TWIC 1360 Hungarians in Action

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Terbe,J-Bulmaga

Queens’s Indian g3(E17)

FEDA Int WGM 2020 Rd1

Black is well centralized must do something about the attacked Re5

What do you recommend?

After 28.f3

TWIC 1357 London System

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selected games

The London system is painfully popular nowadays. One development is the popularity of the doubled f-pawn structure. Here is a recent example

Bluebaum-Nguyen

London System

Tegernsee Masters 2020 Rd8

After 46..Re7(Diagram)

f7 is well guarded

What do you recommend for White?

After 46..Re7

TWIC 1354 Hungarians in Action

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Papp-Doncenko

Sicilian Najdorf 6.h3

CD Meyer Gedenkturnier Rd7

Position after 17..Qxa2(Diagram)

Black is dangerously behind in development

What do you suggest?

After 17..Qxa2

TWIC 1352 Hungarians in Action

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Ghimpu-Kozak

Slav

13th Arad Open 2020 Rd8

Black has the better structure and the knight is as effective as the bishop

What do you recommend for Black?


After 26.Bd4

TWIC 1351 Queen’s Indian

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Malakhov-Meshkovs

g3 Queen’s Indian 8.Bd2

TCh-SRB Premier 2020 Rd3.1

After 36..bxa5(Diagram)

Material is even and Black has firm control over e4 and his doubled a-pawns could be a problem if White is not careful

What do you recommend for White?

After 36..bxa5

TWIC 1350 Hungarians in Action

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Rapport-Koch

Bogo-Indian 4.Bd2 Qe7

ch-Schachbundesliga 2020 Rd6

Rapport had an original interpretation of the opening coming up an a quick h3,g4 with the clear plan of 0-0-0 and a kingside pawn storm.

 

After 29..Nb4(Diagram)

White is pressing on the kingside but the Nb4 has been offered as a sacrifice to open lines for a counterattack

What do you recommend for White?

 

After 29..Nb4

TWIC 1350 Grunfeld

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selected games

 

Here is an interesting ending from the topical Exchange Be3 variation

 

Fressinet-Mamedyarov

Grunfeld Exchange Be3-12.Bxd2 queenless game

ch-Schachbundesliga 2020 Rd4

After 38..Bc2(Diagram)

Black intends simply ..Be4 winning the d-pawn or entering a winning pawn ending after trading bishops

What do you recommend for White?

After 38.Bc2

TWIC 1349 Canadians in Action

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selected games features GM Preotu

 

Ter Sahakyan-Preotu

Grunfeld 7.Be3

PNWCC Master Artist Point Rd5

White is slightly ahead in development and is looking to attack but his king remains in the centre

Black has a couple of queenside pieces out of play and the Qa5 is rather cut off from the kingside. For now the Bg4 stops kingside pawn storm ideas

What do you recommend for White?

After 15..h5

TWIC 1349 Hungarians in Action

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Berkes,F-Erdos,V

Queen’s Gambit Declined Exchange Variation

TCh-HUN 2019-20 Rd8.1

 

After 16..Nf8(Diagram)

Both sides have yet to complete their development and the Nd1 is looking quite passive

White do you recommend for White?

After 16..Nf8

Paul Benko Memorial International Chess Festival 2020 Open Rd9

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

GM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian took clear first with 8.5/9

