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9 best chess movies that every chess player should watch

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1. Magnus - 2016
Director - benjamin ree Running time - 78 min
This documentary is based on current world champion Magnus Carlsen.The film features footage from Magnus's childhood, his showdown with Kasparov when he was just thirteen, and the exciting environment that surrounded the Anand vs. Carlsen world championship match in Chennai where Carlsen reached the summit.




2.Pawn Sacrifice - 2014
Directed by - Eduard Zwick Running time - 115 min budget - 19 million USD
The movie Pawn Sacrifice is based on former world champion Bobby Fischer. It is based on the true story of Bobby Fischer's challenge against top Soviet chess grandmasters during the Cold War and culminating in the World Chess Championship 1972 match versus Boris Spassky in Reykjav√≠k, Iceland. It was directed by Edward Zwick and written by Steven Knight. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, Lily Rabe as Joan Fischer, and Peter Sarsgaard as William Lombardy.







3. The luzhin defense - 20…

weekly news - 3 (21-March-2020)

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hello chess players ,  This is weekly news 3  , I will try to cover all news related to chess (International and Indian).  Hope you will like this series . If you have any , please mention in comments If you have any suggestions you can comment  If you like this article then please do share !
INTERNATIONAL NEWS 
1.Events cancelled European chess championship postponed to december 2020 https://www.europechess.org/european-open-chess-championship-postponed-to-8-21-december/Tepe sigman and company chess tournament 2020 is cancelled . http://www.tepesigemanchess.com/US chess championship cancelled . https://saintlouischessclub.org/sites/default/files/Chess%20Campus%20COVID-19%20statement_As%20of%20March%2011.2020%20%281%29_0.pdfchess party and Pro chess league final matches are also postponed to September 2020Paracin GM and IM round robin event (5-18 may 2020)April First Saturday closed tournament in Budapest 2. Candidates started -  Finally candidates 2020 started without Teimur Radjabov and he …

Unexpected trip to Brazil - Part 1

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I was playing commonwealth chess championship 2018 in Delhi from 26 June to 3 July 2018. Tournament was going very bad . I was playing both (open and U20 ) sections at that time . Schedule was to hectic to me as one round is at 9.30 morning and another was at 3.00 pm . I was already depressed as my schengen visa application already got rejected before start of commonwealth championship . I have to cancel my all flights and hotel , insurance which cost me 20000 INR 
On 4th day on commonwealth my teammate from all India university championship told me to call and talk with university director . Then I called to him and he said you have to play world university selection trials which was from 23rd to 25th July 2019.
after commonwealth championship get over I meet to director and he said you have to leave on 21st July . At that time they said there will be 2 selection in boys and 2 in girls for world university championship . 
From pune university there were 4 participants from boys group an…

weekly news - 2 (14-March-2020)

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hello chess players ,  This is weekly news 2  , I will try to cover all news related to chess (International and Indian).  Hope you will like this series .
If you have any , please mention in comments If you have any suggestions you can comment  If you like this article then please do share ! Thank you in advance
INTERNATIONAL NEWS  1 - Events Cancelled  World health organisation declare corona virus as global pandemic , Thats why almost all event getting cancelled . here is list of major events 
Spring chess classic in USA  - 17 to 27 march 2020 - (https://uschesschamps.com/2020-spring-chess-classic/postponement)Grenke chess open in Germany - 9 to 13 April 2020 - ( https://grenkechessopen.de/de/)Budapest spring chess festival - 21 to 29 April 2020World Cadet & Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2020World Amateur ChampionshipEuropean School Championships.European Senior ChampionshipBundesliga weekends March 14-15 March and April 4-5 The Festival Primavera and Citta di Ostia tourn…

Nakhchivan open 2019

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This is my first blog about tournament  , that I played in Nakhchivan , Azerbaijan from 1 to 10 may 2019. Tournament dint go well for me in terms of rating but I got new friends there and of course some experience . Here are some points that I like and dislike about tournament and Azerbaijan .

1.Quality of players - The tournament nakhchivan open A group is only for +2250 players and 2100+ for women . so clearly tournamnet is of high quality . total number of participants was 54 out of which 15 GM  (4 2600+) and 46 players was +2250 . 1st seed was kovalev vladislav.


2.Hospitality - Organizers are very much helpful . They have provided official hotel Tabriz at 45 USD including 3 meals and double room for 1 person . As we are coming from abroad they offered some discount to us and free entry .They also booked return flights from Baku to nakhchivan .On free day they have arranged football match also . On last day after we came from round we got a gift from organizer that include Candies …