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Politiken Cup 2013 Rd4-GM Portisch(HUN)

TWIC 977

Politiken Cup 2013
Veteran GM Portisch used subtle pawn structure management and eventually converted a N-B technical ending for the victory in the Politiken Cup.

GM Portisch,L

More About Helsingor, Denmark(Wikipedia)
Helsingør [hɛlseˈŋøɔ̯ˀ], also known by its English name Elsinore, is a city in Helsingør municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. 

It is known internationally as the setting of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The name is derived from *Hals meaning “narrow strait” and it referred to the narrow passage between what is now Elsinore and Helsingborg.

Prior to the Middle Ages it was just a marketplace where people sold goods, including women. About 1200 AD the first church, Sct Olai Church, was built. A number of convents once surrounded the church, but now all that remains is the church building, today the cathedral of the Diocese of Elsinore.

Portisch,L (2479) – Haugli,P (2287) 
Queeen’s Gambit Accepted 3.e3 e5[D20]
Politiken Cup 2013 
Helsingor DEN (4.19), 29.07.2013

Position 1

White voluntarily accepted doubled e-pawns earlier to control d4. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Rakosmente Open Rd1 1013-02

The renovated club hosted 49 players to start the tournament off. I won quickly as the number 9 seed, and headed back home quickly to nurse my cold.

The club now has two playing rooms and an analysis room with the prospective library.

Balla, Attila promised to bring his camera tommorrow, so there will be pictures coming soon.

Rd1 Results
The top players did what they were supposed to do.

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Name Name Result
Mihok, Laszlo 0 Kaloczi, Kristof 0 1-0
Szabo, Mihaly 0 Kovacs, Marton 0 0-1
Matuska, Miklos 0 Kovacsy, Barnabas 0 1-0
Czumbel, Peter 0 Suranyi, Pal 0 0-1
Orosz, Andras 0 Makrai, Bence 0 1-0
Eros, Janos 0 Bohati, Tamas 0 0-1
Uzonyi, David 0 Novak, Levente Peter 0 1-0
Forgacs, Andras 0 Andriska, Zsolt 0 0-1
Yip, Michael 0 Toth, Viktor 0 1-0
Ongut, Tamas Gunes 0 Bartuszek, Andras 0 0-1
Rajcsanyi, Peter 0 Kidd, Balint 0 1-0
Revesz, Hunor 0 Lakat, Gyula 0 0-1
Palczert, Miklos Dr. 0 Lakatos, Tamas 0 0.5
Chen, Xiao Hu 0 Fodor, Balazs 0 0.5
Papp, Laszlo 0 Viola, Gellert 0 1-0
Palczert, Botond 0 Safar, Istvan 0 0-1
Gazsovics, Bela 0 Karacsonyi, Kata 0 1-0
Bangha, Otto Peter 0 Muranyi, Geza 0 0-1
Ongut, Selcuk 0 Petak, Kalman 0 0-1
Viola, Arpad dr 0 Karacsonyi, Gellert 0 0-1

Here is my game.

TWIC 949(HUN-CAN) INDEX 2013-01-15

TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.

75th Tata Steel GpA  2013
Leko 1.5/3

75th Tata Steel GpB  2013
Rapport 2.5/3

IM Panjawani 1/2

Panjwani,R (2402) – Roberson,P (2357)
French Winawer 7.a4 b6[C19]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (3.132), 12.01.2013
 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4 b6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bd3 Nbc6 10.Nf3 Rc8 11.Qd2 0–0 12.Ng5 Ng6 13.h4 h6 14.Nf3 f5 15.Rh3 Qe8 16.Rg3 Kh8 17.a5 Nge7 18.axb6 axb6 19.Rb1 Rb8 20.Ba3 Ra8 21.Qc1 Ra5 22.Rxb6 Qa8 23.Bxc5 Ra1 24.Rb1 Rxb1 25.Qxb1 Rb8 26.Qc1 Qa2 27.Qa3 Qb1+ 28.Kd2 Ng8 29.Bf8 Rb7 30.Bxg7+ Kh7 31.Bf6 Be8 32.Qf8 Nxf6 33.exf6 Bg6 34.h5 1–0
Hamitevici,V (2440) – Panjwani,R (2402)
English Hedgehog [A30]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (4.122), 13.01.2013
 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0–0 a6 6.b3 d6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qc7 9.Ba3 0–0 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.Nc3 Rd8 12.Rfd1 Nf8 13.Rac1 Bd7 14.h3 Rac8 15.Bb4 Qb8 16.a4 Ng6 17.Ba3 Bc6 18.e4 Bd7 19.f4 Bf8 20.Qe2 e5 21.Nf5 exf4 22.Nxd6 Bg4 23.hxg4 Rxd6 24.Bxd6 Bxd6 25.g5 Bc5+ 26.Kh1 f3 27.Qxf3 Ne5 28.Qf5 Nfg4 29.Bh3 g6 30.Qf1 Nf2+ 31.Kg2 Nxd1 32.Rxd1 Rd8 33.Nd5 Rd6 34.b4 Bxb4 35.Nxb4 Nxc4 36.Nc2 Qe8 37.Kg1 Rxd1 38.Qxd1 Qxe4 39.Qd8+ Kg7 40.Qd4+ Qxd4+ 41.Nxd4 Nb6 42.a5 Nc4 43.Nb3 b6 44.axb6 Nxb6 45.Bf1 f6 46.gxf6+ Kxf6 47.Bxa6 h5 48.Kf2 Nd7 49.Be2 Kg5 50.Nd2 Ne5 51.Ke3 Ng4+ 52.Ke4 Nh6 53.Kf3 Nf7 54.Kf2 Ne5 55.Nf3+ Nxf3 56.Kxf3 Kh6 57.Kg2 g5 58.Kh3 Kg6 59.Bd1 Kh6 60.Ba4 Kg6 61.Be8+ Kh6 62.Bf7 h4 63.g4 Kg7 64.Bc4 1–0

Here’s one of Rapport’s wins from Tata Steel B

Rapport,R (2621) – Edouard,R (2686)
QGA 6.Qe2 [D26]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (2.4), 13.01.2013

Position 1
An interesting QN-QN ending was reached but then black loosen his position and later allowed a mate instead of a slow death.

White to Play