Monthly Archives: August 2013

More GM Hoang(HUN) from EICC W 2013

14th ch-EUR Ind w 2013Chess Results
Here are three games from the new European Women’s Champion GM Hoang Thanh Trang.

Board one, final round
Hoang Thanh Trang(l) vs. Viktorija Cmilyte(r)

Hoang Thanh Trang is the new European Women’s Champion-Chessvibes

She’s an especially strong player in the endgame:’-See full report

Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini3.0 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
Round 6.4

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
Round 7.3

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
Round 10.1

New Champion-GM Hoang


Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini30 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (6.4), 28.07.2013

Position 1
Black took the a-pawn and consolidated after white tried to smash down the queenside with 30.Rxa5? but failed.

White to Play

29…Qc7

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (7.3), 29.07.2013

Position 1
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending and eventually converted a nice R-R ending in model fashion.

White to Play

45.Ra2

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (10.1), 02.08.2013

Position 1
Black’s kingside pawn shield looks loose. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

29.Qxd6

Art Pub Kupa August 9-11 2013-Start List

Start List-from Hungarian Chess Federation
Playing Site; More info Geniusz Sakk and BenyedaChess
There are 63 players so far (with thirteen 2000+) for a strong field as a warmup for the Budapest Open later this month. 

There are five unrated players who will be collected enough games to earn their first FIDE ratings. This is the normal(and cheap) way to earn the initial rating-play in a couple or three of these small 90/G tournaments. Then it’s play, play and play some more to climb up the food chain.

Organizer
Horvath, Csaba will also be supplying photos of the action.

Horvath, Csaba


This is one of the hidden little treasures of Budapest. There is one foreign player already-SCHWEIGHOFFER(SUI)-and me makes two so now it’s a little international Open.

Note the cheap entry fees!

Format: 
6-round FIDE rated open(G/90mins) for under FIDE 2200 rated players.

The Art Pub

Organizers

Benyeda,Tibor-BenyedaChess


Entry Fee
A csoport:

FIDE HUF EUR USD CAN
2000+ 3500 11.7 15.6 16.2
1600+ 4000 13.4 17.8 18.5
Other 4500 15.1 20.0 20.8


B csoport: 

egységesen 3000 Ft.

Pre-Registered

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Ssz. Cím Név Ország Élő
1. LÁSZLÓ Imre HUN 2177
2. RÉPÁSI Zoltán Sr. HUN 2174
3. JUHÁSZ MÁRK HUN 2154
4. FM FODRÉ Sándor HUN 2153
5. NÁDASI Balázs HUN 2145
6. GUBICS Péter HUN 2113
7. PIROSKA István HUN 2089
8. MARKOS Ádám HUN 2077
9. MESTER Attila HUN 2073
10. STERN Tibor HUN 2054
11. MOLNÁR László HUN 2036
12. YIP Michael CAN 2023
13. MITLASOVSZKI Imre HUN 2019
14. GOMBÓCZ Ferenc HUN 1996
15. GASPARICS Ákos HUN 1990
16. DARÓCZY Sándor HUN 1955
17. BOHUS Ádám HUN 1917
18. SULCZ István HUN 1912
19. SCHWEIGHOFFER Martin SUI 1870
20. SZENTGYÖRGYI Sándor HUN 1856
21. BARTUSZEK András HUN 1844
22. FODOR Balázs HUN 1842
23. SCHATZER András HUN 1827
24. BEGE Levente HUN 1826
25. ZÁHONYI-ÁBEL MÁRK HUN 1823
26. SZLENKA Attila HUN 1815
27. BALLA Attila HUN 1813
28. KÖKÉNY Norbert Adrián HUN 1811
29. POLYÁNSZKY-TAMÁSI Zoltán HUN 1800
30. FIRNIGEL János HUN 1797
31. SZURKOS András HUN 1786
32 KISS Balázs HUN 1779
33. BEGE Vencel HUN 1737
34. LENGYEL Andrea HUN 1714
35. TRUONG Duc Huong HUN 1698
36. DILLER Denis HUN 1671
37. FÁBIÁN László Béla GER 1656
38. PINTÉR Tamás HUN 1655
39. KEREKES Lajos HUN 1640
40. BEGE Máté HUN 1639
41. BERKI Zsófi Anna HUN 1639
42. SZŰCS Zoltán HUN 1633
43. CZUMBEL Péter HUN 1583
44. DILLER Kevin HUN 1573
45. KOVÁCS Gábor Etele HUN 1571
46. MÁRTON Dénes HUN 1565
47. BARANYAI-MOLNÁR Ádám HUN 1502
48. MÁRTON Benedek HUN 1464
49. DIBUSZ Domonkos HUN 1451
50. LAKATOS Tamás HUN 1448
51. PAPP András HUN 1440
52. KIDD Bálint HUN 1381
53. PALÓCZ Katalin HUN 1359
54. BREZNYÁN Annamária HUN 1302
55. BENYEDA Mónika HUN 1285
56. BREZNYÁN Dorina HUN 1261
57. MÁRTON Kristóf HUN 1248
58. GOMBÓCZ Ferenc ifj. HUN 1209
59. BERENCSY Dániel HUN 0
60. GERESDI-HORVÁTH Ágoston HUN 0
61. GOMBÓCZ Judit HUN 0
62. OROSZ Tamás HUN 0
63. OSZVALD Péter HUN 0

