Author Archives: myip2z2

New Books April 2020

Now available from NIC

The Double Fianchetto

 

 

Your Jungle Guide to Rook Endings

New Books March 2020

The virus does not seem to have any effect on book production

New titles are now available from NIC-here are some of them

Playing the Grunfeld

The Grunfeld tree continues to grow

 

The Modernized Stonewall Defence

Every opening is being modernized

 

 

The Modern Triangle

TWIC 1323 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games features the TCh-HUN

There probably will not be much chess news to report after this as Europe has basically shut down discretionary travel to Corona virus concerns. I will be very surprised if there are any incoming international players for the coming RigoChess and First Saturday monthly tournaments. If you are thinking of travelling-please check carefully if the tournaments are still going to be held.

 

Antal-Sedlak

French Advance

TCh-HUN 2019-20 Rd7.4

After 30..Qf7(Diagram)

White has the better structure, a protected passed b-pawn and strong bishops

What do you recommend for White?

After 30..Qf7

Budapest Spring Festival 2020 Cancelled

I was notified by email:

Dear Chess Friends!

Dear Chessplayers!

On March 11, 2020, the Hungarian government declared a health emergency throughout Hungary. As part of the extraordinary measures, all indoor sporting events where the combined number of competitors and other participants will reach 100 people will be banned from March 12, 2020!

Unfortunately, the measure also affects the Budapest Spring Festival International Chess Tournament, which was planned to take place in Budapest from April 21 to April 29, 2020. According to an extraordinary announcement made by the President of the Hungarian Chess Federation on March 11, 2020, chess competitions and other chess events organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and its member organizations (such as the Budapest Chess Federation organizing the Budapest Spring Festival) must be suspended until April 30, 2020.

Due to the force majeure situation, the Board of the Budapest Chess Federation is forced to cancel the Budapest Spring Festival International Chess Tournament The Budapest Chess Federation – if the epidemic situation allows it – is planning to create a major international chess competition in the second half of August, and we are looking forward to welcoming all chess players and all those interested! Budapest March 12, 2020

Presidential Board of the Budapest Chess Federation

 

Well this seems like a common sense decision in light of what is happening around the world

Health is more important than Chess!

TWIC 1322 Canadians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games features the Montreal Winter IM 2020

Liang won the tournament with 7/9

 

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk. Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1
FM LIANG Jason USA * 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7,0
2
FM TALUKDAR Rohan CAN 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6,0
3
FM RAGNARSSON Dagur ISL 1 ½ * 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5,5
4
FM POSTHUMA Joshua USA ½ ½ 1 * 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 4,5
FM WILLIAMS Justus USA 0 0 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 4,5
6
FM ECKERT Doug USA ½ ½ 1 1 0 * ½ ½ 0 0 4,0
7
IM VIGORITO David USA 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ 3,5
IM DUONG Thanh Nha CAN 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 3,5
FM RODRIGUE-LEMIEUX Shawn CAN 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * 1 3,5
10
IM KAUFMAN Raymond CAN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * 3,0

 

Liang,J-Ragnarsson

French Defence 

Montreal Winter IM 2020 Rd9.3

After 108.Kd2(Diagram)

The Bc2 has just been attacked

What do you recommend for Black?

 

After 108.Kd2

BTCh 6-Board March 2020

I contributed a rather low quality win on board 2. Hopefully won the match

 

Yip,M-Lakatos,A

Budapest Gambit

After 29..Ne4(Diagram)

White is up a pawn and is looking to convert as cleanly as possible

What do you recommend for White?

After 29..Ne4

For more pics see FB album

Yip,M(Can)

 

TWIC 1320 Grunfeld

selected games

Keeping up with Delchev

 

This was a nice ending showing how to get something from close to nothing

Sargissian-Ivic

Grunfeld 5.Bg5 

Aeroflot Open A 2020 Rd5.22

After 27..Bd4(Diagram)

White is pressing while Black’s pieces are poorly placed

What do you recommend for White?

After 27..Bd4

 

Kozak-Aravindh

Grunfeld 5.h4 c6

Aeroflot Open A 2020 Rd2.39

After 30.Nc4(Diagram)

White increased the pressure on the d-pawn

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.Nc4

 

 

BTCh 2019-20 Rd10 March 1

I contributed a draw with Black on board 1 for MTK IV in a long game

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoport

Lombik-Fabulon – Tabáni Spartacus II 6:6
Sirály SE I – Morihana PSE III 8:4
Újpesti KSE I – Aquaréna KSC III 7:5
Vasas SC II – Barcza GSC I 3,5:8,5
MTK Budapest III – BEAC II 7,5:4,5
Palota Sakk I – SENSE I 6:6

II. osztály, Bilek csoport

Hóbagoly II – HÜSI SC II 3,5:8,5
Sirály SE II – TFSE 6:6
Csepeli TK I – Törekvés SE
Mattolda SSC I – Barcza GSC II 8,5:3,5
MTK Budapest IV – Dragon DSE II 7,5: 4,5
Pestszentlőrinc II – A. Láng MKKE 6:6

III. osztály, Szén csoport

Sárkány DSE III – BEAC III 8:4
Újpesti KSE II – ART 3F SE 4:8
Morihana PSE IV – Rákosliget 10,5:1,5

MTK Budapest V – SENSE II 5,5:6,5
Sirály SE III – AKSC IV 5:7
ATTE-ARISZ – Barcza GSC III 3,5:8,5

HÜSI SC III – Palota Sakk II 9:3
Csepeli TK II – Mattolda SSC II 3:9

 

 

Nadasi,B-Yip,M

Caro-Kann Advance 4.Nf3

BTCh 2019-20 Rd10.1

After 31.R1d2(Diagram)

The position Black’s king is rather odd and the e6-pawn is under attack. However it is not so clear who is attacking who

What do you recommend for Black?

After 35.R1d2

 

Budapest Rigochess International Festival IM Feb-2020

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Fule,Simon had a great result finishing equal 2nd with 6/9

More info Rigochess

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1   TB2
1
IM Frolov Artur 2420 UKR * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6,5 25,00 4
2
Fule Simon 2143 HUN ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 6,0 26,00 3
3
IM To Nhat Minh 2368 HUN ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6,0 24,50 3
4
IM Paschall William 2334 USA ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5,5 22,00 2
5
FM Assaubayeva Bibisara 2374 KAZ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 5,5 21,75 3
6
WIM Havanecz Bianka 2262 HUN 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 1 4,5 13,75 4
7
WFM Terbe Zsuzsanna 2175 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 4,0 16,75 1
8
FM Lyell Mark 2263 ENG 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 3,0 8,75 2
9
FM Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 2239 HUN 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * 1 2,5 10,00 1
10
WFM Vishwa Vasnawala 2011 IND 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 * 1,5 8,00 0

 

Here is a fascinating endgame

 

Fule,S-Assaubayeva

Najdorf English Attack 6..e5

Rigochess Feb IM 2020 Rd9.4

After 30.Rc8(Diagram)

An interesting endgame has arisen where Black has an extra pawn and a nice pawn centre but almost no useful development. White has two good bishops and an outside 2-0 pawn majority and the c-file

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.Rc8

TWIC 1320 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

Here is a nice example of the dangers of pawn grabbing at the cost of development and the power of a mobile passer

Andersen,M-Berkes,F

Slav 4.e3

58th TCh-DEN Ex 2019-20

After 30.h3(Diagram)

Material is level but the Ng4 has just been attacked

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.h3