Monthly Archives: July 2013

Biel Rd9-GM Rapport(HUN) Video Report

Round 9 with GM Danny King-Chessbase Report
A brief on-the-spot report of round 9 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Ding Liren, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport and Alexander Moiseenko.

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Biel 2013 Rd8(Video Report)-GM Rapport

Presented by GM Danny King
A brief on-the-spot report of round 8 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Ding Liren, Etienne Bacrot and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

120th ch-SCO 2013 Rd9-GM Hera(HUN)

TWIC 977
120th ch-SCO 2013 and Blog
GM Hera(HUN) shared first with GMs Jones and Gormally with 7/9. GM Farago,I(HUN) finished with 6/9.

More About Helensburgh Scotland-Host of the Tournament
With a population at the 2004 census of 20,626, Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde and the eastern shore of the entrance to the Gareloch. 

Helensburgh was founded in 1776 when Sir James Colquhoun of Luss built spa baths on the site of Ardencaple Castle, which dated back to about 1600. He then had the seaside resort town constructed to the east of the spa on a formal layout in the style of Edinburgh New Town, and named it after his wife Helen.

Hera,I (2558) – Strikovic,A (2504)
King’s Indian g3[E63]
120th ch-SCO 2013
Helensburgh SCO (9.3), 14.07.2013

Position 1
White is well placed and has the open g-file while Qa5 is a spectator on the queenside. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

22…b5

TWIC 977(HUN) INDEX July 30, 2013

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.

Events
GM Hoang won the EICC W Ch with 6/7 and GM Hera shared first in the Scottish Ch.

  • Dortmund-Leko
  • Biel-Rapport
  • Pardubice-Gonda,Boros
  • Politiken Cup-Portisch,L
  • EICC W-Hoang(winner);Papp,P
  • Andorra Open-Lyell,M(ENG)
  • SCO-Ch-Hera(winner) and Farago,I

41st GM Dortmund GER  2013

GM Leko has 2/4 so far.

GM Leko-GM Adams

Breisacher Memorial  2013-(SUI)Rd7
Rapport has 2/7.

GM Rapport-GM Bacrot


Video
Rd5 Bacrot-Rapport

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# Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts
1 Bacrot, Etienne 2714 2813 ½ ½ ½½ 1 4.5
2 Ding, Liren 2714 2758 ½1 1 ½ ½ 4
3 Moiseenko, Alexander 2699 2759 ½ ½0 ½ ½ 11 4
4 Vachier-Lagrave, M 2719 2757 ½ 0 ½ 11 ½½ 4
5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2717 2608 ½½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 2.5
6 Rapport, Richard 2693 2552 0 ½ 0 ½½ ½ 2


A group of Hungarian players participated included two US IMs based in Hungary,
-IM Battey(US) 5/9
-IM Kislik(US) 4.5/9

Hungarian Results

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SNo Name FIDE FED Pts. Rk.
15 GM Gonda Laszlo 2538 HUN 6 21
32 GM Boros Denes 2504 HUN 6 33
44 IM Sipos Istvan 2471 HUN 5 93
45 IM Toth Ervin 2471 HUN 5 85



USA Results

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SNo Name FIDE FED Pts. Rk.
57 IM Smith Bryan 2456 USA 5 70
91 WGM Nemcova Katerina 2382 USA 4 168
109 IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2345 USA 5 83
125 IM Battey Alexander 2304 USA 4.5 99



Overall Standings
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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2670 7.5
2 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2568 7.5
3 GM Shyam Sundar IND 2505 7
4 GM Lalith Babu IND 2571 7
5 GM Petr Martin CZE 2523 7
6 GM Yagupov Igor RUS 2389 6.5
7 GM Chernyshov Konstantin RUS 2514 6.5
8 IM Das Debashis IND 2478 6.5
9 GM Kononenko Dmitry UKR 2610 6.5
10 GM Teske Henrik GER 2517 6.5
11 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2536 6.5
12 IM Belyakov Bogdan RUS 2430 6.5



Politiken Cup 2013
Portisch,L is playing.

