Category Archives: Berczes

FSGM May 2013 Rd4-GM Berczes,D(HUN)

The Blumenfeld Gambit Declined
GM Berczes was on the white side of the Blumenfeld in the feature game. Here is some background on this sharp defence.




TWIC 966
GM Berczes eventually prevailed in a sharp game where black did not manage to complete development.

Berczes,D (2532) – Annageldyev,O (2397)
Blumenfeld Gambit 5.Bf4[E10]
FSGM May 2013 Budapest HUN (4.2), 07.05.2013

Position 1
Material is even but white is more active. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

35…Rd8
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TCh-HUN 2012–13 Rd9-GM Berczes,D(HUN)

TWIC 964
GM Berczes pulled of a standard attack using the solid Queen’s Indian.

Amstadt,A (2271) – Berczes,D (2528)
QID 4.e3[E14] By Transposition
TCh-HUN 2012–13 Nagykanizsa HUN (9), 21.04.2013

Position 1
Black has given up a bishop to tear open the kingside but how should the attack be continued?

Black to Play
15.Kg1

TCh-SWE Elite 2012–13 Rd4-GM Berczes(HUN)

TWIC 958
Here is an example of GM persistence in the endgame from GM Berczes played in the TCh-SWE recently. The following balanced queenless position was reached after 21..Rfd8(diagram) and the GM just kept pressing.

21..Rfd8


Here is the feature game.

Berczes,D (2528) – Eriksson,Jor (2213)
King’s Indian Classical 8.Be3 Ng4[E97]
TCh-SWE Elite 2012–13 Sweden SWE (4), 03.02.2013

Position 1
White kept pushing a sharp unbalanced ending but black is coming to round up the advanced d-pawn after 32…Kf7. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

32…Kf7

Dallas FIDE Open 2013 Rd9, Berczes(HUN)

TWIC 958

GM Berczes,D played a nice game in rd9 of the Dallas FIDE Open illustrating the following themes
  • Lead in development
  • Play against overextended pawns
  • Play against an uncastled king
  • Delayed castling
Here is the game.

Berczes,D (2526) – Friedel,J (2502) 
Reti vs Queen’s Gambit[A13]
UTD Turner GM Invitational 2013 Richardson USA (9), 13.03.2013


Position 1
Black has trouble castling to safety. How should white exploit this?

White to Play

17…Qc8

Dallas FIDE Open 2013 Rd1-GM Berczes,D(HUN)

TWIC 957
GM Berczes,D dominated the whole board and won a nice ending in the first round of a Dallas tournament. He has 4.5/8 so far.

For standings see CanadaChessNews Dallas-fide-open-2013-rd8-standings

Here is the game.

Berczes,D (2526) – Arvind,C (2279) 
Grunfeld/Schecter Slav[D94]
UTD Turner GM Invitational 2013 Richardson USA (1), 09.03.2013


Position 1
Black made a bid for freedom with 22…e5 after being caught in an endgame squeeze. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

22…e5

GM Berczes,D Clear 1st 6.5/10 FSGM 2012-10

GM Berczes,D won with 6.5/10. Berces was sucessful due to strong endgame play.

GM Berczes
Dávid Bérczes (born 14 January 1990) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster. FIDE awarded him the International Master title in 2005 and the Grandmaster title in 2008. 
  • Tied for 3rd–6th with Evgeny Gleizerov, Yuriy Kuzubov and Pia Cramling in the Rilton Cup 2008/2009.
  • 2011 tied for 2nd–7th with Deep Sengupta, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Krisztián Szabó, Lev Gutman, Samuel Shankland and Maxim Turov in the ZMDI Schachfestival in Dresden.
  

                                                   1      2      3      4      5      6
1 Berczes,D           2528 -18      **    ½½ ½½ ½1    ½½    11    6.5/10
2 Lalic,B                2488 -7        ½½ **    ½½ 1½    ½½    ½1   6.0/10
3 Todorovic,GM    2491 -81      ½½ ½½ **    ½1    ½½    ½0   5.0/10
4 Codenotti,M      2334 +106     ½0    0½ ½0 **     11       ½1    5.0/10
5 Horvath,Dav      2386 +9         ½½   ½½ ½½   00   **    1½    4.5/10
6 Kantor,G           2310 -11        00 ½0    ½1    ½0    0½ **       3.0/10  

Here is a game by the winner featuring strong endgame play.

Kantor,G (2310) – Berczes,D (2528) [D11]
FSGM October 2012 Budapest HUN (1.3), 06.10.2012
The h-pawn is loose. How should black play?

Black to play