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Gibraltar 2017 Rd7

Gara is gaining some momentum after a couple of tough losses. Papp continues to get tough pairings and is having a good tournament despite her loss to GM Donchenko Alexander.

Player Overview for HUN

SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts. Rk. Group
36 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 HUN 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 4,5 52 Masters
84 IM Kantor Gergely 2448 HUN 1 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 3,5 110 Masters
112 IM Szabo Bence 2378 HUN 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 4,0 106 Masters
113 WGM Gara Ticia 2378 HUN 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4,0 105 Masters
114 FM Kozak Adam 2376 HUN 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4,5 50 Masters
122 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 HUN ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 3,0 177 Masters
126 WGM Papp Petra 2352 HUN 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 4,0 74 Masters
239 Lochte Szilvia 1829 HUN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2,0 230 Masters

Pairings of the next round for HUN

Rd. Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
8 24 36 GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2589 IM Salomon Johan NOR 2470 73
8 31 114 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2376 GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2504 60
8 39 112 IM Szabo Bence HUN 2378 4 4 GM Spraggett Kevin CAN 2542 53
8 41 56 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2524 4 4 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2378 113
8 48 82 IM Cheng Bobby AUS 2452 4 4 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2352 126
8 59 84 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2448 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2303 143
8 82 122 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2364 3 3 Veltkamp Gerben NED 2166 178
8 115 239 Lochte Szilvia HUN 1829 2 2 Green Per SWE 1956 224

Results of the last round for HUN

Rd. Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
7 27 126 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2352 4 0 – 1 4 GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2559 46
7 31 35 GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2593 1 – 0 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2448 84
7 32 89 IM Sarkar Justin USA 2428 0 – 1 GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2589 36
7 43 63 IM Liang Awonder USA 2496 0 – 1 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2376 114
7 67 178 Veltkamp Gerben NED 2166 3 0 – 1 3 IM Szabo Bence HUN 2378 112
7 68 113 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2378 3 1 – 0 3 Villar Reymundo JA PER 2212 168
7 70 122 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2364 3 0 – 1 3 Finsterwalder Sebastian GER 2130 187
7 114 248 Chilton James I ENG 1756 0 – 1 1 Lochte Szilvia HUN 1829 239

