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Bologan’s Caro-Kann

352 pp publication date June 15

Play the Semi-Tarrasch

224 pp

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TWIC 1228 Grunfeld Defence

Adly-El Gindy

g3 Solid line 5.Qa4

ch-Africa 2018 rd7

After 32.Kg2(Diagram)

White came up with a new way of  developing his knights Nc3-Nge2 instead of the more conventional Nc3-Nf3

Grunfeld players have nothing to fear as White middlegame advantage had nothing to do with the novel knight development

White had a massive advantage for most of the game but what do you recommend for Black here?

After 32.Kg2

TWIC 1228 Philidor Defence

The Philidor Defence

Black has a solid and interesting position after the main line 4.Nf3 and must be willing to accept a quick queen trade after 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8 Kxd8 which is not to everyone’s taste.

After 3..e5

Let us see a recent example of the endgame.

Vera Siguenas-Almeida Quintana

Philidor Endgame 6.Bg5 Be6

53rd Capablanca Mem Open rd6

The Philidor Endgame arises after a quick queen trade and Black loses castling rights after 5..Kxd8(Diagram)

After 5..Kxd8

After 83.Rb4(Diagram)

Black is active but is down a pawn. White has two connected queenside passers in this sharp position. Maybe the self-propelled b,c pawns will do fine without their king.

What do you recommend for Black?

After 83.Rxb4

TWIC 1228 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available.

Sevian-Prohaszka

Berlin Defence Endgame

St Louis Summer A rd1

After 26..Bf8(Diagram)

The opening has gone badly for Black as White has more of everything and the bishop is really not a factor

It is time to seal the deal.

What do you recommend for White now?

After 26..Bf8

 

