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    • Chess.com TV - YGA by GM Magesh - May 15th, 2013

      Dear Chess.com TV Viewers,         This week, I showed the famos double bishop sacrifice game Lasker vs Bauer played in 1889, but I did not tell the viewers the names of the players. The first persont to recognize this classic game was suppos... | Read More

      • GM thamizhan
      • | May 15, 2013
      • | 1356 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Chess.com TV - YGA by GM Magesh - May 8th, 2013

      Dear Chess.com TV Viewers,           I started this weeks YGA just a couple of hours before I started playing the Metropolitan Chess Closed GM tournament. Since I had to do this one using the internet connection in a hotel, there were some ... | Read More

    • Chess.com TV - YGA by GM Magesh - May 1st, 2013

      Dear Chess.com TV Viewers,           This week we started things off with this 2 move puzzle that was quite tricky  The answer was 1.Ra1+ Qa1 2.Rb7! LaurentS was the first one to solve it, but since he was not able to stay on for the ana... | Read More

    • Chess.com TV - YGA by GM Magesh - Apr 24, 2013

      Dear Chess.com TV Viewers,       This week Nik was the chosen person for the game analysis. The following game was analyzed. Nic played the Icelandic gambit from black, the game was very interesting as it moves towards the middle game. There w... | Read More

    • Chess.com TV - Your Games Analysed (YGA) by GM Magesh - Apr 18

      Dear Chess.com TV Viewers,           Here are the details of the YGA on the 18th of April, 2013. 'Pingo' was selected for the game analysis and the following game was analyzed. I mentioned this during the analysis, but I will stress it again... | Read More

    • Draw?

      About five years ago, one of my most favorite and one of my most difficult student asked me a casual question over a cup of coffee in Starbucks. “Why is it Ok for people to agree on draws in chess before the start of a game, isn't that match fix... | Read More

      • GM thamizhan
      • | Sep 20, 2010
      • | 9750 views
      • | 40 comments
    • Piracy

        It is high time that I write a blog about piracy as I have had countless discussions with my friends and family regarding this topic and it is definitely worth sharing with the world. The word 'piracy' really does not mean much to most people... | Read More

      • GM thamizhan
      • | Feb 26, 2010
      • | 4984 views
      • | 62 comments
    • World Juniors 2009 - The Indian Perspective - Conclusion part 2

      After a good night's sleep I made sure that all the rooms got at least two wakeup calls the next morning. I went down to have breakfast around 9.30 am and half the team had already finished their breakfast while the remaining decided to skip it. T... | Read More

    • World Juniors 2009 - The Indian Perspective - Conclusion part 1...

      I was hopping around the spectators area in the tournament hall like a mad frog in total anxiety as Soumya Swaminathan, the only medal aspirant for the Indian team, was finishing her penultimate (12th)round game against the Peruvian WIM Cori Tello... | Read More

    • World Juniors - The Indian Perspective - End of round 10

      If you are a parent with two kids and one of them is going through tremendous success while the other is just downright depressed? What do you do? Very delicate aint it? I guess only a parent will be able to answer this, but I feel I am in a simil... | Read More