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Budapest Spring Festival A 2014 Rd4

Results-Round 4 

I got smashed quickly by Csati,Oliver in a game that was not really a game at all.

After 10..Qc7?(diagram) I thought I was up a P and secure on the d-file but then game the big 11.Bxf7+! and it was pretty well game over.

After 10..Qc7? Csati,O-Yip

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 GM Balog Imre 2560 3 1 – 0 3 Kozak Adam 2172 46
2 12 IM Torma Robert 2386 3 ½ – ½ 3 IM Nagy Gabor 2416 7
3 13 Izso Daniel 2372 0 – 1 GM Gonda Laszlo 2561 1
4 14 FM Horvath Andras 2369 0 – 1 GM Pap Gyula 2538 3
5 19 FM Kantor Gergely 2348 1 – 0 IM Toth Ervin 2452 5
6 6 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2445 1 – 0 IM Vegh Endre 2293 21
7 8 IM Meszaros Tamas 2413 1 – 0 Farkas Richard 2191 42
8 18 IM Horvath David 2351 ½ – ½ IM Lizak Peter 2405 9
9 39 Veszpremi Andras 2228 0 – 1 Balazs Gabor 2394 11
10 4 IM Hujbert Florian 2456 2 1 – 0 2 Reznak Attila 2246 32
11 10 IM Almasi Istvan 2400 2 1 – 0 2 Farkas Lajos Dr. 2231 37
12 16 IM To Nhat Minh 2354 2 1 – 0 2 IM Szalanczy Emil 2240 34
13 41 Kiss Lajos 2198 2 1 – 0 2 FM Hando Vilmos 2353 17
14 20 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2301 2 0 – 1 2 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2224 40
15 22 FM Torok Sandor 2271 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 2172 45
16 47 FM Magyar Otto 2166 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Rigo Janos 2268 23
17 53 Teglas Marton 2124 2 0 – 1 2 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2261 25
18 69 Rezsek Gyozo 2029 2 0 – 1 2 Haszon David 2256 28
19 29 Jacso Adam 2254 2 ½ – ½ 2 Bodi Tibor 2133 51
20 31 Balint Vilmos 2246 2 1 – 0 2 Vitalyos Marton 2022 72
21 85 Gal Janos 1924 2 0 – 1 Juhasz Armin 2261 26
22 24 FM Koczo Kristof 2262 0 – 1 Marosi Levente 2070 60
23 27 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. 2259 ½ – ½ Terbe Julianna 2058 62
24 52 Kormos Adam 2127 0 – 1 WIM Varga Klara 2252 30
25 35 FM Brustkern Juergen 2233 1 – 0 Zoldy Robert 2026 70
26 59 Gal Hanna Krisztina 2070 ½ – ½ Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2231 38
27 43 Havanecz Bianka 2183 1 – 0 Lovas Miklos 2002 76
28 79 Zilahi Gabor 1973 0 – 1 FM Csala Imre 2180 44
29 77 FM Krstulovic Alex 1991 ½ – ½ 1 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2233 36
30 33 WIM Dudas Eszter 2243 1 1 – 0 1 Gyorke Zoltan 2031 68
31 71 FM Csapo Zoltan 2024 1 0 – 1 1 Piroska Istvan 2145 48
32 54 Csati Oliver 2120 1 1 – 0 1 Yip Michael 1964 80
33 74 Laza Szabolcs 2014 1 1 – 0 1 Bodrogi Mihaly 2108 55
34 56 Borda Lajos 2098 1 1 – 0 1 Mako Zoltan 1987 78
35 57 Torok Tamas Titusz 2092 1 1 – 0 1 Toth-Katona Tamas 1904 86
36 88 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 1871 1 ½ – ½ 1 Tegzes Laszlo 2083 58
37 61 Marjanovics Gyorgy 2069 1 1 – 0 1 Rajcsanyi Peter 1838 90
38 63 Kiss Peter 2047 1 1 – 0 1 Karacsonyi Gellert 1807 92
39 94 Horvath Dominik 1794 1 ½ – ½ 1 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 2044 64
40 65 Czupor Attila 2042 1 1 – 0 1 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 1794 95
41 99 Horvath Daniel 0 1 0 – 1 1 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 2037 66
42 67 Mester Attila 2036 1 1 – 0 1 Vinu P M 1378 98
43 75 Bodrogi Laszlo 2009 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Marcu Simon 1892 87
44 83 Polyik Peter 1932 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Diller Denis 1784 96
45 89 Szijarto Zsolt 1861 ½ ½ – ½ ½ Bartuszek Andras 1925 84
46 97 Kovacsy Barnabas 1608 ½ 0 – 1 0 Vargyas Zoltan 2143 49
47 50 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 2141 0 1 – 0 0 FM Letay Gyula 1938 82
48 73 Bohus Adam 2018 0 1 – 0 0 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1811 91
49 81 WFM Kozma Edit 1957 0 1 – 0 0 Molnar Imre 1800 93
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Budapest TCh 2014 Rd10

Results

RAC I lost while RAC II won. I contributed an unfortunate loss with white after I gave a P early to Takacs,Kevin. What was more sad was I missed some wins in the complications during the game.

I was going for a massage in an exchange Queen’s Gambit, against the isolated QP but was having some trouble with the Bb4 pin. After some tense maneuvering the following position was reached.

22..Qb7(diagram)

After 22..Qb7 Yip-Takacs,K

I found the simple blunder 23.a3?(played too quickly) 23..Nxa3(wins a P) 24.ba Bxc3 25.Red1 b4

26.Qd3(diagram)

After 26.Qd3 Yip-Takacs

Complex play followed as black continued 26..Bb2 27.Nc5 Qb6?(diagram)

After 27..Qb6 Yip-Takacs,K

Now I forked with 28.Na4 Qa5(diagram)

After 28..Qa5 Yip-Takacs

Now white can wins a piece with 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.Nxb2(diagram)

Analysis-After 30.Nxb2

Now if 30…bxa3 31.Be1! and white keeps the extra piece or 30..Qxa3 31.Be5! and white is winning.

