Monthly Archives: April 2013

Torokves Open 2013-04-Rd5

Rd5

I was very tempted not to look at this game but the analysis shows the extent to which I am in poor form. Fortunately, I spotted a tactical solution at the right time which ended the game in my favor.

Standings
Varga, Attila takes the sole lead with 4.5/5.

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No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS FIDE TPR W-We
1 4 Varga, Attila 4.5 15 13 14.5 1833 2048 1.04
2 6 Bakacs, Janos 4 17 13 13.5 1783 1948 1.06
16 Toth, Laszlo 4 14.5 10 13 1640 1936 1.17
17 Nemeth, Jozsef 4 13 9 11 1634 1821 1.06
5 3 Velenyak, Janos 3.5 14.5 9.25 12 1845 1865 0.15
10 Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula 3.5 13 7.25 11.5 1745 1723 0.08
13 Peto, Karoly 3.5 10.5 6.75 8.5 1696 1759 0.36
8 33 Csomor, Gabor 3 15.5 8.5 9 0 1748 0.5
8 Bege, Vencel 3 14.5 7.25 11.5 1767 1733 -0.13
9 Klement, Bence 3 14.5 6 11 1762 1686 -0.38
14 Zsatkovics, Endre 3 14 6.5 9 1695 1671 -0.12
12 Czimer, Jozsef 3 12 4.5 9 1708 1567 -0.63
7 Szlenka, Attila 3 11.5 6 8.5 1779 1661 -0.51
15 Pollak, Andras 3 10.5 6.25 8 1666 1478 -0.81
11 Dudas, Zoltan 3 8.5 4.5 7 1718 1467 -1.31
16 24 Horvath, Zoltan 2.5 14 6.25 7 1477 1691 0.89
5 Szurkos, Andras 2.5 13 4.5 8.5 1832 1579 -1.5
1 Yip, Michael 2.5 13 8.25 7 1999 1876 -0.25
2 Bogar, Ferenc Dr. 2.5 7.5 3 5 1854 1411 -2.05
20 29 Monduk, Eszter 2 14.5 5.25 6.5 1330 1623 1.48
22 B. Kiss, Tamas 2 14 5 7 1527 1547 0.08
19 Ronyai, Imre 2 13 4.75 7 1600 1696 0.49
28 Indig, Akos 2 11.5 4.5 6 1368 1638 0.96
32 Charaf, Kamel 2 11 3 5 0 1518 1518
18 Gecse, Lajos 2 10.5 2.5 5 1611 1492 -0.82
25 Kelemen, Lajos Dr. 2 10 2 3 1442 1664 1.05
27 27 Monduk, Ferenc 1.5 14.5 3.5 5.5 1369 1563 0.9
31 Sulyok, Eszter 1.5 14.5 3.75 5 1258 1479 1
34 Magos, Mate 1.5 14 2.75 5 0 1318 1318
23 Moharos, Viktor 1.5 12.5 3 4.5 1482 1497 -0.05
35 Ruha, Midian 1.5 9.5 1 4 0 1431 1431
30 Kujbus, Odett 1.5 8 1.25 2.5 1276 1265 -0.09
33 21 Jancso, Geza 1 12 1.5 2.5 1531 1153 -1.82
20 Toth, Antal 1 11.5 1 4 1577 1393 -0.94
26 Czipp, Janos 1 10 0.25 1 1430 1035 -0.36


Here’s my game

Yip,M (1999) – Monduk,F (1369) 
Tranposes to an usual 1.d4 d5
Torokves Open (5.13), 24.04.2013


Position 1

White has lead in development. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play

20…Bb7

History-Maroczy,Geza

Here is a game of historical importance between two chess legends.


Bio Maroczy(Wikipedia)
‘Géza Maróczy was born in Szeged, Hungary on March 3, 1870. He won the “minor” tournament at Hastings 1895, and over the next ten years he won several first prizes in international events. Between 1902 and 1908, he took part in thirteen tournaments and won five first prizes and five second prizes. In 1906 he agreed to terms for a World Championship match(more).’


