapid Tournament 2013, Goa

by S Subba Raju (FA) , Chief Arbiter 2nd KCM FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, Coimbatore by IA V.Vijayaraghavan, Chief Arbiter Annotated by IM Manuel Aaron

Sai Agni Jeevitesh wins

1st JCA All India Fide Rating Tournament (Below 2000) Vijayawada

Saravanakrishnan wins title

Selected games from National Junior Lucknow

by S.Krishnan

Tactics from master games

by K.Muralimohan, FIDE Instructor

Test your endgame

Masters of the past -33

Adolf Andersson

AICF Calendar 2

C.G.S. Narayanan

United Bank of India 40th National Premier Chess Championship, Kolkata....

Mary Ann Gomes scores a hat trick

by R.Anantharam Mary Ann Gomes of West Bengal won a hat trick of titles by capturing the coveted United Bank of India 40th National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy at The Spring Club, Kolkata from 25th August to 5th September 2013. The tournament has been given a new lease of life in the form of round robin format, with 12 strong players of the country. The average rating was 2256, making it a Category nine tournament for women. International master Tania Sachdev of Airport Authority of India was the top rated player in the tournament, followed by the defending champion WGM Mar Ann Gomes of Kolkata. Other attractions were former world junior girls champion WGM Soumya Swaminathan of PSPB, former champions WGM Swathi Ghate of LIC and IM Nisha Mohota of PSPB, besides former world Under 14 girls champion Padmini Rout of Orissa. The time format for the championship was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and remaining game in 30 moves, with an increment of 30 seconds from move 1. In the round robin format, a players lead can not be taken for granted, as it depends on the strength of the opponents, he or she had met in earlier rounds. Tania and Swathi started with a bang, beating Padmini and Ivana Maria Furtado respectively, in the first round. In the explosive third round, the top two rated players of the tournament met each other, wherein, Tania was defeated by Mary Ann. GK Monnisha of Tamil Nadu dealt a blow to Nisha in this round. Tanias woes did not stop here, as former world under 8 girls champion Ivana rubbed salt to the wounds, by beating her. By the end of the fourth round, the trio Swathi, Mary Ann and Soumya were leading with 3 points each. The lead did not change in the fifth round, as the overnight leaders drew their gamesand Tania recovered mildly, with a win over Michelle Catherenia of TN. In an interesting duel of sixth round, Soumya was outwitted by Tania and Swathi emerged sole leader with 4.5 points, beating higher rated Padmini. Mary Ann drew with Kiran Manisha Mohanty to trail the leader by half a point. seventh and eighth rounds went on expected lines, and Soumya joined Swathi at the top, with a fluent win over WGM Bhakti Kulkarni of Goa. Things turned topsy turvy in the ninth round, as Swathi was stunned by the minnow GK Monnisha, allowing Soumya to move into sole lead, with a convincing win over Kiran. Mary Ann maintained her second spot by beating her city mate Nisha. In the penultimate round, both Soumya and Mary Ann recorded victories, maintaining the lead position and Tania was also at a striking distance, with an outside chance to win the title. In the pulsating final round, Mary Ann was the first to draw


her game against Ivana in an inferior position, waiting anxiously for Soumyas result. Padmini had a steel of nerves to beat Soumya, paving the way for a three way tiebreak between Mary Ann, Soumya and Tania, each with 7.5 points. The first tiebreak of direct encounter was in favour of Mary Ann as she had 1.5 points from two games with the other two players, Tania having one point and Soumya half. The tournament was well organised in a highly professional manner by Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy, under the leadership of Indias second grandmaster Dibyendu Barua and his wife WIM Saheli Dhar Barua, with able support from IM Neeraj Kumar Mishra, the head coach of the academy. Baruas experience in organising big level tournaments like Asian Team Championship in 2009 and National Premier Championship in 2012, helped him for the successful conduct. Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by the Bengali actress Ritupana Sengupta, a national awardee. Sports Hon. Minister of West Bengal Sri. Madan Mitra was the chief guest for the prize distribution function, in the presence of former foot ball Olympian Sri P.K. Bannejee. Earlier In the ninth round Soumya Swaminathan (Petroleum) cruised to a third successive win to become the sole leader, with 6.5 points after nine rounds. Soumya beat Kiran Manisha Mohanty (LIC) to remain the most notable performer in the last three rounds. With two more rounds to go, Soumya was leading by half-point over Mary Ann Gomes (Bengal) and Padmini Rout (Odisha).

Playing black, Soumya fractured her opponents pawn structure and clinically exploited her opponents weakness to win in a rook and bishop ending.The other overnight leader Swati Ghate (LIC) was upset by the National sub-junior champion G.K. Monnisha (TN) after the longest game of the tournament. In a Sicilian Maroczy bind, Monnisha kept Swati on the defensive throughout the game and exploited her space advantage win a rook for knight. She later used her rook and passed pawns effectively on the queenside to win in 91 moves.Top-seeded Tania Sachdev (Air India) drew with Bhakti Kulkarni of Goa to shared the third spot with Swati Defending champion Mary Ann kept her title hopes alive as she downed Nisha Mohota (Petroleum) by a queen sacrifice, the consequence of which was far from clear. With both players under time pressure, Nisha made more mistakes and lost her knight to let Mary Ann walk away with the win. G.K. Monnisha (TN) 3 bt Swati Ghate (LIC) 5.5; Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa) 3.5 drew with Tania Sachdev (AI) 5.5; Kiran Manisha Mohanty (LIC) 3.5 lost to Soumya Swaminathan (PSPB) 6.5; B. Pratyusha (AP) 4.5 bt Michelle Catherina (TN) 2; Padmini Rout (Odi) 6 bt Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa) 4.5; Nisha Mohota (PSPB) 3.5 lot to Mary Ann Gomes (Ben) 6. In the tenth round. Soumya Swaminathan (Petroleum) continued to show her class under pressure as she picked up a fourth consecutive win to lead the field with 7.5 points after the 10th and penultimate round of the UBI 40th National womens premier chess championship here on Wednesday.
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Stany. G.A

Stany. G.A (Born on 22.1.1993) learnt the game at the age of eight from his uncle. His first success was when he became Karnataka state Under-9 Champion in 2002 and since then he started winning many state level tournaments in different age categories. His first big breakthrough in National Level came when he won Thrissur Fide Rating Open Tournament in 2009 ahead of GMs and IMs. In the same year he also won Karnataka State Championship and was the youngest to do so. In 2010 he won Under-17 Nationals in Jammu and also got his First IM norm in National A, Delhi. He finished 2nd in Asian youth U-18 in Philippines and was 4th in World youth, Brazil in 2011. He got his Second IM Norm in Orissa international open where he was also leading till 8th round but lost the next round missing GM norm. He completed his final IM Norm in Rethymno Open, Greece last year. His current Elo is 2449.In his younger days Sri Krishna Udupa was his first coach. He also had his coaching under IM Lanka Ravi, IM Shivananda. Recently he had training under GM R.B. Ramesh, GM Sriram Jha and GM Tejas Bakre. Currently he is under Scholarship with Airport Authority of India and is also helped by Department of Karnataka State Youth Services and Sports. He was given the prestigious Ekalavya Award by the Government of Karnataka last year for his achievements in 2011. His favorite Sports icons are Sachin Tendulkar and Vishwanth Anand.His immediate goal is to become GM. He is studying 2nd year B.com in PES College, Shimoga .His other interests are Table Tennis, Badminton, Watching Movies and Listening to Devotional Music.A list of his achievements is presented below. 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009

Rethymno Open 1st KSC Cup Fide Rating Open Shimoga Fide Rating Open Vizag International Open World Youth Chess U-18 Asian Youth Chess U-18 Asian Cities Championship Orissa International Open National Cities Championship Karnataka State Open Asian Youth Chess U-18 National U-17 Boys Chship National Premier Chship Mastercom Open Fide Rating Karnataka State Open Chship Thrissur Open Fide Rating

Greece Bangalore Shimoga Vizag Brazil Philippines Indonesia Orissa Nagpur Bangalore China Jammu Delhi Bangalore Shimoga Thrissur

got 3rd IM Norm 1st Place 1st Place 7thPlace 4thPlace 2nd Place 6th Place got 2nd IM Norm 1st Place 1st Place 5th Place 1st Place got 1st IM Norm 1st Place 1st Place 1st Place

4th KACC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Puducherry...

Standing L-R - C. Arulmozhi, EC Member, KACC, Selvaradjou-EC, KACC, A. Srikanth, Treasurer-KACC, Sivagnanaganesan, EC, KACC, R, Devakumar, Secretary, PSCA, Ganesan, Commercial Tax Officer-IAC & Karaikal (Chief Guest), P. Saravanan, Industrialist and Sponsor for I Prize and Pakkirisamy Memorial Rolling Trophy, J. Ramesh-Secretary, KACC, G. Sankar, Treasurer, PSCA, S. Nadaradjane, Dy.Arbiter, R. Srivatsan, IA - Chief Arbiter for the Tournament, Chandirasekaran - EC, KACC, Pakkirisamy-EC, KACC & Soundirapandian-EC, KACC.

4th AIM FIDE Rated Chess Tournament Below 1800, Namakkal.

(L-R) S.Ganesh Babu,Chief Arbiter, Muthukumaraswamy, Joint Secretary, AIM Chess Academy, SV Iyyappan, Secretary AIM Chess Academy, Venkataramana (Winner) V Aathayam, President AIM Chess Academy.)


Half a point behind Soumya is the defending champion Mary Ann Gomes (Bengal), who also won her game to push the decision of the contest to the final round on Thursday. Soumya bolstered the lead with a confident win against young B. Pratyusha (Andhra Pradesh).Playing white, Soumya exploited the weakness of Pratyushas position to win two pawns in a French Defence.Pratyusha tried to complicate matters by going into a combination and get some play but ended up losing a piece after which she resigned. Soumya faces Padmini Rout (Odisha) in the final round with black, while Mary Ann is paired against National junior girls champion Ivana Furtado (Goa). In case of a tie, Mary Ann is better placed in the present tie-break score when compared to Soumya. Looking for her third consecutive title, Mary Ann put up her case strongly as she outsmarted Swati Ghate (LIC) with black in a Sicilian Defence. Mary Ann was in total control of the position from the beginning as Swati, quite unexpectedly, blundered her rook for knight. Encouraged by this error, Mary Ann effectively utilised the extra material to win.Michelle Catherina (Tamil Nadu), placed at the bottom of the table, stole the show by upsetting Rout in 86 moves.Top-seeded Tania Sachdev registered a fluent win over Kiran Manisha Mohanty (LIC) to remain in the third position with 6.5 points. The results (10th round): Swati Ghate (LIC) 5.5 lost to Mary Ann Gomes (Ben) 7; Ivana Maria Furtado (Goa) 4.5 lost to Nisha Mohota (PSPB) 4.5; Michelle Catherina (TN) 3 bt Padmini Rout (Odi) 6; Soumya Swaminathan (PSPB) 7.5 bt B. Pratyusha (AP) 4.5; Tania Sachdev (AI) 6.5 bt Kiran Manisha Mohanty (LIC) 3.5; G.K. Monnisha (TN) 3.5 drew Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa) 4.

Final Ranking Rank Name IRtg Club Pts Res. SB 1 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2418 WB 7 1 40.50 2 IM Tania Sachdev 2430 AI 7 1 38.00 3 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2318 PSPB 7 34.50 4 WGM Padmini Rout 2332 ODI 7 0 36.50 5 WGM Swathi Ghate 2226 LIC 6 0 32.00 6 IM Mohota Nisha 2293 PSPB 5 0 27.50 7 WIM Ivana Maria Furtado 2116 Goa 5 0 25.00 8 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2302 Goa 4 1 23.75 9 WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty 2272 LIC 4 1 22.25 10 Pratyusha Bodda 2159 AP 4 1 20.25 11 WFM Monnisha Gk 2056 TN 3 0 17.75 12 Michelle Catherina P 2152 TN 3 0 17.00


39th National Sub Junior Open & 30th National Sub Juniors Girls Chess Championship-2013, Kolkata.

Karthikeyan Murali and Monnisha are Champs

IA Ambrish C Joshi,Chief Arbiter The 39th National Sub Junior Open & 30th National Sub Juniors Girls Chess Championship-2013 was held at the Bidhan Sishu Udyan, Kolkatta from 5th to 14th August, 2013. In Open, 149 players, comprising 2IM, 3 FMs, and 129 Rated And In girls 93 players comprising 4 WFM and 66 Rated players participated in the event, with a tournament total of 242 players.. The championship had 11 rounds, with one round a day, except on 07.08.13 & 09.08.13 (2 Round). The presence of World Youth Olympiad Gold Medalist Diptyan Ghosh ,World Under-16 Champion Karthikeyein Murli, Asian Youth Gold medallist Arvindh Chidambaram, Limca & Ginus Book Record Holder Raghav, World youth U-14 Gold medallist M. Mahalaxmi , and World youth U-14 Bronze medallsit G.K.Monisha have added colour to the tournament . Hard fought victories and some IM & FIDE Master draws were witnessed in the championship, culminating in the emergence of Master Karthikeyan Murli of Tamilnadu as the National Sub junior champion for the year 2013, followed by Diptayan Ghosh of West Bengal, as runnerup. In Open Sub Junior Category.While in National Sub Junior Girls G K Monisha of Tamilnadu emerge the title of Natioal Sub Junior Girls champion and Mahalakshmi of Tamilnadu as a runner up. The participants were accommodated in nearby hotels so as even in Rainy Shower also the players reached at venue before time & easily followed the zero tolerance rule. I would like to place it on records, the excellent arrangements made by Bengal Chess Association by providing Free Transportation to venue by two buses daily ,Glucon-D free of charge & coffee and tea was for players,parents and coaches /managers at minimum cost also. Not only but the organizer had also made the excellent trip of Nicco Park for outside players and parents for free of charge They also had the privilege of conducting the many National & International event here at Kolkatta.Kudos to Mr. Atanu Lahiri, Tournament Director & a keen lover of chess, who is the key person for the successful and smooth conduct of the championship.