Art Pub May 2018

U2200  Final Ranking after 6 Rounds

Medvedyk Volodymyr clear first

I drew my last game to finish with a modest 4/6

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 9 Medvedyk Volodymyr UKR 2110 6,0 23,0 23,00 21,0 6 6 4,04 1,96 40 78,4
2 4 Juhasz Mark HUN 2139 5,0 23,0 19,00 18,0 6 5 4,22 0,78 20 15,6
3 6 Forgacs Attila HUN 2124 5,0 22,0 16,00 18,0 6 5 4,44 0,56 20 11,2
4 1 Kassay Krisztian HUN 2162 4,5 25,0 18,25 17,5 6 4,5 4,18 0,32 20 6,4
5 10 Pogany Zsombor HUN 2070 4,5 24,0 15,75 18,5 6 4,5 3,71 0,79 40 31,6
6 34 Deli Kristof HUN 1777 4,5 18,5 12,50 15,5 6 4,5 1,92 2,58 20 51,6
7 13 Mirza Solyom HUN 2038 4,5 18,5 12,50 15,0 6 4,5 4,03 0,47 20 9,4
8 2 Piroska Istvan HUN 2159 4,0 24,0 14,25 16,0 6 4 4,69 -0,69 20 -13,8
9 11 CM Pasti Aron HUN 2064 4,0 22,5 14,25 15,5 6 4 4,00 0,00 40 0,0
10 21 Tran David HUN 1892 4,0 21,5 12,50 15,0 6 4 2,72 1,28 40 51,2
11 5 Kakuk Sandor HUN 2129 4,0 21,5 12,00 17,0 6 4 4,21 -0,21 20 -4,2
12 7 Kovacs Istvan HUN 2121 4,0 20,5 12,50 16,5 6 4 4,08 -0,08 20 -1,6
13 8 Vargyas Zoltan HUN 2112 4,0 20,5 12,50 12,0 6 4 5,41 -1,41 20 -28,2
14 16 Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 1963 4,0 17,0 11,00 12,5 6 4 4,95 -0,95 20 -19,0
15 31 Baski Barnabas HUN 1805 4,0 17,0 10,50 13,0 5 3 2,97 0,03 40 1,2
16 18 Yip Michael CAN 1937 4,0 16,5 9,00 15,0 6 4 4,04 -0,04 20 -0,8
17 30 Bartuszek Andras HUN 1806 4,0 13,5 9,00 10,0 6 4 4,48 -0,48 20 -9,6
18 44 Fulop Peter Benjamin HUN 1730 3,5 22,0 10,75 11,5 6 3,5 1,95 1,55 40 62,0
19 15 Diller Denis HUN 2008 3,5 21,5 11,25 15,0 6 3,5 3,57 -0,07 40 -2,8
20 17 Lehocz Jozsef HUN 1950 3,5 21,0 10,00 14,5 6 3,5 3,55 -0,05 20 -1,0
21 33 Neszmenyi Zoltan HUN 1781 3,5 21,0 9,75 12,5 6 3,5 2,95 0,55 20 11,0
22 39 Sulyok Eszter HUN 1759 3,5 20,5 9,75 12,0 6 3,5 2,42 1,08 40 43,2
23 3 Kovacs Marton HUN 2144 3,5 20,0 11,00 14,0 6 3,5 4,72 -1,22 20 -24,4
24 23 AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 1876 3,5 19,0 8,75 12,5 6 3,5 3,32 0,18 40 7,2
25 12 Leuba Jean-Charles FRA 2040 3,5 18,5 10,25 11,5 6 3,5 5,05 -1,55 20 -31,0
26 19 Forgacs Attila Jr. HUN 1936 3,5 18,5 8,25 14,5 6 3,5 3,93 -0,43 40 -17,2
27 20 Frank Jozsef HUN 1925 3,5 17,0 7,25 12,0 5 3,5 3,35 0,15 20 3,0
28 28 Purak Zoltan HUN 1822 3,5 16,5 9,50 10,5 6 3,5 4,13 -0,63 20 -12,6
29 46 Dal Bianco Nicola ITA 1718 3,5 16,0 7,50 8,5 6 3,5 1,95 1,55 20 31,0
30 63 Buri Kata HUN 1490 3,5 14,5 7,25 8,5 6 3,5 1,14 2,36 40 94,4
31 14 Biro Zsolt HUN 2030 3,0 20,5 9,75 11,5 5 3 4,17 -1,17 20 -23,4
32 47 Saar Patrik HUN 1689 3,0 20,5 8,00 11,0 6 3 1,87 1,13 40 45,2
33 52 Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1629 3,0 19,0 8,00 8,0 6 3 1,71 1,29 20 25,8
34 50 Chowaniec Artur POL 1639 3,0 19,0 6,50 12,0 6 3 1,02 1,98 20 39,6
