Monthly Archives: October 2018

TWIC 1251 Caro-Kann Defence

Selected games

Game 1

Shyam-Donchenko

CK Two Knights Variation 3..dxe4

chess.com IoM Masters rd9

After 29.Ra3(Diagram)

White has a shattered kingside is threatening to take the a7-pawn

What do you recommend for Black?

29.Ra3

Game 2

Warakomski-Michalik

CK Fantasy Variation 3.f3 e6

TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2018 rd9

After 23..Kg6(Diagram)

White is doing well with the more active rook dominating the 7th rank

What do you recommend for White?

After 23..Kg6

Game 3

Sutovsky-Batsiashvili

CK Advance 4.h4 h5 5.Bd3

chess.com IoM Masters rd7

After 30..Qxf2(Diagram)

White has massed his forces around the enemy king and has invested an exchange and two pawns for the attack.

What do you recommend for White?

30..Qxf2
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TWIC 1251 Bishop Pair Endgames

Selected games

Here are a couple of nice endgames where White pressed while seeming to work with very little. The bishop pair is featured.

Game 1

Vidit-Praggnanandhaa

Bogo-Indian

 chess.com IoM Masters rd4

After 23..h6(Diagram)

White has the bishop pair and is playing against a single weakness

What do you recommend for White?

After 23..h6

Game 2

Cheparinov-Lan

Bogo-Indian 4.Nbd2

TCh-CHN 2018

After 28..Kd7(Diagram)

White has the bishop pair, is more active and has slightly more space

What do you recommend for White?

After 28..Kd7

World Youth Chess Ch 2018 Open U 14

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Juhasz Agoston and Gombocz Ferenc Jr. finished with 6/11

Rk. SNo Name Typ sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB5 
1 25 FM Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio U14 ESP 2288 9,0 0,5 73,0 78,5 5 8
2 5 FM Kacharava Nikolozi U14 GEO 2373 9,0 0,5 68,5 73,0 6 8
3 13 FM Nogerbek Kazybek U14 KAZ 2316 8,0 0,0 70,0 74,0 6 5
4 2 FM Tsoi Dmitry U14 RUS 2429 8,0 0,0 68,0 73,0 5 6
5 4 FM Spyropoulos Nikolaos U14 GRE 2378 8,0 0,0 65,5 70,0 5 7
6 27 FM Subelj Jan U14 SLO 2281 8,0 0,0 65,0 68,0 5 7
7 16 FM Suleymanli Aydin U14 AZE 2313 8,0 0,0 63,5 68,0 5 6
8 18 FM Popov Konstantin U14 RUS 2304 8,0 0,0 60,0 65,0 5 7
9 3 IM Raja Rithvik R U14 IND 2421 7,5 0,0 70,5 76,0 5 5
10 1 IM Bjerre Jonas Buhl U14 DEN 2438 7,5 0,0 67,0 71,5 6 4
11 19 Krastev Alexander U14 GER 2298 7,5 0,0 66,0 70,0 5 7
12 14 FM Gharibyan Mamikon U14 ARM 2314 7,5 0,0 63,0 67,5 5 5
13 45 Galkin Gleb U14 BLR 2134 7,5 0,0 60,0 63,5 6 6
14 15 FM Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel U14 COL 2313 7,0 0,0 73,5 78,0 6 6
15 34 FM Tengis Tsog-Ochir U14 MGL 2205 7,0 0,0 71,0 75,5 5 6
16 10 Huang Renjie U14 CHN 2322 7,0 0,0 70,5 75,5 5 6
17 6 FM Pogosyan Stefan U14 RUS 2373 7,0 0,0 68,5 74,0 5 6
18 74 Dao Minh Nhat U14 VIE 1956 7,0 0,0 67,5 72,0 6 6
19 7 FM Murzin Volodar U14 RUS 2340 7,0 0,0 66,5 71,5 6 5
20 8 FM Stoyanov Tsvetan U14 BUL 2340 7,0 0,0 63,5 67,5 5 6
21 22 FM Ognean Mihnea-Ionut U14 ROU 2291 7,0 0,0 63,0 68,0 5 6
22 12 FM Dardha Daniel U14 BEL 2316 7,0 0,0 63,0 67,0 5 5
23 17 FM Tsay Vincent U14 USA 2310 7,0 0,0 61,5 66,5 5 5
24 66 CM Nguyen Huynh Minh Thien U14 VIE 1996 7,0 0,0 60,0 62,0 5 7
25 65 Bassini Emile U14 FRA 2002 7,0 0,0 59,5 62,5 6 6
26 57 Kasioumis Vasilios U14 GRE 2038 7,0 0,0 57,5 60,5 6 5
27 9 FM Vettese Nicholas U14 CAN 2338 7,0 0,0 57,5 60,5 5 6
28 33 Turcan Richard U14 SVK 2218 7,0 0,0 52,5 56,5 6 5
29 28 FM Avila Pavas Santiago U14 COL 2277 6,5 0,0 71,5 76,0 5 5
30 26 CM Kushagra Mohan U14 IND 2283 6,5 0,0 70,0 74,5 5 4
31 84 FM Ngo Duc Tri U14 VIE 1883 6,5 0,0 69,0 74,0 5 5
32 35 FM Van Dael Siem U14 NED 2202 6,5 0,0 63,0 68,0 6 5
33 30 FM Manafov Vugar U14 AZE 2245 6,5 0,0 62,5 66,5 6 6
34 38 Juhasz Agoston U14 HUN 2174 6,5 0,0 61,5 66,5 5 6
35 29 FM Gombocz Ferenc Jr. U14 HUN 2271 6,5 0,0 61,0 64,0 5 6
36 53 CM Antonica Dragos-Andrei U14 ROU 2061 6,5 0,0 60,5 64,5 5 4
37 32 Czopor Maciej U14 POL 2219 6,5 0,0 58,5 62,5 5 5
38 47 Marn Jan U14 SLO 2125 6,5 0,0 58,0 62,0 6 5
39 24 Cohen Revivo Shoham U14 ISR 2289 6,5 0,0 52,5 56,5 5 4

