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Shyam Balasubramanian
Bangalore, India, India
Jan 4, 2011
Last Login
Aug 21, 2011

I am a passionate Chess player and back to Chess after 7 long years. I have played quite a lot of state/ national level tournaments in my younger days. I came 3rd in Delhi state level juniors(U-15), 3rd in All India school Chess Tournament held in New Delhi and secured positions in some open Chess tournament from time to time. I remember playing Parimarjan Negi at Delhi State level Open Chess tournament in 2001 (when I was 14 and he was just 7), now the world's 2nd youngest GM today and meeting Vishy in person at 2nd NIIT Chess Tournament in 2011, which were good learning experience in retrospect. I feel I have a long way to go in Chess, like to analyze games to improve myself in the areas of my weakness and aim an initial FIDE rating of 1900.

I am born and brought up in New Delhi, did my schooling in Sardar Patel vidyalaya; pursued my engineering from Sastra University in Electronics and Communication. Now, I have worked with Keane India and currently been working with Philips Electronics India Ltd., Bangalore in the area of MRI scan and have secured an experience of 3.5 years in my pocket. I speak Hindi(my default tongue), Tamil (My mother tongue) and enjoy learning Italian(My foreign tongue).

My interests include: Chess, Chess, Chess, Football, Nunchaku, rock climbing, horse riding, bungee jumping, Karate and Mind Yoga

My special learnings from Chess:

1. Develop your pieces as fast as possible. First 10 moves in Chess are not to be wasted, even a bad move in these 10 moves can cost to be defending your position than having a comfortable one. Watch out if those pawn moves are really necessary even if you lose one or two in compensation with faster development as compared to your opponent. (In most cases this would hold true).

2. My coach told me, in general the best way to refute a GAMBIT is to accept it. I agree after my experience.

3... More to come (Interesting ones) !!

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