Monthly Archives: March 2013

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Teglas B

Semi-Final RAC-HORT SE
RAC’s new board one player,Téglás,Balázs, contributed a win right away.

Board one in the background
Szekeres,Róbert (left)-Téglás ,Balázs (right)


Szekeres,Róbert (2337) – Téglás ,Balázs (2221)
Slav 4…a6 5.Qb3 [D15]

RAC_HORT (8.1), 18.03.2013

Position 1
White has invested a piece for a kingside attack. How should black defend?


Black to Play

17.Qe4

Budapest Spring Festival Open 2013 Rd8 Standings

Standings Chess-results
IM Nagy, Ervin is in clear first with 6.5/8.

FM Brustkern Juergen 2237(right) playing IM Szalanczy Emil 2237(left)
Photo-Thomas Heyl


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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 IM Nagy Ervin HUN 2256 6.5
2 FM Hujbert Florian HUN 2429 6
3 Koczo Kristof HUN 2219 6
4 Piroska Istvan HUN 2082 6
5 FM Keschitz Gyorgy HUN 2223 5.5
6 FM Kubacsny Laszlo HUN 2256 5.5
7 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2237 5.5
8 IM Horvath David HUN 2389 5
9 Farkas Richard HUN 2121 5
10 Gal Hanna Krisztina HUN 2057 5
11 FM Bach Matthias GER 2263 4.5
12 Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2136 4.5
13 FM Brustkern Juergen GER 2237 4.5
14 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1839 4.5
15 Zentai Peter HUN 2269 4
16 Juhasz Armin HUN 2192 4
17 Marjanovics Gyorgy HUN 2116 4
18 Borda Lajos HUN 2135 4
19 Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 2076 4
20 Varga Attila HUN 1758 4
21 FM Letay Gyula HUN 1967 4
22 Cross Ted USA 2041 4
23 Simon Lili HUN 1876 4
24 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria HUN 1921 3.5
25 Grimm Gyorgy HUN 2066 3.5
26 Domanski Lukasz POL 1594 3.5
27 Csati Oliver HUN 1972 3.5
28 Opl Klaus AUT 2010 3.5
29 Horvath Jeno Kalman HUN 2029 3.5
30 Polyanszky-Tamasi Zoltan HUN 1811 3.5
31 Pogats Jozsef Jr. HUN 1781 3.5
32 Kun Joan GER 1859 3
33 Marcu Simon SVK 1910 3
34 Schatzer Andras HUN 1782 3
35 Allahverdi Maryam IRI 1807 2.5
36 Wiman Kenneth SWE 1918 2.5
37 Kutschker Alexander AUT 1778 2
38 Dlauchy Peter HUN 1832 2
39 Mihaly Zoltan HUN 1803 2
40 Czipp Janos HUN 1426 1

Attendance Trend
The number of players this year is an all-time low, and continues a steadily downward trend.

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Year Players
2013 40
2012 55
2011 66
2010 73
2009 88

TWIC 959(HUN) INDEX March 25 2013

Introduction theweekinchess
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.


30th Ciocaltea Mem 2013 Chess-results
Fodor,T Jr 4.5/11.

GM Fodor Tamas Jr.
Photo-Chess Results Gallery



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Rk. Name FIDE FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 IM Tarlev Konstantin 2540 UKR * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8
2 GM Shishkin Vadim 2488 UKR ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 6.5
3 IM Vedmediuc Serghei 2476 MDA ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 6
4 IM Castellanos RR 2529 ESP ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6
5 IM Dumitrache D-N 2441 ROU 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6
6 FM Hajbok Robert 2339 ROU ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 5.5
7 GM Ionescu Constantin 2441 ROU 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.5
8 IM Georgescu T-M 2367 ROU ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 5
9 IM Manea Alexandru 2389 ROU ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ 1 5
10 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2503 HUN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 4.5
11 GM Manolache Marius 2533 ROU 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 4.5
12 Stanciu A-O 2365 ROU 0 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 * 3.5

Jersey Masters 2013 Jerseychessclub
Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell scored 4.5/9.

‘Grandmaster Eduardas Rozentalis (2616) from Lithuania won the Masters section after concluding the race with 8 points from 9 games. GM Mark Hebden (England 2518) is second with 7,5 points, while the top-seeded GM Michal Krasenkow (Poland 2643) finished third with 7 points. 

The top local player is Krzystopf Belzo (JCI 2015) who scored 4,5 points and qualified for the 2013 British Championship. Daniel Billot from France won the Holiday section which was reserved for the players rated under 1900 FIDE (U160 ECF). 

The Jersey International attracted 55 participants from 14 countries. The tournament was sponsored by Appleby and Jersey Tourism Office.’