TWIC 1251 Hungarians in Action

Selected games

Game 1

Prohaszka-Ostrovskiy

Tarrasch Defence(by transposition)

SPICE Cup Open 2018 rd3

After 26..Ke7(Diagram)

Black is defending a typical single weakness ending with an isolated QP.

White do you recommend for White. (You are not looking for a flashy forced win)

After 26..Ke7

Game 2

Escalante Ramirez-Gledura

Scotch Game

SPICE Cup Open 2018 rd3

After 31.Bf1(Diagram)

After 31.Bf1

Game 3

Leko-Shyam

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 Nbd7

chess.com IoM Masters rd6

After 28..Nf7(Diagram)

Black looks like he has castled in the centre

What do you recommend for White?

After 28..Nf7

BTCh 6-Board 2018 Rd2

MTK hosted Siralyi at the Lauder School

I contributed a tough draw on board 3

Juhasz,B-Yip,M

Queen’s Indian g3

After 23.e4(Diagram)

Black had previously misplayed the opening and missed the chance to break in the centre with ..c5. Now White opens the position up and things look a bit suspicious for me.

What do you recommend for Black?

after 23.e4
Training…

TWIC 1250 Sicilian 3.Bb5

Selected games

Here are a couple of nice examples

Example 1

Granda Zuniga-Vidit

3..g6  4.Bxc6 bxc6-6.c3

34th ECC Open 2018 rd6

After 18..e5(Diagram)

Black has the bishop pair while White has fewer pawn islands. If left undisturbed Black will try to load up on the d-file and perhaps send the knight to d4

What do you recommend for White?

After 18..e5

Example 2

Antipov,M-Vuckovic

3..g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6-6.Re1 Nh6

34th ECC Open 2018 rd6

After 21..Bd7(Diagram)

Black has a wonderful blockading Ne6 but his bishops are not doing very much at the moment. White can possibly play on the queenside by preparing the b3-b4 expansion with a2-a3. Or perhaps a kingside attacking with h4-h5(after Kg2 etc and suitable preparation)

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Bd7

Budapest Youth Team Ch 2018-2019 Adam Gyorgy Memorial Rd1

MTK Budapest I – Újpesti KSE I 3,5:0,5
Pestszentlőrinc – Aquaréna KSC 2:2
MTK Budapest II – Pénzügyőr SE II 3,5:0,5
HÜSI SC I – Pénzügyőr SE I 1:3
Barcza GSC – Gyömrő 3:1
HÜSI SC II – Szentendrei SI 0:4
Csepeli TK – Városgazda Akadémia 4:0
Újpesti KSE II erőnyerő

TWIC 1250 Positional Play

Central Pawn Play

Everyone knows to control the centre. A pawn majority can be useful for this task. Here are a couple of nice examples of central play

Selected games

Example 1

Naiditsch-Nemeth,M

Bogo/Queen’s-Indian

34th ECC Open 2018 Rd6

After 21..Ra6(Diagram)

White has a central majority, the Nc4 is on a fine outpost and keeps Ra6 passive while the Na8 is looking silly. But now what? All Black’s weaknesses are covered(a6,d6) so there is just more space and more active pieces

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Na6

Example 2

Granda Zuniga-Pichot

Bogo-Indian

Liga Nacional Superior Rd6

After 26..Ba6(Diagram)

White has a central majority in a materially equal ending

What do you recommend for White?

World Youth Ch 2018 Rd7

Juhasz,Agoston has 4.5/7 in the Open U14

TWIC 1250 Caro-Kann Defence(More)

Selected games

Caro-Kann players can expect a big dose of the Advance Variation. Fernandez analyzes both 3..Bf5 and 3..c5 in The Modernized Caro-Kann

Colin-Rausis,I

Caro-Kann Advance 3..c5 (5.a3+6.b4)

18th Sautron Open 2018 Rd4

After 24.Nxe6(Diagram)

Black has the bishops and a passed d-pawn. The question is how to make progress?

What do you recommend for Black now?

After 24.Nxe6
After 24.Nxe6

Xiong,J-Karavade

Caro-Kann Advance 3..c5 (with 6.a3 but not b2-b4)

chess.com IoM Masters

After 16..Nxf5(Diagram)

Black’s kingside has been shattered and his queenside pieces are sleeping

What do you recommend for White?

After 16..Nf5
After 16..Nxf5