Interview
(We) met the Hungarian chess legend Lajos Portisch in the lobby and got a short interview.

Mr. Portisch told us, that this is his third appearance in Politiken Cup and he likes the tournament because of the nice surroundings, the Konventum hotel, the good food and the nice atmosphere. 

We asked why he so far has not attended any senior chess competitions, Portisch answered, that he has no ambition to become a senior world champion, when he never became world champion in his best period as a chess player. 


“In my age, you choose your tournaments very carefully. Of course if the organizers of the senior world championship gave me a nice offer, I would consider, but my main ambition these days is to sing.(more)..’

GM Portisch,L


14th ch-EUR Ind w  2013Chess Results
GMs Hoang,Thanh Trang and Gunina,Valentina 6/7. Papp,Petra 4/7.

Champion
GM Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) 




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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2467 6
2 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2507 6
3 IM Melia Salome GEO 2428 5.5
4 WGM Arabidze Meri GEO 2320 5.5
5 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478 5.5
6 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2443 5.5
7 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2558 5.5
8 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2594 5.5
9 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2489 5.5
10 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2334 5
11 WGM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2363 5
12 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2401 5
13 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina RUS 2407 5
14 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2512 5
15 WGM Charochkina Daria RUS 2326 5
16 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2497 5
17 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2454 5
18 IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2351 5
19 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2322 5
20 GM Socko Monika POL 2435 5
21 WIM Schut Lisa NED 2277 5
22 IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2484 5



Andorra Open 2013Chess Results
GM Vovk was clear first with 7.5/9. FM Lyell,M(ENG) who is based in Budapest got 5/9.

Marcos Camacho(ESP)


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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 Vovk Andrey GM UKR 2567 7.5
2 Rodshtein Maxim GM ISR 2641 7
3 Vazquez Igarza Renier GM ESP 2571 7
4 Iturrizaga Eduardo GM VEN 2643 7
5 Norwood David R GM AND 2491 7
6 Narciso Dublan Marc GM ESP 2536 7
7 Gozzoli Yannick GM FRA 2523 7
8 Hamitevici Vladimir IM MDA 2482 7
9 Gaudineau Eric FRA 2358 6.5
10 Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel GM ESP 2547 6.5
11 Demuth Adrien IM FRA 2463 6.5
12 Tania Sachdev IM IND 2430 6.5
13 Steingrimsson Hedinn GM ISL 2557 6.5
14 Massoni Michael IM FRA 2373 6.5
15 Peralta Fernando GM ARG 2622 6.5
16 Wegerle Joerg IM GER 2445 6.5
17 Macias Murillo Bryan IM ECU 2298 6.5



120th ch-SCO 2013 and the Blog
GM Hera(HUN) shared first with GMs Jones and Gormally with 7/9. GM Farago,I(HUN) finished with 6/9.

Report-Day 7
‘…Today is the longest day.  Surprising, given that we are going to be here until nearly 11pm tonight, Alex and I are in good spirits and there is some serious banter taking place.  To anyone listening, you would think we are abusing each other.  Not Alex and me :D(more)’

