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By Fahim Mohammad

ISBN-10: 1848318286

ISBN-13: 9781848318281

Compelled to escape his local Bangladesh, 8 year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrived in Paris along with his father. Refused asylum, as unlawful immigrants they spiralled downwards into homelessness and desperation. by means of a stroke of success, Fahim was once brought to at least one of France's best chess coaches, Xavier Parmentier, who tutored him and gave him a feeling of objective, his struggles at the chessboard mirroring either his victories and his crushing defeats in his conflict for a traditional existence. emerging via neighborhood and nationwide tournaments to be topped France's Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012, Fahim turned a countrywide sensation. In 2013 he went directly to win the area Under-13 scholar Championship. advised during the transparent eyes of a kid, Fahim's story isn't just a relocating account of the bleak realities that underlie a supposedly worrying society, but in addition a heartwarming testimony to a father's decision, the kindness of strangers, and one small boy's brave will to be successful.

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The classical continuation 4 ... d4! 'l4Vxg2! 'lWhS+ g6 7. ~f7+! 'i£te2 . Latvian Counter-Gambit However, opinions still differ on this adventurous line and Black can still use it in practical games. S. ~d1-hS+ g7-g6 6. lLleSxg6 h7xg6! t. ~ White should be able to maintain some advantage here by either taking on h8 or g6. Nonetheless, the introduction of { .. dS!? brought about a brief period of popularity for the Latvian CounterGambit. Today it is almost never played at a serious level, except by correspondence players, who in general like long forced lines of play.

1 [9 ... ~~7! g6 OO) ,10 ... d6 (10 ... tiJf6!? ; Grosar-Barle. Geneva . g e6!? 'iYd3! f4 (11 ... tiJf6?! (I2 ... ~g4?! 'iYd3!? tiJd2~) 13 ... d6? tgS! g a3 d6, . cxd4 ~d6? ct:lc3; 13 ... 'tlVb4!? ttJa3 0-0 . Vd3 dS! exdS Evans Gambit . xdS! ttJc31 b d4 [14 .. ttJdS! 'ifeS! ( lS ... 'iYxdl 16Jlfxdl±; IS ... l1xc7! hl!? cxb6 17 . ttJd5! tWxa1 0-0 [J 6... b6! eS (lSJXbl-+) IS ... eS ~cS 1SJtc1+- [L:. tc4 1-0 Chigorin,Mikhail Lasker,Emanuel ,. ~d5 Kasparov,Garry Anand, Viswanathan . cxdS , cxd6 -- .

LDd4xc6 Another move that has been completely reassessed: the old line of thinking was that after 5. 'iVdS-f6! threatening mate on f2, Black had a good game. Then the move 6. 1td1-d2 was discovered. Ugly, as it blocks the bishop's view from cI, but quite effective. 6. d7xc6 7. lDb1-c3 Scotch Game There is a lot of play for both sides : Black has easy development, but the doubled pawn on the c-file will give White a favourable endgame. This is a recurrent theme in open games. Practice seems to slightly favour White.

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