The game continued 29.Nxb2 ba?(diagram). Black is hoping to win the knight which seems to be trapped.

After 29..ba Yip-Takacs,K

Now 30.Be1! wins a piece. as 30..Qb5 31.Qxb5 ab 32.Nd3(the knight escapes).

I played 30.Be5(trying to set up a mating attack with 31.Bxf6 etc) and attacking the b-pawn and the fight continued.

Much later in the game after 50..Qd6(diagram) I again missed a chance to turn the game.

After 50..Qd6 Yip-Takacs,K

I should have played 51.Rb7!(activating the rook with tempo and hitting g7) which wins as black has no reasonable way to defend the g-pawn.

(a) 51..Bd7 52.Qf3(attacking d5)

(b)51..Bf7 52.Qb5!(threatening 52.Rxf7! and black has no moves

I played instead 51.Qf3? hitting the d-pawn immediately and eventually lost.

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoport
Vasas SC II – BEAC III 8:4
HÜSI SC II – Csepeli TK 9:3
Barcza GSC I – Pénzügyőr SE III 5,5:6,5
Sárkány DSE II – RAC I 6,5:5,5
SENSE I – Fabulon-Lombik 6:6
Tabáni Spartacus II – REAC 4:8

II. osztály, Bilek csoport
Pestszentimre – BEAC IV 3:8
Törekvés SE – Merkapt KSC II 4,5:7,5
Barcza GSC II – MLTC III 7,5:4,5
Sárkány DSE III – RAC II 3,5:8,5
Pestszentlőrinc II – Újpesti KSE 6:6
A. Láng MKKE – Siketek SC 6:6

III. osztály, Szén csoport
BEAC V – Sirály 8:4
Rákosliget – SENSE II 4,5:7,5
HÜSI SC III – ATTE-ARISZ 6:6
Barcza GSC III – Merkapt KSC III 9:3
Sárkány DSE IV – MLTC IV 9,5:2,5

Budapest Spring Festival A 2014 Rd3

Standings After Round 3

Adam Kozak is the big surprise with a share of the lead at 3/3.

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2 n w-we K rtg+/-
1 2 GM Balog Imre HUN 2560 3.0 6.0 6.0 3 0.46 10 4.6
2 7 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2416 3.0 5.0 6.0 3 0.72 10 7.2
3 12 IM Torma Robert HUN 2386 3.0 4.5 6.0 3 0.76 10 7.6
4 46 Kozak Adam HUN 2172 3.0 4.0 6.0 3 1.38 15 20.7
5 19 FM Kantor Gergely HUN 2348 2.5 6.5 5.5 3 0.52 15 7.8
6 5 IM Toth Ervin HUN 2452 2.5 5.5 5.5 3 0.22 10 2.2
6 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. HUN 2445 2.5 5.5 5.5 3 0.24 10 2.4
8 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2413 2.5 5.5 5.5 3 0.24 10 2.4
14 FM Horvath Andras HUN 2369 2.5 5.5 5.5 3 0.21 15 3.2
10 9 IM Lizak Peter HUN 2405 2.5 5.0 5.5 3 0.18 10 1.8
18 IM Horvath David HUN 2351 2.5 5.0 5.5 3 0.54 10 5.4
12 39 Veszpremi Andras HUN 2228 2.5 4.5 5.5 3 1.01 15 15.1
42 Farkas Richard HUN 2191 2.5 4.5 5.5 3 1.04 15 15.6
14 3 GM Pap Gyula HUN 2538 2.5 4.5 5.0 3 -0.09 10 -0.9
15 21 IM Vegh Endre HUN 2293 2.5 4.0 5.5 2 0.33 10 3.3
16 13 Izso Daniel HUN 2372 2.5 4.0 5.0 3 0.19 15 2.8
17 11 Balazs Gabor HUN 2394 2.5 4.0 4.5 3 0.00 10 0.0

Pairings/Results-Round 3

Finally I scored my first win to sit at a very modest 1/3. My opponent blundered a center P early and I converted with no trouble.

After 27..Qe6(diagram) Black lost all coordination after grabbing the a-pawn and white was able to exploit the stray bishop with a series of forcing moves.

Position after 27..Qe6 Yip-Adam,G

28.Nf4! Qf7(The queen is tied to the bishop). 29.Qc6(diagram-the threat is Ng6+ winning the exchange.)

After 29.Qc6 Yip-Adam,G

29..Rfe8(avoiding the fork) 30.d5!(now Ba2 is cut off)

After 30.d5 Yip-Adam,G

The bishop is trapped and white converted the extra piece.

