Category Archives: Liechtenstein Open 2013

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 Rd2-Muller Markus(GER); GM Farago,I(HUN)

Reader’s Submisssion
GM Farago conceded a draw in rd2 to Muller, Markus. Here is the game from Muller’s point of view.

Muller, Markus

Analysis by Muller,M-Thank you!

Liechtenstein Open 2013 Rd7-GM Farago(HUN)

More on Liechtenstein-The Tax Haven

TWIC 967
Veteran GM Farago ground out a tough victory in rd5. Farago went with the popular 6.Qc2 Anti-Meran but achieved nothing special from the opening.

Farago,I (2445) – Bezler,R (2206)
Semi-Slav 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3[D45]
31st Liechtenstein Open 2013 Triesen LIE (5.5), 07.05.2013

Position 1
White came back from a bad position and is now up a clear P. 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