TWIC 1372 Hungarians in Action

selected games

Juhasz,A had a good tournament

Mendonca-Juhasz,A

Queen’s Gambit Declined

FS IM Feb 2021

 

Juhasz beat GM Mendonca

After 62.Rh7(Diagram)

White a dominating endgame with a protected passer, active pieces and Black is stuck with broken pawns and a passive bishop 

What do you recommend for Black

After 62.Rh7

TWIC 1363 Hungarians in Action

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Broly,M-Gara,A

EUR Online Women CC GpC Rd6

After 22..Qe7(Diagram)

White has more central influence while Black has the bishops

What do you suggest for White?

After 22Qe7

TWIC 1361 Caro-Kann

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Van Foreest-Anton Guijarro

Caro-Kann Advance 4.h4 h5 5.Bd3

FEDA Int Scheveningen

After 24.h5(Diagram)

White has aggressive intentions and has just made a counterthreat to the Qg6

What do you recommend for Black?

After 24.h5

After 55.Rf2(Diagram)

The two knights should be more than a match for the rook

What do you recommend for Black?

After 55.Rf2

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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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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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