35 36 Tolnai Jozsef HUN 1770 3,0 18,5 6,50 11,0 6 3 3,17 -0,17 20 -3,4
36 49 AFM Sukhorukov Mykola FID 1640 3,0 18,0 7,50 10,0 6 3 1,74 1,26 40 50,4
37 48 Szurkos Andras HUN 1672 3,0 17,5 7,75 9,5 6 3 2,04 0,96 20 19,2
38 32 Gal Janos HUN 1804 3,0 17,0 6,50 10,5 6 3 3,95 -0,95 20 -19,0
39 42 Salamon Endre HUN 1742 3,0 17,0 5,50 9,0 5 2 2,07 -0,07 20 -1,4
40 45 Solti Gergely HUN 1724 3,0 17,0 4,50 9,0 6 3 2,91 0,09 20 1,8
41 70 Deak Zsombor HUN 1346 3,0 15,0 6,00 6,0 6 3 0,99 2,01 40 80,4
42 35 Kun Balint HUN 1771 3,0 14,5 4,50 11,0 4 3 2,43 0,57 40 22,8
43 22 Pasti Anna HUN 1886 2,5 23,0 7,25 12,5 6 2,5 3,38 -0,88 40 -35,2
44 26 Virganc Roland HUN 1850 2,5 22,0 8,00 11,5 6 2,5 3,07 -0,57 20 -11,4
45 55 Kolimar Kristof Pal HUN 1568 2,5 19,0 6,25 8,5 5 2,5 0,99 1,51 40 60,4
46 38 Csajbok Levente Tamas HUN 1763 2,5 18,5 6,00 10,0 5 1,5 1,89 -0,39 40 -15,6
47 40 Szendeff Miklos HUN 1756 2,5 17,0 4,25 7,5 6 2,5 3,67 -1,17 20 -23,4
48 25 Lakatos Tamas HUN 1858 2,5 16,5 5,25 9,0 6 2,5 4,21 -1,71 40 -68,4
49 37 Barsi Botond HUN 1765 2,5 16,5 4,25 8,5 6 2,5 3,59 -1,09 40 -43,6
50 41 Dan Daniel HUN 1746 2,5 15,0 3,25 8,0 6 2,5 3,74 -1,24 20 -24,8
51 56 Buri Petra HUN 1529 2,5 13,0 4,25 5,5 6 2,5 1,81 0,69 40 27,6
52 51 Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1635 2,0 19,0 6,50 9,0 6 2 1,36 0,64 40 25,6
53 58 Sziraki Zoltan HUN 1518 2,0 18,0 3,50 6,0 6 2 2,11 -0,11 20 -2,2
54 43 Lakat Gyula HUN 1733 2,0 17,5 3,50 8,0 4 2 2,01 -0,01 20 -0,2
55 72 Szalay Istvan HUN 0 2,0 16,5 5,00 7,0 6 2
56 27 Monduk Ferenc HUN 1833 2,0 16,0 5,25 6,5 6 2 4,64 -2,64 40 -105,6
57 53 Pinter Tamas HUN 1605 2,0 16,0 3,00 5,0 4 2 2,24 -0,24 20 -4,8
58 64 Repiczki Tamas HUN 1485 2,0 15,5 2,50 7,0 6 2 1,60 0,40 40 16,0
59 24 Illes Attila HUN 1874 2,0 15,0 3,00 8,0 6 2 4,50 -2,50 20 -50,0
60 59 Szabo Marton Nandor HUN 1514 2,0 14,5 2,50 7,0 6 2 1,62 0,38 40 15,2
61 61 Moricz Karmen HUN 1497 2,0 13,0 2,50 5,0 5 1 1,29 -0,29 40 -11,6
62 67 Schlenk Kristof HUN 1427 1,5 18,0 5,25 8,0 6 1,5 0,92 0,58 40 23,2
63 68 Moricz Nadja HUN 1414 1,5 17,5 4,75 7,0 6 1,5 0,56 0,94 40 37,6
64 29 CM Giang Tran Nam HUN 1808 1,5 16,5 3,25 5,5 5 1,5 4,20 -2,70 40 -108,0
65 62 Simon Milan Gabor HUN 1494 1,5 16,0 1,75 5,0 6 1,5 1,22 0,28 40 11,2
66 54 Fabian Laszlo GER 1580 1,5 14,5 1,50 2,0 5 0,5 2,09 -1,59 20 -31,8
67 66 Piskoti Laszlo HUN 1460 1,0 18,5 3,50 6,0 6 1 0,86 0,14 20 2,8
68 65 Kardos Levente HUN 1461 1,0 15,0 1,00 4,0 4 1 1,12 -0,12 40 -4,8
69 60 Videki Imre HUN 1501 1,0 14,5 0,75 1,5 6 1 2,00 -1,00 20 -20,0
70 71 Czipp Janos HUN 1312 1,0 14,5 0,50 3,0 5 0 0,91 -0,91 20 -18,2
71 69 Rigo Jozsef HUN 1354 1,0 14,0 0,50 4,0 4 1 0,61 0,39 20 7,8
72 57 Popovics Agnes HUN 1524 0,5 14,0 0,50 0,5 6 0,5 2,60 -2,10 20 -42,0

