Thursday, November 29, 2007
Hello Everybody! It’s all About Hardwork says” The World’s First Woman Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar She feels a person might have been born a genius his or her skills have to be developed through much hardwork. Polgar who is the eldest of the three famous chess playing sisters from Hungary! Twenty chess players from the United Karnataka Chess Association could undisputable vouch that Wednesday was one rare day that would be remembered for long. And why not? It is not everyday that aspiring grand masters get the opportunity of having a real Grand Master as their opponent. Chess players, from the tender age of four to six years to seasoned players aged up to 40 years, simultaneously played against the world's first female Grand Master Susan Polgar, a Hungarian-American chess player. The friendly game was organised by the National Geographic Channel to announce the launch of their new series titled ‘My Brilliant Brain’ from December 10 onwards. Apart from the 20 players, there was also an opponent number 21 - Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, another genius who is on his way to become the youngest Ph D holder at the age of 20. Tathagat is also going to be featured in the ‘India's Geniuses’ segment of the Nat Geo series. The friendly match began with Grand Master Susan making the first move on all the 21 boards. About 30 minutes into the game and the first to be checkmated was four-year-old Sudhanva Bharadwaj. When asked about the match and Susan as an opponent, he whispered smiling shyly: “I lost. She defeated me. She can play chess!”. Adding to it was six-year-old Pranav G Reddy, the next to bow down, who said: “It was an easy match, but I got checkmated.” Well, of course, it was not an easy match, they were playing against a Grand Master. The ones who lasted beyond three hours, about five to six players, resigned from the game accepting defeat. Among those who resigned was Tathagat. It would usually take one genius to defeat another, but here there was no defeating the Grand Master. Probably aware of this, Tathagat had quipped before the match itself saying, “I was very interested in chess and played the game for a year. If I had continued, maybe I would have become a grand master. But my love for Physics was more than that towards chess.” The Tournament consisted of 8 rated players. Article by Newindiaexpress…..Here I am with my game! I had a draw but thought of trying! Of Course She is a GM (175) Polgar,Zsuzsa (2577) - NAVALGUND NIRANJAN (2012) SIMUL BY GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL, 29.11.2007 [NAVALGUND NIRANJAN] 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 c5 8.Qb3N 8...Qa5 9.Bxf6 Nxf6 10.a3 0–0 11.Rc1 Bxc3+ 12.Qxc3 Qxc3+ 13.bxc3 c4 14.Nd2 Re8 15.g3 Bf5 16.Bg2 Bd3 17.Nf3 Nd7 18.Kd2 Be4 19.Ne1 Bxg2 20.Nxg2 b5 21.Nf4 Nf6 22.f3 g5 23.Ne2 Re7 24.Rhe1 Nd7? [24...Rae8µ] 25.Rb1 Rb8 26.a4 a6 27.axb5 axb5 28.Rb2 f5 29.Nc1 Nf6 30.Na2 Ra7 31.Reb1 Ra5 32.Nb4 Rb6 33.Ra2 Rxa2+ 34.Nxa2 Ra6 35.Nb4 Ra8 36.Rb2 Kf7 37.Nc6 Ke6 38.Kc2 Ra1 39.Rxb5 Rh1= 40.h4 gxh4 41.gxh4 Rxh4 42.Rb6 Rh2+ 43.Kd1 Rh1+ 44.Ke2= Here I thought of trying for a win! But Of course She Is a GM! 44...h5?? Almost blunder! [44...Rh2+ 45.Kd1 Kd7 46.Nb4 Ke7 47.Nc6+ Kd7 48.Ne5+ Ke7 49.Nc6+ Kd7=] 45.Nd8+ Ke7 46.Re6+ Kxd8 47.Rxf6 Rh2+ 48.Ke1 Ke7 49.Rxf5 Kd6 50.e4 dxe4 51.fxe4 Rh3 52.Kd2 Rh2+ 53.Ke3 Rc2 54.Rd5+ Ke6 55.Rxh5 Rxc3+ 56.Kf4 Rd3 57.Rh6+ Kd7 58.d5 The game lasted for 70 moves.... 1–0 Now, most of you would probably be eager to know about what happened at the Exhibition Match. Given below are the names of the participants who took part in the Exhibition Match: 1) Sushruta Reddy 2) K.Durgesh 3) Srishti J Shetty 4) Niranjan Navalgund 5) M Suraj 6) Nischal 7) Akshay Bharadwaj 8) M S Sharang 9) Sadashiva 10) Krish Bharat 11) Vasishta 12) Amit Kashyap 13) Pramath H S 14) Pranav 15) Sreeshan 16) Hanumantha 17) Naren 18) Sudhanva Bharadwaj 19) L.S. Prabhanjan 20) G.Srinivas 21) Tathagat Avatar Tulsi . Sadashiva - the new Joint Secretary of United Karnataka Chess Association and who also manages the website www.karnatakachess.com - came very close to defeating Susan. It probably was a humdinger which he was unlucky to lose - blundering in a double edged ending. Another game that captured the attention of various people was that of Niranjan Navalgund, who too unfortunately messed up a drawish end game but maintained equality till the end!. This does not mean that Susan defeated all the players. Two players drew against the World's first female GrandMaster and they were sixth seeded Srishti J Shetty (who fought very well for her draw) of Shimoga and third seeded Sushruta Reddy. The Players were presented with a Wooden Chess Set with her autograph! It was great opportunity for the children to meet such a personality! I was very very very happy! And One Thing I was the last man to get off from simul! This event was the most memorable of mine!!!! All the best for Susan Polgar!!!!!