Category Archives: Hungarian Ch 2012

Hungarian Ch 2012-11(In Progress)

Here is a game from the Hungarian Ch between the established player Berkes,F(2693) and fast-rising star Erdos,V(2640) .

Berkes,F
Berkes,F Bio Echesspedia
Hungarian Grandmaster (2002). World U20 vice champion 2005. Hungarian Champion in 2004, 2007 and 2010. World U18 Champion in 2002. Hungarian U12 and U14 Champion. He won or shared first at Szekszard open 2002, Oberwart 2003, Zalaegerszeg 2004, Subasic Memorial (BIH) 2006. Also he came second in Parks Marx Memorial (HUN) 2004 and 2011 and at Lake Sevan (ARM) in 2009. Berkes is a regular member of the national team since 2000 and he was awarded the bronze for the third best performance at the fifth board at the 2008 Olympiad.
Berkes,F (2693) – Erdos,V (2640)

Grunfeld g3[D78]
62nd ch-HUN 2012 Heviz HUN (1.2), 22.11.2012
The opening seemed harmless with the queen coming off early in the game. The game features a fabulous RR-RR;R-R ending showcasing the method of converting an extra pawn.

Critical Position
White has an extra pawn but black has active rooks as compensation. How should white proceed?

White to Play

Critical Position
Now the R-R phase is well underway. The e-pawn is under attack. How should white react?
-A passive rook retreat Rc4. Follow with bringing the king to the kingside to support a kingside pawn advance.
-Re5 and offer a winning pawn ending
-e5 crippling the kingside pawns
-Activate the rook with Ra5
-Something else

White to Play

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