TWIC 1343 Benko Gambit

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selected games

Chess is starting to return to normal, at least in Europe

Bauer-Gschnitzer

Benko Gambit g3

53rd Biel C-HTO 2020 Rd7

After 26..Bd4(Diagram)

White has an outside passed pawn but Black has some activity and is targeting the d5-pawn.

What do you recommend for White?

 

After 26..Bd4

Budapest Open August 21-29 2020

After so much virus drama, the Budapest Open returns

Action from 2019

Date of the competition : August 21-29, 2020.

Opening : Friday, August 21 from 2:45 p.m. in the Theater Hall

Venue of the competition:  Aranytíz Kultúrház, Budapest V. ker. Arany János utca 10.

The organizer of the competition: Budapest Chess Association

Chief Judge: IA Tamás Gyömbér

Tournament participants: players with a 2020 tournament license or foreign chess players with a valid FRD.
Players in Open “A” group can have at least 1600 Live Points, in Group “B” below 1700 Live Points. Coordination with Zsolt Korpics IO is required at the rounds.

Order of rounds: Friday, August 21 to Saturday 29. All rounds start at 3pm, except for the last one, which is at 10am. Delay time: 45 minutes.

Conduct: 9 round round match in the grandmaster and master groups. There is a 9-round Swiss system in both groups of the open competition. Program: Swiss Manager

Time control: 90 ‘/ 40 steps + 30’ play, with a 30 ”bonus time per step.

Deadlines: Rounds 1. Result against each other 2. Berger-Sonneborn
In open groups 1. Buchholz, 2. Progressive, 3. Against each other, 4. Berger-Sonneborn

Rewarding: The 1st place cup in each group, the I-III. placed will receive a medal. In the Open competition (groups A and B together) the prize pool is HUF 220,000.

Application: bpchesstournament@gmail.com

TWIC 1342 King’s Indian g3

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This game seemed one-sided but a closer look showed some subtle points.

 

Carlsen-Giri

King”s Indian g3

Legends of Chess Prelim Rd1

After 25.Nf2(Diagram)

Black has made the standard d6-pawn sacrifice but is now getting squeezed

What do you recommend for Black?

After 25.Nf2

 

 

TWIC 1341 Hungarians in Action: Pasti,A

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selected games features Pasti,Aron

 

Here is a dramatic win by Pasti, who scored 6/9 in the Paracin Summer Open

 

Pasti,A-Nikolic,Z

Spanish Chigorin

13th Paracin Summer Open Rd7

After 43..Re5(Diagram)

After 43..Rxe5

 

 

New Books July 2020

Lots of new titles available now from NIC

 

Think like a Machine

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In positions taken almost exclusively from modern tournament play, the authors present jaw-dropping continuations which humans struggle to find, not due to lower human computing power, due to conceptual and perceptual limitations. In this book these “crazy” moves are analysed and categorized. If you want to expand your chess imagination, understanding and intuition, Think Like a Machine is the book is for you.

 

Playing the Stonewall Dutch

 

Black immediately seizes space in the centre and clamps down on the e4-square, laying the foundations for a complicated strategic battle.

Many players believe the Stonewall to be a substandard opening, naively assuming that the e5-outpost and bad light-squared bishop must give White the advantage. GM Nikola Sedlak disagrees, and in Playing the Stonewall Dutch he shares the insights that have helped him to rack up a healthy plus score from Black’s side. In addition to providing a complete repertoire in the main lines of the Stonewall, this book also offers useful guidance on dealing with Anti-Dutch variations and various move-order subtleties.

 

Playing the Petroff

Playing the Petroff offers an ideal solution for practical players. Swapnil Dhopade is a young Indian GM and theoretician, who presents a compact yet bulletproof repertoire for Black, drawing on the games of leading Petroff specialists such as Gelfand, Caruana and Kramnik. This book also provides plenty of guidance on how to deal with 1.e4 e5 games where White avoids 2.Nf3, with particular focus on ‘Anti-Petroff’ lines such as 2.Bc4.

