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๐ŸŽ–️ Youth Meets Mastery: India's Rising Star ✨ Outclasses Hikaru Nakamura, Securing a Spot in the Elite 16! | Chess for kids

 ๐ŸŽ–️ Youth Meets Mastery: India's Rising Star ✨ Outclasses Hikaru Nakamura, Securing a Spot in the Elite 16!

๐ŸŽฉ The Magical World of Chess: Nakamura vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณPraggnanandhaa ๐ŸŽฉ

๐ŸŽ‚ Birthday Brilliance:

Turning 18 is monumental in anyone's life. But for Praggnanandhaa, it was a day for the history books. Not only did he level with Nakamura on his birthday, but he also confidently stated to Michael Rahal, "I'm quite good in rapid". As if Harry Potter nonchalantly remarked, "I know a spell or two". ๐Ÿง™‍♂️

Let's Jump into the Game:

c4 Nf6

The English Opening: as English as the Queen's tea and crumpets! ๐Ÿต

Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Nd5

Nakamura tries a tricky knight dance, probably attempting the tango. But Pragg isn’t interested in dancing.

Nh4 O-O 7. Bg2 d6 8. O-O

Classic castling! Like when a magician makes himself disappear behind the curtains.

8... g5!?

Whoa! Pragg doesn't just knock on the door. He's kicking it down! ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿฆต

a3 (9. d4 was a safer bet)

”Safety first” - said no young chess prodigy ever.

9... Ba5!

Subtlety at its best! Pragg slides the bishop, whispering, "You should’ve seen this coming, Naka!" ๐Ÿ˜œ


Knocking over his own sandcastle. Oops! Nakamura may be having one of those “Did I leave the oven on?” moments.

cxd5 Nb8

Retreating the knight? As Shakespeare quipped, "Sometimes you gotta go back to move forward." ๐ŸŽญ

dxe4 gxh4 13. Bh6 Re8

The stage is set! Fireworks, suspense, and a thrill a minute.

gxh4 Qxh4

The queen enters the spotlight. "It's my show now!" ๐ŸŽค

Qc1 f6 16. Kh1 Nd7 17. Bf4 Ne5 18. Bg3 Qh5

Pragg's queen behaves like a bee, buzzing and threatening. Nakamura is swatting away, but how long before he's stung? ๐Ÿ

Rg1 Ng6 20. f4 Bb6 21. e3 Kf7

Safe as houses! The black king finds solace, while pandemonium is the order of the day elsewhere.

e5 dxe5 23. fxe5 Nxe5 24. Qc3 Bh3

The board heats up, and one could practically cook an egg on it! ๐Ÿณ

Raf1 Bxg2+ 26. Rxg2 Ng4

Knights hopping, bishops slashing; this isn’t just a game, it’s a medieval carnival! ๐Ÿฐ

d6 cxd6 28. Qb3+ d5 29. Qa4 Re4 30. Qd1 Bxe3

Nakamura's rook duo look on helplessly. “Are we just spectators?” they seem to ask.

a4 Rae8 32. Qb3 b6 33. Qb5?

In a bid for relevance, Nakamura’s queen hops to the wrong square. Too many pies on Pi day?

33... Bd4

With this masterstroke, Pragg implies, "Checkmate looms!"


The seasoned wizard bows, acknowledging the young sorcerer’s might.

๐ŸŽˆ Final Thoughts: ๐ŸŽˆ

In chess, as in life, the young sometimes teach the old a trick or two. This game was no different. Pragg's brilliance not only lit up the board but also reminded us of the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. On a day filled with knights and kings, it was indeed the young pawn’s moment to shine. Happy Birthday, Pragg, and here's to many more enchanting moves! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Remember: Every pawn has the heart of a king, and every game is an epic tale. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘

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๐ŸŽฒA Deep Dive into the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League | Chess for Kids

๐ŸŽฒ Grandmaster's Arena: A Deep Dive into the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League | Chess for Kids

Hello Chess Enthusiasts! ๐Ÿ’–

Welcome to our blog where we delve into the captivating world of the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League. This tournament has taken the chess world by storm, bringing together the crรจme de la crรจme of international chess talent. Let's embark on a journey through the tournament, exploring the format, teams, points, and scoreboard, and reliving the thrill of each game.

๐Ÿ‡The Tournament

The Tech Mahindra Global Chess League is a unique initiative that has transformed the traditional game of chess into a global spectacle. This tournament has successfully bridged the gap between the classic and the contemporary, making it a riveting experience for both players and spectators alike.

๐ŸŒThe Format

The league follows an innovative format that keeps the excitement levels high. It's not just about winning or losing; it's about strategy, anticipation, and the sheer joy of playing the game. The teams battle it out in a series of rounds, each with its own set of rules and points system. This format ensures that every game is a nail-biter, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

⚔️The Teams

The league boasts a diverse array of teams, each bringing its unique flair to the game. From seasoned grandmasters to young prodigies, the teams are a blend of experience and fresh talent. Each team has its own strategy, playing style, and strengths, making the competition fierce and unpredictable.

