Category Archives: Budapest TCh 2012-13

Budapest TCh Rd11-The Season End

Round 11
Both our teams won today playing at home. RAC II will be promoted to division II for next season.

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoportHonvéd ASE – Újpesti KSE 8,5:3,5
RAC I – Barcza GSC I 8:4
BEAC III – SENSE I 9:3
Vasas SC II – Tabáni Spartacus II 4:8
Pénzügyőr SE III – REAC SISE 7,5:4,5
Fabulon – Sárkány DSE II 7:5


III. osztály, Szén csoportMLTC IV – Sirály II 2,5:9,5
RAC II – Barcza GSC III 10:2
BEAC V – ATTE-ARIS 8:4
HÜSI SC III – Kőbánya SC II 1:11
SENSE II – Pestszentimre 3:9


Division 1 Standings
RAC I finished 6th for a creditable performance in our first season of Division one play.

1. BEAC III 86,5 pont
2. Fabulon – 1st Saturday 83,0 pont
3. Honvéd ASE 75,0 pont
4. Sárkány DSE II 69,5 pont
5. SENSE I 69,0 pont
6. RAC I 68,0 pont
7. Barcza GSC I 65,0 pont
8. Tabáni Spartacus II 58,0 pont (8 meccspont)
9. Pénzügyőr SE III 58,0 pont (6 meccspont)
10. Vasas SC II 57,5 pont
11. REAC SISE 55,0 pont
12. Újpesti KSE 46,5 pont


Division 3 Standings
1. Kőbánya SC II 86,5 pont
2. RAC II 82,0 pont
3. Pestszentimre 78,5 pont (15 meccspont, egymás elleni eredménnyel 8,5:3,5)
4. BEAC V 78,5 pont (15 meccspont, egymás elleni eredménnyel 3,5:8,5)
5. ATTE-ARIS 60,5 pont
6. SENSE II 50,5 pont
7. Barcza GSC III 49,5 pont
8. MLTC IV 43,0 pont
9. HÜSI SC III 42,0 pont
10. Sirály II 33,0 pont
11. Sárkány DSE IV 16,0 pont


I closed out the RAC season with a quiet draw but a closer examination of the game shows how much of the subtle ending I missed.

RAC I won the match 8-4 and I also managed to get some pictures taken with our Captain’s camera.

Martin,B (2034) – Yip,M (1990) 
Philidor Wall[B07] 
BTCh (11.7), 05.05.2013

Position 1
Black has the better bishop and the more active knight. What do you recommend for black?
Black to Play 
21.h3
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Budapest TCh 2012-13 Rd10

RAC I 5 : SENSE I 7
(Thanks Pal and NB for correcting the score)
RAC got crushed on a beautiful day(26 C outside) by something like this score. I lost horribly and so did everyone around me.

Szepes,Tamas won a nice queen ending(Q+ 2Ps vs. Q+2Ps).

FM Lyell,Mark won a rook ending(R+2Ps vs R+P) and then rushed off to play his First Saturday tournament game.

FM Lyell,Mark


Here’s my (awful) game.


I needed a few hours to calm down as I didn’t think that my play or my position was that bad. However, Mr Houdini3.0 had a different opinion and did an excellent job of hurting my feelings and crushing my fragile ego.

I got a nice position from the opening so I can’t blame the Philidor. However, the position required concrete action and sharp play and I was not up to the task. Once I loosened the queenside with ..b4, there was no going back and the game was essentially out of my hands.

Bognar,B (1972) – Yip,M (2009) 
Philidor 3.Bd3 e5 [B07] 
BTCh Div IV (10), 14.04.2013


Position 1
Black has a solid looking position. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

16…Bb7

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Monday League Final Board 4

Rakospalotai AC 3-Vizugyi SC 3
Board 4
I managed to make a nerve racking draw in the end as our team managed a 3-3 tie.

Ritter,G (2111) – Yip,M (2009)
QID 4.g3 Bb7-9…f5[E19]
BTCh Div IV (9.4), 10.04.2013

Position 1
Black’s kingside is wide open and the queenside pawns are broken. White has compensation for the pawn invested at a minimum and is looking for more. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play
28…Qg6

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Monday League Final-April 8 2013

Rakospalatai AC 3: Vizugyi SC :3
RAC showed up with 5 players for the final and managed a dramatic tie.

Board 1
RAC lost on forfeit.

Board 2
Balogh,Zoltan-Szepes,T(RAC) 0-1

Szepes hung tough in the time scramble in a lost position and won on time.

