Wednesday, May 11, 2011


To all my Chess friends!

In the unknown town of Sicily,
Quite unknown to the whole of italy,
Had risen from the ashes,
the victor of many a deadly clashes,
People shuddered as his powers grew,
One by one he downed every don that sicily ever knew!
There was simply no one who could stand up to the don, let alone fight,
But then came a man skinny & weak who said,"freedom is my birth right!"
Without an army he struck many a blows to the don,
The don simply couldnt comprehend where had all his power gone!
He called his army the next day
I want you all back by the night,
and that man should be here in front of my sight!
True enough the army kept their word,
Finally the don saw the person about whom he had only heard!
Said the don, you are brave and shrewd but death shall come none the less,
But it shall be different and hence i invite you to a game of chess!
The final rule of the game,the don stated,
It will not be the king on the board, but the loser of the game who shall be checkmated!!
The don's right hand had been given his job right at the start,
He had to shoot the loser right in the heart!
The army of the don gathered around the board,
As the pressure in the room began to soar!

The don started with the move which was "best by test",
The man meekly moved his 'c' pawn ahead of the rest!

The don impressed his authority as he expanded all over the board,
the man was afraid of the coming winter as his resources he began to hoard!
He sent the king to the short side,
The don dispatched his musketeers to take off blacks pride!
Soon the white troops marshalled towards the black king,
As the white pawns moved closer the death song they began to sing!
The winter was soon going to begin and blacks hopes seemed to be damp,
But he kept optimizing his position within his camp!
The blacks king fortress had been breached,
one of the white pawns on the 7th rank had reached!

It was one of the most merciless attacks one had ever seen,
the pawn on h7 was just one square away from becoming a queen,
More and more white's men reached the black's kingside,
But they just couldnt land the final blow, no matter how hard they tried!
Finally the sun went away and rampant became winter's forces,
White who had forgotten to hoard began to run out of resources!
The black pieces like death began slowing creeping towards the don,
The white king shuddered as far away all his defenders had gone!
All of black pieces, white would slay,
But what could they do when one of their own men blocked the way!

Unarmed and fragile the white king submitted to fate,
After a brutal attack the man finally announced check mate!

The don had been defeated, now what do i say,
But wait my dear folks, he had one last card to play!
With a smile on his face he said," i shall still wear the crown,
My dear right hand shoot this man down!"
As the don heard the sound of the bullet his smile disappeared,
The bullet hit him in the head just as he had feared!
As he lay motionless on the ground, it dawned on him then,
The right hand on whom he had trusted the most was the pawn on h7!!

When the news of don's death reached outside,the city roared,
The skinny little man had defeated the don on and off the board!
The city was stunned when they realised he was the cause,
They all asked him with curiousity who he was!
Said the man with pride," I am no God nor am i Magician,
I am the saviour of Sicily and hence i am the SICILIAN!!"
                                                        -Sagar Shah
                                                (dedicated to the great sicilian defense
                                                without which chess wouldnt be what it is!!)  


  1. Bestesttttttttt .... Fattey ! Zabardast............!!! Superb !!Kya likha hai ekdum Masha Allaha !!!

    Swayams Mishra awesome bro..The Rope! was really touching

    Aditya Gandhi awesum stuff.......loved it....n ur blog is amazing mate.....really interestin!!!!

    Swapnil Dhopade AMAZING Sagar bhai.... :) Send it yo chessbase man... let the whole chess world read it... :)

    Rakesh Kulkarni Its tooooo goood!!
    i agree with Swapnil Dhopade !! please, Pleae Send it to Chessbase!!

    Ashwin Jayaram dude.. hats off.. :)and yeah. def send it to chessbase

    Viviktesh P.Agwan Khatarnak !

    Shreyans Shah Awesome yarr...what a creativity... hats off...As suggested by our champions please send it to chessbase..let world will get the chance take off their hats to this creativity of the century..!!!

    Hardik Mehta Good work yar tu kya kya karta he Chess player,Writer,CA hats off ..

    Shubham Kumthekar Gr8 creation....a tru delight....gud wrk Sagar....!!!

    Mandar Sane Good Creativity...

    Prathamesh Mokal Wow! Thats too good.

    Dharmen Shah as a novice in chess, i too found it unbeatable. its your passion that shows, send it to Vishwanath Anand.

    Srinath Narayanan Tusi awesome ho man!

    Amruta Mokal whoaaa..another masterpiece!!! " I am no God nor am i Magician,
    I am the saviour of chess poetry and hence i am SAGAR!!"

    Pratik Shenvi mast hai re site

    Sejal Sirsikar awesome yaar...hats off to u...ultimate 1...

    Nikhil Joshi I am late reader, but never mind.Everyone appreciated above, one point left. U know how to make advertise of ur own stuff, what a way to redirect users to ur blogspot webpage. Marketting is another area open for u (after chess!)..

    Abhijeet Gupta badya ekdum,i shd probably play it more often now :)

    Nikhil Joshi Imagination @ work!!

    Anirudh Unni hats off 2 u dude!!! simply awesum :)

    Magesh Panchanathan Very nice!

    Phadke Sohan Ravindra are yaar...khuupach chan...cant find a word to gud and original it is..:)long live....sagyyya..:)

    Jesse Kraai best by test!

    Rupesh Bhogal tussi gr8 ho yaar.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Swapnil Kothari One hell of a poem - a perfect ode to the "Sicilian" - in fact, you might want to send it to the attention of Jan Timman, Editor - New in Chess - getting it published there would be something of an achievement!!

    Nikhil Joshi Today I read the full poem, its astonishing. A man and a don. What an imagination. Truly inspiring. Ho sake to French defense pe bhi ek likh dena!

    Amit Sukhpal nice one....really liked it...:)

    Vishvesh Kochrekar amazing work man...after reading ur poem i developed great respect towards d french defence...n i m lookin forward to play french now onwards....anyway jokes apart ur poem on sicilian defence was amazing...the concept itself was unique and mindblowin...we can expect more of ur poems on other openings too..

    Kashmira Vyavaharkar Brilliant !! :)

    Soumya Swaminathan wot can i say..its unbelievable. mind is blown! u shud send it to a chess site. FOR SURE.

    Nikhil Joshi French plz!

    Soumya Swaminathan
    My friend Sagar Shah 's unbelievably awesome poem about the SICILIAN. Mind is blown. Hats off to u sagar.I am so inspired. I want to prepare!

    Kruttika Nadig brilliant!

    Arunkarthik Ravichandran ‎:)

    Padmini Rout nice!

    Hansal Pandya very good

    Prasanna Rao ‎Sagar Shah-Awesome :)

    Rohit Lalith Babu nice :)

    Sagar Chincholimath speechless!! i already told u wat i felt.. :)

    Nisha Mohota Sagar's amazing !! I never thought sum1 could make such a fantastic poem with chess as the subject! Hats off!!

    Soumya Swaminathan ‎Nisha Mohota hey nisha chess ko badnaam mat karo

    Prathamesh Mokal ‎Nisha Mohota Tarrasch's famous quote "Chess like love, like music has the power to make men happy"

  3. awesome yaar.............ur my most talented friend, ,i have nothing to say for what u said abt sicilian!!!!!!!!!

  4. There are certain times in life when u think that a human mind cannot think of this. the eg of this i had till today was inception. But now its your masterpeice The Sicillian. Great work Buddy.