Monthly Archives: December 2017

Zadar Open 2017 Rd7-IM Juhasz(HUN)

Results-Round 7(Partial)

A good day for Hungary with two wins and a draw.

IM Juhasz Armin(HUN) drew IM Plenča Jadranko(2478)

FM Krstulovic Alex won

WFM Marjanović Annamaria drew

Bo. No. Name Gr Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Gr Rtg No.
1 7 GM Cvitan Ognjen 2484 ½ – ½ 5 GM Brkić Ante 2583 1
2 14 IM Nguyen Piotr 2408 5 0 – 1 IM Repka Christopher 2487 6
3 28 FM Can Isik 2334 0 – 1 GM Martinović Saša 2583 2
4 3 GM Malakhatko Vadim 2542 4 ½ – ½ 4 GM Jovanić Ognjen 2507 4
5 22 IM Juhasz Armin   2359 4 ½ – ½ 4 IM Plenča Jadranko   2478 8
6 5 GM Anurag Mhamal 2488 1 – 0 FM Blohberger Felix 2355 23
7 9 IM Livaić Leon 2467 1 – 0 IM Reich Thomas 2373 20
8 10 IM Tica Sven 2461 1 – 0 GM Cebalo Mišo 2293 42
9 11 FM Gavrilescu David 2437 ½ – ½ FM Stočko Josip 2331 31
10 13 IM Režan Saša 2433 1 – 0 IM Kathmale Sameer 2264 44
11 19 FM Jakić Ivan 2378 1 – 0 IM Karavade Eesha 2384 18
12 17 IM Cerveny Martin 2386 3 ½ – ½ FM Sadhwani Raunak 2310 36
13 12 IM Mazur Stefan 2434 3 ½ – ½ 3 FM Muha Miljenko 2303 38
14 27 FM Burović Rijad 2345 3 1 – 0 3 IM Bukal Vladimir Jr. 2387 16
15 43 FM Biliškov Vjekoslav 2291 3 0 – 1 3 FM Rudolf Michal 2349 24
16 25 FM Bratovic Blaž   2348 3 ½ – ½ 3 WFM Marjanović Annamaria   2327 32
17 37 FM Banzea A-B   2304 3 0 – 1 3 FM Krstulovic Alex   2346 26
18 15 IM Šutković Damir 2389 ½ – ½ 3 Sahil Tickoo 2131 54
19 21 IM Bilobrk Franjo 2372 ½ – ½ FM De Francesco Klaus 2314 35
20 51 FM Tanriverdi Enes 2194 0 – 1 FM Pećnik Leo 2333 30
21 33 FM Piskur Mitja 2322 0 – 1 FM Salimova Nurgyul 2301 40
22 53 Morgunov Marc 2133 2 0 – 1 2 WIM Unuk Laura 2334 29
23 41 Ratsma Rosa 2295 2 1 – 0 2 FM Ciganović Nikola 2263 45
24 48 FM Ivić Mateo 2237 1 – 0 2 Godbole Atharva 2178 52
25 50 Debevec Blaz 2206 1 – 0 IM Villeneuve Alain 2261 46
26 39 FM Deglmann Ludwig 2301 1 ½ – ½ FM Zelić Mladen 2321 34
27 49 NM Ćurić Dražen 2224 1 ½ – ½ 1 FM Bubalović Davorin 2237 47

Curic-Juhasz,A 

From TWIC 1205

Zadar Open, rd1

After 22.a4(Diagram)

Black is fighting for the b-file.

What do you recommend for Black now?

After 22.a4

MetLife-Karácsonyi Open 2017 Dec 27-30

The holiday chess season is here.

The Xmas Open has shifted location from Curia utca.

