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Modern Senior Secondary School is a new generation CBSE SCHOOL situated at Nanganallur in Chennai. It hosted the 9th MODERN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016 in a grand manner,read more
Imagine this scenario. A five day tournament is nearing its end. The last round is a struggle for the remaining honors by way of rating points. You have been waiting patiently for the round to start and then after the initial hour or two you feel sleepy and mind wants to relax. Out comes a yawn. A yawn is infectious as you all know,read more
“When angry, count to 10 before you speak. If very angry, a hundred,” is a very apt technique in anger management. However when I say count till 10 to my students, it is not for anger, but for impulsive chess playing habits. And I have been finding a huge…read more
Have you ever wondered Why Blitz Chess is addictive ?
Especially Blitz and Bullet time controls?
Maybe Neuroscience has an answer and can explain why Blitz Chess is addictive as any online player will testify. It has a lot to do with a chemical called…
Here we are not talking about percentages where 99% is considered as almost too good, to be true. In Chess even 99% is a fail mark as chess results largely depend on either checkmating your opponent or getting checkmated yourself. So how to strengthen your win-switch to 100% result?read more
Last week I received an email from an old student of mine asking me on what next to study. He said – “Dear coach, I am stuck and I’ve been thinking about taking your advice on what to do to improve my game. I have been going steadily from 800 to 1300 for the last 1.5 years and now it’s been 6 months since I am able to raise my rating levels.read more
Recently I came across a two year old child and after observing his daily activities, I was amazed what we can learn from this. Here is the list of practical tips, that I learnt from him – the 6 Things Chess players can learn from 2 year old baby!read more
When we were just children we had many small desires like buying a comic, a doll or a toy, and we nagged our parents really bad. As teenagers, we wanted to be highly popular and admired by all, an intensity that you may all still retrieve when you see your child doing the same or see your old school pics. Sure enough this desire to be popular, starts to ebb by the beginning of college years. So my thoughts started on what to do when priorities and desires change…read more
Question from VM: I have a doubt regarding learning from Chess Champions and World Chess Championships. Reading all games from world champion is really time consuming process and also tough to understand without the help of annotations. Also many opening lines played before are dropped at high level due to suggested improvements by chess engines. Do you still recommend it? If so what is the order to read? Are there any sites that have world champions games annotated (or at least all world championship games games annotated). What learning process can we can follow (for 1800 player)read more
Mind is the magical wand that fulfills all your desires. You will be amazed at the potential of your mind. Its ability to absorb, analyze and use any such information at the appropriate times, is what makes it effective in completing a complex task. So is it that simple to just train the mind and achieve success? Maybe it is the secret… ?read more
There is always a dearth of quality chess material for training once you climb up the ELO ladder. When my students join they are raw beginners but later I find it difficult to set them challenging tasks as they slowly master the techniques and therefore I keep looking out for new avenues for training them with. And today I have a reason to be thrilledread more
East Germany was chosen as the venue of the 14th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE. It comprised of an open team tournament, as well as many other events designed to promote the sport. It took place between October 26 and November 9, 1960. Fischer had read a lot about Tal’s swashbuckling style of sacrificial play and was also obviously eager to get even with him for past humiliations as well as to show him a taste of his own medicine!read more
Nanganallur is known for its myriad of temples dedicated to the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and the place appears to have a religious aura during festive occasions. It is also home to Modern Senior Secondary School that has showed a phenomenal support to chess playing students and Chess tournaments.read more