Monthly Archives: August 2018

TWIC 1240 King’s Indian Defence

Selected games

The featured game is

Sargissian-Siva

g3 KID

25th Abu Dhabi Masters rd1

After 21..gf(Diagram)

White play with nice positional control, did nothing special or flashy. The key was better pawn structure and along the way, Black got tired of being massaged and made more weaknesses

What do you recommend for White?

 

After  21..gf

TWIC 1240 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

Here is an nice endgame

Banusz-Antipov

Reti vs Slav(>..Bf5)

TCh-ESP Div Honor 2018 rd3

After 19..f5(Diagram)

White has some pressure on the queenside while Rc7 is passive and Rh8 is not in play yet

What do you recommend for White?

After 19..f5

TWIC 1239 Taimanov Sicilian

Selected games

The 7.Qf3 Queen Transfer Variation is a very topical line

L’Ami,E-Himanshu

Taimanov Sicilain 7.Qf3 Nf6

Condigne Dutch Open 2018 rd8

After 15.exd5(Diagram)

The Qc6 is under attack in a sharp position

What do you recommend for Black?

After 15.exd5

8th Budapest Open 2018-Start List

Open Group-Starting rank

Modest start list so far. More players coming usually.

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 IM Roos Louis 600288 FRA 2328
2 IM Szabolcsi Janos 701270 HUN 2298
3 IM Roos Jean-Luc 600601 FRA 2265
4 IM Nemeth Zoltan 700657 HUN 2260
5 Kormos Adam 730483 HUN 2210
6 WIM Havanecz Bianka 704814 HUN 2179
7 Markos Adam 752991 HUN 2177
8 Molnar Jozsef 8401080 HUN 2157
9 Geher Koppany 785091 HUN 2137
10 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 769290 HUN 2126
11 Kovacs Istvan 701890 HUN 2120
12 Kovacs Judit 769215 HUN 2105
13 FM Koczo Kristof 723460 HUN 2066
14 Borda Lajos 733253 HUN 2064
15 FM Hradeczky Tamas 701467 HUN 2033
16 Heyl Thomas 4623371 GER 1964
17 Bodrogi Mihaly 707040 HUN 1956
18 Kozsik Bende Barnabas 782416 HUN 1943
19 Yip Michael 2601303 CAN 1936
20 AIM Daroczi Donat 788376 HUN 1933
21 Zoldy Robert 736236 HUN 1894
22 Monduk Ferenc 761338 HUN 1871
23 Bellan Istvan 725781 HUN 1855
24 Szabo A. Martin 793361 HUN 1851
25 Moricz Benedek 784079 HUN 1825
26 Polyanszky-Tamasi Zoltan Dr. 769169 HUN 1805
27 Fulop Peter Benjamin 790435 HUN 1792
28 Zsatkovics Endre 721549 HUN 1735
29 Bartok David Dominik 768464 HUN 1728
30 Koltai Dora 774693 HUN 1725
31 Szurkos Andras 769185 HUN 1708
32 Foldes Marton Gabor 794708 HUN 1670
33 Peterfia Ferenc 787833 HUN 1644

U1700 Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 Dal Bianco Nicola 848921 ITA 1698
2 Kubik Anna Zsofia 742759 HUN 1670
3 Vavro Lajos 790605 HUN 1567
4 Moricz Nadja 784060 HUN 1564
5 Bolyki Istvan 777692 HUN 1561
6 Szabo Marton Nandor 795178 HUN 1552
7 Moricz Aurel 784052 HUN 1531
8 Magyar Erik Ferenc 790192 HUN 1514
9 Balint Peter 1660713 AUT 1447
10 Farkas Imre 799181 HUN 1435
11 Marosi Lajos 737607 HUN 1420
12 Juhasz Tamas 796743 HUN 1394
13 Paraszthy Balazs Vilmos 17001676 HUN 1389
14 Moricz Karmen 787507 HUN 1375
15 Liebert Samuel 787493 HUN 1369
16 Monduk Laszlo 775509 HUN 1337
17 Bella Zsolt 760137 HUN 1283
18 Harkai Szabolcs 792438 HUN 1240
19 Balazs Sztella Anna 799645 HUN 1206
20 Harkai Emma 792420 HUN 1094
21 Balazs Szabina 17003490 HUN 0
22 Erdos Tamas 17004802 HUN 0
23 Sami Ahmed 342060280 FID 0
24 Shen Yiyun 17003504 HUN 0

BUDAPEST OPEN 2018 August 17-26 2018

II. BSSZ-ARANYTÍZ NEMZETKÖZI MESTERVERSENY ÉS VIII. BUDAPEST OPEN

Hungarian Federation info

Nothing in English so far-sorry

A verseny időpontja: 

2018. augusztus 17-26.

Megnyitó:

Augusztus 17. pénteken 14 óra 45 perctől a Színházteremben

A verseny helyszíne:

Aranytíz Kultúrház, Budapest V. ker. Arany János utca 10.

The Semi-Tarrasch Defence

The Semi-Tarrasch Defence Part 2

Selected games

Two games caught my eye

Game 36

Airapetian-Volokitin

RUS-chT 20th rd4

Key points of note
-20..f5! was a star pawn move which killed any White hopes of developing a kingside attack
-After 23.Rc2 Black missed the key plan of breaking in the center with 23..e5 or after 23..Kh8 and then ..e5
-the NNB vs BBN endgame was interesting. Black pushed on the kingside with ..g5 etc and eventually provoked a kingside weakening

After 40.h3(Diagram)

Both sides have active knights. The opposite colored bishops seem to cancel each other out but the key strategic factor is the pawn structure.

What do you recommend for Black?

After 40.h3

 

Game 30

Tukmakov-Rotstein

Portoroz op

The QR-QR phase after 22..Rxc8 is of interest. The queenside majority and c-file control gave Black no advantage and only a late blunder(39.d5?) gave the game away positionally

After 22..Rxc8(Diagram)

The position is balanced

After 22..Rxc8

Solving a Mystery

Chess Calculation Training Volume 3

Chapter 11 position 3 has either wrong diagram or wrong solution!

 

Chapter 11 Exercise 3

This is the right position to match the solution given

This is the diagram that appears for Exercise 3