U1600 Final Ranking after 6 Rounds

Onodi Tamas was clear first with 5,5/6

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 2 Onodi Tamas HUN 1453 5,5 21,5 19,25 18,0 5 4,5 3,53 0,97 40 38,8
2 6 Deak-Sala Emilia HUN 1387 5,0 23,0 19,25 18,5 6 5 3,78 1,22 40 48,8
3 8 Broderick Tamas HUN 1344 4,5 20,5 14,50 16,5 6 4,5 4,55 -0,05 40 -2,0
4 21 Kossela Peter HUN 1216 4,5 20,0 12,75 15,5 4 2,5 1,50 1,00 40 40,0
5 28 Csaki Akos HUN 1161 4,5 18,5 12,25 13,0 5 3,5 1,71 1,79 40 71,6
6 35 Kobol Kitti HUN 1117 4,5 18,0 12,75 13,5 5 3,5 1,06 2,44 40 97,6
7 12 Rado David HUN 1314 4,5 17,5 12,00 14,0 5 3,5 3,15 0,35 40 14,0
8 3 Topercer Marton HUN 1445 4,0 25,0 15,25 16,0 6 4 4,26 -0,26 40 -10,4
9 26 Gergely Andras HUN 1176 4,0 22,0 13,75 15,5 6 4 2,26 1,74 40 69,6
10 51 Toth Kincso HUN 0 4,0 22,0 12,75 15,0 6 4
11 1 Sulyok Istvan HUN 1456 4,0 20,5 11,50 14,0 6 4 4,83 -0,83 20 -16,6
12 17 Harkai Szabolcs HUN 1232 4,0 20,0 11,50 14,5 4 2,5 2,30 0,20 40 8,0
13 14 Korbacska Daniel HUN 1260 4,0 14,5 9,00 12,0 5 3 3,53 -0,53 40 -21,2
14 4 Kozma Jeno HUN 1418 3,5 24,0 12,75 15,0 6 3,5 4,42 -0,92 40 -36,8
15 23 Gergely Daniel HUN 1186 3,5 21,0 10,75 13,5 5 2,5 1,79 0,71 40 28,4
16 22 Biro Daniel HUN 1195 3,5 20,5 10,25 14,0 5 2,5 1,81 0,69 40 27,6
17 9 Pasti Zsombor HUN 1338 3,5 20,0 12,00 11,5 5 3 3,77 -0,77 40 -30,8
18 29 Kemeny Benjamin HUN 1160 3,5 19,0 10,00 10,5 6 3,5 2,06 1,44 40 57,6
19 13 Vancsisin Mark HUN 1279 3,5 18,0 8,75 14,0 5 3,5 3,03 0,47 40 18,8
20 18 Kovacs Reka HUN 1231 3,5 18,0 7,00 16,5 4 1,5 1,47 0,03 40 1,2
21 7 Pogany Dorka HUN 1358 3,5 14,5 7,25 10,0 5 2,5 3,86 -1,36 40 -54,4
22 41 Onodi Miklos HUN 1051 3,0 21,0 8,50 13,0 6 3 1,48 1,52 40 60,8
23 38 Pakozdi Artur Ferenc HUN 1086 3,0 20,5 8,75 10,5 6 3 1,88 1,12 40 44,8
24 31 Nagy Bella Blanka HUN 1134 3,0 20,0 8,25 11,0 5 2 1,23 0,77 40 30,8
25 10 Csernyik Mark HUN 1336 3,0 19,0 6,50 12,0 5 2 3,71 -1,71 40 -68,4
26 16 Szuhorukov Viktor HUN 1244 3,0 18,0 5,50 13,5 4 1 2,11 -1,11 40 -44,4
27 32 Rado Peter HUN 1132 3,0 17,0 4,50 10,0 4 1 1,05 -0,05 40 -2,0
28 25 Lehocz Jozsef Jr. HUN 1178 3,0 16,5 6,50 8,0 2 1 1,01 -0,01 40 -0,4
29 27 Eros Vivien HUN 1175 3,0 16,0 5,00 9,0 3 1 1,06 -0,06 40 -2,4
30 48 Kiss Inez HUN 0 3,0 15,5 5,50 7,0 4 1
31 5 Nagy Daniel HUN 1402 2,5 21,5 8,50 11,0 4 2,5 3,30 -0,80 40 -32,0
32 33 Apjok Balazs HUN 1129 2,5 20,5 8,25 11,0 6 2,5 1,65 0,85 40 34,0
33 30 Szuhorukov Marcell HUN 1157 2,5 20,0 5,75 8,0 4 0,5 1,08 -0,58 40 -23,2
34 19 Bottyan Zsofia HUN 1223 2,5 17,0 5,25 10,0 4 1,5 2,65 -1,15 40 -46,0
35 34 Deak-Sala Daniel HUN 1119 2,5 16,0 3,00 6,5 3 0 1,21 -1,21 40 -48,4
36 24 Berla Zoltan Mate HUN 1184 2,5 14,5 5,25 8,5 5 2 2,83 -0,83 40 -33,2
37 20 Balazs Sztella Anna HUN 1216 2,5 13,5 4,00 10,0 3 1 1,60 -0,60 40 -24,0
38 15 Barany Mate HUN 1257 2,0 17,0 4,00 8,0 3 0 2,12 -2,12 40 -84,8
39 36 Racz Bendeguz Mate HUN 1096 2,0 16,5 3,75 6,0 4 0,5 1,27 -0,77 40 -30,8
40 45 Dan Abraham HUN 0 2,0 16,0 4,00 7,0 5 1
41 47 Horvath Greta HUN 0 2,0 16,0 3,50 5,0 5 1
42 11 Monduk Laszlo HUN 1324 2,0 15,5 3,00 7,0 2 1 1,49 -0,49 40 -19,6
43 37 Suli Henrietta HUN 1089 2,0 15,5 2,00 6,0 4 0 0,88 -0,88 40 -35,2
44 43 Balazs Szabina HUN 0 2,0 15,0 3,50 5,0 5 1
45 39 Nagy Levente HUN 1072 2,0 12,5 1,50 5,0 3 0 0,69 -0,69 40 -27,6
46 49 Nagy Botond HUN 0 2,0 12,0 2,75 5,0 4 1
47 52 Veres-Pataky Marton HUN 0 1,5 19,0 2,25 8,0 5 0,5
48 40 Nagy Jacint HUN 1061 1,5 17,5 5,25 8,0 4 1,5 1,03 0,47 20 9,4
49 46 Dan Manuel HUN 0 1,0 16,5 2,50 6,0 6 1
50 42 Arvai Tamas HUN 0 1,0 15,0 2,00 3,0 4 0
51 50 Nemeth Balint Levente HUN 0 1,0 15,0 1,50 3,5 4 0,5
52 44 Bottyan Marcell HUN 0 0,5 14,0 0,50 0,5 3 0

