TWIC 1304-1305 Grunfeld

selected games

Keeping up with Delchev is quite a chore but the last couple of weeks have been quite kind to Grunfelders

 

 

Fridman-Howell

g3 Grunfeld 7.Qb3 a5

22nd European Teams Rd9

After 36.Rxa3(Diagram)

White has the outside passed a-pawn but the worse structure in terms of pawn islands while the Rf8 has yet to come into play

What do you recommend for Black?

After 36.Rxa3

TWIC 1305 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

GM Erdos is playing in a St Louis RR and is off to a quiet start

 

Naroditsky-Erdos

London System

St Louis Winter A 2019 Rd1

After 21.Rf2(Diagram)

Black is going about his business of snuffing the life out of the game and taking no risk. Black has a safe structure with a sensitive but not weak e6-pawn while White’s kingside is a bit suspicious. The Nf5 is more active than its counterpart but the issue now is can Black aim for more than just holding his ground

What do you recommend for Black(probably there is more than one good move) as there is not much happening in the position.

After 21.Rf2

 

BTCh 6-board Monday League Rd3

MTK 4-Hort 2

I contributed a win with Black on board 2 but we had to suffer with a cellphone forfeit loss on board 3.

 

Bokros-Yip

Caro-Kann 4..Nd7

Board 2

After 23.Qh3(Diagram)

Black has a clear extra centre pawn but really needs a plan

What do you recommend for Black?

After 23.Qh3

 

Getting ready

Other activities going on at the Bowling Alley

TWIC 1304 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

Bosiocic-Aczel

Queen’s Indian Defence g3

29th TCh-SLO National Rd2.4

After 18.Ne4(Diagram)

White is going for a mate with the immediate idea of planting the queen on g7

What do you recommend for Black?

After 18.Ne4

 

TWIC 1303 Nimzo-Indian

selected games feature 4.Qc2

 

Steingrimsson-Bruzon Batista

Nimzo 4.Qc2 d6

SPICE Cup Open 2019 Rd6

After 17.d5(Diagram)

White has the bishops and the g-file for potential attacking chances but his king is still in the centre

What do you recommend for Black?

After 17.d5

 

The Other Yip

Yip Becomes Youngest American Female IM Ever(full story)

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IM-elect Clarissa Yip

22nd European Team Chess Championship 2019 Rd9 Final

Women

A tie with Serbia

Bo. 15

  Serbia

Rtg 7

  Hungary

Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 WGM
Eric, Jovana
2285 GM
Hoang, Thanh Trang
2414 ½ – ½
6.2 WIM
Injac, Teodora
2257 IM
Gara, Anita
2366 ½ – ½
6.3 WIM
Velikic, Adela
2275 IM
Lazarne Vajda, Szidonia
2353 ½ – ½
6.4 WIM
Gajcin, Marina
2262 WGM
Gara, Ticia
2322 ½ – ½

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Team Team Games   +    =    –   TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1
Russia RUS 9 7 2 0 16 256,0 26,0
2 2
Georgia GEO 9 7 1 1 15 257,0 25,5
3 5
Azerbaijan AZE 9 6 2 1 14 230,0 22,5
4 3
Ukraine UKR 9 6 0 3 12 173,5 19,0
5 14
Netherlands NED 9 6 0 3 12 144,5 19,5
6 8
Romania ROU 9 5 1 3 11 184,0 22,5
7 13
Armenia ARM 9 4 3 2 11 181,5 20,5
8 10
Turkey TUR 9 5 1 3 11 168,5 19,0
9 9
Georgia 2 GEO 9 4 2 3 10 178,0 19,5
10 7
Hungary HUN 9 4 2 3 10 151,0 17,0
11 15
Serbia SRB 9 4 2 3 10 150,5 20,0
12 4
Poland POL 9 4 2 3 10 147,0 19,0
13 17
Israel ISR 9 4 2 3 10 145,5 19,5
14 6
France FRA 9 4 1 4 9 185,5 21,0
15 11
Italy ITA 9 4 1 4 9 158,5 18,0
16 20
Greece GRE 9 3 3 3 9 139,0 18,0
17 25
Slovenia SLO 9 3 3 3 9 125,5 17,0
18 26
Austria AUT 9 3 3 3 9 107,0 15,0
19 16
Slovakia SVK 9 4 1 4 9 97,0 15,5
20 12
Spain ESP 9 3 2 4 8 179,0 18,5
21 19
Germany GER 9 4 0 5 8 134,5 20,5
22 32
Georgia 3 GEO 9 3 2 4 8 110,5 16,0
23 21
Latvia LAT 9 4 0 5 8 107,5 16,5
24 23
Croatia CRO 9 2 3 4 7 103,0 17,5
25 18
Czech Republic CZE 9 3 1 5 7 102,5 16,0
26 22
Sweden SWE 9 2 3 4 7 96,5 19,0
27 24
England ENG 9 3 0 6 6 83,5 14,5
28 29
Finland FIN 9 2 2 5 6 68,0 13,0
29 28
Norway NOR 9 2 1 6 5 82,0 15,0
30 30
Belgium BEL 9 2 1 6 5 68,0 12,0
31 27
Switzerland SUI 9 0 4 5 4 69,5 13,0
32 31
Republic of North Macedonia MKD 9 0 3 6 3 54,0 10,5

