Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hetul Shah vs Nurlan Ibrayev Video - 9 Year Old Beats Chess Grandmaster and Makes History

Hetul Shah made chess history on January 11th, 2009 at the 7th Parsvnath International Open chess tournament in round one. At only 9 years old, Hetul Shah has entered the chess history books by being the youngest Indian chess player to defeat a chess grandmaster.

While the grandmaster made a mistake in the game, Hetul Shah showed an an amazing ability to capitalize on that mistake, and maintain and build a winning position right up until the Grandmaster resigned. When one factors in his age, it's definitely an extraordinary accomplishment!

Congratulations to Hetul Shah for his historic chess win!

Game PGN
[Event "7th Parsvnath International Open Chess "]
[Site "Modern School, Barakhamba Roa"]
[Date "2009.01.11"]
[Round "1.36"]
[White "Ibrayev, Nurlan"]
[Black "Hetul, Shah"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2407"]
[BlackElo "1817"]
[PlyCount "88"]
[EventDate "2009.01.11"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Bd7 14. Nf1 Rfc8 15.
Ne3 Nc6 16. a3 Bf8 17. b3 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Qc3 19. Ne2 Qxa1 20. Qd2 d5 21. b4 d4
22. Nd1 Rxc2 23. Qxc2 Rc8 24. Qd2 Nxe4 25. Qd3 Nd6 26. Bb2 Qa2 27. f4 Qc4 28.
Qb1 d3 29. Ne3 Qe4 30. Nc3 Qxf4 31. Ncd5 Qg3 32. Nf1 Qg6 33. Bxe5 Nc4 34. Nf4
Qb6+ 35. Kh1 Nxe5 36. Rxe5 Bd6 37. Re4 Bc6 38. Qc1 Qb7 39. Re1 Bxg2+ 40. Nxg2
Rxc1 41. Rxc1 Bf4 42. Rc3 d2 43. Rd3 h6 44. Kg1 Qb6+ 0-1


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Hetul Shah in his victory over GM Nurlan Ibrayev!! Unfortunately the claim that, “9 Tear Old Beats Chess Grandmaster and Makes History”, is incorrect.
In Washington, DC, the year 1994, at the US Chess Center, John Mehler (at 8 months of age) and Sarah Mehler (at two years of age) “defeated” GM Vladimir Epishin. As you can see below the tournament was rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).
Event Summary
Event: SARAH’S TRIANGLE (199412266300)
Location: WASHINGTON, DC 20005 USA
Event Date(s): 1994-12-01 thru 1994-12-26
Sponsoring Affiliate: METRO CHESS (A6008645)
Chief TD: SAM BISBEY (12470534)
Processed: Received: 1995-01-03 Entered: 1995-01-12 Rated: 1995-01-18
Stats: 1 Section(s), 3 Players
Section 1 - (unnamed)
Section Date(s) 1994-12-01 thru 1994-12-26
Processed Received: 1995-01-03 Entered: 1995-01-12 Rated: 1995-01-18
Stats 6 Rounds, 3 Players; K Factor: F Rating Sys: R Tnmt Type: S
Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|
Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | R1 | R2 | R3 | R4 | R5 | R6 |
1 | SARAH G MEHLER |3.0 |W 3|U 0|D 2|W 3|U 0|D 2|
MD | 12575482 / R: Unrated->2538P4 | | | | | |
2 | JOHN A MEHLER |3.0 |U 0|W 3|D 1|U 0|W 3|D 1|
MD | 12638759 / R: Unrated->2538P4 | | | | | |
3 | VLADIMIR EPISHIN |0.0 |L 1|L 2|U 0|L 1|L 2|U 0|
| 12528452 / R: 2650 ->2608 | | | | | |
Of course this was an impossible feat, but there was, (as you can see above), an official tournament report signed and submitted to the USCF; and the USCF processed it. However, the USCF did not process the official, signed tournament report without question.
On December 22, 2004, while under oath in deposition, David Mehler, (father of Sarah and John), said that after the report was submitted, he received a call from the USCF questioning the results. Mehler said that in the telephone conversation he asked the USCF, “Was the report submitted?” He (Mehler) said that the USCF answered yes. Mehler said he then asked, “Was the report signed?” He (Mehler) said the USCF answered yes. Mehler said he then told them that they had to process the report, and they did.
Thus according to the USCF’s current records, Sarah and John Mehler are the youngest to ever “defeat” a GM.
Mehler also admitted, while under oath in deposition that he had “arranged” for GM Epishin to lose to his children in the tournament.
One would think that it was a very, very bad joke but this was nothing but fraud when you consider that the Chief TD who signed the reports is an accountant who works at the US Department of Justice. The fraud is even more outstanding when you consider that just one year prior to “Sarah’s Triangle”, Mehler had “arranged” to have current GM Alex Sherzer lose to his daughter Sarah who was one year old at the time. Sarah ended up with the highest provisional rating in chess history with a USCF rating of 3019.
(You can confirm the tournaments and ratings via the USCF website.)
I wonder if the fact that Mehler gave the USCF nine years rent free, tax free space to house the US Chess Hall of Fame had anything to do with it?
Mehler, (while under oath in the same deposition), was asked by Attorney Donald Temple, “Do you know of any black children who are good chess players in DC?” Mehler said, “No. There were no good chess players in DC.” Now what does that mean for the 12,000“especially inner city children” that Mehler claims to have taught in his 13,000 feet of rent free space since 1992? (Mehler has a twenty year rent free lease at 1501 ‘M’ Street NW; two blocks from the Whitehouse. Mehler has also made over four million dollars claiming to teach inner city children chess.)

Anonymous said...

The game made history in India so there's nothing wrong with the title. Also says as much in the video. Good info on the other young people though.