For other tournaments see the Hungarian Federation Tournament Listing(everything will be in Hungarian-sorry about this)

Group A Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1
Juhasz Mark 717126 HUN 2227
2
Kormos Adam 730483 HUN 2193
3
Karacsonyi Gellert 764620 HUN 2163
4
FM Szollosi Laszlo 701157 HUN 2121
5
Molnar Jozsef 8401080 HUN 2120
6
Torok Tamas Titusz 715026 HUN 2119
7
Mester Attila 725587 HUN 2042
8
Nemeth Gergely 711055 HUN 2042
9
Biro Zsolt 725404 HUN 2032
10
Juhasz Agoston 778346 HUN 2020
11
Lehocz Jozsef 4648013 HUN 1962
12
Kozsik Bende Barnabas 782416 HUN 1960
13
Kiss Pal Vac 712841 HUN 1946
14
Bubenko Jozsef 731420 HUN 1939
15
Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1937
16
Rozsa Sandor 702404 HUN 1932
17
Kerekes Zsolt 722545 HUN 1927
18
Zoldy Robert 736236 HUN 1858
19
Csalami Gabor 738271 HUN 1825
20
Bartuszek Andras 759198 HUN 1816
21
Deli Kristof 742970 HUN 1793
22
Fodor Kornel 769487 HUN 1768
23
Barsi Botond 775304 HUN 1754
24
Karacsonyi Kata 769584 HUN 1740
25
Zsatkovics Endre 721549 HUN 1733
26
Bilku Andras 790010 HUN 1728
27
Varga Boldizsar 780634 HUN 1728
28
Forgacs Andras 769878 HUN 1713
29
Baranyi Robert 777811 HUN 1707
30
Saar Patrik 793892 HUN 1706
31
Lakat Gyula 705918 HUN 1704
32
Banhidi Ferenc 762172 HUN 1701
33
Szabo A. Martin 793361 HUN 1701
34
Rona Andras 766500 HUN 1652
35
Peterfia Ferenc 787833 HUN 1645
36
Bolyki Istvan 777692 HUN 1620
37
AFM Rekasi Tibor 763713 HUN 1612
38
Szalay-Ocsak Bank 784923 HUN 1516
39
Farkas Imre 799181 HUN 1500

Group B-Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1
Czagler Laszlo 774090 HUN 1499
2
Belencsak Istvan 786314 HUN 1424
3
Foldes Marton Gabor 794708 HUN 1387
4
Onodi Tamas 784915 HUN 1344
5
Hajdu Marton Abris 791890 HUN 1342
6
Szabo Balazs 774383 HUN 1330
7
Horvath Zoltan 713139 HUN 1320
8
Rado David 787043 HUN 1308
9
Eros Janos 741752 HUN 1307
10
Karacsonyi Bank 795488 HUN 1265
11
Karacsonyi Luca 781894 HUN 1260
12
Tyrrell Kerry Ian 4309243 NZL 1250
13
Szuhorukov Marcell 66400031 HUN 1228
14
Balint Peter 1660713 AUT 1176
15
Szabo Tamas 792039 HUN 1149
16
Rado Peter 797782 HUN 1124
17
Lehocz Jozsef Jr. 799270 HUN 1105
18
Onodi Miklos 795739 HUN 1102
19
Biro Daniel 795968 HUN 1042
20
Szuhorukov Viktor 66400023 HUN 1032
21
Chivela Felisberto 10104224 ANG 0
22
Heller Gergo 789887 HUN 0
23
Koronczai Csongor 795240 HUN 0

New Books-December 2017

More from NIC

and of course the latest NIC Yearbook 125

Working hard

YB125 + vanilla cream fank

TWIC 1205 Selected Games

The most recent TWIC issue has arrived.

Selected games

Almasi-Kantans

Grunfeld Exchange 7.Ba3(D85)

Bundesliga 2017-18

After 18..Red8(Diagram)

Black has some counterplay based on pressuring the queenside and the c3-pawn.

White plan/move do you recommend?

After 18..Red8

Papp,G-Aczel,G

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be2 e5(B92)

TCh-SVK 2017-18

After After 29..Be6(Diagram)

The passed d-pawn is a big player and White dominates the c-file.

How should White continue?