Veteran GM Farago

Pannónia-Nitrokémia Kupa 2013 Final Standings

Final Standings
IM Aczel, Gergely took clear first with 6.5/7.
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Rk.   Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 IM Aczel Gergely HUN 2451 6.5
2 IM Szabolcsi Janos HUN 2350 6
3   Michalicka Milan SVK 2252 5.5
4   Koczo Kristof HUN 2269 5.5
5 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2449 5.5
6   Szajbely Zsigmond HUN 2164 5.5
7 FM Nagy Bence HUN 2360 5
8 FM Szabo Balazs HUN 2300 5
9 IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2292 5
10   Balint Vilmos HUN 2216 5
11 IM Galyas Miklos HUN 2409 5
12   Ongai Erik HUN 2013 5
13   Budai David HUN 2304 4.5
14   Farkas Lajos Dr. HUN 2205 4.5
15   Szegi Tomas SVK 2222 4.5
16   Bodo Bence HUN 2171 4.5
17   Zentai Peter HUN 2234 4.5
18   Odor Istvan HUN 2152 4.5
19   Farkas Adam HUN 2152 4.5
20 IM Rigo Janos HUN 2271 4.5
21 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2297 4.5
22   Orosz Andras HUN 2044 4.5
23 FM Radnai Adam HUN 2327 4.5
24   Szabo Zsolt HUN 2183 4.5
25   Papp Tamas HUN 2059 4.5
26   Varga Richard HUN 1911 4.5
27   Smideliusz Mark HUN 2125 4
28   Weber Dirk GER 2272 4
29   Laza Szabolcs HUN 1968 4
30   Sardy Peter HUN 2360 4
31   Varadi Benedek HUN 2127 4
32   Forgacs Attila HUN 2155 4
33   Grimsholm Ola SWE 2098 4
34   Mester Attila HUN 2073 4
35 FM Biro Andras HUN 2268 4
36   Gaal Ede HUN 2051 4
37   Marosi Levente HUN 2075 4
38   Dankhazi Andras HUN 2186 4
39   Csire Bence HUN 2068 4
40   Ruck Robert HUN 2055 4

Lila Futo 2013-07 Final Standings

Takacs,L and Halak,M shared first with 5.5/6. Szoukup, Istvan had a strong tournament with 4/6 and a TPR of 2101(!).

Final Standings
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No. PNo. Name FIDE TPR Score
1 3 Takacs, Lajos 2149 2391 5.5
5 Halak, Miklos 2132 2358 5.5
3 1 Fodre, Sandor 2153 2208 4.5
6 Piroska, Istvan 2111 2186 4.5
2 Hetenyi, Geza 2153 2086 4.5
8 Valis, Janos 2071 2075 4.5
7 7 Bodrogi, Mihaly 2086 1950 4
26 Szoukup, Istvan 1734 2101 4
12 Tomasek, Tamas Mate 2000 1924 4
4 Pesztericz, Laszlo 2132 2006 4
10 Varga, Attila 2012 1920 4
22 Zahonyi Abel, Mark 1823 1940 4
15 Toth, Tamas 1877 1819 4
14 50 Sterbenz, Tamas Dr. 0 1952 3.5
11 Legradi, David 2004 1851 3.5
13 Szalay, Balazs 1948 1821 3.5
21 Bartuszek, Andras 1835 1961 3.5
9 Mitlasovszki, Imre 2019 1863 3.5
19 Karpati, Kende Vajk 1853 1796 3.5
23 Gruz, Janos 1820 1874 3.5
14 Rozsa, Sandor 1933 1851 3.5
49 Oszvald, peter 0 1832 3.5
23 29 Truong, Duc Huong 1698 1793 3
20 Karpati, Gabor 1836 1819 3
27 Toth, Tibor 1728 1673 3
31 Fabian, Laszlo 1656 1748 3
25 Szurkos, Andras 1780 1850 3
33 Berki, Zsofi Anna 1618 1679 3
39 Kovacsy, Barnabas 1518 1734 3
30 18 Granicz, Janos 1853 1801 2.5
32 Pinter, Tamas 1655 1754 2.5
28 Czimer, Jozsef 1704 1673 2.5
16 Doroszlai, Erik 1872 1613 2.5
51 Vagi, Laszlo 0 1696 2.5
24 Szlenka, Attila 1815 1468 2.5
45 Belovai, Gergo 0 1527 2.5
37 30 Kovacs, Judit 1669 1598 2
17 Lakat, Gyula 1863 1480 2
47 Davidhazy, Robert 0 1704 2
38 Lipcsei, Daniel 1564 1131 2
40 Eros, Janos 1425 1523 2
35 Videki, Imre 1590 1487 2
42 Kidd, Balint 1381 1525 2
44 Viola, Gellert 1295 1467 2
46 David, Robert 0 1523 2
46 43 Kelemen, Szabolcs 1342 1543 1.5
34 Toth, Antal 1603 1810 1.5
36 Gyombolai, Balint 1574 1408 1.5
41 Ongut, Tamas Gunes 1399 1349 1.5
50 48 Orosz, Tamas 0 1305 1
52 Virag, Balint 0 874 1
37 Ongut, Selcuk 1573 1142 1

Pannónia-Nitrokémia Kupa(Blitz) 2013 Final Standings-FM Radnai,A(HUN)

Final Standings
[Please note that this was only a blitz tournament. The main tournament is still going on, we just started the 5th round.]
FM Radnai,Adam; Bodi, Tibor and Koczo, Kristof shared first with 7/9. Radnai is my RAC teammate so well done.

