Category Archives: Hera I

120th ch-SCO 2013 Rd9-GM Hera(HUN)

TWIC 977
120th ch-SCO 2013 and Blog
GM Hera(HUN) shared first with GMs Jones and Gormally with 7/9. GM Farago,I(HUN) finished with 6/9.

More About Helensburgh Scotland-Host of the Tournament
With a population at the 2004 census of 20,626, Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde and the eastern shore of the entrance to the Gareloch. 

Helensburgh was founded in 1776 when Sir James Colquhoun of Luss built spa baths on the site of Ardencaple Castle, which dated back to about 1600. He then had the seaside resort town constructed to the east of the spa on a formal layout in the style of Edinburgh New Town, and named it after his wife Helen.

Hera,I (2558) – Strikovic,A (2504)
King’s Indian g3[E63]
120th ch-SCO 2013
Helensburgh SCO (9.3), 14.07.2013

Position 1
White is well placed and has the open g-file while Qa5 is a spectator on the queenside. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2013 Rd2-GM Hera(HUN)

More on Wroclaw Poand
The feature game was played in rd2 TCh-POL Ekstraliga held Wroclaw so here is more on the city.

TWIC 968

The ending was played out and GM Hera makes something from nothing and an equal ending.

Hnydiuk,A (2409) – Hera,I (2555)
CK 4..Bf5 5.Nc5 Qc7 [B18]
TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2013 Wroclaw POL (2), 25.05.2013

Position 1
The e-pawn is under attack.What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play 


TCh-BEL 2012-13 Rd10-GM Hera,I(HUN)

TWIC 956

GM Hera unleashed the power of parallel hanging pawns after an ordinary buildup in a quiet Reti opening.

Hera,I (2570) – Illner,A (2459) 

TCh-BEL 2012–13 Belgium BEL (10.5), 03.03.2013

Position 1
White has parallel hanging pawns and is possibly ready to strike. What do you recommend for white?

  • 23.d5(unleashing Bb2 and banking everything on the energy of the d-pawn, as played in the game)
  • 23.c5(pressing the queenside and the queen)
  • 23.Bb3(keeping the tension and all options open)
  • Somthing else

White to Play


Position 2
White has an isolated pawn but what is the correct followup?

White to Play