After 29..Be6(Diagram)

Popovic-Pinter,J

Spanish Yates Variation(C91)

TCh-HUN 2017-18

After 51.Ne6(Diagram)

Black has four passed pawns for a knight but somehow managed to lose.

What do you recommend for Black?

After 51.Ne6

 

MTK Xmas Blitz 2017

In the season ending event

Captain Attila Balla organized 4 giant pizzas plus other snacks to go with a lecture by GM Kallai.

Then the blitz was won by a guy from Canada.

Me.

Thanks to Aron for the pics.

 

Zadar open 2017 Rd6-IM Juhasz,A(HUN)

Results-Round 6

IM Juhasz Armin(HUN) drew GM Jovanić Ognjen

FM Krstulovic Alex(HUN) lost to GM Malakhatko Vadim

WFM Marjanović Annamaria(HUN) drew IM Cerveny Martin

Bo. No. Name Gr Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Gr Rtg No.
1 1 GM Brkić Ante 2583 4 1 – 0 5 IM Nguyen Piotr 2408 14
2 2 GM Martinović Saša 2583 1 – 0 IM Tica Sven 2461 10
3 22 IM Juhasz Armin   2359 ½ – ½ GM Jovanić Ognjen   2507 4
4 6 IM Repka Christopher 2487 1 – 0 FM Gavrilescu David 2437 11
5 44 IM Kathmale Sameer 2264 0 – 1 GM Cvitan Ognjen 2484 7
6 28 FM Can Isik 2334 1 – 0 IM Livaić Leon 2467 9
7 26 FM Krstulovic Alex   2346 3 0 – 1 3 GM Malakhatko Vadim   2542 3
8 8 IM Plenča Jadranko 2478 3 1 – 0 3 FM Banzea Alexandru-Bogdan 2304 37
9 42 GM Cebalo Mišo 2293 3 ½ – ½ 3 IM Režan Saša 2433 13
10 23 FM Blohberger Felix 2355 3 ½ – ½ IM Mazur Stefan 2434 12
11 30 FM Pećnik Leo 2333 0 – 1 GM Anurag Mhamal 2488 5
12 31 FM Stočko Josip 2331 1 – 0 IM Šutković Damir 2389 15
13 32 WFM Marjanović A   2327 ½ – ½ IM Cerveny Martin   2386 17
14 18 IM Karavade Eesha 2384 1 – 0 FM Piskur Mitja 2322 33
15 35 FM De Francesco Klaus 2314 0 – 1 FM Jakić Ivan 2378 19
16 20 IM Reich Thomas 2373 1 – 0 FM Tanriverdi Enes 2194 51
17 36 FM Sadhwani Raunak 2310 1 – 0 IM Bilobrk Franjo 2372 21
18 24 FM Rudolf Michal 2349 ½ – ½ Sahil Tickoo 2131 54
19 38 FM Muha Miljenko 2303 ½ – ½ FM Bratovic Blaž 2348 25
20 16 IM Bukal Vladimir Jr. 2387 2 1 – 0 2 Ratsma Rosa 2295 41
21 29 WIM Unuk Laura 2334 2 0 – 1 2 FM Burović Rijad 2345 27
22 34 FM Zelić Mladen 2321 0 – 1 2 FM Biliškov Vjekoslav 2291 43
23 40 FM Salimova Nurgyul 2301 1 – 0 FM Ivić Mateo 2237 48
24 45 FM Ciganović Nikola 2263 1 1 – 0 Debevec Blaz 2206 50
25 47 FM Bubalović Davorin 2237 1 0 – 1 1 Morgunov Marc 2133 53
26 52 Godbole Atharva 2178 1 1 – 0 1 NM Ćurić Dražen 2224 49
27 46 IM Villeneuve Alain 2261 1 ½ – ½ ½ FM Deglmann Ludwig 2301 39

The Pirc Defence-Marin(Quality Chess 2017)

The Pirc Defence

Something against 1.e4.

and Marin himself on the Pirc

Zadar Open 2017 Rd5-IM Juhasz,A(HUN)

Results-Round 5

Another good day for Hungary as Juhasz,A led the way.