GM Maroczy


Maroczy,Geza – Keres,Paul
Caro-Kann 4…Bf5; no h4-h5[B19]
Zandvoort (9), 1936

Position 1

White has more space and is making progress on the kingside. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

24…Qe7


13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013 Rd9-GM Czebe(HUN)

TWIC 963
GM Czebe played an exiting (and unexplainable) game against GM Short.

Short,N (2697) – Czebe,A (2479)
English 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 [A22]
13th BCC Open 2013 Pattaya THA (9.8), 21.04.2013

Position 1
White’s king has been caught in the center. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play
12.ef

Position 2
White’s king is out in the open and exposed. What do you recommend for black?
  • 32..Qxg7(win the pawn and grind out the P+ with no risk)
  • 32..Qg4+(go for the kill right away)
  • 32..Qc4+(go for the kill)
  • 32..Qf6(go for the kill with …Qf3+)
  • 32..Qd8(go for the kill)
  • 32…b5(stretch the defence using the b-pawn to create a second front)
  • 32…h5(give the king an escape hole first before going to the attack)

Black to Play
 32.Be3

TWIC 963(HUN) INDEX-April 23 2013

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther. This was a busy week for Hungarian players, who were playing all over the world from Cuba to Thailand.

TCh AUT 2 East 2012-13
GM Gonda had a fantastic result winning all 5 games.

Gonda L 5/5
Flumbort 2.5/5
Fodor 2.5/4
Papp, G 2/4
Banusz T 1.5/2
Horvath Ad 1.5/3

Videcki 1/3
Bokros A 0.5/2
Molnar At 0.5/3
Steiner A 2/4
Pataki G 1.5/3
Gergacz A 4/5
Takacs B 1/2
Horvath T 3/6

Renova FIDE GP Zug  2013

GM Leko (left)

Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
GM Morozevich Alexander 2758 RUS * ½ 1 ½ ½
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2733 UKR * 1 ½ ½ ½
GM Topalov Veselin 2771 BUL * ½ ½ ½ 1
GM Caruana Fabiano 2772 ITA ½ 0 * ½ 1 2
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2709 UZB 0 ½ * ½ 1 2
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 AZE ½ ½ ½ ½ * 2
GM Karjakin Sergey 2786 RUS ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Giri Anish 2727 NED ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2767 USA ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA ½ 0 ½ * ½
GM Radjabov Teimour 2793 AZE 0 ½ ½ * ½
GM Leko Peter 2744 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ *


48th Capablanca Mem Elite  2013

GM Inarkiev,E

Name FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Andreikin,D 2727 * ½ ½ 1.0/2
2 Dominguez Perez,L 2723 * ½ ½ 1.0/2
3 Harikrishna,P 2705 ½ * ½ 1.0/2
4 Almasi,Z 2689 ½ * ½ 1.0/2
5 Inarkiev,E 2688 ½ ½ * 1.0/2
6 Quesada Perez,Yu 2608 ½ ½ * 1.0/2

 
Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013
Top Hungarian was GM Horvath,A with 6.5/9.

Report From Bangkok CC
‘In a multinational field of over 300 players, Australian number one, GM Zhao Zong-Yuan has won the Thailand Open 2013 ahead of big name favorites. 

Australian Grandmaster Zhao Zong-Yuan takes the Thailand Open Crown


GM Zhao had a rating performance just under 2700 overall including a dramatic win over GM Nigel Short in the eighth round. He finished with 7.5 points from nine rounds.

Following Zhao Zong-Yuan were six players on seven points. On tiebreaks, IM Wan Yunguo took 2nd place and a GM norm. GM Jan Gustafsson, who admitted that “he’s just on holiday” when asked about the tournament, finishes in 3rd place.

