Monthly Archives: May 2013

French Winawer Review 2013-05

e4ChessNews
A review of 7 recent games in the French Winawer. Material should be useful to French Defence and/or 1.e4 players. Most games come with  videos.

For example: More About Poland
Gdańsk is Poland’s principal seaport as well as the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is also historically the largest city of the Kashubian region. 



Game 1
Robson,R (2620) – Shulman,Y (2570)
FR Winawer 4.ed ed[C15]
ch-USA 2013 Saint Louis USA (6), 09.05.2013
Game 2
Vocaturo,D (2511) – Bruno,Fabi (2428)
FR Winawer 4..b6[C16]
45th Italian Teams 2013 Bratto ITA (2), 28.04.2013
Game 3
Hector,J (2512) – Berg,E (2561)
FR Winawer 4.e5 c5 5.Bd2 [C17]
21st Sigeman & Co Malmo SWE (3.2), 24.05.2013
Game 4
This brilliant positional game is my favorite.


IM Artemiev(left)


Aravindh,Chithambaram VR (2328) – Artemiev,V (2524)
FR Winawer 6…Qa5[C18]
The Black Queen Blues Variation
Somov Memorial 2013 Kirishi RUS (6.4), 13.05.2013
Game 5
Franklin,S (2322) – Pert,N (2557)
FR Winawer Poisoned Pawn 12..d4[C19]
4NCL 2012–13 Hinckley ENG (10.116), 05.05.2013
Game 6
Tazbir,M (2555) – Socko,B (2651)
FR Winawer 7.h4 [C19]
ch-POL 2013 Chorzow POL (6.4), 18.04.2013
Game 7
Bartel,Mat (2619) – Socko,B (2651)
FR Winawer 7.a4[C19]

ch-POL 2013 Chorzow POL (8.1), 20.04.2013
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Zalakaros Open 2013 Rd9 Final Standings-GM Gonda(HUN)

Final Standings
GM Gonda took clear first with 7/9. Kozak, Adam had a great result with 5/9.

Some background-Hungarian players in action.


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Rk.   Name FED FIDE Pts
1 GM Gonda Laszlo HUN 2524 7
2 GM Medvegy Zoltan HUN 2552 6.5
3 GM Berczes David HUN 2532 6.5
4 IM Nemeth Miklos HUN 2450 6.5
5 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2439 6.5
6 FM Kilgus Georg AUT 2418 6
7 GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2592 6
8 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2528 6
9 GM Boros Denes HUN 2498 6
10   Havasi Gergo HUN 2040 6
11 IM Almasi Istvan HUN 2389 6
12 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2470 6
13 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2490 5.5
14 FM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2421 5.5
15 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2415 5.5
16   Takacs Balazs HUN 2334 5.5
17 FM Tesik Csaba HUN 2351 5.5
18   Kozak Adam HUN 2092 5
19 GM Lechtynsky Jiri CZE 2361 5
20 FM Radnai Adam HUN 2263 5
21 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2307 5
22   Zsirai Peter HUN 2199 5
23 FM Pasztor Ferenc HUN 2219 5
24   Havanecz Bianka HUN 2121 5
25 IM Bokros Albert HUN 2459 5
26 FM Bozinovic Bogdan CRO 2210 5
27 IM Vegh Endre HUN 2302 4.5
28 IM Ianov Viktor UKR 2327 4.5
29   Varga Melinda HUN 2213 4.5
30   Peczely Sebastian Zsombor HUN 2147 4.5
31 FM Csala Imre HUN 2180 4.5
32   Marosi Levente HUN 2035 4.5
33 FM Csonka Balazs HUN 2354 4.5
34 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2270 4
35   Juhasz Armin HUN 2198 4
36 IM Rigo Janos HUN 2287 4
37 FM Veleski Robert MKD 2262 4
38 IM Kernazhitsky Leonid UKR 2305 4
39 FM Frink Ferenc HUN 2136 4
40 FM Suto Gabor HUN 2193 4
41 FM Kincs Imre HUN 2184 4
42   Secheres Adrian-Simion ROU 2130 4
43 FM Wukits Rene AUT 2292 4
44   Srebrnic Vojko SLO 2176 3.5
45   Kende Gyorgy Dr. HUN 2171 3.5
46   Erdos Boglarka HUN 2225 3.5
47   Friml Antonin CZE 2124 3.5
48 FM Juhasz Kristof HUN 2345 3.5
49 FM Vukovic Ivo CRO 2170 3
50   Bereczki Janos HUN 2180 3
51 FM Hrbolka Ladislav CZE 2133 3
52   Jentsch Dieter GER 2173 3
53   Piroska Istvan HUN 2127 3
54   Vrchotka Josef CZE 2001 3
55 WFM Medvegyne Balogh Emese HUN 2052 3
56   Sonnberger Thomas AUT 2126 2.5
57   Stifter Ewald AUT 2013 2
58   Razsits Geza HUN 1995 2
59   Bella Zsolt HUN 1402 1
60 IM Majeric Zoran CRO 2279 0
  FM Kragelj Igor SLO 2181 0

