Monthly Archives: December 2018

X. Karácsonyi Open 2018

Final Ranking after 7 Rounds

The Caro-Kann brought me an quick loss in the last round in an enjoyable tournament but in the end a slightly disappointing result

Bartuszek,Andras

 

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 1
IM Jakab Attila HUN 2371 6,5 0,0 30,5 26,0 7 0,94 10 9,4
2 2
FM Zentai Peter HUN 2288 5,5 1,0 33,5 24,0 7 0,59 20 11,8
3 9
Nemeth Miklos HUN 2085 5,5 0,0 28,5 21,0 7 1,14 20 22,8
4 3
Bodi Tibor HUN 2220 5,0 0,0 30,5 22,5 7 0,40 20 8,0
5 6
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2106 5,0 0,0 29,5 21,0 7 0,39 40 15,6
6 8
FM Szollosi Laszlo HUN 2085 5,0 0,0 24,5 18,0 7 -0,02 20 -0,4
7 10
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2057 4,5 0,0 27,5 19,5 7 -0,65 40 -26,0
8 11
Kovacs Judit HUN 2007 4,5 0,0 27,0 19,0 7 0,22 40 8,8
9 5
Nemeth Gergely HUN 2121 4,5 0,0 26,0 19,0 7 -0,38 20 -7,6
10 19
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 1914 4,5 0,0 23,5 15,0 7 -0,02 40 -0,8
11 13
Botlik Bela HUN 1988 4,5 0,0 23,0 17,0 7 -0,11 20 -2,2
12 21
Demjen Mark HUN 1898 4,5 0,0 23,0 16,5 7 0,60 40 24,0
13 4
Karacsonyi Gellert HUN 2195 4,0 0,0 34,0 21,0 7 -0,25 40 -10,0
14 24
Giles Benjamin NZL 1875 4,0 0,0 32,0 16,5 6 1,15 20 23,0
15 31
Spanos Nomikos GRE 1801 4,0 0,0 29,0 15,0 7 1,79 20 35,8
16 30
Bartuszek Andras HUN 1817 4,0 0,0 28,5 16,0 7 1,74 20 34,8
17 12
Virag Balint HUN 1994 4,0 0,0 28,0 18,5 7 0,16 40 6,4
18 40
Barsi Botond HUN 1667 4,0 0,0 28,0 17,0 7 2,96 40 118,4
19 7
Molnar Jozsef HUN 2096 4,0 0,0 26,0 15,0 7 -1,44 20 -28,8
20 16
Yip Michael CAN 1945 4,0 0,0 24,0 17,0 7 -0,43 20 -8,6
21 17
Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 1929 4,0 0,0 23,0 16,0 7 0,00 20 0,0
22 32
Szlenka Attila HUN 1785 3,5 0,0 26,5 15,5 7 1,11 20 22,2
23 22
Purak Zoltan HUN 1897 3,5 0,0 24,0 13,0 7 -1,06 20 -21,2
24 25
Pervai Laszlo HUN 1852 3,5 0,0 23,0 13,0 7 0,11 40 4,4
25 38
Chivela Felisberto ANG 1731 3,5 0,0 22,5 12,0 7 1,24 20 24,8
26 45
Kuti Oliver AUT 1582 3,5 0,0 21,5 12,5 7 2,17 40 86,8
27 14
Szabo A. Martin HUN 1950 3,0 0,0 26,0 15,0 6 -0,88 40 -35,2
28 20
Karacsonyi Kata HUN 1907 3,0 0,0 26,0 14,5 7 -0,93 40 -37,2
29 37
Lakatos Tamas HUN 1747 3,0 0,0 26,0 13,5 7 0,98 40 39,2
30 35
Forgacs Andras HUN 1766 3,0 0,0 21,0 11,0 6 -0,26 40 -10,4
31 33
Koltai Dora HUN 1781 3,0 0,0 21,0 10,0 7 -0,10 40 -4,0
32 23
Bolyai Istvan HUN 1891 3,0 0,0 20,0 11,5 7 -1,57 20 -31,4
33 27
Varga Attila HUN 1828 3,0 0,0 19,5 10,0 7 -1,06 20 -21,2
34 26
Csalami Gabor HUN 1829 3,0 0,0 19,0 8,0 7 -1,27 20 -25,4
35 18
Szabo Zoltan HUN 1922 2,5 0,0 26,0 13,5 6 -1,23 20 -24,6
36 47
Kormendy Gyorgy Dr. HUN 1557 2,5 0,0 23,5 9,5 6 1,27 40 50,8
37 39
Gruz Janos HUN 1702 2,5 0,0 23,5 8,5 7 -0,04 20 -0,8
38 43
Szurkos Andras HUN 1632 2,5 0,0 23,0 10,0 7 0,73 20 14,6
39 15
Zoldy Robert HUN 1949 2,0 0,0 24,5 11,0 5 -0,99 20 -19,8
40 36
Lakat Gyula HUN 1763 2,0 0,0 23,5 9,0 4 -0,21 20 -4,2
41 29
Nagy Gyorgy HUN 1825 2,0 0,0 21,0 9,0 7 -1,89 20 -37,8
42 41
Varga Boldizsar HUN 1647 2,0 0,0 20,5 9,5 7 0,16 40 6,4
43 46
Buri Petra Zsuzsanna HUN 1575 2,0 0,0 20,0 8,0 6 -0,25 40 -10,0
44 42
Wallis Janos HUN 1646 2,0 0,0 18,5 4,0 6 -0,69 40 -27,6
45 44
Peterfia Ferenc HUN 1627 1,5 0,0 20,5 4,5 6 -0,93 20 -18,6
46 28
Krizsany Laszlo Sr. HUN 1827 0,5 0,0 18,0 3,5 5 -2,07 20 -41,4
47 34
Fulop Peter Benjamin HUN 1778 0,0 0,0 18,5 0,0 3 -1,12 40 -44,8

