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fm avari viraf
Member since Sep-19-06 · Last seen Jul-25-21
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. I was also felicitated with the most prestigious "Dronacharya Award 2018" 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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   fm avari viraf has kibitzed 1197 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-19-21 D Wagner vs G M Todorovic, 2019 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: If Black grabs the Queen then 24.Rxh7# If Black plays 23...gxf6 then 24.Rxh7+ Kxh7 25.Qh5+ Kg7 26.Qh6#
 
   May-15-21 Matthew Sadler
 
fm avari viraf: The sweet memories of sharing 1st Runner-up Prize with GM Mathew Saddler & my Russian friend Alekzandre Volkzin in the International Chess Tournament at Hastings, England still linger in my mind! After winning the most coveted World Ama. Chess Championship Title & a Gold ...
 
   Mar-22-21 Pelletier vs Matamoros Franco, 2012 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: The position of having four Queens reminds me of my final game against the English player Stewart in the World Amateur Chess Championship in 1998 which I won along with the most coveted World Chess Title & a glittering Gold Medal for my country India at Hastings, England.
 
   Feb-12-21 N Ioseliani vs Vasanti Unni, 1980
 
fm avari viraf: Black's 21...Qe6 turns out to be a blunder as White will win a piece with 22.d5 if Black plays 22...Qxd5 then 23.Nf6+ wins. The sweet memories of playing Vasanti & her husband Unni in many National Chess Tournaments still linger in my mind!
 
   Dec-01-20 D Komarov vs A Pelayo, 1993
 
fm avari viraf: Black's last move 11...h6 turns out to be a blunder as White can trap the Black Queen with 12.c5! hence resigns.
 
   Sep-08-20 Uhlmann vs Bronstein, 1966 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: The sweet memories with my friend GM Bronstein still linger in my mind as we both shared some happy moments during our International Chess Tournaments at Hastings, England-U.K.
 
   Aug-26-20 D Anton Guijarro vs M L Acosta, 2013 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: < Englishman > Good analysis!
 
   Jul-24-20 NN vs D Freeman, 2018 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: I miss my dear friend Daniel who invited me on this lovely chessgames site. May God Bless His Soul Peace in Heaven, Eternally!
 
   Jun-06-20 N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2013 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: It was sheer Pyrotechnics from both the sides. But it's aptly said so that one who laughs last laughs the best!
 
   Mar-23-20 Vasiukov vs Bronstein, 1961 (replies)
 
fm avari viraf: The sweet memories of playing with GM Vasiukov & GM Bronstein still linger in my mind. Both are just wonderful human beings.
 
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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
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  wordfunph: <fm avari> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <fm avari> Happy Christmas!
Dec-14-17
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  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
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Merry Christmas Viraf Avari

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

Dec-17-17
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  Richard Taylor: <jessicafischerqueen> thank you!

Merry Xmas to you Jessica, you are a good sort. Things are good here in 'lil 'ol Noo Zeelan' or Aotearoa.

(Aotearoa= Cloud-light-long or land of the long white cloud although it was never a name named by Maori (they named themselves by tribes etc)...the closest were 1 Te Ika te Maui (the North Island or 'the Fish of Maui which as it happens is a book by a (very enlightened) 19th Century Anglican Missionary who studied the indigenous people and learned the language and 2 Te Wai Pounamu which means = the greenstone waters (wai = water) that is The South Island where greenstone or Jade was found.

Some trivia for Xmas! Thanks for the mention of the CM. I actually got somewhere! Although I think the beauty of chess is more important than winning as such....

But thanks again, Richard.

Dec-17-17
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  Richard Taylor: While I'm reminded Merry Xmas to all on here including Viraf Avari.
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