Board 3
Suranyi,P(RAC)-Agardi,N draw.

Suranyi looked like he had good position, then a lost position and managed to hang on for a draw in the blitz finish.

Board 4
Ritter,G(2111)-Yip(RAC-2009) draw

I defended a Queen’s Indian 4.g3 Bb7 and made draw in a roughly equal game. I lost very quickly in an Old Indian in the regular season so this game I changed defences for a better result.

Board 5
Bolyai,Istvan(RAC)-Horkai,Andras(VSC) 0-1

White got overwhelmed in a Sicilian Accelerated Dragon.


Board 6
Palla, Akos(RAC) won as black from a lost position when down a piece for two pawns. Here is what could reconstruct from memory.



Games and analysis later. I managed to take some pictures so these are  coming too.

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Szili,A

Board 6
Szili,András attends University but still has some time to play for out team. Lucky for me he had a car for the team match so Téglás and I got a speedy ride home.

Szili,András(back row left) thinking hard


Szili,András(right) and Téglás ,Balázs(left) just before the round


Szili,András (1935) – Nádassy,Attila (2039)
Scandinavian Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Qb6 6.c4[B01]
RAC-HORT (8.6), 01.03.2013


Position 1
Black has been pressing a slightly better ending. What should black do now?

Black to Play

29.g3


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Bolyai,I

Board 5
Bolyai,I is on the RAC team for the Monday League but plays for another team in Division 1 play. He comes through regularly with win after win.


‘Actually, he(Bolyai), altogether with András Szili and with me(Nadasi), are from the same club, from the Sárkány Diáksport Egyesület. Bólyai plays for Sárkány III in the 2nd Div, but András Szili and me are playing in the 1st Div.’
-Nadasi,B

Back row: Bolyai,I is on the right

Back row:Szili,András(left) playing Nádassy,Attila 

Al Rahaam,Mohamaad (2115) – Bolyai,I (2012) 
Scotch exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Qd3 [C45]
RAC-HORT (8.5), 18.03.2013


Position 1
Black is winning but find the big finish.

Black to Play

30.Rf2

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Suranyi,P

Board 3
Reliable Surányi,Pál contributed yet another win for our team. Pal is also a nice guy and a fantastic addition to our team.

Téglás,Márton getting ready to play Surányi,Pál


The playing Hall. 
Board 3 is barely visible on the far left corner.


Téglás,Márton (2141) – Surányi,Pál (2147) 
Sicilian 4.Qxd4 a6 [B53] 
RAC-HORT (8.3), 18.03.2013


Position 1
Black has more pieces and more active pieces. Find the tactical blow for black!

Black to Play

23.Rc5

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Nádasi,B

Board 2
Nádasi,Balázs was a bit busy before the match doing his normal duties up at the club giving chess lessons to his students. After the game he continued to do library duties as I browsed the club library.

Mészáros,Mátyás patiently waiting for Nadasi,B to arrive(he was finishing lessons)


Nádasi,Balázs (2161) – Mészáros,Mátyás (2205) 
Scandinavian 3…Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3 [B01]
RAC-HORT (8.2), 18.03.2013

Position 1

White has a lead in development and two active bishops while black lags in development.

White to Play

13..Nbxd5

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Teglas B

Semi-Final RAC-HORT SE
RAC’s new board one player,Téglás,Balázs, contributed a win right away.

Board one in the background
Szekeres,Róbert (left)-Téglás ,Balázs (right)


Szekeres,Róbert (2337) – Téglás ,Balázs (2221)
Slav 4…a6 5.Qb3 [D15]

RAC_HORT (8.1), 18.03.2013

Position 1
White has invested a piece for a kingside attack. How should black defend?


Black to Play

17.Qe4

Budapest TCh IV 2012-13 Semi-Final March 18 2013

RAC 4-Hort SE 2
RAC won the match but I managed to contribute only a winning position but not a winning result. In fact the result is quite hard to explain.

The Arbiter-Jenő Bácsi 
Everyone playing(almost)

Bokros,Istvan my opponent just before the round


Here’s my game.

Yip,M (2009) – Bokros,I (2140) 

Benoni 7.Bf4[A61]
BTCh Div IV, 18.03.2013



My opponent, Istvan Bokros has represented the ICSC (International
Commitee of Silent Chess) team at several Chess Olympiads.


Position 1
White has played well and is clearly winning with a healthy P+ and a mobile central pawn majority. My logic was as follows.

The BB pair is passive and the next phase is to neutralize counterplay and activate the bishops. What should white do now?

White to Play

32..Rxb7