Monthly Archives: February 2019

TWIC 1268 Caro-Kann Endgames

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games features the Caro-Kann endgame play

 

Kevlishvili,R-Donchenko,A

Exchange Caro-Kann

Aeroflot Open A 2019 rd1

After 36.Ra3(Diagram)

The a-pawn is attacked

What do you recommend for Black?

 

After 36.Ra3

 

Zhu,J-Petrosyan,M

Caro-Kann Advance 4.h4 h5 5.Bd3

Aeroflot Open A 2019 rd3

After 18.Ng5(Diagram)

Black has left his king in the centre but has some pressure on the d4-pawn

What do you recommend for Black now?

After 18.Ng5

 

Later in the game

After 30.Kxc1(Diagram)

Black demonstrated to superiority of the bishop over the knight and won effortlessly.

After 30.Kxc1

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BTCh 6-Board 2018/19 Rd9

I contributed a win with White on board three against Siralyi

Yip,M-Metzger,I

g3 Grunfeld

Board 3

After 21..Nb6(Diagram)

White is more active and is pressing the queenside

What do you recommend for White now?

After 22..Nb6

 

We played in the basement of the Cultural Centre

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TWIC 1267 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

 

Mazur-Papp,G

Sicilian Rauzer

TCh-SVK 2018-19

After 24.g4(Diagram)

White has strong light square control and the Bf8 is looking very passive

What do you recommend for Black?

After 24.g4

 

Repka-Banusz,T

Reti Opening

TCh-SVK 2018-19 Rd6

After 28.Qa6(Diagram)

White has the big threat Qb7/Qa7 mate while Black has at least one check

Can Black live to fight another day?

What do you recommend for Black?

After 28.Qa6

 

 

BTCh 2019 Rd8

I contributed a win for MTK III today

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoport

HÜSI SC II – BEAC II 5,5:6,5
Lombik-Fabulon – Aquaréna KSC III 4,5:7,5
Pénzügyőr SE III – MTK Budapest III 1,5:10,5
Tabáni Spartacus II – Sirály SE I 5:7
Mattolda SSC I – Vasas SC II 1,5:10,5
Barcza GSC I – SENSE I 6:6

II. osztály, Bilek csoport

Csepeli TK I – Újpesti KSE I 6,5:5,5
Palota Sakk I – Pestszentlőrinc II 9:3
Pénzügyőr SE IV – MTK Budapest IV 1,5:10,5
Sárkány DSE II – Sirály SE II 5:7
A. Láng MKKE – Törekvés SE 5,5:6,5
Barcza GSC II – SENSE II 10:2

III. osztály, Szén csoport

HÜSI SC III – Újpesti KSE II 4,5:7,5
Sirály SE III – HASE III 2,5:9,5
Mattolda SSC II – TF SE 3,5:8,5
Barcza GSC III – Palota Sakk II

 

Kocsis-Yip,M

Reti

Board 10

After 49.Kc2(Diagram)

Black has the better minor piece, the more active king and the better structure. It only remains to find a way to break through

What do you recommend for Black?

After 49.Kc2

 

 

TWIC 1266 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

 

Aczel-Priasmoro

London System

FSGM February 2019 rd4

After 17..gf(Diagram)

Black has a nice pawn centre but has not completed development.

The Ra1 is not doing anything but Black has the idea 17..e4

What do you recommend for White?

After 17..gf

BTCh 6-Board Monday League Rd8

I contributed a draw on board one but not sure how the team did. We played the Blind Institute

I forgot my scoresheet so not sure of my opponents name(sorry)

 

This was not my best game so I hope we won

 

Unknown-Yip,M

Caro-Kann Advance

After 21.Qb3(Diagram)

Black has the worse structure and the d-pawn will be coming under more pressure soon

What do you recommend for Black?

After 21.Qb3

 

Yip,M(CAN)

 

The Chess Toolbox

The Chess Toolbox is an excellent training book.

The explanations are clear and there are plenty of exercises to support the authors ideas. Suitable up to 2200 level I estimate

 

I took a small break to celebrate the Patriots win over the Rams in the 2019 Superbowl

Working hard

TWIC 1265 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

 

Erdos,V-Csonka,B

Reti Opening

TCh-HUN 2018-19 Rd4

After 17..Bd7(Diagram)

Black is slightly lagging in development while White is nicely centralized

What do you recommend for White?

After 17..Bd7

 

Banusz-Hajnal,Z

Slav 4.g3

TCh-HUN 2018-19 Rd4

After 32..Rcc8(Diagram)

The Kh8 is hiding behind the h7-pawn for his life

What do you recommend for White?

After 32..Rcc8

 

 

BTCh 2019 Rd7

I contributed a win for MTK III for a good day for MTK overall which won every match

Class I, Lilienthal Group

Barcza GSC I – HSI SC II 7: 5
SENSE I – Mattold SSC I 6,5: 5,5
Vasas SC II – Tabán Spartacus II 5,5: 6,5
Seagull SE I – Cashier SE III 7,5: 4, 5
MTK Budapest III – Flask-Fabulon 6.5: 5.5 
Aquarena KSC III – BEAC II 3.5: 8.5

II. class, Bilek Group

Barcza GSC II – Csepel TK I 3,5: 8,5
SENSE II – A. Flame MCC 3,5: 8,5
Purpose SE – Dragon DSE II 6: 6
Seagull SE II – Treasurer SE IV 7,5: 4, 5
MTK Budapest IV – Palace Chess I 8: 4 
Pestszentlőrinc II – Újpest KSE I 2:10

III. class, coal group

Csepel TK II – BEAC III 4: 8
ART 3F SE – ATTE-ARISZ 8.5: 3.5
MTK Budapest V – Rákosliget 10.5: 1.5 
Aquarena KSC IV – Pestszentimre 6: 6

Barcza GSC III – HSI SC III 9: 3
Palace Chess II – Mattold SSC II 3.5: 8.5
TFSE – Dragon DSE III 9: 3
HASE III – New York KSE II 8.5: 3.5

Ferry,Damon(NED) and Dolgener,Tobias(GER) from Fabulon

Yip,M-Nagy,L

Benoni Classical 7.Bf4

Board 12

After 15.Ra2(Diagram)

White has carefully played to limit counterplay by securing the b-pawn and keeping the rook off the a1-h8 diagonal

What do you recommend for Black?

After 15.Ra2