♟️The Points and Scoreboard

The points system of the league is designed to reward not just victories but also strategic gameplay. Points are awarded based on various factors such as the number of pieces captured, the time taken, and the overall performance of the team. The scoreboard is a testament to the thrilling games and the exceptional talent of the players.

๐Ÿ“…The Games

Each game in the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League is a story. The tension builds up right from the opening moves, reaching a crescendo in the middle game, and culminating in an often-dramatic endgame. The scoreboard for each game reflects the strategic depth, tactical brilliance, and the relentless pursuit of victory by the players.

๐ŸThe Results and Commentary

The results of the games often spring surprises, underscoring the unpredictable nature of the game. Our commentary team does a fantastic job of breaking down the games, providing insightful analysis, and highlighting key moments. Their expert commentary adds another layer of enjoyment to the viewing experience.

๐Ÿ†Fun Facts and Creativity

Did you know that the youngest player in the league is just 12 years old? Or that the oldest grandmaster still gives the youngsters a run for their money? The league is full of such fun facts and creative strategies that make it a truly unique event.

๐Ÿ“Empathy and Sportsmanship

While the competition is intense, the league is also a testament to the empathy and sportsmanship displayed by the players. Despite the high stakes, the players never lose sight of the fact that at the end of the day, it's just a game.

The Tech Mahindra Global Chess League is not just a tournament; it's a celebration of the game of chess. It brings together players from different backgrounds and age groups, united by their love for the game. So, whether you're a chess enthusiast or a casual viewer, join us in this exciting journey and experience the magic of chess like never before!

Stay tuned for more updates, game analyses, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League. Checkmate!

๐ŸŽฏThe Chessboard Chronicles: Unveiling the Squads of Tech Mahindra Global Chess League

As the hands of time inch closer to the grand unveiling of the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League, the anticipation is palpable. In a mere seven days, the chessboard will become the battlefield where six formidable teams will engage in a double round-robin duel of wits and strategy.

Each team, a harmonious blend of six members, will feature an icon, two male and female players each, and a prodigy, all set to make their mark in each round. The 'Icons' gracing this event are none other than Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Alongside them, 26 'Superstars' and six 'Prodigies' will also be part of this inaugural edition, adding to the grandeur of the event.

The six franchise teams ready to clash in this chess extravaganza are the Balan Alaskan Knights, Chingari Gulf Titans, Ganges Grandmasters, SG Alpine Warriors, Triveni Continental Kings, and Upgrad Mumba Masters. The suspense will reach its peak on 21st June with the Draw of Lots, followed by the first match on Thursday, 22nd June 2023. The question on everyone's mind is - which team will emerge victorious?

The Tech Mahindra Global Chess League, a 12-day spectacle, will commence on 21st June 2023 and conclude on 2nd July 2023. The teams will vie for the top spot in a double round-robin tournament held in the dazzling city of Dubai, with a total prize pool of a whopping $1,000,000.

The teams, each a microcosm of talent, consist of six players. Each team has one icon (board 1), two male players (boards 2 and 3), two female players (boards 4 and 5), and a junior (board 6). They will compete on six boards against another team simultaneously, with all players from the same team playing with the same colour in a match.

The scoring system of the league is designed to keep the fans on their toes. Game Points (GP) are awarded based on the colour of the pieces and the outcome of the game, while Match Points (MP) are awarded based on the total GP scored by the team. The two teams with the most MP qualify for the Final, which is a best-of-2 match. If tied, a blitz playoff shall take place.

The time control is 15 minutes with a 10-second increment beginning from move one. The players cannot draw a game by agreement before 30 moves each have been made.

In the words of Arkady Dvorkovich, the FIDE President, “Global Chess League is a truly unique tournament. The scoring system and the schedule has been designed in a manner that gives the fans an exciting experience and keeps them glued to their screens. We are looking forward to 10 days of exciting matches in Dubai.”

As the tournament unfolds, the scoreboard tells a tale of its own. Triveni Continental Kings joined the top two squads on 15 match points at the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League on Friday. On a day which saw the favourites and tournament leaders suffer stunning defeats, Kings, which had a challenging start to the league and had to replace a player mid-league, managed to rise to the top.

The chessboard is set, the pieces are moving, and the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League is ready to make its mark in the annals of chess history. Stay tuned for more updates awe delve deeper into this grand spectacle of strategy and intellect.



Team Name

Matches Played

Matches Won

Matches Lost

Matches Drawn

Game Points

Match Points


Triveni Continental Kings








UpGrad Mumba Masters








Ganges Grandmasters








SG Alpine Warriors








Chingari Gulf Titans








Balan Alaskan Knights









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