Category Archives: RAC Rakosligeti Club

RAC Team Season Ending Meeting June-7-2013

(Camera and gallery labels from Attila Balla; Pictures by Michael Yip and team)

Our last team meeting consisted of a blitz tournament and awards ceremony with refreshments. Our top team finished 6th in Division I while our second team earned a promotion from Division III to Division II. 

In the Monday evening league play, RAC was equal first after tying the final match 3-3.

I managed to take third in the blitz with a bit of luck. My haul for the season was two medals and a gift certificate for 3,000HUF for being the top scorer on the team with 8/11.

As usual, the season had ups and downs but the year turned out well as I continue to enjoy the world on Hungarian chess.

FM Mihok,L(left) Nadasi,B(Center) and Michael Yip(right)
Team Captain Balla, Atilla
Hard at work directing the blitz tournament

Michael Yip(CAN)
Guarding the refreshments-Oops,
I seem to have gained a bit of weight

Getting ready for action in the blitz tournament

Friendly chatting

Stenner, Jeno getting his first place prize for the blitz

Michael Yip again with one of two medals presented

Szepes, Tamas-one our big guns- getting his 
medal for 2nd in the blitz

FM Mihok(l) and FM Radnai,Adam(r)

Schreuder-Peters, Misja(NED) getting his team medal

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Szili,A

Board 6
Szili,András attends University but still has some time to play for out team. Lucky for me he had a car for the team match so Téglás and I got a speedy ride home.

Szili,András(back row left) thinking hard

Szili,András(right) and Téglás ,Balázs(left) just before the round

Szili,András (1935) – Nádassy,Attila (2039)
Scandinavian Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Qb6 6.c4[B01]
RAC-HORT (8.6), 01.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been pressing a slightly better ending. What should black do now?

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Bolyai,I

Board 5
Bolyai,I is on the RAC team for the Monday League but plays for another team in Division 1 play. He comes through regularly with win after win.

‘Actually, he(Bolyai), altogether with András Szili and with me(Nadasi), are from the same club, from the Sárkány Diáksport Egyesület. Bólyai plays for Sárkány III in the 2nd Div, but András Szili and me are playing in the 1st Div.’

Back row: Bolyai,I is on the right

Back row:Szili,András(left) playing Nádassy,Attila 

Al Rahaam,Mohamaad (2115) – Bolyai,I (2012) 
Scotch exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Qd3 [C45]
RAC-HORT (8.5), 18.03.2013

Position 1
Black is winning but find the big finish.

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Suranyi,P

Board 3
Reliable Surányi,Pál contributed yet another win for our team. Pal is also a nice guy and a fantastic addition to our team.

Téglás,Márton getting ready to play Surányi,Pál

The playing Hall. 
Board 3 is barely visible on the far left corner.

Téglás,Márton (2141) – Surányi,Pál (2147) 
Sicilian 4.Qxd4 a6 [B53] 
RAC-HORT (8.3), 18.03.2013

Position 1
Black has more pieces and more active pieces. Find the tactical blow for black!

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Nádasi,B

Board 2
Nádasi,Balázs was a bit busy before the match doing his normal duties up at the club giving chess lessons to his students. After the game he continued to do library duties as I browsed the club library.

Mészáros,Mátyás patiently waiting for Nadasi,B to arrive(he was finishing lessons)

Nádasi,Balázs (2161) – Mészáros,Mátyás (2205) 
Scandinavian 3…Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3 [B01]
RAC-HORT (8.2), 18.03.2013

Position 1

White has a lead in development and two active bishops while black lags in development.

White to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Teglas B

Semi-Final RAC-HORT SE
RAC’s new board one player,Téglás,Balázs, contributed a win right away.

Board one in the background
Szekeres,Róbert (left)-Téglás ,Balázs (right)

Szekeres,Róbert (2337) – Téglás ,Balázs (2221)
Slav 4…a6 5.Qb3 [D15]

RAC_HORT (8.1), 18.03.2013

Position 1
White has invested a piece for a kingside attack. How should black defend?

Black to Play


Budapest TCh 2012-13 Rd9 Results

Results Rd9 March 10 2013 bssz Budapest Chess Federation
My team RAC lost both matches.

Division I. osztály Lilienthal csoport
Barcza GSC I – Újpesti KSE 8:4
RAC I – Tabáni Spartacus II 4,5:7,5
Vasas SC II – Sárkány DSE II 3,5:8,5
Pénzügyőr SE III – Fabulon 3,5:8,5

Division II. osztály Bilek csoport
Barcza GSC II – Törekvés SE 3,5:8,5
MLTC III – Siketek SC 6:6
Sirály I – Pestszentlőrinc II 7:5
BEAC IV – Rákosliget 9,5:2,5
HÜSI SC II – Sárkány DSE III 9:3
A. Láng MKKE – Csepeli TK 4,5:7,5

Division III. osztály Szén csoport
Barcza GSC III – Sirály II 7:5
RAC II – Kőbánya SC II 5:7
BEAC V – Pestszentimre 3,5:8,5
HÜSI SC III – Sárkány DSE IV 8,5:3,5
SENSE II szabad

RAC Rakosligeti Team in BTCh

Pictures BTCh rd7 RAC I vs Sarkanye at RAC Club
Some of the pics. Thanks to Balla,Atilla for bringing the camera and team chocolates. We tied the match 6-6 in the end.

Kabai,Z(seated) with Kozak,A beside her

Kabai,Z(l) and Yip,M(r)

Players from Sarkanye Club

Just before the round