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Art Pub Open U2200 2016 Rd1

Quite a few upsets as usual. Nobody is safe.

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Markos,Adam crushed me a few times as we were warming up.

Results-Round 1

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 49 Fule Simon 1746 0 ½ – ½ 0 Piroska Istvan 2199 1
2 2 Kovacs Marton 2150 0 0 – 1 0 Kovacs Patrik Zsolt 1743 50
3 51 Lakatos Tamas 1739 0 0 – 1 0 Markos Adam 2133 3
4 4 Nemeth Miklos 2133 0 1 – 0 0 Palczert Miklos Dr. 1735 52
5 53 Koltai Daniel 1734 0 0 – 1 0 Kovacs Istvan 2122 5
6 6 Laszlo Imre 2113 0 1 – 0 0 Di Giovanni Vilmos 1713 54
7 55 Virag Balint 1706 0 1 – 0 0 Forgacs Attila 2112 7
8 8 Szekeres Tibor 2109 0 1 – 0 0 Bakonyi Arpad Dr. 1703 56
9 58 Firnigel Janos 1698 0 0 – 1 0 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2099 9
10 10 Fodor Balazs 2089 0 1 – 0 0 Tancsa Tamas 1698 59
11 60 Czimer Jozsef 1696 0 0 – 1 0 Kokeny Norbert Adrian 2077 11
12 12 Sandor Tamas 2077 0 1 – 0 0 Pasti Anna 1693 62
13 63 Erseki Aron 1692 0 0 – 1 0 Szabo Marton Mihaly 2067 13
14 14 Bodrogi Mihaly 2066 0 1 – 0 0 Kratzmajer Akos Gyorgy 1678 65
15 67 Muranyi Geza 1660 0 0 – 1 0 Mester Attila 2045 15
16 16 AIM Ongut Tamas Gunes 2011 0 1 – 0 0 Toth Nikoletta 1659 68
17 69 Szilagyi Adam 1653 0 0 – 1 0 Kovacs Geza 2002 17
18 18 Horvath Kristof 1995 0 1 – 0 0 Sulyok Eszter 1637 70
19 71 Pervai Laszlo 1633 0 1 – 0 0 Molnar Laszlo 1988 19
20 20 Schubert Gyula 1980 0 0 – 1 0 Saar Patrik 1627 72
21 73 Csajbok Levente Tamas 1626 0 0 – 1 0 Karacsonyi Gellert 1978 21
22 22 Kovacs Gabor Etele 1974 0 1 – 0 0 Szemelyi Balazs 1618 74
23 75 Forgacs Andras 1617 0 ½ – ½ 0 Somogyi Gabor 1961 23
24 24 Yip Michael 1938 0 1 – 0 0 Daroczi Donat 1613 76
25 77 Bilku Andras 1604 0 0 – 1 0 Szabo Zoltan 1935 25
26 27 Juhasz Agoston 1902 0 0 – 1 0 Chowaniec Artur 1603 78
27 79 Nemeth Csaba 1603 0 0 – 1 0 Erseki Tamara 1899 28
28 29 Dibusz Domonkos 1880 0 1 – 0 0 Varga Boldizsar 1572 80
29 81 Popovics Agnes 1564 0 0 – 1 0 Gal Janos 1870 30
30 31 Schwarczenberger Csongor 1860 0 ½ – ½ 0 Seres Tibor 1562 82
31 83 Karko Balint 1560 0 0 – 1 0 Balogh Lajos 1858 32
32 33 Geher Koppany 1857 0 1 – 0 0 Videki Imre 1558 84
33 85 Papp Andrea 1557 0 0 – 1 0 Birovecz Ben Jordan 1851 34
34 35 Mako Zoltan 1850 0 1 – 0 0 Sandor Levente 1548 86
35 87 Baski Barnabas 1540 0 ½ – ½ 0 Forgacs Attila Jr. 1836 36
36 37 Kalmar Karoly 1827 0 1 – 0 0 Rona Andras 1540 88
37 89 Ongut Selcuk 1528 0 ½ – ½ 0 Pasti Aron 1799 38
38 39 Neszmenyi Zoltan 1793 0 0 – 1 0 Bolyki Istvan 1515 90
39 91 Monduk Ferenc 1509 0 0 – 1 0 Nagy Gabor 1789 40
40 41 Szucs Edina 1776 0 0 – 1 0 Karacsonyi Kata 1498 92
41 93 Fabian Laszlo 1489 0 ½ – ½ 0 Purak Zoltan 1765 43
42 44 Bartuszek Andras 1760 0 1 – 0 0 Sulyok Istvan 1459 95
43 97 Maga Peter 1408 0 1 – 0 0 Bernath Bence 1760 45
44 46 Szendeff Miklos 1756 0 1 – 0 0 Palczert Matyas 1389 98
45 99 Zakar Adam 1384 0 0 – 1 0 Szurkos Andras 1754 47
46 48 Safar Istvan 1753 0 1 – 0 0 Moricz Nadja 1381 100
47 101 Czipp Janos 1356 0 1 bye

