Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sunday - Fun Day

Don't you want to play chess now? Source

Mr Harpreet Singh Gulati is traveling from Moscow to Turban Pore [Capital of Khalistan] by "Kithe" Pacific.Seated besides him is Gary Kasparov. Gary asks him whether he would like to play chess to kill time.
Gulati :"Oye Gar(r)y. You think I don't know who U are?. I can't compete with a world champion"
Gary: "How about if I play left handed ?"
Gulati: [Think.. Think..] "OK!"
Gulati is demolished in 4 moves... and is very upset through-out the rest of the journey. On landing he meets his friend Manpreet Singh.
Gulati: Hey! U know what! I played Chess with Gary Kasparov and he defeated me in spite of him playing left-handed...
Manpreet: Oye ullu-de pathey! He sure did fool you! U know what! Gary IS LEFT-HANDED!!

A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. "I can hardly believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've ever seen.""Nah, he's not so smart," the friend replied. "I've beaten him three games out of five."

A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. 
"But why?" they asked, as they moved off. 
"Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer." 

A chess master died - after a few days, a friend of his heard a voice; it was him! 
"What's it like, where you are now," he asked. 
"What do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news." 
"Tell me the good news first." 
"Well, it's really heaven here. There are tournaments and blitz sessions going on all the time and Morphy, Alekhine, Lasker, Tal, Capablanca, Botvinnik, they're all here, and you can play them." 
"Fantastic!" the friend said, "and what is the bad news?" 
"You have Black against Capablanca on Saturday." 
Source :

A Chess Player is walking from the lake carrying two fish in a bucket. He is approached by the Game Warden who asks him for his fishing license. The Chess player says to the warden, "I did not catch these fish, they are my pets's pawn. Everyday I come down to the water and whistle and these fish jump out and I take around to see the sights only to return them at the end of the day; remember that the Chess Board is like an ocean; full of fish". The warden, does not play chess, he not had any idea what he's taking about; not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish without a license. The Chess Player turns to the warden and says,
"CHECK" "If you don't believe me then watch," as he throws the fish back into the water. The warden says, "Now whistle to your fish and show me that they will come out of the water." The Chess Player turns to the warden and says, "What fish!?" 
Source :

Frasier: I can see why she likes the game - "the king is stationary, the queen has all the power". 
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Q. Which chess piece is the most powerful?
A. The Knight, It goes over the top. 
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Q - Which group of women are the best chess players? 
A - Feminists. Their opponents begin with King and Queen, but *they* always start with 2 Queens. 
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Three retired International chess grandmasters were playing chess in the park.
The first grandmaster said, "it is windy today." 
The second grandmaster said, "no, it is Thursday today". 
The third grandmaster said, "me too, let's go back inside for a drink" 
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The young apprentice went to his master and asked him: 
"Which is the best game man made?". 
The old master though a little bit and said 
"It's chess I guess, no?". 
"What about go?" came the next question instantly. 
"Aah, go was already here!" 
Source :

A gentleman must play a game of chess with a blind person, he proposes to the blind person:
"As him cannot see he will grant an advantage to him as part of the deal. We will not play in equality of conditions."
"This sound really fair" replied the Blind Person. 
Then he asks the gentleman: "When?" 
"Very well", the other men responded to him "any night that you prefer." 
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Two chess players are playing a correspondence game. White lives at the South Pole. Black lives at the North Pole. The postal service is rather slow and play proceeds at the rate of one move per year. After 15 years of play, white makes a daring queen sacrifice, the consequences of which are by no means clear.
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A year later, as he sees the postman returning, he is very excited. He thinks "Will black take my queen?", "Is the sacrifice sound?" He tears open the reply and sees "Jadoube."
Source :

