Monthly Archives: February 2013

Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd7 Standings

Rd7 Chess-results
IM Kislik lost to IM Schreiner, Peter(AUT 2439)

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Title Name FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts.
GM Shulman Yury 2563 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 4.5
IM Krush Irina 2460 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 3.5
IM Bartholomew John 2435 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
NM Norowitz Yaacov 2432 1 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 5
IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2359 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 4
IM Prosviriakov Vladimir 2297 1 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 4
FM Jayakumar Adarsh 2271 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 4.5
Jablon Stephen 1896 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Hisnay Gregory 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 3
Evenson Kent 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 2.5
Kruglyak Mikhail 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 2

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Div I Rd8-Yip

RAC I beat REAC 8-4.

Full Results bssz Budapest Chess Federation(HUN Lang)
I. osztály Lilienthal csoport
Újpesti KSE – Pénzügyőr SE III 5,5:6,5
Fabulon – Vasas SC II 5:7
Sárkány DSE II – BEAC III 4,5:7,5
REAC SISE – RAC I 4:8
Tabáni Spartacus II – HASE 3,5:8,5
SENSE I – Barcza GSC I 2:10

II. osztály Bilek csoport
Törekvés SE – A. Láng MKKE 8,5:3,5
Csepeli TK – HÜSI SC II 7,5:4,5
Sárkány DSE III – BEAC IV 8,5:3,5
Rákosliget – Sirály I 5:7
Pestszentlőrinc II – MLTC III 4,5:7,5
Siketek SC – Barcza GSC II 7:5

III. osztály Szén csoport
Sirály II – SENSE II 4,5:7,5
Sárkány DSE IV – BEAC V 1,5:10,5
Pestszentimre – RAC II 4,5:7,5
Kőbánya SC II – MLTC IV 9,5:2,5
ATTE-ARIS – Barcza GSC III 6,5:5,5
HÜSI SC III szabad

The Adventure

Arriving at the side was an adventure in itself as the REAC club is near Budai, Laszlo Stadium on the outskirts of Northwest Budapest in district XV.

I was fortunate to run into a player who safely guided my to the playing hall and on the way was treated to a background story of two of Hungary’s notable soccer players.

Budai was a teammate of Puskas who also has a stadium named after him.

‘Ferenc Puskás(born Ferenc Purczeld; 1 April 1927[3] – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary,[4] and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues…In 2002, the Népstadion in Budapest was renamed the Puskás Ferenc Stadion in his honor.[10]

He was also declared the best Hungarian player of the last 50 years by the Hungarian Football Federation in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003.[11] In October 2009, FIFA announced the introduction of the FIFA Puskás Award, awarded to the player who has scored the “most beautiful goal” over the past year.

He was also listed in Pelé’s FIFA 100′-Wikipedia Ferenc_Puskas


Pongo,I (1857) – Yip,M (2019)

Larsen 1.b3 e5[A01]

BTCh Div I (8), 24.02.2013

Position 1
Black has played energetically so far and already must starting playing precisely. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

11.Be2

Position 2
Black is working with a stable structural advantage but the time has come to find a suitable plan. What do you suggest for black?

  • 23…Rd7(idea …Nd8-e6 and release the c-pawn)
  • 23…Na7(idea …Nb5 to attack d4
  • 23…Ne7(idea Q-moves and then …Nd5 to blockade the IQP)
  • Something else

Black to Play

23.Bc3

Position 3
Black is up a clear pawn and dominates the position. What do you suggest for black?

  • 31…Nfe3(to prevents Nf4 activating the knight)
  • 31…Qc7 hitting the kingside dark squares
  • Something else

Black to Play

31.Nh3

Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd5-Kislik(USA)

IM Kislik,E drew a tricky ending against Huang(2478) but it’s not clear that white maximized his chances in the K+P ending.

Huang,Qian (2478) – Kislik,Erik Andrew (2359)
QGD Anti-Tartakower[D55]
Reykjavik Open 2013 (5.15), 22.02.2013

Position 1
Only white is playing for more than the draw after 45.Kd2. How should black defend?

Black to Play

45.Kd2

Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd5 Standings(USA)

Rd5 chess-results
Budapest resident IM Kislik,E drew WGM Huang Qian(2478) and has 3.5/5.

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Name RtgI 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
GM Shulman Yury 2563 1 1 1 0 1 4
IM Krush Irina 2460 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 3.5
IM Bartholomew John 2435 1 1 0 1 0 3
NM Norowitz Yaacov 2432 1 0 1 1 1 4
IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2359 1 0 1 1 ½ 3.5
IM Prosviriakov Vladimir 2297 1 0 1 0 1 3
FM Jayakumar Adarsh 2271 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 4
Jablon Stephen 1896 0 1 0 1 0 2
Hisnay Gregory 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 2
Evenson Kent 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Kruglyak Mikhail 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 2

Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd4-Kislik(USA)

Black’s kingside defenders were stripped away as white mounted a kingside attack to decide quickly as Kislik won in rd4.

Kislik,Erik Andrew (2359) – Frick,Renato (2075) 
Grunfeld Exchange[D85] 
Reykjavik Open 2013 Reykjavik, Iceland (4.44), 21.02.2013


Position 1
The offside Na5 and bare kingside are the strategic hints for white to begin the attack. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play


19..Kh7

Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd3-Kislik(USA)

The bishop pair and weak pawn structure worked in black’s favor as IM Kislik won in rd3. White gave an exchange in a desperate bid for counterplay black defended accurately and the RR-RN conversion was no problem.

Johannesson,Oliver (1988) – Kislik,Erik Andrew (2359) 
Benoni via King’s Indian[A65]
Reykjavik Open 2013 Reykjavik, Iceland (3.46), 20.02.2013


Position 1

Black dominates the position and the d-pawn is weak. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

24.Re1

TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd11-Rudolf A(HUN)

Anna Rudolf had a tough weekend in February losing two games in the TCh-FIN. Here is her round 11 game. Black maneuvered for a long time trying to make something with the bishop pair and then eventually ground out an opposite color B-B ending.

Rudolf,An (2306) – Sepp,O (2446)
Pirc g3[B07]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Jyvaskyla FIN (11.2), 10.02.2013

Position 1
White is trying to block up the kingside. How should black respond?

Black to Play

51.g4

TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd10- Rudolf,A(HUN)

Black conceded the bishop pair early and then gave up a pawn. White was ruthless in the technical phase and played a model game.

Sammalvuo,T (2470) – Rudolf,An (2306)
Catalan Open[E05]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Porvoo FIN (10.2), 09.02.2013

Position 1
White has the bishop pair and has neutralized the pressure on e4. What should white do now?

White to Play

21…Rfe8

TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Rd3-Gara,A(HUN)

Gara plays for a quick kingside assault with a fast g4 and grabs a ton of kingside space for a squeeze. Eventually white infiltrates on the h-file and decides with the kingside passed pawns.

Gara,A (2302) – Genova,Ly (2276) 
Sicilian Scheveningen[B84]
TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Archamps FRA (3.2), 16.02.2013


Position 1
White is making progress on both wings. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play

28…Nc5

TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Rd5-Rudolf A(HUN)

Rudolf gets ready for a kingside attack and then unleashes a surprise to decide the game in convincing fashion.

Rudolf,An (2312) – Genova,Ly (2276) 
Sicilian Taimanov 8..Bb4[B47]
TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Archamps FRA (5.3), 17.02.2013

Key Position 1

Black has reinforced the kingside with 23..g6 and it is hard to see how white will continue with a direct attack. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

 

23…g6