 

 

 

TWIC 1340 Grunfeld Defence

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Dominguez Perez-Maghsoodloo

Exchange variation 8.Bb5+ Bd7

33rd Leon GM 2020

After 30.Qb1(Diagram)

White is simply threatening to taken a queenside pawn

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.Qb1

 

TWIC 1339

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selected games

 

The IQP attack is a valuable structure. Here is an example of a typical attack

 

Nisipeanu-Yilmaz

Nimzo-Indian

Grandmaster Battle 2020 Rd1 Internet rapid

After 21..Bg7(Diagram)

The IQP underwent a transformation to hanging pawns

White wants to attack on the queenside but Black has some defensive resources like the Qd5/Bb7 battery aiming at g2 and central pressure

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Bg7

TWIC 1338 Nimzo-Indian

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Vachier Lagrave-Nepomniachtchi

Nimzo-Indian 4.e3

Chessable Masters GpB Rd10.3

After 30.exd4(Diagram)

White just won a pawn and was counting on his king being safe

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.exd4

TWIC 1337 Queen’s Indian

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Dubov-Harikrishna

Queen’s Indian 4.g3

Chessable Masters GpA Rd3

After 46.Rg6(Diagram)

Rook endings can be tricky. What do you recommend for Black?

  • 45..Rc3 activating the rook by attacking the c4-pawn
  • 45..Kc7 securing the b6-pawn but leaving Rh3 tied to defending the h-pawn
  • something else

After 45.Rg6

Balaton Chess Festival Open 2019 Rd9

Round 9

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke 2452 1 – 0 6 Udvardi Zalan 2224
10
2 6
Geher Koppany 2295 6 1 – 0 6 Haszon David 2284
7
3 5
Goikhman Valentin 2301 0 – 1 6 GM Czebe Attila 2367
3
4 8
CM Miszler Levente 2268 1 – 0 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2371
2
5 17
Papp Bence 2135 1 – 0 Konyves Almos 2076
22
6 39
Lakatos Tamas 1911 5 0 – 1 5 FM Pasti Aron 2338
4
7 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy 2233 5 ½ – ½ 5 Pogany Zsombor 2145
14
8 21
Bernath Bence 2084 5 ½ – ½ 5 FM Forgacs Jozsef 2220
11
9 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2153 5 5 WFM Demeter Dorina 2069
24
10 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 2143 5 1 – 0 5 Balint Vilmos 2143
16
11 31
Farkas Otto Jr. 1958 0 – 1 Juhasz Agoston 2195
12
12 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. 1946 1 – 0 Haszon Kamilla Sara 2062
26
13 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz 2050 ½ – ½ Matyassy Lazar 1931
35
14 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba 1989 4 0 – 1 4 Virag Balint 2134
18
15 34
Follardt Lorinc 1938 4 ½ – ½ 4 Kovacs Zoltan 2106
20
16 43
Haszon Abel 1830 4 ½ – ½ 4 Demjen Mark 1971
30
17 37
Zilahi Gabor 1925 0 – 1 4 AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank 1928
36
18 45
Csidey Csongor 1808 0 – 1 WFM Toth Nikoletta 2063
25
19 32
Ilyes Peter 1951 ½ – ½ Zoltan Andras 1843
42
20 51
Pasti Anna 1741 ½ – ½ Fodor Kornel 1917
38
21 40
Forgacs Andras 1901 + – – Terbe Peter 1700
52
22 41
Paluska Karol 1871 1 – 0 Bolyki Istvan 1818
44
23 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag 1598 3 0 – 1 3 AIM Daroczi Donat 2072
23
24 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor 1786 3 1 – 0 3 Pasti Zsombor 1648
56
25 48
Palczert Miklos 1765 3 1 – 0 3 Lazsadi Kerka Lilla 1648
55
26 59
Vegh Benedek 1536 3 ½ – ½ Nagy Bettina 1474
62
27 63
Toth Timea 1268 2 0 – 1 Dlauchy Peter 1689
53
28 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy 1762 2 1 – 0 2 Kellner Nikolaus 1685
54
29 60
Toth Lili 1500 2 1 – 0 1 Toth Fanni 1196
64

 

