Category Archives: Philidor

Budapest TCh Rd11-The Season End

Round 11
Both our teams won today playing at home. RAC II will be promoted to division II for next season.

I. osztály, Lilienthal csoportHonvéd ASE – Újpesti KSE 8,5:3,5
RAC I – Barcza GSC I 8:4
BEAC III – SENSE I 9:3
Vasas SC II – Tabáni Spartacus II 4:8
Pénzügyőr SE III – REAC SISE 7,5:4,5
Fabulon – Sárkány DSE II 7:5


III. osztály, Szén csoportMLTC IV – Sirály II 2,5:9,5
RAC II – Barcza GSC III 10:2
BEAC V – ATTE-ARIS 8:4
HÜSI SC III – Kőbánya SC II 1:11
SENSE II – Pestszentimre 3:9


Division 1 Standings
RAC I finished 6th for a creditable performance in our first season of Division one play.

1. BEAC III 86,5 pont
2. Fabulon – 1st Saturday 83,0 pont
3. Honvéd ASE 75,0 pont
4. Sárkány DSE II 69,5 pont
5. SENSE I 69,0 pont
6. RAC I 68,0 pont
7. Barcza GSC I 65,0 pont
8. Tabáni Spartacus II 58,0 pont (8 meccspont)
9. Pénzügyőr SE III 58,0 pont (6 meccspont)
10. Vasas SC II 57,5 pont
11. REAC SISE 55,0 pont
12. Újpesti KSE 46,5 pont


Division 3 Standings
1. Kőbánya SC II 86,5 pont
2. RAC II 82,0 pont
3. Pestszentimre 78,5 pont (15 meccspont, egymás elleni eredménnyel 8,5:3,5)
4. BEAC V 78,5 pont (15 meccspont, egymás elleni eredménnyel 3,5:8,5)
5. ATTE-ARIS 60,5 pont
6. SENSE II 50,5 pont
7. Barcza GSC III 49,5 pont
8. MLTC IV 43,0 pont
9. HÜSI SC III 42,0 pont
10. Sirály II 33,0 pont
11. Sárkány DSE IV 16,0 pont


I closed out the RAC season with a quiet draw but a closer examination of the game shows how much of the subtle ending I missed.

RAC I won the match 8-4 and I also managed to get some pictures taken with our Captain’s camera.

Martin,B (2034) – Yip,M (1990) 
Philidor Wall[B07] 
BTCh (11.7), 05.05.2013

Position 1
Black has the better bishop and the more active knight. What do you recommend for black?
Black to Play 
21.h3
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Josef Varosi Open 2013-03 Rd6

Here’s my rd 6 game.

I drew with black against promising junior Varga,R in a long hard game. pressed with the bishop pair in a closed position but could not make anything happen. Varga already had 2.5/3 against FIDE 2000+ players so I was careful not to be the next victim.

Varga,R (1840) – Yip,M (2009)
Philidor 4.Nge2[B07]
Josef Varosi Open (6), 17.03.2013


Position 1
(Not a quiz position)
I tried as hard as I could to break white down but in the end could not. However, there was nothing there to be found as it was easier to get blood out of a stone than to squeeze a win out of this position.

White to Play

43.Be2


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Rd7 RAC-Sarkanye

BTCh Results Rd7 bssz (Budapest Chess Federation)
RAC I tied a tough match while RAC II had an easier time conceding only on draw to win 11.5-0.5. I did my best to get some pictures before the round started so hopefully these will materialize soon(I borrowed the Team Captain’s camera).

I. osztály Lilienthal csoport
SENSE I – Újpesti KSE 7:5
Barcza GSC I – Tabáni Spartacus II 7,5:4,5
HASE – REAC SISE 9,5:2,5
RAC I – Sárkány DSE II 6:6
BEAC III – Fabulon 6,5:5,5
Vasas SC II – Pénzügyőr SE III 2,5:9,5

II. osztály Bilek csoport
Siketek SC – Törekvés SE 5,5:6,5
Barcza GSC II – Pestszentlőrinc II 4,5:7,5
MLTC III – Rákosliget 6,5:5,5
Sirály I – Sárkány DSE III 5,5:6,5
BEAC IV – Csepeli TK 5,5:6,5
HÜSI SC II – Angyalföldi Láng MKKE 8:4

III. osztály Szén csoport
ATTE-ARIS – Sirály II 3:9
Barcza GSC III – Kőbánya SC II 2:10
MLTC IV – Pestszentimre 3:9
RAC II – Sárkány DSE IV 11,5:0,5
HÜSI SC III – SENSE II 6:6
BEAC V szabad

RAC I – Sárkány DSE II
More Photos BTCh Rd 7 Album or BTCh rd7 RAC I vs Sarkanye at RAC Club

Kabai,Z from Sarkanye(l) and Yip,M from RAC I(r) before the round

Kabai,Z and Kozak,A from Sarkanye


Here is my game from this morning where our team tie the match 6-6. I won a tense game where white was better for the early part of the game, but I had a bit of luck in the end and won.

