Category Archives: Amator Cup 2012-11

Amator Cup Rd3 2012-11-17

My game was the last to finish again so I have only a minimal idea of what happened in the tournament. I’ll do up a more detailed post soon. Tomorrow I have my  rescheduled Rd2 game for while everyone else has an off day.

I won my first game, but managed to miss many things.

Yip,M (2085) – Szlabey,G (1935) [A84]
Amator Cup (3), 17.11.2012

Critical Position 1
The opening has gone will and white has a massive attack. Black has just played 15..Ng8. What do you suggest?

White to Play

Critical Position 2
Black has just played 16..Nxh6. The attack still rages, I was having trouble finding a way to end the game.

White to Play

Critical Position 3
I made a great muck of things and now have to win a N-N ending. Luckily things are under control. What should I do next?
White to Play

Amator Cup Rd1 2012-11

The Amator Cup got underway today at the Hungarian Federation Site Playing Hall. There were some quick draws(I mean really quick) and some tough fights. My game was the last to finish but could have been the first as my opponent was a bit generous but refusing to kill me off.

The top group is

  1. Katona,J 1922(HUN)
  2. Bodrogi,M 2076(HUN)
  3. Zilahi,G 1999(HUN)
  4. Nagy,L 1958(HUN)
  5. Yip.M 2085(CAN)
  6. Bodgrogi,L 2038(HUN)
  7. Szili,A 1935(HUN)
  8. Szlabey,G 2000(HUN)
  9. Czibulka,Z 2053(HUN)
  10. Molnar,L 1993(HUN)

Here’s my game. I should warn everyone-I played like crap!!


Yip,M (2085) – Bodrogi,L (2035)
Nimzo-Indian 4..b6 5.Nge2[E45]
Amator Cup (1), 15.11.2012
I worked on a new Anti-Nimzo line last month but there is always a risk when a new additiion gets the first field test(s). Late in the opening I had to find a good move but came up with a lemon that should have lost. Luckily my opponent continually missed killing lines and let me wriggle away with a draw.


Critical Position 1
Black has just played 14..Qb4 probing the queenside starting with the hanging b-pawn. White has to be clever now and do better than me. After some thought I chose about the worst move possible. Hopefully you can do better. The key theme is what happens if ..Qxb3 is allowed, can white trap the queen?


White to Play


Critical Position 2
My position at one point was assessed by Houdini2.0 at -20.92 but I managed to get this after some luck and mutual time trouble. Now white has to find a defensive idea to hold the position.


White to Play


Hungarian Amator Cup 2012-11 Player List

Budapest is the home of bargain priced chess!(well it seems like this if you are Canadian)

Entry Fees
The range for one game/day RRs in Budapest

                              Rounds Prizes       Entry Fee(For FIDE under;2000)
                                                        HUF    EUR    USD   CAN
Torokves A            9          Yes       5,500    19.4    25.0    25.0    April,Sept
Frech Karolyi         9          Yes       4,000    14.0    17.7    18.0    June
Amator Cup           9          Yes       5,000    17.8    23.1    22.9    November

First Saturday FM groups(FS) are also monthly see  First Saturday Programme 2012-13

Here are the groups as of today.
A-B csoport
Palócz Katalin 1359 759422 A
Deák Tamás 1476 769983 A
Sándor László 1476 759430 A
Kidd Bálint 1424 766402 A
Horváth Zoltán 1541 713139 B
Miklósi Domonkos 1570 756520 B
Szűcs Zoltán 1608 738093 B
Tóth Antal 1608 713180 B
Szőnyi Bence 1635 769304 B

B-C csoport átlag :1725
Pap Károly 1631 745979 B
Bakacs János 1688 766275 B
Dr. Bayer 1700 769274 B
Barla János 1706 737364 C
Zsatkovics Endre 1724 721549 C
Trung Duc Huong 1733 714062 C
Szlenka Attila 1752 770299 C
dr. Hegedus Péter 1760 713945 C
Felméry Tamás 1768 747777 C
Mihály Zoltán 1788 754862 C

C csopor átlag: 1825
Czimer József 1791 723770 C
Szurkos András 1792 769185 C
Polyánszky-Tamási Zoltán 1793 769169 C
Füredi Erik 1794 768871 C
Ábrahám Lajos 1816 158942 C
Sr. Krizsány László 1851 712108 C
Grúz János 1868 703710 C
Rajcsányi Péter 1873 712361 C
Lakat Gyula 1880 705918 C
Nguyen Thán Do 1883 714038 C

D csoport átlag: 1973
Katona József 1922 738670 D
Orfei Rolando 1931 822779 C(ITA)
Szlabey Géza 1932 702277 D
Szili András 1935 735973 D
Zilahi Gábor 1940 708941 D
Nagy László 1958 715867 D
Bubenko József 1967 731420 D
Molnár László 1993 707473 D
Bodrogi Mihály 2076 707040 D
Michael Yip 2085 2601313 D(CAN)