Category Archives: Mark Lyell

Big Slick IM Rd6-FM Lyell(ENG)

Big Slick IM
Budapest resident FM Lyell,Mark 4.5/9 and IM Meszaros(HUN) 4/9. Merry(ENG) got an IM norm with 7.5/9.

FM Lyell,Mark

Final Standings
Merry 7.5
Sarakauskas 7
House 4.5
Lyell 4.5
McClement 4.5
Olsarova 4.5
Meszaros 4
Rudd 4
Vogel 3
Bates 1.5

Meszaros,Gyula (2255) – Lyell,Mark (2238)
Dutch 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 [A80]
Big Slick IM (6), 27.06.2013

Position 1
White won a pawn early in the game but the conversion phase produced an interesting sharp ending. Black has just attacked Nb3 with 51…a4 in the sharp NN-R ending. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

51…a4
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Jersey Masters 2013 Rd9-FM Lyell,M(ENG)

Round 9

Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell scored 4.5/9 against a strong field. GM Hebden played a strong game against Lyell in round 9 and won after a nice massage combined with a strong passed d-pawn.

FM Mark Lyell


Hebden,M (2518) – Lyell,M (2227) 
QGA 7.Bb3[D27]
Jersey Masters 2013 St Clement Bay JCI (9), 10.03.2013

Position 1

White has a strong passed pawn and controls the play. The correct way to continue is not so clear. How should white continue?


White to Play
24..Rc8

Gibraltar Tradewise 2013

Here is Mark Lyell’s rd2 game. Lyell built up a fabulous position but unfortunately allows white to slip away.

FM Lyell,Mark(ENG)

Poetsch,Hagen (2437) – Lyell,Mark (2235)
Caro-Kann Advance 3…c5[B12]
Tradewise Gibratar Chess Festival 2013 (2.52), 23.01.2013

Position 1

Black to Play

20.f4


Gibraltar Tradewise 2013 Rd1

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Canadians at Gibratar Gibraltarchesscongress Pairings_results
3 Canadians are playing in the Masters group.

IM Piasetski


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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 Pts.
93 IM Piasetski Leon 2310 CAN 1 1
184 Fairbairn Stephen 2021 CAN 0 0
208 Agbabishvili Lali 1954 CAN 0 0

Hungary
3 Hungarians led by GM Hoang are playing.

GM Hoang Thanh Trang

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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 Pts.
52 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2469 HUN 1 1
91 WGM Rudolf Anna 2312 HUN 1 1
213 Lochte Szilvia 1923 HUN 0 0

USA
5 Americans are playing led by the veteran GM Gata Kamsky
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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 Pts.
2 GM Kamsky Gata 2740 USA ½ 0.5
22 GM Ehlvest Jaan 2603 USA 1 1
46 IM Zatonskih Anna 2491 USA 1 1
188 Hutton Jack 2017 USA ½ 0.5
225 Kang Leo J 1814 USA ½ 0.5

England
A massive group of English players including Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell are playing.

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SNo Name Rtg FED 1 Pts.
3 GM Adams Michael 2725 ENG 1 1
10 GM Short Nigel D 2690 ENG 1 1
17 GM Jones Gawain C B 2632 ENG 1 1
34 GM Gordon Stephen J 2533 ENG 1 1
57 IM Zhou Yang-Fan 2439 ENG 1 1
60 IM Trent Lawrence 2429 ENG 1 1
63 IM Houska Jovanka 2416 ENG 1 1
73 IM Quillan Gary 2398 ENG 1 1
99 Chapman Terry P D 2292 ENG 1 1
113 FM Storey Charles H 2245 ENG 1 1
118 FM Lyell Mark 2235 ENG 1 1
121 Spence David J 2226 ENG ½ 0.5
135 Jaunooby Ali R 2178 ENG 0 0
139 Byron Alan M 2167 ENG 0 0
148 CM Walton Alan J 2153 ENG 0 0
149 Burrows Martin P 2153 ENG 0 0
161 Cawley Paul F 2113 ENG 0 0
164 Mckenna Jason P 2110 ENG 0 0
174 CM Reuben Stewart 2054 ENG 1 1
180 Stewart Ashley 2040 ENG 0 0
182 WFM Grigoryan Meri 2025 ENG ½ 0.5
183 Hamer Martyn 2025 ENG 0 0
190 Spanton Tim R 2017 ENG 0 0
191 Hackner Oskar A 2015 ENG 0 0
210 Tranter Stephen 1938 ENG ½ 0.5
214 Openshaw David K 1923 ENG 0 0
216 Dennis Nigel W 1904 ENG 0 0
223 Wilson Matthew R 1827 ENG 0 0
231 Whatley Stephen A J 1717 ENG 0 0
233 Ramdewar Ishan 1658 ENG 0 0
237 Collins Andrew 1638 ENG 0 0
239 Williamson Ian 1602 ENG 0 0

e2e4 Brighton Open 2012-11 Results

Brighton Open e2e4 Brighton Nov 2012 Open

GMs Wells and Arkell shared first with 4.5/5 in the increasingly popular e2e4 weekend tournament series. FM Lyell got 3/5.