Nadasi,B (2167) – Yip,M (2062)
Philidor 4.Nge2[B07]
BTCH Div I, 03.02.2013

Position 1
White has just forked the Q+R with 47.Nc4. What should black do?


Black to Play

47.Nc4

Perenyi Memorial 2013-01 Rd8

Here is my embarrassing rd8 effort.

I had the initial slight edge but managed to misplay the position in horrific fashion. 

Szoke,G (1922) – Yip,M (2062)
Philidor Wall[B07]
Perenyi Memorial (8), 18.01.2013

Position 1
Black has the bishop pair but white is threatening f4-f5 and then possibly g4-g5 when black would be under pressure on the kingside. How should black respond?

Black to Play

14.g3


Perenyi Memorial 2013-01 Rd4

Here is my Rd4 game.

This was a tough tactical battle that ended with a nice king hunt with opposite color bishops. White played the whole game without using Ra1.

Terbe,Zsuzsanna (1807) – Yip,M (2065)
Philidor 6.Ng5[C41]
Perenyi Memorial (4), 14.01.2013

Position 1
Black is clearly aiming at the kingside but the bluff has been called with 18.h3. What do you suggest for black now?

Black to Play

18.h3


Position 2
White’s king is being hunted. How should black continue?

Black to Play

32.Kb4


Budapest Xmas Open 2012

Final Standings
Mihalka, Zsolt took clear first as the top seeds dominated. I had the worst tournament of the year since January but managed to win both games on the last day to finish with 4/7.
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No. Name Score Rating TPR W-We
1 Mihalka, Zsolt 6 2183 2349 1.27
2 Dombai, Istvan 5.5 2183 2248 0.59
Bodi, Tibor 5.5 2046 2179 1.25
Gubics, Peter 5.5 2127 2160 0.43
5 Mester, Attila 5 2128 2150 0.33
Nemeth, Miklos 5 2095 2118 0.38
7 Marosi, Levente 4.5 2033 2070 0.51
Medve, Mark 4.5 1972 2059 0.99
Bodrogi, Laszlo 4.5 2059 2049 0.07
Csabai, Viktor 4.5 2024 1984 -0.07
Bartuszek, Andras 4.5 1887 1996 1.16
Czibulka, Zoltan Dr. 4.5 2053 1944 -0.65
Krstulovic, Alex 4.5 1845 1944 1.07
14 Balogh, Lajos 4 1989 1973 0
Kiss, Peter 4 2020 1962 -0.39
Szurkos, Andras 4 1805 1770 -0.23
Lakat, Gyula 4 1885 1832 -0.27
Yip, Michael 4 2074 1812 -1.92
Toth, Laszlo 4 1631 1799 1.23
Krizsany, Laszlo Sr. 4 1863 1873 0.27
Kovacs, Miklos 4 1527 2457 2.23
22 Palla, Akos Botond 3.5 1966 1906 -0.44
Szlenka, Attila 3.5 1785 1824 0.24
Karacsonyi, Gellert 3.5 1514 1806 2.31
Banhidi, Ferenc 3.5 1783 1776 -0.21
Bolyai, Istvan 3.5 2018 1811 -1.64
Csurgo, Jozsef 3.5 1750 1747 0.01
Koltai, Daniel 3.5 1503 1750 2.02
29 Szendeff, Miklos 3 1770 1846 0.36
Abraham, Lajos 3 1827 1612 -1.62
Kelemen, Lajos Dr. 3 1439 1591 1.11
Toth, Antal 3 1578 1731 0.76
Budai, Istvan 3 1683 1568 -0.82
Nemes Nagy, Peter 3 1515 1566 0.26
35 Papp, Laszlo 2.5 1815 1561 -1.86
Czimer, Jozsef 2.5 1745 1722 -0.36
Viola, Gellert 2.5 0 1724 1724
Kalman, Tamas 2.5 1575 1457 -1.01
Kovacsy, Barnabas 2.5 1538 1510 -0.27
Revesz, Mariusz 2.5 1623 1367 -2.03
Bella, Zsolt 2.5 1401 1529 0.82
42 Zsatkovics, Endre 2 1727 1504 -2.13
Wallis, Janos 2 0 1321 1321
Viola, Arpad Dr. 2 0 1527 1527
Horvath, Zoltan 2 1519 1519 -0.18
Revesz, Hunor 2 1386 1261 -1.01
47 Ronyai, Imre 1.5 1640 1479 -1.16
Koltai, Dora 1.5 0 1219 1219
49 Karacsonyi, Kata 1 1263 1299 0.08
50 Bayer, Jozsef Dr. 0 1700 782 -1.48

Here is my tough Rd7 win against Szendeff,M where I eventually won on time.