Polgar Sisters Interview(Video)

From Las Vegas
A question-and-answer session with the Polgar Family, and a bonus lecture by Susan on chess principles, tactics and combinations.

Salento Open Gallipoli Rd2-GM Horvath Cs(HUN)

More about Gallipoli
The feature game was played in the Salento Open hosted in Gallipoli. Here is some background on this coastal town




TWIC 968
GM Horvath used the bishop pair and a central break the Classical Dutch in rd2.

Horvath,Cs1 (2516) – Caruso,Au (2272) 
Dutch Classical 7.b3 Nc6[A96]
2nd Salento Open Gallipoli ITA (2), 26.05.2013


Position 1
Black is under pressure from white’s well coordinated pieces. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

28…Rf7

Chess & Bridge(UK)-Shop with 3-D Viewer(!)

Browse our store! 

Fully interactive 3D view – use the arrows in the middle of the screen to move about the store, click the mouse and move it to change your view and zoom in on any set or book on our shelves using your mouse scoller or buttons on the top left – enjoy browsing!

Check out the cool store browsing feature. I have never seen anything like this before. 

Polgar Chess Festival 2012

The annual Polgar Chess Festival, in its sixth edition by now, has firmly established itself as a very prestigious social event, where celebrities, athletes, artists, scientists, businessmen, politicians and most importantly children like to participate and have fun for an entire day. 

The EU Youth Talents vs Judit Polgar simul , the world’s N°1 female chess player, as an ambassador of Chess in School program adopted by the European Parliament, gave a 27 board simul to children representing the 27 nations of the EU. 

The event also served as a promotion of the European Year for Solidarity between Generations by implementing the Generations Chess Clash into the program. 

The Polgar Chess Day provided meaningful programs for three generations sharing the same passion, from 4 years old kids to 99 years old chess enthusiasts, to grandchildren, grandparents and parents.

Zalakaros Open 2013 Rd7 Standings

Standings from Chess Rresults
Nemeth, Miklos is in clear first with 6/7.

Some background from the 2010 event.


