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Liechtenstein Open 2013 Rd4-IM Izsak,Gyula(HUN)

More on the Maroczy Bind

Part 2

TWIC 966
IM Izsak pressed the queenside until black cracked in an unusual Maroczy Bind where black also attacked the kingside with …h5-h4-h3!?

Izsak,Gyu (2445) – Rooze,J (2372)
Sicilian Maroczy Bind[B40]
31st Liechtenstein Open 2013 Triesen LIE (4.2), 06.05.2013

Position 1
White has been massaging the queenside but now the b-pawn is sufficiently protected. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Liechtenstein Open 2013 Rd6-IM Izsak(HUN)

More on Triesen,Liechtenstein
The Liechtenstein Open was held in Triesen. Here is some background information.

TWIC 967
Izsak converted a tricky RR-RR ending that proved hard to analyze. White had more pawn islands and passive rooks but the position was not worse.

Izsak,Gyu (2445) – Sedina,E (2321) 
Slav 4.e3 Bf5[D12]
31st Liechtenstein Open 2013 Triesen LIE (6.4), 08.05.2013

Position 1
White has an extra pawn and is looking to covert it without allowing any counterplay. What to you recommend for white?

White to Play