Category Archives: Catalan

43rd Open A Bosna 2013 Rd4-GM Banusz,T(HUN)

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TWIC 969
GM Banusz gave a strong demonstration of the power of centralization in the feature game.

Banusz,T (2592) – Sebenik,M (2519)

Catalan Open 8.a4 Nc6[E05]
43rd Open A Bosna 2013 Sarajevo BIH (4.6), 03.06.2013

Position 1
White has the better pawn structure and is quite active. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Neckar Open Rd2-GM Banusz, T(HUN)

TWIC 960

GM Banusz won a interesting Q vs RB ending in rd2 by overcoming a fortress attempt.

Banusz,T (2599) – Goebel,C (2236) 
Catalan Open 8.a4[E05]
17th Neckar Open Deizisau GER (2.10), 29.03.2013

Position 1

Black is hoping to hold by creating a fortress. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd10- Rudolf,A(HUN)

Black conceded the bishop pair early and then gave up a pawn. White was ruthless in the technical phase and played a model game.

Sammalvuo,T (2470) – Rudolf,An (2306)
Catalan Open[E05]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Porvoo FIN (10.2), 09.02.2013

Position 1
White has the bishop pair and has neutralized the pressure on e4. What should white do now?

White to Play