Final standings: Sub Junior Boys

Rk Name 1 Karthikeyan Murali I1M 2 Ghosh Diptayan IM 3 Kumaran B 4 Aravindh ChithambaramFM 5 Md Nubairshah Shaikh 6 Naik Rishubh Naresh 7 Sidhant Mohapatra 8 Harsha Bharathakoti 9 Pranav Vijay 10 Vignesh Nr 11 Ritviz Parab 12 Visakh Nr 13 Mitrabha Guha FM 14 Rakesh Kumar Jena FM 15 Harikrishnan.A.Ra 16 Aradhya Garg 17 Rajdeep Sarkar 18 Anshuman K 19 Krishna Teja N 20 Muthaiah Al 21 Rohan Ahuja 22 Ajay Krishna S 23 Karthik V. Ap 24 Kumar Gaurav

Club Pts TN WB TN TN MAH GOA ODI AP TN TN GOA TN WB ODI TN DEL WB TN AP TN GOA TN AP BIH 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7


25 Sai Agni Jeevitesh J 26 Vignesh B 27 Raghav Srivathsav V 28 Manan Rai 29 Harsh Himanshu 30 Saurabh Anand 31 Satvik M. 32 Neelash Saha 33 Abhishek A 34 Rohit Vassan S 35 Kaustav Bhattacharya 36 Koustav Chatterjee 37 Nishant Kumar 38 Shailesh Dravid 39 Hemanth Raam 40 Audi Ameya 41 Arka Sengupta 42 Ayush Pandey 43 Rohan Sen 44 Aronyak Ghosh 45 Kaustuv Kundu 46 Anustoop Biswas 47 Eashwar.M 48 Erigaisi Arjun 49 Swain Ashirwad 50 Subhasis Barik 51 Sarthak Bansal 52 Subhayan Kundu 53 Visveshwar A 54 Rahul Srivatshav P 55 Sarbojit Paul 56 Ishaan Bansal 57 Parthasarathy R 58 Karmalkar Deeptesh 59 Awadh Chaitanya 60 Adithya S 61 Naga Shashank D 62 Rituraj Borghain 63 Tamojit Poddar 64 Ritam Nag 65 Shuban Saha 66 G Khanglah Ropmay 67 Narendran V 68 Ojas Kulkarni 69 Aditya Basu 70 Dipanjan Chowdhury 71 Vishwanath Vivek 72 Ganguly Ritabroto 73 Arsh Verma 74 Swapnaneel Dowerah 75 Goel Ayush 76 Lawaniya Eshan 77 Aurangabadkar Prasad 78 Abhirup Das


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79 Sayantan Chandra 80 Abhilash Dutta 81 Abhiram T 82 Pranavananda V 83 Saumil Nair 84 Pratik Agarwal 85 Shubham Srivastava 86 Dishan Barua 87 Kshitij Sharma 88 Soumma Chakraborty 89 Soham Das 90 Aneek Das 91 Dinesh Bhagat 92 Rawat Abhishek 93 Goyal Sarthak 94 Divyam Kamra 95 Audi Saiesh 96 Anish Kayal 97 Sachet Garg 98 Paul Writam 99 Deepanshu Dhall 100 Sounak De (1) 101 Jagdeep Singh Sudan 102 Swapnanil Saikia 103 Suvradeepta Das 104 Arya Bhakta 105 Shrutarshi Ray 106 Amrit Verma 107 Om Vinay Vitalkar 108 Rajarshi Dutta 109 Hillol Debnath 110 Souradip Deb 111 Manish Kumar 112 Sambarta Banerjee 113 Gore Sahil 114 Aryan Haribhau Kawade 115 Dibakar Banik 116 Vivek Gupta 117 Srijit Paul 118 Soumik Datta 119 Rithwik Raaj Anand 120 Pradhyumna Kumar K 121 Shailesh Khanna 122 Anuj Shrivatri 123 Abhirup Naskar 124 Sruya Dhanush G 125 Rishabh Kothary 126 Pawan Shailesh Vernekar 127 Aryan 128 Sameer Bansode 129 Sartak Periwal 130 Sanket Chakravarty 131 Kushagra Divyam 132 Shreyan Chakraborty


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133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146

Akash Dip Paik Aratrick Maity Krishna Kumar Sharma Saksham Rautela Hardik Medhi Debankan Dhara Bhatia Mananshrajsingh Harshit Baid Srinjoy Banerjee Mihir Guddanti Arhan Boyd Divyang Sawalka Dhimant Maloo Rishab Debsharma


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Final standings: Sub Junior (Girls)

Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Monnisha Gk WFM MahalakshmiM WFM Varshini V Meghna C H Gayetri R Vaishali R WFM Savant Riya WCM Dhanashree Pandit Shiny Das Divya Garg Bakshi Rutuja Sunyasakta Satpathy Smaraki Mohanty Arpita Mukherjee WFM Potluri Saye Srreezza Sapale Saloni Ashwini U Divya Lakshmi R Meghna Upadhyay Tejaswini Sagar WCM Toshali V Hilmi Parveen Dharani Sree R Meera D Chandreyee Hajra Bhagya Jayesh Thorat Aishwarya Khushi Dharewa Angira Choudhuri Anigani Kavya Asmita Das Harshita Guddanti Thamaraiselvi P Jasper Jothi P Abirama Srinithi G Ghosh Samriddhaa

Club Pts 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6


37 Radhika Garg 38 Sanskriti Goyal 39 Sharma Sharmishtha 40 Krithigga K 41 Kavya Srishti K 42 Kalyani B 43 Suneja Geetanjali 44 Shyamashree Sarkar 45 Shinjini Sengupta 46 Akankhya Dash 47 Chavan Vishakha 48 Sudipa Haldar 49 Pousumi Maity 50 Lasya Mayuka N 51 Lasani H Kothari 52 Anjali Gogoi 53 Ankitha Goud Palle 54 Naik Reema 55 Taniya Acharya 56 Shradha Kucheria 57 Garima Gaurav 58 Sakshi Jha 59 Vigna Shree T 60 Shah Vrushti 61 Devika Bharany 62 Prajnya Saha 63 Jinal Yagnik 64 Manya Diptam 65 Suryapriya Sengupta 66 Bharty 67 Soumya Shrivastava 68 Diksha Dhandhania 69 Garima Sarda 70 Sabhya Bhushan 71 Pahul Kaur Chhabra 72 Ashry Srivastava 73 Amritpal Kaur 74 Stuti Rani Gogoi 75 Aditi Saha 76 Sanika Sengupta 77 Debolina Bora 78 Biswal Gitashree 79 Dash Anannya 80 Lina Biswas 81 Payal Dewangan 82 Shristi Shrivastava 83 Sagar Siya 84 Adrija Dey 85 Reva 86 Enaakshi Majumdar 87 Ashpriha Das 88 Devyanshi Kulkarni 89 Rakshita Sekhar


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4th KACC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Puducherry...

Sai Viswesh wins KACC FIDE rated Ty

by IA R.Srivatsan, Chief Arbiter The 4th KACC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament organised by King Anand Chess Club, was held at Arumuga Thirumana Mandapam, Puducherry from 15.8.2013 to 18.8.2013. A total of 250 participants from Thirteen states with 134 rated players. The top seed of this event is Akash P C Iyer of Tamilnadu. A total of 10 rounds swiss system was followed. There was a keen fight till the end. Even though Akash lost to Sai Vishwesh in the fifth round, bouced back in the rest of the rounds and finally tied with him with 9 points. But with a better tie-break score Sai Vishwesh became the winner of this event. The organisers gave special prize every round for a rated player defeating above 200 elo points. In all the 10 rounds around 40 to 50 players won this special prize. Lunch was provided by the organisers to all the players. At the prize distribution function Mr. Ganesan, Commercial Tax Officer-IAC & Karaikal was the Chief Guest and distributed the prizes. Mr.P. Saravanan, Industrialist and Sponsor for I Prize and Pakkirisamy Memorial Rolling Trophy, Mr. Devakumar, Secretary, Pondicherry State Chess Association were also present and distributed the prizes. Mr. Arokiaraj, President, KACC welcomed the gathering and J. Ramesh, Secretary, KACC Proposed vote of thanks.

Final standings (216 placings only)

Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Pts Sai Vishwesh.C 9 Akash Pc Iyer 9 Anurag Jaiswal 8 Subramanian V 8 Sriram Sarja 7 Vinoth Kumar M. FM 7 Prachura P.P. 7 Balkishan A. 7 Saxena Manav 7 Vasantha Ruba Varman 7 Narendiran P 7 Harihara Sudan M 7 Vijay Anand M. 7 Rajesh Kumar 7 Hirthickkesh Pr 7 Sree Veeramani P 7 Santoshkashyap Hg 7 Jayakumar S 7 Gavi Siddayya 7 Elancheralathan P 7 Devesh Mukherjee 7 Raman R. 7 Suresh Krishna S 7 Likhit Chilukuri 7 Sneha N.G. 7 Karmukilan S 7 Saranya Y 7 Clifford Flair 6 Reetish Padhi 6 Selvabharathy T 6 Vinodh Kumar B. 6 Sabarimuthu R. 6 Mythireyan P 6 Ambareesh. P 6 Senthil Maran K 6 Aman Chandra 6


37 Murugesh S 38 Siddharth .S 39 Kavitha P L 40 Sathyanarayanan S. 41 Harshita Guddanti 42 Mohan Ram Sridhar 43 Aaditya Jagadeesh 44 Saughanthika As 45 Subburayan V 46 Alan Diviya Raj 47 Thamizharasan J 48 Ganesh Chidambaram 49 Ananya Suresh WCM 50 Vasudevan S. 51 Priyanka K 52 Yashaskara Jois K.R 53 Karthik Raj C 54 Mohammed Shamil A 55 Ruthra Kumar M 56 Ayil Naidu K 57 Tiwari O P 58 Gokula Chandhiran A 59 Karthick Raja R 60 Avi Jaiswal 61 Varun Anant 62 Rao Mahadev 63 Priyamvadha Sundar 64 Bharath S 65 Jain Arnavv 66 Vishwak S 67 Jeevanandham 68 Pranav P 69 Debiprasad Sarkar 70 Dinesh Kumar S 71 Karpagakumar S V S 72 Dharshan P 73 Ajay Kumaar.S 74 Rohit S 75 Rajaganesh S K 76 Sarvesh Kumar A 77 Ajitha A 78 Revanth Prabu P 79 Ashok A (pud) 80 Kirupanidhi S 81 Prakashram R

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82 Tulsi M 83 Nandhagopal B 84 Harish Kumar V 85 Balaji.S 86 Jitender Rawat 87 Rakshitta Ravi 88 Muthu Palaniappan P L 89 Bagat Singh P 90 Umashankar A 91 Anish A 92 Ved Prakash 93 Dheepan G 94 Sai Sumedha S 95 Praveen Krishna T 96 Karthik Kumar Pradeep 97 Krishnan C S 98 Dwarka Prasad 99 Peter Anand A 100 Keshore G 101 Prahalad B 102 Madhan S 103 Sathyaraaj N G 104 Navaneeth B 105 A Antony Chandran 106 Ram Priya S 107 Kailash G M 108 Sudharshan T R 109 Chamundeswari B 110 Saumitra Verma 111 Adishta Selvam S 112 Harshavardhan K Iyer 113 Manickammal D 114 Dawood.K 115 Soupraja S 116 Malleswari P 117 Akash S 118 Shaik Pharuk 119 Vamsri Krishna S 120 Lydia, G 121 Sriram S 122 Suresh K 123 Siddhalingam Pillai 124 Giridharan P 125 Praveen Narayan S 126 Balaji B

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127 Aswin Chinnappan K 128 Shreyas Pavan 129 Tamil Vendan K 130 Vishaal S 131 Raguram, S Rajaram 132 Navin Kumar U 133 Hemanathan C 134 B Chakra Narayanan K 135 Aghilan A 136 Rohan Jaggi 137 Kavya S 138 Peri Nikhil Chandra 139 Niteesh S R 140 Shravanadash M 141 Vishal Shankar Pawar 142 Praveen R 143 Yazhini S 144 Srikiran S 145 Srihari L 146 Vinothabharathi 147 Prahadheeshwar C M 148 Geethai Kannan R 149 Kella Venkata Ravi 150 Nikhil Magizhnan 151 Donald J Vishal 152 Tushar P 153 Rahul M 154 Sharan Arvind B 155 Namann D Jain 156 Naresh M 157 Aadhisan Balakrishnan 158 Hariharan S 159 Hariprasad S 160 Vignesh V 161 Arun G R 162 Srinath K C 163 Akashya Lakshmi P 164 Jeffrin Sam D 165 Suganya J 166 S Prakash Maharaj 167 Kirubakaran R 168 Krishnakumar M 169 Hiranmayi K 170 Akshayaram A 171 Elankumaran R

