Just few days before the tournament started. While Emerson was walking into his class with a heavy bag and sad face,two classmates were talking to themselves.
Classmate 1(Joe):- What!Mad is participating in evernue tournament!?
Classmate 2(Sohil):- Do you think mad will even win one round. Hahahaha...After seeing his grades can’t you tell How dumb he is... laughing loudly
While Emerson was going towards his bench. Joe said
Joe :- Maaaaad is this true.Is this your name in the pairing list for the biggest event.Can you get the trophy for us with a subtle sarcastic tone
Mad(Emerson):-Gulps and bits his lip in anger.
Classmate 2:- Do you think he will even win the first round it's with Cris Carter... Youngest kid to participate,but a really tough opponent.He exclaimed
A.k.a Prodigy kid Cris...
Drop of blood falls on ground from emerson.
And Scene change to emerson walking into stadium to play the tournament.
“Wow! The Stadium is completely full and weirdly there are petals of roses on the ground. is it opening ceremony tradition? The pathway is full of roses and rose petals.... These petals of roses are way to much for the opening ceremony I guess,I don’t know I woke up late and already 15 matches are done. And mine is last. Thank god. But its so grand. I’m getting chills through my spine. To play in front of these many people. And the players place is like a boxing ring with top class chess board and there is only 1 match going on at on time unlike other chess tournaments. So 1,00,000 people watching me live with that online watching is also there.”
Chad(chakri): “BURGERS!! CHIPSSS!! POP-CORN!! SOFTY!! Everything for 60 RUPEES ONLY”
Spectator 1: Hey kid i will take 2 will you give it for 100 rupees
Chad: No sir! It’s 120 for 2
Spectator 1:- it’s sad...anyways today is worth spending money after all.It was a worth even till now
Commentator 1 (NM boss) :- So…… Are You guys ready.He screamed. For the most awaiting match of the day after 1st match ,Match no.16. WE WELCOME OUR FIRST PLAYER OF THE MATCH TO STAGE!!! Our player is Cris Carter also popularly known as THE PRODIGY KID!! I can see fan club’s for our contestant with orange wigs.At a tender age of 12 You have achieved so much, a official fide rating of 2002 and about those wigs is a mockery towards the opponent he defeated last year in the same place...will we see that happen in today’s match?What will you say Mr.ghoss.
Ghoss:- Don’t worry boss...On the other hand we have A NEW ENTRY WHO IS PLAYING FOR THE FIRST TIME...I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIS CHESS SKILLS BUT HE PASSED THE PARTICIPATION TEST WHICH 500 PEOPLE WROTE AND ONLY 32 GO IN SO DONT UNDERESTIMATE HIM... Opponent for The Prodigy kid is EMERSON HALIDAN
Voices from audience came with a very surprising tone.
“ What is this!?
Mad HOW THE HELL DID HE PASS THE TEST!??
AFTER SEEING HIS RESULTS.
DOES HE EVEN KNOW HOW A KNIGHT MOVES!?
BOOOOOOOO....RIGGED SELECTION SYSTEM. Audience booed him .Just Get the hell out of here!!
Mad: I’m all ready at a disadvantage.But its fine I will try my best.But I don’t think so…
The arbiter calls both the players on the stage for toss
Arbiter: Welcome to the match Mr.Cris and Mr.Emerson. The rules are simple. Just as regular chess and time limit is 45 minutes each with no increment of time in case of draw you will play another game even if you draw in that game you will go to Armageddon...And the toss rules are just like other tournaments. I will keep a white Pawn and a black pawn in my hand .Someone choose one hand and the colour you get you take.
Emerson moves his hand forward and touches the arbiters left hand.*touch*
Arbiter: Congratulations! Emerson you won the white pieces and cris has the black pieces .The match starts in 5 mins so kindly take your sit.
Both the players walk towards the chess board
Emerson: Alas! I got white i think i should play for a win...I can’t play for a draw and lose the next match...I got my chance
Cris: hmm.let’s see...How i can play
Emerson: Im already shaking ,i can't take this pressure.no one is supporting me...i can't lift my head to see them.Its really tough for to even walk.
A guy sledding from the audience
“Mad! At least try to waste time. Thats the only way I can finish my dinner”
Emerson:- i can’t....i can’t...play...I’m just a los’’.
Chad running from the audience with burgers and juices tied to his neck
Chad:- HEYYY…(waving his hand)..Mad...All the BEST!
Emerson:- Hey! What are you doing here!!!Come here
Chad:- I’m selling these...we don’t have classes right ,so I’m making a business...
Emerson:- oh, then give me one milkshake after the match…here’s your money.Let me pay you before hand.
Chad:- Play well ! I want to brag about you with my friends
Emerson:- Sure!! I will try my....No.no..no IM WINNING
Chad:- Bye a customer is waiting.
Chad runs towards the back seat.
That feels better...im going to win this!
Emerson and cris gently keep their suits on chair and they sir in there places.A red chair for the 2 players with a chess board between them,a think soundproof squared room like setup to avoid audience disturbance.
Commentator (boss) : And the match has Started.Its gonna be a fun ending for this match
Ghoss: Yes! Boss your right. And for the non-chess fans I’m going to explain,how the game is going on.
Boss: Soo ghoss here the game starts! ITS A KING’S PAWN OPENING. E4 played by Emerson ,With this the moves guessing game also starts for the Audience. People here can scan this QR code and guess the games moves and win Exciting cash prizes!
Ghoss: That’s right boss and i would really like to take home few prizes..