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Rank Name Score Fed. Rating
1 GM Rozentalis, Eduardas 8 LTU 2616
2 GM Hebden,Mark 7.5 ENG 2518
3 GM Michal Krasenkow 7 POL 2643
4 GM Rausis, Igor 6.5 CZE 2518
5 IM Trent,Lawrence 5.5 ENG 2427
6 FM House,Glenn 5 ENG 2216
7 Stone,Andrew 5 ENG 2196
8 Hickman, John E 5 ENG 1934
9 FM Lyell,Mark 4.5 ENG 2227
10 Simons,Martin J 4.5 ENG 2159
11 Jenks,Christopher 4.5 ENG 2135
12 CM Schmitz, Andreas Arnold 4.5 GER 2051
13 Clark, Ian C 4.5 ENG 2046
14 Belzo, Krzysztof 4.5 JCI 2015
15 CM Brookfield, Toby 4.5 GCI 1859
16 Orishko,Yaroslav 4 UKR 2145
17 Quinn,John 4 ENG 2122
18 CM Mazurkiewicz, Marcin 4 JCI 2097 *
19 Hadi,Justin 4 ENG 2068
20 WFM Schmitz, Manuela 4 GER 2042
21 Pleasants, Allan J 4 WLS 2039
22 Taylor, Robert Graham 4 WLS 1964
23 Jouault, Louis 4 JCI 1929
24 Plug, Arjan 4 NED 1909
25 Owens,Megan 4 WLS 1846
26 Fulton,Anthony 3.5 JCI 2071
27 Forbes,Garry 3.5 JCI 1913
28 Frijling, Jeroen 3.5 NED 1858
29 Henbest, Kevin B 3.5 ENG 1729
30 Kahn, Tito 1.5 JCI 2035
31 Katukina,Zena 1 JCI 1400 *

3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Chess-results
GM Le Quang Liem won with 7.5/9.

GM Le Quang Liem
Hungarians
GM Berkes,F 6.5/9
GM Papp,Ga 5/9

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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2709 7.5
2 GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2552 7
3 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2595 6.5
4 GM Paragua Mark PHI 2539 6.5
5 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2702 6.5
6 GM Li Shilong CHN 2559 6.5
7 GM Yu Ruiyuan CHN 2556 6.5
8 IM Zeng Chongsheng CHN 2490 6.5
9 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2590 6.5
10 GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2510 6.5
11 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2556 6
12 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2647 6
13 IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2460 6
14 IM Lou Yiping CHN 2475 6
15 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2383 6
16 GM Papp Gabor HUN 2582 5.5
17 FM Le Tuan Minh VIE 2218 5.5
18 IM Wei Yi CHN 2526 5.5
19 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2367 5.5
20 IM Wang Chen CHN 2483 5.5
21 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2390 5.5
22 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2696 5.5
23 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2521 5.5
24 FM Pham Chuong VIE 2327 5.5
25 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2496 5.5
26 Lu Yijie CHN 2400 5.5
27 CM Huynh Lam Binh Nguyen VIE 2021 5.5
28 GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2544 5.5
29 IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2373 5.5

TCH-AUT 2012-13
Acs,P 4/4
Horvath,Cs 2.5/4
Erdos,V 2/4
Rapport,R 2/4
Ribli,Z 1.5/2
Farago,I 1.5/3
Prohasszka,P 1.5/3
Hera,I 1/4
Juhasz,Kr 0.5/2
Horvath,Jo 0.5/2

Frau Bundesliga 2012-13
Goczo,M 4/5
Lakos,N 3/6
Schneider,Ve 2.5/5
Toth,L 2/3
Madl,I 2/3
Gara,T 1.5/2
Rudolf,A 1/1

Bundesliga 2012–13 Rd12-IM Galyas M(HUN)

TWIC 958
1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.b3 Bd6 7.Bb2 0–0 8.0–0 Qe7 9.Qc1 b5!?(diagram) 

9…b5


9…b5 is a dynamic ways to treat the Stonewall Dutch. The plan has been popularized by GM Moskalenko. Black will follow with ..a5 and a general queenside assault on the queenside. 

In the feature game, IM Galyas plays a model game after some inaccurate white play.

Kayser,Fe (2183) – Galyas,M (2423) 
Dutch Stonewall 9.Qc1 b5[A90]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Baden Baden GER (12), 17.03.2013


Position 1
Black is a pawn up with a strong outside passed pawn but white is threatening f3 with counterplay against the doubled e-pawns. How should black continue?

Black to Play

26.Qe3

Bundesliga 2012–13 Rd11-IM Galyas M(HUN)

TWIC 958
3.e5 b6 4.c3 Qd7 5.Nf3 Ne7 6.Na3 h6!?(diagram)


6…h6

Hungarian Super-IM Galyas(FIDE high 2487-2010 Fide) used the 3..b6 sideline to duck away from a theory battle. Galyas now has branched into coaching and is a regular contributor to Sakkvilag, the Hungarian chess magazine.