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216

Gajendran K Pavan Kumar R Arjun Sidharth S Thirumalai Nayagam Pritam Dash Ganesan M Jayanesh G Saran G Krishna R Ve Sivaram J Ilangkavi E Dheeraj A P Ajay Srinivas V Dhanush Ragav N Aravindan V Stavan Jain Nithin Magizhnan Vaishnavi S Sharane Sakthivel Raja S Aravindan B Arun Vaidya G Arjun S Pranav Guntupalli Shanmugam Pck Venkata Ramanan G Siva Prakash K C Indulekha K S Padmashri R Aditya Reddy V Sampathkumar Tarun Vignesh Jaswanth R Shubavadhi S K Pranay Raj J Aditya Narayanan S Hariharan Saravanan Buvaneswaran S Rawat R S Manooneeth B Krishna Prasad S A Udhaya Baskar Nirubasri C Suresh Krishna S (tn) Yashwanth Krishnan A

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3



4 Knights Chess Academy 1st All India Fide Rating Chess Tournament-2013 (Below 2000),Trichy

Balakannamma wins at Trichy

by V.L.Anandh Babu, Chief Arbiter 4 Knights Chess Academy 1st All India Fide Rating Chess Tournament-2013 h(Below 2000) was held at Pavendar Institutions PABCET, Opp to Bharathidasan University, Trichy from 15.08.2013(Thursday) to 18.08.2013. The Honable Chairman of Pavendar Bharathidasan Institutions Mr. A M Ramen IAS (Retd) inaugurated the event at 10.30.A.M. on 15th August, 2013 Soon after the inauguration ceremony, Managers Meeting started at 11:30.A.M. technical matters discussed and settled, Appeals Committee was formed Total Number of participants is 205 which include 82 Rated Players of 8 different States in this Event.All the Boards provided with DGT Clocks. Time Control: 60min with 30 seconds increment from move No.1. After tuff fight in Top Seeded P Balakannama from Chennai won the Tournament with 8 points of 9 Rounds. The team of Arbiters leaded by Chief Arbiter Mr.V.L.Anandh Babu FA, Deputy Arbiters are Mr.Dhenagaran B -NA, Mr.J Alexander-NA, Mr.S Vijayaraman-NA, Mr.SV Iyyappan-NA, Mr.Natarajan S-FA and volunteers are Mr.Iravatham, Mr.C.V Rajagopalan conducted the tournament without a single Dispute. Prize Distribution ceremony held on 18th August , 2013 at 04.00.P.M. in the same venue, Chief Guest Mr.G A Rajkumar IAS (Retd), former Sports Secretary, Govt of Tamilnadu in the presence of Mr.A M Ramen IAS (Retd) Chairman of Pavendar Bharathidasan Institutions and with Mrs. Uma Arun Academic Director Pavendar Bharathidasan Institutions.

Final Ranking (150 placings)

Rk. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Bala Kannamma.P Sa Kannan Barath Kalyan M Muralidharan R. Abhinav Gola Aravind G Arul Senthil B Akash R Kannan R Shanmugasundaram G. Abhinessh S Saket Kumar Prathish A Sangeetha P Girinath B S Anup Shankar R Niranjan R Dhanush Bharadwaj h K. Dhinesh Babu Ashhwath C Harivardhini I Balaji P. Balaguru T Hirthik Rajan B P Subramanian T.V. Saravanan A Gokula Kannan Rs Rajkumar N Shyam Sundar M Mohith Akash.S Subalakshmi M S Vaisalie K Pts. 8 8 7.5 7.5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6



33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81

Sabarish R K Dharani Kumar M S M Niyasudeen S Abirami S Yuva Sankar B Aravinth Shanmugam S Dhivyashree J Aswin Kumar B S Karunakaran S MChandra Kashyap V Aswin Babu J Nishanth V G Akshita D Isha Sharma Lakshmanan V R Sugumar Baburaj Utham A Hudson Samraj A Sukirthi S Bharath S Ebnesar Anto A Akkilesh P Muthukumar K Vijay Sivakumar Pravin A. Arputharaj D Neela S Sarfraz N M Jayasangar T Chandrasekar S. Sriram B Akilesh Viswaa Kalangiam S N Kumar Vetrivelkumar Balakrishnan S. Rohit Kumar Ragav P S Roopaverdhini P A Sivaraman P L Neyan G M Edwin Nelson S Mohamed Anees M Nanda Gopal D R Suresh C Bargava Narasimhan S Sundararajan D S Agilan N Prem Anantha Rajan V. Jai Surya M P

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130

Surya Prakash R Palani Pranav S Prashant Kumar Madhanraj K Manjunath Bhat Suryanarayan B Abiraman S G Udhayakumar Ranjan S Mahadevan M Yogaraj J Arun Prasath. P Ragesh Sarma.M Thilakavathi B Harish M Pramesh P Paripoornan Boopathi R Chidambaram Swathiga V Harikrishna G K Leka R.B Dinesh Kumar M Murugan A Nandhakumar A Nadimuthu Sai Pravarthika S Joyal Victo Franklin J S Krishnaa Satishkumar Akash Roshan A Aswanth A J Akash M Ahalya A Meyyar M Karthikeyan Muthu Kishore Lal K K Karunakaran S AP Muruggappan Arul Tharmalingam Anthoni Samy A S J Banu Radhakrishna Charan M Logaprakash V Balavaseekaran T M Madan S Ussain R Jeffrey Sam Johnson M Padma Pratibha Shanmugam R Jeya Simma R Krishnaa Guruprasath

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4



4th AIM FIDE rated chess tournament below 1800, Namakkal.

Venkataramana is champion
IA S.Ganesh Babu,Chief Arbiter P.Venkatramana of Andhra Pradhesh won the 4th AIM FIDE rated chess tournament below 1800 with 9.0 points out of possible 10 rounds organised by AIM chess academy, Namakkal. The 4 day event from August 24 to August 27 was held at Subulakshmi Mahal. The prize fund of 1,50,000 was split to 2 categories of rated 1451 1799 & unrated 1450 with 35 main prizes and 37 special prizes, the winner gets Rs.25,000 in 1451 1799 category and Rs.10,000 in unrated 1450 category. The event attracted 150 Players from 6 states, 17 districts out of which 84 were internationally Rated Players.Top Seed K.Dhinesh Babu of Erode fell back in the race due to his loss in the Fourth round to K Murugesan of Namakkal. P.Venkatramana of AP, R.Kannan of Erode, K.Murugesan of Erode & Niranjan Nadarajan of TN share the lead with 4 points out of 4 rounds. In the Fifth Round P.Venkataramana of Andhra Pradesh emerged as sole leader with full score after winning his game against K.Murugesan . Venkataramana continued his lead in the 6 th round by Outwitting Shyam Sundar of Tanjore, but was brought down to earth by Sathya Giri of Kanyakumari in the 7th round. Sathyagiri in turn, was beaten by Muthukumar of Kanyakumari to take the lead with 7.5 points at the end of 8th round. Venkataramana was back in contention by beating the leader sathyagiri in the 9th round to take the lead with 8 points. Half a point lead over CP Muthukumar should have made the leader a little bit overconfident when he lost to Dhinesh Babu in the 10th and final round. In the end it was a five way tie with 8 points by P Venkatramana, CP Muthukumar, Sathyagiri, Dinesh Babu and Karmukilan. Caissa smiled on Venkatramana and blessed him with better Buchholz to win the title. Bino Sebastin of Tamilnadu won the 1st Prize in Unrated-1450 rating category. Organizers SV Iyyeppan and V Aathayam distributed the Prizes.
Final Ranking: (135 placings only) Rk. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Venkataramana P Sathya Giri V Muthukumar C P K. Dhinesh Babu Karmukilan S Shyam Sundar T. Sasikumar N Mohammed Shamil A Aravindkumar S Niranjan Nadarajan Kannan R. Aswin Kumar B S Gowtham K K Balaguru T Shanmugasundaram G. Mohamed Anees M Nishanth V G Bagat Singh P Sangeetha P Murugesan K Dhiraj Patil K. Natarajan Bino Sebastian Dilan Paul Roy J Vignesh V Suryakanth C Pts. 8 8 8 8 8 7.5 7.5\ 7.5 7.5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5



27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75

Tajmeera S Thufail Bhaskar N S Subramanian T.V. Boobalan.K Harish Bn Sathyanarayanan S. Dhivyashree J Shabreen T Khanam Mohamed Musthafa I Shreyas Pavan Narayanan P Hirthik Rajan B P Swaminathan A Vinoth M Priyadarshini V Dpi Doraiswamy L Arun P Senthil Kumar V Thilagavathi E Aswat Narayanan R Mohanavel S Gowrichander U Ashhwath C Sudhir Vanarase Muthu Muniyandi K Sruthi S Abdul Hameed Velavan S Abhinessh S Chulet Mayank L Gokula Kannan Rs Arifulla Abdul Hameed Balasubramaniam M Isha Sharma Naveen B Gangadhar T Mohamed Haris M Muralidharan R. Ramesh Kumar Sonker Pravin A. Praveen Srinivasan Varadharajan S Dawood.K Hemanathan C Srinivasan R Kishore Kumar E Hemadri T Arumugam N Santhosh Manikantan

6.5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124

Krishnamoorthi P K D R Kalyana Raman Sriram B Srinivasa Suri H Goguloth Malsur Jaganathan P Agilan N Shreyas Kannan Raja S Yukeshan S Arumugam V Muthukumaran V Barath B R Ashok Kumar T D Suudhan S Vijaya Raman S Karuppannan K Mahendar B Srinath K C Arasappan T Kalangiam S Suvitha Sree K Vignesh V Sundararajan S Gnanasekar .G Moorthi M Aswanth A J Govinda Raj R Haritha B Dharshana Vijayan Gaurav Nanvani Meyyar M Sukesh Ragav H Ganesh N Siva Ramakrishnan R Sowbharnika Kumar.K. Bharani V Sasikumar T Sasikumar Manickkam Jafer Sheriff J Sai Pravarthika S Mahadevan M Shyam V S Subash M 4 Harshini Saravanna R Theodore Philip Eliyaz K L Suresh C 3.5 Belevandran A

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3.5 3.5



3RD Saranya FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Chennai...

Gupta Rajesh wins title

by IA R.Srivatsan, Chief Arbiter The 3rd Saranya Fide Rated Chess Tournament organised by Saranya Chess Centre was held at J.N. Stadium from 8.8.2013 to 11.8.2013. A total of 270 participants from four countries Viz. Singapore, Kenya, Germany and from various parts of our country 192 rated players participated in this event and a total of 10 rounds swiss system was followed. There was a keen fight till the end. Finally, R.S. Gupta Rajesh of Maharashtra tied with R. Ashwin of Tamilnadu with 8.5 points and with a better tie-break Gupta Rajesh was declared as winner in the above tournament. At the prize distribution function Prof. D. Ponnusamy, Programme Director, Anna Institute of Management was the Chief Guest and distributed the prizes. Mr. Kalatheeswaran, Secretary, A.K. Chess Academy welcomed the gathering and Mr. N.N. Sivagnanam, Secretary, Saranya Chess Centre proposed vote of thanks.
Final Ranking Rk Nameh 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Gupta Rajesh R.S. Ashwin R Hari Madhavan N B Saketh P Vignesh V Gnanasekar .G Duvvala Suresh Sameer Kumar Y Muralidharan R Vishwak S Vigneshwaran S Lakshmi C Karthick Narayanan S Sushrutha Reddy Venkataramana P Mythireyan P Bagat Singh P George Daniel 19 Bhaskar N S 20 Amith A 21 Dileep Kumar R 22 Haricharann D V 23 Vijayakumar.N. 24 Magesh Babu Matapathy 25 Aravindkumar S 26 Matta Besh Vignesh Reddy 27 Preneesh Kumar C. S. 28 Sonumon P S 29 Bino Sebastian 30 Niranjan Nadarajan Final Ranking-age category-wise age group F07 Rk Name 1 2 3 Yashavishree N Ananya Arumbakkam Keerthana Easwar

age group U07 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rohit S Sreevijay Sunil Bharath Subramaniyam H Naanas Baghmaar Krishna Prasad S Jagannath S Ratan Gandhi S

age group F09 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rindhiya V Rakshitta Ravi Shivani Madhu Tina C Meenakshi K Mridula R Varnikha Sre M D Asmitaa S Priyadharshini M.

age group U09 Rk Name 1 2 Abinandhan R Balasubramaniam H



3 Nitin Shankar Madhu 4 Bragadeeshwaran Chidambaram.C 5 Vignesh R 6 Arya K 7 Harsh R Shah 8 Manish Anto Cristiano F 9 Prajeet Singh Rawat 10 Varun R S age group F11 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Tejasvi M Natha Mayil N Diya James Neha Srinibash D M Padma Pratibha Pooja V Mohithaa E Srilalitha R Nityashree D G Kamakshi K K