Player details for HUN

Rd. SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. w-we
GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 HUN Rp:2508 Pts. 4,5
1 159 Weisbuch Udi 2240 ISR 3,5 s 1 0,11
2 99 FM Perez Garcia Alejandro 2398 ESP 3,0 w ½ -0,25
3 103 WGM Tsolakidou Stavroula 2387 GRE 4,0 s 1 0,24
4 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2785 USA 6,0 w 0 -0,25
5 87 GM Womacka Mathias 2435 GER 3,5 s 0 -0,71
6 178 Veltkamp Gerben 2166 NED 3,0 w 1 0,08
7 89 IM Sarkar Justin 2428 USA 3,5 s 1 0,29
8 73 IM Salomon Johan 2470 NOR 4,5 w
IM Kantor Gergely 2448 HUN Rp:2447 Pts. 3,5
1 212 Suez-Panama Gilles 2010 FRA 2,0 s 1 0,08
2 17 GM Shankland Samuel L 2674 USA 5,0 w 0 -0,21
3 163 WIM Heinemann Josefine 2227 GER 3,0 s 1 0,22
4 7 GM Topalov Veselin 2739 BUL 5,5 w 0 -0,15
5 149 Gluhovsky Mark 2263 RUS 3,5 s 1 0,26
6 29 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2625 RUS 4,0 w ½ 0,23
7 35 GM Istratescu Andrei 2593 FRA 4,5 s 0 -0,31
8 143 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2303 IRI 3,5 w
IM Szabo Bence 2378 HUN Rp:2214 Pts. 4,0
1 242 Wilson Matthew R 1791 ENG 2,0 s 1 0,08
2 49 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2551 GRE 3,0 w 0 -0,27
3 180 Gonzalez Gonzalez Alfonso 2162 ESP 3,0 s 0 -0,78
4 187 Finsterwalder Sebastian 2130 GER 4,0 w ½ -0,31
5 184 Chan Kim Yew 2152 MAS 2,5 s ½ -0,29
6 171 FM Derakhshani Borna 2195 IRI 3,0 w 1 0,26
7 178 Veltkamp Gerben 2166 NED 3,0 s 1 0,23
8 53 GM Spraggett Kevin 2542 CAN 4,0 w
WGM Gara Ticia 2378 HUN Rp:2277 Pts. 4,0
1 243 Murray J Stephen 1789 SCO 1,5 w 1 0,08
2 48 GM Huzman Alexander 2557 ISR 5,0 s 0 -0,27
3 188 FM Weeramantry Sunil 2129 SRI 3,0 w 1 0,19
4 52 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2545 FRA 4,5 s 0 -0,28
5 172 Tscharotschkin Michael 2190 GER 3,5 w 0 -0,74
6 176 Mueller-Dehn Christian Dr. 2170 GER 3,0 s 1 0,23
7 168 Villar Reymundo Juan Antonio 2212 PER 3,0 w 1 0,28
8 56 GM Gunina Valentina 2524 RUS 4,0 s
FM Kozak Adam 2376 HUN Rp:2513 Pts. 4,5
1 244 Christophe-Hayot Romain 1784 FRA 2,5 s 1 0,08
2 53 GM Spraggett Kevin 2542 CAN 4,0 w ½ 0,22
3 55 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2527 ESP 4,5 s ½ 0,20
4 57 GM Lemos Damian 2516 ARG 4,5 w ½ 0,19
5 61 IM Aryan Chopra 2503 IND 4,0 s ½ 0,17
6 59 GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2508 ESP 3,5 w ½ 0,18
7 63 IM Liang Awonder 2496 USA 3,5 s 1 0,66
8 60 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2504 ISR 4,5 w
IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 HUN Rp:2160 Pts. 3,0
1 not paired – ½
2 231 WFM Gamboa Alvarado Olga Leticia 1913 CRC 2,5 s ½ -0,42
3 203 Eagleton Greg T 2055 ENG 2,5 w 1 0,14
4 62 IM Kollars Dmitrij 2500 GER 4,0 s ½ 0,18
5 68 IM Krysa Leandro 2491 ARG 4,5 w 0 -0,33
6 168 Villar Reymundo Juan Antonio 2212 PER 3,0 s ½ -0,20
7 187 Finsterwalder Sebastian 2130 GER 4,0 w 0 -0,79
8 178 Veltkamp Gerben 2166 NED 3,0 w
WGM Papp Petra 2352 HUN Rp:2471 Pts. 4,0
1 4 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2752 UKR 4,0 w 0 -0,08
2 199 CM Reuben Stewart 2076 ENG 1,0 s 1 0,17
3 207 Carlsten Peter 2047 SWE 2,0 w 1 0,14
4 68 IM Krysa Leandro 2491 ARG 4,5 s ½ 0,19
5 74 GM Riff Jean-Noel 2468 FRA 3,5 w 1 0,66
6 48 GM Huzman Alexander 2557 ISR 5,0 s ½ 0,26
7 46 GM Donchenko Alexander 2559 GER 5,0 w 0 -0,23
8 82 IM Cheng Bobby 2452 AUS 4,0 s
Lochte Szilvia 1829 HUN Rp:1861 Pts. 2,0
1 109 IM Godart Francois 2381 BEL 3,5 s 0 -0,08
2 169 FM Baert Andy 2210 BEL 3,0 w 0 -0,09
3 195 Seraoui Mohcen 2100 ALG 3,5 s 0 -0,17
4 255 Tveten Per 1486 NOR 0,0 w 1 0,12
5 200 Lochte Thomas 2070 GER 2,5 s 0 -0,20
6 189 Bendayan Claros Aaron 2128 ESP 3,0 w 0 -0,15
7 248 Chilton James I 1756 ENG 1,5 s 1 0,40
8 224 Green Per 1956 SWE 2,0 w
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MTK BTCh 2017

MTK was in action Jan 22.

