Monthly Archives: March 2013

Jersey Masters 2013 Rd9-FM Lyell,M(ENG)

Round 9

Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell scored 4.5/9 against a strong field. GM Hebden played a strong game against Lyell in round 9 and won after a nice massage combined with a strong passed d-pawn.

FM Mark Lyell

Hebden,M (2518) – Lyell,M (2227) 
QGA 7.Bb3[D27]
Jersey Masters 2013 St Clement Bay JCI (9), 10.03.2013

Position 1

White has a strong passed pawn and controls the play. The correct way to continue is not so clear. How should white continue?

White to Play

TCh-AUT 2012–13 Rd11-GM Acs,P(HUN)

TWIC 959
GM Acs,P won every game for rds 8-11. In round 11, he outplayed a GM with black from a harmless queenless position.

GM Acs,Peter

Bindrich,F (2545) – Acs,Peter (2586)
QGA 6.a4[D27]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 St.Veit AUT (11.3), 24.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been slowly making progress in the ending. What do  you suggest for black now?

Black to Play


3rd HD Bank Cup 2013-GM Papp,Ga(HUN)

TWIC 959

‘Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has held Berkes Ferenc of Hungary to a draw, winning the trophy of the HDBank International Chess Championships in HCM City. 

With one point more than the followers, Liem entered the decisive game on March 24 with the Hungarian GM with confidence, forcing the No.2 seed to draw after 30 moves.

The Vietnamese player got a total of 7.5 points after 6 wins and 3 draws, and received a cash prize worth US$10,000. 

 GM Berkes,Ferenc(R) and GM Liem(l) 

In the previous two HDBank tournaments, Liem was selected No1 seed, but lost out to his Chinese rivals.

This year he delivered a brilliant performance, including a victory over Zhou Jianchao of China in round 7.

Meanwhile, other Vietnamese hopefuls such as Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, Le Tuan Minh, and Nguyen Duc Hoa were ousted from the top ten due to losses in the decisive games.

Lu Shanglei of China came in second with 7 points, followed by Zhou Jianchao of China, Paragua Mark of the Philippines, and Berkes Ferenc of Hungary, who all got 6.5 points.’ 

Feature Game

GM Papp,Ga won a nice attacking game in the 3rd HD Bank Cup on the way to scoring 5.5/9.

GM Papp,Gabor
Photo Chess-db

Here is the feature game.

Papp,Ga (2582) – Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2271) 
Sicilian 2.c3 g6[B22]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (1.7), 19.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. How should white continue?
White to Play


30th Ciocaltea Mem 2013-GM Fodor,T(HUN)

TWIC 959
Victor Ciocâltea Memorial Tournament
Victor Ciocâltea was many times Romanian champion.

Biography Victor Ciocâltea Wikipedia

Ciocâltea was Romanian Champion in 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, and 1979. He played for Romania in eleven Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1982.

Victor Ciocâltea

He was a participant of four zonal FIDE tournaments (1954–1982) and many international tournaments. 

Ciocâltea died at the chess table, while playing a chess game at a Spanish tournament in September 1983.

In the feature game, Hajbok,R got the better of GM Fodor,T jr with strong positional pressure. 


Hajbok used the original regrouping 23.Nb1!?( with the idea of Nd2-f3 etc) and followed up nicely in a BB vs.BN ending.

Hajbok,R (2339) – Fodor,T jr (2503)
Italian 6.h3 h6[C50]
30th Ciocaltea Mem 2013 Bucharest ROU (10.5), 24.03.2013

Position 1

White’s bishops are a dominating force. How should white continue?

White to Play


Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13 Rd7-IM Gara,T

TWIC 959
Here is a sharp Sicilian won by Gara,T in the Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13.

Bio Wikipedia
Ticia Gara (born October 25, 1984 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess woman grandmaster
 In 2009 and 2011 she won the Hungarian Womens Chess Championship.

WGM Gara,Ticia at the EU ChT 2007

Press conference with the Hungarian mens and womens teams for 2012
Ticia Gara is on the right side of the table at the end
(Hungarian language)

Kubikova,A (2095) – Gara,T (2377) 
Sicilian 6.Bc4[B88]
Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13 Germany GER (7.4), 20.01.2013

Position 1

Black is pressing the kingside with the g-file and with Bb7 but for now the threats to g2 have been stopped by 21.Nd4. How should black continue?