5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3

Karthikeyan L Arun M S Ithal H L Rajath Balaji P Tharun Pranav G B Vishwa R Rohini T Usha Malleswari P Savitha Priyadarshini G

Rk Name

age group S60 Rk Name 1 2 3 Abdul Azeem R Subramanian T.V. Sundar Ram T

Rating between 0 and 999 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Siddharth Sridhar Satyanarayana Rao K. Dilly Babu K Sasidhara Kurup C Ashish Kumar Siva Arunagirinathan S Neeraja J Ajay Krisshan N K Shriman K Hariharan S

age group U11 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Vijay Shreeram P Raahul V S Harshavardhan G B Mohamed Anees M Shyam Sundar M Yutesh P Rahul S Aswin S Jain Arnavv Jagadish P

Rating between 1000 and 1200 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 Deepak K R Hiren K G Preethika B Sarvesh Kumar A Satvik V

age group F13 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Tulsi M Nivetta T Soupraja S Jegatha B Aparnaa S Sahana Sivaramakrishnan Gloria Deepti S Janani Shree S Benitta Chandra S

Rating between 1201 and 1400 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 Senthamizh Yazhini S Dharshan P Ajay Karthikeyan Digvijay Sunil Dharani Kumar M S

age group U13 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 Sumit Samantray Navnitan S V Rakshith N D Sanjay Thiruvengadam

Rating between 1401 and 1600 Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 Venkat Reddy S Vamsi Krishna B Arjun Kalyan Anuraag G Rajagopalan Lakshman K R



Late A. N. Naik Memorial All India Open FIDE Rated Rapid Chess Tournament 2013, Goa

Thejkumar clinches title

by Manjunatha M, Chief Arbiter Mathagramsth Hindu Sabha & Salcete Taluka Chess Association, Goa, oraganisedLate A. N. Naik Memorial All India Open FIDE Rated Rapid Chess Tournament 2013 at Babu Naik Hall, Near Maruthi Temple, Davorlim, Margao, GOA from 17th to 18th August. The two day tournament attracted around 240 entries and was conducted in a 10round Swiss format with 5 rounds a day. The event carried a prize money of Rs.50000/-. The tournament was inaugurated on 17th August by Sri Vinay Tendulkar ,President, GCA. Of the 240 entries, 93 were FIDE rated players including 4 titled players, IMs Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi of WB and Thejkumar M. S of SWR. FM Sauravh Khherdekar of MAH and CM Nitish Belurkar of GOA. Sairaj Dilip Vernekar of GOA was the youngest player and Ishwar Ramteke of MAH was the eldest player. At the end of final round, three players, top seed Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi of W B, second seed Thejkumar M. S of SWR and third seed Kulkarni Chinmay scored 8.5 points out of 10 rounds. On tie break ThejKumar M S Of SWR clinched the trophy and emerged the Champion. Budding talents of Goa, Nitish Belurkar and Audi Ameya performed well both scoring 8 points and secured 6th and 8th position. H.H Shrimad Vidyadhiraj Teerth Shripad Vader Swamiji distributed 30 main prizes and various category prizes to winners.The tournament hall was good and organizers provided hygienic snacks and lunch for players free of cost and supported very nicely to conduct tournament smoothly and successfully. Arbiters team worked hard but with smiling face!

Final standings: ( 215 placings only)

Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Thejkumar M. S. IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IM Kulkarni Chinmay Anilkumar O.T. Kathmale Sameer Nitish Belurkar CM Sanjay N. Audi Ameya Sauravh Khherdekar FM Kishan Gangolli Athish K Arjun Satheesh Shubham R Sawaikar Suyan Belurkar Suhas B. Asnodkar Ajeesh Antony Madhusoodanan K.R. Anirudh V.Bhat Kapil Pawse Naik Rishubh Naresh Niraj Saripalli Cruz Wilson Mulay Pratik Arjun K. Akshay V Halagannavar Gandhi Anish Barath M Kantak Adv. P.M. Pts 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7



29 Rajaryan Kuvelkar 30 Rajas Chari 31 Sirsat Shekhar V. 32 Ishwar Ramteke 33 Nelson Clement 34 Athul Krishna S 35 Jagadeesh A.K. 36 Varma Shabdhik 37 Verma Rahul 38 Charudutt R Desai 39 Gauri Keshav Hadkonkar 40 Premchand M 41 Amogh S Namshiker 42 Riddhi Zantye 43 Porob Vraj 44 Sachin P. Arolkar 45 Prabhugaonkar Aditee Aman 46 Sawant Tatvesh Ramdas 47 Aman Singh Bais 48 Nikhilesh M Holla 49 Vasant Vishnu Naik 50 Kulkarni Pradip S 51 Errol Jaison 52 Tanad Anil Bandodkar 53 Audi Saiesh 54 Akash K A 55 Anant Prabhudesai 56 Ravi Kiran D J 57 Shrivastava Chitransh 58 Pai Sunay Pundalik 59 Supriya Shanbhaga 60 Dias Aston 61 Siddharth Murali 62 Kerkar Sonali 63 Parsekar Anirudh 64 Kambli Datta 65 Sahil Shetty 66 Prajwalesh 67 Leon Mendonca 68 Nandhini Saripalli 69 Milind Gauns 70 Harshavardhan B 71 Sreehari G 72 Anish Prabhudessai 73 Verenker Disha 74 Vaskar Rajat Raghoba 19

7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120

Sumukh Pinge Pranav Prakash Naik Suresh Ganapati Kattige Suyash Pai Varun R Shastry V Naresh Tarkar Pednekar Dev Shah Madkaikar Gaurav S Sakshi Naik Gaonkar Shashank S Mayya Bir Yogesh Pai Brendan Peroz Sandesh P Chodnekar Saish Ulhas Fondekar Sanjay Belurkar Urvi Bandekar Tushar K Nageshkar Sohan S Prateek Garg Colaso Vernon Thorat Sanjay Madhavan G Pai Vithal Pai Vishwesh Varad Devari Shreevatsa Acharya Sanat Borkar Shanmuk Baliga B Chopdekar Gunjal Fadte Rudresh Goankar Shambhavi Kshamaa Acharya Bhobe Harsh Sharath Shambhag Swathi K Bhat Khan Faiziya Sahil Dayanand Desai Anurag S Adwalpalkar Akhilesh Akshay Nigalye Raghuvendra J Gupta Khandeparkar Mohit Sanjeev Akash Anand Kurtiker Chodankar Akash Barde Om Shivananad S Khanappanavar

6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5


121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168

Alaina J J Pereira Avvaru Rama Sirisha Ian Savio Rodrigues Naik Atharv Naik Kunal Ramnath Naik Shirodkar Prajay Ridikesh Dilip Vernekar Bhargava Rajesh Bhatkurse Prabhu Saurabh Shirodkar Adinath Jayant Madkaikar Sakshi Mahesh A Shetti Naroji Sanskriti Roland Cajetan Pereira Mayuri A Chari Anurag Ajay Chari Naik Snehal Nitin Waman Pai Naik Sadichchha Eesh Prabhudesai Sadiksha S Asnodkar Sumeet N Naique Gaunekar Tadam Dui Dhanavi Ulhas Fondekar Chavan Pankaj Naik Vrunda V Ghosarwadkar Vaishnavi Neil Barreto Ganpule Utkarsh Sarvam Sandesh Naik Ishan V S Kakodkar Sawant Vignesh Reagan Aaron Rodrigues Bhavna Aggarwal Sharma Jay Palak Jain Korgaonkar Arsh Sanvi Naik Gaonkar Rohit Simhadri Chelluru Upasani Onkar Gaundalkar Aditya Madgaonkar Shriyash Morajkar Navin Alaya Vella Dcruz Pratik S Borkar Aldrige Diogo Luis Naik Mayuresh Advait Rajiv Dhawalikar

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215

Naik Shvesh S Saraf Harsh Chodankar Sehal Aryan Shamrao Raikar Shriyal D Prabhudesai Thanishq Kavlekar Samavi Kumari Niraj Y Naik Parth Vishwajit Talkatkar Charuta J Shetye Priyanka S Mayya Pranav Santosh Nagarcekar Naik Saksham Sandesh Pandurang Kamat Adit Naik Kavlekar Valvaikar Deepti Pranav A Naik Sahil Pravin Prabhu Kedar Ramesh Joshi Sanish Laxman Pagui Siya Mani Devi Stuti Rajesh Pai Aryan Naik Trish Velan Dcruz Someya Kumari Divecha Ankur Naik Swayan Kaushal Mangaldas Naik Ratan Prakash Shikhari Vardhaman Ganpule Divyanka K Borkar Sarvesh S Konuri Yashsai Ramakant Desai Gordon Noel Pires Abhijit Ankush Gaunker Naik Pranali M Costa Diogo P Sahana R Goudar Joel Joshua Pires Vicky Fernandes Sherwin DCosta Kantak Shivam Naik Sayuri Sainee N F Dessai Zikans Raj Singh Pratik K Borkar Vibhuti S Dessai

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3



1st JCA All India Fide Rating Chess Tournament (Below 2000) Vijayawada

Sai Agni Jeevitesh wins JCA FIDE Rated

by S Subba Raju (FA) , Chief Arbiter Top seeded, 15 year old boy, J Sai Agni Jeevitesh (ELO:1999) of Warangal (Andhra Pradesh) won the 1st Jitendra Chess Academy All India Fide Rating Chess Tournament (Below 2000) organized by Jitendhra Chess Academy, Under the auspices of Krishna District Chess Association & Andhra Pradesh Chess Association, held at D R R M C Indoor Stadium, Vijayawada from 31st July to 3rd August 2013. He scored 8 points out of 9 rounds by just making two draws(in third round & final rounds) and winning remaining rounds to take the winner trophy with clear one point margin. Agni got Cash Award of Rs. 25,000/- as winner. Seven players tied for 2nd spot with 7 points each. With better tie break (Buch Holz) Rupesh Ranjan of Bihar got runner up trophy, whereas S Shreeshan of Karnataka is placed 3rd. Rupesh got Rs. 20,000/and Shreeshan received Rs. 15,000/- as their cash prizes. Total Rs. 1, 40,000/- is distributed among 40 cash prize winners. In the inaugural function Chief Guest Regional Deputy Director,Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, Sri G Chinnayya garu inaugurated the tournament by playing first move. Sri R D Prasad, EC Member, APOA; Sri P V Nagaeswararao, President, Krishna Dist Chess Assn, Mrs.P Tejomayee, Founder Director, Jithendra Chess Academy also graced the occasion. The event attracted 161 participants (including 90 rated players) from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu , Bihar , Jammu Kasmir, Delhi, Goa and SSCB.Despite the local strike going on in the city, all the participants have enjoyed the stay as organizers arranged free lunch inside stadium. In a glittering valedictory function Chief guest Honorable Smt. V B Nirmala Geetamba , Mahila Sessions Judge, Vijayawada distributed the prizes. Mr P Rama Krishna , DSDO, Krihna District ; Mrs. P Tejomayee, Founder Director, Jithendra Chess Academy; Mr. A Narasimha Rao, Vice President , A P Chess Assn; Mr Devaram Srihari, Secretary, Krishna Dist Chess Assn.; Mr. P V Nagaeswararao, President, Krishna Dist Chess Assn were also present in the occasion.

Final ranking
Rk Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Sai Agni Jeevitesh J Rupesh Ranjan Shreeshan S Karthik Gopal G Shailesh Dravid Saket Kumar Vishwanath Prasad M Tulasi Ram Kumar D. Ashraf Subhani Lakshmi K Bhushan D Vijay Anand M. Rama Mohan Rao N Senthil Maran K Teja Suresh M Prabhakaran K Ashutosh Kumar Rajendra G Pts 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6



18 Duvvala Suresh 19 Raghav Srivathsav V 20 Anand Naik B 21 Raja Rithvik R 22 Erigaisi Arjun 23 Sumit Grover 24 Dony K V 25 Saumitra Verma 26 Saranya Y 27 Sathyanarayanan S. 28 Aditya S S V 29 Dhiren T 30 Vidya Sagar J.B.M. 31 My Aditya 32 Ch Gopalakrishna Rao 33 Srinivasulu V 34 Kuldeep Sharma 35 Chandran T. 36 Toshali V 37 Suriya Kumar V K 38 Chaintanya Sairam Mogili 39 Rohith Svs 40 Mythireyan P 41 Singh Vimlesh Kumar 42 Akshit Kumar J 43 Durga Prasad K 44 Ved Prakash 45 Susarla Rishith 46 Sunil Vaidya 47 Rama Rao T V 48 Ashish Mishra 49 Ravi Kumar K 50 Sruya Dhanush G 51 Kvijaya Kanth 52 Sampath Kumar M V 53 Swathi Y 54 Vara Prasad Ryali 55 Alexander Rahul M 56 Sudharma Jain G S 57 Bhaskar V 58 Gurromkonda Tarosh 59 Rajagopalan 60 Vishwanath Vivek 61 Kella Venkata Ravi

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Kramnik wins FIDE World Cup 2013

Vladimir Kramnik claimed victory in the FIDE World Cup in Tromso, Norway after he drew the fourth classical game in the final match against Dmitry Andreikin. The overall score in the match was 2.5:1.5 in Kramniks favor. The former World Champion won the first game of the final match while the other three games finished in a draw. In the second game of the final Vladimir Kramnik made a draw with Black against Dmitry Andreikin and leads the match 1.5:0.5. Despite the game finishing in a draw it was an exciting fight which started right in the opening. Dmitry missed an interesting opportunity on the 15th move and later on didnt get another chance to fight for more than a draw.