MTK Budapest I – Aquaréna KSC I 2,5:1,5
Sárkány DSE – Barcza GSC II 3,5:0,5
Barcza GSC I – Aquaréna KSC II 2,5:1,5
Csepeli TK – HÜSI SC 3:1
Pátyi SE – Pénzügyőr SE I 0:4
Pénzügyőr SE II – MTK Budapest II 1:3

Gibraltar 2017 Rd4

See Official Site.

This was a tough round for the Hungarian contingent.

Papp, Kozak and Vaida did well to draw against strong opponents.

Player Overview for HUN

SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 Pts. Rk. Group
36 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 HUN 1 ½ 1 0 2,5 79 Masters
84 IM Kantor Gergely 2448 HUN 1 0 1 0 2,0 109 Masters
112 IM Szabo Bence 2378 HUN 1 0 0 ½ 1,5 171 Masters
113 WGM Gara Ticia 2378 HUN 1 0 1 0 2,0 144 Masters
114 FM Kozak Adam 2376 HUN 1 ½ ½ ½ 2,5 70 Masters
122 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 HUN ½ ½ 1 ½ 2,5 100 Masters
126 WGM Papp Petra 2352 HUN 0 1 1 ½ 2,5 89 Masters
239 Lochte Szilvia 1829 HUN 0 0 0 1 1,0 233 Masters

Pairings of the next round for HUN

Rd. Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
5 28 87 GM Womacka Mathias GER 2435 GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2589 36
5 39 61 IM Aryan Chopra IND 2503 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2376 114
5 44 122 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia HUN 2364 IM Krysa Leandro ARG 2491 68
5 48 126 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2352 GM Riff Jean-Noel FRA 2468 74
5 59 149 Gluhovsky Mark RUS 2263 2 2 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2448 84
5 71 113 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2378 2 2 Tscharotschkin Michael GER 2190 172
5 81 184 Chan Kim Yew MAS 2152 IM Szabo Bence HUN 2378 112
5 111 200 Lochte Thomas GER 2070 1 1 Lochte Szilvia HUN 1829 239

Results of the last round for HUN

Rd. Bo. No. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg No.
4 7 36 GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2589 0 – 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2785 3
4 22 84 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2448 2 0 – 1 2 GM Topalov Veselin BUL 2739 7
4 31 52 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2545 2 1 – 0 2 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2378 113
4 36 114 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2376 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Lemos Damian ARG 2516 57
4 40 62 IM Kollars Dmitrij GER 2500 2 ½ – ½ 2 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia HUN 2364 122
4 44 68 IM Krysa Leandro ARG 2491 2 ½ – ½ 2 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2352 126
4 77 112 IM Szabo Bence HUN 2378 1 ½ – ½ 1 Finsterwalder Sebastian GER 2130 187
4 121 239 Lochte Szilvia HUN 1829 0 1 – 0 0 Tveten Per NOR 1486 255

Gibraltar Tradewise 2017 Rd2

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Results of Rd2 for HUN

Papp got back on the winning track after a losing a heartbreaking long game to Ivanchuk in rd1.

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
2 15 84 IM Kantor Gergely 2448 1 0 – 1 1 GM Shankland Samuel L 2674 17
2 30 36 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 1 ½ – ½ 1 FM Perez Garcia Alejandro 2398 99
2 41 48 GM Huzman Alexander 2557 1 1 – 0 1 WGM Gara Ticia 2378 113
2 42 112 IM Szabo Bence 2378 1 0 – 1 1 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2551 49
2 44 114 FM Kozak Adam 2376 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Spraggett Kevin 2542 53
2 68 231 WFM Gamboa Alvarado Olga Leticia 1913 ½ ½ – ½ ½ IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 122
2 75 199 CM Reuben Stewart 2076 0 0 – 1 0 WGM Papp Petra 2352 126
2 110 239 Lochte Szilvia 1829 0 0 – 1 0 FM Baert Andy 2210 169