Q: How many squares are there on a chess board?
A: Two, plus the spectators.
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Two friends meet on the street one day and one of them says, "My wife says if I play in the chess tournament tomorrow she'll take the kids and leave me." The other asks him, "So what are you going to do tomorrow?" And the other answers, "Same as always: 1. e4."
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Q. What is the difference between a chess player and a couple on a blind date?
A. The chess player mates then chats......
Source : Susan Polgar's Blog

There once was a Polgar named Judit.
She was great and we always knew it.
She made top 10 in the world,
and showed lots of girls,
Shes a girl with a brain and can use it.
Source : Susan Polgar's Blog

An ordinary club chess player is suddenly noticed by many as he begins to win all of his matches. 
It is noted that his rise in ability co-indices with the player pulling out a small book from his 
pocket before each game, which he reads for about a minute or so before putting back into his 
A wealthy, but rather ordinary, fellow club member watches this man with keen interest. He sees 
him perform this ritual of book reading before each game and then going on to win decisively- he 
will soon be club champion and headed for national fame. 
After another emphatic victory, the wealthy gent approaches the man and offers him $1000 for 
his book. The man kindly declines. He offers $5000, $10 000 and then $20 000 to similar refusals. 
Desperate, he offers the man $100 000 for the book. The man thinks for a long hard minute or 
two and then accepts the offer. He walks away with the money minus his book. 
The wealthy man, trembling, opens up the little book and astounded reads the following sentence 
written repeatedly: 
"Remember to always protect your king!"
Source : Gameknot Chess Forums

Interviewer: Do you prefer sex or chess? 
Boris Spassky: It depends on the position.
Source : Gameknot Chess Forums

Anand: In what country were you born? 
Gelfand: Belarus 
Anand: Which part? 
Gelfand: What do you mean which part? Whole body born in Belarus, moved to Israel. 
Anand: Good move!
Source : Gameknot Chess Forums

Daily Tactics Trainer

This section will be published every day in which we will provide three tactical diagrams and answers will be published on next day.

Before going for today's puzzles lets have a look for yesterday's solutions.

Yesterday's (30/03/13) Solutions

(100) Sibarevic - Bukic
Banja Luka, 1976
1.Rxe5+ Be7 [1...dxe5 2.Nf6+ Nxf6 3.Rd8#; 1...Nxe5 2.Nf6#] 2.Rxe7+ 1–0

(101) Shurawlew - Kriwon
Riga, 1990
1...Kh6 2.Bb1 f5 0–1

(102) Short - Larsen
Naestved, 1985
 1...b5 2.Qb4 a5 0–1

Today's Puzzles

As I have got some complains about the current format of puzzle that, it is confusing so I have changed it. From now onwards you will get daily three puzzles displayed on right hand side corner. You select puzzle by clicking on L1,L2 and L3. I will get back to you with some innovative format for chess puzzles.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Daily Tactics Trainer

This section will be published every day in which we will provide three tactical diagrams and answers will be published on next day.

Before going for today's puzzles lets have a look for yesterday's solutions.

Yesterday's (29/03/13) Solutions

(97) Silber - Suetin
Leningrad, 1957
1...Bh3 2.gxh3 [2.Bd4 Qxg2+ 3.Ke1 f6 4.Qxf6 Qxe2+ 5.Kxe2 Nd5+] 2...Nf5 0–1

(98) Sikora - Sturc
Zilina, 1976
1...Nf3+ 2.Kh1 [2.gxf3 Rg3 3.Kh1 Rxh3+] 2...Rg3 0–1

(99) Siedinja - Ansinja
Riga, 1980
 1.Qg6+ Kg8 2.Qxe8+ 1–0

Today's Puzzles

(100) White to Move

(101) Black to Move

(102) Black to Move

Daniel King on 'Kasparov and Anand' game in Sicilian Defence

Who don't know Daniel King ? and when we talk about analysis, commentator and presentation; the first name come to our mind is Daniel King. He is an English chess Grandmaster, coach, journalist, author and broadcaster. A very famous and attractive personality in chess world.