Adhiban bows out in the third round

Grandmaster and former national champion B Adhiban bowed out of the chess World Cup after losing his second game on the trot against higher-ranked Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the third round. Losing the first game as white, Adhiban started the day in a must-win situation but his aspirations suffered setbacks as Nakamura scored another chance-less victory against the Indian. But Adhiban remained the best-performing Indian in the event as compatriots G Akash and Parimarjan Negi had crashed out in the first round itself against Fabiano Caruana of Italy and Yuri Kryvoruchko of Ukraine. Krishnan Sasikiran found his nemesis in Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the second round of the 128-player knockout event. Adhiban went for the King`s Indian defense against Nakamura but the American just went for an equal variation that involved trading of queens early in the opening.Seeking a victory desperately, Adhiban felt the heat and his attempts to complicate did not come good. Nakamura spotted an opportunity to sacrifice an exchange that sealed the fate of the game effectively and the American notched the victory in 40 moves. Adhiban got USD 16,000 after his ouster out of which 20 per cent will be paid to FIDE as part of the regulations. The Indian had beaten Evgeny Alekseev of Russia in the first round and Alexander Fier of Brazil in the second.


Barcelona Sants Open chess tournament..

Adhiban wins Barcelona Sants Open

by Arvind Aaron Former world under-16 champion B. Adhiban won the Barcelona Sants Open chess tournament that concluded at Barcelona on September 2, 2013. Adhiban was richer by Rs. 2.40 lakh after the triumph. Indian players have given a sterling display during the European summer as they won most of the top flight open competitions. P. Harikrishna won at Biel, Parimarjan Negi won at Copenhagen, S.P. Sethuraman triumphed at Leiden, and M.R. Lalith Babu took the title at Vlissingen, Deepan Chakravarthy in Vitoria Open in Basque, Spain. Adhiban was the only titled Indian in the 298-player contest. The event is also part of the 10th Catalan Chess Circuit. In the final round, he scored a crushing 23-move victory over Vladimir Burmakin. The field consisted of 23 GMs and 28 IMs. Adhiban finished one point ahead of top seed Lazaro Bruzon of Cuba. Adhiban was very impressive and finished half-a-point ahead of others with 8.5 out of a possible 10. The second to fifth places were shared by Cori Jorge (Peru), Vladimir Potkin (Russia), Jan Gustafsson (Germany) and Firat Burak (Turkey) with eight points each.
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Asian Schools Chess Championships, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

India wins eight Golds

by Arvind Aaron Indians won eight out of the 14 sections in the Asian School Chess Championships that concluded at Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka on September 5, 2013.Indians did not win many sections since we did not have players in all sections! This event attracted low attention from Asian nations and only have a dozen of them took part. Some sections had exclusively Sri Lankan players. Still, it was Asian Championship!Our tally in classical chess was 8 gold, four silver. Hikkaduwa has a lovely beach on the Indian Ocean.The Sri Lankan Chess Federation is one of the active bodies after the All India Chess Federation in Asia. Further details can be had on this website or from www.chess-results.com http://www.cfslonline.comThe event followed the same pattern of the Asian Youth Chess Championship. First rapid event, then classical followed by blitz.



Indian medal winners in classical: Open Under-17: Akash PC Iyer (gold) 7/7. Under-15 Girls: V Varshini (gold) 8/9. Open Under-13: Siva Mahadevan (silver) 7/9. Under-13 Girls: Hilmi Parveen (gold) 8.5/9. Open Under-9: R Raja Rithvik (gold) 8/9. Open Under-9: Karthik Kumar Pradeep (silver) 7/9. Open Under-7: Nikhil Magizhnan (gold) 8/9. Under-7 Girls: Sanskruti Wankhade (gold) 9/9. Open Under-5: Nikhil Ramakrishnan (gold) 8.5/9. Open Under-5: Ananth Ramdas (silver) 7/9. Under-5 Girls: Saee Patil (gold) 5/7. Under-5 Girls: Shraddha Somanath (silver) 5/7.

Carlsen in Chennai ... The Chennai simul

World No.1 Magnus Carlsen took on twenty youngsters, aged 7 to 17 who have won medals in age group competitions, in a simultaneous display at the M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Nungambakkam, Chennai.It was estimated to last for two hours but it went on for two and a half hours. Norwegian media might have expected a 20-0 sweep which was not to be.Four players defeated him. Six drew with him and Carlsen won just 10 games.In the end, while commending the playing strength of the future champions Carlsen advised the children not to be modest offering draws in advantageous positions.G.Jaswant, Visakh Nr, Ram Arvind and Vaishali managed to defeat the World No1 ranked player. Six players also had the moment of their careers when they drew Carlsen.The players who held him to draws include: Pranav Vijay, Mitchelle Catherina, Arvindh Chidambaram, the 2012 World Under-14 Girls champion M.Mahalakshmi, U.Ashwini, Ja Gireman. Prior to the simultaneous display Carlsen and his group were entertained with a welcome



to India song rendered by the students of M.O.P Vaishnav College.We loved this special welcome and the song very much said the Norwegian Counsel in Delhi. Providing opposition to Grandmasters in Chennai simuls is nothing new.Fifteen years earlier in 1998, V.Anand gave a clock simul against six Tamilnadu youngsters (three boys and three girls) at the Soviet Cultural Centre.All six were National age group champions at that timeand all untitled.Anand drew against M.R.Venkatesh and beat P.Mageshchandran, Sundararajan Kidambi, Aarthie Ramasamy, K.Preethi and JE.Kavitha.All three boys became grandmasters while Aarthie became a WGM.

Excerpts from the Carlsens press meet..

On Anand: He is one of the greats in the game. I have worked with him in 2007 and 2008.It was a great learning experience for me. But I am not scared of him. I have the advantage of being young and having more energy. If I concentrate well I have good chances against him. Privileges of champion: There is nothing much I can do about this. It is slightly unfair and I have nothing much to say. Are you the greatest Norwegian Sportsman? Unfortunately not me! What was the problem in Chennai being the venue? Norway argued on the bidding process and not against Chennai as venue. About the venue: Very satisfied so far. Do you have a girl friend? No.Only thinking about the World Championship match On trainer teams: Would not reveal now, may be at the end of the match On the simultaneous exhibition: The level of my opponents was good.Never played one so strong! Many of you gave draws in winning positions. Please do not be modest next time! Why this inspection trip? Mainly to rule out surprises during the match to familiarise myself with what to expect. About illness clause: I would not like to talk about the contract. On GM Peter H.Nielson who had been his trainer as well as Anands main trainer in the period after Elizbar Ubilava: For me, he is not going to be part of any team On his chances in the match: If I am in top shape, I have every chance to win.You should not go into a World Championship without a belief to win

2nd KCM FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, Coimbatore

Saravanakrishnan wins Title

by IA V.Vijayaraghavan, Chief Arbiter P Saravanakrishnan of Kanchi won the 2nd edition of the KCM FIDE Rating Chess Tournament held at Coimbatore from 28th Aug to 1st September. In a field of 246 players consisting of 2 IMs Nitin Senthilvel of AAI & C Praveen Kumar of ICF and 4 FMs , Saravana scored an impressive 8.5/9 to win the title. The former U25 State Champion shot into lead with 7/7 score. Former World U14 Silver Medallist FM Aravind Chithambaram scored 7.5/9 with a lone defeat at the hands of winner. The tournament was inaugrated by Sivashankaran, Regional Sports Officer, in presence of Mr Stanley Mathew, District Sports Officer and Ananthalakshmi, Dist Inspector, PEd and Office bearerers of the Association. In an interesting final round games Saravana overcame IM Nitin on the first board Kunal holding to Aravind Chithambaram in knight against rook ending & SS Manigandan beat RA Pradeep Kumar in a tense middle game. The Prize distribution was a simple and quick one viewing the return of Participants to respective destinations and prizes were distributed by the office bearers of KCM and District Association.
Final Ranking: (first 50 placings only) Rk. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Saravana Krishnan P. Arvindh Chithambaram Vr FM Maheswaran P. FM Manigandan S S Lakshmi Narayanan Kunal M. Surendran N. Pts. 8.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Suresh Kumar T.J. Prasannaa.S Sekar B Uma Maheswaran P Pradeep Kumar R.A. Nitin S. IM Kishan Gangolli Ramalingam Karthik Ravi Teja S. Yogit S Praveen Kumar C. IM Ganesh Babu S. Kulkarni Vinayak Chakravarthi Reddy M Barath Kalyan M Subramanian V Cholleti Sahajasri Phoobalan P. Vaisnav A Harikrishnan.A.Ra Sa Kannan Rathanvel V S CM Shreeshan S Divya Lakshmi R Arjun Satheesh Ojas Kulkarni Raghunandan K S FM Mohanan U.C. Harshini A Jai Aditya D Subramanian Pl Niranjan R Sarveshwaran P Yashaskara Jois K.R Rajeev V.M. Matta B Reddy John Christopher Vishwak S Adithya S Sanjay Snehal M S Dhanasekar K. Vetrivel P Priyanka K 7 7 7 7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5.5



Selected games from National Junior Championships, Lucknow

Annotated by IM Manuel Aaron Das,Sayantan (2368) Prasanna,Raghuram Rao (2396) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.axb5 axb5 11.Qd3 00 12.Bg5 exd4 13.cxd4 h6 14.Bh4 Bg4 15.Nbd2 g5 16.Bg3 Ne7 [A Shabalov, 2602 vs J Rouleau, 2265 in 2007 went: 16...Bh5 17.d5 Ne7 18.Nd4 Nd7 19.Ba2 Bg6 20.Nf5 Kh7 21.b4 Re8 22.Kh1 Nf6 23.Nd4 Qd7 and white eventually won.] 17.h3 Bh5 18.Rfe1 Bg6 19.Qc3 [For a slight advantage, white does not wish to exchange pawns in the centre: 19.Qxb5 Bxd4 20.Qc4 Bc5 (20...Bxb2? 21.Ra2 Be5 22.Nxe5+-) 21.Qc3] 19...d5 20.Ne5 [With the threat of Nxg6, whites prospects appear good after: 20.exd5 Nfxd5 21.Qc1 Ra8 22.Rxa8 Qxa8 23.Ne4] 20...dxe4?! [Best for black was: 20...Bxe4!= 21.h4 Bf5] 21.Nxg6 Nxg6 22.Nxe4 Bxd4

on whites semi-open file. White is now threatening: 24 Nxg5! hxg5 25 Qxg6+ winning. If 23.Qxc7 Qxc7 24.Bxc7 Rbe8 25.Nxf6+ Bxf6 26.Red1 Re2 27.Ra5=] 23...Nxe4 24.Rxe4 White is threatening 25 Rxd4! Qxd4 26 Qxg6. 24...Bb6

25.Re6! Kg7 [25...fxe6?? 26.Qxg6+ Kh8 27.Be5+ Qf6 28.Bxe6! threatening Qxh6#] 26.Rc6! Rc8 [Black takes care of the obvious threat to c7. He overlooks the more subtle threat. 26...Nf4 taking care of both threats.] 27.Bxf7! Ne7 [If 27...Rxf7 28.Qxg6+ Kf8 29.Qxh6+ is killing.] 28.Bh5! In a good position like this, good moves come automatically. If now 28...Nxc6 29 Qg6+ Kh8 30 Bg4! wins for white. 28...Bd4 [If 28...Nxc6 29.Qg6+ Kh8 30.Qxh6+ Kg8 31.Bg4 Nd4 (to stop 32 Be6+) 32.Qg6+ Kh8 33.Be5+ wins.] 29.Rd1 Nf5 Diagram

Diagram # 23.Qc2! [This keeps a slight advantage thanks to his compact castled position in contrast with blacks. Additionally, black has a backward c7 pawn



30.Be5+! Bxe5 [30...Rf6? 31.Qxf5! wins.] 31.Rxd8 Rcxd8 32.Rg6+ Kh8 33.g4! After this, the white queen is able to move about without fearing a back rank mate. 33...Rd6 34.gxf5 Rxg6 35.Bxg6 10 Das,Sayantan (2368) Aravindh,Chithambaram Vr (2306) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.00 Bg7 6.d3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nd7 8.Be3 e5 9.Nd2 [The knight heads for c4 and strategic play against the black queenside pawns. 9.Qd2 has been played here.] 9...00 10.a4 a5 11.Nc4 b6 12.Qd2 Ba6 13.b3 Re8 14.Ne2 Nf8 15.Bh6 Bh8 16.f4 exf4 17.Qxf4 Ra7 18.Rad1 Ne6 [A good idea was: 18...Bxc4 19.bxc4 (Black would shy away from this position as it saddles him with a backward pawn on the semi-open b-file. But there is no way for white to exploit it, especially when black generates counter-play on the f-file.) 19...f5! 20.Qf3 Rf7=] 19.Qg3 Nd4 20.Nxd4 Bxd4+ 21.Kh1 b5 Black trusts in the strength of his two bishops and loses a pawn. 22.Ne3 Be5 23.Bf4 Bg7 24.Bd6 bxa4 [24...Bf8 25.Bxf8 Kxf8 (25...Rxf8 26.Ng4 Qd4) 26.Ng4 The dark squares in blacks castled position are beckoning white to attack!] 25.Bxc5 Rb7 26.bxa4 Re5 27.Ba3 Qd4 28.Rb1! White must mount an attack before black seriously threatens his a4 pawn. 28...Rxb1 [If 28... Qxa4 29.Rxb7 Bxb7 30.Bb2 Re8 31.Bxg7 Kxg7 32.Nf5+ Kh8 33.Nd6+-] 29.Rxb1 Re8 30.Rf1! Qxa4 (See diagram)31. Qc7! f5 Black must have thought that this would hold the white forces away from the critical f7 square, but there is more trouble for him. 32.Qd7! Rc8 33.Nd5!! A beautiful and devastating move which utilises the black pinned pawn on c6.