U1600 Results-Round 1

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 Szivak Andras 1534 0 1 – 0 0 Stickl Milan 1194 38
2 39 Colwell Lennox James 1190 0 1 – 0 0 Szabo A. Martin 1467 2
3 4 Vamosi Peter Istvan 1459 0 1 – 0 0 Sapi Andras Zoltan 1176 40
4 41 Koltai Anna 1172 0 0 – 1 0 Szabo Balazs 1442 5
5 6 Dan Anna 1403 0 1 – 0 0 Becsei Attila 1160 42
6 43 Fekete Laszlo 1159 0 ½ – ½ 0 Sandor Adam David 1393 7
7 8 Toth Peter 1383 0 1 – 0 0 Pervai Laszlo 1158 44
8 45 Szabo Tamas 1140 0 0 – 1 0 Czagler Laszlo 1372 9
9 10 Bodo Norbert 1357 0 ½ – ½ 0 Geher Bottyan 1131 46
10 47 Makay Mark Janos 1131 0 0 – 1 0 Buri Petra 1355 12
11 13 Szalay-Ocsak Bank 1350 0 1 – 0 0 Lokos Viktoria 1126 48
12 49 Kovacs Reka 1123 0 0 – 1 0 Horvath Zoltan 1334 14
13 15 Koller Jozsef Denes 1321 0 1 – 0 0 Kovacs Liliana 1121 50
14 51 Moricz Karmen 1113 0 0 – 1 0 Kolozsvary Miklos 1321 16
15 18 Moczar Sebestyen 1316 0 ½ – ½ 0 Kreiter Lilla 1110 52
16 53 Nagy Sebestyen 1104 0 ½ – ½ 0 Sandor Anna Luca 1314 19
17 20 Bodo Boglarka 1313 0 1 – 0 0 Karacsonyi Luca 1089 54
18 55 Toth Barnabas 1075 0 ½ – ½ 0 Makai Bence 1297 21
19 22 Moczar Benedek 1294 0 ½ – ½ 0 Kissebesi Mate 1060 56
20 57 Szoboszlai Lehel Sandor 1053 0 0 – 1 0 Rado David 1294 23
21 24 Gulacsi Donat Ferenc 1278 0 0 – 1 0 Karacsonyi Bank 1042 58
22 59 Nagy Jacint 1040 0 0 – 1 0 Buri Kata 1275 25
23 26 Szarka Rego 1273 0 1 – 0 0 Biro Daniel 0 60
24 61 Colwell Elliott Reece 0 0 0 – 1 0 Kapicakova Lucia 1269 27
25 28 Fulop Peter Benjamin 1263 0 1 – 0 0 Foldes Marton Gabor 0 62
26 63 Hajdu Marton Abris 0 0 1 – 0 0 Csoka Nikolett 1257 29
27 30 Magyar Erik Ferenc 1256 0 1 – 0 0 Kosik Vince 0 64
28 65 Mathe Gergely 0 0 1 – 0 0 Nagy Daniel 1252 31
29 33 Giang Tran Nam 1247 0 1 – 0 0 Pakozdi Artur Ferenc 0 66
30 67 Polgar Botond Istvan 0 0 0 – 1 0 Szoboszlai Csongor 1236 34
31 35 Farkas Otto Jr. 1230 0 ½ – ½ 0 Rado Peter 0 68
32 69 Saar Istvan Harry 0 0 1 – 0 0 Onodi Tamas 1208 36
33 37 Veress Csongor 1202 0 1 – 0 0 Toth Timea 0 70

Gallery

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Yip,Michael(CAN)

Yip,Michael(CAN)

I am about to lose another game.

