Category Archives: Balaton GM 2012

Horvath,Ad 6.5/9 at Balaton GM

30th Balaton GM 2012-09
Horvath,Ad won with 6.5/9 but narrowly missed the GM norm.

                                                1  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0
1 Horvath,Ad      2495  +84     *  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1   ½   1           6.5/9
2 Ashwin,J          2473 +63      0  *  ½   ½  ½  1  1  ½  1    1           6.0/9
3 Bures,J             2381 +123    ½  ½  * ½   ½ ½   1  ½   ½  1          5.5/9
4 Nemeth,Mi1     2454 +2        ½   ½  ½ *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½          5.0/9
5 Czebe,A           2491 -77      ½   ½   ½  ½  * ½  0  ½   ½  1          4.5/9
6 Varga,Zo          2455 -37      ½   0  ½  ½   ½ *  ½   ½  1   ½         4.5/9
7 Hoelzl,F           2321 +111    0    0  0  ½   1  ½  * 1  ½  1              4.5/9
8 Vertetics,A       2409 -64      0    ½   ½   ½   ½   ½  0  * 0  1         3.5/9
9 Popovics,A      2423 -121     ½   0    ½   0  ½  0  ½  1   *  0          3.0/9
10 Tate,A           2314 -98       0    0   0     ½  0  ½  0   0  1  *          2.0/9  

Here is a game by the winner

Horvath,Ad(2495) – Vertetics,A (2409)
Philidor[C41]
30th Balaton GM Heviz HUN (8.2), 30.09.2012
The game starts with the popular Philidor Defence
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.a4 a6 8.Re1 b6  

Critical Position 
The game is position in nature. What is white’s plan? Is there a hidden tactic? How do you play?

 White to play

 

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