Monthly Archives: August 2020

TWIC 1345 King’s Indian

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selected games



King’s Indian Classical 

Carlsen Tour Final 2020 Rd1

After 23…Nc3(Diagram)

White is trying to get something going using the light squares and the b1-h7 diagonal but must first deal with the fork and the attack on Rb1

What do you recommend for White?

After 23..Nc3

TWIC 1344 Caro-Kann

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selected games



Caro-Kann Two Knights 3..Bg4

Friendship Match AZE-TUR Rd6

After 40.h5(Diagram)

Both sides have oddly placed pieces. The Bd1 supports the h-pawn from the first rank, while the Rh7 helps to hold the kingside but is itself cut off from its colleagues

What do you recommend for Black?

After 40.h5


TWIC 1343 Benko Gambit

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selected games

Chess is starting to return to normal, at least in Europe


Benko Gambit g3

53rd Biel C-HTO 2020 Rd7

After 26..Bd4(Diagram)

White has an outside passed pawn but Black has some activity and is targeting the d5-pawn.

What do you recommend for White?


After 26..Bd4

Budapest Open August 21-29 2020

After so much virus drama, the Budapest Open returns

Action from 2019

Date of the competition : August 21-29, 2020.

Opening : Friday, August 21 from 2:45 p.m. in the Theater Hall

Venue of the competition:  Aranytíz Kultúrház, Budapest V. ker. Arany János utca 10.

The organizer of the competition: Budapest Chess Association

Chief Judge: IA Tamás Gyömbér

Tournament participants: players with a 2020 tournament license or foreign chess players with a valid FRD.
Players in Open “A” group can have at least 1600 Live Points, in Group “B” below 1700 Live Points. Coordination with Zsolt Korpics IO is required at the rounds.

Order of rounds: Friday, August 21 to Saturday 29. All rounds start at 3pm, except for the last one, which is at 10am. Delay time: 45 minutes.

Conduct: 9 round round match in the grandmaster and master groups. There is a 9-round Swiss system in both groups of the open competition. Program: Swiss Manager

Time control: 90 ‘/ 40 steps + 30’ play, with a 30 ”bonus time per step.

Deadlines: Rounds 1. Result against each other 2. Berger-Sonneborn
In open groups 1. Buchholz, 2. Progressive, 3. Against each other, 4. Berger-Sonneborn

Rewarding: The 1st place cup in each group, the I-III. placed will receive a medal. In the Open competition (groups A and B together) the prize pool is HUF 220,000.