I am about to lose another game.

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Opening remarks

Opening remarks

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Art Pub FIDE Open Oct-2016

More chess is coming to Budapest. So far around 160 players registered and at least one tourist.

More details and info from Hungarian Federation.

A verseny helyszíne:

Art Pub díszterme, 1203 Budapest, Lajtha László u. 2. http://art-pub.hu/

A verseny időpontja: 2016. szeptember 30. – október 2.

Versenyforma, program:

Svájci rendszer két csoportban, aktuális FIDE szabályok szerint, számítógépes párosítással. (Swiss Manager)

„A” csoport: 2200 élő alatti: 2 x 70 perc valamint lépésenként 30 mp.

„B” csoport: 1600 élő alatti: 2 x 70 perc valamint lépésenként 30 mp.

Kötelező regisztráció: 2016. szeptember 30. péntek 15 órától 16:30-ig Megnyitó: 2016. szeptember 30. 16:30

Eredményhirdetés: 2016. október 2. 16:30 Várakozási idő 30 perc!

  • Sept 30: Round 1 16:45
  • October 1: 3 rounds(0900/1300/1600)
  • October 2: 2 rounds(0900/1300)

U2200-Starting rank

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Markos,Adam is seeded #3

 

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Piroska Istvan 702773 HUN 2199
2 Kovacs Marton 724033 HUN 2150
3 Markos Adam 752991 HUN 2133
4 Nemeth Miklos 734128 HUN 2133
5 Kovacs Istvan 701890 HUN 2122
6 Laszlo Imre 709050 HUN 2113
7 Borhy Marcell 770787 HUN 2112
8 Forgacs Attila 715387 HUN 2112
9 Szekeres Tibor 703907 HUN 2109
10 FM Szollosi Laszlo 701157 HUN 2099
11 Fodor Balazs 741850 HUN 2089
12 Kokeny Norbert Adrian 759740 HUN 2077
13 Szabo Marton Mihaly 787086 HUN 2067
14 Bodrogi Mihaly 707040 HUN 2066
15 Mester Attila 725587 HUN 2045
16 AIM Ongut Tamas Gunes 770280 HUN 2011
17 Kovacs Geza 722308 HUN 2002
18 Horvath Kristof 740136 HUN 1995
19 Molnar Laszlo 707473 HUN 1988
20 Karacsonyi Gellert 764620 HUN 1978
21 Kovacs Gabor Etele 769193 HUN 1974
22 Somogyi Gabor 728845 HUN 1961
23 Pasztorcsik Janos 710377 HUN 1956
24 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1938
25 Tamasi Zoltan 773638 HUN 1935
26 Orfei Rolando 822779 ITA 1925
27 Frank Jozsef 726281 HUN 1909
28 Juhasz Agoston 778346 HUN 1902
29 Erseki Tamara 760340 HUN 1899
30 Dibusz Domonkos 771031 HUN 1880
31 Gal Janos 715778 HUN 1870
32 Horvath Aron Balazs 787051 HUN 1870
33 Schwarczenberger Csongor 775363 HUN 1860
34 Balogh Lajos 717282 HUN 1858
35 Geher Koppany 785091 HUN 1857
36 Birovecz Ben Jordan 777684 HUN 1851
37 Mako Zoltan 720020 HUN 1850
38 Forgacs Attila Jr. 773654 HUN 1836
39 Kalmar Karoly 707090 HUN 1827
40 Pasti Aron 785857 HUN 1799
41 Neszmenyi Zoltan 744239 HUN 1793
42 Nagy Gabor 720844 HUN 1789
43 Szucs Edina 763985 HUN 1776
44 Kozsik Bende Barnabas 782416 HUN 1765
45 Purak Zoltan 793493 HUN 1765
46 Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1760
47 Bernath Bence 781789 HUN 1760
48 Szendeff Miklos 753068 HUN 1756
49 Szurkos Andras 769185 HUN 1754
50 Safar Istvan 764639 HUN 1753
51 Fule Simon 787515 HUN 1746
52 Kovacs Patrik Zsolt 781878 HUN 1743
53 Lakatos Tamas 766437 HUN 1739
54 Palczert Miklos Dr. 727938 HUN 1735
55 Koltai Daniel 756644 HUN 1734
56 Di Giovanni Vilmos 722235 HUN 1713
57 Virag Balint 778206 HUN 1706
58 Lakat Gyula 705918 HUN 1702
59 Firnigel Janos 719803 HUN 1698
60 Tancsa Tamas 783749 HUN 1698
61 Czimer Jozsef 723770 HUN 1696
62 Fodor Kornel 769487 HUN 1695
63 Pasti Anna 790834 HUN 1693
64 Erseki Aron 763446 HUN 1692
65 Moricz Benedek 784079 HUN 1679
66 Kratzmajer Akos Gyorgy 774227 HUN 1678
67 Palczert Botond 769908 HUN 1667
68 Muranyi Geza 737860 HUN 1660
69 Toth Nikoletta 773670 HUN 1659
70 Szilagyi Adam 794473 HUN 1653
71 Sulyok Eszter 769762 HUN 1637
72 Pervai Laszlo 784966 HUN 1633
73 Saar Patrik 793892 HUN 1627
74 Csajbok Levente Tamas 773980 HUN 1626
75 Szemelyi Balazs 769231 HUN 1618
76 Forgacs Andras 769878 HUN 1617
77 Daroczi Donat 788376 HUN 1613
78 Bilku Andras 790010 HUN 1604
79 Chowaniec Artur 1190091 POL 1603
80 Nemeth Csaba 771082 HUN 1603
81 Borhy Gyorgy Szilard 773808 HUN 1572
82 Varga Boldizsar 780634 HUN 1572
83 Popovics Agnes 782831 HUN 1564
84 Videki Imre 775100 HUN 1558
85 Papp Andrea 761354 HUN 1557
86 Baski Barnabas 787060 HUN 1540
87 Rona Andras 766500 HUN 1540
88 Ongut Selcuk 773581 HUN 1528
89 Bolyki Istvan 777692 HUN 1515
90 Monduk Ferenc 761338 HUN 1509
91 Karacsonyi Kata 769584 HUN 1498
92 Palczert Hajnalka 782297 HUN 1484
93 Sulyok Istvan 793388 HUN 1459
94 Moricz Aurel 784052 HUN 1437
95 Palczert Matyas 784958 HUN 1389
96 Zakar Adam 779229 HUN 1384
97 Moricz Nadja 784060 HUN 1381
98 Czipp Janos 739294 HUN 1356

