1st Korbach GM 2012

GM Czebe,A won this GM tournament by a clear point with 8/11. Czebe,A travels the world far and wide. Earlier this year he won the Melaka Open in Malaysia.

GM Czebe,A with trophy winning the Melaka Open in 2012
Photo-by Kruttika Nadig and Najib Abdul Wahab  chessbase Melaka Open 2012

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts
1 Czebe,A 2481 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8.0/11
2 Svane,R 2371 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7.0/11
3 Meijers,V 2478 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.0/11
4 Zwahr,P 2303 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6.5/11
5 Pap,M 2521 ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5/11
6 Andersen,Mad 2464 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 6.0/11
7 Izso,D 2331 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5.5/11
8 Gutman,L 2498 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5/11
9 Poetsch,H 2458 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 5.0/11
10 Lampert,J 2288 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 3.0/11
11 Kearns,C 2103 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3.0/11
12 Vuckovic,Alek 2334 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 3.0/11

Here is a nice endgame featuring strong thematic play.

Vuckovic,Alek (2334) – Czebe,A (2481)

Philidor Ending[B07]
1st Korbach GM Korbach GER (9.6), 14.12.2012

Position 1
The ending is roughly equal. What should black do now? This is about planning and understanding, not tactics.

  • -Advance on the kingside with …g5
  • -Continue development with …Be6
  • -Play for the d4 outpost with …Ne6
  • -Something else

Black to Play

14…a5

Position 2
Black has some pressure on the d-file and a strong bishop but what’s next?

  • -Create a second front on the kingside
  • -Open up lines on the queenside with 30…c4!
  • -Get the king more involved on the queenside with 30…R8d7 then …Kd8-c7-b6 etc
  • -Something else 

Black to Play

30.Kc2

Posted on December 18, 2012, in Czebe, Korbach GM 2012, Philidor. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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