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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Analysis of Negi--Hou Yifan AAI Grandmaster Tournament

I have analyzed another chess game for those of you who like chess. This game involves two of the youngest Grandmasters in chess:

Parimarjan Negi of India, (pictured above),  who is the second-youngest player in the history of chess to gain his Grandmaster title, and Grandmaster Hou Yifan of China, who in December of last year at age 16 became the youngest player ever to win the Women's World Chess Championship. At the present time, Parimarjan Negi is currently  eighteen years of age and is the 109th highest-rated chess player in the World (and the fifth-highest rated player from India) with an elo rating of 2642. Hou Yifan  (pictured directly below)

who was born on February 27,1994 is seventeen years of age and has an elo rating of 2575, which makes her the 333rd highest-rated chess player in the World and the third-highest rated female player in the World. The opening played in this game is the Sicilian Defense:Dragon variation, Yugoslav attack.  I had one of the strongest chess programs in the World, Deep Hiarcs 13.2 (Hiarcs 13.2 MP) analyze this game for one hour on my quad-core computer. With the help of the Chess program Chessbase 11 and Chessbase Megadatabase 2011 I have added comments to this game. Deep Hiarcs 13.2 found exactly where this game was won (or lost in the case of Hou Yifan), and the program also found some very interesting ideas which both players did not play in the game. I hope you enjoy playing through this analysis. This analysis will be the next blog post on my blog. If you do not know how to use the Chessviewer Deluxe program then please first visit the following website in order to learn how to do so:         More information about the Chessviewer Deluxe program and its creator Nikolai Pilafov, can be gained by going to Nikolai's website at: and to this website: Thank you to Nikolai for creating your wonderful program so that I and others can share our love of chess with the World!

Source of images:Negi:
 and Hou Yifan:     

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.