U1600-Starting Rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Szivak Andras 780790 HUN 1534
2 Fabian Laszlo 4689003 GER 1489
3 Szabo A. Martin 793361 HUN 1467
4 Vamosi Peter Istvan 796328 HUN 1459
5 Szabo Balazs 774383 HUN 1442
6 Dan Anna 780782 HUN 1403
7 Sandor Adam David 789992 HUN 1393
8 Toth Peter 793442 HUN 1383
9 Czagler Laszlo 774090 HUN 1372
10 Bodo Norbert 789348 HUN 1357
11 Geresdi-Horvath Agoston 774766 HUN 1356
12 Szalay-Ocsak Bank 784923 HUN 1350
13 Horvath Zoltan 713139 HUN 1334
14 Koller Jozsef Denes 782009 HUN 1321
15 Kolozsvary Miklos 712949 HUN 1321
16 Kurko Bence 790729 HUN 1317
17 Moczar Sebestyen 794546 HUN 1316
18 Sandor Anna Luca 790001 HUN 1314
19 Bodo Boglarka 784672 HUN 1313
20 Makai Bence 778710 HUN 1297
21 Moczar Benedek 779385 HUN 1294
22 Rado David 787043 HUN 1294
23 Gulacsi Donat Ferenc 786713 HUN 1278
24 Szarka Rego 780588 HUN 1273
25 Fulop Peter Benjamin 790435 HUN 1263
26 Magyar Erik Ferenc 790192 HUN 1256
27 Nagy Daniel 784974 HUN 1252
28 Giang Tran Nam 791903 HUN 1247
29 Szoboszlai Csongor 786004 HUN 1236
30 Farkas Otto Jr. 790389 HUN 1230
31 Onodi Tamas 784915 HUN 1208
32 Stickl Milan 784389 HUN 1194
33 Colwell Lennox James 30927757 USA 1190
34 Sapi Andras Zoltan 794090 HUN 1176
35 Koltai Anna 790478 HUN 1172
36 Becsei Attila 784940 HUN 1160
37 Fekete Laszlo 789860 HUN 1159
38 Pervai Laszlo 796174 HUN 1158
39 Szabo Tamas 792039 HUN 1140
40 Makay Mark Janos 790206 HUN 1131
41 Kovacs Reka 790702 HUN 1123
42 Kovacs Liliana 794074 HUN 1121
43 Moricz Karmen 787507 HUN 1113
44 Kreiter Lilla 777773 HUN 1110
45 Szemelyi Sebestyen 791571 HUN 1108
46 Nagy Sebestyen 788791 HUN 1104
47 Karacsonyi Luca 781894 HUN 1089
48 Toth Barnabas 790540 HUN 1075
49 Kissebesi Mate 784397 HUN 1060
50 Szoboszlai Lehel Sandor 794864 HUN 1053
51 Karacsonyi Bank 795488 HUN 1042
52 Nagy Jacint 793531 HUN 1040
53 Biro Daniel 795968 HUN 0
54 Colwell Elliott Reece 30927749 USA 0
55 Foldes Marton Gabor 794708 HUN 0
56 Hajdu Marton Abris 791890 HUN 0
57 Kosik Vince 783846 HUN 0
58 Mathe Gergely 793914 HUN 0
59 Pakozdi Artur Ferenc 790222 HUN 0
60 Polgar Botond Istvan 790214 HUN 0
61 Saar Istvan Harry 797669 HUN 0
62 Toth Timea 787680 HUN 0
63 Vancsisin Mark 793949 HUN 0