Player Overview for HUN after 2 Rounds

SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 Pts. Rk. Group
36 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 HUN 1 ½ 1,5 44 Masters
84 IM Kantor Gergely 2448 HUN 1 0 1,0 109 Masters
112 IM Szabo Bence 2378 HUN 1 0 1,0 101 Masters
113 WGM Gara Ticia 2378 HUN 1 0 1,0 121 Masters
114 FM Kozak Adam 2376 HUN 1 ½ 1,5 62 Masters
122 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 HUN ½ ½ 1,0 102 Masters
126 WGM Papp Petra 2352 HUN 0 1 1,0 156 Masters
239 Lochte Szilvia 1829 HUN 0 0 0,0 226 Masters

Pairings of Round 3 for HUN

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
3 34 103 WGM Tsolakidou Stavroula 2387 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 36
3 39 55 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2527 FM Kozak Adam 2376 114
3 58 163 WIM Heinemann Josefine 2227 1 1 IM Kantor Gergely 2448 84
3 74 180 Gonzalez Gonzalez Alfonso 2162 1 1 IM Szabo Bence 2378 112
3 75 113 WGM Gara Ticia 2378 1 1 FM Weeramantry Sunil 2129 188
3 79 122 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2364 1 1 Eagleton Greg T 2055 203
3 82 126 WGM Papp Petra 2352 1 1 Carlsten Peter 2047 207
3 110 195 Seraoui Mohcen 2100 0 0 Lochte Szilvia 1829 239

TWIC 1159: Open Games with the Spanish

Spanish Open Games

Game 1: Eljanov-Karjakin

Berlin 4.d3 Bc5(C65)

The 6.Qe2 line in the Berlin middlegame is a popular branch. White tried a more modest approach with g3 and c4/Nd5 but could not get much against the solid Berlin formation.

After 19.Kf1(Diagram)

White is more active in the centre and has dreams of a kingside attack so how should Black manage the defence?

After 19.Kf1

After 19.Kf1

Game 2: Azarov-Zhigalko,S

Breyer 9.h3 Nb8(C95)

The solid Breyer continues to be a tough nut to crack.

After 26..Kg7(Diagram)

White needed some cooperation in the attacking phase but took the necessary risks to get some winning chances.

After 26..Kg7

After 26..Kg7

 

TWIC 1159

Non-Spanish Open Games

Here are some interesting games from this weeks TWIC issue.

Game 1: Karjakin-Aronian

Italian Game(C50)

Black mismanaged his position after accepting an isolated pawn for activity and was then positionally smothered.

After 31..Rfe8(Diagram)

The knight is king and the e-pawn a permanent target but what is the plan now?

After 31..Rfe8

After 31..Rfe8

 

Game 2: Jones-Ragger

Scotch Game, Mieses Attack (C45)

White played a model endgame gambit in the topical Scotch Opening.

After 27..a6(Diagram)

White has a nice good knight vs bad bishop RN-RB endgame. How to continue?

After 27..a6

After 27..a6

 

Game 3: Grigorian-Harutyunian

Vienna Game 3.g3 Bc5(C26)

A typical plan for White is f4-f5 and a kingside pawn avalanche.

After 7.Nge2(Diagram)

Black must make a key defensive decision early in the game.

After 7.Nge2

After 7.Nge2

After 24.Bxf4(Diagram)

Black voluntarily opened up his kingside in a sharp chaotic game and now must make a decision about the Bf2.

(a) Guard it 24..Qc5 or

(b) Move it with 24..Bxg1+ 

After 24.Bxf4

After 24.Bxf4

BTCh 6-Board 2016-17 Rd7

SENSE 4-MTK 2

I lost in rather listless and pathetic fashion.

Yip-Baranyi,T

Dutch Leningrad 7..e6(A87)

After  18..Nd7(Diagram)

My position during the game was not as bad I had initially thought during the post-game analysis.