As a player
  • International Master in 1982
  • Grand Master in 1989
  • First at Sydney open with Boris Gelfand in 1988
  • First at Geneva young masters with Ian Rogers in 1990
  • Winner of Bunratty Masters in 1996

As an Author and  Media personality :
  • Winning with the Najdrof - Buy Now from Amazon
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  • Writer at The Guardian, Chess Magazine and Schach 64 Commentators  for the prestigious chess tournaments

Presenting you the game annotated by Daniel king and played by two world champions named Garry Kasparov (The chess legend) and Vishy Anand (Current world champion).

Anyone who would like to save the game can copy and paste following text in the PGN viewer or chessbase.

[Event "Geneve PCA-GP Credit Suisse"]
[Site "Geneve"]
[Date "1996.09.01"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2735"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[Annotator "King,D"]
[PlyCount "109"]
[EventDate "1996.08.??"]
[EventType "k.o. (rapid)"]
[EventRounds "4"]
[EventCountry "SUI"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1996.11.01"]

1. e4
1... c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g59. Bg3 Bg7 10. Be2 h5 11. Bxg4 Bxg4 12. f3 Bd7 13. Bf2 Nc6 14. Qd2 Ne5 15. O-O e6
[15... g4! Anand 16. f4 Nc4]
16. b3 Ng6 17. Rad1 g4 18. f4 h4 19. Nde2 h3 20. g3
I hope you will forgive my digression; now we come on to the main theme of this article: the far-advance of the rook's pawn. This and the following game caught my eye, well, I was commentating live on both of them, so they couldn't fail to. The variation Kasparov has played has grown in reputation over the last few years. The kingside pawns are flung up the board introducing a variety of dynamic possibilities. Here Kasparov has managed to advance his h-pawn all the way to h3 making life extremely awkward for White. With no light-squared bishop to cover g2, there will always be a threat of mate looming against the king should the position open. Moreover, as both the e and f pawns have advanced, the king has no cover along the second rank.
20... Rc8 21. e5
Shutting out the bishop on g7 as 21...dxe5 22 Ne4 gives White some chances. However, even after
21... d5
White is not out of danger, even though the position has closed.
22. Nd4 O-O 23. Qd3 f5!
Securing the structure. White cannot contemplate 24 exf6 Qxf6 as the position begins to open, and once again the king on g1 is in a shaky position.
24. Nce2 Rf7
During the game, I thought I was better, but White should just keep the position closed.
25. Rc1 Bf8 26. c3 Ne7 27. Rfd1 Nc6 28. c4
Opening the position is a mistake, though the alternative was just to sit there and allow Black to build up pressure on the queenside. It is difficult to criticise moves in a speed game. Anand was obviously trying to blast his way through to the weak-point on e6, but the plan rebounds.
28... dxc4 29. Rxc4 Qe8 30. Qd2 b5 31. Rcc1 Nb4 32. Nc3 Rc7! 33. a3 Qa8!
Precisely why the position should have remained closed.
34. Be3 Nd3 35. Rc2 b4
[35... Nc5 Anand 36. b4]
36. Na2 Nc5 37. Qe2
[37. axb4 Anand 37... Ne4 38. Qe2¢]
37... bxa3 38. b4 Ba4 39. bxc5 Bxc2 40. Nxc2 Bxc5 41. Bxc5 Rxc5 42. Ne1 Rb5 43. Qc4Rb2 44. Qxe6 Qa7 45. Kh1 Rxh2 46. Kxh2 Qf2 47. Kh1 Qf1 48. Kh2 Qe2 49. Kg1 Qxd1
There's no perpetual.
50. Kf1
[50. Qg6 Kf8 51. Qh6 Ke7 52. Qg5 Kd7]
50... Qd7 51. Qxa6 h2 52. Qg6 Rg7 53. Qh5 Rh7 54. Qg6 Qg7 55. Qe8
time. The h-pawn played a starring role in the game and is due to be crowned for its hard work, but Anand lost on time first.