Category Archives: Josef Varosi Open 2013

Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd4

Here’s a nice attack game from a harmless opening.

Kovacs K,Arpad (1985) – Zahonyi-Abel,Mark (1788)
French Exhange[C01]
Józsefvárosi Open (4), 16.03.2013


Position 1 
White has loosened the kingside up and black is poised and ready to strike. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

21.Rf1

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Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd5

Here is an action packed game from rd5.

Barabas, Attila (1974) – Zahonyi-Abel, Mark (1788) 
The Veresov [D01]
József Városi Open (5), 18.03.2013


Position 1
Both sides are attacking each other in a complicated game but black seems to have more threats. How should black continue?

Black to Play

44.fe

Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd6 Standings

Rd6 Final Standings Chess-results
Piroska Istvan took clear first with 5.5/6. I was top foreign player with 4/6. Thanks to Thomas Heyl(GER) for the photos.

In the background by the window round 6
Varga,R(l) playing Yip,Michael(right)


Foreground
Bodi,Tibor(left) playing Szendeff Miklos(r)

Playing hall
Yip,M is on the right by the window
Szendeff Miklos on my left



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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 Piroska Istvan HUN 2082 5.5
2 Medve Mark HUN 2031 5
3 Kormos Adam HUN 2195 5
4 Valis Janos HUN 2054 5
5 Ruska Zoltan HUN 1873 5
6 Marosi Levente HUN 2041 4.5
7 Gyomber Tamas HUN 2062 4.5
8 Sulcz Istvan HUN 1901 4.5
9 Csabai Viktor HUN 2023 4.5
10 Polyik Peter HUN 1883 4.5
11 Stern Tibor HUN 1943 4
12 Kokeny Norbert Adrian HUN 1746 4
13 Yip Michael CAN 2009 4
14 Varga Richard HUN 1818 4
15 Nogrady Vilmos HUN 2188 4
16 Lakat Gyula HUN 1874 4
17 Barabas Attila HUN 1974 4
18 Zahonyi Abel Mark HUN 1788 4
19 Szendeff Miklos HUN 1757 4
20 Fodor Peter HUN 1843 4
21 Bege Vencel HUN 1757 4
22 Gruz Janos HUN 1850 3.5
23 Mester Attila HUN 2067 3.5
24 Karacsonyi Gellert HUN 1583 3.5
25 Krizsany Laszlo Sr. HUN 1854 3.5
26 Bartuszek Andras HUN 1873 3.5
27 Szlenka Attila HUN 1785 3.5
28 Bege Mate HUN 1647 3.5
29 Bege Levente HUN 1729 3.5
30 Szakacs Eniko HUN 1769 3.5

Josef Varosi Open 2013-03 Rd6

Here’s my rd 6 game.

I drew with black against promising junior Varga,R in a long hard game. pressed with the bishop pair in a closed position but could not make anything happen. Varga already had 2.5/3 against FIDE 2000+ players so I was careful not to be the next victim.

Varga,R (1840) – Yip,M (2009)
Philidor 4.Nge2[B07]
Josef Varosi Open (6), 17.03.2013


Position 1
(Not a quiz position)
I tried as hard as I could to break white down but in the end could not. However, there was nothing there to be found as it was easier to get blood out of a stone than to squeeze a win out of this position.

White to Play

43.Be2


Josef Varosi Open 2013 Day 3 Report; Rd5 Game

Day 3
I finished with 4/6 in a nothing special result. My one forgetable game in rd3 exposed a hole in my repertoire and in the two draws I conceded, one I could have done better and the rd 6 game I have yet to review.

There were 13 2000+ players who took part which translates into 8-9 middle age guys trying to walk through a wall of juniors for three days. There were upsets every round and plenty on interesting games.

I was chatting with a chess friend after the tournament who made the following comment on my play,

‘You have no style, you just play moves!…’

Rd5
I won with white against young Forgacs,Andras(1448). Mark Medve beat Mester,A to get to 5-0. I lost a nice game to Medve in the Xmas open just a couple of months ago and he had gained about 100 FIDE points since then.

Rd6
I drew with black against promising junior Varga,R in a long hard game. pressed with the bishop pair in a closed position but could not make anything happen. Varga already had 2.5/3 against FIDE 2000+ players so I was careful not to be the next victim.

I did not see how the Medve game turned out before I left.

Here is my rd5 game.

Yip,M (2009) – Forgacs,A (1448) 
Slav Exchange[D13]
Josef Varosi Open (5), 17.03.2013


Position 1
The middlegame is going well for white. Black’s king is exposed and white has an extra pawn. White’s queen has just been attacked. What should white do about it?

White to Play

20…a5


Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd4

Rd4

i tried as hard as I could to break down white’s defenses but in the end could not and offered a draw. This was quite disappointing as I had the advantage(or so I thought) for most of the game.Here’s my round 4 game.

Kokeny,N (1746) – Yip,M (2009) 
Queen’s Indian Hybrid[E13]
Josef Varosi Open (4), 16.03.2013


Position 1
The has been going well for black. There is some pressure on the kingside and white’s pawn structure is compromised. What do you recommend for black now?

  • 35…e4(flank attacks require the center be closed)
  • 35…ed(Black needs to create a second front and should not mind undoubling white’s c-pawns)
  • 35…cd(Black needs to create a second front and should not mind undoubling white’s c-pawns)
  • Something else
Black to Play


35.Rf2


Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd3

Rd3

I started the day with a sense of optimism. But this ended quickly as my opponent poured cold water on my dreams with a quick victory.

Here’s my round 3 game.

Yip,M (2009) – Gyomber,T (2062) 

King’s Indian Classical 7..ed[E94]
Josef Varosi Open (3), 16.03.2013


Position 1
Black is setting up for 13…Qh4. What do you recommend for white?

  • 13.Rc1
  • 13.Qd2
  • Something else
White to Play

12…Be5

Josef Varosi Open 2013 Rd2 (March 15-17)

I got off to a normal 2-0 start which is not so easy in Budapest, at least for me. As I left strong junior, Tibor Bodi, was down a piece for a pawn in what looked like a lost ending.

Here’s my round 2 game.

Bege,V (1757) – Yip,M (2009) 
London System vs. Queen’s Indian[A47]
Josef Varosi Open (2), 15.03.2013


Position 1
After 39.Kg2, the kingside looks secure. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

39.Kg2

Josef Varosi Open Rd 1 (March 15-17) 2013

74 players are playing in this typical Budapest weekend open. Entries are limited to FIDE under 2200 players, as this is the maximum rating for 90 minutes per game allowed by FIDE rules. 

The entry fee was 3,000HUF less 10% for the Budapest Discount Card that I bought. My ego took a beating as I saw my rating sank to FIDE 2009. When all the entries were processed, I started as the modest #13 seed.

There were two upsets in round 1(at least 2).

Here’s my rd1 game.

Yip,M (2009) – Pasztor,D (1491) 
King’s Indian Saemish [E87]
Josef Varosi Open (1), 15.03.2013


Position 1
White played the early middlegame very aggressively and quickly obtained two monster passed pawns. However, they are in danger of being blockaded and picked off. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

23..Qd7