(Position after 30Qxa4) 33...Qd4! 34.Ne7+ Kf7 35.Qxd4 Bxd4 36.Nxc8 Bxc8 Black has averted serious damage at the cost of the exchange. 37.exf5 gxf5 38.Rb1 Ke6 39.Re1+ the white rook gets into blacks backyard with great effect. 39...Kf6 40.Re8 Be6 41.Ra8 Now white goes to work on blacks a-pawn. 41...Bc3 42.Bc5 Bd5 43.Bb6 f4 44.Bxa5 Bd4 Black hopes to obtain some counter-play with f4-f3. 45.c4! Be6 46.Rf8+ Kg5 47.Bd2 Bf5 (See diagram)[47...Be5 48.g3 white wins.] 48.h3

(position after 47.Bf5) [Stronger seems to be: 48.g3 Kg6 (48... Bxd3? 49.Rxf4!+-) 49.Rxf5 Kxf5 50.Bxf4 and unlike in the actual game, white gets


two extra pawns with bishops of the same colour.] 48...h5 49.Rg8+ Kf6 50.Rf8+ Ke5 51.Re8+ Kf6 52.Bxf4 Bxd3 53.Rc8 c5 54.Bd6 Ke6! Black takes advantage of the few available resources. 55.Bxc5 Kd7! 56.Bxd4 Kxc8 57.c5 Kd7 58.Kh2 Ke6 59.Be3 Be4 [59...Bf5 hindering the advance of the g-pawn, even temporarily, merits attention.] 60.g4 hxg4 61.hxg4 Ke5 62.Kg3 Bc6 63.Kh4 Be8 [Taking a lesson from rook endings where the general rule is that the rook belongs behind the passed pawn, here black could offer greater resistance by playing his bishop more actively from behind the passed pawns with: 63...Be4 64.Kg5 Bf3 65.Bf4+ Kd5 66.Bd6 Ke6 67.Kf4 Be2 68.Bb8 Kd5 69.Ba7 Ke6 70.Bb6 Bb5 71.Kg5 Kf7 72.Ba5 Bc6 73.Kh6 Bf3 74.g5 Be4] 64.Kg5 Bd7 65.Kh5 Kf6 66.g5+ Kf7 67.g6+ Kf6 [67...Kg8 68.Kg5 Bc6 69.Kf6 Bg2 70.g7 Bf3 71.Bd4 With the black king pinned down to the g7 pawn, white would now move his king to the d-file to shepherd his c-pawn to queen.] 68.Bd4+ Ke7 69.Kh6 Bf5 70.g7 Kf7 71.c6 Be4 72.c7 Bf5

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.d3 00 6.Nbd2 b6 7.00 Bb7 8.Qc2 c5 9.a3 Nc6 10.e3 Qd7 [Here, 10...Rc8 is the natural move, bringing his rook into the same file as the white queen.] 11.Rd1 Rad8 12.b3 dxc4 [Better was: 12...d4 13.e4 Qc7] 13.Nxc4 b5= 14.Nce5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Qc7 16.Bxb7 Qxb7 17.Bb2 (See diagram)Blacks position is actually a shade better as white does not have the fianchettoed bishop in his castled position.

17...Bd6 [Almost level was: 17...Nd7 18.a4 Nxe5 19.Bxe5 b4=] 18.e4 Bxe5 19.Bxe5 Ng4 20.Bb2

73.c8Q!! Bxc8 74.Kh7 The struggle is over. 74...Bf5+ 75.Kh8 Bh7 76.Kxh7 10 Akash Pc,Iyer (2208) Chaithanyaa,K.G (2046) [A13]

20...f5?! [This is a gamble. Better was to accept a slightly inferior position with: 20...Rc8 21.f3 Nf6 22.Bxf6 gxf6] 21.h3 Nh6 [Somewhat better would have been: 21...Nf6 22.Qxc5 fxe4 23.Bxf6



Rxf6 24.dxe4 Rdf8 25.Ra2] 22.Qxc5 fxe4 23.dxe4 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Qxe4 25.Qc3 Qg6 26.Re1 The obvious threat that black overlooks is Rxe6! as the black queen is overloaded with the mate on his g7 square. 26...Nf7? Diagram # [With 27 Rxe6!! imminent black should stay in the game with: 26...Nf5 ]

Ra5 27.a3 Rc8 28.Qe4 [It was the right time for white to clear the third rank and strike at blacks centre with: 28.Nxd5 Rxd5 (or, if 28...exd5 29.f5 Rb5 30.Ka2) 29.Rxd5 exd5 30.e6 fxe6 31.Qe5+ Qd6 32.Qxg7] 28...Qc6 29.Qe1?! [As black is threatening to won the white queen with 29...Nxc3+, the queen scurries back to base. Better was: 29.Nxd5 Rxd5 30.Rdf1=] 29...Qb6

27.Rxe6 Qg5 28.f4! The black queen is forced off the g-file, allowing mate on g7. 10 Madhurima,Shekhar (1999) Mahalakshmi,M (2051) [B19] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Qc7 12.000 Ngf6 13.Qe2 000 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Nd5 16.f4 c5 17.Kb1 c4 18.Ne4 Kb8 19.g4 [Usual here is: 19.Rh3 Be7 20.Rg3 Rhg8 21.Nc3=] 19... Rc8 20.Rhf1 White has advanced her king-side pawns but has no aggressive plans with them. Now, she has to defend her pawns, especially the f4 pawn. 20... Qb6 The threat is 21...c3! 21.Ka1 Qa6 22.Rf3 [White is content to parry blacks threats. Instead, she should try to create her chances on the king-side with: 22.f5 Qa4 23.Kb1 Qc6 24.Nc3 Rd8 25.Nxd5 Rxd5 26.Bc3 Be7] 22...Rc6 23.Kb1 Rb6 24.Be3 Rb5 25.Bc1 Be7 26.Nc3

30.Ka1?! [It is not a good sign that white has been moving her king back and forth between a1 and b1. Even now she should play: 30.Nxd5 exd5 31.e6 fxe6 (31...Qxe6?? 32.Qxa5) 32.Qe5+ Ka8 33.f5 Bf6 34.Qxe6 Qc6 35.Re3] 30...Bb4 [Black wants to complicate the game and win as white has been playing cautiously and avoiding all risks. If now: 30...Nxc3 31.Qxc3 Bb4 32.Qe3 (32.Qd4 Qc6=) 32... Qc6=] 31.Nxd5! At last white captures on d5 and keeps a slight advantage! 31... exd5 32.Qf2 [32.c3!] 32...Bc5 Probably the tension finally takes it toll on white and she suddenly walks into defeat. 33.Be3?? This was the only move that would leave to instant disaster. Almost any other move like 33 Qg3 or 33 Qg2 or Qh2 or Qd2 would have been level.


33...c3!! The white bishop has got itself pinned against its own queen along the diagonal! 34.Rb1 Bxa3!!

position has arisen from a bizarre opening. 14.Nh5 Nf6 With her central pawns blocked on dark squares, black does not value her dark square bishop and lets it go. Probably for the same reason, white does not capture it! 15.Nxf6+ Rxf6= 16.Ne4 Rg6 17.Kh2 c6 18.c4 cxd5 19.cxd5 Bd7 20.b3 Be8 Black has a problem finding roles for her two bishops in this position. 21.Ra2 Bf7 22.Rd2 h5 23.gxh5?! [Probably white did not play: 23.g5 (as she feared that the black knight would get to f5 and d4 in the centre of the game. But the advantages of this move far outweighed the negative factors) 23...h4 24.Bf3 Nf5 25.Rg1 b5 26.Bh5!+-] 23...Rh6 24.Bf3 Nf5 25.Rg1 Nh4 26.Bg4 Kh8 27.Ba3 Qe7 28.Rd3 [As her d5 pawn was no longer twice attacked, white could use the opportunity to start occupying the open c-file with: 28.Rc2 Qd8 29.Qd3 Qb6 30.Ng5] 28...Rg8 29.f3?

35.Bxb6 Bxb2# Mate with double check! 01 Lasya.G (2024) Pujari,Rucha (2156) [B07] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.h3 a6 5.a4 Bg7 6.g3 Five pawn moves in the first six moves of a game is seen in the Four Pawns attack of the Kings Indian, but not in the Pirc Defence 6...00 7.Bg2 e5 8.Nge2 Nc6 9.d5 Ne7 10.00 Nd7= The game has taken the contours of the Kings Indian defence with white having a pawn on c2 instead of c4. 11.g4 f5 12.exf5 gxf5 13.Ng3 f4 An original, complicated Diagram # [With this move white surrenders her h5 pawn which was a thorn in blacks side. Of course, to capture on h5, black has to give up the base of her pawn chain, the pawn on d6. Better was to generate enough play on the queenside so that black has take risks to capture h5, and so: 29.Rc3 Rd8 30.Bb4! and white is threatening the invasion of the queenside with Ba5 and Rc7.] 29...Re8 30.Qe1



[The best move in this position is 30.Qc2! which is nearly winning with its threat of entering the black camp through the c-file..] 30...Bxh5? [30...Bg8 31.Nxd6 Rxd6 32.Bxd6 Qxd6 33.Qxh4 e4 34.fxe4 f3+ 35.Kh1 Rxe4 36.Qg5 f2 (36...Re2 37.Qxg7+ Kxg7 38.Bxf3+ Kh7 39.Bxe2 Bxd5+ 40.Bf3 Bxf3+ 41.Rxf3 wins after a long fight.) 37.Rf1 Bh7 38.Bf5+-] 31.Bxh5 Rxh5 32.Rg5 [Leading to a win was the strong: 32.Nxd6 Rd8 33.Rg4 Bf6 34.Ne4+-] 32...Rh6 33.Bb2? [Strangely, white again misses a win. Inexplicably she is withdrawing her bishop from active duty. Probably she was in time trouble. Best here is: 33.Nxd6! Rd8 (33...Qxg5?? 34.Nf7+) 34.Rg4+-] 33...Rc8= 34.Qe2 Qd7?! [This presents white with a winning chance. Best was: 34...Qd8= ] 35.Rd2? [Better was: 35.Nxd6 Rxd6 36.Bxe5! Rg6 37.Rh5+ Kg8 38.Bxg7 Rg2+ (38...Qxg7 39.Rxh4 Qe7! 40.Qxe7 Rc2+ draws by perpetual check.) 39.Qxg2 Nxg2 40.Be5 Ne1 41.Rh8+ Kf7 42.Rh7+ Ke8 43.Rxd7 Kxd7 44.Rc3]

white king. 41.Kg2 Bg3 42.Qe4? [This plunges white into irrecoverable damage. Best to prolong the game was: 42.Rd1 ] 42...Qxe4! 43.fxe4 Rxg4 If 44 hxg4 Rh2+ 45 Kf1 Rxd2. 01

Puzzle of the month

by C.G.S.Narayanan

Which side is white?

The variety of questions that can be posed in retro analytical problems is remarkable and those who have very little interest in conventional problems are intrigued by such retros. To reason backwards in studies of this sort give immense pleasure to solvers. In the retro below it is given that no piece was captured on the last move and the question is which side is white North or South! Robert Smullyan 1991

35...Nf5 The tide has turned and white has to defend to keep his king safe. 36.Nf2 Bf6!+ 37.Rxf5 [The only move. If 37.Rg1 Ne3 38.Qd3 Qf7 39.Qe4 Rg8 +] 37...Qxf5 38.Ng4 Rh5 39.Qg2 Bh4 40.Qe2 Rg8 Black has all the time in the world to prepare a mating web around the

Which side is white, North or south? Solution on Page 42



Selected games from National Challenger, Thrissur

Annotated by IM Manuel Aaron Bakshi,Rutuja (1880) Ivana Maria,Furtado (2080) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 g6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3 Nbd7 6.00 Bg7 7.Nbd2 00 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 cxd4 10.Nxf6+ Nxf6 11.Nxd4 e5 [11...Qb6 has been played here before. 12.Nb5 a6 13.Be3 Qa5 14.Nd4=] 12.Ne2 b6 13.Ng3 Bb7 14.Qe2 Qd5 15.f3 Rfd8 16.Bc4 Qc6 17.Be3 Nd5 18.Bb5 Qc7

some mating threat could develop.

