A call from Obama’s Desk

April, 2016. It was time for the Bangkok chess challenge. A short flight later I checked into the Yindee hostel, Bangkok. I highly recommend it for the budget traveler. I got to meet some amazing people in the 9 days that I stayed there. One of the positions that arose in one of my gamesContinue reading “A call from Obama’s Desk”

Turtle soup and the chess robot

Vladimir Dvorlovich Cup, Moscow In 2014, I was selected to represent India at an invitational tournament for Under 17. The team consisted of three boys and one girl (Visakh, Vignesh, Krishna and I). It was unlike the normal World and Asian events. Never had I played such event before, so everything was surreal for me.Continue reading “Turtle soup and the chess robot”

A leap of faith

My first opportunity ever to travel to Europe for tournaments came in February, 2016. I played two tournaments in France where I crossed 2000 Elo for the first time. I remember flying into Paris along with my friends on the first day and we were greeted by the cold European weather in its element. WeContinue reading “A leap of faith”

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