Ghoss: Boss criss copies Emerson with e5 it’s a pretty normal game till now and what do you think Emerson will do now... He has many options but he chose to take his knight out!!! Things are getting interesting we will see what Cris wants to continue this game forward
Boss: Nf3 by Emerson
Emerson: i can't hear there voices but the glass is shaking with there cheers for Cris- the prodigy kid...And why is the pen so heavy..i can't even lift it write the move.But it’s a sound proof glass right.But I can hear them souting.I think 1,00,000 people aren’t a joke.
Cris plays a move
EMERSON:-WHAT!!! It's that what you want to do Cris.. That's unusual
BOSS:-WHAT ARE WE SEEING ON THE BOARD!!! THAT MOVE WASN’T PLAYED IN AGES...Now in this COMPUTER ERA ....Cris plays Pawn to D6...
Ghoss:- With this Cris wants to tell....
Emerson:-…… tell he want to draw.
i need to attack...that’s my only way with this move
emerson plays a move ..after seeing emerson’s move..
Cris:-Huh... Doesn’t scare me...old man
Boss:- Emerson replies with D4 is attacking the pawn on e5 off cris But it’s not something fansy....
Far away from the tournament in a big hotel , A Mafia group of 10members with very clean Black suits ,shoes and black hats.Watching the match in a dark room with beer ,chicken and naked women around.With a butler stand at the door
Hey butler.How’s the betting going on.Take me from the top it’s been a year and i forgot
Butler (standing near the door):- Sir The first 15 Matches went as we predicted and we are now in a profit of 20crs.
Mafia group member: Take me from the top i can’t get you. Screamed with his drunk face.
Butler:-There are 3 groups including ours
•THE UNDERGROUND MAFIA
• THE RICH OLD MANS
Butler:-A week ago the biggest auction for betting has happened. its a auction on whom we can bet,we have 11 players in our team and The Gangster’s Got 11 players in there teams and the The Old man’s got 10 players...Our boys player well with our 15 Matches done we have 8 players left..the queen’s has 3 and the rich old man’s has 4 left... And this will also be ours as there is no match for the Prodigy kid ,We are so lucky we got the prodigy kid and The undefea......
The Leader of the mafia group gets up and points his gun on butlers head
MAFIA LEADER:- DON’T TAKE HIS NAME OUT!! IM BETTING ON HIM ONLY FOR MONEY!!! The leader .Screamed at the butler.
Butler:- Currently the Prodigy kid is playing this new comer Emerson Halidiya..He is in The Rich old man’s team...we don’t have any chess records on him but his class grades seem really less so this game can also be our.
Mafia leader takes his gun down
Mafia Leader :- This betting should be hidden..we can’t let the cops know..It’s not like the official betting on the final day...
a sweat drop from butler's chin falls on the ground. Scene changing to a blood drop from emerson's left hand.Back at the tournament.
Ghoss:- DON’T TELL ME EMERSON Going to SACRIFICE...WHAT IS HE THINKING THAT STRANGE SMILE ON HIS FACE...HE IS ALREADY 15MINS BEHIND CRIS...The time is 15:33 to 33:24
Boss:- Yes!! After D4 couple of moves happened...Let’s take from the top E4 -e5, nf3-d6,d4-bg4 pinning the Queen of white so Emerson plays d takes e5 and Cris thinks for a bit and takes knight on f3 with bishop on G4.Queen takes f3, D takes e5 then Emerson threatens mate in one with bishop C4..Cris Very calmly plays knight to f6...This new kid Emerson is not that bad NOW THIS KID FINDS THE BEST MOVE QUEEN TO B3 attacking weak f7 pawn and b7 pawn,black plays queen e7 protecting f7 pawn.Emerson who is in attacking in position now calmly plays Knight to c3.Very important move.Cris plays C6 to protect the pawn on b7..Emerson now plays bishop to G5 which pins the black knight to the Queen...AT THIS POINT CRISS PLAYS B5 ATTACKING THE BISHOP...AT THIS POINT WE STOPPED IN THIS GAME...
GHOSS:- BOSS THAT WAS NICE SUMMARY OF THE GAME...but for the non- chess fans I’m going to explain it pretty easily...in the points system matter
A pawn :- 1 point
A knight :- 3 points
A bishop:- 3points
Queen :-9 points
King :- infinity
And the total board has 39 points -39 points
So both the sides have lost one one pawn so they are at 38-38 points now...
At this level even a pawn’s difference matters alot
Boss :- Look! He screamed! HE DID IT....EMERSON SACRIFICED A KNIGHT FOR A 2 PAWN
KNIGHT TAKES B5
GHOSS:- THIS MIGHT BE THE SMARTEST MOVE OR THE DUMBEST MOVE ON THE EARTH!!!! Don’t lose one chance you got to prove yourself mad(in mind)
Emerson:- Shit!!! My hand is bleeding again...the bandage is all red...This big wound is all because of that day..i have no time for this i need to play my game
Cris:- Is that so...
Boss:- Pawn takes knight... bishop takes pawn check
Ghoss:- Now the scores are 35 points to 36 points cris is a point ahead of mad.
Boss:- cris instantly plays Knight to bd7... that's the level of chess we are playing... He is simply a pawn up...
Ghoss:-what's is this mad...you lost your chance or what’s on your mind(inside ghoss’s mind) THATS PRETTY GOOD MOVE BY CRIS..
BOSS:- EMERSON LONG CASTLES (O-O-O) and criss plays rook to d8...now what is he gonna do...Why is Emerson smiling like a mentally disabled kid
Ghoss:- What!? Why are you smiling ( in mind)
Audience:- No wonder he got that name mad
What’s wrong with him!?
GHOSS:- WHAT!!!!! WHAT HE SACRIFICED ANOTHER ROOK FOR A KNIGHT!! ITS CONFIRMED EMERSON PLAYED ROOK TO D7!!!
THAT MAKES 30P to 33P...What’s is he going to do now ?what's his plan?(In mind)
To be continued...