Gabčíkovo Open 2013(SVK)-IM Sipos(HUN)

Final Standings
IM SIPOS(HUN) was clear first with 7.5/9.

More About Gabčíkovo,SVK
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Rk. Name FED FIDE Points
1 IM SIPOS István HUN 2471 7.5
2 GM BALOG Imre HUN 2547 7
3 GM CZEBE Attila HUN 2488 7
4 GM OKHOTNIK Vladimir FRA 2383 7
5 IM BOKROS Albert HUN 2459 6.5
6 IM BÉRCZES Csaba HUN 2392 6.5
7 IM GARA Anita HUN 2299 6
8 IM KIREEV Aleksei RUS 2310 6
9 IM BÁŇAS Ján SVK 2310 6
10 FM DRUSKA Juraj SVK 2385 6
11 FM JACKO Vladimír SVK 2271 6
HÁBA Zdeněk CZE 2227 6
13 IM STREBKOVS Andrejs LAT 2312 6
14 FM VUKOVIC Ivo CRO 2170 5.5
15 FM VELESKI Robert MKD 2270 5.5
16 FM BOZINOVIC Bogdan CRO 2214 5.5
17 VESELSKÝ Jozef SVK 2174 5.5

European Women’s Champion 2013-GM Hoang(HUN)

This is the big news of the week. GM Hoang,Thanh Trang 9/11 took clear first and is the new champion.

New Champion-GM Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) 

The final press conference.


Final Standings
Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2467 9
2 IM Melia Salome GEO 2428 8
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2454 8
4 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2497 8
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2489 8
6 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2512 8
7 GM Socko Monika POL 2435 8
8 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2334 7.5
9 WGM Arabidze Meri GEO 2320 7.5
10 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478 7.5
11 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2371 7.5
12 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2594 7.5
13 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2437 7.5
14 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2497 7.5
15 WGM Ozturk Kubra TUR 2293 7.5
16 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2523 7.5
17 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2465 7.5
18 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2430 7.5
19 IM Milliet Sophie FRA 2396 7.5
20 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2385 7.5
GM Hoang


Performance by Round
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Rd. SNo Name RtgI FED Pts. Res.
1 98 WIM Olsarova Tereza 2203 CZE 6 w 1
2 61 WGM Arabidze Meri 2320 GEO 7.5 s ½
3 55 WGM Kochetkova Julia 2328 SVK 6.5 w 1
4 42 WGM Kovanova Baira 2371 RUS 7.5 s ½
5 44 IM Savina Anastasia 2368 RUS 6.5 w 1
6 3 GM Lagno Kateryna 2542 UKR 7 s 1
7 46 WGM Daulyte Deimante 2363 LTU 7 w 1
8 7 GM Gunina Valentina 2507 RUS 7 s 1
9 24 IM Melia Salome 2428 GEO 8 w ½
10 10 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2489 RUS 8 s 1
11 8 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2497 LTU 8 w ½


Here is GM Hoang’s rd8 victory, featuring some subtle RB-RN endgame play.