Final Ranking after 7 Rounds

A good result for Csermely Zoltan to win clear first with 6/7

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 2
Csermely Zoltan HUN 1655 6,0 0,0 30,5 26,0 7 0,60 20 12,0
2 4
Bolyki Istvan HUN 1568 5,5 0,0 32,5 23,0 6 0,39 40 15,6
3 21
Tyrrell Kerry Ian NZL 1248 5,0 0,0 32,0 23,0 7 3,76 40 150,4
4 3
Szoukup Istvan HUN 1571 5,0 0,0 30,5 19,0 7 0,06 20 1,2
5 5
Piskoti Laszlo HUN 1564 5,0 0,0 26,5 19,0 7 -0,12 20 -2,4
6 15
Paraszthy Balazs Vilmos HUN 1379 5,0 0,0 26,0 18,0 5 0,49 20 9,8
7 13
Karacsonyi Bank HUN 1388 5,0 0,0 24,5 20,0 7 0,81 40 32,4
8 7
Thierry Edvard HUN 1511 4,0 0,0 31,0 21,0 7 -0,25 40 -10,0
9 14
Rigo Jozsef HUN 1384 4,0 0,0 28,5 18,0 6 0,08 20 1,6
10 18
Horvath Zoltan HUN 1334 4,0 0,0 27,5 16,0 7 1,38 20 27,6
11 10
Marosi Lajos HUN 1406 4,0 0,0 26,5 20,0 7 -0,75 20 -15,0
12 34
Szarvas Nora HUN 0 4,0 0,0 23,5 13,0 7
13 23
ACM Szuhorukov Viktor HUN 1205 4,0 0,0 23,5 13,0 6 0,70 40 28,0
14 6
Sztruhar Noemi HUN 1518 4,0 0,0 18,0 12,0 7 -1,45 40 -58,0
15 30
Nagy Levente HUN 1032 3,5 0,0 26,0 14,5 7 2,42 40 96,8
16 17
Karacsonyi Luca HUN 1359 3,5 0,0 25,5 17,0 6 0,15 40 6,0
17 9
Palinkas Ervin HUN 1470 3,5 0,0 24,0 15,0 5 -0,17 20 -3,4
18 12
Buri Kata HUN 1395 3,5 0,0 23,5 16,0 7 -1,10 40 -44,0
19 16
Racz Gabor HUN 1371 3,5 0,0 22,5 13,5 6 -1,53 20 -30,6
20 25
ACM Szuhorukov Marcell HUN 1173 3,0 0,0 25,5 14,0 5 0,95 40 38,0
21 20
Eros Janos HUN 1281 3,0 0,0 22,0 10,5 4 -1,16 20 -23,2
22 22
Kemeny Benjamin HUN 1217 3,0 0,0 21,0 9,5 2 -0,11 40 -4,4
23 11
Nemeth Zeteny HUN 1397 3,0 0,0 20,0 10,0 5 -2,83 40 -113,2
24 29
Nagy Botond HUN 1051 3,0 0,0 19,5 9,0 5 -0,39 40 -15,6
25 26
Pakozdi Artur Ferenc HUN 1152 2,5 0,0 27,0 13,5 7 1,15 40 46,0
26 24
Pervai Laszlo HUN 1193 2,5 0,0 25,0 10,5 6 0,45 20 9,0
27 19
Kobol Kitti HUN 1289 2,5 0,0 24,5 11,5 7 -1,17 40 -46,8
28 28
Sainidis-Fabry Konstantin HUN 1071 2,5 0,0 22,5 10,0 6 0,52 40 20,8
29 33
Kiss Inez HUN 0 2,5 0,0 19,0 7,0 6
30 27
Heller Gergo HUN 1102 2,0 1,0 21,5 8,0 3 -0,35 40 -14,0
31 32
Frank Balint HUN 0 2,0 0,0 18,5 6,0 6
32 1
Toth Laszlo G. HUN 1663 1,5 0,0 26,0 9,5 3 -0,71 20 -14,2
33 35
Virag Kirill HUN 0 1,0 0,0 18,5 4,0 5
34 31
Koronczai Csongor HUN 1011 0,0 0,0 22,0 0,0 5 -0,95 40 -38,0
35 8
Nagy Daniel HUN 1476 0,0 0,0 16,0 0,0 1 -0,87 40 -34,8

 

Here is the most action packed game I played

Yip-Bodi

Catalan rd2

After 19..f6(Diagram)

White has played the thematic c4-c5 bind on the queenside but now the Ne5 is attacked

What do you recommend for White?

After 19..f6

 

 

 

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X. Karácsonyi Open 2018 Rd1

Round 1

I defended against 1.g3 and won but not without missing a few moves by my opponent

