Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vienna Game / Gambit

Vienna Opening
ECO Code C28-C29

1. e4 e5
2. Nc3 Nf6
3. f4 d5
4. fxe5 Nxe4
5. Nf3 Be7
if 5.....Bg4 6.Qe2 Nxc3 7.dxc3 Nc6 8.Bf4 Qd7 9.Qe3 a6 10.0-0-0 0-0-0 (=)
6. Qe2 Nxc3
7. dxc3 c5
8. Bf4 Nc6
9. 0-0-0 Be6
10. h4 h6
11. g3 Qa5
Unclear Position
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Larsen Opening

Compiled by my student Abhiram Koushik

1. b3 e5
2. Bb2 d6
3. g3 g6
4. Bg2 Bb7
5. e4 Nc6         
6. Ne2 N8d7               
7. d4 0-0
8. d5 Nb8
9. Nd2 Nd7

Monday, August 17, 2015

WGM Padmini Rout

Compiled by my student Arushi A Singh

PADMINI ROUT (Women Grandmaster)

Born- January 5th, 1994
Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
Title(s) - International Master (2015), Women GrandMaster (2007)
FIDE rating- 2446
Number 40 ranked woman in April 2015.
Peak rating- 2454(march 2015)
She has won 5 Asian & 4 National Titles.

She was honoured with EKALAVYA AWARD by Orissa government in 2009.

1. She was Asian Youth Girls Chess Champion in 2005 & 2006.
2. National U13 Girls Chess Champion in 2006.
3. The World U14 Girls Champion in 2009.
4. Continental Asian Junior Girls Champion in 2009.
5. 3rd position in World Junior Championship(girls 2010)
6. In 2011 she finished 3rd in the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship.

She studied at D.A.V public school
In Candrashekpur, Bhubaneshwar.

How to Attack in Chess

  1. Attack with maximum force. Try to bring as many pieces as possible to the attack.
  2. Try to open lines (files and diagonals) for your attacking pieces to gain entry to the opposition position.
  3. Rook --> Open files; Bishop --> Open diagonals
  4. The most powerful attack is when you attack the enemy King.
  5. Strong control of the centre is required before you launch an attack. Centralize your pieces.
  6. Try to gain a space advantage by bringing all your pieces to good squares. If any of your pieces are not doing anything useful, try to bring them to good squares.
  7. While attacking, play in such a way as to create continuous difficulties to the opponent. Set difficult problems to the opponent by tactics.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Recognize the Master

Can you recognize this German FM who set the latest World Record for largest number of Blindfold Simultaneous Chess Games. In 2011, he played 46 opponents at Sontheim an der Brenz, Germany.

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop

The Black Bd7 is bad because it is blocked by its own pawns.
Step 1: Improve the position of the King and include it in the fight.
1. Kf2 Ke7
1... Kf7 black tries to bring the king to f5 2. Ke2! Kg6 3. Ne3! this controls f5 3... Kg5 4. g3! Black king is stopped and white king walks to queenside 4... Kg6 5. Kd3 Kf7 6. Kd4 Ke7 7. Kc5 Kd8 8. Kb6 Bc8 9. Nc2 Kd7 10. Nb4! winning the a6-pawn
2. Ke3 Kd8 
3. Kd4 Kc7
4. Kc5 white has reached his first aim: The dominance of his king over opponent`s king
4... Bc8
5. Nb4 Bb7
6. g3! not allowing d4 Bc8
7. Nd3 Bd7
8. Nf4! aims for h5. The knight attacks will bring the black pawns forward 
8... g6 
9. Nh3! aims for Ng5 h6
10. Nf4 g5
11. Nh5 Be8 
12. Nf6 Bf7
12... Bd7?? 13. Nxd7 Kxd7 14. Kb6
13. Ng4! h5
14. Ne3 Bg6 now the bishop is free. But it doesn`t help very much 
15. h4! this fixes the pawn h5 gxh4
15... g4 16. Ng2 Be8 17. Nf4 Bf7 18. b4 with Zugzawng
16. gxh4 now there is a third weakness on h5 Be4 
black bishop tries to hinder the knight coming to f4 
17. Nf1 Bf3
18. Nd2 Be2
19. Nb3! this way, using the weakness on e6, he will reach f4 Bg4
20. Nd4 Bh3 black cannot hold the control over e2 
21. Ne2 Bf5
22. Nf4! now the knight attacks both pawn weaknesses Bg4
23. b4! Zugzwang! Kd7 black gives up the king opposition 
24. Kb6 now a6 is lost Bf3
25. Kxa6 now another pawn gets lost, either b5 or e6 
Black Resigned
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