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 17 FM Hando Vilmos 2353 2 0 – 1 2 GM Balog Imre 2560 2
2 5 IM Toth Ervin 2452 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Horvath David 2351 18
3 19 FM Kantor Gergely 2348 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2445 6
4 7 IM Nagy Gabor 2416 2 1 – 0 2 FM Torok Sandor 2271 22
5 21 IM Vegh Endre 2293 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Meszaros Tamas 2413 8
6 9 IM Lizak Peter 2405 2 ½ – ½ 2 Veszpremi Andras 2228 39
7 25 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2261 2 0 – 1 2 IM Torma Robert 2386 12
8 42 Farkas Richard 2191 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Horvath Andras 2369 14
9 46 Kozak Adam 2172 2 1 – 0 FM Koczo Kristof 2262 24
10 1 GM Gonda Laszlo 2561 1 – 0 Juhasz Armin 2261 26
11 3 GM Pap Gyula 2538 1 – 0 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. 2259 27
12 34 IM Szalanczy Emil 2240 ½ – ½ IM Almasi Istvan 2400 10
13 11 Balazs Gabor 2394 1 – 0 FM Brustkern Juergen 2233 35
14 13 Izso Daniel 2372 1 – 0 Havanecz Bianka 2183 43
15 38 Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2231 0 – 1 1 IM Hujbert Florian 2456 4
16 15 IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2355 1 0 – 1 1 Teglas Marton 2124 53
17 56 Borda Lajos 2098 1 0 – 1 1 IM To Nhat Minh 2354 16
18 64 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 2044 1 0 – 1 1 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2301 20
19 23 IM Rigo Janos 2268 1 1 – 0 1 Csati Oliver 2120 54
20 28 Haszon David 2256 1 1 – 0 1 Torok Tamas Titusz 2092 57
21 66 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 2037 1 0 – 1 1 Jacso Adam 2254 29
22 30 WIM Varga Klara 2252 1 ½ – ½ 1 Gal Hanna Krisztina 2070 59
23 68 Gyorke Zoltan 2031 1 0 – 1 1 Balint Vilmos 2246 31
24 32 Reznak Attila 2246 1 1 – 0 1 Marjanovics Gyorgy 2069 61
25 72 Vitalyos Marton 2022 1 1 – 0 1 WIM Dudas Eszter 2243 33
26 36 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2233 1 0 – 1 1 Rezsek Gyozo 2029 69
27 37 Farkas Lajos Dr. 2231 1 1 – 0 1 FM Csapo Zoltan 2024 71
28 40 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2224 1 1 – 0 1 Laza Szabolcs 2014 74
29 86 Toth-Katona Tamas 1904 1 0 – 1 1 Kiss Lajos 2198 41
30 44 FM Csala Imre 2180 1 ½ – ½ 1 FM Krstulovic Alex 1991 77
31 88 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 1871 1 0 – 1 1 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 2172 45
32 98 Vinu P M 1378 1 0 – 1 1 FM Magyar Otto 2166 47
33 48 Piroska Istvan 2145 1 0 – 1 1 Gal Janos 1924 85
34 51 Bodi Tibor 2133 1 1 – 0 1 Horvath Daniel 0 99
35 92 Karacsonyi Gellert 1807 1 0 – 1 ½ Kormos Adam 2127 52
36 60 Marosi Levente 2070 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Polyik Peter 1932 83
37 62 Terbe Julianna 2058 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Marcu Simon 1892 87
38 90 Rajcsanyi Peter 1838 ½ ½ – ½ ½ Kiss Peter 2047 63
39 70 Zoldy Robert 2026 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Szijarto Zsolt 1861 89
40 76 Lovas Miklos 2002 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Kovacsy Barnabas 1608 97
41 84 Bartuszek Andras 1925 ½ 0 – 1 ½ Zilahi Gabor 1973 79
42 78 Mako Zoltan 1987 0 1 – 0 0 Vargyas Zoltan 2143 49
43 80 Yip Michael 1964 0 1 – 0 0 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 2141 50
44 55 Bodrogi Mihaly 2108 0 1 – 0 0 WFM Kozma Edit 1957 81
45 58 Tegzes Laszlo 2083 0 1 – 0 0 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1811 91
46 82 FM Letay Gyula 1938 0 0 – 1 0 Czupor Attila 2042 65
47 93 Molnar Imre 1800 0 0 – 1 0 Mester Attila 2036 67
48 94 Horvath Dominik 1794 0 1 – 0 0 Bohus Adam 2018 73
49 96 Diller Denis 1784 0 ½ – ½ 0 Bodrogi Laszlo 2009 75

Budapest Spring Festival ‘A’ 2014 Rd2

Richard Farkas continued his good play beating IM To. A couple of the GMs got clipped for draws to add to the tension too.

I lost tragically after playing a decent game.

After 28..Bg6 I had a comfortable edge with the bishop pair, better structure and the d-file.

After 28..Bg6 Toruk-Yip

But the game had a tragic finish as I mis-managed the massage and found an awful plan

40.Rd3(diagram)

After 40.Rd3 Toruk-Yip

I avoided the repetition and the more or less inevitable draw with the awful 40..Bd6?? 41.Qd5+ winning the bishop with a simple fork. and 1-0

After the game I chatted with my teammate FM Laszlo Mihok who came by and showed me his just published book on the middegame(Hungarian language). Of course I bought one on the spot and had it autographed.