Games later. Now i need a rest

TWIC 1227 Selected Games

TWIC 1227 is now available

Here is a nice endgame

Moussard-Pavlidis

King’s Indian Defence

ch-FRA Rapid 2018 rd8

The position after 19..Bf5(Diagram)

Suggest a plan for White.

After 19..Bf5

After 23..f5(Diagram)

White is up a pawn already but Black can harass the queenside pawns with ..Bb1 ideas and has just made a bid for some activity in the centre.

What do you recommend for White?

After 23..f5

Here is a creative game

Skatchkov-Matlakov

Bogo-Catalan 5..Be7

TCh-RUS Premier 2018 rd7

After 25.Rc5(Diagram)

The Nd6 is not inferior to the passive Bg2

Suggest a plan for Black

After 25.Rc5

The Grunfeld Defence

Schreiner-Kozul

48th Bosna Open 2018 rd5

The g3 Grunfeld is a solid line for Black. Avrukh now is recommending 5.Qa4 in GM2A. Kozul played

8..Qb6(Diagram)

which is not considered by Avrukh

After 8..Qb6

The queen endgame was of interest:

After 39.Kh2(Diagram)

Black managed to make something out of pretty well nothing from this queen ending position.

After 39.Kh2

After many little adventures, the following position was reached.

After 84.Qb3+(Diagram)

How should Black get out of check?

After 83.Qb3+

Persistence and Making Something From Nothing

Faizrakhmanov-Lysyj

QGA

TCh-RUS Premier 2018 rd7

After 22.h3(Diagram)

Black got a solid position and White made luft with his last move and the struggle continued. One might ask what Black has accomplished so far.

