Friday, October 5, 2012

Sacrifice Pieces?

How many pieces are you willing to sacrifice? In July 2002, a 12-year-old IM named Sergey Karjakin provided us one way to answer that question. In this tremendous 20-move miniature, Karjakin plays not just a chess game, but paints a work of art resplendent with multiple piece sacrifices and forcing lines. It highlights the boy's tactical genius and Fischer-like exploitation of not-so-obvious weaknesses. Frame it.

When this game was played in July of 2002, Karjakin was just 12 years of age. Just one month later, Karjakin would become the youngest Grandmaster ever at 12 years and 7 months exactly.

IM Sergey Karjakin vs IM Vasily Borisovich Malinin: "Kids Play the Darndest Things" (game of the day May-13-07) - Sudak UKR 2002 - Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45), Steinetz variation

[Event "Sudak UKR"]
[Site "It"]
[Date "2002.08.07"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Sergey Karjakin"]
[Black "V Malinin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "2523"]
[BlackElo "2434"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2002.08.02"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qh4 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Bxc3 8.
Nf5 Qxe4 9. Bd3 Qg4 10. f3 Qa4 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Nxg7 Kxg7 13. Bh6+ Kxh6 14.
Qd2+ Kh5 15. g4+ Nxg4 16. fxg4+ Qxg4+ 17. Kh1 d6 18. Rf6 Qg5 19. Be2+ Bg4 20.
Bxg4+ 1-0

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Interview With Babbarsher

New Interview with Babbarsher[does not like to reveal his/her name] With the FIDE rating 2200+

Himalaya:How old were you when you learned to play chess? and who taught you first?
Babbarsher: At around age 7 from my dad

Himalaya:Do you have any other interest rather than chess?
Babbarsher: Basketball and i hate cricket, love to watch football , tennis , basketball.

Himalaya:Who's Your top opponent?And who's you favorite player?
Babbarsher: My favourite player is Garry And top Opponent id alexander areshchenko a strong GM with rating 2671.

Himalaya:Is chess your career ?How does chesscube play a role in it?
Babbarsher: Yes I am a professional chess player Chesscube is just a Pastime.

Himalaya:What is your goal or ambition in your life?
Babbarsher: To Become An IM.

Himalaya:Have you won any real tournaments?
Babbarsher: 2010 under-25 india champion.

Himalaya:And finally,What is your Advice to begginers?
Babbarsher:Dont go after the openings, play your natural game.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chess Quotes On Mistakes(blunders)

With this mistake I deprived myself of the possibility to make a contribution to the treasury of chess art.
                                                                        Garry Kasparov

My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration.
                                                                         Bobby Fischer

Confidence is very important – even pretending to be confident. If you make a mistake but do not let your opponent see what you are thinking then he may overlook the mistake.
                                                                        Viswanathan Anand

Friday, August 24, 2012

Final_legend Interview

One Of my Best friend Final_Legend[Chesscube id. likes to remain anonymous] Who's Fide rating 2087 Joined us for a Interview.

Himalaya:How old were you when you learned to play chess? and who taught you first?
Final_Legend: My coach  Ameer PS and thejkumar Ms at d age of 11.

Himalaya:When did you start playing competitive international chess?
Final_Legend: At the age of 15 Nethaji International Open chess championship.

Himalaya:Who's Your best opponent?And who's you favorite player?
Final_Legend:  Best Opponent...Thejkumar sir indeed..Favorite player Anand nd Carlsen!

Himalaya:Did ChessCube Improve Your Game?In What Way?
Final_Legend: Chesscube has improved my game a bit mainly my opening and speed.

Himalaya: Is chess your career ?What is your ambition?
Final_Legend:  Maybe u can say ambition is to be the CEO of citi bank!

Himalaya:What is your Advice to begginers?
Final_Legend:  Practise Makes one Perfect.Take it as a Passion....Be an chess At the maximum..thats it...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chess Quote

No Chess Grandmaster is normal; they only differ in the extent of their madness.  -  Victor Kortchnoi

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Keep Visiting

Hi Visitors ,
                   I have Just Gave  a New Look To the Blog.Hope You like it.We Will Be Changing Soon.If Your a good Chess Author You can join us.More Puzzles Facts games photos videos will be coming back soon.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chess Quote Of The Day

If i win a tournament i win it myself no one helps me -  Bobby Fisher

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An Interview with Swayams Mishra

Here i introduce Swayams Mishra from Orrisa ,India who's FIDE rating is 2420.

Himalaya:How you came to know about chess and at what age ?
 Swayams: My dad & sister at d age of 7.

Himalaya:Is chess your Career?If yes how does chesscube play role in your career?
 Swayams:  yes it is... chesscube is for fun, helps to relax and enjoy.

Himalaya:Do you have any other interest rather than chess?
 Swayams: Not really, I enjoy playing other outdoor games.

Himalaya:Who's your top opponent?
 Swayams:  many players...  GM Tigran Petrosian was the highest rated opponent for me and GM Alexandrov.

