Sagar and Amruta in Dubai: Day 1 impressions

by Sagar Shah
11/26/2021 – The dynamic duo of Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal (pictured) have made their way to Dubai to follow closely the highly anticipated World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi. As usual, they are producing a ton of video material for their YouTube Channel. Not to be missed! | Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich

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In-depth coverage

Want to know how it feels to attend a World Championship match? Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal, the couple behind the ever-growing ChessBase India website, are working on getting the most prestigious event in the chess world closer to us aficionados. 

Browse through their YouTube channel for frequent video updates from the venue of the match. You will not be disappointed!

A mid-game update

Sagar explains, with a physical board, how game 1 is developing. He does not hesitate to show the kind of lines that chess amateurs might miss while looking at the game!

A pawn is a pawn? Or is activity more important?

Instructive analysis by Sagar, trying to make sense of the position while the action is developing. Well-known commentator Dmitry Komarov makes an appearance.

Meeting a prodigy

Can you replay the famous Opera Game by heart? A six-year-old shows Paul Morphy’s memorable victory.


Sagar is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He loves to cover chess tournaments, as that helps him understand and improve at the game he loves so much. He is the co-founder and CEO of ChessBase India, the biggest chess news portal in the country. His YouTube channel has over a million subscribers, and to date close to a billion views. ChessBase India is the sole distributor of ChessBase products in India and seven adjoining countries, where the software is available at a 60% discount. compared to International prices.


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