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 IM Jakab Attila 2371 0 1 – 0 0 Giles Benjamin 1875 24
2 25 Pervai Laszlo 1852 0 0 – 1 0 FM Zentai Peter 2288 2
3 3 Bodi Tibor 2220 0 1 – 0 0 Csalami Gabor 1829 26
4 27 Varga Attila 1828 0 0 – 1 0 Karacsonyi Gellert 2195 4
5 5 Nemeth Gergely 2121 0 ½ – ½ 0 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. 1827 28
6 29 Nagy Gyorgy 1825 0 0 – 1 0 Juhasz Agoston 2106 6
7 7 Molnar Jozsef 2096 0 0 – 1 0 Bartuszek Andras 1817 30
8 31 Spanos Nomikos 1801 0 1 – 0 0 FM Szollosi Laszlo 2085 8
9 9 Nemeth Miklos 2085 0 1 – 0 0 Szlenka Attila 1785 32
10 33 Koltai Dora 1781 0 ½ – ½ 0 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 2057 10
11 11 Kovacs Judit 2007 0 1 – 0 0 Fulop Peter Benjamin 1778 34
12 35 Forgacs Andras 1766 0 0 – 1 0 Virag Balint 1994 12
13 13 Botlik Bela 1988 0 ½ – ½ 0 Lakat Gyula 1763 36
14 37 Lakatos Tamas 1747 0 1 – 0 0 Szabo A. Martin 1950 14
15 15 Zoldy Robert 1949 0 1 – 0 0 Chivela Felisberto 1731 38
16 39 Gruz Janos 1702 0 0 – 1 0 Yip Michael 1945 16
17 17 Bodrogi Mihaly 1929 0 ½ – ½ 0 Barsi Botond 1667 40
18 41 Varga Boldizsar 1647 0 ½ – ½ 0 Szabo Zoltan 1922 18
19 19 AIM Daroczi Donat 1914 0 1 – 0 0 Wallis Janos 1646 42
20 43 Szurkos Andras 1632 0 ½ – ½ 0 Karacsonyi Kata 1907 20
21 21 Demjen Mark 1898 0 1 – 0 0 Peterfia Ferenc 1627 44
22 45 Kuti Oliver 1582 0 ½ – ½ 0 Purak Zoltan 1897 22
23 23 Bolyai Istvan 1891 0 1 – 0 0 Buri Petra Zsuzsanna 1575 46
24 47 Kormendy Gyorgy Dr. 1557 0 0 not paired

TWIC 1259 Hungarians in Action

The current issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

 

Leko-Lomasov

Nutcracker Rapid 2018 rd2

After 20..Bb7(Diagram)

White is well centralized while Black has no obvious weaknesses apart from the suspicious looking queenside

What do you recommend for White now?

After 20..Bb7

 

New Books on the Sicilian 2018

More titles available from New in Chess 

The Sicilian Najdorf

 