Himalaya: What is your goal or ambition in your life?
 Swayams:  To become World Champion in Chess and being a good human being.

Himalaya: Have you won any real tournaments?
 Swayams:   Yeah, many.Last one was Asian Junior blitz Chess Championship 2012.Was part of the gold medal winning Indian team in World Youth Chess Olympiad 2007.Best one Won 24 North PGs Fide rated chess tournament 2010.

Thank you very much for sparing a time with us.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Chess Quotes

"If you are interested in improving, think of a draw offer as an offer to remain ignorant of what you would have learned in the remainder of the game". - Dan Heisman

"I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically"  - Bobby Fischer

"A draw can be obtained not only by repeating moves, but also by one weak move."  -  Savielly Tartakower

"Drawn games are sometimes more scintillating than any conclusive contest".  -  Savielly Tartakower

Best Game

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Best Game

PGN Copy

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Chess Facts

1] Did you know the number of possible ways of playing the first four moves for both sides in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000 ?

2] The longest game of chess that is theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.

3] The new pawn move, where pawns were allowed to advance two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.

4]The first chess game played between space and earth was on June 9, 1970 by the Soyez-9 crew. The game ended in a draw.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chess Quotes On Knight

Seize the outpost K5 with your knight, and you can go to sleep. Checkmate will come by itself.  -  Savielly Tartakower

In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop.  -  Vlastmil Hort

To have a knight planted in your game at K6 is worse than a rusty nail in your knee.  -  Efim Bogolubow

Best Game

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Vishwanathan anand has become the world champion by defeating boris gelfand at moscow on may 31st 2012.the first 12 games ended with 6-6 which led  tie-breaker. first tie-breaker became a draw.second tie-breaker in which anand striked back and won.the third also ended with a draw.the fourth tie-breaker became a draw and anand's world champion.

Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov.

Anand is one of six players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, and in April 2007 at the age of 37, he became the world number one for the first time. He was at the top of the world rankings five out of six times, from April 2007 to July 2008, holding the number-one ranking for a total of 15 months. In October 2008, he dropped out of the world top three ranking for the first time since July 1996. Anand regained the world number one ranking in November 1, 2010, having defeated the reigning world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the Bilbao Masters, but had to concede the top spot back to Carlsen in July 2011.

Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1987. He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history.

Anand was born on 11 December 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, a small town in Tamil Nadu, India in a Tamil family. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Chennai, erstwhile Madras, where he grew up.His father, Viswanathan Iyer, is a retired General Manager of Southern Railways, and his mother Susheela, housewife and chess/film/club aficionado and an influential socialite. He has an elder brother, Shivakumar who is a manager at Crompton Greaves in India and an elder sister Anuradha who is a professor at the University of Michigan. Anand is 11 years younger than his sister and 13 years younger than his brother.

Source : Wikipedia
Tie-Breaker Game -1     

Tie-Breaker Game -2   


                                                          Tie-Breaker Game- 3   



                                                         Tie-Breaker Game-4     


Monday, May 28, 2012

jeaok vs ratan1st

PGN of the game

[Event "1 Minute Bullets"] [Site ""] [Date "2012.05.17"] [Round "-1"] [White ""] [Black ""] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2038"] [Time "17:04:16"] [TimeControl "60"]1. c4  e6 2. Nc3  d5 3. d4  dxc4 4. Nf3  Nf6 5. Bg5  Be7 6. e3  h6 7. Bh4  O-O 8. Bxc4  Nc6 9. O-O  a6 10. Rc1  b5 11. Bd3  Bb7 12. a4  Nb8 13. axb5  axb5 14. Nxb5  Na6 15. Qe2  g5 16. Bg3  Nb4 17. Bxc7  Qd7 18. Ne5  Qe8 19. Bb1  Ba6 20. Rfe1  Bxb5 21. Qf3  Na6 22. Bb6  Rb8 23. Ba7  Rc8 24. h4  Rxc1 25. Rxc1  Nd5 26. hxg5  Bxg5 27. Qe4  f5 28. Qf3  Bf6 29. Qg3+  Bg7 30. Ng6  Qf7 31. Nxf8  Kxf832. Rc8+  Be8 33. Bc5+  Kg8 34. Qd6  Nxc5 35. Qxc5  Bf6 36. Ba2  Be7 37. Qa7  Kg7 38. Bxd5  exd5 39. Rc7  Kf6 40. Qb7  Kg7 41. Qb6  Kf8 42. Qa7  Bd6 43. Rb7  Qxb7 44. Qxb7  Bf7 45. Qc6  Kg7 46. Qb7  Bh2+ 47. Kxh2  h5 48. Kg1  f4 49. Qc7  fxe3 50. Qf4  exf2+  0-1

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chess Facts

1] Chess is called the game of kings, because for many centuries it was played primarily by nobility and the upper classes.

2] The Isle of Lewis chess pieces are the oldest surviving complete chess set known. Discovered on they Isle of Lewis, they are made from walrus tusks and show their characters in a range of bad moods - from anger to depression.

