8 Year old CEO woos security experts in Delhi. Be amazed!

8 Year old CEO woos security experts in Delhi. Be amazed!

8 Year old CEO woos security experts in Delhi, and how!

8 Year old CEO Reuben Paul8 year old CEO woos security experts with wit and aplomb. Barely out of his milk teeth, this kid knows what it is like to be a CEO and also has his head clear on what he wants to become. No wonder he was invited to speak at the Ground zero summit in Delhi in November.

And since he could not reach for the Mic he was made to sit on a chair thereby being aptly named as the ‘Chair person’ of the event! Meet Reuben Abhishai Paul – Cyber Security expert and CEO of his gaming company called Prudent Games.

His other interests are Kung Fu, Gymnastics, Swimming and Music.

His company creates educational apps for children, combining knowledge and fun in a way that keeps children interested and involved. One of the applications by Prudent Games teaches children how to create strong and secured passwords. Another application teaches the basics of Brute Force technique to children, which is a popular method of hacking.

His presentation, titled: “Developing ROOt-Kidz: The future of Cyber Security” was about the importance of cyber security, and why parents should learn to implement and teach their children basic cyber security paradigms for keeping their computers and laptops safe.

Demonstrating his skills and knowledge, he displayed to the the audience how easy it is to hack into any website or computer using ‘click jacking’ and ‘Java applet’ attacks.

Later, fielding questions from the media like a pro, Reuben explained that it all started a year-and-a-half ago.”My father trains people in the area of software development and cyber security, and I used to be listening in and one day when he was on a business call and seemed to have forgotten some terms, and I prompted him from back. He then began training me.”

But there’s much more to Reuben than gaming or cyber security – at the age of two, he was crowned America’s ‘Most Beautiful Baby’. ‘RAPster’, as his friends call him, because his name forms the acronym RAP.

Watch 8 year old CEO Reuben Paul speak amidst experts like a Pro!

 

Tactics from the 41st Chess Olympiad

Tactics from the 41st Chess Olympiad

Hi friends, lets look at some Tactics from the 41st Chess Olympiad.

Tactics from the 41st Chess Olympiad

This position comes from the game WGM Melanie Ohme of Germany (2301) vs WGM Olga Girya of Russia (2484), Round 4 of the 41st Chess Olympiad, played in Norway.

White to move.

Tactics from the 41st Chess Olympiad

The tactics puzzle is at move 37. White to move.

Black has just played 36. …Rh2. It appears as though Blacks pieces are all swarming over the white monarch and the attack by black might just come through. Right?

Look again. The Black King is also not a sleeping beauty rather looks like a sitting duck. The question is – how can White use that to his advantage?

The first thing to do is to lay the position on a real chess board.

Do not try solving it on the PC as you will be missing on the spatial aspects of chess training.

Moreover if the position is not solvable in the first two minutes then stop staring at the screen.

Sit down and start solving on a chess board.

But don’t feel any necessity to do it that way; just try to “see” as far as you can with the diagram, and if you can’t keep the position or visualize deep enough, then its time to set up a board.

This wayit will improve your vision on a real board also since real chess games are OTB.

If you can mate him, it will be good. If you cannot, try tactical methods to snare some free stuff!

Oops – looks like I just blurted out the answer.

Don’t scroll down any further as the answer will be posted in the following lines.

 


Let us see what the answer is:  Bb6+ followed by RxN. (The Knight is defending the Rook on d2. So you get the picture now?). Black loses a lot of material and resigned.

China Wins Gold at 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway

China Wins Gold at 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway

The world’s fourth-largest chess event, the 41st Chess Olympiad, ended on August 2015 in the former Mack Brewery warehouse in Tromsø. About 1,500 players from over 170 countries played against each other in the Norwegian city of Tromso, to win medals and more importantly, the Hamilton-Russell Cup, which was the top prize since first official Olympiad in London in 1927. This cup has been used since that time. Amazing isn’t it? The young Chinese team won the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway.

They became the only undefeated team among 176 participating countries, winning eight matches and tying three, scoring 19 points.

The Hungarians won the silver medals on a tiebreak over India, both scoring 17 points.

Azerbaijan and the top rated team of Russia also scored 17 points, but their tiebreaks were not good enough.

Russia won the Women’s Olympiad with 20 match points, and China edged Ukraine on a tiebreak after both scored 18 points.

Hungary’s second place was overshadowed by Judit Polgar’s announcement that she is retiring from professional chess.

Sasikirian was vital to the Indian performance!!!

China Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad in Norway

A proud Indian team finished bronze!!!

China Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad in Norway


 

Attack and Counter-Attack – Model Chess Game

Attack and Counter-Attack – Model Chess Game

One of the best games by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk on Attack and Counter-Attack – Model Chess Game for all budding chess players.

Attack and Counter-Attack - Model Chess Game

I think it needs to given a closer second look to understand many concepts related to attack and defense. I really enjoyed this game and hope you would too.