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 Bodi Tibor HUN 2031 7
2 FM Radnai Adam HUN 2327 7
3 Koczo Kristof HUN 2269 7
4 Haszon David HUN 2290 6.5
5 IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2292 6.5
6 Fodor Balazs HUN 1842 6
7 Zentai Peter HUN 2234 5.5
8 Csolig Robert HUN 2135 5.5
9 Terbe Zsuzsanna HUN 1902 5.5
10 Farkas Lajos Dr. HUN 2205 5.5
11 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2297 5
12 Molnar Marton Marcello HUN 1957 5
13 Horvath Csaba HUN 2208 5
14 Kaufmann Peter HUN 1864 5
15 Ghadiri Radmehr IRI 1786 5
16 Katona Jozsef HUN 0 5
17 Terbe Julianna HUN 1953 4.5
18 Bege Aron HUN 2015 4.5
19 Bege Mate HUN 1639 4.5
20 Polyik Peter HUN 1895 4.5
21 Balint Vilmos HUN 2216 4
22 Bege Levente HUN 1827 4
23 Pallag Gergely SVK 2066 4
24 Kovacs Bence HUN 1864 4
25 Marton Jozsef HUN 2220 4
26 Javor Janos HUN 1738 4
27 Marton Benedek HUN 1464 4
28 Baranyi Robert HUN 0 4

FSFMA July 2013-FM Resika,N(USA)

TWIC 976
FM Resika Nathan A(USA) completely dominated the field with 9.5/10.

Americans in Budapest, 

FM Resika, Nathan(right) and Wu, Christopher(left)


Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts.
1 FM Resika Nathan 2186 USA * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9.5
2 Kertesz Zsolt 2084 HUN 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 7
3 Juracsik Jozsef 2136 HUN 0 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 6
4 Andersen Soren 2115 DEN 0 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
5 FM Juhasz Bela 2222 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 5.5
6 Farkas Richard 2198 HUN 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
7 Laza Szabolcs 1968 HUN 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 4
8 FM Mayer Istvan 2050 HUN 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 3.5
9 Zhou Hao 0 CHN ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 3.5
10 Darazs Zoltan 2161 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 3.5
11 Steer Jozsef 1937 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1.5


Game 1
Resika,N (2186) – Juracsik,J (2136)
English Symmetrical[A39]
FSFMA July 2013 

Budapest HUN (1.5), 06.07.2013

Position 1
White is on the verge of breaking through on the queenside so black is now rushing to generate something on the kingside. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

25…Ng5

Game 2
Farkas,R (2198) – Resika,N (2186)
King’s Indian Saemisch[E81]
FSFMA July 2013 

Budapest HUN (2.3), 07.07.2013

Position 1
White’s position is tactically suspicious. The unprotected Ra1 is begging to be exploited. What do you recommend for Black?

Black to Play

22.Nd1

Coming to Budapest for Chess?

First Saturday Prices / FS Contact 
These are the most expensive tournaments in the city by far and offer no prizes. The target market is foreign tourists. Local players get an unadvertised discount fee which is a well guarded little secret.

The standard Hungarian player fee for FM groups is 12,000 HUF(40EUR/ 54USD; 54CAN). Foreigners see website list. Note that everything is negotiable and there are no prizes.

This is the price range for FS-FMA RRs.
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Rating HUF EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 59,220 200 264.92 272.84
1800 1900 53,298 180 238.43 245.56
1901 2000 47,376 160 211.94 218.28
2001 2100 41,454 140 185.45 190.99
2101 2200 35,532 120 158.95 163.71
2200 2250 29,610 100 132.46 136.42



Foreign players(for example FIDE 2000) are charged approximately QUADRUPLE the local player rates. 

