TCh-HUN 2012–13 Rd9-GM Papp G(HUN) and GM Ilincic,Z(SRB)

TWIC 964

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be2 h5!?(Diagram)

GM Ilincic won a titanic defensive struggle with his pet line 6…h5!? The ..h5 restraining idea is now popular against the English Attack(6.Be3/f3 and g4) but here seems odd and out of place.
 
6…h5 flies under the radar and is unique to Ilincic.

6…h5


Here is some background from Youtube on Ilincic.
(Ilincic is on the right.)


Ilincic Giving a Simul

Bio-Ilincic
Serbian Grandmaster (1994). 

Champion of Yugoslavia in 1992 (co), 1994 and 2000. National U15 Youth Champion. Won or shared first at Barcelona 1989, Oberwart 1990, Jagodina, Pale and Nis 1993, Belgrade and 1996, Novisad 2002. First Saturday 10/2004 and three more tournaments in Budapest in 2005 and in 2007, Ared Open in 2008, Kecskemet GM 2010, Suboticka GM 2010. 

A member of the Yugoslavian- Serbian team in the Olympiads from 1994 until 2002. Best ELO: 2577 in 1999.

GM Ilincic,Z
 
Here is the feature game.
 
Papp,Ga (2571) – Ilincic,Z (2450)
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be2 h5!?[B92]
TCh-HUN 2012–13 Budapest HUN (9), 21.04.2013

Position 1

Black will win the exchange but white has strong light square control and well placed minor pieces. What do you recommend for white now?
 
Black to Play

22…Bb5

Posted on May 4, 2013, in Hungarian TCH 2012-13, Ilincic Z, Papp Ga, Sicilian Najdorf. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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