Gunina,V (2507) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
Reti-KIA[A07]
14th ch-EUR Ind w 

Belgrade SRB (8.1), 31.07.2013

Position 1
Black has an active R+B tandem. What do you recommend for black?


Black to Play



26.Nf3


Position 2
Black has a mobile kingside majority and an active rook/bishop. What do you recommend for black/

Black to Play

38.Re2

TWIC 977(HUN) INDEX Aug 6, 2013

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.

Summary
14th ch-EUR Ind w  2013GM Hoang,Thanh Trang 9/11 clear first and new champion. Papp,Petra 5.5/11.
4th Terre degli Elimi 2013(Sicily)-Amato Andrea won with 6/7. Rudolf,An(HUN) 5.5/7.

Politiken Cup 2013Portisch,L 6.5/10
41st GM Dortmund GER  2013GM Adams won. GM Leko had 4.5 for shared 4th.
GB Ch 2013-Meszaros G
3rd Riga Tech Uni Op  2013-Hera,I
Under 16 OL 2013-Csonka B, Gledura B; Kantor G and Antal T.

14th ch-EUR Ind w  2013Chess Results
This is the big news of the week.
GM Hoang,Thanh Trang 9/11 clear first and new champion. Papp,Petra 5.5/11.

New Champion-GM Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) 
The final press conference.

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Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2467 9
2 IM Melia Salome GEO 2428 8
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2454 8
4 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2497 8
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2489 8
6 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2512 8
7 GM Socko Monika POL 2435 8
8 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2334 7.5
9 WGM Arabidze Meri GEO 2320 7.5
10 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478 7.5
11 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2371 7.5
12 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2594 7.5
13 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2437 7.5
14 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2497 7.5
15 WGM Ozturk Kubra TUR 2293 7.5
16 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2523 7.5
17 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2465 7.5
18 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2430 7.5
19 IM Milliet Sophie FRA 2396 7.5
20 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2385 7.5



4th Terre degli Elimi  2013(Sicily)
Amato Andrea won with 6/7. Rudolf,An(HUN) 5.5/7. Here is a report.

4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” in Erice(from Chessbase)
by Alessandro Monaco

‘The third edition of last year ended with the victory of the Russian grandmaster Vladimir Epishin, Georgian IM Sopiko Guramishvili placing second and IM Tapani Sammalvuo from Finland third.(more)’ 


Andrea Amato(left) drew Anna Rudolf(right)
in the last round to win the event


Final standing (top 10)

# Title Player Rating Pts Perf.
1 Amato Andrea 2291 6.0 2511
2 GM Georgiev Vladimir 2544 5.5 2444
3 WGM Przezdziecka Marta 2297 5.5 2443
4 IM Arnaudov G. Petar 2487 5.5 2456
5 Van Dongen Cor 2357 5.5 2336
6 IM Van Assendelft Floris 2381 5.5 2411
7 IM Adrian Claude 2221 5.5 2332
8 WGM Rudolf Anna 2301 5.5 2429
9 FM Lammens Tim 2316 4.5 2299
10 IM Masternak Grzegorz 2339 4.5 2271

41st GM Dortmund GER  2013
Winner of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund on Sunday the Englishman Michael Adams. The 41-year-old grandmaster scored 7.0 points from nine games and referred Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), who won 6.5 points, to second place. 

In the final round Adams and Kramnik broke up after about two hours draw, the series winner of Dortmund was black with no means to defeat the British.’

GM Leko had 4.5 for shared 4th.

GM Leko(left)-GM Adams(right)

GM Adams(left)-GM Kramnik(right)


Breisacher Memorial  2013-(SUI)
Rapport finished last.