Black to Play


Budapest Spring Festival Open 2013 Rd9 Final Standings

Final Chess-results
FM Hujbert Florian and Koczo Kristof shared first with 7/9.
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Rk. Name FED FIDE Rp Pts.
1 FM Hujbert Florian HUN 2429 2434 7
2 Koczo Kristof HUN 2219 2324 7
3 IM Nagy Ervin HUN 2256 2351 6.5
4 FM Kubacsny Laszlo HUN 2256 2266 6.5
5 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2237 2268 6.5
6 Piroska Istvan HUN 2082 2218 6
7 FM Keschitz Gyorgy HUN 2223 2254 5.5
8 Farkas Richard HUN 2121 2237 5.5
9 Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2136 2148 5.5
10 IM Horvath David HUN 2389 2277 5
11 FM Brustkern Juergen GER 2237 2141 5
12 Gal Hanna Krisztina HUN 2057 2151 5
13 Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 2076 2037 5
14 Cross Ted USA 2041 1964 5
15 FM Bach Matthias GER 2263 2150 4.5
16 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1839 2112 4.5
17 Zentai Peter HUN 2269 2079 4.5
18 Borda Lajos HUN 2135 1998 4.5
19 Opl Klaus AUT 2010 1919 4.5
20 Pogats Jozsef Jr. HUN 1781 1914 4.5
21 Juhasz Armin HUN 2192 1994 4
22 Marjanovics Gyorgy HUN 2116 2022 4
23 Varga Attila HUN 1758 2016 4
24 FM Letay Gyula HUN 1967 1922 4
25 Domanski Lukasz POL 1594 1980 4
26 Simon Lili HUN 1876 1947 4
27 Kun Joan GER 1859 1912 4
28 Horvath Jeno Kalman HUN 2029 1832 4
29 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria HUN 1921 2037 3.5
30 Grimm Gyorgy HUN 2066 1880 3.5
31 Csati Oliver HUN 1972 1961 3.5
32 Schatzer Andras HUN 1782 1868 3.5
33 Polyanszky-Tamasi Zoltan HUN 1811 1844 3.5
34 Wiman Kenneth SWE 1918 1641 3.5
35 Marcu Simon SVK 1910 1871 3
36 Allahverdi Maryam IRI 1807 1777 2.5
37 Dlauchy Peter HUN 1832 1706 2.5
38 Kutschker Alexander AUT 1778 1772 2
39 Mihaly Zoltan HUN 1803 1527 2
40 Czipp Janos HUN 1426 1531 2

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Szili,A

Board 6
Szili,András attends University but still has some time to play for out team. Lucky for me he had a car for the team match so Téglás and I got a speedy ride home.

Szili,András(back row left) thinking hard

Szili,András(right) and Téglás ,Balázs(left) just before the round

Szili,András (1935) – Nádassy,Attila (2039)
Scandinavian Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Qb6 6.c4[B01]
RAC-HORT (8.6), 01.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been pressing a slightly better ending. What should black do now?

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Bolyai,I

Board 5
Bolyai,I is on the RAC team for the Monday League but plays for another team in Division 1 play. He comes through regularly with win after win.

‘Actually, he(Bolyai), altogether with András Szili and with me(Nadasi), are from the same club, from the Sárkány Diáksport Egyesület. Bólyai plays for Sárkány III in the 2nd Div, but András Szili and me are playing in the 1st Div.’

Back row: Bolyai,I is on the right

Back row:Szili,András(left) playing Nádassy,Attila 

Al Rahaam,Mohamaad (2115) – Bolyai,I (2012) 
Scotch exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Qd3 [C45]
RAC-HORT (8.5), 18.03.2013

Position 1
Black is winning but find the big finish.

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Suranyi,P

Board 3
Reliable Surányi,Pál contributed yet another win for our team. Pal is also a nice guy and a fantastic addition to our team.

Téglás,Márton getting ready to play Surányi,Pál

The playing Hall. 
Board 3 is barely visible on the far left corner.

Téglás,Márton (2141) – Surányi,Pál (2147) 
Sicilian 4.Qxd4 a6 [B53] 
RAC-HORT (8.3), 18.03.2013

Position 1
Black has more pieces and more active pieces. Find the tactical blow for black!

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Nádasi,B

Board 2
Nádasi,Balázs was a bit busy before the match doing his normal duties up at the club giving chess lessons to his students. After the game he continued to do library duties as I browsed the club library.

Mészáros,Mátyás patiently waiting for Nadasi,B to arrive(he was finishing lessons)

Nádasi,Balázs (2161) – Mészáros,Mátyás (2205) 
Scandinavian 3…Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3 [B01]
RAC-HORT (8.2), 18.03.2013

Position 1

White has a lead in development and two active bishops while black lags in development.

White to Play