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3] The rook is named from an Arabic word rukh, meaning chariot. This reflects its ability to move quickly in straight lines, but not leap over obstacles. During the Middle Ages, when chariots were no longer in use, the rook was gradually modified to look more like the turret of a castle.

4] The folding chess board was originally invented in 1125 by a chess-playing priest. Since the Church forbid priests to play chess, he hid his chess board by making one that looked simply like two books lying together

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Himalayh(me) vs bradley1

Himalayh(1745) vs bradley1(1807)
PGN of the game

[Event "ChessCube Game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2012.05.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White ""]
[Black ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1745"]
[BlackElo "1807"]
[Time "20:17:20"]
[TimeControl "10+1"]

1. d4  d5 2. e3  e6 3. Nf3  c6 4. Nc3  Nd7 5. Bd3  h6 6. Bd2  g6 7. O-O  f5 8. Ne5  Nxe5 9. dxe5  b5 10. a4  Ne7 11. axb5  cxb5 12. Nxb5  Bd7 13. Nd6#   1-0

Friday, May 4, 2012



Monday, April 30, 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chess Facts

1] A chess player by the name of Macleod has the record for worst performance in a tournament. Losing 31 games in the New York double-round robin of 1889.

2] The word ''rook" is believed to be derived from the the word ‘recruit’.

3] The Gupta Empire of India originated the game of chess. It later spread to Persia after the Muslims conquered that territory. The game eventually spread next to Europe and Russia.

4] Russia has the most grandmasters of any other country, totaling 156 GMs. Germany is second with 61 and the United States trails with 60.

5] Shah Mat, the Persian word for chess, literally translates to “the king has been ambushed.”

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chess Facts

1]Rookies or, players in their first year, are named after the Rook in Chess.  Rooks generally are the last pieces to be moved into action, and the same goes for Rookies.

2]The first mechanical Chess Clock was invented by Thomas Wilson in 1883. Prior to that, Sandglasses were used. Sandglasses were first used in London in 1862. The present day push-button Clock was first perfected by Veenhoff in 1900.

3]The first Computer program that played proper Chess was written at MIT by Alex Bernstein in 1959.  The first Chess tournament in which the only players were Computer programs was held in New York in 1970.

4]The number of possibilities of a Knight's tour is over 122 million.

5]In 1985, Eric Knoppert played 500 games of 10-minute Chess in 68 hours.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chess Facts

1] The longest chess game  approximately possible is 5,949 moves.

2] Record of moves without capture is of 100 moves the Match between Thorton and  Walker in 1992.

3] After both side has played 3 moves,  pieces could form any one of over nine million  positions on the board.

4]Longest time recorded for a Chess player to make a move, goes to the International Grand Master Trois  with 2 hours and 20 minutes on the 7th move.

5]First mention of Chess game in America was in the year of 1641 in Esther Singleton's history of Dutch settlers. First American Chess tournament was held at New York in 1843.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chess Facts

1]The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign Chess Players after learning that one of the pieces was called 'Emperor.' He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.

2]During World War II, some of the top Chess players were also code breakers. British masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry and H. O'D. Alexander were on the team which broke the Nazi Enigma code.

3]According to the America's Foundation for Chess, there are 169, 518, 829, 100, 544, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of Chess

4]Blathy, Otto (1860-1939), credited for creating the longest Chess Problem, mate in 290 moves.

5]The shortest game ending in mate after two moves: 1. g4 e6 or e5, 2. f3 or f4 Qh4 mate.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chess Facts

1]There were 72 consecutive Queen moves in the Mason-Mackenzie game at London in 1882.

2]The number of possibilities of a Knight's tour is over 122 million.

3]From the starting position, there are eight different ways to Mate in two moves and 355 different ways to Mate in three moves.

4]Dr. Emanuel Lasker from Germany retained the World Chess Champion title for more time than any other player ever: 26 years and 337 days.

5]The worst loss by a player was Macleod of Canada who lost 31 games in the New York double-round robin of 1889.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Chess Facts

1]The rook is named from an Arabic word rukh, meaning chariot.

2]Folding chess board was invented by a priest in the medieval ages.

3]The match between Britton and Crouch in 1984, the Black player Checked his opponent 43 consecutive times!

4]The first Chessboard with alternating light and dark squares appears in Europe in 1090.

5]The very first postage stamp of a Chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chess Facts

1]The number of unique chess games is greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be a mere 10to the power 79 while the number of unique chess games is 10 to the power 120.

2]The word "checkmate" comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means "the king is trapped."

3]Chess is called the game of kings, because for many centuries it was played by the rulers.

4]The knight's role has been stable over time. In the earliest versions of the game, it represented the cavalry and had the unique ability to leap over its opponents.

5]The longest game of chess that is theoretically possible is 5,949 moves.

6] The longest chess game ever played was by I.Nikolic - Arsovic at Belgrade in 1989, which ended in 269 moves but with a blood chilling draw.

7]Computer called Deep Thought became the first ever computer to beat an grandmaster in November 1988 at Long Beach, California.

8]Did you know that the number of possible ways of playing the first four moves for both sides in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000!

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