Prasanna Kumar

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.

Chess Articles by Prasanna Kumar

Center Game: Complete Guide for White

center game complete guideThe Center Game is a relatively easy-to-learn and provocative opening for White. A lot of Black players don’t give the Center Game enough credit. It’s a very aggressive and ambitious way to start the game. One of the positives of being an amateur player is that you can choose from a wide range of openings.

7 Things We Can Learn from Magnus Carlsen’s Endgame Play

7 things we can learn from magnus carlsenIn this article, we will take a look at 7 things we can learn from Magnus Carlsen’s Endgame Play. Magnus Carlsen is arguably the greatest endgame player of all time. He has developed such an amazing reputation in the endgame that many players hesitate to go into the endgame against him.

How to Attack with the Queen and Knight

how to attack queen and knightPiece interaction is one of the fundamental aspects of the game that every player needs to master. A beginner player faces questions like How to use different pieces together. How to attack and checkmate with the Queen and Knight? The answer is to combine the individual power of the pieces and the knowledge of patterns. […]

The Bishop in Chess: Strengths, Weaknesses and How to Move on the Chessboard

bishop in chessIn this article, we will understand the bishop in chess in depth, how the bishop moves on the chessboard, and its strengths and weaknesses. Many chess players love Bishops in chess. The bishop in chess has a great range of possible functions that it can perform. They are the building block of a fianchetto structure […]

How to Evaluate a Chess Position (5-Step Process)

how to evaluate chess positionIn this article, we will take a look at how to evaluate a chess position systematically and logically. Analysis of chess positions is a process that involves assessing various factors to determine which side has the advantage. During a game, every player goes through a large number of different positions on the chessboard. A chess […]

Larsen’s Opening: Complete 1.b3 Guide for Chess Players

Larsen's Opening: Complete 1.b3 Guide for Chess PlayersIn Larsen’s opening (1.b3), White aims to steer the game away from the tried and tested paths with an immediate Queenside fianchetto.

How to Get Better at Chess: Study Plan for Different Rating Levels

how to get better at chess study plan for all levelsA lot of people ask the same question over and over again, how to get better at chess? At the outset improving in chess is the same as improving any skill – Learn. Practice. Analyze. Repeat. But there is a vast difference between what beginners need to ‘learn’ compared to Expert players. So how to […]

20 Best Chess Openings for Black

20 best chess openings blackChoosing the best chess openings for Black is a task that every player does at some point. Some decide to experiment with different openings to get a feel for positions, whereas others follow the recommendations of stronger players like their coach or friends.

Torre Attack: Ultimate Opening Guide

torre attack ultimate opening guideIn the Torre Attack, White prioritizes development and aims to control the center with the pieces. The opening moves of the Torre Attack are as follows.

How to Start a Chess Game?

how start chess game?In this article, we will delve into how to start a chess game and learn how a beginner player can start a chess game. Once a player starts their chess journey, one of the first things they must do is learn how to start a chess game. So many moves are available to a player […]
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