The knight has made a small incursion and is making good use of the b4 outpost, but it is hard to imagine how Black can win from here.

And yet he did.

By trying and trying.

After 22.h3

After 40.Ne2(Diagram)

The game had been equal for a long time but now pawns have made contact. The pawn structure is symmetrical there does not seem to be much happening in the position.

What do you suggest for Black?

After 40.Ne2

Art Pub Cup Fide 2018 május 18-20

More chess coming soon!

U2200 Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Markos Adam 752991 HUN 2188
2 Dibusz Ferenc 722430 HUN 2177
3 Piroska Istvan 702773 HUN 2159
4 Kakuk Sandor 705446 HUN 2129
5 Forgacs Attila 715387 HUN 2124
6 Kovacs Istvan 701890 HUN 2121
7 Csordas David 752380 HUN 2085
8 Pogany Zsombor 785369 HUN 2070
9 CM Pasti Aron 785857 HUN 2064
10 Leuba Jean-Charles 668427 FRA 2040
11 Dibusz Domonkos 771031 HUN 2033
12 Biro Zsolt 725404 HUN 2030
13 Diller Denis 767409 HUN 2008
14 WCM Szucs Edina 763985 HUN 2007
15 Molnar Laszlo 707473 HUN 2006
16 Bodrogi Mihaly 707040 HUN 1963
17 Lehocz Jozsef 4648013 HUN 1950
18 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1937
19 Forgacs Attila Jr. 773654 HUN 1936
20 Tran David 790630 HUN 1892
21 Pasti Anna 790834 HUN 1886
22 AIM Daroczi Donat 788376 HUN 1876
23 Illes Attila 761559 HUN 1874
24 Lakatos Tamas 766437 HUN 1858
25 Virganc Roland 733024 HUN 1850
26 Monduk Ferenc 761338 HUN 1833
27 Mihaly Imre 793930 HUN 1824
28 Purak Zoltan 793493 HUN 1822
29 CM Giang Tran Nam 791903 HUN 1808
30 Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1806
31 Baski Barnabas 787060 HUN 1805
32 Neszmenyi Zoltan 744239 HUN 1781
33 Kun Balint 781746 HUN 1771
34 Tolnai Jozsef 792233 HUN 1770
35 Barsi Botond 775304 HUN 1765
36 Csajbok Levente Tamas 773980 HUN 1763
37 Bernath Bence 781789 HUN 1758
38 Szendeff Miklos 753068 HUN 1756
39 Dan Daniel 767247 HUN 1746
40 Lakat Gyula 705918 HUN 1733
41 Solti Gergely 741370 HUN 1724
42 Dal Bianco Nicola 848921 ITA 1718
43 Olah Laszlo Istvan 752266 HUN 1690
44 Saar Patrik 793892 HUN 1689
45 Szurkos Andras 769185 HUN 1672
46 Chowaniec Artur 1190091 POL 1639
47 Szalay-Ocsak Bank 784923 HUN 1635
48 Kellner Nikolaus 1642065 AUT 1629
49 Fabian Laszlo 4689003 GER 1580
50 Kolimar Kristof Pal 798410 HUN 1568
51 Szabo Marton Nandor 795178 HUN 1514
52 Videki Imre 775100 HUN 1501
53 Moricz Karmen 787507 HUN 1497
54 Repiczki Tamas 760064 HUN 1485
55 Magyar Erik Ferenc 790192 HUN 1483
56 Onodi Tamas 784915 HUN 1453
57 Farkas Imre 799181 HUN 1443
58 Schlenk Kristof 785814 HUN 1427
59 Moricz Nadja 784060 HUN 1414
60 Nagy Daniel 784974 HUN 1402
61 Szalay Istvan 17002885 HUN 0