The Sicilian Chelyabinsk Variation(the Sveshnikov)

MTK évzáró (Xmas Blitz) 2018

Final Ranking after 5 Rounds

I managed to trick a couple of players for a good result

GM Kallai gave a nice talk on the 1978 Hungarian OL team and general chess news before the blitz tournament and there was a generous amount of snacks and drinks as usual.

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 5 Fodor Balazs HUN 2133 4,5 14,5 13,0 0,0
2 2 IM Juhasz Armin HUN 2375 4,0 16,0 13,5 0,0
3 8 Molnar Jozsef HUN 2096 4,0 15,5 13,5 0,0
4 6 Szente Varga Fruzsina HUN 2109 4,0 14,5 13,0 0,0
5 12 Geher Laszlo HUN 1836 4,0 14,5 12,0 0,0
6 11 Yip Michael CAN 1945 4,0 13,0 11,0 0,0
7 9 AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2057 3,5 13,5 12,5 0,0
8 1 IM Juhasz Kristof HUN 2409 3,0 16,5 14,5 0,0
9 7 Juhasz Agoston HUN 2106 3,0 16,0 14,5 0,0
10 3 IM Szabolcsi Janos HUN 2286 3,0 16,0 14,0 0,0
11 19 Barsi Botond HUN 1667 3,0 13,0 12,0 0,0
12 16 Koltai Dora HUN 1781 3,0 12,0 11,0 0,0
13 15 Spanos Nomikos GRE 1801 3,0 11,5 11,5 0,0
14 28 Sainidis-Fabry Konstantin HUN 1071 3,0 11,0 10,0 0,0
15 20 Geczi-Zajzon Kristof HUN 1586 3,0 9,0 8,0 0,0
16 18 Kemeny Vagyim HUN 1693 2,5 13,0 12,0 0,0
17 10 Kaloczi Kristof HUN 2001 2,5 12,0 11,0 0,0
18 4 Geher Koppany HUN 2181 2,0 15,5 13,5 0,0
19 27 Koltai Anna HUN 1205 2,0 13,5 12,0 0,0
20 14 Koltai Daniel HUN 1829 2,0 13,5 12,0 0,0
21 17 Forgacs Andras HUN 1766 2,0 13,0 12,0 0,0
22 13 Fodor Kornel HUN 1834 2,0 11,5 10,0 0,0
23 24 Gergely Daniel HUN 1348 2,0 10,0 10,0 0,0
24 29 Hupczik Zoltan HUN 0 2,0 7,5 7,5 0,0
25 30 Orban Andras HUN 0 2,0 6,5 5,5 0,0
26 21 Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1584 1,5 13,5 12,0 0,0
27 22 Toth Lili HUN 1436 1,5 12,0 10,0 0,0
28 25 Gergely Andras HUN 1297 1,0 12,5 11,0 0,0
29 23 Nagy Sebestyen HUN 1374 1,0 12,0 11,0 0,0
30 26 Kemeny Benjamin HUN 1217 1,0 9,5 9,5 0,0
31 32 Vödrös Daniel HUN 0 1,0 9,0 9,0 0,0
32 31 Veres-Pataky Marton HUN 0 0,0 9,0 8,0 0,0