Pairings/Results-Round 2

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 24 FM Koczo Kristof 2262 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Gonda Laszlo 2561 1
2 2 GM Balog Imre 2560 1 1 – 0 1 IM Rigo Janos 2268 23
3 26 Juhasz Armin 2261 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Pap Gyula 2538 3
4 4 IM Hujbert Florian 2456 1 0 – 1 1 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2261 25
5 29 Jacso Adam 2254 1 0 – 1 1 IM Toth Ervin 2452 5
6 6 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2445 1 1 – 0 1 Haszon David 2256 28
7 31 Balint Vilmos 2246 1 0 – 1 1 IM Nagy Gabor 2416 7
8 8 IM Meszaros Tamas 2413 1 1 – 0 1 Reznak Attila 2246 32
9 33 WIM Dudas Eszter 2243 1 0 – 1 1 IM Lizak Peter 2405 9
10 12 IM Torma Robert 2386 1 1 – 0 1 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2233 36
11 35 FM Brustkern Juergen 2233 1 ½ – ½ 1 Izso Daniel 2372 13
12 14 FM Horvath Andras 2369 1 1 – 0 1 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2224 40
13 39 Veszpremi Andras 2228 1 1 – 0 1 IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2355 15
14 16 IM To Nhat Minh 2354 1 0 – 1 1 Farkas Richard 2191 42
15 45 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 2172 1 0 – 1 1 FM Hando Vilmos 2353 17
16 18 IM Horvath David 2351 1 1 – 0 1 FM Csala Imre 2180 44
17 47 FM Magyar Otto 2166 1 0 – 1 1 FM Kantor Gergely 2348 19
18 20 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2301 1 0 – 1 1 Kozak Adam 2172 46
19 99 Horvath Daniel 0 1 0 – 1 1 IM Vegh Endre 2293 21
20 22 FM Torok Sandor 2271 1 1 – 0 1 Piroska Istvan 2145 48
21 10 IM Almasi Istvan 2400 ½ 1 – 0 1 Vinu P M 1378 98
22 79 Zilahi Gabor 1973 ½ 0 – 1 ½ Balazs Gabor 2394 11
23 27 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. 2259 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Marosi Levente 2070 60
24 61 Marjanovics Gyorgy 2069 ½ ½ – ½ ½ WIM Varga Klara 2252 30
25 87 Marcu Simon 1892 ½ 0 – 1 ½ IM Szalanczy Emil 2240 34
26 83 Polyik Peter 1932 ½ 0 – 1 ½ Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2231 38
27 41 Kiss Lajos 2198 ½ ½ – ½ ½ Karacsonyi Gellert 1807 92
28 43 Havanecz Bianka 2183 ½ 1 – 0 ½ Rajcsanyi Peter 1838 90
29 49 Vargyas Zoltan 2143 0 0 – 1 0 Vitalyos Marton 2022 72
30 50 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 2141 0 0 – 1 0 Laza Szabolcs 2014 74
31 73 Bohus Adam 2018 0 0 – 1 0 Bodi Tibor 2133 51
32 52 Kormos Adam 2127 0 ½ – ½ 0 Lovas Miklos 2002 76
33 75 Bodrogi Laszlo 2009 0 0 – 1 0 Teglas Marton 2124 53
34 54 Csati Oliver 2120 0 1 – 0 0 Mako Zoltan 1987 78
35 77 FM Krstulovic Alex 1991 0 1 – 0 0 Bodrogi Mihaly 2108 55
36 81 WFM Kozma Edit 1957 0 0 – 1 0 Borda Lajos 2098 56
37 57 Torok Tamas Titusz 2092 0 1 – 0 0 Yip Michael 1964 80
38 85 Gal Janos 1924 0 1 – 0 0 Tegzes Laszlo 2083 58
39 59 Gal Hanna Krisztina 2070 0 1 – 0 0 FM Letay Gyula 1938 82
40 89 Szijarto Zsolt 1861 0 ½ – ½ 0 Terbe Julianna 2058 62
41 63 Kiss Peter 2047 0 ½ – ½ 0 Bartuszek Andras 1925 84
42 91 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1811 0 0 – 1 0 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 2044 64
43 65 Czupor Attila 2042 0 0 – 1 0 Toth-Katona Tamas 1904 86
44 93 Molnar Imre 1800 0 0 – 1 0 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 2037 66
45 67 Mester Attila 2036 0 0 – 1 0 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 1871 88
46 95 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 1794 0 0 – 1 0 Gyorke Zoltan 2031 68
47 69 Rezsek Gyozo 2029 0 1 – 0 0 Horvath Dominik 1794 94
48 97 Kovacsy Barnabas 1608 0 ½ – ½ 0 Zoldy Robert 2026 70
49 71 FM Csapo Zoltan 2024 0 1 – 0 0 Diller Denis 1784 96

Budapest Spring Festival ‘A’ 2014 Rd1

The opening ceremony featured the normal speeches and the singing of the Hungarian National anthem. GM Portisch was scheduled to sing something but broke his shoulder earlier. The venue is a beautiful building shaped like a whale and today outside on the ground floor was a food/cooking exhibition and craft fair.

I lost my rd1 game against a tough opponent in a long battle.

After 53..Kg6(diagram) I was quite optimistic after surviving a completely lost middlegame.

Yip-Balint(2246) after 52..Kg6

White is two Ps up(but one is doubled) but black has an advanced passed P that is essentially harmless. I showed some negative endgame brilliance and allowed some counterplay, dropped a P and then a piece for a heartbreaking loss.