37...a3 [Stronger was: 37...Qd2 38.Qd1 Qf2 39.bxa4 Bd4 (A grievous blunder would be to try mate on g2 quickly with: 39...e3?? 40.Qxh5+! Kg8 41.Bb3+ Kf8 42.Qc5+ Ke8 43.Qxc6+ and white wins.) 40.Nb3 Bc3 41.Bb1 Be1 threatening 42 Qf1# mates.] 38.Ne2 Bb5! 39.Qe1 Qe3! 40.Bd1 Bd3 41.b4 Bh6 [Stronger was: 41...Bc4 which leads to the win of the a2 pawn and the creation of an advanced passed pawn for black on the a-file.] 42.h3 Qd2 [Again 42... Bc4!+ ] 43.Qxd2 Bxd2 44.Kg1 Bxb4 45.Kf2 Bc4 46.Nc1 Bd2 Diagram #

Diagram # 19.Rfd1? A positional mistake! Allowing the dark square bishop to be exchanged off shows lack of experience. 19 Bg5 or 19 Bd2 should have been played. 19...a6 20.Ba4 Nxe3 21.Qxe3 f5 Now black has the superior game with her two bishops sweeping important parts of the board. 22.Qe2 h5 23.Nf1 b5 24.Bb3+ Kh7 25.Kh1 Bc6 26.Ne3 Qb7 27.Rxd8 Rxd8 28.Rd1 Rxd1+ 29.Nxd1 a5 30.Nf2 a4 31.Bc2 b4 32.cxb4 Qxb4 Move by move black has improved her space advantage. 33.Nd3 Qb5 34.b3 e4! 35.fxe4 fxe4 36.Nc1 Qg5! 37.Qf1 Diagram # With this she defends her knight and also g2 where

47.Nb3 [Nothing can save white now. If 47.Bb3 e3+ 48.Kf3 e2 49.Nxe2 Bxb3 50.axb3 a2+] 47...e3+! 48.Kf3 e2!



49.Bxe2 Bxb3! 50.Bd3 Bxa2 51.Ke2 Bf7! 52.Bb1 [52.Kxd2 a2 and 53....a1=Q cannot be stopped.] 52...Bh6 53.g4 hxg4 54.hxg4 a2 55.Bxa2 Bxa2 and white played till mate on move 7001 Mohota,Nisha (2293) Soumya,Swaminathan (2301) 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 00 6.Be2 c6 7.00 Bf5 8.h3?! h6 9.Nh4 Be6 10.f4 dxc4 11.e4 b5! 12.a3!? [If she does what she has set out to do, it will lead to equality as follows: 12.f5 gxf5 13.Nxf5 Bxf5 14.Rxf5 Nbd7=] 12...Nh7 [If 12...Nh5 13.Bxh5 Qxd4+ 14.Kh2 gxh5 15.Qxh5 Nd7 16.Nf3 Qc5 17.f5 Nf6 18.Qh4 Bc8; However, 12...Bc8 gives black excellent chances.] 13.Be3 g5 [This move was best delayed. If 13...Bc8 14.Rc1 (14. f5 e5 15.Nf3 exd4 16.Nxd4 g5) ] 14.fxg5 hxg5 15.Nf3 g4 16.hxg4 Bxg4

created by whites advancing of the e-pawn. Best was: 17...Be6 18.a4 Qb6 19.Qd2 Qb7 when white has only a slight advantage.] 18.Qe1 Qe8 [Better was: 18...e6 19.Qg3 Bf5 20.Nh4 fxe5 (20...Bc2? 21.Rac1 Bb3 22.Ng6 Rf7 23.Ne4+-) 21.dxe5 Nd7=] 19.Qg3 Qh5 20.a4! Nd7 [20...b4? 21.Bxc4+ Kh8 22.Ne2 white should win.] 21.axb5 cxb5 22.Nd5! Black is now in danger of defeat. White is now threatening both Nxe7+ and Nf4 harassing the black queen. 22... fxe5 23.Nxe7+ Kh8 24.Nh4 threatening N4g6+ when black would have to give up her queen for a knight. 24...Rxf1+ 25.Rxf1 Nhf6 Diagram # Only now the two black knights are decently placed, but they are too late to save the game.

Diagram # Thus black has solved the uneasy posting of her bishop on e6, but fresh trouble brews for her with one knight on h7 and the other one still on b8. 17.e5 f6? [This weakens her castled position without in anyway reducing her problems. Best was to relocate her white square bishop to take advantage of the strong square d5 recently

26.Rf5! Bxe2 [Now black is completely lost. If 26...Qxf5 27.Nhxf5 Bxe2? 28.Qxg7#] 27.Rxh5+ Nxh5 28.Qf2 Bg4 (See Diagram next column) [If 28...Bd3? 29.Qf3 is a double attack.; or if, 28...Bd1 29.Nhg6+ Kh7 30.Qf5 and white mates quickly.] 29.Nhg6+ Kh7 30.Qh4 [After 30.Qh4 Ndf6 31.dxe5! and being mated would be a relief for black.]10



(Position after 28...Bg4) Ramaswamy,Aarthie Mahalakshmi,M (2051) (2091)

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Ngf6 11.Bd2 e6 12.000 Be7 13.Qe2 00 More popular nowadays is to castle on the queen-side. 14.Nf1 Nb6 [14...Qb6 has been played here before.] 15.Kb1 Diagram #

15...Na4!? A provocative move whose only purpose seems to be to unsettle white and create confusion. 16.Qd3 [If 16.Qc4 Nb6=] 16...b5 17.Ne5 Qd6 18.b3?! [18. Ng3 and 18 Rh3 were to be considered instead of creating a weakness in his castled position.] 18...Nc5 19.Qf3 Nce4 20.Bc1 c5! 21.Rh4?

Diagram # this places the rook in a vulnerable square and black is quick to take advantage of it. Strangely, both white rooks are unprotected. 21...Nc3+!! 22.Qxc3 Nd5! 23.Qe1 [23.Qh3 Bxh4 24.Qxh4 Nc3+ 25.Ka1 Nxd1+ and black has won both rooks for a bishop and knight.] 23...Bxh4 24.Bb2 c4+ Now black has a winning positional and material advantage. 25.Ne3 cxb3 26.cxb3 a5! 27.g3 Bf6 28.N3g4 a4! Black pursues her attack with single minded devotion. 29.Nxf6+ Nxf6 30.Nd3 axb3 31.axb3 While whites attack did not progress beyond 8 h5, blacks queenside attack has started raging. 31...Qd5! A simple double attack. 32.Nc5 Qxh5 Black has a rook and pawn for whites bishop. 33.Rc1 Qf5+ 34.Rc2 Nd5 35.Kc1 Without any pawn shield around him, the white king is feeling extremely exposed and ready for execution. 35...Rfc8 36.Kb1 Nf6 37.Qe2 Nd5 (See Diagram next column) 38.Qe1 [If 38.Qxb5 Rcb8 39.Qd3 Qxd3 40.Nxd3 Rxb3+] 38...Ra7 39.Kc1 e5! 40.dxe5 Rac7 41.Bd4 b4! 42.Qe2 Nc3 The idea behind b5-b4. 43.Qc4 Rxc5 44.Bxc5 Qxe5 Black is totally lost. 45.Qxb4 Rxc5 01


(Position after 37...Ng5) Monnisha,GK (2051) Padmini,Rout (2332) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 Be6 9.Qd2 00 10.000 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.g5 b4 13.gxf6 bxc3 14.Qxc3 Nxf6 15.Na5 Rc8 16.Nc6 Qd7 17.Nxe7+ Qxe7 18.Qa5 Rc6 19.Kb1 [Z Almasi 2691 vs A Brkic 2577 in 2007 ended drawn after 19.Rd2 Rfc8 20.Rg1 d5 21.Bg5 Rc5 22.Qb6 d4 23.Bd3 R8c6 24.Qb8+ Rc8 25.Qb6] 19... Rb8 20.Be2 g6?= [Abundant caution? It seems it would be better to make this move when the attack on g7 is imminent. Better was: 20...Qb7 21.b3 Rbc8 gave black slightly better prospects.] 21.b3 Nd7 22.h4 Nc5 Diagram #

23.Bxc5!? [Probably white fears a double piece sacrifice on b3 and nullifies it in advance. Without the clock ticking away, one could see in leisure, what would happen after: 23.h5 Bxb3 24.cxb3 Nxb3 25.axb3 Rxb3+ 26.Ka1 Rxe3 27.hxg6 hxg6 28.Bxa6 Kg7 and though white has a bishop for two pawns, the position is well balanced with chances for both sides.] 23...dxc5 24.h5 g5 25.c4 h6 26.Rd2 Qc7 27.Qxc7 Rxc7 28.Rd6 Ra8 29.Rhd1 Kg7= 30.Kc2 Raa7 [Black should try to liquidate her weak a pawn with 30...a5 for 31...a4. After the exchange of the a-pawn her rook would be free to roam as it pleases.] 31.Rb6 a5 32.a4 Avoiding the exchange of blacks weak pawns so that black has to be constantly defending it. 32...Rd7 33.Rc6 Rdc7 34.Rb6 Kf6 35.Rd8 Rd7 36.Rxd7 Rxd7 37.Rc6 g4 Typically, black prefers active, though risky, play to passive defence. 38.fxg4 Kg5 39.Rxc5 Kf4 40.Rxa5 Ke3 41.Bd1 Kxe4 42.Ra8 f5 43.gxf5 Bxf5 44.a5! White is not afraid of the discovered check. 44...Ke3+ 45.Kc1 Rd2 46.Re8 e4 47.Re5 Bh7 [The bishop must move supporting the e4 pawn for if 47...Bc8? 48.Rxe4+!+-] 48.Re7 Bf5 Diagram # 49.Bc2! Rh2? 50.a6 Despite having her rook on the seventh rank and an advanced king, black is losing as whites pawn on the sixth rank is too, too dangerous. If black captures the h5 pawn her rook would never be able to stop the a-pawn. 50...Rg2 51.a7 Rg8 52.Kb2 Kd4 53.b4! Ra8 [If 53...Kxc4 54.Bb3+ winning the rook.]54.b5 Kc5 She is desperate to prevent b5-b6 and loses her bishop to a rook fork. 55.Re5+ Kxc4 56.Rxf5 Rxa7 57.Bxe4 Re7 58.Bf3 Re3 59.Bc6 Rh3 60.Kc2 Rh2+ 61.Kd1 Kd3 62.b6 Rb2 63.Rb5! Ra2 64.Ke1 Ke3 65.Rb3+ Kf4 66.b7 1-0



Tactic cs from m mast ter gam mes

by S.Krishnan S n

1. Black to play and win w

2. White to play and w win

3. o play and win w White to

4. White to play and w win

5. Black to o play and win

6. White to play and w win

(So olution on p page )




Test yo our endg game

By C.G G.S.Narayan nan Mike Bent B 1994-95 J.Hasek 1962

White to o play and draw Sergei Ru umyantsev v 1991

play and w win White to p A.Selivan nov 1995-9 96

White to play and win Y. Brenyov"64" 19 931

White to p play and w win Y. Gruen ngard 1945 5

White to t play and d win

White to p play and w win

(Soluti ions on page e



Masters of the past-33

Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 March 13, 1879) was a German chess master. He is considered to have been the worlds leading chess player in the 1850s and 1860s. He was dethroned temporarily in 1858 by Paul Morphy.After his defeat by Steinitz in 1866, Anderssen became the most successful tournament player in Europe, winning over half the events he enteredincluding the Baden-Baden 1870 chess tournament. Anderssen achieved most of these successes when he was over the age of 50. Anderssen is famous even today for his brilliant sacrificial attacking play, particularly in the Immortal Game (1851) and the Evergreen Game (1852). He was a very important figure in the development of chess problems, driving forward the transition from the Old School of problem composition to the elegance and complexity of modern compositions. He was also one of the most likeable of chess masters and became an elder statesman of the game, to whom others turned for advice or arbitration. Anderssen was born in Breslau (now called Wrocaw), in the Prussian Province of Silesia, in 1818. After graduating in 1847 at the age of 29, he took a position at the Friedrichs-Gymnasium as an instructor and later as Professor of Mathematics. Anderssen lived a quiet, stable, responsible, respectable middle-class life. His career was teaching mathematics, while his hobby and passion was playing chess. Anderssen first came to the attention of the chess world when he published Aufgabe fr Schachspieler (literally Task for chess player), a collection of 60 chess problems, in 1842. He continued to publish problems for many years, both in magazines and as a second collection in 1852. In 1846, he became the editor of the magazine Schachzeitung der Berliner Schachgesellschaft (later called Deutsche Schachzeitung) when its founder Ludwig Bledow, one of the Berlin Pleiades, died. Anderssen held this post until 1865. Anderssen compiled a very successful tournament record in the late stages of his career- five first places, two second places, two third places; and a sixth place in the final year of his life, when his health was failing. One of his first places was ahead of Steinitz, Gustav Neumann, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Louis Paulsen and several other very strong players at the Baden-Baden 1870 chess tournament. Shortly after the 1851 London International tournament, Anderssen played his two most famous games, both casual encounters which he won by combinations that involved several sacrifices. In the first, as Black, but moving first, against Lionel Kieseritzky in London just after the International tournament (1851) and now called the Immortal Game, he sacrificed a bishop, both rooks and finally his queen. In the second, played in Berlin in 1852 as white against Jean Dufresne and now called the Evergreen Game, the total sacrifice was more modest, but still exceeded a queen and a minor piece. Anderssen has had a more enduring influence on chess problem composition. He started composing in the last years of the Old School, whose compositions were fairly similar to realistic over-the-board positions and featured spectacular key moves, multiple sacrifices and few variations. He was one of the most skilful composers of his time. Courtesy:Wikepedia