U1600 Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Bolyki Istvan 777692 HUN 1593
2 Topercer Marton 782998 HUN 1445
3 Kozma Jeno 17004128 HUN 1418
4 Pogany Dorka 791580 HUN 1358
5 Balint Peter 1660713 AUT 1357
6 Broderick Tamas 793418 HUN 1344
7 Pasti Zsombor 799173 HUN 1338
8 Csernyik Mark 797030 HUN 1336
9 Rado David 787043 HUN 1314
10 Vancsisin Mark 793949 HUN 1279
11 Korbacska Daniel 778753 HUN 1260
12 Barany Mate 783650 HUN 1257
13 Szuhorukov Viktor 66400023 HUN 1244
14 Harkai Szabolcs 792438 HUN 1232
15 Kovacs Reka 790702 HUN 1231
16 Majorits Gyula 794872 HUN 1220
17 Majorits Jazmin 796107 HUN 1220
18 Balazs Sztella Anna 799645 HUN 1216
19 Kossela Peter 797707 HUN 1216
20 Biro Daniel 795968 HUN 1195
21 Gergely Daniel 17002281 HUN 1186
22 Berla Zoltan Mate 17003318 HUN 1184
23 Lehocz Jozsef Jr. 799270 HUN 1178
24 Gergely Andras 17002605 HUN 1176
25 Kemeny Benjamin 789593 HUN 1160
26 Szuhorukov Marcell 66400031 HUN 1157
27 Rado Peter 797782 HUN 1132
28 Apjok Balazs 799904 HUN 1129
29 Kobol Kitti 797936 HUN 1117
30 Suli Henrietta 796530 HUN 1089
31 Pakozdi Artur Ferenc 790222 HUN 1086
32 Nagy Jacint 793531 HUN 1061
33 Onodi Miklos 795739 HUN 1051
34 Balazs Szabina 17003490 HUN 0
35 Dan Abraham 17002850 HUN 0
36 Dan Manuel 17003830 HUN 0
37 Horvath Greta 17001170 HUN 0
38 Toth Kincso 17003857 HUN 0
39 Veres-Pataky Marton 17003849 HUN 0

TWIC 1226 (More)Hungarians in Action

Here are a couple of nice endgames

Berkes-Mihok

King’s Indian Classical 9.Bg5

TCh-HUN 2017-18 rd9

After 66..Kg7(Diagram)

The King’s Indian bishop is not passive but is really not doing so much without a target. The Nh2 is no star either, looking a bit boxed in on h2. f3 is secure so Black is not going to make progress on the f-file and is rather reduced to waiting play

Black has no attackable weakness with g6 and c7 adequately protected.

What do you recommend for White?

After 66..Kg7

Papp,G-Sipos

Petroff 5.Nc3

TCh-HUN 2017-18 rd9

After 26..Rxd5(Diagram)

White is up a clear pawn but Black has some compensation from the bishop pair.

The task is now to convert the P+

What do you recommend for White? (It is more to do with the pace of play and what exchanges to make)

After 26..Rxd5

 

TWIC 1226 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

Volokitin-Kallai

Sicilian Kan

TCh-HUN 2017-18 rd9

After 17..Nc8(Diagram)

White has more space from a bind structure and controls the queenside dark squares

What do you recommend for White?

After 17..Nc8

Balog,I-Ivanisevic

English Opening

TCh-HUN 2017-18 rd8

After 41.Kh2(Diagram)

Black has a nice buildup on the kingside

Evaluate 41..Nxg3 with the idea 42.Kxg3 h5 crashing through

So should Black go ahead with or find another move?

After 41.Kh2

TWIC 1125 Hungarians in Action

The lastest issue of TWIC is now available

Gonda-Papp,G

Reti Opening

Budapest Spring Open 2018 rd8

After 21..Nd5(Diagram)

White has broken queenside pawns but the Bd6 is deep in enemy territory on a firm outpost

The Nd5 is also solid in the centre

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Nd5

Banusz-Abdumalik

Grunfeld Defence 4.e3

Budapest Spring Open 2018 rd7

After 23..Kg7(Diagram)

The d-pawn is securely blockaded and the position is equal

White did not find a good plan in the game.

Can you do better?

After 23..Kg7

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Scandinavian 3..Qd6

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After 28.Bg3(Diagram)

Black perhaps wants to push the d-pawn but White has just setup an xray on Qc7

What do you recommend for Black?

After 28.Bg3