Round 1 Results

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 GM Gonda Laszlo 2561 0 1 – 0 0 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 2141 50
2 51 Bodi Tibor 2133 0 0 – 1 0 GM Balog Imre 2560 2
3 3 GM Pap Gyula 2538 0 1 – 0 0 Kormos Adam 2127 52
4 53 Teglas Marton 2124 0 0 – 1 0 IM Hujbert Florian 2456 4
5 5 IM Toth Ervin 2452 0 1 – 0 0 Csati Oliver 2120 54
6 55 Bodrogi Mihaly 2108 0 0 – 1 0 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2445 6
7 7 IM Nagy Gabor 2416 0 1 – 0 0 Torok Tamas Titusz 2092 57
8 58 Tegzes Laszlo 2083 0 0 – 1 0 IM Meszaros Tamas 2413 8
9 9 IM Lizak Peter 2405 0 1 – 0 0 Gal Hanna Krisztina 2070 59
10 60 Marosi Levente 2070 0 ½ – ½ 0 IM Almasi Istvan 2400 10
11 11 Balazs Gabor 2394 0 ½ – ½ 0 Marjanovics Gyorgy 2069 61
12 62 Terbe Julianna 2058 0 0 – 1 0 IM Torma Robert 2386 12
13 13 Izso Daniel 2372 0 1 – 0 0 Kiss Peter 2047 63
14 64 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 2044 0 0 – 1 0 FM Horvath Andras 2369 14
15 15 IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2355 0 1 – 0 0 Czupor Attila 2042 65
16 66 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 2037 0 0 – 1 0 IM To Nhat Minh 2354 16
17 17 FM Hando Vilmos 2353 0 1 – 0 0 Mester Attila 2036 67
18 68 Gyorke Zoltan 2031 0 0 – 1 0 IM Horvath David 2351 18
19 19 FM Kantor Gergely 2348 0 1 – 0 0 Rezsek Gyozo 2029 69
20 70 Zoldy Robert 2026 0 0 – 1 0 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2301 20
21 21 IM Vegh Endre 2293 0 1 – 0 0 FM Csapo Zoltan 2024 71
22 72 Vitalyos Marton 2022 0 0 – 1 0 FM Torok Sandor 2271 22
23 23 IM Rigo Janos 2268 0 1 – 0 0 Bohus Adam 2018 73
24 74 Laza Szabolcs 2014 0 0 – 1 0 FM Koczo Kristof 2262 24
25 25 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2261 0 1 – 0 0 Bodrogi Laszlo 2009 75
26 76 Lovas Miklos 2002 0 0 – 1 0 Juhasz Armin 2261 26
27 28 Haszon David 2256 0 1 – 0 0 FM Krstulovic Alex 1991 77
28 78 Mako Zoltan 1987 0 0 – 1 0 Jacso Adam 2254 29
29 30 WIM Varga Klara 2252 0 ½ – ½ 0 Zilahi Gabor 1973 79
30 80 Yip Michael 1964 0 0 – 1 0 Balint Vilmos 2246 31
31 32 Reznak Attila 2246 0 1 – 0 0 WFM Kozma Edit 1957 81
32 82 FM Letay Gyula 1938 0 0 – 1 0 WIM Dudas Eszter 2243 33
33 34 IM Szalanczy Emil 2240 0 ½ – ½ 0 Polyik Peter 1932 83
34 84 Bartuszek Andras 1925 0 0 – 1 0 FM Brustkern Juergen 2233 35
35 36 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2233 0 1 – 0 0 Gal Janos 1924 85
36 86 Toth-Katona Tamas 1904 0 0 – 1 0 Farkas Lajos Dr. 2231 37
37 38 Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2231 0 ½ – ½ 0 Marcu Simon 1892 87
38 88 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 1871 0 0 – 1 0 Veszpremi Andras 2228 39
39 40 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2224 0 1 – 0 0 Szijarto Zsolt 1861 89
40 90 Rajcsanyi Peter 1838 0 ½ – ½ 0 Kiss Lajos 2198 41
41 42 Farkas Richard 2191 0 1 – 0 0 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1811 91
42 92 Karacsonyi Gellert 1807 0 ½ – ½ 0 Havanecz Bianka 2183 43
43 44 FM Csala Imre 2180 0 1 – 0 0 Molnar Imre 1800 93
44 94 Horvath Dominik 1794 0 0 – 1 0 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 2172 45
45 46 Kozak Adam 2172 0 1 – 0 0 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 1794 95
46 96 Diller Denis 1784 0 0 – 1 0 FM Magyar Otto 2166 47
47 48 Piroska Istvan 2145 0 1 – 0 0 Kovacsy Barnabas 1608 97
48 98 Vinu P M 1378 0 1 – 0 0 Vargyas Zoltan 2143 49

 

Budapest Spring Festival ‘A’ 2014 Start List

Starting Rank

94 players are in the top group. Looking forwards to a great tournament starting tomorrow.