IM Juhasz Armin(HUN) drew GM Malakhatko Vadim

FM Krstulovic Alex(HUN) drew IM Režan Saša

Marjanović A drew IM Mazur Stefan

Bo. No. Name Gr Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Gr Rtg No.
1 14 IM Nguyen Piotr 2408 4 1 – 0 GM Martinović Saša 2583 2
2 44 IM Kathmale Sameer 2264 0 – 1 3 GM Brkić Ante 2583 1
3 7 GM Cvitan Ognjen 2484 3 ½ – ½ 3 FM Can Isik 2334 28
4 3 GM Malakhatko Vadim   2542 ½ – ½ 3 IM Juhasz Armin   2359 22
5 4 GM Jovanić Ognjen 2507 1 – 0 FM Rudolf Michal 2349 24
6 21 IM Bilobrk Franjo 2372 0 – 1 IM Repka Christopher 2487 6
7 23 FM Blohberger Felix 2355 ½ – ½ IM Plenča Jadranko 2478 8
8 9 IM Livaić Leon 2467 1 – 0 IM Karavade Eesha 2384 18
9 25 FM Bratovic Blaž 2348 0 – 1 IM Tica Sven 2461 10
10 11 FM Gavrilescu David 2437 1 – 0 IM Reich Thomas 2373 20
11 13 IM Režan Saša   2433 ½ – ½ FM Krstulovic Alex   2346 26
12 5 GM Anurag Mhamal 2488 2 ½ – ½ GM Cebalo Mišo 2293 42
13 12 IM Mazur Stefan   2434 2 ½ – ½ 2 WFM Marjanović A   2327 32
14 15 IM Šutković Damir 2389 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Sadhwani Raunak 2310 36
15 37 FM Banzea Alexandru-Bogdan 2304 2 1 – 0 2 IM Bukal Vladimir Jr. 2387 16
16 17 IM Cerveny Martin 2386 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Muha Miljenko 2303 38
17 54 Sahil Tickoo 2131 2 ½ – ½ 2 FM Pećnik Leo 2333 30
18 31 FM Stočko Josip 2331 1 – 0 2 Ratsma Rosa 2295 41
19 19 FM Jakić Ivan 2378 1 – 0 FM Ivić Mateo 2237 48
20 33 FM Piskur Mitja 2322 1 – 0 Debevec Blaz 2206 50
21 35 FM De Francesco Klaus 2314 1 – 0 FM Zelić Mladen 2321 34
22 51 FM Tanriverdi Enes 2194 1 – 0 FM Salimova Nurgyul 2301 40
23 27 FM Burović Rijad 2345 1 1 – 0 1 FM Ciganović Nikola 2263 45
24 52 Godbole Atharva 2178 1 0 – 1 1 WIM Unuk Laura 2334 29
25 43 FM Biliškov Vjekoslav 2291 1 1 – 0 1 Morgunov Marc 2133 53
26 49 NM Ćurić Dražen 2224 ½ ½ – ½ ½ IM Villeneuve Alain 2261 46
27 39 FM Deglmann Ludwig 2301 0 ½ – ½ ½ FM Bubalović Davorin 2237 47

Alpha Zero vs Stockfish: IM Kisklik,E(US) Commentary

Commentary by IM Kislik based in Budapest.

BTCh 6-Board 2017-18 Rd5

MTK 4.5-Siralyi 1,5

I contributed a tense win.

There were two matches at the same location today.

Yip,Nagy,M

Reti vs Dutch

After 14..Nh5(Diagram)

I played the opening rather lazily but had some superficial confidence based on the hole on e6 and the e-file.

My original plan was f2-f4 driving off the strong Ne5 but the problem is ..Ng3.

How should White deal with the ..Nf3+ idea?

If I accept the knight then ..Qh3 and then ..Be5 with death on h2 is coming.

What do you recommend for White?

After 14..Nh5

 

Kerry(NZL)

 

Istvan