Rank after Round 9

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2452 8,5 53,0 44,0 2685
2 3
GM Czebe Attila HUN 2367 7,0 53,0 36,5 2455
3 6
Geher Koppany HUN 2295 7,0 51,0 37,0 2440
4 8
CM Miszler Levente HUN 2268 6,5 50,0 32,5 2322
5 17
Papp Bence HUN 2135 6,5 46,5 30,5 2262
6 4
FM Pasti Aron HUN 2338 6,0 52,0 31,5 2253
7 7
Haszon David HUN 2284 6,0 51,5 36,0 2321
8 10
Udvardi Zalan HUN 2224 6,0 49,5 30,0 2201
9 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2143 6,0 45,0 31,0 2233
10 5
Goikhman Valentin ISR 2301 5,5 54,0 31,5 2262
11 2
IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2371 5,5 51,5 31,0 2199
12 14
Pogany Zsombor HUN 2145 5,5 48,5 31,5 2225
13 11
FM Forgacs Jozsef HUN 2220 5,5 48,0 30,0 2160
14 21
Bernath Bence HUN 2084 5,5 46,0 30,5 2161
15 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy HUN 2233 5,5 45,0 28,5 2134
16 12
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2195 5,5 43,0 29,0 2134
17 22
Konyves Almos HUN 2076 5,5 43,0 27,5 2094
18 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. HUN 1946 5,5 43,0 25,5 2137
19 16
Balint Vilmos HUN 2143 5,0 48,0 29,0 2120
20 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2153 5,0 44,5 31,5 2169
21 18
Virag Balint HUN 2134 5,0 42,0 24,5 1989
22 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2050 5,0 41,5 25,0 1980
23 39
Lakatos Tamas HUN 1911 5,0 41,5 22,5 1982
24 35
Matyassy Lazar HUN 1931 5,0 41,0 23,0 2046
25 24
WFM Demeter Dorina HUN 2069 5,0 40,5 25,0 2007
26 36
AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1928 5,0 37,5 21,0 1967
27 26
Haszon Kamilla Sara HUN 2062 4,5 44,5 25,5 2005
28 34
Follardt Lorinc HUN 1938 4,5 43,0 22,5 2006
29 30
Demjen Mark HUN 1971 4,5 41,5 22,5 1893
30 25
WFM Toth Nikoletta HUN 2063 4,5 40,0 22,5 1929
31 40
Forgacs Andras HUN 1901 4,5 39,0 20,0 1896
32 20
Kovacs Zoltan HUN 2106 4,5 38,5 22,5 1837
33 31
Farkas Otto Jr. HUN 1958 4,5 36,5 24,5 1909
34 43
Haszon Abel HUN 1830 4,5 36,5 21,5 1928
35 41
Paluska Karol SVK 1871 4,5 34,5 20,0 1806
36 19
FM Kincs Imre HUN 2115 4,0 46,5 27,0 2095
37 38
Fodor Kornel HUN 1917 4,0 44,5 22,0 1978
38 51
Pasti Anna HUN 1741 4,0 41,5 20,5 1963
39 28
Trajber Csaba Dr. HUN 2018 4,0 40,5 23,0 1869
40 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba HUN 1989 4,0 40,0 23,5 1900
41 42
Zoltan Andras HUN 1843 4,0 38,0 20,0 1847
42 32
Ilyes Peter NOR 1951 4,0 37,5 19,0 1820
43 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor HUN 1786 4,0 37,0 18,0 1788
44 48
Palczert Miklos HUN 1765 4,0 35,0 14,5 1721
45 23
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 2072 4,0 31,5 13,0 1631
46 45
Csidey Csongor HUN 1808 3,5 41,5 21,0 1931
47 52
Terbe Peter HUN 1700 3,5 38,5 17,5 1865
48 44
Bolyki Istvan HUN 1818 3,5 36,5 21,0 1813
49 50
Buri Petra Zsuzsanna HUN 1745 3,5 36,5 17,5 1855
50 59
Vegh Benedek HUN 1536 3,5 36,0 17,5 1770
51 53
Dlauchy Peter HUN 1689 3,5 36,0 13,0 1736
52 37
Zilahi Gabor HUN 1925 3,5 34,0 14,5 1663
53 56
Pasti Zsombor HUN 1648 3,0 39,5 15,0 1729
54 55
Lazsadi Kerka Lilla HUN 1648 3,0 35,5 16,0 1754
55 57
Buri Kata HUN 1608 3,0 34,5 14,0 1729
56 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag HUN 1598 3,0 30,5 15,0 1634
57 60
Toth Lili HUN 1500 3,0 30,5 12,0 1633
58 61
Palczert Hajnalka HUN 1495 3,0 30,5 9,5 1583
59 62
Nagy Bettina HUN 1474 3,0 29,5 11,0 1567
60 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1762 3,0 27,0 10,0 1531
61 47
Szabo Levente Jr. HUN 1770 2,0 33,0 12,0 1623
62 54
Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1685 2,0 32,0 12,0 1379
63 63
Toth Timea HUN 1268 2,0 24,5 7,0 1326
64 64
Toth Fanni HUN 1196 1,0 26,5 4,0 852