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fm avari viraf
Member since Sep-19-06 · Last seen Dec-13-17
I won the World Amateur Chess Championship Title & a Gold Medal for my country India at Hastings, England,in 1998. I won the Gujarat State Chess Championship Title five consecutive times without losing a single game. A State Record. I won the All India Open Chess Championship Title winning all the games through, which is an unsurpassable National Record. I was also First = in the ALL INDIA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP without losing a single game! I represented the Gujarat State Chess Team in the National Chess Championship for more than a decade & got the most coveted National 'A' Grade. I participated in almost all the major Chess Tournaments in India & abroad & emerged as the Prize Winner. For nine consecutive years, I participated in the Chess Congress Tournaments at Hastings, England & won many Prizes. I also participated in the Commonwealth Chess Championship number of times. I also won more than three hundred "Live Chess Tournament Trophies."Apart from Chess, I was a Five Time Gujarat State Wrestling Champion, an Athlete, Weightlifter & played almost all the disciplines of Sports.During my Golden Era spanning from childhood to adulthood I won more than half a thousand Prizes in variegated disciplines of sports. A phenomenal feat by any criterion. First ever Chess player to be honoured & felicitated by the Gujarat State Government with the most prestigious " Gujarat State Eklavya Award " for being the best Sportsman of the year. I was felicitated by the Attorney General of India with the most distinquished "National Federation Excellence Award". I was also felicitated & honoured with numerous prestigious Awards such as "Gujarat Gaurav Award""World Zoroastrian Organisation Award" "All India Sports Foundation Award" "Late P.D.Chinnoy Memorial Award" "The Pride Of Gujarat State Award" to name a few. On the 56th Republic Day Of India, I was felicitated & honoured with the most prestigious "Gujarat State Award" by the Hon'ble Governor & Chief Minister of Gujarat State for my unparallel services to the society in the firmament of Chess. Recently, I was felicitated with most prestigious "Nagar Ratna Award 2015" for being the most outstanding Sports Person.For more than thirty-five years I have been rendering my services to the South Gujarat University Chess Team as a Chief Coach, Arbiter & Selector. I run my "Avari Chess Academy" in a small town of Valsad, Gujarat State, India, wherein my beloved wife Roshan & her dear sister Mrs Farida Ratansha Avari teach & promote Chess.
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   Dec-10-17 D Freeman vs Laufer, 1993 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: Congrats! May God Shower His Divine Blessings Upon You & Chessgames.com.
 
   Nov-03-17 Sergei Movsesian
 
fm avari viraf: During my frequent participation in the Hastings International Chess Congress, England, I was introduced to Movsesian by my friend Mr Stewart Reuben who was then the Organising Secretary of FIDE & then took us to a nice Restaurant for dinner. We had a smoked Duck, my ...
 
   Oct-08-17 B Grachev vs P Savosto, 2001 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: After 79...Qf1 the simplest way to win is 80.Qd2 & mates in 2
 
   Sep-12-17 A Riazantsev vs A Volodin, 2001
 
fm avari viraf: Black's Queen is in jeopardy! Hence curtains down.
 
   Aug-10-17 V Z Tsarev vs V Borovikov, 1990
 
fm avari viraf: Myopia!
 
   Feb-18-17 Konstantinopolsky vs Byvshev, 1952 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: Black's both the Bishops are in jeopardy & being hapless against the threat of 21.Qc3 resigns.
 
   Feb-12-17 Izaak Grynfeld
 
fm avari viraf: Happy Birthday my Grandpa!
 
   Jan-17-17 M Mrva vs J Dudas, 2001 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: Rarely one sees both the Bishops juxtaposed in their coffins!
 
   Dec-08-16 I Schneider vs O Lucas, 2008
 
fm avari viraf: Help Mate!
 
   Nov-20-16 Kharlov vs E Khlian, 1992
 
fm avari viraf: After 19...Nxh7 it's mate in two. 20.Qf7+ Kh8 21.Ng6#
 
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all is a riddle...
and the key to a riddle...
is another riddle...

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it is everything to someone...
and nothing to everyone else...

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someone?...
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but no...
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i cheated...
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Apr-22-10
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  Domdaniel: <Avari Viraf> Greetings: I'm afraid I only just noticed that your forum was open. I've liked and appreciated your kibitzes and game comments for some time now.

I see, too, that you've had some feedback on the appropriate age for learning chess, and the possibility of improvement. If I was younger, I'd be heartened by your experience and comments. But I'm almost 52: at that age any increase in experience or positional understanding seems to be offset by a tendency to blunder, weaker powers of calculation, etc. Still, though, I think what you've said is important. Age helps, but is by no means the only factor.

At an absurdly young age, still in my 20s, I thought I was 'past it'. I'd learned to play chess relatively late, at 17 or so -- and then when I began to play competitively I shot up through the ratings quite quickly. Something like 1650 - 1870 - 1980 - 2000, in my first couple of years as a rated player.

This was in Ireland, which had no GMs or IMs at the time, in the 1970s & 80s. There was a small group of players (B.Kernan, the Delaney brothers, Philip Short, Paul Wallace) who would have reached at least IM strength in countries with a larger population or stronger chess tradition.

All had been playing for longer than I had, at least since their early teens. I had occasional wins against them, but most of the time they were able to beat me.

At the same time, my rating stopped climbing. The growth spurt hit a plateau at around 2000. I maintained this level for most of the 1980s, but couldn't consistently get higher.

Foolishly, I deduced that this was a fact of life. I thought my late start meant I had no hope of keeping up with my rivals, who all reached the 2250-2450 range. Around the year 1990, I gave up chess, and didn't play competitively again until 2006.

This was silly of me. Even if ratings were the main issue (they aren't) then, with some work, I could easily have reached 2200-2300. Several of my peers, also 'late' starters, did so.

More to the point, I deprived myself of 17 years of chess. When I made my comeback four years ago, I was assigned a rating of 1900. It went up a little, then fell to an unprecedented 1700, then rose again ... and I finally understood that it didn't matter.

In some ways, I know I'm a better player than before. And worse in other ways: slower to react, tactically careless, etc. But I think I now have a more mature understanding of chess and its deepest values. It's not really about winning a few games to acquire a better rating. It's about striving to paint your own *Mona Lisa*, as Gufeld said.

Thanks for the inspiration. May your brush never waver.

Dec-25-14  wordfunph: <fm avari> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-15  wordfunph: <fm avari> Happy Christmas!
Dec-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: You should perhaps upload some of your most interesting games win lose or draw. As a member and with some successes as above it would be interesting to see some games.
Dec-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Merry Christmas Viraf Avari

Merry Christmas to you too, my dear Richard Taylor and congratulations on your Candidate Master title.

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