The top seed GM Nigel Short, a familiar and welcome presence at the Thailand Open, played fighting chess throughout the tournament making a decisive result in all but one game. He struggled at times pushing too hard for wins. The world’s 3rd highest rated female player GM Humpy Koneru had a solid tournament, not losing any games.(more)’

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SNo Name FIDE FED Pts.
11 GM Horvath Jozsef 2534 HUN 5.5
14 GM Horvath Adam 2509 HUN 6.5
19 GM Czebe Attila 2479 HUN 6
21 GM Varga Zoltan 2472 HUN 5.5
46 FM Juhasz Kristof 2330 HUN 5

Overall Standings-Chess-Results

Zhao Zong-Yuan took clear first with 7.5/9.

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Rk. Name FED RtgI Pts.
1 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2537 7.5
2 IM Wan Yunguo CHN 2494 7
3 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2621 7
4 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2632 7
5 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2561 7
6 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2491 7
7 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2563 7
8 GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2527 6.5
9 IM Wang Chen CHN 2485 6.5
10 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2597 6.5
11 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2697 6.5
12 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2508 6.5
13 Ma Zhonghan CHN 2372 6.5
14 GM Schebler Gerhard GER 2445 6.5
15 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2509 6.5
16 Rishi Sardana IND 2232 6.5

Torokves Open 2013-04 Rd4

Rd4
I tried something new and was rewarded with a cold shower of reality and a draw. My play was creative and imprecise as I made a wide range of mistakes in this so-so game.


Horvath,Z (1477) – Yip,M (1999) 

Alekhine’s Defence 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3[B02]
Torokves Open (4.11), 22.04.2013

Position 1

Black has the bishop pair and the more active pieces. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

24.a4


Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd6 Results

Rd6 Results and Final Standings
Suryani,P(FIDE 2152) and I bothi scored 5-1 but I took first with better tiebreaks. The result would have surely been different had Suranyi asked for a half-point bye for rd1 instead of getting the automatic zero point bye.

He beat me in our individual encounter in rd6 in a tense game. Suryani is my RAC teammate and raced off to play in the Torokves RR(rd 3) right after. I wisely took two byes(friday and sunday) for a more manageable weekend of chess.

Here is my rd6 game with the top seed.

I got a complex position with play for both sides but eventually the better player won.


Suranyi,Pal (2152) – Yip,Michael (1999) 
Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit[D43] 

Rakosmente Open Budapest, Hungary (6), 21.04.2013

Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

16…Rf8


Position 1
White has just sacrificed and now will win a tempo when the queen moves. What do you recommend for black?

  • 22…Qb6
  • 22…Qc5
  • Something else

Black to Play

22.Rd1

Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd4

Rd4
Today was a brutal day. I played three rather inconsistent games and won all of them to take clear first with 4/4, with 2 games to play tomorrow.

The last game of the day was a comedy of errors and in the end I was lucky enough to escape with a win. Both players missed tactical shots all over the place but the murky course of the game eventually favored me.

Here is the game.

Position 1
Black has been suffering the whole game but now has a chance to live. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

23.Rb5


Budapest Chess News Files 2013-04

Budapest Chess News Files 2013-04
Now available for download.

The Chessbase files have the games/analysis of the previous month. Sorry it’s a bit late.

Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd1

Results
I was a bit surprised to be the top seed. I won my round 1 game but was the last to finish against my young opponent(Viola,G FIDE 1290) who defended with the Budapest Gambit.

I managed to take a few pictures with a borrowed camera so hopefully later there will be a more complete report.

After the game I borrowed Szabo,L Best Games(Hungarian language) from the club library-yet another benefit of the tournament-and had my usual informative but short little chat with Nadasi,B about Hungarian chess history.

Tomorrow will be a long day with 3 games starting at 09:00.

Here’s my game.

Torokves Open 2013 Rd1

Rd1 Results
I won my first round game quickly and will take byes in rds 2-3 to play in the Rakosmente Open this weekend (April 19-21).  There were 15 boards in the Open and two RR groups on 10 players.

My RAC teammate will try to be superman and play in the Torokves A RR group and also play in the Rakosmente Open by arranging a magic draw in rd2 of the RR and then playying two games on April 21 in the Rakosmente Open and then playing his rd3 game of the Torokves RR later on Sunday.

Ronyai, Imre(1600) had the upset of the round beating Bogar, Ferenc Dr.(1845) on the white side of a French Defence.

