Getting out of comfort zone

As an introvert it is not very natural for me to share my journey, but a wise man once said, “Improvement begins at the edge of your comfort zone!”  A few days ago on the Internet, I read a wonderful story. The message was simple but powerful. A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. …

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Pre-Olympiad Preparation Camp in Delhi

This year the Indian Olympiad team is extremely strong with the inclusion of Vishy Anand. We are taking our preparation seriously as a pre-olympiad preparation camp was held from 16-23rd march in Radisson Blu, Delhi with coach R.B. Ramesh and the team.  The Indian team is one of the favourites to win the Olympiad 2018 thanks to Vishy Anand’s decision of …

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Disaster at the Aeroflot Open 2018

The Aeroflot Open 2018 was a good opportunity for me as I started as the second seed. If I won it, I would have got a direct entry into the Dortmund Super GM. However, things did not turn out the way I had planned and I slumped to a poor performance. My tournament at the Aeroflot Open 2018 ended in a disaster. Have a look …

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Video annotations: My game against GM Gordievsky

Here you will find an in-depth analysis of my game against Dmitry Gordievsky, a 2600+ talented Russian youngster. I won my game against him at the Tata Steel Challengers 2018 and I show you my analysis on a chess board. I would like to emphasize on the importance of analyzing your own games. This is extremely important for your personal chess improvement. I have done …

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Proud to be the brand ambassador for the AICFB

On 10th of February I visited the National Premier Blind 2018 in Mumbai. I became the brand ambassador for AICFB – the national body for visually challenged chess players in our country. It was truly a memorable day as I met the players and spent some quality time with them understanding their struggles and listening to their amazing stories. I felt proud to …

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From a Challenger to a Master!

I started as the top seed, I knew I was the favourite, yet sometimes it feels nice that you were able to prove yourself. Winning the Tata Steel Challengers 2018 is a milestone in my chess career. Mainly because I qualified for the Tata Steel Masters 2019. Here is a small review of the Tata Steel Challengers 2018. Ecstatic! This word describes my feeling in an …

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