This is the first time the International Chess Federation has followed the Olympic tradition and initiated the Chess Olympiad Torch. The torch relay was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and began from Leh. The Torch is in its travel across 75 cities before it culminates at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Preparing for Chess tournament requires a good learning plan, consistent practice and a lot of guidance. Player’s inner ability, focus, memory power and the outward ability such as physical endurance etc are also the core aspects in the tournament preparation. In this article we go through 5 important things in preparing for tournaments.
After two years online, the Chess Olympiad 2022 will bring all of its participants together in one location for a ceremony that will be nothing short of an absolutely grand event! The 44th Chess Olympiad is going to be held at Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention Centre, situated in Mamallapuram.
Find out the 6 reasons why you should solve puzzles, and understand how it will improve your chess.
Check out the best composed puzzles from legendary chess composers including Kasparyan, Pal Benko and Troitsky. Chess compositions are often considered as an art of the game. They don’t occur in regular games but are created to specifically force you to put on your creative thinking hat. They make you think in unconventional ways. Composing a puzzle is not easy though. Not only does the composer have to design a mating net, they also have to make the process beautiful.
Chess is a rich game that cannot be confined to a specific set of answers. So the best strategy is to use a mixture of attack and defensive moves as you saw in the examples above. The side which persists with one strategy will usually be punished, be it attacking relentlessly or defending passively. But if you were to lean towards one, go for the attacking strategy! It doesn’t mean you ignore defense, but you can give a slight preference to aggressive actions (like say 60-40). Read on to know why.
Self-learning has its benefits. Today there are so many resources on the internet that you can learn chess from literally anywhere. That’s a great thing.
But if you want to improve fast, go with a coach. There’s a reason why all the world’s best chess players, have a coach. In fact, this is the trend with any top performers in any field. It’s easier to walk the path once someone shows you the road ahead.
Would you give away Rs. 10 for a Re. 1 coin? Obviously no right? But what if you do research and realize that if you buy the Re. 1 coin today, the coin will be worth Rs. 100 in the next 3 months in the market? All you have to do is pay Rs.10 right now for the coin. Most likely, you’ll buy it, depending on how good your research is! That’s exactly what sacrifice is in chess. It’s a form of investment. You give up something right now, with the intention to get a return in the future.
Making a sacrifice requires some degree of understanding and tactical ability. You must be sharp in your calculations and be able to soundly evaluate the resulting position beforehand. External factors like risk-taking skills, courageousness, and confidence are also important. After all, you are giving up your piece so you must trust your decision! Also, sacrifices need to have an intention behind them. If not, then you can call them blunders(or bad investments!). Sacrifices are usually decisive in nature. Unlike trades where the material is balanced after exchanging pieces, sacrifices are usually done for two purposes – to get a better position or to get out of a bad position.
The variations of spoken Hindi pertain to different geographical areas, which are in reality some states or cities having their own variation of Hindi language when they speak it. An interesting fact is that the southern and north-eastern states of India (other than Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim) actually have a very low proportion of their population that speaks the Hindi language in comparison to all other states. For most such regions of the country, Hindi is considered as the people’s second language.