After 18..Nd7

After 18..Nd7

Much later

After 28.Qf2(diagram)

After quite a few mistakes, it is Black to Plan and Win:

After 28.Qf2

After 28.Qf2

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TWIC 1158: More

Some things for 1.d4 players.

Games Selection

Maiorov-Kovalenko

Nimzo-Indian(E32) 4.Qc2 d6!?

The 4..d6 sideline is an interesting way to avoid the massive theory of the main lines.

After 18-Kh1(Diagram)

White took some liberties with the odd Qc1  retreat and then 18.Kh1 just invited a massive attack. The remainder of the game was a comedy  errors though.

After 18.Kh1

After 18.Kh1

Lalith-Visakh

Open Catalan 8.a4(E05)

After 15..Ra8(Diagram)

White has the bishops and a nice pawn centre. White is the plan now?

After 15..Ra8

After 15..Ra8

Martinez-Granda Zuniga

Queen’s Indian 4.g3 Ba6(E15)

After 21..Qc6(Diagram)

White lasted until deep into the ending when the losing blunder was made but certainly had chances in the early going.

After 21..Qc6

After 21..Qc6

Endgame Phase

After 32.Ke2(Diagram)

Black ground out a win by keeping the pressure up.

After 32.Ke2

After 32.Ke2

BTCH 2017 Rd5

Results

MTK did not have a great day, losing two of three matches today.

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoport
Mattolda SSC I – SENSE I 7:5
Tabáni Spartacus II – Újpesti KSE I 3,5:8,5
Vasas SC II – BEAC II 9:3
Fabulon-Lombik – MTK Budapest III 7,5:4,5
Sirály I – Pénzügyőr SE III 7:5
Barcza GSC I – Palota Sakk I 5:7

A Tabáni Spartacus II az 1. táblán ifjúsági játékos kontumálásáért 2 büntetőpontot kapott.

II. osztály, Bilek csoport
Mattolda SSC II – Csepeli TK 2,5:9,5
Aquaréna KSC III – Sárkány DSE II 5:7
Törekvés SE – BEAC III 7,5:4,5
SENSE II – MTK Budapest IV 6,5:5,5
Pestszentlőrinc II – A. Láng MKKE 5:7
Barcza GSC II – HÜSI SC II 4:8

III. osztály, Szén csoport
Palota Sakk II – Pénzügyőr SE IV 6:6
MTK Budapest V – Sárkány DSE III 8:4
Rákosliget – ATTE-ARISZ 4:8
MLTC II – Aquaréna KSC IV 9:3
Aquaréna KSC V – Pestszentimre 3:9
Honvéd ASE III – Újpesti KSE II 10,5:1,5
BEAC IV – Sirály II 2:10
Barcza GSC III – HÜSI SC III 8,5:3,5

I contributed a win for MTK III against Fabulon

Horvath,B-Yip

The play was sharp and somewhere White missed a tactical shot.

After 13.Re1(Diagram)

Black to play and win.

After 13.Re1

After 13.Re1

 

Some of my teammates have become slightly camera shy.

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TWIC 1158

From this week’s TWIC 1158. Every players’ favorite task is going through relevant repertoire games to stay on top of developments.

Berlin Wall 5.Re1(C67)

Hovhannisyan-Pashikan ARM Ch 2017

The 5.Re1 is a very popular way to avoid the painfully equal and solid Berlin Endgame.

White won this game after getting some nagging pressure in an equal position. There were some inaccuracies and then blunders decided in the rook endgame.

After 24..Qxe8(Diagram)

After 24..Qxe8

After 24..Qxe8

The Rook Ending Phase

After 59.Rh5(Diagram)

The rook ending is equal but requires precise handling.

Are you up to the task?

After 59.Rh5

After 59.Rh5

I will be on MTKIII facing Fabulon tomorrow(Jan 22-2017) in Rd5 of the BTCh. Hopefully this will be enough preparation in case I am Black.