Anto is an avid chess player since 2014 and has won multiple prizes in state and FIDE-rated tournaments.
He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Madras.
He has also worked for Shortcastle, where he built a wide chess curriculum suitable for students of all ages and tested different online chess modules for improvement.
He enjoys analyzing and writing about chess and reading player game collections.
Anto has an Online Rapid rating of 2200, and his favorite player is Robert Fischer.
His long-term goal is to become a Master.
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Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Complete Guide for WhiteQueen’s Gambit Accepted (QGA) can be categorized under the postmodern category of openings. This is because it is a mixture of classical and hypermodern opening ideas. Generally, in classical openings, the opening is played out in such a way that there are no major weaknesses created, whereas in Hypermodern openings you give up the center […]
Opening Preparation: Grandmaster’s ShortcutPractical chess has a time limit. You can only make a certain number of moves with high think time. It’s a well-known fact that the number of possibilities in a game increase exponentially as the number of moves increases. Therefore, it makes sense to study the initial part of the game and try to prepare […]
Who is Ding Liren? The New World Chess ChampionDing Liren is an enigmatic figure in the world of modern chess. Despite his unassuming demeanor, he possesses a level of ruthlessness and coldness on the board that is truly remarkable. He is a masterful player of chess and a true champion at heart.
Anish Giri: 7 Things We Can Learn From a Chess GrandmasterIf you are a chess enthusiast, you have probably heard of Anish Giri, the Dutch grandmaster who is currently ranked number 10 in the world. Anish is one of the top chess players in the world. He is a four-time Dutch champion, a chess prodigy, and a social media star in the chess world, known […]
Top 10 Ways to Get Better at ChessAll chess players want to get better at chess. Whether you are a novice, beginner, club player, or even a titled player, improving at chess is probably one of your priorities. As with any skill, chess skill can also be trained and improved upon. In this article, we will take a look at 10 ways […]
Scholar’s Mate: Win with the 4-Move CheckmateIf you’re new to chess, you may have heard about a quick strategy to win in four moves. This is called the Scholar’s Mate, one of the most common patterns beginners fall for. Finishing the game off in four moves might seem difficult and not so frequent. But according to the database, nearly 700,000 games […]
10 Steps to Become a Chess MasterMany people enjoy playing chess, but few reach the level of mastery. If you take a look at the rating database of players worldwide the average rating for chess players is around 1200-1300. This means that most players have a basic understanding of the rules and some tactics, but they lack the deeper knowledge and […]
Top 7 Steps to Learn a Chess Opening FastAs you keep improving in chess, there comes the point where you have to learn a chess opening to better fight for the advantage. However, learning a chess opening can be a huge task for beginners and even intermediate players. There are so many openings, having different ideas and concepts, variations, and subtleties. How can […]
Fool’s Mate: How to Play Chess’ Quickest MateDo you want to learn how to win a chess game in just two moves? Sounds impossible, right? Well, it’s not. There is a rare but possible way to achieve the fastest checkmate in chess, known as the Fool’s Mate. In this article, we will take a look at how to play this brilliant (or […]
How to Learn Chess Endgames: A Guide for Club PlayersChess endgames are the game’s final phase, where the outcome is often decided by precise calculation and technique. Many chess players struggle with endgames because they find them boring, difficult, or too complex. However, learning endgames can be very rewarding and beneficial for your chess improvement. In this article, we will cover some of the […]
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