Category Archives: Slav

TCh-ROU 2013 Rd2-GM(HUN)

TWIC 982
Here is GM Erdos’s attacking victory in rd2.

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Erdos,V (2650) – Pop,A (2284)
Slav 4.e3[D12]
TCh-ROU 2013
Mamaia ROU (2.1), 01.09.2013

Positon 1
The attack is well under way. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

26..hg
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Liechtenstein Open 2013 Rd6-IM Izsak(HUN)

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The Liechtenstein Open was held in Triesen. Here is some background information.




TWIC 967
Izsak converted a tricky RR-RR ending that proved hard to analyze. White had more pawn islands and passive rooks but the position was not worse.

Izsak,Gyu (2445) – Sedina,E (2321) 
Slav 4.e3 Bf5[D12]
31st Liechtenstein Open 2013 Triesen LIE (6.4), 08.05.2013


Position 1
White has an extra pawn and is looking to covert it without allowing any counterplay. What to you recommend for white?

White to Play

48..Ke6

Gibraltar Tradewise 2013 Rd6-GM Hoang(HUN)

Here is GM Hoang’s rd6 win.

Hoang eventually ground out the win in a RRB-RRN ending that black came close to saving.

Hoang,Thanh Trang (2469) – Palencia,Wilson (2282)
4.e3 a6[D12]
Tradewise Gibratar Chess Festival 2013  (6.32), 27.01.2013

Position 1
White wants to push the a-pawn but cannot. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play

51…Rc7


Gibraltar Tradewise 2013 Rd5-GM Hoang(HUN)

Here is Hoang’s rd5 game against Shirov.

Shirov,Alexei (2708) – Hoang,Thanh Trang (2469)
Slav 4.e3 Bf5[D12]
Tradewise Gibratar Chess Festival 2013(5.13), 26.01.2013

Position 1
Black has just decentralized the knight with 15…Nh7. How should white react?

White to Play

15…Nh7

Perenyi Memorial 2013-01 Rd5

Here is my Rd5 game.

Yip,M (2065) – Takacs,K (1940)
Slav 6.Ne5 e6 [D17]
Perenyi Memorial (5), 15.01.2013

Position 1
Black tried to force the issue with an early piece sacrifice. Now, white’s king has been caught in the center. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

11…Qxe4

Budapest Xmas Open 2012 Rd2

More scenes from the tournament hall.

Photos-Thomas Heyl(Thanks!)

Here is my Rd2 game against Mark Medve.

Position 1
Black has some activity now and I have to make a critical decision. What am I playing for? and what do I play?

White to Play

30..Qe3