Yip(standing) checking out the game beside
Yip(standing) checking out the position as Szendeff,M is thinking in rd7
Photos Thomas Heyl(Thanks!)

Szendeff,M(1770)-Yip,M(2075)
Philidor Queenless Game[B07]
Xmas Open (7), 30.12.2012

Position 1
Black has won a pawn but it’s doubled and is attacking another(a4). White has the bishop pair and no obvious threats. What should black do now?
-19…N(either)xa4
-19…Nbd7 and occupy e5 immediately
-Something else

Black to Play

19.h5

Position 2
The game is going roughly as planned with black fighting for key dark squares, especially e5. How should black continue?

Black to Play

31.Rg6

Budapest Xmas Open 2012 Rd5

Here’s my rd5 game. I was winning for a large part of the game and then received a shock on the last move of the game.

Reader’s comments
You should at least say that 63. … cxb4 ?? is the Blunder. The answer 64.Qf7 would have been more striking…And your comment “wins the trapped bishop” is funny. Why on earth shall someone win this useless bishop?’-Thomas Heyl

Toth,A(1578)-Yip,M(2075)
Philidor[C41]
Xmas Open (5), 29.12.2012

Position 1
Black has a great positon. White is playing without Ba2 and has a completely static pawn structure. How should black continue?

Black to Play

51.Ne3

Position 2
Things look bleak for white. Black threatens …Qa3# and is a pawn up with a fantastic knight. What should white do?

White to Play

69…Ke5

(3am-Dec 30 2012: Analysis of late stages updated.)

Budapest Xmas Open 2012 Rd4

Here’s my round 4 game.

Karacsonyi,G(1514)-Yip,M(2075)
Philidor Ending[B07]
Xmas Open(4),29.12.2012

Final Position
Black is in check and facing the loss of a piece, politely resigned. During the post-mortem analysis, someone suggested that I should have played on. And they were right! Apparently I resigned in a winning position(or at least a non-resignable position).

Black to Play

32.Nd5+

1st Korbach GM 2012

GM Czebe,A won this GM tournament by a clear point with 8/11. Czebe,A travels the world far and wide. Earlier this year he won the Melaka Open in Malaysia.

GM Czebe,A with trophy winning the Melaka Open in 2012
Photo-by Kruttika Nadig and Najib Abdul Wahab  chessbase Melaka Open 2012

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts
1 Czebe,A 2481 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8.0/11
2 Svane,R 2371 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7.0/11
3 Meijers,V 2478 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.0/11
4 Zwahr,P 2303 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6.5/11
5 Pap,M 2521 ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5/11
6 Andersen,Mad 2464 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 6.0/11
7 Izso,D 2331 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5.5/11
8 Gutman,L 2498 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5/11
9 Poetsch,H 2458 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 5.0/11
10 Lampert,J 2288 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 3.0/11
11 Kearns,C 2103 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3.0/11
12 Vuckovic,Alek 2334 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 3.0/11

Here is a nice endgame featuring strong thematic play.

Vuckovic,Alek (2334) – Czebe,A (2481)

Philidor Ending[B07]
1st Korbach GM Korbach GER (9.6), 14.12.2012

Position 1
The ending is roughly equal. What should black do now? This is about planning and understanding, not tactics.

  • -Advance on the kingside with …g5
  • -Continue development with …Be6
  • -Play for the d4 outpost with …Ne6
  • -Something else

Black to Play

14…a5

Position 2
Black has some pressure on the d-file and a strong bishop but what’s next?

  • -Create a second front on the kingside
  • -Open up lines on the queenside with 30…c4!
  • -Get the king more involved on the queenside with 30…R8d7 then …Kd8-c7-b6 etc
  • -Something else 

Black to Play

30.Kc2

Kobanya Open 2012 Rd5

Here is my rd 5 game.

This game was packed full of tension, drama and mistakes. The game was finally decided late in the game with a time trouble blunder.

 

Palcert,M (1839) – Yip,M (2075)
Philidor Defence[C41]
Kobanya Open (5), 16.12.2012

Position 1
Early in the game white has achieved an original position with Qd3. How should black play?

Black to Play

 
9.Ne2
 

Position 2
Black has a beautiful good knight vs, bad bishop middegame.But what’s next?

Black to Play

38.Kf2
Position 3
Now deep in the ending after 69.Kc1 white has stopped the passed c,d pawns. How do  you assess the position?
  • Draw with best play
  • Winning for black
  • Winning for white
Black to Play
69.Kc1