Open

Bo. 17

  Turkey

Rtg 10

  Hungary

Rtg 2½:1½
9.1 GM
Solak, Dragan
2602 GM
Gledura, Benjamin
2654 1 – 0
9.2 GM
Yilmaz, Mustafa
2595 GM
Erdos, Viktor
2604 ½ – ½
9.3 GM
Sanal, Vahap
2545 GM
Banusz, Tamas
2619 ½ – ½
9.4 GM
Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan
2577 GM
Prohaszka, Peter
2610 ½ – ½

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Team Team Games   +    =    –   TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1
Russia RUS 9 6 3 0 15 224,5 22,5
2 8
Ukraine UKR 9 6 2 1 14 236,5 22,5
3 2
England ENG 9 6 2 1 14 219,0 22,5
4 5
Armenia ARM 9 6 1 2 13 222,5 22,5
5 15
Croatia CRO 9 5 2 2 12 187,0 19,0
6 4
Azerbaijan AZE 9 5 1 3 11 197,5 20,5
7 6
Spain ESP 9 4 3 2 11 184,5 22,0
8 9
Germany GER 9 4 3 2 11 180,0 18,5
9 13
France FRA 9 4 3 2 11 169,0 20,5
10 12
Czech Republic CZE 9 5 1 3 11 166,0 19,5
11 14
Georgia GEO 9 3 4 2 10 171,0 21,0
12 3
Poland POL 9 4 2 3 10 170,0 19,5
13 11
Israel ISR 9 2 6 1 10 158,5 19,5
14 18
Greece GRE 9 4 2 3 10 157,0 19,5
15 19
Slovenia SLO 9 5 0 4 10 156,0 19,5
16 17
Turkey TUR 9 4 2 3 10 139,0 17,5
17 7
Netherlands NED 9 4 1 4 9 155,0 17,5
18 28
Switzerland SUI 9 4 1 4 9 148,0 19,0
19 22
Austria AUT 9 2 5 2 9 139,5 17,0
20 16
Romania ROU 9 3 3 3 9 135,5 18,0
21 20
Sweden SWE 9 3 3 3 9 130,5 18,5
22 25
Norway NOR 9 3 3 3 9 130,0 17,5
23 24
Serbia SRB 9 4 1 4 9 126,5 16,5
24 23
Belarus BLR 9 3 3 3 9 126,0 18,0
25 26
Italy ITA 9 3 3 3 9 92,0 18,0
26 10
Hungary HUN 9 2 4 3 8 141,5 17,5
27 32
Estonia EST 9 4 0 5 8 122,5 16,0
28 37
Georgia 2 GEO 9 2 4 3 8 119,5 16,0
29 27
Moldova MDA 9 3 2 4 8 116,5 18,5
30 31
Montenegro MNE 9 3 2 4 8 98,5 18,5
31 33
Iceland ISL 9 3 2 4 8 90,0 16,0
32 21
Denmark DEN 9 2 3 4 7 133,0 17,5
33 29
Republic of North Macedonia MKD 9 2 3 4 7 122,5 15,0
34 34
Finland FIN 9 2 3 4 7 109,5 14,5
35 36
Lithuania LTU 9 3 1 5 7 101,0 18,5
36 38
Belgium BEL 9 2 2 5 6 112,0 16,0
37 30
Slovakia SVK 9 2 2 5 6 81,5 16,5
38 40
Kosovo KOS 9 1 2 6 4 66,5 12,5
39 35
Albania ALB 9 1 0 8 2 68,5 12,5
40 39
Scotland SCO 9 1 0 8 2 53,5 8,0