Table White Score Black Score Board Results
1 Yip, Michael ( 0 ) Gecse, Lajos ( 0 ) 1- 18 1-0
2 Ronyai, Imre ( 0 ) Bogar, Ferenc Dr. ( 0 ) 19- 2 1-0
3 Velenyak, Janos ( 0 ) Toth, Antal ( 0 ) 3- 20 1-0
4 Jancso, Geza ( 0 ) Varga, Attila ( 0 ) 21- 4 0-1
5 Szurkos, Andras ( 0 ) B. Kiss, Tamas ( 0 ) 5- 22 1-0
6 Moharos, Viktor ( 0 ) Bakacs, Janos ( 0 ) 23- 6 0-1
7 Szlenka, Attila ( 0 ) Horvath, Zoltan ( 0 ) 7- 24 0-1
8 Kelemen, Lajos Dr. ( 0 ) Bege, Vencel ( 0 ) 25- 8 0-1
9 Klement, Bence ( 0 ) Czipp, Janos ( 0 ) 9- 26 1-0
10 Monduk, Ferenc ( 0 ) Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula ( 0 ) 27- 10 0-1
11 Dudas, Zoltan ( 0 ) Monduk, Eszter ( 0 ) 11- 28 0-1
12 Kujbus, Odett ( 0 ) Czimer, Jozsef ( 0 ) 29- 12 0-1
13 Peto, Karoly ( 0 ) Sulyok, Eszter ( 0 ) 13- 30 1/2
14 Charaf, Kamel ( 0 ) Zsatkovics, Endre ( 0 ) 31- 14 0-1
15 Pollak, Andras ( 0 ) Csomor, Gabor ( 0 ) 15- 32 1/2
16 Magos, Mate ( 0 ) Toth, Laszlo ( 0 ) 33- 16 0-1
17 Nemeth, Jozsef ( 0 ) Ruha, Midian ( 0 ) 17- 34 1-0

Standings
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No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS FIDE TPR W-We
1. 1 Yip, Michael 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1999 2346 +0.09
3 Velenyak, Janos 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1845 2312 +0.17
4 Varga, Attila 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1833 2266 +0.15
5 Szurkos, Andras 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1832 2262 +0.14
6 Bakacs, Janos 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1783 2217 +0.15
8 Bege, Vencel 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1767 2177 +0.13
9 Klement, Bence 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1762 2165 +0.12
10 Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1745 2104 +0.09
12 Czimer, Jozsef 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1708 2043 +0.08
14 Zsatkovics, Endre 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1695 +0.00
16 Toth, Laszlo 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1640 +0.00
17 Nemeth, Jozsef 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1634 +0.00
19 Ronyai, Imre 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1600 2589 +0.81
24 Horvath, Zoltan 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1477 2514 +0.85
28 Monduk, Eszter 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1330 2453 +0.91
16. 13 Peto, Karoly 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.5 1696 1296 -0.42
15 Pollak, Andras 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.5 1666 +0.00
30 Sulyok, Eszter 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.5 1258 1658 +0.42
32 Csomor, Gabor 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.5 0000 1666 0
20. 2 Bogar, Ferenc Dr. 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1854 865 -0.81
7 Szlenka, Attila 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1779 742 -0.85
11 Dudas, Zoltan 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1718 595 -0.91
18 Gecse, Lajos 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1611 1264 -0.09
20 Toth, Antal 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1577 1110 -0.17
21 Jancso, Geza 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1531 1098 -0.15
22 B. Kiss, Tamas 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1527 1097 -0.14
23 Moharos, Viktor 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1482 1048 -0.15
25 Kelemen, Lajos Dr. 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1442 1032 -0.13
26 Czipp, Janos 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1430 1027 -0.12
27 Monduk, Ferenc 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1369 1010 -0.09
29 Kujbus, Odett 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1276 941 -0.08
31 Charaf, Kamel 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 960 0
33 Magos, Mate 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 905 0
34 Ruha, Midian 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 899 0

Here my first round game.