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1 GM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2616 8,5 48,5 41,0 2569
2 4 Pribelszky Bence HUN 2212 7,0 52,5 38,5 2373
3 2 Haszon David HUN 2296 6,5 52,0 32,5 2274
4 11 WFM Nilssen Ellen Fredericia DEN 2102 6,5 51,5 33,0 2314
5 7 Bernath Bence HUN 2132 5,5 47,5 30,0 2120
6 9 FM Horvath Gabor HUN 2117 5,5 47,5 28,0 2131
7 3 Udvardi Zalan HUN 2222 5,5 46,0 27,5 2084
8 15 Konyves Almos HUN 2023 5,5 44,0 27,5 2052
9 6 Kardoeus David GER 2197 5,5 42,5 26,0 2019
10 5 FM Gorcsi Gabor HUN 2206 5,0 49,0 31,5 2109
11 14 Forgacs Attila Jr. HUN 2037 5,0 43,5 23,5 1984
12 26 Haszon Abel HUN 1851 5,0 42,5 24,0 1945
13 18 Lengyel Laszlo HUN 2007 5,0 40,0 25,5 1865
14 31 Balint Bence Daniel HUN 1783 5,0 39,5 22,5 2010
15 27 Pasti Anna HUN 1821 5,0 35,0 20,5 1830
16 13 Drill Frank GER 2057 4,5 46,5 26,5 2085
17 17 CM Carroll Peter IRL 2009 4,5 46,0 26,0 2044
18 29 Ilijic Mihajilo AUT 1810 4,5 42,0 22,0 1959
19 20 Ambru Dan-Calin ROU 1985 4,5 41,5 24,0 1856
20 21 Demjen Mark HUN 1974 4,5 41,0 27,0 1973
21 19 Wiewesiek Timo GER 1993 4,5 40,0 24,5 1878
22 24 Demjen Attila HUN 1862 4,5 39,5 21,5 1874
23 8 IM Szalanczi Emil HUN 2120 4,0 45,0 28,5 2157
24 12 FM Frink Ferenc HUN 2079 4,0 43,5 26,5 2064
25 10 FM Kincs Imre HUN 2113 4,0 41,5 25,5 1918
26 22 Zelena Tamas HUN 1889 4,0 41,0 24,5 1912
27 25 Radics Laszlo Dr. HUN 1857 4,0 41,0 19,0 1868
28 33 Palczert Miklos HUN 1755 4,0 39,0 20,0 1799
29 28 Zoltan Andras HUN 1819 4,0 36,0 19,0 1711
30 38 Vegh Benedek HUN 1611 4,0 33,5 14,0 1642
31 32 Nagy Lajos HUN 1767 4,0 32,0 17,0 1658
32 37 Pasti Zsombor HUN 1655 3,5 37,5 18,5 1769
33 30 Juhasz Nagy Sandor HUN 1785 3,5 36,0 15,0 1574
34 41 Guba Viktor AUT 1401 3,5 35,5 16,0 1673
35 35 Lazsadi Kerka Lilla HUN 1706 3,5 35,0 15,0 1605
36 39 Khademvamoshir Davoud IRI 1565 3,0 38,0 17,0 1755
37 40 Toth Lili HUN 1522 3,0 36,0 15,0 1607
38 34 Hajdu Zoltan HUN 1718 3,0 32,5 15,0 1467
39 36 Szamoskozi Peter HUN 1687 3,0 32,0 15,0 1604
40 42 Van Heuveln Henk NED 1324 3,0 28,0 8,0 1396
41 23 Moran Darragh IRL 1873 2,5 43,0 16,5 1882
42 44 Toth Fanni HUN 1122 2,0 29,5 7,0 856
43 16 Nemeth Zalan IRL 2017 1,0 34,0 9,0 0
44 43 Kramer Derk NED 1131 1,0 32,0 7,0 886

 

GM Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

IM Holm Kristian Stuvik won with 6.5/9

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1   TB2
1 IM Holm Kristian Stuvik 2451 NOR * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6,5 28,50 4
2 Grigorian Spartak 2405 GER 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6,0 21,75 4
3 GM Kantor Gergely 2530 HUN ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ + 5,5 22,25 2
4 GM Kovacevic Blazimir 2405 CRO ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 1 1 1 5,5 21,00 4
5 GM Berczes David 2441 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 5,5 20,50 3
6 FM Borhy Marcell 2358 HUN ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5,0 20,25 2
7 IM Krstulovic Alex 2338 HUN 0 0 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 4,0 13,25 3
8 IM Torma Robert 2435 HUN ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 3,5 12,50 1
9 IM Galyas Miklos 2476 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 3,0 10,25 1
10 IM Polajzer Danilo 2220 SLO ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0,5 3,25 0

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IM Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

FM Vanczak Tamas won with 6.5/9

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1   TB2 
1 FM Vanczak Tamas 2339 HUN * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 6,5 24,00 5
2 IM Issa Rafat 2363 JOR ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6,0 24,75 3
3 Suta Andraz 2197 SLO 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6,0 24,25 4
4 FM Peczely Sebastian Zsombor 2272 HUN ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 5,5 23,00 3
5 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2372 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5,5 22,25 2
6 FM O`donnell Conor 2304 IRL 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 1 1 1 4,5 15,75 4
7 Fule Simon 2279 HUN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 0 1 3,5 13,75 2
8 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. 2179 HUN 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 3,5 13,00 1
9 FM Mouhamad Joachim 2272 FRA 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * 0 2,5 10,75 1
10 Palczert Matyas 2264 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1,5 5,50 1