Category Archives: Horvath Ad

BCC Open 2013 Rd8-GM Horvath Ad(HUN)

Rd8

GM Horvath avoided the Hedgehog with 7..Ne4 but GM Gustafsson countered with sharp play and eventually won a nice game.

Gustafsson,J (2621) – Horvath,Ad (2509)
English 1…c5[A30]
13th BCC Open 2013 Pattaya THA (8.3), 20.04.2013


Position 1
White has an extra doubled pawn but the queenside pawns are broken and are coming under pressure. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play
17…Re8


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Sydney International Open 2013 Rd7-GM Horvath Ad(HUN)

TWIC 961

GM Horvath,Ad won a complex battle where eventually his four pawns for a knight won.


40.Nf1


Zhao Zong Yuan (2537) – Horvath,Ad (2509)
Sicilian Taimanov English Attack 8…Bb4 [B48]
Sydney International Open 2013 Sydney AUS (7.4), 06.04.2013


Position 1

White has a typical aggressive buildup in the opening. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

14…Bxb4


Doeberl Cup Premier 2013 Rd1-GM Horvath,Ad(HUN)

TWIC 960
Zulfic,F(2142) missed a promising chance for a first round upset over GM Horvath.

Zulfic,F (2142) – Horvath,Ad (2509)
Bogo-Indian 4.Nbd2 [E11]
O2C Doeberl Cup Premier 2013 Canberra AUS (1.7), 28.03.2013

Position 1
White has strong piece pressure with the bishop pair and on the central files for the pawn. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

31…Rfe8

Horvath,Ad 6.5/9 at Balaton GM

30th Balaton GM 2012-09
Horvath,Ad won with 6.5/9 but narrowly missed the GM norm.

                                                1  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0
1 Horvath,Ad      2495  +84     *  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1   ½   1           6.5/9
2 Ashwin,J          2473 +63      0  *  ½   ½  ½  1  1  ½  1    1           6.0/9
3 Bures,J             2381 +123    ½  ½  * ½   ½ ½   1  ½   ½  1          5.5/9
4 Nemeth,Mi1     2454 +2        ½   ½  ½ *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½          5.0/9
5 Czebe,A           2491 -77      ½   ½   ½  ½  * ½  0  ½   ½  1          4.5/9
6 Varga,Zo          2455 -37      ½   0  ½  ½   ½ *  ½   ½  1   ½         4.5/9
7 Hoelzl,F           2321 +111    0    0  0  ½   1  ½  * 1  ½  1              4.5/9
8 Vertetics,A       2409 -64      0    ½   ½   ½   ½   ½  0  * 0  1         3.5/9
9 Popovics,A      2423 -121     ½   0    ½   0  ½  0  ½  1   *  0          3.0/9
10 Tate,A           2314 -98       0    0   0     ½  0  ½  0   0  1  *          2.0/9  

Here is a game by the winner

Horvath,Ad(2495) – Vertetics,A (2409)
Philidor[C41]
30th Balaton GM Heviz HUN (8.2), 30.09.2012
The game starts with the popular Philidor Defence
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.a4 a6 8.Re1 b6  

Critical Position 
The game is position in nature. What is white’s plan? Is there a hidden tactic? How do you play?

 White to play

 

GM Horvath,Ad in the TCh AUT 2012-2013

Here is an interesting game From the Austrian TCh

The following game can be examined under the following themes

  • Misplaced pieces
  • Light square weakness
  • Sudden alternation from flank to flank

Renner,C(2458) – Horvath,Ad(2485)
Sicilian Closed[B26]
TCh-AUT 2 Mitte 2012–13 Bad Schallerbach AUT (3.1), 21.10.2012
After a unspectacular beginning, it is time for black to come up with a suitable plan that meets the needs of the position. What should black be doing?

Black to Play

Black chose 19…Qe6 and transfered play to the queenside and the light squares to exploit the poor position of Nh3.