Attack and Counter-Attack – Model Chess Game


Suggested Reading –

Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson’s Positional Masterpieces By Jurgen Kaufeld, Guido Kern

Attack and Counter-Attack - Model Chess Game

Attack and Counter-Attack - Model Chess Game 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures

Tactics, audacity, and speed are the hallmarks of chess matches called “miniatures,” games played in 25 moves or less. Learn from 100 fascinating games played by Soviet chess masters, taken from the records of the Soviet Chess Bulletin. Selected and annotated by noted chess authority P. H. Clarke. 99 chess diagrams.


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At 4 years – youngest Indian chess player!

At 4 years – youngest Indian chess player!

At 4 years – youngest Indian chess player

At 4 years - youngest Indian chess player

At the age where kids grapple with numbers and alphabets, this three-year-old Sparsh Bisht is mastering the moves over the chess board. Still in his pre-nursery (pre-KG), Sparsh took to the game four months back and has started to achieve success against players double his age. Playing his first tournament, Sparsh won three matches in seven rounds and was placed 37th out of 62 participants. At 4 years – youngest Indian chess player or maybe in the World, deserves a standing ovation.

He was the youngest participant in the U-9 category. He was the recipient of trophy for the youngest participant. A resident of Gurgoan, Sparsh’s parents want to see him as the world’s youngest rated chess players. His father R S Bisht is Sr. Asstt. Engineer in HR-Admin Dept, Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd, Gurgaon.

This dream achievement was possible by the dedicated efforts of his parents. Born in May 2009, Sparsh is the youngest chess player in Gurgaon, who has already participated in National level tournaments, State and District championships. “He started playing in the year 2012 in November, when he was three years and ten months old,” said Sparsh’s mother, Preeti Bisht.

Chess talent, like a mathematical or musical ability, shows up early on life, and once identified has to be carefully cultivated. Call it Karma or genes or mere chance of nature, it was a case of catching them young! In Sparsh’s case, it was his father Rajendra Bisht, an engineer in Gurgaon, who became his first inspiration as an early chess pal. “I was down with knee injury and was spending a lot of time playing chess on the laptop. And I could see that the game interested Sparsh a lot.” Bisht said.

Here is a video of the young star in action:

I wish him all the very best in his chess and real world endeavors. He is our inspiration. He may be a toddler but his sights are far higher than adults!

Kindly share this as much as you can. He deserves our adoration.


 

Have you ever wanted something really bad and after some time, not so much?

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Separating the wood from the trees!

Separating the wood from the trees!

Chess is a fun game, till you enter your first tournament!

Separating wood from trees

After which all hell breaks loose and two things may happen. Either you will be consumed by passion – or – stand as a bystander in frustration or awe. My intention is not to scare you out of the sport called chess but to help you prepare for it with a proper mindset without any fear or phobia. Separating the wood from the trees …

Chess is both science and art – and chess improvement will come when you consider this fact in your training.

Separating the wood from the trees – Key points to keep in mind.

If you practice only tactics, you will miss out on the connecting-big-picture while playing, and if you only play with strategic understanding with a weak tactical acumen you will be running a race with just one leg.

What is the best way to stand calm amidst the chaos regarding your Chess improvement?

Lets take some important points and talk about it in case you decide to take up the challenge of a real tournament Chess game!

  • Absolute passion or interest in Chess. Why? Its simple. Just as coal or water is needed to fuel a Steam Engine train – in the same way the fuel of excellence is interest or passion in whatever we do. Without this basic foundation, the building will collapse for sure. Ask yourself – are you passionate about your chess improvement and if so how much? Your chess improvement is directly proportional to your innate passion.
  • Time management. What do we mean by Time management? Its just a way of squeezing time whenever we are able to – for the sake of our training regimen. Plan for a day/week/month and keep looking for more. Do not allow lethargy or laziness come in the way. Diligent training will fetch rewards. Not just getting up one fine day and solving 50 positions and not looking at them for the next few days completely! Do you eat your food in the same way? I mean stuffing 3 meals at one time and then going without food the whole day?
  • Weeding out the negatives. What is meant by negatives? It can be anything. Eating too much or too little. Watching too much TV or having a late night sleeping time every day. It can also be anger or frustration or even lack of confidence. Just avoid these to the best you can.
  • Getting motivated in real life. I get motivated whenever I see the achievers and the dedication in almost all chess players who have been playing for more than a decade. (Not just in Chess but in other sports too). Our focus in chess gets a boost when we see the energy levels of the legends. Their achievements seem like a miracle but their efforts and sweat are hidden. Imagine and appreciate that hidden aspect and sit down for the training with a thought to achieving that height of dedication.

Let me know if you have any suggestions or doubts by way of comments. Share if you feel it will help others.


Wishing you all the best!

Have you ever wanted something really bad and after some time, not so much?

Golden Chess Centre conducts regular training sessions for upcoming chess players in Nanganallur, Madipakkam, Adambakkam, Moovarasampet, Kilkattalai, Kovilambakkam, Puzhuthivakkam, Ullagaram and Pazhavanthangal – Chennai, as well as online sessions for those players who live out of Chennai.

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