Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Riots in Mumbai & round 4

Riots in Mumbai

Some games were delayed and others couldn't take place at all because traffic and public transport were not functional in some areas of the city. Yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the
One group of people celebrate this battle while another group oppose it. The history is quite interesting. Apparently, there is a call for some shops to be closed today but our area seems
quiet so far.

I have done little exploring so far except late morning walks around the neighbourhood. Here are a few more impressions for you.

These cows seem to be regulars outside a restaurant around the corner. The weird thing, about Cows, Pigs and Goats, is that they wander around unescorted. They all seem to know where they are going and nobody bothers them. Traffic just moves around. Looks Bizarre.

There are all kinds of different dwellings n close proximity. Luxury apartments, to tents. These semi-detached dwellings caught my eye because they were the most colourful.

Just off the main road one finds quiet tree-lined avenues

The Maternity hospital could use a paint job. 

Round 4

Until now I have been doing ok with black but chose a suspect line of the Alekhine's defence, departing from my resolution to play classical chess in the hope of a quick game against a lower rated player so I don't have to sit on those kindergarten chairs for too long. Well, that part worked ok. it was a short game but now the result hoped for. My play was uninspired and rushed. 15....Na6 meets the demands of the position much better than Nd7 and then I tried to open the position with no space and uncoordinated pieces. My fidgety junior opponent took advantage with natural moves.

Five long rounds to go...   

[Event "Mumbai International GM Open"]
[Site "Mumbai"]
[Date "2018.01.02"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Sarvesh, Kumar"]
[Black "Wohl, Aleksandar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1877"]
[BlackElo "2370"]
[ECO "B04o"]
[EventDate "2017.12.30"]

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Bg7 7.Ng5 d5 8.a4
h6 9.a5 Nc4 10.Nf3 b5 11.Nc3 c6 12.Bxc4 bxc4 13.O-O Bg4 14.b3 cxb3
15.cxb3 Nd7 16.b4 O-O 17.h3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 e6 19.Ba3 Qh4 20.Qd3 Kh7 21.
f4 f6 22.b5 Rfc8 23.Be7 Re8 24.Bd6 Rec8 25.Rab1 c5 26.b6 axb6 27.axb6
cxd4 28.b7 dxc3 29.bxa8=Q Rxa8 30.Rb7 Nf8 31.exf6 1-0

update!! A report just came in that some shops are closing in our area. If you don't hear from me again, its been fun :=)

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