 

Global Chess Festival Coming October 8, 2016

More info Global Chess Festival and Chessbase Report

“Chess is a sport, a game, entertainment and an educational tool, and with its diversity it can connect people. That is why we believe that in chess, all generations can find a collective fun experience. During the past decade the Global Chess Festival has become a prestigious social event with full-day family programs built around the mysterious board game…”

GM Judit Polgar

GM Judit Polgar

  • Date 08 October 2016, Saturday
  • LocationC astle Garden Bazaar
  • Event name Global Chess Festival 2016 Budapest
  • Event’s address Buda Castle, Budapest Ybl Miklós area, H-1013
  • Organizer Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
  • Website thejpcf.com

TWIC 1142 Sept 26-2016

Some games from TWIC.

Anton Guijarro,D-Banusz,T

Queen’s Gambit Accepted(D20) 3.e4 Nc6

3.e4 is Avurkh’s new recommendation for White in 1.d4 Vol1B(Quality Chess 2016) just published.

Black went for sharp counterplay but White was more than ready.

After 15..fe

After 15..fe

Vovk-Ponizil

Grunfeld Exchange 8.Be3(D85)

After 16.a4!?(Diagram)

White ground out a win with some help from Black but the start was an interesting minority attack with 16.a4

After 16.a4

After 16.a4

After 26..Rb5(Diagram)

Black is down a pawn and even after ..Rb2 keeping the rook active Black just could not generate any counterplay as f2 was secured very conveniently by White’s bishop.

After 26..Rb5

After 26..Rb5

Cheparinov-Harikrishna

Queen’s Indian/Closed Catalan Hybrid(E15)

Black played a patient waiting game and defended against White’s typical queenside majority and was ultimately rewarded.

After 45.Kb4(Diagram)

The Q+B battery has been neutralised but the kingside pawn arrangement and now the Q+N tandem has a chance to be effective as Nc5 has a stable outpost.

After 45.Kb4

After 45.Kb4

 

Casual Chess :)

Malta Friends

Clarence and family stopped by for some chess.

The draw offer was declined.

Ocean played well but lost on time.

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Clarence just played in the Olympiad for Malta and stopped over in Budapest on the way back to Malta.

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More Rook Endings(Please!): The Steckner Position

All rook endings are drawn-someone

Example 9-158 Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual

White to Play(Diagram)

White has an extra pawn but Black’s rook is in an ideal defensive position, behind the passed pawn and targeting the f-pawn.

What does White do now? and what is the objective evaluation?

White to Play

White to Play

Warning: You either know this or you don’t. This is very hard without prior knowledge.

