Chess Acronyms You Must Know!

Chess Acronyms You Must Know!

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Apr 2, 2021

I believe that chess learning becomes fun and engaging with acronyms and making them part of your chess culture could help you in structuring your thinking better. Recently, I made a video on the acronyms that you could use in your chess prac...

Happy Women's Day!

Happy Women's Day!

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Mar 7, 2021

On this Women's Day, we thought of acquainting you all with the accomplishments of top ten Indian women players. The idea is to give you a chance to test your tactics and also brief you with the accomplishments of these champions.  In ad...

How To Play Against Beth Harmon?

How To Play Against Beth Harmon?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Dec 3, 2020

Hello friends!Last week, I played 8 games against the Beth Harmon Bots and scored 7-1. I defeated all the bots and that made me very happy - especially the king and pawn endgame.  In this article, I'll share the tips and strategies I used to ...

The Chessophile Show Returns With Season 2

The Chessophile Show Returns With Season 2

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Nov 14, 2020

The Chessophile Show is an unique Chess show that celebrates Chess in an entertaining way!Who are the guests? In the very first episode of The Chessophile Show Season 2, two strong Indian GM's - Deepan Chakkravarthy and Stany GA will be on th...

Chess Quiz 6 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 6 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Jul 9, 2020

A few weeks back, I released the sixth episode of The Chessophile show featuring GM Priyadharshan Kannappan and GM Ashwin JayaramI posed them some questions during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how man...

Chess Quiz 5 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 5 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Jun 26, 2020

A week back, I released the fifth  episode of The Chessophile show featuring FM Ankit Gajwa and CM Pratik Patil I posed them some questions during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how ...

Remembering Petrosian!

Remembering Petrosian!

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Jun 17, 2020

I was introduced to the games of Petrosian through Mihail Marin’s book Learning from the legends where he focused on exchange sacrifices by the legend. By restricting opponent’s pieces and sensing the danger from afar, Petrosian combin...

Simple Training Plan Using Chess.com

Simple Training Plan Using Chess.com

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Jun 14, 2020

There was a time when there were very few chess books and chess coaches. Players had to wait many years for a book to come to their doorstep. Today, we have a lot of chess materials, resources and coaches but very less time. In addition to that, I...

Chess Quiz 4 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 4 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Jun 5, 2020

Few weeks back, I released the fourth episode of The Chessophile show featuring GM Swayams Mishra and IM Anwesh Upadhyaya.I posed them some questions during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how many ...

Chess Quiz 3 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 3 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| May 21, 2020

Few weeks back, I released the third episode of The Chessophile show featuring IM Soumya Swaminathan and IM Nisha MohotaI posed them some questions during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how many of the ...

Chess Quiz  2 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 2 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| May 10, 2020

Few weeks back, I released the second episode of The Chessophile show featuring GM Karthikeyan Murali and GM Ankit RajparaI posed them 8 questions each during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how many of ...

Chess Quiz | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Apr 19, 2020

Last week, I released the first episode of The Chessophile show featuring India Number #4 and #6 - Adhiban and Sethuraman. I posed them 10 questions each during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you! I am curious to know how ...

The Chessophile Show | Trailer is OUT!

The Chessophile Show | Trailer is OUT!

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Apr 12, 2020

Greetings to all of you! It feels amazing to see so many of you stopping by to read my articles here on Chess.comI'm venturing into a new show now where I will be playing the role of the host and chess players will take the hot seat opposite me an...

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Mar 28, 2020

After a long gap, I decided to resume with the blog posts here. While I was having a session with one of my students, I realized that the stoic ideas could serve as a great markers to chess players. Some of you may already know what Stoicism ...

Two New Chess Variants By Niranjan Navalgund

Two New Chess Variants By Niranjan Navalgund

FM NiranjanNavalgund
| Nov 19, 2019

The unique part about these two variants that I invented is that I got both the ideas while playing National U-25 tournament. Chesspionage in 2019 and Pokerchess in 2018. I shared the variant with a few of my friends and they liked the idea and as...