 

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22nd European Team Chess Championship 2019 Rd8

Women

Hungary beat Slovenia as Terbe,J and Gara,T won but Gara,A lost

Round 8
Bo. 13

  Armenia

Rtg 1

  Russia

Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 IM
Mkrtchian, Lilit
2402 GM
Goryachkina, Aleksandra
2575 ½ – ½
1.2 WIM
Ghukasyan, Siranush
2261 GM
Lagno, Kateryna
2549 0 – 1
1.3 GM
Danielian, Elina
2385 WGM
Girya, Olga
2476 ½ – ½
1.4 WIM
Sargsyan, Anna M.
2242 GM
Gunina, Valentina
2509 1 – 0
Bo. 2

  Georgia

Rtg 3

  Ukraine

Rtg 3 : 1
2.1 GM
Dzagnidze, Nana
2502 GM
Ushenina, Anna
2431 1 – 0
2.2 IM
Javakhishvili, Lela
2457 IM
Gaponenko, Inna
2427 ½ – ½
2.3 IM
Arabidze, Meri
2398 IM
Buksa, Nataliya
2410 1 – 0
2.4 IM
Melia, Salome
2380 GM
Zhukova, Natalia
2333 ½ – ½
Bo. 6

  France

Rtg 5

  Azerbaijan

Rtg 1½:2½
3.1 IM
Milliet, Sophie
2400 IM
Mammadzada, Gunay
2427 0 – 1
3.2 IM
Guichard, Pauline
2407 WGM
Balajayeva, Khanim
2368 ½ – ½
3.3 IM
Skripchenko, Almira
2403 WGM
Fataliyeva, Ulviyya
2368 1 – 0
3.4 WIM
Benmesbah, Natacha
2265 IM
Mammadova, Gulnar
2369 0 – 1
Bo. 4

  Poland

Rtg 10

  Turkey

Rtg 1½:2½
4.1 GM
Socko, Monika
2417 IM
Atalik, Ekaterina
2464 ½ – ½
4.2 WGM
Zawadzka, Jolanta
2406 WGM
Yildiz Kadioglu, Betul Cemre
2338 0 – 1
4.3 IM
Cyfka, Karina
2412 WGM
Ozturk, Kubra
2317 1 – 0
4.4 WIM
Sliwicka, Alicja
2307 WFM
Caglar, Sila
2242 0 – 1
Bo. 9

  Georgia 2

Rtg 11

  Italy

Rtg 3 : 1
5.1 GM
Batsiashvili, Nino
2422 IM
Brunello, Marina
2381 1 – 0
5.2 IM
Khukhashvili, Sopiko
2341 IM
Zimina, Olga
2397 1 – 0
5.3 IM
Gvetadze, Sofio
2297 WIM
Gueci, Tea
2265 ½ – ½
5.4 WGM
Mikadze, Miranda
2279 WFM
Movileanu, Daniela
2173 ½ – ½
Bo. 15

  Serbia

Rtg 20

  Greece

Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 WGM
Rapport, Jovana
2379 IM
Tsolakidou, Stavroula
2431 0 – 1
6.2 WGM
Eric, Jovana
2285 FM
Avramidou, Anastasia
2247 0 – 1
6.3 WIM
Injac, Teodora
2257 WIM
Pavlidou, Ekaterini
2183 1 – 0
6.4 WIM
Velikic, Adela
2275 WIM
Makka, Ioulia
2048 1 – 0
Bo. 14

  Netherlands

Rtg 12

  Spain

Rtg 2½:1½
7.1 GM
Peng, Zhaoqin
2364 IM
Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
2395 ½ – ½
7.2 WGM
Haast, Anne
2288 IM
Garcia Martin, Marta
2305 1 – 0
7.3 IM
Lanchava, Tea
2236 IM
Matnadze, Ana
2383 0 – 1
7.4 WIM
Ratsma, Rosa
2283 WGM
Calzetta Ruiz, Monica
2251 1 – 0
Bo. 7

