Category Archives: Neckar Open 2013

Neckar Open Rd2-GM Banusz, T(HUN)

TWIC 960

GM Banusz won a interesting Q vs RB ending in rd2 by overcoming a fortress attempt.

Banusz,T (2599) – Goebel,C (2236) 
Catalan Open 8.a4[E05]
17th Neckar Open Deizisau GER (2.10), 29.03.2013


Position 1

Black is hoping to hold by creating a fortress. What do you recommend for white?


White to Play

63…Ra8
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Neckar Open 2013 Rd4-GM Erdos V(HUN)

TWIC 960
GM Erdos got nowhere for the early part of the game but in the late middlegame, black loosen his position to allow Erdos to swoop in for the win.

Erdos,V (2636) – Zaragatski,I (2467)
Keres Defence 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nd2 c5 4.a3 Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 [A40]
17th Neckar Open Deizisau GER (4.4), 30.03.2013

Position 1
Black’s kingside is looking a bit loose. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play
36…Ne6

Neckar Open 2013 Rd4-GM Rapport R(HUN)

TWIC 960
GM Rapport used forceful piece play on the black side of a Caro-Kann to overcome resistance.

More on Rapport
From the Tournament


Interview(Hungarian Language)

Here is the feature game.
Forcen Esteban,D (2469) – Rapport,R (2646)
Caro-Kann Advance 4.Nc3 Qb6 5.Nf3 [B12]
17th Neckar Open Deizisau GER (4.3), 30.03.2013

Position 1
Black is up a pawn and is committed to a kingside attack but now Qg3 is under attack.What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

34.Rf3

17th Neckar Open Deizisau Rd3-GM Rapport,R(HUN)

TWIC 960
GM Rapport won the 17th Neckar Open on tiebreaks. Here is a nice win from round 3 in a Nge2 Nimzo-indian where Rapport had great coordination with the NN pair working with the queen.

Rapport,R (2646) – Fedorovsky,M (2392)
Nimzo-Indian 5.Nge2[E46]
17th Neckar Open Deizisau GER (3.4), 29.03.2013

Position 1
Material is even but white is pressing hard in a QNN-QNN position. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

39…Kh7