22. Apr, 2021

The following positions from recently completed ChessWorld games should have all ended in checkmate, but two ended up as stalemate (all 5 moves to play)

Study each position & predict how it might have ended, then play each game in turn. For the stalemate games can you see how they could have ended in checkmate ?

     Positions      Games

20. Apr, 2021

Magnus Carlsen comments on games he likes from the award-winning series

Diagram - White decides to capture Black's remaining pawn on h6. Is this a winning move ?

Magnus considers this to be the most aesthetically pleasing game (the first game he comments on)

😎 Video (3:13 min)

18. Apr, 2021

Praggnanandhaa, one of the biggest talents in Indian chess, took on Vishy Anand in the Tata Steel Blitz Championship 2018. He was just 13 years old. This was the first time that Anand and Praggnanandhaa had played against each other.

In this video we bring you the battle along with commentary by IM Sagar Shah that helps you to understand the key moments and also enjoy this epic clash - ChessBase India

😎 Video (10:55 min)

16. Apr, 2021

Improve at Chess by Questioning Every Move

After every move played by your opponent, you should stop and ask this series of questions:

  • What is the point of this move?
  • Do I need to take immediate action?
  • Is it a good or bad move and why?

Even if the move appears to be obvious you should still go through the same series of questions

Diagram - at this point White resigned, so how did Black achieve this dominant position ?

      Play through the game with these questions in mind

 

14. Apr, 2021

Mir Sultan Khan was born in 1905 in Mittha in the Punjab, British India. His prowess at the Indian variety of chess brought him to the notice of Colonel Nawab Sir Umar Hayat Khan who taught him the European game.

After winning the All-India Championship in 1928 (+8, =1, -0) he went to England and quickly came to the notice of English masters William Winter and Fred Dewhirst Yates who helped him overcome his lack of theoretical knowledge. He was British Champion in 1929, 1932 and 1933.

Diagram - Sultan Khan (Black) has invited White to exchange queens. How will this advantage Black ?

👍 Chess book - Sultan Khan the Indian servant ...