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.
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.
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.