  Hungary

Rtg 25

  Slovenia

Rtg 2½:1½
8.1 GM
Hoang, Thanh Trang
2414 WGM
Unuk, Laura
2278 ½ – ½
8.2 IM
Gara, Anita
2366 WIM
Janzelj, Lara
2159 0 – 1
8.3 WGM
Gara, Ticia
2322 WIM
Hrescak, Ivana
2226 1 – 0
8.4 WIM
Terbe, Julianna
2280 WFM
Vidic, Teja
2174 1 – 0
Bo. 8

  Romania

Rtg 16

  Slovakia

Rtg 3½: ½
9.1 IM
Bulmaga, Irina
2442 IM
Repkova, Eva
2315 1 – 0
9.2 IM
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
2371 IM
Hagarova, Zuzana
2295 1 – 0
9.3 WGM
Cosma, Elena-Luminita
2313 WGM
Cibickova, Zuzana
2258 ½ – ½
9.4 WFM
Lehaci, Miruna-Daria
2131 WFM
Motycakova, Monika
2126 1 – 0
Bo. 26

  Austria

Rtg 17

  Israel

Rtg 2 : 2
10.1 WIM
Exler, Veronika
2222 IM
Shvayger, Yuliya
2336 ½ – ½
10.2 WFM
Trippold, Denise
2180 WGM
Efroimski, Marsel
2317 ½ – ½
10.3 WFM
Novkovic, Julia
2146 IM
Klinova, Masha
2277 ½ – ½
10.4 WFM
Polterauer, Chiara
2172 WIM
Lahav, Michal
2221 ½ – ½
Bo. 32

  Georgia 3

Rtg 19

  Germany

Rtg 2½:1½
11.1
Koridze, Lile
1988 WIM
Sieber, Fiona
2252 ½ – ½
11.2
Pipia, Ekaterine
1935 WGM
Klek, Hanna Marie
2248 0 – 1
11.3
Esadze, Tamari
1885 WIM
Osmanodja, Filiz
2225 1 – 0
11.4
Lomaia, Diana
1861 WIM
Muetsch, Annmarie
2266 1 – 0
Bo. 24

  England

Rtg 21

  Latvia

Rtg 1½:2½
12.1 IM
Houska, Jovanka
2430 WGM
Reizniece-Ozola, Dana
2297 ½ – ½
12.2 WGM
Toma, Katarzyna
2272 WGM
Rogule, Laura
2269 1 – 0
12.3 WIM
Lauterbach, Ingrid
2078 WFM
Limanovska, Elizabete
2186 0 – 1
12.4 WFM
Bhatia, Kanwal K
2038
Golsta, Madara
1987 0 – 1
Bo. 23

  Croatia

Rtg 18

  Czech Republic

Rtg 1½:2½
13.1 WGM
Golubenko, Valentina
2274 WGM
Worek, Joanna
2319 0 – 1
13.2 WIM
Franciskovic, Borka
2262 WIM
Petrova, Kristyna
2259 ½ – ½
13.3 WGM
Medic, Mirjana
2163 WGM
Sikorova, Olga
2234 0 – 1
13.4 FM
Cvitan, Ena
2182 WIM
Miturova, Magdalena
2179 1 – 0
Bo. 30

  Belgium

Rtg 28

  Norway

Rtg 1 : 3
14.1 WIM
Goossens, Hanne
2156
Machlik, Monika
2159 0 – 1
14.2 WFM
Vanduyfhuys, Daria
1983
Machlik, Edit
2062 0 – 1
14.3
Barbier, Astrid
1974 WFM
Johnsen, Sylvia
1898 ½ – ½
14.4
Cuvelier, Annelies
1844
Kyrkjebo, Marte B.
1871 ½ – ½
Bo. 31

  Republic of North Macedonia

Rtg 22

  Sweden

Rtg ½ :3½
15.1 WFM
Stojkovska, Monika
2108 GM
Cramling, Pia
2462 0 – 1
15.2
Bejatovic, Bojana
2004 WFM
Cramling Bellon, Anna
2164 0 – 1
15.3
Manova, Ivana
1795
Bengtsson, Siv
2086 0 – 1
15.4 WIM
Koskoska, Gabriela
2036 WIM
Borisova, Borislava
1919 ½ – ½
Bo. 27