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Gonda Laszlo 720852 HUN 2561
2 GM Balog Imre 728446 HUN 2560
3 IM Bokros Albert 710458 HUN 2473
4 IM Hujbert Florian 730165 HUN 2456
5 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 723762 HUN 2445
6 GM Czebe Attila 705268 HUN 2435
7 IM Nagy Gabor 737119 HUN 2416
8 IM Lizak Peter 731595 HUN 2405
9 IM Almasi Istvan 701742 HUN 2400
10 Balazs Gabor 731374 HUN 2394
11 IM Torma Robert 719030 HUN 2386
12 Izso Daniel 723924 HUN 2372
13 FM Horvath Andras 707147 HUN 2369
14 IM Gyorkos Lajos 700967 HUN 2364
15 IM Kislik Erik Andrew 2022702 USA 2355
16 IM To Nhat Minh 729019 HUN 2354
17 FM Hando Vilmos 731676 HUN 2353
18 IM Horvath David 704890 HUN 2351
19 FM Kantor Gergely 751499 HUN 2348
20 FM Radnai Adam 726702 HUN 2314
21 IM Szeberenyi Adam 710466 HUN 2301
22 Martini Balazs 724157 HUN 2295
23 FM Torok Sandor 718874 HUN 2271
24 IM Rigo Janos 700371 HUN 2268
25 FM Koczo Kristof 723460 HUN 2262
26 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 12401676 VIE 2261
27 Juhasz Armin 724270 HUN 2261
28 FM Keschitz Gyorgy 702072 HUN 2256
29 Haszon David 733610 HUN 2256
30 Jacso Adam 726966 HUN 2254
31 WIM Varga Klara 733210 HUN 2252
32 Balint Vilmos 718050 HUN 2246
33 Reznak Attila 727407 HUN 2246
34 WIM Dudas Eszter 728306 HUN 2243
35 IM Szalanczy Emil 700347 HUN 2240
36 FM Brustkern Juergen 4602676 GER 2233
37 FM Szollosi Laszlo 701157 HUN 2233
38 Farkas Lajos Dr. 711390 HUN 2231
39 Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2213389 ESP 2231
40 Veszpremi Andras 730270 HUN 2228
41 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 700614 HUN 2224
42 Kiss Lajos 727636 HUN 2198
43 Farkas Richard 703850 HUN 2191
44 Havanecz Bianka 704814 HUN 2183
45 FM Csala Imre 701440 HUN 2180
46 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 700681 HUN 2172
47 Kozak Adam 753246 HUN 2172
48 Piroska Istvan 702773 HUN 2145
49 Vargyas Zoltan 702811 HUN 2143
50 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 719064 HUN 2141
51 Bodi Tibor 701084 HUN 2133
52 Kormos Adam 730483 HUN 2127
53 Teglas Marton 718513 HUN 2124
54 Csati Oliver 702170 HUN 2120
55 Bodrogi Mihaly 707040 HUN 2108
56 Borda Lajos 733253 HUN 2098
57 Torok Tamas Titusz 715026 HUN 2092
58 Metaxasz Vaszilisz 703753 HUN 2075
59 Gal Hanna Krisztina 711861 HUN 2070
60 Marosi Levente 747181 HUN 2070
61 Marjanovics Gyorgy 731994 HUN 2069
62 Terbe Julianna 708780 HUN 2058
63 Kiss Peter 727300 HUN 2047
64 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 750930 HUN 2044
65 Czupor Attila 752495 HUN 2042
66 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 708429 HUN 2037
67 Mester Attila 725587 HUN 2036
68 Zoldy Robert 736236 HUN 2026
69 FM Csapo Zoltan 702471 HUN 2024
70 Vitalyos Marton 725749 HUN 2022
71 Bohus Adam 759627 HUN 2018
72 Laza Szabolcs 741345 HUN 2014
73 Bodrogi Laszlo 707600 HUN 2009
74 Lovas Miklos 750301 HUN 2002
75 FM Krstulovic Alex 760056 HUN 1991
76 Mako Zoltan 720020 HUN 1987
77 Zilahi Gabor 708941 HUN 1973
78 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1964
79 FM Letay Gyula 701360 HUN 1938
80 Polyik Peter 758817 HUN 1932
81 Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1925
82 Toth-Katona Tamas 753378 HUN 1904
83 Marcu Simon 14933101 SVK 1892
84 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 712108 HUN 1871
85 Rajcsanyi Peter 712361 HUN 1838
86 Takacs Zsolt Otto 731099 HUN 1811
87 Karacsonyi Gellert 764620 HUN 1807
88 Molnar Imre 746720 HUN 1800
89 Horvath Dominik 1642561 AUT 1794
90 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 744450 HUN 1794
91 Diller Denis 767409 HUN 1784
92 Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 HUN 1608
93 Vinu P M 35021346 IND 1378
94 Horvath Daniel 784095 HUN 0

Budapest TCh 6-Board Final Monday League 2014

Hort 3.5-RAC 2.5

Photos by Attila Balla(Captain)

Rakosligeti had to settle for second place in the 6-board Team Ch after getting a tough loss in the final. Strenner played a fabulous game but just could not find the win and eventually lost. Varga got a crushing attack with white against a Najdorf Sicilian with 6.Bg5.

I was was gradually massaged down trying to hold black against 1.Nf3 opening that turned into an English Opening.

The happy RAC team before the game(s) Back Nadasi,Balazs(far left),Yip,Michael, Czismadia,Laszlo,Strenner,Jeno(far right) Bolyai,Istvan(front left), Varga,Vilmos(front right)

I lost on board 5 with black with the last game to finish in a long hard game but I was never really in it. I got a usual passive position that was much worse than I thought in the opening.

After 40.Qa7(diagram) I just could not hold the position. I should have played 40..Qe8! threatening ..Qe3+ and white cannot take the knight. However white can just retreat the queen and black continues to suffer.

After 40.Qa7 Matuska-Yip

I played the more normal 40..Qf7 saving the knight but dropping the b-pawn and there was no amount of wriggling around that could save the game. Both players were down to their last minute(Time control was 90-90) when I made the last blunder and had to resign.

More pics.

Boards 4-6 in action. Bolyai(front right)

 

Varga(left) on the way to victory

 

Strenner,Jeno(left) had a winning position but lost

 

Nadasi(left) did some Sicilian magic for the draw

 

Czismadia,Laszlo(left) got a professional draw on board 1

Budapest Spring Festival 2014-Start List

Starting Rank-A Group

The top group has grown to 74 players and is looking a bit more international.