Other Tournaments
Hidden from tourists are some real bargains. Budapest is the home of affordable tournaments. Many cheap tournaments are available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. 

Some diligent digging is required to find these events. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events.

For more information:
Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing(Hungarian Language)
Budapest Entry Fees 2012(Scroll down to bottom of blog too)

Other RRs
I usually play 4-5 RRs per year for very modest entry fees. These events are harder to find and advertised only in Hungarian. Here is a nice example of an alternative Budapest RR event.

Frech Karolyi Final StandingsGroup A
This tournament is one example of the hidden little gems Budapest has to offer. I played this event in June for the bargain price of 3,900HUF (14EUR/ 18USD/18CAN). This was net of the Budapest Tournament Card holder 10% discount.

Rank Name Score Rating TPR
1 Koczo, Kristof 7.5 2269 2355
2 Nagy, Aron 5.5 2140 2176
3 FM Juhasz, Bela 5.5 2222 2167
4 Kormos, Adam 5 2211 2131
5 Bodrogi, Mihaly 5 2109 2143
6 Stern, Tibor 4.5 2025 2109
7 Varga, Attila 4 2012 2067
8 Yip, Michael 3.5 2007 2031
9 Bodrogi, Laszlo 2.5 2036 1942
10 Zoldy, Robert 2 1975 1895

Entry Fee Range for 1 Game/Day RRs
Here is the entry fee range in Budapest for a FIDE 2000 player(as an example). This summary shows how far out of line with the overall market First Saturday is(approx 8X the average).

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Round Robin Rds Prizes HUF EUR USD CAN 2013
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23 23 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 18 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 Sept
First Saturday(FS-FMA) 9-11 No 40,800 140 180 181 Monthly
FS Price for Hungarians No 12,000 41 53 53 Monthly

Battle of Senta 2013-GM Balog,I (HUN)

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Battle of Senta 2013Results
GM Drazic won with 7/9. GM Balog(HUN) finished with 5/9.

Hungarian Results

SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. rtg+/-
1 GM Balog Imre 2547 HUN 5 -22.4
23 WIM Domany Zsofia 2158 HUN 5 6.6
35 Kovacs Arthur 1995 HUN 4 7.95


More About Senta,Serbia

Senta municipality is located in the north part of Bačka region, situated on the right bank of Tisa River. It is 42km away from the state border with Hungary. The Municipality of Senta covers the area of 293km². Besides the town of Senta, its administrative center, it includes the following settlements: Gornji Breg, Kevi, Bogaraš and Tornjoš.



Here is the feature game.

Balog,I (2547) – Sente,D (2082) 

King’s Indian Saemish[E81]
17th Battle of Senta Senta 

SRB (7.6), 18.07.2013

Position 1
Mutual attacks have begun. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

17…Kxf8

12th Bergamo Open 2013 Rd4-GM Farago I(HUN)

TWIC 976
12th Bergamo Open  2013(ITA)
Georgiev,Ki and Brunello,S won with 5.6. GMs Hera(HUN) and Farago,I(HUN) scored 4.5/6

Rank Player FIDE Total
1 Georgiev,Ki 2636 5.0/6
2 Brunello,S 2593 5.0/6
3 Ivanisevic,I 2649 4.5/6
4 Solodovnichenko,Y 2555 4.5/6
5 Hera,I 2558 4.5/6
6 Farago,I 2447 4.5/6


More About Bergamo, Italy
Bergamo is a town and comune in Lombardy, Italy, about 40 km northeast of Milan. The comune is home to over 120,000 inhabitants.



Here is the feature game of veteran GM Farago.

Farago,I (2447) – Zimina,O (2330)
Semi-Slav Anti-Meran 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3[D45]
12th BergamoOpen 2013
BergamoITA (4.4), 20.07.2013

Position 1
White is ahead an extra doubled pawn but the opposite color bishops give black an illusion of hope. The real problem for black is the weak d-pawn. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

31…Rd4