Rakosmente Open May 2014-Kovacs,M(HUN)

Final Ranking 6 Rounds

Kovacs Marton(2141) took first on tiebreak ahead of Fodor Balazs after both finished with 5/6. FM Mihok Laszlo took third on tiebreak with 4.5/6.

I finished with a modest 3.5/6. Thanks to Thomas Heyl(GER) for the nice pictures taken in rd4.

Thirty-five players came by the ‘Castle’ to battle it out in another edition of the Rakosmente Open. There will be more pics later.

The 'Castle'-the super venue

The ‘Castle’-the super venue

Top boards in action in Rd4

Top boards in action in Rd4

Balogh,C(left)-Yip(right) in  rd4

Horvath Csaba(left)-Yip(right) in rd4

Rd4-Balogh-Yip-2

Yip,M-Kovacs,M Rd2

I played the top seed and eventual winner, Kovacs  in rd2. During the last month I worked quite hard on solving tactical problems and had some minor sucesses in other games but when it counted the most, I could not navigate the tactical problems that my opponent gave me.

I started with my usual 1.d4 and was met by the solid Nimzo-Indian. After 17..c5(diagram) I had good reason to be optimistic

After 17..c5 Yip(1925)-Kovacs,M(2141) Rd2

I found the strong 18.Bb5! and Black replied with the meek 18..Rf8 and followed up with a draw offer, which I quickly declined. White has a strong mobile pawn center and the bishop-pair to work with while Black’s minor pieces lack stable posts.

A bit later Black played 21..Bxf3?(diagram) The position is now winning for White and all I had to do was find the correct sequence in a ‘White-to-Play-and Win’ type of problem. But alas I could not.

After 21..Bxf3 Yip-Kovacs

I played 22.Qh4? to get the queen out of forking range(..Nh3+ trick) and to attack the hanging Ng5. Black replied 22..Ng4! and eventually I lost my way in a complex tactical fight.

Winning outright was 22.Bxf6! Qxf6 23.Qa2!(getting out of the f-file pin).

 

Rd4-Hall

Rd4-Hall-2

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 1 Kovacs Marton HUN 2141 5.0 23.5 18.5 0.0
2 13 Fodor Balazs HUN 1899 5.0 20.0 16.0 0.0
3 5 FM Mihok Laszlo HUN 2078 4.5 21.5 17.5 0.0
4 4 Torok Tamas Titusz HUN 2091 4.5 21.5 15.5 0.0
5 9 Bodrogi Laszlo HUN 1955 4.5 21.0 18.5 0.0
6 6 Molnar Laszlo HUN 2070 4.0 21.5 15.5 0.0
7 12 Wirth Adam HUN 1913 4.0 20.0 14.5 0.0
8 14 Szendeff Miklos HUN 1869 4.0 19.0 15.0 0.0
9 3 Keszi Janos HUN 2092 4.0 18.0 13.0 0.0
10 7 Pozsonyi Istvan HUN 2016 4.0 16.5 12.0 0.0
11 8 Somogyi Gabor HUN 1984 3.5 23.0 15.0 0.0
12 19 Firnigel Janos HUN 1733 3.5 21.0 11.5 0.0
13 11 Daroczy Sandor HUN 1924 3.5 20.0 14.5 0.0
14 10 Yip Michael CAN 1925 3.5 19.5 12.5 0.0
15 20 Safar Istvan HUN 1728 3.5 15.0 10.0 0.0
16 2 Repasi Zoltan Sr. HUN 2128 3.0 24.0 14.0 0.0
17 16 Szoukup Helga HUN 1844 3.0 21.0 13.0 0.0
18 21 Csomor Gabor HUN 1714 3.0 18.5 9.0 0.0
19 15 Horvath Csaba HUN 1845 3.0 17.5 12.0 0.0
20 24 Lakatos Tamas HUN 1581 3.0 17.0 9.0 0.0
21 17 Di Giovanni Vilmos HUN 1795 3.0 16.0 10.5 0.0
22 22 Czimer Jozsef HUN 1680 3.0 15.0 7.5 0.0
23 31 Hamori Gabor HUN 0 2.5 21.0 9.0 0.0
24 29 Dawud Savannah Rose HUN 1224 2.5 16.5 7.5 0.0
25 25 Csiki Endre HUN 1532 2.0 18.5 9.0 0.0
26 18 Szoukup Istvan HUN 1792 2.0 18.0 10.0 0.0
27 23 Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 1646 2.0 17.5 8.0 0.0
28 27 Makrai Bence HUN 1461 2.0 17.5 6.0 0.0
29 30 Szoukup Istvan Jr. HUN 1096 2.0 13.0 5.5 0.5
35 Vona Zsolt HUN 0 2.0 13.0 5.5 0.5
31 28 Filep Tibor HUN 1380 2.0 13.0 4.0 0.0
32 33 Kaposztas Lilla HUN 0 2.0 12.0 4.0 0.0
33 26 Filep Gyorgy Dr. HUN 1494 1.5 14.0 5.5 0.0
34 34 Popovics Agnes HUN 0 1.5 13.0 5.5 0.0
35 32 Kaposztas Lantos HUN 0 1.0 11.5 1.0 0.0
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