Solutions to Tactics from master games on page 38 1.Giri,Anish (2730) - Naiditsch,Arkadij (2704) [E04] 28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (2.3), 12.10.2012 Position after Whites 34th move. Black to play. 34...Rd5! 35.Rd4 Ne4! 36.f3 [36.f4 Qxh3 37.Rd3 Qxg3++] 36...Qe5! [36... Qe5 37.Bc7 (37.Rxd5 Qxg3+ 38.Kh1 (38. Kf1 Qf2#) 38...Nf2#) 37...Rxd4 38.Bxe5 Rxd1++] 01 2. Dominguez Perez,Leinier (2734) Maki,Veijo (2383) [B60] 28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (3.2), 13.10.2012 Position after 26th move Diagram # White to play. 27.Ne5! fxe5 [27...Be8 28.d7 Bxd7 29.Nxf7++-; 27...Kg8 28.Nxd7+-] 28.Qxe5+ f6 [28...Kg8 29.Ne7+ Bxe7 30.Qg7#] 29.Nxf6 Rc5 [29...Bxh6 30.Nxd7+ Bg7 31.f6 Qxd7 (31...Bf8 32.f7+ Bg7 33.Qe8++-) 32.fxg7+ Qxg7 33.Qe8+ Rxe8 34.Rxe8+ Qg8 35.d7+-] 30.Nd5+ Kg8 31.Ne7+ Bxe7 [31...Kf7 32.fxg6+ hxg6 33.Rf1+ Bf5 34.Qxc5] 32.Qg7# 10 3. Kasimdzhanov,R (2690) - Stojcevski,Z (2325) [D18] 28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (6), 16.10.2012 Position after 26th move Diagram #. White to play. 27.Rb7! Rd8 [27...Rg8 28.Rxc7 Qxc7 29.Rc1 Nxf3+ 30.gxf3 Qc8 31.Qd5+Treatening 32.Bd2; 27...Qe8 28.Rxc7 Rxc7 29.Bxe5 Bxe5 30.Nxe5 fxe5 31.Qxe5 Rc8 32.Qxa5+-] 28.Rxd8+ Qxd8 29.Rxc7 Qxc7 30.Ng5! g6 [30...Kg8 31.Qe6++] 31.Qxf6+ Qg7 [31...Kg8 32.Qe6+

Kg7 33.Qe8 Qc4 34.Qe7+ Kg8 35.Ne6+] 32.Qd8+ Qg8 33.Qd6 [33.Qd6 Nc4 34.Qc7 h6 35.Nf7+ Kh7 36.Nxh6+ Qg7 37.Qxc4+-] 10 4. Gomez,John Paul (2523) Ardiansyah,H (2371) [B23] 2nd Indonesian Open Jakarta (9.17), 17.10.2012 Position after 35th move. Diagram # White to play. 36.Rxh6! Bxh6 37.Nf6+ Kf8 [37...Kg7 38.g5+-] 38.Qh2 Bg7 [38... Bxf4+ 39.Kxf4 Qd8 40.Ng5+- Ra3 a) 40... Qd4+ 41.Nfe4; b) 40...Qd1 41.Nxe6+ Ke7 (41...fxe6 42.Qh8+ Kf7 43.Qh7+ Kf8 44.Qg8+ Ke7 45.Qg7+ Kd8 46.Qf8+ Kc7 47.Qxa8+-) 42.Nxc5+-; 41.Nxe6+ fxe6 42.Qh8+ Ke7 43.Qg7#] 39.Ng5! [39.Ng5 Qd8 40.Qh7 Qd3+ 41.Kh4] 10 5. Volodin,Aleksandr (2509) Popilsky,Gil (2475) [D85] 28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (7.2), 17.10.2012 Position after Whites 25th move. Diagram #. Black to play. 25...Bf6!+ 26.Rd8 Bc3+ 27.Rd2 Bg4! 28.Bd4+ Bxd4 [28... Bxd4 29.Rxd4 Qc3+ 30.Rd2 Qc1+ 31.Rd1 Qxd1#] 01 6. Naiditsch,Arkadij (2704) Kopylov,Michael (2473) [D30] Bundesliga 201213 Hamburg GER (2.2), 21.10.2012 Position after 21st move. Diagram #White to play. 22.Nxd5! Bxd5 [22...Nxd5 23.Qh8+ Ke7 24.Qxa8+-] 23.Rc7 White threatens 24 Qh8 mate.[23.Rc7 f6 24.Qxg7+ Ke8 25.Qe7#] 10



Solutions to Test your endgame on page 39

1. Michael Bent Comm,diagrammes, 1994-95 White to play and win 1.Rd4+ Ke5 (Kc5;2.Nd7mate) 2.Nc6+ (Nd7/Ng6)+ Kf5;) Kf5 3.Ne7+ Ke5 4.eNg6+ Kf55.Nxh4+ (g4+? hxg3;) Ke5 6.hNg6+ Kf5 7.g4+ Bxg4 8.e4+ Nxe4 9.Rd5 mate. A logical study, based on the fact that White has to eliminate the bPh4 so that it cannot answer g4+. Following that, the b-Knight and black Bishop are lured into self-blocking positions. This is a forced mate in nine. Does this make in a study or a problem? 2. J. Hasek Ceskoslovensky Sach 1929 White to move and draw 1 a4 Rb2+ 2 Kc5 Ka3 3 e4!!/i and draws i/ 3 a5? Ka4 4 a6 Ka5 5 a7 Rc2+ 6 Kd6 Rc8 and wins 3. Sergei Rumyantsev Tidskrift for Schack 1st Prize White to play and draw 1.e7! Nxe7 2.Rxb5 Qc2+ 3.Rbc5 Qh2 4.Kd7! Qd2+ 5.Kxe7 Ba3 6.Kf7 Qd7+ 7.Re7 Qg4. The chessmen are poised for the sparklingclimax. 8.Kf8+, and the two echoing finales: 8...Kh6 9.Re6+! Qxe6 stalemate or 8...Kh8 9.Rh5+! Qxh5 stalemate. 4. A.Selivanov comm Moravskoslezsky sach 1995-6 White to play and draw 1.Kg6 (else 1...Kg5 wins) Nb4 2.f6 Nd5 3.f7 Nf4+ 4.Kh6/i Ne6 5.f8Q Nxf8. i) 4.Kh7? Ne6 5.Kg8 Bg7 6.f8Q Bxf8 7.Kf7 Kf5. A saving of one wP in an otherwise known setting.

5. Y. Brenyov 64 1931 White to move and win 1 h4 b5 2 Kd5 Kd3 3 h5 b4 4 h6 b3 5 h7 b2 6 h8Q b1Q 7 Qh7+ and wins 6. Y. Gruengard Palestine Post 1945; 3rd Honorable Mention,Israel Ring Tourney 1945-62 White to play and win 1 Bc6!/i Kg5/ii 2 Kf3 Kh6 3 Kg2 g5 4 Kh3 g4+ 5 Kh4 and wins. i) A delicate waiting move and the only winning plan. 1 Bd5? h4!=; 1 Bf3? Kg5 2 Kf2 Kh6 3 Kg2 g5 with 4...g4 and 5...h4 to follow, =; 1 Bc8+? Kf6 2 Bd7 Kg7 3 Be8 Kh6=; 1 Be4+? Kf6! 2 Bf3 Kg5 etc.; 1 Kf3? g5=. ii) 1...g5? 2 Be8! Kg4 3 Kf2 and wins. Solution to Puzzle of the month on page 33 The white rook at f2 must have checked the BK coming from d2,e2,g2 or h2 but then what could have been blacks previous move? The BK could not have come from e2 or e1 as it would have faced more than one piece checking it. Even the move from f2 seems impossible as WNd1 and WR on second rank would be checking it. But strangely there seems to be a distinct possibility here. If white is playing down with WR on d2 and BK on f2, a white pawn at e2 could have captured a piece at d1 and promoted to a WN resulting in double check! Smullyan uses Sherlock Holmes words here When we have eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth So, North must be white.



2nd Academy for Chess Education International FIDE Rated Chess Tournament 2013
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6th Mumbai Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2013, Mumbai..

Page 46 6th Mumbai Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2013, Mumbai.. Shri.Jayantibhai Shah, President NSCI lighting the lamp.GM Abhijeet Kunte, D.V.Sundar, Vice President ,FIDE and D.M.Dongre, Treasurer AICF are also seen. Shri.Jayantibhai Shah, President NSCI The sprawling playing arena lighting the lamp.GM Abhijeet Kunte, Winner Levan Pantsulaia with Dr.Nichani, R.M.Dongre, Chief Guest Subash Desai,GM Abhijeet Kunte, Rakesh MalD.V.Sundar, Vice President ,FIDE and hotra , Atul Maroo and Jayantibhai Shah D.M.Dongre, Treasurer AICF are also seen.

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Vins Engineering International FIDE Rated Chess Tournament (Below 2000)

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AICF Event code: 83756/TN/2013


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AICF Calendar - September 2013

2nd Malappuram Chess Foundation below 1600 Kolkata Autumn Rapid 2013 National Under-25 Championship Tirth Chess Club FIDE Rating below 2000 Memory Max 1st FIDE rated Open below 2200 1st Kashmir Open FIDE Rated below 2000 Chess for Youth 1st CSCA FIDE rated below 1900 07 KCF FIDE Rated below 1600 51st National Challengers Championship 2nd ACE FIDE Rated below 2000 1st Adam Chess Club below 1800 FIDE Rating Vins CCE Kanyakumari FIDE rated below 2000 Allahabad Open All India FIDE Rated 6th edition of RSC FIDE Rating International GM Open for Women National Under-9 (Open and girls) Chship World Championship match-Anand vs Calsen Late Shanthi kumarji Firodia All Maharashtra Open FIDE Rating Tirth Chess Club FIDE Rating below 2200 International Open Chess Tournament FWCM 2013 All India FIDE Rating below 2100 2nd International GM Open Kolkata International GM Open Chess Ty 25th Telegraph Schools Chess Tournament All India Open FIDE Rating Sep 27 29 Sep Oct 01 - 02 Oct Oct 01 08 Oct Oct 02 06 Oct Oct 02 -05 Oct Oct 03 06 Oct Oct 04 07 Oct Oct 07 -11 Oct Oct 11 13 Oct Oct 12 - 22 Oct Oct 13 16 Oct Oct 14 16 Oct Oct 18 21 Oct Oct 24 28 Oct Oct 25 29 Oct Nov 06 14 Nov Nov 06 14 Nov Nov 07 28 Nov Nov 09 13 Nov Nov 13 17 Nov Nov 15 23 Nov Nov 19 22 Nov Nov 25 03 Dec Dec 05 14 Dec Dec 16 21 Dec Dec 16 21 Dec Malappuram,Kerala Kolkata,WB Kerala Ahmedabad Chennai, TN J&K Kolkata, WB New Delhi Chennai, TN Bhopal, M.P Alappuzha, Kerala Madurai, TN Delhi Kanyakumari Allahabad, UP Cochin, Kerala Chennai, Tamilnadu Chennai, TN Chennai,TN Ahmednagar, MAH Ahmedabad Chennai, TN Chennai, TN Secunderabad Kolkata Kolkata Dumka, Jharkand

Smt.Tara Devi Memorial FIDE Rating below 1600 Oct 17 20 Oct

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Monthly (in Rs.) 15,000 15,000 7,000 5,000 3,000

Annual (in Rs.) 1,20,000 1,00,000 60,000 45,000 30,000


United Bank of India 40th National Premier Chess Championship, Kolkata....

Padmini (left) helped Mary Ann to win the title, by beating the leader Soumya in the final round

Mary Ann receiving the trophy and cash prize from Mr. PK Bannerjee (centre with spectacles), football Olympian and Honourable minister for Sports Madhan Mitra (next to him with yellow shirt)

39th National Sub Junior Open & 30th National Sub Juniors Girls Chess Championship-2013, Kolkata.

The playing arena of National Sub Junior Championships

Standing (L-R) Chief Arbiter A.C.Joshi, Srenik Sett, Vice President, Bengal Chess Association, Sanjay Sureka, President, BCA watching the top seeds IM Karthikeyan Murali and IM Diptayan Ghosh in action

Prize winners with dignitaries Front row (L-R)M.Mahalakshmi (Runner-up ,Girls) , IM Diptayan Ghosh (Runner-up NSJ), IM Karthikeyan Murali (Winner) and G.K.Monnisha. IM Atanu Lahiri, A.C.Joshi and GM Dibyendu Barua are also seen in the back row.