Category Archives: Berkes

TCh-ROU 2013 Rd3-GM Berkes(HUN)

TWIC 982
GM Berkes came out on top in a complex King’s Indian after white avoided the main lines with 8.Be3.

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Petrisor,A (2401) – Berkes,F (2678)
King’s Indian[E67]
TCh-ROU 2013 
Mamaia ROU (3.2), 02.09.2013

Position 1
White has four pawns for a piece but is under pressure. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

24..Rxf3
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EICC 2013 Rd8-GM Berkes(HUN)

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The 62nd Hungarian Ch(Hungarian language).




TWIC 966
GM Berkes gains the bishop pair and an extra P and converts with no problems.

Berkes,F (2688) – Svetushkin,D (2588)

Nimzo-Indian 4.e3 0–0 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 b6 7.0–0 Bb7 8.Na4 [E47]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (8.26), 13.05.2013


Position 1
White has a clear extra pawn and the bishop pair. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

27…Ba8

Bundesliga 2012-13 Rd13,GM Berkes F(HUN)

TWIC 961

The Be3 exchange variation continues to be popular and now 9.Nd2!? is the latest wrinkle. Black’s queen sacrifice has been played more than once but I don’t see the appeal.

Berkes,F (2679) – Baramidze,D (2615) 
Grunfeld Exchange 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Nd2 [D85]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Schwetzingen GER (13), 05.04.2013


Position 1

Black has made a queen for RN+P sacrifice and now the question is how should white arrange his forces. The next few moves are critical. What do you recommend for white?


White to Play
13…0-0

3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Rd8-GM Berkes(HUN)

Rd8
GM Berkes made good use of his mobile queenside majority and ultimately prevaied in a sharp contest against Tran Tuan Minh.

Berkes,F (2702) – Tran Tuan Minh (2310)
Bogo-Indian 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.g3 Nc6 6.Nc3 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Ne4 [E11]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (8.4), 23.03.2013

Position 1
White is up a pawn in a sharp position. Now 20..Bf5 attacks the queen. How should white respond?

White to Play

20…Bf5

3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Rd3-GM Berkes(HUN)

Rd3
GM Berkes ground out a subtle positional win on the black side of the Caro-Kann by seemingly doing nothing. Eventually black’s attention turned to the d4 square and eventually Berkes won this square and then the game.

Sukandar,I (2367) – Berkes,F (2702)
Caro-Kann 4…Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.Qe2 Bd6 8.N1f3 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Qc7 [B17]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (3.11), 20.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been fighting for the d4 outpost for most of the game, which white has just secured d4 with 29.Rd3. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play 

29.Rd3

Karpos Open 2013 Rd8,GM Berkes F(HUN)-TWIC 958

TWIC 958
Anti-London System
GM Berkes shows another useful formation to fight against the London System. Black quickly launches the kingside pawns forward and storms the kingside. The key was …Nh6, to free the f-pawn for a quick advance.

13…Kh8


Here is the feature game.

Yurtseven,M (2135) – Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs …g6,Bg7[A41] 
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (8.32), 15.03.2013


Position 1
Black has sacrificed a pawn for the attack on the kingside. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

24.Bg3

Karpos Open 2013 Rd9(HUN) Standings

Rd9 Chess-result HUN
Peczely, Sebastian did very well with 4.5/9 to gain 22.5 rating points.
For complete standings see Canadachessnews Karpos-open-2013-rd9-standings

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SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. rtg+/-
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 HUN 5.5 -18
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 HUN 4 -28.35
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 HUN 5.5 6.6
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 HUN 5 4.65
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 HUN 4.5 22.5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd7 Standings(HUN)

Rd7 chess-results HUN
GM Berkes is back up to 4/7. For full standings see Canadachessnews Karpos-open-2013-rd7 

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SNo Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts.
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 4
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 1 3.5
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 4
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 4
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 3.5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd6 Standings HUN Players

Standings Chess-results HUN
Hungarian Champion GM Berkes,Ferenc dropped back to back games in rds 5-6 and falls to 3.5/6.

For rd6 standings see-canadachessnews karpos-open-2013-rd6-standings

GM Berkes,Ferenc


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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 HUN 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 3.5
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 2.5
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 HUN 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 3.5
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 3
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 HUN 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 2.5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd2-GM Berkes,F(HUN)

TWIC 957

GM Berkes,F declined the invitation to a sharp Benoni/Benko and a sharp game and steered the game into a King’s Indian struggle with a closed position with and queenside vs kingside race.

Berkes,F (2702) – Battaglini,G (2436) 
Quasi King’s Indian by transposition[E10] 
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (2.2), 10.03.2013


Position 1
The kingside attack is underway with black going all out with 26..g5. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

26..g5