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Gonda Laszlo 720852 HUN 2561
2 GM Balog Imre 728446 HUN 2560
3 IM Hujbert Florian 730165 HUN 2456
4 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 723762 HUN 2445
5 IM Nagy Gabor 737119 HUN 2416
6 IM Lizak Peter 731595 HUN 2405
7 IM Torma Robert 719030 HUN 2386
8 FM Gledura Benjamin 712779 HUN 2385
9 Izso Daniel 723924 HUN 2372
10 FM Horvath Andras 707147 HUN 2369
11 IM Gyorkos Lajos 700967 HUN 2364
12 IM To Nhat Minh 729019 HUN 2354
13 IM Horvath David 704890 HUN 2351
14 FM Kantor Gergely 751499 HUN 2348
15 FM Radnai Adam 726702 HUN 2314
16 IM Szeberenyi Adam 710466 HUN 2301
17 FM Torok Sandor 718874 HUN 2271
18 IM Rigo Janos 700371 HUN 2268
19 FM Koczo Kristof 723460 HUN 2262
20 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 12401676 VIE 2261
21 Juhasz Armin 724270 HUN 2261
22 Jacso Adam 726966 HUN 2254
23 WIM Varga Klara 733210 HUN 2252
24 Balint Vilmos 718050 HUN 2246
25 Reznak Attila 727407 HUN 2246
26 WIM Dudas Eszter 728306 HUN 2243
27 IM Szalanczy Emil 700347 HUN 2240
28 FM Brustkern Juergen 4602676 GER 2233
29 FM Szollosi Laszlo 701157 HUN 2233
30 Farkas Lajos Dr. 711390 HUN 2231
31 Sanchez Repullo Daniel 2213389 ESP 2231
32 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 700614 HUN 2224
33 Farkas Richard 703850 HUN 2191
34 Havanecz Bianka 704814 HUN 2183
35 FM Csala Imre 701440 HUN 2180
36 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 700681 HUN 2172
37 Kozak Adam 753246 HUN 2172
38 Piroska Istvan 702773 HUN 2145
39 Vargyas Zoltan 702811 HUN 2143
40 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 719064 HUN 2141
41 Bodi Tibor 701084 HUN 2133
42 Csati Oliver 702170 HUN 2120
43 Bodrogi Mihaly 707040 HUN 2108
44 Borda Lajos 733253 HUN 2098
45 Torok Tamas Titusz 715026 HUN 2092
46 Metaxasz Vaszilisz 703753 HUN 2075
47 Gal Hanna Krisztina 711861 HUN 2070
48 Marosi Levente 747181 HUN 2070
49 Marjanovics Gyorgy 731994 HUN 2069
50 Terbe Julianna 708780 HUN 2058
51 Kiss Peter 727300 HUN 2047
52 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 750930 HUN 2044
53 Czupor Attila 752495 HUN 2042
54 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 708429 HUN 2037
55 Mester Attila 725587 HUN 2036
56 Zoldy Robert 736236 HUN 2026
57 Bohus Adam 759627 HUN 2018
58 Laza Szabolcs 741345 HUN 2014
59 Bodrogi Laszlo 707600 HUN 2009
60 Lovas Miklos 750301 HUN 2002
61 FM Krstulovic Alex 760056 HUN 1991
62 Mako Zoltan 720020 HUN 1987
63 Zilahi Gabor 708941 HUN 1973
64 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1964
65 FM Letay Gyula 701360 HUN 1938
66 Polyik Peter 758817 HUN 1932
67 Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1925
68 Toth-Katona Tamas 753378 HUN 1904
69 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 712108 HUN 1871
70 Karacsonyi Gellert 764620 HUN 1807
71 Horvath Dominik 1642561 AUT 1794
72 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 744450 HUN 1794
73 Vinu P M 35021346 IND 1378
74 Martonyi Zoltan 783285 HUN 0

Starting Rank-B Group

Veteran Lakat,Gyula leads the way in the B group. Better watch out as there are some dangerous veteran players in this section.

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Szurkos,Andras(left)-Lakat,Gyula(right) at the Xmas Open 2012

 

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Lakat Gyula 705918 HUN 1789
2 Klement Bence 746576 HUN 1782
3 Weszely Gyorgy 756687 HUN 1775
4 Fekete Sandor 727377 HUN 1759
5 Zsatkovics Endre 721549 HUN 1751
6 Szurkos Andras 769185 HUN 1740
7 Gergo Gyorgy 745677 HUN 1694
8 Mercz Bela 761320 HUN 1675
9 Erseki Tamara 760340 HUN 1661
10 Csermely Zoltan 741728 HUN 1657
11 Kovacs Gabor Etele 769193 HUN 1641
12 Dal Bianco Nicola 848921 ITA 1634
13 Kabai Laszlo 774839 HUN 1611
14 Tapp Ashley 2617617 CAN 1594
15 Papp Andrea 761354 HUN 1553
16 Xiao Hu Chen 773522 HUN 1546
17 Forgacs Andras 769878 HUN 1542
18 Magos Mate 766461 HUN 1535
19 Ongut Tamas Gunes 770280 HUN 1531
20 Erseki Aron 763446 HUN 1505
21 Szemelyi Balazs 769231 HUN 1491
22 Kidd Balint 766402 HUN 1482
23 Csontos David 774081 HUN 1472
24 Ruha Midian 771562 HUN 1456
25 Csiki Endre 775126 HUN 1452
26 Papp Andras 751790 HUN 1449
27 Ambrus Ferenc 780391 HUN 1448
28 Toth Viktor 771600 HUN 1430
29 Karacsonyi Kata 769584 HUN 1428
30 Jancso Geza 770272 HUN 1421
31 Czipp Janos 739294 HUN 1416
32 Horvath Zoltan 713139 HUN 1415
33 Monduk Eszter 739448 HUN 1401
34 Toth Denes 770426 HUN 1395
35 Birovecz Ben Jordan 777684 HUN 1369
36 Monduk Ferenc 761338 HUN 1360
37 Palocz Katalin 759422 HUN 1356
38 Danffy Abel 766313 HUN 1331
39 Revesz Hunor 769754 HUN 1291
40 Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 775029 HUN 1272
41 Szabo Balazs 774383 HUN 1223
42 Revesz Rego 774367 HUN 1207
43 Bangha Otto Peter 771163 HUN 1143
44 Toth Nikoletta 773670 HUN 1095
45 Gomez De La Garza Pedro 5125880 MEX 1071
46 Czagler Laszlo 774090 HUN 0
47 Gaspar Endre 778974 HUN 0
48 Kovacsi Sara 774219 HUN 0
49 Monduk Laszlo 775509 HUN 0

The Tapp’s at the Polihisztor Studio(Chess School)

The Tapp Family has come to Budapest for a chess adventure of a lifetime. Ashley Tapp will play in the Budapest Spring Festival B Group. ichessu was the first to introduce Ashley to Budapest.

Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Klement Bence 746576 HUN 1782
2 Weszely Gyorgy 756687 HUN 1775
3 Fekete Sandor 727377 HUN 1759
4 Zsatkovics Endre 721549 HUN 1751
5 Szurkos Andras 769185 HUN 1740
6 Gergo Gyorgy 745677 HUN 1694
7 Mercz Bela 761320 HUN 1675
8 Erseki Tamara 760340 HUN 1661
9 Csermely Zoltan 741728 HUN 1657
10 Kovacs Gabor Etele 769193 HUN 1641
11 Dal Bianco Nicola 848921 ITA 1634
12 Kabai Laszlo 774839 HUN 1611
13 Tapp Ashley 2617617 CAN 1594
14 Papp Andrea 761354 HUN 1553
15 Xiao Hu Chen 773522 HUN 1546
16 Forgacs Andras 769878 HUN 1542
17 Magos Mate 766461 HUN 1535
18 Ongut Tamas Gunes 770280 HUN 1531
19 Erseki Aron 763446 HUN 1505
20 Szemelyi Balazs 769231 HUN 1491
21 Kidd Balint 766402 HUN 1482
22 Csontos David 774081 HUN 1472
23 Ruha Midian 771562 HUN 1456
24 Csiki Endre 775126 HUN 1452
25 Papp Andras 751790 HUN 1449
26 Ambrus Ferenc 780391 HUN 1448
27 Karacsonyi Kata 769584 HUN 1428
28 Jancso Geza 770272 HUN 1421
29 Czipp Janos 739294 HUN 1416
30 Horvath Zoltan 713139 HUN 1415
31 Monduk Eszter 739448 HUN 1401
32 Toth Denes 770426 HUN 1395
33 Vinu P M 35021346 IND 1378
34 Birovecz Ben Jordan 777684 HUN 1369
35 Monduk Ferenc 761338 HUN 1360
36 Palocz Katalin 759422 HUN 1356
37 Revesz Hunor 769754 HUN 1291
38 Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 775029 HUN 1272
39 Szabo Balazs 774383 HUN 1223
40 Revesz Rego 774367 HUN 1207
41 Bangha Otto Peter 771163 HUN 1143
42 Gomez De La Garza Pedro 5125880 MEX 1071
43 Czagler Laszlo 774090 HUN 0
44 Gaspar Endre 778974 HUN 0
45 Kovacsi Sara 774219 HUN 0
46 Monduk Laszlo 775509 HUN 0

The Chess House(All Photos by Polihisztor Studio)

Ashley and Jacob Tapp are getting some Hungarian style chess training at the Polihisztor Studio.

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Ashley Tapp(right) playing some chess

Ashley-Group-2

Ashley(back center) with a group playing chess

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Jacob Tapp(facing back-center) in a group lesson

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Jacob Tapp(left) having some fun

Budapest Spring Festival Mar 28-Apr 5 2014

Starting rank

A strong field so far is shaping up in the top section, with a mysterious unrated player. WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung is living here for training while this is the sixth year of my middle-age apprenticeship. Otherwise there is a noticeable absence of foreign visiting players…so far.

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Gonda Laszlo 720852 HUN 2561
2 GM Balog Imre 728446 HUN 2560
3 IM Hujbert Florian 730165 HUN 2456
4 GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 723762 HUN 2445
5 IM Nagy Gabor 737119 HUN 2416
6 Izso Daniel 723924 HUN 2372
7 IM Horvath David 704890 HUN 2351
8 FM Kantor Gergely 751499 HUN 2348
9 IM Szeberenyi Adam 710466 HUN 2301
10 FM Torok Sandor 718874 HUN 2271
11 IM Rigo Janos 700371 HUN 2268
12 FM Koczo Kristof 723460 HUN 2262
13 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 12401676 VIE 2261
14 Juhasz Armin 724270 HUN 2261
15 Jacso Adam 726966 HUN 2254
16 WIM Varga Klara 733210 HUN 2252
17 Balint Vilmos 718050 HUN 2246
18 Reznak Attila 727407 HUN 2246
19 WIM Dudas Eszter 728306 HUN 2243
20 FM Szollosi Laszlo 701157 HUN 2233
21 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 700614 HUN 2224
22 Farkas Richard 703850 HUN 2191
23 Havanecz Bianka 704814 HUN 2183
24 FM Csala Imre 701440 HUN 2180
25 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. 700681 HUN 2172
26 Kozak Adam 753246 HUN 2172
27 Piroska Istvan 702773 HUN 2145
28 Vargyas Zoltan 702811 HUN 2143
29 Adam Gyorgy Jr. 719064 HUN 2141
30 Bodi Tibor 701084 HUN 2133
31 Csati Oliver 702170 HUN 2120
32 Borda Lajos 733253 HUN 2098
33 Metaxasz Vaszilisz 703753 HUN 2075
34 Gal Hanna Krisztina 711861 HUN 2070
35 Marosi Levente 747181 HUN 2070
36 Marjanovics Gyorgy 731994 HUN 2069
37 Kiss Peter 727300 HUN 2047
38 WCM Marjanovics Annamaria 750930 HUN 2044
39 Czupor Attila 752495 HUN 2042
40 Adam Gyorgy Sr. 708429 HUN 2037
41 Mester Attila 725587 HUN 2036
42 Zoldy Robert 736236 HUN 2026
43 Laza Szabolcs 741345 HUN 2014
44 Furedi Erik 768871 HUN 2013
45 Lovas Miklos 750301 HUN 2002
46 FM Krstulovic Alex 760056 HUN 1991
47 Mako Zoltan 720020 HUN 1987
48 Zilahi Gabor 708941 HUN 1973
49 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1964
50 FM Letay Gyula 701360 HUN 1938
51 Polyik Peter 758817 HUN 1932
52 Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1925
53 Toth-Katona Tamas 753378 HUN 1904
54 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 712108 HUN 1871
55 Karacsonyi Gellert 764620 HUN 1807
56 Horvath Dominik 1642561 AUT 1794
57 Pogats Jozsef Jr. 744450 HUN 1794
58 Martonyi Zoltan 783285 HUN 0