Rank Name                   Score Fed. Rating
1 GM Wells, Peter K      4.5     ENG 2488
2 GM Arkell, Keith C     4.5     ENG 2462
3 Jones, Steven A           4         ENG 1987
4 FM Sowray, Peter J     3.5     ENG 2362
5 FM Ledger, Dave J      3.5     ENG 2268
6 Player, Edmund C         3.5     ENG 2215
7 Seymour, Timothy P     3.5     ENG 2057

8 Kirk, Ezra                     3 ENG 2258
9 FM Lyell, Mark             3 ENG 2194
10 Murphy, Hugh W         3 ENG 2152
11 Myall, Ivan J                3 ENG 2092
12 De Coverly, Roger D 3 ENG 2038
13 Prior, Stephen C V     3 ENG 1993
14 Boardman, Jeffrey      3 NZL 1990

15 Lim, Zhuo Ren 2.5 MAS 2183
16 Tozer, Philip A A 2.5 ENG 2179
17 Maullin, Robert E 2.5 ENG 2138
18 Skulte, Christopher 2.5 AUS 1969
19 McCarthy, Damian 2.5 ENG 1879
20 Anderson, John 2 ENG 2179
21 Coates, David H 2 ENG 2085
22 WIM Maroroa, Sue 2 ENG 2055
23 Harnett, Robert J 2 ENG 2018
24 WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa 2 LTU 2010
25 Craft, Isaac 2 ENG 2005
26 Briggs, John Nicholas 2 ENG 1979
27 Kirk, Jason 2 FRA 1954
28 Payne, Matthew J 2 ENG 1952
29 Oyama, Akito 2 ENG 1866
30 Gupta, Arul 2 ENG 1730
31 Kouis, Marios 1.5 GRE 1851
32 Wood, Peter R 1 ENG 1947
33 Waters, Andrew 1 ENG 1918 *
34 Charpidou, Anna 1 GRE 1754
35 Lee, Shane 0.5 IRL 1842
36 Stone, Mark R 0 ENG 1615

Here is a key game between one of the winners GM Wells and Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell.

Wells,Peter K (2488) – Lyell,Mark (2194)
Queen’s Gambit Accepted(D26)
e2e4 Brighton Open Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, Eng (4), 11.11.2012
White played for queenside pressure with the IQP and black sacrificed an exchange rather than endure a passive defence.

Critical Position
White has big pressure going on the queenside but what’s next?

White to Play

FM Lyell(ENG) 4.5/9 at e2e4 Basingstoke Int Open 2012

Budapest resident FM Lyell(ENG) scored 4.5/9 at e2e4 Basingstoke Internatioal Open.

Basingstoke Country Hotel, Scures Hill, Nately Scures, Nr. Hook, Hampshire, England 

Ghasi,A clear first with 6.5/9. FM Lyell,M got 4.5/9.

1 Ghasi,A 2430 -1 +½ -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ -½ 6.5/9
2 Arkell,K 2456 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ +½ -½ -½ +½ 5.5/9
3 Ziska,H 2474 +1 -½ +1 -0 +1 -½ -½ +½ -½ 5.5/9
4 Hawkins,Jo 2511 +1 -½ +½ -½ +1 -½ +½ -½ +½ 5.5/9
5 Cobb,J 2423 +1 +½ -½ -1 +0 -½ +½ +½ -1 5.5/9
6 Hanley,C 2406 -½ +½ -1 +½ -1 +½ +½ -½ -½ 5.5/9
7 Eggleston,D 2337 -½ +1 -0 +1 -0 +1 +½ -½ +1 5.5/9
8 Player,E 2215 +0 -1 +½ -0 +½ -1 +½ -1 -1 5.5/9
15 Lyell,M(ENG) 2219 -0 +1 -1 +0 -0 +½ -0 +1 -1 4.5/9

  Mark Lyell 123people
Here is one of Lyell’s games
Lyell,M (2219) – Rudd,J (2335)
Two Knights Defence[C57]

e2e4 Basingstoke Int Open Basingstoke ENG (8.11), 31.10.2012
The situation on the kingside is rather tense. How should white secure his king?

White to Play