  Switzerland

Rtg 29

  Finland

Rtg 2 : 2
16.1 WFM
Georgescu, Lena
2271 WFM
Nazarova, Anastasia
2147 ½ – ½
16.2 WFM
De Seroux, Camille
2140 WFM
Puuska, Heini
1992 1 – 0
16.3
Pellicoro, Nathalie
1967
Dannenberg, Alia
1902 0 – 1
16.4
Tamrazyan, Gohar
1955
Norlamo, Sarabella
2020 ½ – ½

 

Rank after Round 8

Rk. SNo Team Team Games   +    =    –   TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1
Russia RUS 8 6 2 0 14 190,5 22,5
2 2
Georgia GEO 8 6 1 1 13 204,0 22,5
3 5
Azerbaijan AZE 8 5 2 1 12 185,5 20,0
4 13
Armenia ARM 8 4 3 1 11 143,0 19,0
5 10
Turkey TUR 8 5 1 2 11 141,5 18,5
6 9
Georgia 2 GEO 8 4 2 2 10 142,0 18,5
7 3
Ukraine UKR 8 5 0 3 10 140,0 16,5
8 14
Netherlands NED 8 5 0 3 10 113,0 17,0
9 6
France FRA 8 4 1 3 9 145,0 19,5
10 8
Romania ROU 8 4 1 3 9 132,5 19,5
11 11
Italy ITA 8 4 1 3 9 128,5 16,5
12 20
Greece GRE 8 3 3 2 9 116,5 17,0
13 7
Hungary HUN 8 4 1 3 9 116,0 15,0
14 15
Serbia SRB 8 4 1 3 9 108,5 18,0
15 4
Poland POL 8 3 2 3 8 113,0 15,0
16 17
Israel ISR 8 3 2 3 8 112,5 16,0
17 21
Latvia LAT 8 4 0 4 8 94,0 16,0
18 32
Georgia 3 GEO 8 3 2 3 8 87,0 16,0
19 26
Austria AUT 8 3 2 3 8 75,0 13,0
20 12
Spain ESP 8 3 1 4 7 144,0 16,5
21 25
Slovenia SLO 8 2 3 3 7 94,5 14,5
22 18
Czech Republic CZE 8 3 1 4 7 75,5 14,5
23 16
Slovakia SVK 8 3 1 4 7 67,5 13,0
24 19
Germany GER 8 3 0 5 6 105,0 17,0
25 22
Sweden SWE 8 2 2 4 6 78,5 17,0
26 24
England ENG 8 3 0 5 6 64,5 13,0
27 23
Croatia CRO 8 1 3 4 5 83,5 14,0
28 28
Norway NOR 8 2 1 5 5 68,0 13,5
29 30
Belgium BEL 8 2 1 5 5 52,5 11,5
30 29
Finland FIN 8 1 2 5 4 49,0 10,5
31 27
Switzerland SUI 8 0 3 5 3 48,5 11,0
32 31
Republic of North Macedonia MKD 8 0 3 5 3 43,5 10,0

 

Open

The men beat Norway soundly

Bo. 10

  Hungary

Rtg 25

  Norway

Rtg 3 : 1
13.1 GM
Erdos, Viktor
2604 GM
Tari, Aryan
2630 ½ – ½
13.2 GM
Berkes, Ferenc
2667 GM
Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian
2558 1 – 0
13.3 GM
Banusz, Tamas
2619 GM
Salomon, Johan
2507 1 – 0
13.4 GM
Prohaszka, Peter
2610 IM
Haldorsen, Benjamin
2440 ½ – ½

 

 

 

TWIC 1303 Grunfeld

selected games

It was a pretty bad week for the Grunfeld in the games checked

Keeping up with Delchev is a tedious and time consuming task

 

 

Sargissian-Tari

Grunfeld Exchange 8.Be3 Qa5

22nd European Teams Rd1.5

After 26..Rde7(Diagram)

Black is fighting for control of the key e-file

What do you recommend for White?

After 29..Rde7