Category Archives: Budapest TCh

Budapest Team Ch 2013 Rd4


I contributed a draw with black as RAC I rolled to a big win. RAC II also won by a big margin.

In my game, I defended the Philidor ending inaccurately but my opponent did not capitalize and eventually steered into a safe position where my knight pair outplayed the bishop pair and the backward d-pawn was not a problem.

Dlauchy,P-Yip,M Rd4-Board 12 After 20..Nfd7

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoport
Vasas SC II – Rákosligeti AC I 2:10
Pénzügyőr SE III – Fabulon-Lombik-1st Sat. 5,5:6,5
Csepeli TK – REAC 6:6
BEAC III – Tabáni Spartacus II 6:6
HÜSI SC II – SENSE I 5,5:6,5
Barcza GSC I – Sárkány DSE II 5,5:6,5

II. osztály, Bilek csoport
Pestszentimre – Rákosligeti AC II 2,5:9,5
MLTC III – Újpesti KSE 4,5:7,5
Merkapt KSC II – Siketek SC 6:6
BEAC IV – A. Láng MKKE 6,5:5,5
Törekvés – Pestszentlőrinc II 6:6
Barcza GSC II – Sárkány DSE III 9,5:2,5

III. osztály, Szén csoport
ATTE-ARISZ – Sirály 1:11
MLTC IV – Rákosliget 1,5:10,5
Merkapt KSC III – BEAC V 2:10
Barcza GSC III – Sárkány DSE IV 9,5:2,5

Budapest TCh Div 4 2012-12-03 Rd4

Sztaki-EVM II 2.5-RAC 3.5
My team won this evening.

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Board Name Rating Result Name Rating
1 Varannaj,L 1912 0-1 Yip,M 2087
2 Dolanyi,J 1727 0.5-0.5 Dolday,F 1964
3 Szenrei,L 1437 0-1 Szili,A 1935
4 Kelemen,G 1463 0-1(Def) Paal,G 1944
5 Ninimiz,I 1563 1-0 Balla,A 1764
6 Daraban,B UNR 1-0 Aranyi,F 1621

Yip,M (2087) – Varannai,L (1912)
QGA 4..g6 [D25]
BTCh Div 4 (4), 03.12.2012[Yip]
Black too far too many liberties in the opening and early middlegame. Now white has a winning attack and is looking for the kill. What do you suggest?

White to Play

BTCh Div 4 Rd2: Wesselenyi SK 2.5-Rakosligeti AC 3.5

RAC won the monday night match against the Blind Institute 3.5-2.5 despite fielding only 5 of the 6 required players.

Wesselenyi            RAC
Eros,P     0      –    Nadasi,B 1
Rev,M     +
Vojan,I    0      –     Stenner     1
Nemes,G 0      –    Yip,M      1
Almadi,B 1      –    Szili,A     0
Denes,J    0     –     Balla.A     1

After the round I visited the Hungarian High School Team Ch which was nearby. I was promised some pictures for the blog by one the the coaches-GM Joseph Horvath who was particularly happy as his team was in the lead. The event will last a couple more days.

Here is my game from this evening(Monday Oct 29).

Vemes,G (2007) – Yip,M (2087)
Sicilian Kan[B42]
Division 4 BTCh (2), 29.10.2012

White tried an unsound queen sacrifice early in the opening and is now being pushed back. Black has Q+P for 3 minors pieces and has consolidated nicely.

Black to play

Budapest TCh Rd1-Benko Gambit

The Benko Gambit has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Here is an interesting effort from the Budapest TCh Rd1.

Farkas,Lajos Dr (2228) – Juhasz,Mark (2155) [A59]
BUD tch Lilienthal 12/13 Budapest (1), 30.09.2012
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Nf3 d6 8.e4 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 Bg7 10.g3 0–0 11.Kg2 Nbd7 12.a4 Qb6 13.Qe2 Rfc8N

Critical Position 1
Black has just played the novelty 13…Rfc8. Normally black would play ..Rfb8 with play on the a.b files. Now black can support …c4 and follow with …Nc5-d3 with light square play. How do you assess the move? What should white do next? Seek a refuation? Play a normal move and keep the tension?

White to Play

Critical Position 2
The position is complicated. What is the right plan for black?

Black to Play