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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 IM Nemeth Miklos HUN 2450 6
2 GM Berczes David HUN 2532 5.5
3 GM Gonda Laszlo HUN 2524 5.5
4 GM Medvegy Zoltan HUN 2552 5
5 GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2592 5
6 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2490 5
7 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2439 5
8 IM Almasi Istvan HUN 2389 5
9 FM Kilgus Georg AUT 2418 4.5
10 GM Boros Denes HUN 2498 4.5
11 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2528 4.5
12 IM Ianov Viktor UKR 2327 4.5
13 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2415 4.5
14 Takacs Balazs HUN 2334 4.5
15 Kozak Adam HUN 2092 4.5
16 Havasi Gergo HUN 2040 4.5
17 GM Lechtynsky Jiri CZE 2361 4
18 FM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2421 4
19 FM Radnai Adam HUN 2263 4
20 Peczely Sebastian Zsombor HUN 2147 4
21 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2470 4
22 FM Veleski Robert MKD 2262 4
23 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2307 4
24 IM Bokros Albert HUN 2459 4
25 Varga Melinda HUN 2213 4
26 FM Bozinovic Bogdan CRO 2210 4
27 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2270 3.5
28 IM Vegh Endre HUN 2302 3.5
29 Juhasz Armin HUN 2198 3.5
30 FM Pasztor Ferenc HUN 2219 3.5
31 Zsirai Peter HUN 2199 3.5
32 FM Tesik Csaba HUN 2351 3.5
33 Srebrnic Vojko SLO 2176 3.5
34 FM Frink Ferenc HUN 2136 3.5
35 FM Csonka Balazs HUN 2354 3.5
36 IM Rigo Janos HUN 2287 3
37 Havanecz Bianka HUN 2121 3
38 FM Suto Gabor HUN 2193 3
39 IM Kernazhitsky Leonid UKR 2305 3
40 FM Wukits Rene AUT 2292 3
41 FM Kincs Imre HUN 2184 3
42 Kende Gyorgy Dr. HUN 2171 3
43 Erdos Boglarka HUN 2225 3
44 FM Juhasz Kristof HUN 2345 3
45 FM Csala Imre HUN 2180 2.5
46 Secheres Adrian-Simion ROU 2130 2.5
47 Marosi Levente HUN 2035 2.5
48 Sonnberger Thomas AUT 2126 2.5
49 FM Vukovic Ivo CRO 2170 2.5
50 Friml Antonin CZE 2124 2.5
51 Piroska Istvan HUN 2127 2.5
52 Bereczki Janos HUN 2180 2
53 Stifter Ewald AUT 2013 2
54 Razsits Geza HUN 1995 2
55 Jentsch Dieter GER 2173 2
56 Vrchotka Josef CZE 2001 2
57 FM Hrbolka Ladislav CZE 2133 1.5
58 WFM Medvegyne Balogh Emese HUN 2052 1.5
59 Bella Zsolt HUN 1402 1
60 IM Majeric Zoran CRO 2279 0
FM Kragelj Igor SLO 2181 0

21st Sigeman & Co-GM Rapport(HUN) Wins

Report-Chessvibes
Official Site

GM Rapport(left) playing GM Berg(right)
Photo-Gallery
 

‘Richard Rapport won the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Hungarian grandmaster tied for first place with Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short, but won on tiebreak: direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group).

In the last round Rapport defeated Jonny Hector, Grandelius beat Ivan Sokolov and Short drew with Hans Tikkanen.(more)’

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# Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Short,N 2681 2698  x 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
2 Rapport,R 2674 2699 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 4.5
3 Grandelius,N 2556 2716 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
4 Sokolov,I 2642 2651 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 4
5 Van Wely,L 2689 2645 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4
6 Tikkanen,H 2537 2616 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 3.5
7 Berg,E 2561 2454 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 2
8 Hector,J 2512 2309 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1

Sigeman & Co Malmo 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

More on the Sigeman 2012 Tournament
Some background(Swedish language)

 


More on Sweden




TWIC 968
GM Rapport kept the queens on for the maximum tension playing the white side of a g3 Nimzo-Indian. He was finally rewarded for persistence in the sharp QR-QR phase when GM Short loosened his king’s position and allowed a devastating attack.

Rapport,R (2674) – Short,N (2681) 
Nimzo-Indian g3[E21]
21st Sigeman & Co Malmo SWE (2.2), 23.05.2013


Position 1
White has a strong attack going. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play
45…Qc7

Chess Kids 20 Years Later(Video)

Some familiar faces.

‘A follow-up to the acclaimed Chess Kids (1996), this Special Edition release delivers the original award-winning documentary remastered for DVD, and includes all new engaging interviews with the original players, nearly 20 years later! Featuring internationally renowned chess masters Judit Polgar, Josh Waitzkin, Morgan Pehme, Victoria Fossum, Joseph Conlon, and more!