Category Archives: EICC 2013

EICC 2013 Rd6-Papp Ga(HUN)

TWIC 966
GM Papp,Gabor won a nice ending in rd6 of the recent European Individual CC.


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Here is the feature game.

GM Papp massaged black down based on better pawn structure in a RB-RN ending.

Papp,Ga (2570) – Tomashevsky,E (2719) 
Caro-Kann Two Knights [B11]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (6.36), 10.05.2013

Position 1

White has the better pawn structure. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

31…Kb5
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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

European Indivdual Chess Ch(EICC) 2013 Rd2-GM Ruck(HUN)

EICC Introduction
A bit of background on the tournament.




TWIC 965
GM Grachev used the Cambridge Springs Defence to defeat GM Ruck with active piece play in rd2 of the EICC. Ruck tried tried the critical 7.cd line but black equalized easily.

Ruck,R (2570) – Grachev,B (2687)
Cambridge Springs Defence 7.cd Nxd5[D52]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (2.14), 06.05.2013


Position 1
Black’s queenside majority is set to advance. What do you recommend for black?

White to Play
34.Be3