Key moments of Helen-Jax game – commented by AI (Google Gemini)

[FEN “r1bqkb1r/pppp1ppp/2n2n2/1N2d4/3P4/B2P1B2/P3PP1P/RNBQK2R w KQkq – 0 20”] While Black’s gambit offered dynamic chances, it also meant their king remained undeveloped. In this crucial position, White could have pushed for further positional advantage with 20. Nd3, maintaining pressure on the center and Black’s kingside. However, 20. Kf1 allowed Black to consolidate and activate their pieces with…Read more

Why chess blogging?

Started chess blogging two decades ago. Am still blogging. Iniitial reason was have a chess scrapbook. It was just newspaper cuttings from newspapers like Utusan Malaysia, The Star, News Straits Times and Malay Mail. Every scrap of chess news from the newspapers were cut and pasted into that book. The chess blogs simply became extension…Read more

Penang Open 2023 – going into Round 5

A sole leader emerges after 4 rounds in 17-year-old Indonesian Aditya Bagus.He is certainly no stranger to Penang having been here since 2015. Here are some of his picture that year, sharing the podium for winning a junior prize when he was 9 years old. From the 5th round pairing above, Aditya will meet the…Read more

Penang Open 2023: After 2 rounds

After defeating 15-year-old CM Benjamin Leong in less than 20 minutes in his Round 2 match, top seed GM Priasmoro Novendra easily maintained a perfect 2 points. Priasmoro will play veteran IM Angelo Young in Round 3 tomorrow morning. On board 2, the second seed, GM Ziaur Rahman, will meet up with the promising young…Read more