Young prodigy IM Nihal Sarin played the Northern Lights Open between 10th November to 15 November 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland is a special place for Nihal, because he gets to relive the moments of Bobby Fischer vs. Spassky Matches, World Chess Championship 1972. Right from the early years of
This evening Nihal was paired against Armenian Grandmaster Gabriel Sargissian, in the last and final round of Isle of Man. Nihal gave his all in the game, however, his opponent's experience triumphed over the unseasoned 13-year-old's moves. Consequently, losing this game came with a cost of missing his second
After a loss to Adhiban yesterday, Nihal was paired against Konstantin Kavutskiy of U.S.A in the fifth round of Isle of Man, Douglas. [caption id="attachment_750" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Kostya at the 2016 Autumn Invitational U.S.A, Photo by Aman Hambleton[/caption] According to his bio, IM Kostya Kavutskiy is a professional chess player, author,
Photos by Maria Emelianova Nihal faced GM Adhiban Baskaran in the fourth round. Both were reasonably well placed in the tournament with 2.0/4 and Adhiban was determined to propel himself in the standings. Nihal chose English symmetrical opening against his Indian counterpart.  After 7. e4,  Adhiban maneuvered his f6 Knight to
Photo and Video by Maria Emelianova Nihal went into round three with a respectable 1.5/2 and was up against the legendary Israeli Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky. Emil is one of the most creative chess players alive and is also the President of the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP). He is also