The Tedious World of Rook Endings

4 Pawns vs 3 Pawns with All the Pawns on the Same Side

Most players know this is a theoretical draw.  Let’s have a closer look at the examples in Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual.

 

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual

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Korchnoi-Antoshin USSR ch 1954(Diagram)

If Black were on the move, the standard drawing plan is ..h5 followed by ..g6 and then trade off pawns whenever possible for the draw.

White to play

so anticipating the coming ..h5, White played 1.h5

White to Play

White to Play

After 1.h5(diagram)

Black to play

So is this a draw? or can White squeeze out a win?

Black to Play

Black to Play

In order to grasp what is going on, knowledge of three other positions in needed

Position 1

Petrosian-Keres USSR ch 1951

Black to Play(Diagram)

This is a well-known standard draw type of position.

Black to Play

Black to Play

1..h5! is the key move and rear attacks by the black rook is the key defensive method.

Position 2

Botvinnik-Najdorf Moscow ol 1956

White to Play(Diagram)

This is a winning position for White.
The e4-e5 advance cannot be prevented and the weak light squares make it easy for the white king to infiltrate further and attack the backward g-pawn(with Kg6 to start with)

White to Play

White to Play

1.Ra5 starts the winning process

Position 3

Capablanca-Yates Hastings 1930/31

White to Play(Diagram)

The winning plan is
-transfer the rook to the 8th rank
-f4-f5-f6+

White to Play

White to Play

1.Rd6 is the optimal solution

And now back to the original question

Korchnoi-Antoshin USSR ch 1954

After 1.h5(Diagram)

Black to play and what result?

In the game after mutual errors, White eventually won. The analysis was quite confusing and I had to take quite a long time to get a better understanding.

Black to Play

Black to Play

1..Ra5! draws

The defensive method is
-provoke g3-g4(completely not obvious why)
-prevent e4-e5 with ..f6(key move)
-..Kg8-h7 to prevent Kg6 infiltration(also not obvious)
-side and rear attacks on the pawns.

All examples together

Checking Negi 1.e4 vs Sicilian III

1.e4 vs The Sicilian III-Negi(Quality Chess 2016)

This is another must have book for 1.e4 players and Sicilian defenders.

 

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Time to get to work

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Work harder and work more.

 

  • Ch 1-7 Taimanov(4..Nc6)
  • Ch 8-14 Kan (4..e6)
  • Ch 15-18 Scheveningen Keres Attack
  • Ch 19-22 Sidelines

Here is sample line from Chapter 21 2..e6 Sidelines

After 8.ef(Diagram)

Negi gives 8..ab leading to a clear advantage for White, citing Hansen-Jiang Montreal 2012.

Theory has marched on as 8..Bxf2+ was played in Szabo,G-Mihok,O Hun Ch 2016 which was an improvement.

After 8.ef

After 8.ef

After 14..gf(Diagram) of the Szabo-Mihok game

The game continued with 15.Bxb5+ and was eventually drawn but I propose 15.Qxd5N as an improvement(on the improvement) and White is slightly better

After 14..gf

After 14..gf

It’s a nice book but I don’t play 1.e4 so that is all the work I feel like doing on this line.

 

Checking Avrukh-1.d4 Vol1B

The tedious task of creating and checking files continues with the new Avrukh repertoire book 1.d4 The Queen’s Gambit Volume 1B(Quality Chess 2016)

 

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Better get busy

 

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Avrukh has made to somewhere on my desk to be looked at sooner rather than later.

396 pages.

  • Ch 1-6 QGA 3.e4
  • Ch 7- 18 Slav 4.e3
  • Ch 19-24 Minor Lines

Here is an example chapter

Ch 1 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 dc 4.e4 b5

Position 1

After 16.Bd2(diagram)

Avrukh’s sample line gives 16..Nc3?! leading to a clear advantage for White.

After 16.Bd2

After 16.Bd2

I suggest 16..Rfc8= as an improvement.

Position 2

After 11.Bd4(Diagram)

Avrukh gives 11..f6 but 11..Nf6 bringing out a piece makes more sense to me.

After 11.Bd4

After 11.Bd4

This is a must have book for 1.d4 players or if you just like books and have a lot of spare time.

My Avrukh diet is one chapter per day, more if I can manage it.

 

Baku 2016

Chessbase Report

Nice Report by GM King