EVERYTHING IS FAIR IN LOVE, WAR AND CHESS!!
20 YEARS YOUNG WITH 60 YEARS EXP- MR.MADHUKAR APTE
Pic Credit :- Mayur Wadile/Chessvicky.
We have discussed allot about tiny tots, young blood and other chess lovers in the previous contents. But the real strategy happens when some interesting topic comes in front of our eyes. So here is another amazing and glorious personality who has entered in the world of chess with his fabulous variation and strategy and the way he presents himself.
This man has proved that there is no age limit no matter which field it maybe, if you have keen and deep interest and the urge to pursue and conquer the thing then no one can stop you from becoming the master in that field.
MR.MADHUKAR BALKRUSHNA AAPTE an 80 YEAR OLD personality has proved that there is definitely no boundary in starting or learning any new thing. This man is very active and performs very fantastically and plays with full confidence and energy as if he is less than 80! WINNING REQUIRES CONFIDENCE they say. WELL SAID!
After his retirement he used to read books and other things in his spare time. But it didn’t full-filled the satisfaction his mind demanded. He then decided to spend his spare time by learning and playing chess which increased his unconditional love for chess.
He is playing chess from last 5 years but plays like as if he is playing for more than 5. He became such a huge fan of chess that he started coaching his wife and inspired her to learn and play chess which is very mesmerizing thing.
He started playing chess and assumed that as if he is only 50 and as we know that observing anything is the best teacher to learn from proved out to be right, he learned chess mostly by observing other players.
He received his first prize from the SENIOR CITIZEN SEVABHAAVI MANDAL in which he got very famous book named “THE ROAD TO CHESS MASTERY” which proved out to be a lifetime achievement and boon for him. That book became a role model for him and a tremendously huge inspiration which increased his knowledge as well as interest in the field of chess.
He is traveller hunk. This old but still young energetic spirit is fond of travelling and has almost done 40 trips in his life. He was servant in BEST for about 22 years and now is retired and enjoys his life in the region of chess.
His vision for chess became broader when he attended the simultaneous camp by PRAVIN THIPSAY SIR at Dadar. He cherished his pleasant memory of this event.
He played a tournament in Mumbai where in the 1st five matches he didn’t have any points. Many people suggested him that it is not his cup of tea so he should quit, but it didn’t affected him for an inch he boosted his confidence and played more actively in the next 5 matches and no wonder he got all the 5 points and made everyone worth wondering. WHERE THEIR IS A WILL THEIR IS ABSOULETLY A WAY! And no one can stop you if you have a strong will.
The last game which he played was very tough. He lost his queen and had a very less chance to win. He kept thinking about the moves for about an hour or more and surprisingly he won the game that too without the queen!!
He got his guidance from MR.BHALCHANDRA CHANDARKAR. Hats off to this personality for teaching him with lots of patience.
One of his life scenes reminds me of the movie MUNNA BHAI M.B.B.S! He wasn’t much conscious about his health and got detected by diabetes as he was very much fond of eating sweets. He got his diabetes level till 350kcal and dr. And everyone said it is highly impossible for him to get this rate of sugar down. So his one of the close friend played a strategy and kept the chess board in front of him, he saw that and eventually started playing it and with no regrets he got his diabetes level down between 105/130 kcal which was apparently a big miracle for everyone. So as in the movie the queen was conquered by that old spirit this guy protected his kingdom and won the game.
CHESS IS LIFE! HENCE PROVED!
The Chairman and founder of Asia’s First chess Webportal CHESSVICKY.COM MR.VINAYAK JAGANNATH WADILE interviewed him:-
1) So Mr. Old but young man I must say, so you have just stepped into the chess region, so for how many years are you going to play? Or you are going to quit?
Ans- quit! No! When it comes to chess quitting is not an option and I’M going to play as long as m alive!
STRATEGY WITHOUT TACTICS IS THE SLOWEST ROUTE TO VICTORY.
TACTICS WITHOUT STRATEGY IS THE NOISE BEFORE DEFEAT.
What a spirit! We wish him nothing but luck and may his grace keep going and his interest keep on increasing for chess! You are the best of the best sir!