Category Archives: Koczo K

Sarkany-Aranytiz IM 2013-FM Torma,R(HUN)

IM Group
IM To and FM Torma shared first with 7/9. This result gave Torma his third IM norm.

The GM-IM groups
WFM Grigoryan Meri(ENG)

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM To Nhat Minh 2296 HUN * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 7
2 FM Torma Robert 2385 HUN ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7
3 IM Orso Miklos 2327 HUN ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5
4 Balint Vilmos 2216 HUN 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 1 5
5 FM Brustkern J 2227 GER 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 5
6 FM Lyell Mark 2219 ENG 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 1 1 ½ 4.5
7 IM Ianov Viktor 2314 UKR 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 3.5
8 Gal Tamas 2240 HUN 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 3.5
9 Koczo Kristof 2282 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2.5
10 WFM Grigoryan M 2052 ENG 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 * 1.5


Here is FM Torma’s rd7 game.

Torma,Robert (2385) – Koczo,Kristof (2282)
Caro-Kann 4..Nd7[B17]
Sarkany-Aranytiz IM
Budapest, Hungary (7), 23.08.2013


Position 1
Black took some liberties in the opening and now Kd8 is a wandering target. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

17…Kd8
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Frech Karoly Memorial 2013 Rd6-Koczo,K(HUN)

Koczo won clear first by 2 points with 7.5/9. Here is his rd6 game.

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Rank Name Score Rating TPR
1 Koczo, Kristof 7.5 2269 2355
2 Nagy, Aron 5.5 2140 2176
3 FM Juhasz, Bela 5.5 2222 2167
4 Kormos, Adam 5 2211 2131
5 Bodrogi, Mihaly 5 2109 2143
6 Stern, Tibor 4.5 2025 2109
7 Varga, Attila 4 2012 2067
8 Yip, Michael 3.5 2007 2031
9 Bodrogi, Laszlo 2.5 2036 1942
10 Zoldy, Robert 2 1975 1895

Thinking hard 
Photo-Zoldy,Robert

Action from the Open
Photo-Zoldy,Robert


Stern,Tibor (2025) – Koczo,Kristof (2269)

Caro-Kann Exchange 5..Qc7 [B13]
Frech Karoly Memorial 2013. Budapest,  (6), 2013

Position 1
Black has initiated forcing play. How should black continue?

Black to Play

18.Qe2

First Saturday FMA2 Koczo wins 8/9

Here is an interesting game from the recently completed FS FMA2 tournament. Usually non-norm tournament games do not get much attention. Here is an effort by one of the visiting Kuwait team members.

Al Hageri,B (KUW-1978) – Koczo,K (HUN-2221) 
Sicilian 4.Qxd4[B53]
FSFMA2 October 2012 Budapest HUN (7.3), 13.10.2012

Position 1
Mutual attacks are underway and black is further ahead in the race. How should the attack continue?

Black to play

Koczo completelydominated the tournament but the Kuwait player was the only one to take a point from him.

                                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Koczo,K                             2221 +139  * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1       8.0/9
2 Al Hageri,B(KUW)            1978 +327  1 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1     7.5/9
3 Farkas,R                            2112 +19    0 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1       6.0/9
4 Neuer,T                             2098 -46     0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1        5.0/9
5 Havaskori,L                       1933 +97    0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½       4.5/9
6 Kaufmann,Attila                 1941 +50    0 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 1      4.0/9 16.00
7 Jensen,Le1                         2050 -70     0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1       4.0/9 13.00
8 Laza,S                               2005 -60      0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1        3.5/9
9 Simkin,A                           1871 -112    0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * ½       1.5/9
10 Molnar,Ti2                      2002 -340    0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ *      1.0/9