Category Archives: Papp Ga

Bosna Open 2013 Rd1-Papp Ga(HUN)

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TWIC 969
GM Papp slowly squeezed the life out of black’s position with simple moves. The attempted kingside action with …h5-h4-h3 came to nothing.

Papp,Ga (2582) – Bejtovic,J (2397)
SI Bind 9.0–0 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bd7 11.Qd2 Bc6 12.f3 a5 [B36]
43rd Open A Bosna 2013 Sarajevo BIH (1.7), 01.06.2013

Position 1
Rc1 is under attack. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


EICC 2013 Rd6-Papp Ga(HUN)

TWIC 966
GM Papp,Gabor won a nice ending in rd6 of the recent European Individual CC.

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Here is the feature game.

GM Papp massaged black down based on better pawn structure in a RB-RN ending.

Papp,Ga (2570) – Tomashevsky,E (2719) 
Caro-Kann Two Knights [B11]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (6.36), 10.05.2013

Position 1

White has the better pawn structure. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


TCh-HUN 2012–13 Rd9-GM Papp G(HUN) and GM Ilincic,Z(SRB)

TWIC 964

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be2 h5!?(Diagram)

GM Ilincic won a titanic defensive struggle with his pet line 6…h5!? The ..h5 restraining idea is now popular against the English Attack(6.Be3/f3 and g4) but here seems odd and out of place.
6…h5 flies under the radar and is unique to Ilincic.


Here is some background from Youtube on Ilincic.
(Ilincic is on the right.)

Ilincic Giving a Simul

Serbian Grandmaster (1994). 

Champion of Yugoslavia in 1992 (co), 1994 and 2000. National U15 Youth Champion. Won or shared first at Barcelona 1989, Oberwart 1990, Jagodina, Pale and Nis 1993, Belgrade and 1996, Novisad 2002. First Saturday 10/2004 and three more tournaments in Budapest in 2005 and in 2007, Ared Open in 2008, Kecskemet GM 2010, Suboticka GM 2010. 

A member of the Yugoslavian- Serbian team in the Olympiads from 1994 until 2002. Best ELO: 2577 in 1999.

GM Ilincic,Z
Here is the feature game.
Papp,Ga (2571) – Ilincic,Z (2450)
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be2 h5!?[B92]
TCh-HUN 2012–13 Budapest HUN (9), 21.04.2013

Position 1

Black will win the exchange but white has strong light square control and well placed minor pieces. What do you recommend for white now?
Black to Play


3rd HD Bank Cup 2013-GM Papp,Ga(HUN)

TWIC 959

‘Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has held Berkes Ferenc of Hungary to a draw, winning the trophy of the HDBank International Chess Championships in HCM City. 

With one point more than the followers, Liem entered the decisive game on March 24 with the Hungarian GM with confidence, forcing the No.2 seed to draw after 30 moves.

The Vietnamese player got a total of 7.5 points after 6 wins and 3 draws, and received a cash prize worth US$10,000. 

 GM Berkes,Ferenc(R) and GM Liem(l) 

In the previous two HDBank tournaments, Liem was selected No1 seed, but lost out to his Chinese rivals.

This year he delivered a brilliant performance, including a victory over Zhou Jianchao of China in round 7.

Meanwhile, other Vietnamese hopefuls such as Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, Le Tuan Minh, and Nguyen Duc Hoa were ousted from the top ten due to losses in the decisive games.

Lu Shanglei of China came in second with 7 points, followed by Zhou Jianchao of China, Paragua Mark of the Philippines, and Berkes Ferenc of Hungary, who all got 6.5 points.’ 

Feature Game

GM Papp,Ga won a nice attacking game in the 3rd HD Bank Cup on the way to scoring 5.5/9.

GM Papp,Gabor
Photo Chess-db

Here is the feature game.

Papp,Ga (2582) – Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2271) 
Sicilian 2.c3 g6[B22]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (1.7), 19.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. How should white continue?
White to Play