Rapport(left)

The winners


Politiken Cup 2013
GM Parimarjan Negi was clear first with 9/10. Portisch,L 6.5/10

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Pl. Player ELO Total
1  3. GM Parimarjan Negi (Sportfreunde Katernberg 1913 e.V.) 2634 9
2  1. GM Ivan Cheparinov () 2678 8
3  2. GM Romain Édouard (L´Echiquier Chalonnais) 2662 8
4  12. GM Sebastien Maze (Marseille Echecs) 2547 8
5  11. GM Sune Berg Hansen (Helsingør Skakklub) 2549 8
6  8. GM Jan H. Timman (Schachgemeinschaft Porz e.V.) 2584 8
7  7. GM Sabino Brunello () 2593 8
8  6. GM Robin Van Kampen () 2595 8
9  5. GM Sergey Erenburg () 2615
10  4. GM Hrant Melkumyan (Sfrd. Berlin 1903 e.V.) 2632
11  26. IM Simon Bekker-Jensen (Philidor) 2414
12  13. GM Krzysztof Bulski (Klub Szachowy “Hetman”) 2534
13  37. FM Bjørn Møller Ochsner (Jetsmark Skakklub) 2343

3rd Riga Tech Uni Op 2013
GM Hera,I

Under 16 OL 2013
Csonka B, Gledura B; Kantor G and Antal T.

GB Ch 2013
Meszaros G is playing. Here is his rd4 game.

Ghasi,A (2459) – Meszaros,Gyu (2255)
King’s Indian Attack vs QGD[A05]
100th ch-GBR 2013
Torquay ENG (4.8), 01.08.2013

Position 1
Black has played the opening poorly and is now caught in the center. What do you recommend for white?(more than one solution).


White to Play
16…Nc5

Czech Open A 2013 Rd1-GM Boros,D

TWIC 977-Pardubice 2013
GMs Boros(HUN) and Gonda(HUN) finished with 6/9.

Life was not so easy for GM Boros in the first round as he battled hard against the Sicilian Dragon. The old 11.Bh6 was nothing special but it did induce black to weaken his pawns. However, white could not break through on the kingside and the game turned to black’s favor.

Nice chess lady 


Hungarian Results
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SNo Name FIDE FED Pts.
15 GM Gonda Laszlo 2538 HUN 6
32 GM Boros Denes 2504 HUN 6
44 IM Sipos Istvan 2471 HUN 5
45 IM Toth Ervin 2471 HUN 5


Boros,De (2504) – Le Ruyet,L (2273)
Sicilian Dragon 9.0–0–0 d5 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bh6 [B76]
Czech Open A 2013
Pardubice CZE (1.32), 19.07.2013


Position 1
Black had a fine position and went to the attack with 27…Nc4. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

27…Nc4

Terre degli Elimi 2013-WGM Rudolf,A(HUN)

From Chessbase
4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” in Erice-by Alessandro Monaco


The third edition of last year ended with the victory of the Russian grandmaster Vladimir Epishin, Georgian IM Sopiko Guramishvili placing second and IM Tapani Sammalvuo from Finland third.

This year the participation of foreign players has been remarkable: 35 players from 14 countries! At the start 82 players in the Open A and 18 in the Open B! For the Sicily an absolute record! 100 players in total.(more-See full report)

Andrea Amato(left) drew Anna Rudolf(right)

in the last round to win the event


Final standing (top 10)

# Title Player Rating Pts Perf.
1 Amato Andrea 2291 6.0 2511
2 GM Georgiev Vladimir 2544 5.5 2444
3 WGM Przezdziecka Marta 2297 5.5 2443
4 IM Arnaudov G. Petar 2487 5.5 2456
5 Van Dongen Cor 2357 5.5 2336
6 IM Van Assendelft Floris 2381 5.5 2411
7 IM Adrian Claude 2221 5.5 2332
8 WGM Rudolf Anna 2301 5.5 2429
9 FM Lammens Tim 2316 4.5 2299
10 IM Masternak Grzegorz 2339 4.5 2271

Art Pub Kupa August 9-11 2013

Start List-from Hungarian Chess Federation
Playing Site; More info Geniusz Sakk and BenyedaChess
This is one of the hidden little treasures of Budapest. There is one foreign player already-SCHWEIGHOFFER(SUI)-and me makes two so now it’s a little international Open.

Note the cheap entry fees!

Format: 
6-round FIDE rated open(G/90mins) for under FIDE 2200 rated players.

