Saturday, October 31, 2009

Youngest FIDE Master in the world !

FIDE Master (FM) is a title awarded by the world chess governing body, Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE). Introduced in 1978, FM ranks below the titles of International Master and International Grandmaster, but ahead of Candidate Master. The most usual way for a player to qualify for the FIDE Master title is by achieving a FIDE Rating of 2300 or more. The title is open to both men and women who play in international chess competitions. Wikipedia Link.

I checked the Fide site and there is no other younger Fide Master.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FM Tanuj Vasudeva now

I just received word from Mr Brown at USCF that FIDE (World Chess Federation) has awarded me the coveted FIDE Master title based on my win at Pan-American Youth, Mar Del Plata.

Check out my FIDE profile page:

It might be a record at 8 years 2 month and 3 days.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I am on the cover of Chess Life 4 Kids as Mr. Perfect!!

It was amazing to see myself on the cover of the magazine. Thanks to Chess Life 4 Kids Editor, Glenn for the new moniker. I like the sound of "Mr. Perfect", I hope I can continue to build on my success at Pan-am.

To see the full magazine please go to (membership required). Members get a magazine by mail too.

The article also has my favorite game that I played long time ago in Sept'07. It is a very simple game which follows the rules I learned from Mr. Shorman. After the opening every move is based on some kind of attack or to bring a new piece into attack.

I have played a few tournaments after my return from Argentina. At labor day, I lost couple of games from winning positions. After that I played at Santa Rosa, which was okay but I played either very strong or very weak players.

I have started preparing again however it is not at the same level as Pan-Am. Now that school has started I get less time for chess. On my way back from school I run at a park near our home. Then I eat and do my home work. After that I study chess for about 1-1.5 hours every day. Then I play with my sister Tashi before dinner and going to bed.

Less than 5 weeks to go for WYCC 2009, Antalya, Turkey:)