 

Me and my prize

IM Juhasz,A

Balla,A(Team Captain) on the left in stripes

TWIC 1258 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

The featured game shows Rapport benefiting from strong centralization.

 

Kindermann-Rapport

Trompowsky Attack

Bundesliga 2018-19 rd8

After 22.Qf3(Diagram)

Black is a pawn up

What do you recommend for Black?

a) 22..b5

b) Something else(Be specific)

After 22.Qf3

Battle of the Queen’s Indian(books)

The race is on to see who has the best book on the Queen’s Indian

The Queen’s Indian Defence(Quality Chess)

424pp

I expect the usual excellence from GM Roiz and Quality Chess

 

Play the Queen’s Indian Defence(Chess Stars)

The pdf extract gives only the table of contents and some minor info

Magyar Női Bajnokság HUN Womens Ch – 2018

The games

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Havanecz Bianka was the convincing winner with 8/9

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 WIM Havanecz Bianka 2247 HUN * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 8,0 8 32,50 0,0
2 Gal Hanna Krisztina 2189 HUN 0 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5,0 3 18,25 0,5
3 WIM Varga Klara 2242 HUN 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5,0 3 18,25 0,5
4 WIM Terbe Julianna 2272 HUN 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 4,5 3 19,00 0,0
5 WCM Gaal Zsoka 2020 HUN 0 1 1 0 * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 4,5 3 18,25 0,0
6 WIM Juhasz Barbara 2176 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 4,5 3 16,00 0,0
7 WFM Terbe Zsuzsanna 2180 HUN 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 0 1 4,5 2 21,25 0,0
8 WGM Lakos Nikoletta 2243 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 4,5 2 17,00 0,0
9 WFM Egyed Judit 2045 HUN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ * ½ 3,0 2 12,00 0,0
10 Erdos Boglarka 2137 HUN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1,5 1 6,00 0,0

 

Juhasz,Ba-Havanecz,B

Scotch 4..Bc5

rd8

After 25.Nf5(Diagram)

White is looking to exploit Black’s open king position while Black has some ideas too

What do you recommend for Black?

BTCh 6-Board 2018 Rd5

I contributed a win as MTK beat Sztaki(I think)

Josef,M was up two pawns in RB-RN ending

Tamas lost to a nice exchange sacrifice

Istvan won

 

Yip-Lakatos,A

Catalan

Board 3

Even a big Bounty chocolate bar was not enough to get my brain into proper thinking form

 

After 18..Kh8(Diagram)

White has a nice bind, similar to how I suffered just yesterday in the Sunday BTCh with the Na6 out of play

What do you recommend for White?

After 18..Kh8

 

Gyömbér,Tamas(left) and Yip,M(right)

 

 

TWIC 1257 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games features the 67th ch-HUN 2018

 

Aczel-Banusz

Slav Defence Exchange

Rd3.2

After 56..Kf6(Diagram)

White is making progress on the queenside and it looks like Black is also doing something on the kingside on the g-file

What do you recommend for White?

After 56..Kf6