The Art Pub

Organizers

Horvath, Csaba

Benyeda,Tibor-BenyedaChess


Entry Fee
A csoport:

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FIDE HUF EUR USD CAN
2000+ 3500 11.7 15.6 16.2
1600+ 4000 13.4 17.8 18.5
Other 4500 15.1 20.0 20.8

B csoport: 

egységesen 3000 Ft.

Pre-Registered(so far)
50 players so far.

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Ssz. Cím Név Ország Élő
1. LÁSZLÓ Imre HUN 2177
2. FM FODRÉ Sándor HUN 2153
3. NÁDASI Balázs HUN 2145
4. PIROSKA István HUN 2089
5. MESTER Attila HUN 2073
6. STERN Tibor HUN 2054
7. MOLNÁR László HUN 2036
8. YIP Michael CAN 2023
9. MITLASOVSZKI Imre HUN 2019
10. DARÓCZY Sándor HUN 1955
11. BOHUS Ádám HUN 1917
12. SULCZ István HUN 1912
13. SCHWEIGHOFFER Martin SUI 1870
14. NYIRKOS Péter HUN 1861
15. SZENTGYÖRGYI Sándor HUN 1856
16. KOVÁCS Bence HUN 1854
17. BARTUSZEK András HUN 1844
18. FODOR Balázs HUN 1842
19. SCHATZER András HUN 1827
20. BEGE Levente HUN 1826
21. SZLENKA Attila HUN 1815
22. BALLA Attila HUN 1813
23. KÖKÉNY Norbert Adrián HUN 1811
24. POLYÁNSZKY-TAMÁSI Zoltán HUN 1800
25. SZURKOS András HUN 1786
26. BEGE Vencel HUN 1737
27. LENGYEL Andrea HUN 1714
28. TRUONG Duc Huong HUN 1698
29. DILLER Denis HUN 1671
30. FÁBIÁN László Béla GER 1656
31. PINTÉR Tamás HUN 1655
32. KEREKES Lajos HUN 1640
33. BEGE Máté HUN 1639
34. BERKI Zsófi Anna HUN 1639
35. SZŰCS Zoltán HUN 1633
36. BENYEDA Tibor HUN 1632
37. TÓTH Antal HUN 1603
38. DILLER Kevin HUN 1573
39. KOVÁCS Gábor Etele HUN 1571
40. BARANYAI-MOLNÁR Ádám HUN 1502
41. DIBUSZ Domonkos HUN 1451
42. LAKATOS Tamás HUN 1448
43. KIDD Bálint HUN 1381
44. PALÓCZ Katalin HUN 1359
45. BREZNYÁN Annamária HUN 1302
46. BENYEDA Mónika HUN 1285
47. BREZNYÁN Dorina HUN 1261
48. GOMBÓCZ Ferenc ifj. HUN 1209
49. OROSZ Tamás HUN 0
50. GOMBÓCZ Judit HUN 0

Czech Open A 2013 Rd7-IM Battey(USA)

IM Battey(USA) has been based in Hungary for several years now. This is his instructive round 7 victory. IMs Battey and Kislik(USA) are two of a handful of foreign players based in Hungary.

Here is Battey’s tough rd7 endgame victory against the popular King’s Indian.

Man in motion


US results

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

Battey,A (2304) – Sipila,V (2423) 
King’s Indian Classical 6…Na6[E91]
Czech Open A 2013 
Pardubice CZE (7.49), 25.07.2013


Position 1
White has more space and has a mild bind on the queenside. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

23…Nfd8


Position 2

White has a strong Nc5 but black has just threatened everything on the second rank with 44..Ra2. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

44…Ra2

Czech Open A 2013 Rd7-IM Kislik E(USA)

TWIC 977 Pardubice Gallery
IM Kislik(USA) has been based in Hungary for several years now. This is his instructive round 7 victory. IMs Kislik and Battey(USA) are two of a handful of foreign players based in Hungary.

Hard thinking


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



Kislik,E (2345) – Sochacki,C (2459)
English Defence 4…f5[A40]
Czech Open A 2013
Pardubice CZE (7.40), 25.07.2013

Position 1
The technical phase has began as white has a clear extra pawn. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

30…Rc8