Category Archives: Karpos Open 2013

Karpos Open 2013 Rd3,GM Kozul Z-TWIC 958

TWIC 958

The 5.Qc2 has exploded in popularity in recent years and remains a hot topic. After reaching the position after 14…Nd8(diagram), GM Kozul played the thematic square clearing pawn sacrifice 15.e6!? at the Karpos Open and won a tense game.

14…Nd8

Here is the feature game.

Kozul,Z (2608) – Tesik,C (2366) 
Queen’s Indian 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2[E15]
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (3.29), 10.03.2013


Position 1
White sacrificed a pawn early in the game and obtained some pressure. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

22…Rc8

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Karpos Open 2013 Rd2, Peczely S(HUN)-TWIC 958

TWIC 958
Hungarian junior Peczely,S faced the solid Caro-Kann in rd2 and was slowly outplayed with an uncommon line in the 4..Bf5 variation. Black played the under the radar 12…a5!?(diagram) and played to massage down the queenside.

White fought back to an equal position only to blunder but the real value of the game is unearthing the 12…a5!? continuation.

12…a5


Here is the feature game.

Peczely,S (2072) – Bogdanovski,V (2444) 
Caro-Kann 4..Bf5; 11.Bd2[B19] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (2.55), 10.03.2013


Position 1
White has not achieved anything on either side of the board and it is black who is applying the pressure. White has just attacked Ng4 with 20.Qe2. How should black continue now?

Black to Play

20.Qe2

Karpos Open 2013 Rd8,GM Berkes F(HUN)-TWIC 958

TWIC 958
Anti-London System
GM Berkes shows another useful formation to fight against the London System. Black quickly launches the kingside pawns forward and storms the kingside. The key was …Nh6, to free the f-pawn for a quick advance.

13…Kh8


Here is the feature game.

Yurtseven,M (2135) – Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs …g6,Bg7[A41] 
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (8.32), 15.03.2013


Position 1
Black has sacrificed a pawn for the attack on the kingside. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

24.Bg3

Karpos Open 2013 Rd9(HUN) Standings

Rd9 Chess-result HUN
Peczely, Sebastian did very well with 4.5/9 to gain 22.5 rating points.
For complete standings see Canadachessnews Karpos-open-2013-rd9-standings

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SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. rtg+/-
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 HUN 5.5 -18
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 HUN 4 -28.35
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 HUN 5.5 6.6
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 HUN 5 4.65
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 HUN 4.5 22.5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd7 Standings(HUN)

Rd7 chess-results HUN
GM Berkes is back up to 4/7. For full standings see Canadachessnews Karpos-open-2013-rd7 

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SNo Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts.
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 4
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 1 3.5
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 4
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 4
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 3.5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd6 Standings HUN Players

Standings Chess-results HUN
Hungarian Champion GM Berkes,Ferenc dropped back to back games in rds 5-6 and falls to 3.5/6.

For rd6 standings see-canadachessnews karpos-open-2013-rd6-standings

GM Berkes,Ferenc


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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 HUN 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 3.5
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 2.5
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 HUN 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 3.5
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 3
141 Peczely Sebastian Z 2072 HUN 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 2.5

Peczely,S(HUN 2072) Beats GM at Karpos Open 2013

TWIC 957
Hungarian junior Sebastian Peczely collected a GM scalp at the Karpos Open in rd1. GM Malakhatko,V took some liberties in the opening and was punished in style. However, Peczely had to win the game twice after letting the GM off the hook.

More on Peczely

Sebastian Peczely at the EU Junior Ch
Video From the World U12 Ch




Malakhatko,V (2571) – Peczely,S (2072) 
English Symmetrical 5.a3 e6 6.Rb1 Nge7 [A36] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (1.23), 09.03.2013


Position 1
White’s king has been caught in the center. What do you suggest for black now?

Black to Play

19.Nd1

Positon 2
Finish white off.

Black to Play

33.Rc5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd2-GM Berkes,F(HUN)

TWIC 957

GM Berkes,F declined the invitation to a sharp Benoni/Benko and a sharp game and steered the game into a King’s Indian struggle with a closed position with and queenside vs kingside race.

Berkes,F (2702) – Battaglini,G (2436) 
Quasi King’s Indian by transposition[E10] 
Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (2.2), 10.03.2013


Position 1
The kingside attack is underway with black going all out with 26..g5. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

26..g5

Karpos Open 2013 Rd1-GM Berkes F(HUN)

TWIC 957

The first round GM vs. non-GM game in a big open will usually go unnoticed and be forgotten quickly. Here white tried the London System against the Hungarian Champion GM Berkes. Black responded aggressively with a King’s Indian with an anti-London twist that should be noted.

Anti-London System Method
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.e3 0–0 5.Be2 d6 6.h3 Nc6 7.0–0 Nd7!? 
With the idea of …e5/f5 to neutralize Bf4.

7…Nd7

The resulting queenless game was a nice example of complete tactical domination with white having an extra pawn but a horrible position.

Cherednichenko,E (2175) – Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs King’s Indian[A48] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (1.2), 09.03.2013

Position 1
The queenless phase has reached a sharp stage and precision is called for. White has just captured on a6 and is attacking e5 too. How should black respond?

Black to Play

18.ba

Karpos Open 2013 Rd4 Standings

Rd4 Standings
Official site Skopje-2013.chessmix standings
Results chess-results HUN

GM Yemelin, Vasily leads with a perfect score. GMs Berkes,F9HUN) and Hansen,E(CAN) are in a group with 3.5/4.

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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Yemelin Vasily RUS 2574 4
2 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2566 3.5
3 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2563 3.5
4 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2643 3.5
5 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2659 3.5
6 GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB 2644 3.5
7 GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2614 3.5
8 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2702 3.5
9 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2603 3.5
10 GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2538 3.5
11 GM Hansen Eric CAN 2557 3.5
12 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2615 3.5
13 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2614 3.5
14 GM Golod Vitali ISR 2564 3.5
15 IM Hamitevici Vladimir MDA 2444 3.5
16 GM Markus Robert SRB 2610 3.5
17 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2657 3.5
18 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2619 3.5

Hungarian Players
Apart from Hungarian Champion Berkes, there is a small group of other Hungarian players including Rudolf,Anna and promising junior Peczely, Sebastian.

See also FM Csonka, Balazs’s new blog FM CsonkaB

FM Csonka, Balazs playing at FS
Photo-his blog

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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 Pts.
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2702 HUN 1 1 ½ 1 3.5
80 FM Tesik Csaba 2366 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 2.5
89 FM Csonka Balazs 2319 HUN 1 0 1 0 2
96 WGM Rudolf Anna 2292 HUN 1 ½ 0 1 2.5
141 Peczely Sebastian Zsombor 2072 HUN 1 0 0 1 2