Category Archives: King’s Indian Attack

FSFMB July 2013-Balla,A(HUN)

TWIC 976
RAC Team captain Balla, Attila was clear first with a convincing 9/10.

Balla, Attila(left seated)


FMB Final Standings

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts.
1 Balla Attila 1762 HUN * 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Lukacs Albert 1915 HUN 0 * 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7.5
3 Bacsi Andras 1860 HUN ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5
4 Engegard Odon Toth 1809 NOR 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Ghadiri Radmehr 1786 IRI 0 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 5.5
6 Gruz Janos 1820 HUN ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5
7 Bakos Viktor 1550 HUN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
8 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1847 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 3.5
9 Brassoi-Tarnovszki  1622 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 3
10 Al Faras Abdulaziz 0 KUW 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 2
11 Al Faras Thamer 0 KUW 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 * 0.5

Balla,A (1762) – Engegard,Odon Toth (1809)
King’s Indian Attack[A07]
FSFMB July 2013
BudapestHUN (1.5), 06.07.2013

Position 1
Black has a weak kingside. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

22…Nxe5

First Saturday Monthly Tournaments
Official WebsiteFS Entry Fees
Note that foreign pay substantially more and there are NO PRIZES. Hungarian players receive an unadvertised discount fee. Not generally known is that all fees are negotiable.

These tournaments cater to tourists. 

FMB Entry Fees-Foreign Players

Rating HUF EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 59,220 200 264.92 272.84
1500 1700 53,298 180 238.43 245.56
1701 1800 47,376 160 211.94 218.28
1801 1850 41,454 140 185.45 190.99
1851 1900 35,532 120 158.95 163.71
1901 2000 29,610 100 132.46 136.42

Standard Fee for Hungarian Players

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Rating
Low High HUF EUR USD CAN
Any Any 12,000 40.53 53.68 55.29

Budapest and Hungarian Tournaments
The normal entry fees in Budapest are quite modest and substantially lower than First Saturday. Also, all tournaments offer prizes but these are quite modest too.

For more information
Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing(Hungarian Language)
Budapest Entry Fees 2012(Scroll down to bottom of blog too)

One Game/Day Events
These are the hidden bargains of Budapest. There RRs for under 20 EUR just waiting to be found. The fee range to expect is,

Round Robins(For a FIDE 2000 player)

Round Robin Rounds Prizes Entry Fee
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23.1 22.9 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 17.67 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 Sept
First Saturday(FS)** 9-11 No 40,800 140 180.35 180.9 Monthly
FS Price for Hungarians* No 12,000 41.2 53.07 53.23 Monthly

*Unadvertised

** For details see Firstsaturday 2012-13 (Note-All prices negotiable. Location is in a hotel downtown and the tournaments run concurrently with IM and GM norm RRs.)

Open Tournaments(For a FIDE 2000 player)

Open 1 Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Perenyi Memorial 9 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Jan
Budapest Open 9 Yes 7,000 24.6 30.9 30.5 August
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TCh-AUT 2012-13 Rd5,GM Banusz T(HUN)

TWIC 957
The King’s Indian Attack can be tricky to defend against. 

In the feature game, Hungarian GM Banusz defends in classical fashion refusing to give any space advantage on either wing. After white tries to force the issue on the kingside, the defense sprang to life and energetically took over the game.

Bio GM Banusz chessnc
Hungarian Grandmaster (2011). Hungarian U16 Champion in 2005, Hungarian U20 Champion in 2007. 

Best results: 

  • Balaton IM 2004, 
  • 1-2nd; European U18 championship 2007, 3-4th
  • Vila de Sitges Open 2008, 1st
  • Hungarian Open 2009, 3-5th
  • Balaton Open 2010, 1st
  • Budapest FS10 GM 2010, 1-2nd
  • Tenkes Kupa Ozdi L Memorial 2010, 2-4th
  • Zagreb Open 2011, 2-6th
  • Zalakaros Open 2011, 2-6th
  • Porto San Giorgio Open 2011, 1st


GM Banusz,Tamas
Photo Scacchierando via Chessbase


Sommerbauer,N (2444) – Banusz,T (2580) 
King’s Indian Attack[A07]
TCh-AUT 2 East 2012–13 Austria AUT (5.1), 01.12.2012


Position 1
Black has successfully infiltrated white’s position and is looking for the next logical step. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

27.Re2

Bundesliga 2012-13

Here is a recent effort(TWIC 952) from the current Hungarian Champion GM Berkes. There are no big tactics, attacks or any kind of sharp play. Berkes keeps plenty of pieces on the board and pressed the queenside with a long massage.

The first gain was an extra square, and then after black tried an active defence, which then gave white a better pawn structure. Later black gave up a weak pawn which was converted nicely in a BN-BN ending.

Berkes,F (2679) – Spoelman,W (2541) 

KIA vs. Slav …Bg4[A07]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Emsdetten GER (7), 02.02.2013


Position 1
Black is defended actively with 19…Nc4. How should white continue?

White to Play

19…Nc4


Position 2
Black has just blocked the pin on Bf8 with 33..Be8. How should white continue?

White to Play

33…Be8

Position 3
White has won a pawn but the BN-BN ending is closed after 46..Nd6. How should white continue?

White to Play


46..Nd6


Hungarian TCH 2012-13

Here is a strong game from GM Berkes against veteran GM Farago,Ivan from the Hungarian TCh. The game features the strong technical endgame play of Berkes an his slow positional building style.

GM Farago,Ivan at the Arco World Senior Ch
Photo Chessbase

Berkes,F (2685) – Farago,I (2486)
King’s Indian Attack vs Slav Triangle with …Bg4[A07]
TCh-HUN 2012–13 Dunaharaszti HUN (4), 18.11.2012
This is an unspectacular game which on the surface contains nothing really remarkable. The game can be broken down into the following stages.

–12.Nxg6 fg creates a structural imbalance and gains the bishop pair for long-term chances

After 12…fg

-A general advance on the queenside
-The ending with 30..Qxb2? gave white all the chances
-Gaining the a-file,  the 7th rank and maintaining a rook on a7(32.Rba2)

After 32.Rba2

-33.Rxa8 eventually won a pawn and began the technical P+ phase conversion phase

The key endgame plan
-The play only on the kingside stage is of key importance. The key to breaking black’s position is to play 74.e5! to cut off the dark bishop from the g7 pawn and then play on the light square to infiltrate the kingside.

White to Play
Black has just played 73..Bb2

-76…gh? 77.Nxh4 is the straw that breaks black’s position. From here on white has the simple plan of pushing pawns and infiltrating on the light squares on which black is effectively fighting a piece down as the bishop lives in the wrong color universe

After 77.Nxh4