Photo by Diana Mihajlova  Chessbase


Diaz,Joa (2176) – Galyas,M (2423) 
French Advance 3…b6[C02]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Baden Baden GER (11), 16.03.2013


Position 1
Black is on the attack but the breakthrough on the 2nd rank has been stopped. How should black continue now?

Black to Play

31.Rb2

Budapest Spring Festival Open 2013 Rd7 Standings

Standings Chess-results
IM Nagy,Ervin is in clear first with 6/7.

IM Szalanczy, Emil(l) playing FM Brustkern Juergen(r)
Photo Thomas Heyl(GER)


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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 IM Nagy Ervin HUN 2256 6
2 FM Hujbert Florian HUN 2429 5.5
3 Koczo Kristof HUN 2219 5.5
4 IM Horvath David HUN 2389 5
5 FM Keschitz Gyorgy HUN 2223 5
6 Piroska Istvan HUN 2082 5
7 FM Kubacsny Laszlo HUN 2256 4.5
8 Farkas Richard HUN 2121 4.5
9 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2237 4.5
10 FM Brustkern Juergen GER 2237 4.5
11 Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2136 4
12 Gal Hanna Krisztina HUN 2057 4
13 Zentai Peter HUN 2269 4
14 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1839 4
15 Simon Lili HUN 1876 4
16 FM Bach Matthias GER 2263 3.5
17 Juhasz Armin HUN 2192 3.5
18 Borda Lajos HUN 2135 3.5
19 Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 2076 3.5
20 Varga Attila HUN 1758 3.5
21 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria HUN 1921 3.5
22 FM Letay Gyula HUN 1967 3.5
23 Marjanovics Gyorgy HUN 2116 3
24 Grimm Gyorgy HUN 2066 3
25 Kun Joan GER 1859 3
26 Domanski Lukasz POL 1594 3
27 Cross Ted USA 2041 3
28 Marcu Simon SVK 1910 3
29 Opl Klaus AUT 2010 3
30 Horvath Jeno Kalman HUN 2029 3
31 Schatzer Andras HUN 1782 3
32 Polyanszky-Tamasi Zoltan HUN 1811 3
33 Pogats Jozsef Jr. HUN 1781 3
34 Csati Oliver HUN 1972 2.5
35 Kutschker Alexander AUT 1778 2
36 Allahverdi Maryam IRI 1807 2
37 Dlauchy Peter HUN 1832 1.5
38 Wiman Kenneth SWE 1918 1.5
39 Mihaly Zoltan HUN 1803 1
40 Czipp Janos HUN 1426 1

Related Blog Posts March 25 2013

e4chessnews
TWIC 958
Three games on the French Defence including 2 on the Winawer.

Reochessnews
TWIC 948
2 games on the Reti-Slav. Useful if you follow this book.


Karpos Open 2013 Rd3,GM Kozul Z-TWIC 958

TWIC 958

The 5.Qc2 has exploded in popularity in recent years and remains a hot topic. After reaching the position after 14…Nd8(diagram), GM Kozul played the thematic square clearing pawn sacrifice 15.e6!? at the Karpos Open and won a tense game.

14…Nd8

Here is the feature game.

Kozul,Z (2608) – Tesik,C (2366) 
Queen’s Indian 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2[E15]
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (3.29), 10.03.2013


Position 1
White sacrificed a pawn early in the game and obtained some pressure. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

22…Rc8

Karpos Open 2013 Rd2, Peczely S(HUN)-TWIC 958

TWIC 958
Hungarian junior Peczely,S faced the solid Caro-Kann in rd2 and was slowly outplayed with an uncommon line in the 4..Bf5 variation. Black played the under the radar 12…a5!?(diagram) and played to massage down the queenside.

White fought back to an equal position only to blunder but the real value of the game is unearthing the 12…a5!? continuation.

12…a5


Here is the feature game.

Peczely,S (2072) – Bogdanovski,V (2444) 
Caro-Kann 4..Bf5; 11.Bd2[B19] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (2.55), 10.03.2013


Position 1
White has not achieved anything on either side of the board and it is black who is applying the pressure. White has just attacked Ng4 with 20.Qe2. How should black continue now?

Black to Play

20.Qe2

Karpos Open 2013 Rd8,GM Berkes F(HUN)-TWIC 958

TWIC 958
Anti-London System
GM Berkes shows another useful formation to fight against the London System. Black quickly launches the kingside pawns forward and storms the kingside. The key was …Nh6, to free the f-pawn for a quick advance.

13…Kh8


Here is the feature game.

Yurtseven,M (2135) – Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs …g6,Bg7[A41] 
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (8.32), 15.03.2013


Position 1
Black has sacrificed a pawn for the attack on the kingside. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

24.Bg3