Category Archives: Spanish

Arad Open 2013 Rd3-GM Czebe(HUN)

TWIC 978-Arad Open 2013
GM Czebe  came equal first with 7.5/9. Here is an interesting endgame battle from rd3. 

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Har Even,A (2093) – Czebe,A (2467)
Spanish Cozio 4.d4[C60]
Arad Open 2013
Arad ROU (3.21), 04.08.2013

Position 1
Black is more active in the RRN-RRN ending. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


Capablanca Memorial 2013 Rd8-GM Almasi, Z(HUN)

TWIC 964
The Berlin Wall Declined(4.d3)
GM Almasi won a complex defensive battle against GM Harikrishna,P in rd8.

Almasi offered to defend the Berlin Wall but white declined with 4.d3 preferring a complex middlegame. Almasi chose the fresh defensive plan of ..Re8 to support e5 while delaying moving the d-pawn and quickly reached an original position after 7…Bb6(diagram)


More on Harikrishna,P

Here is the feature game.

Harikrishna,P (2705) – Almasi,Z (2689)
Spanish 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0–0 6.0–0 Re8 [C65]
48th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana CUB (8.2), 29.04.2013

Position 1
White has sacrificed a rook for a quick knockout on the kingside. A precise defense is required. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


Tata Steel 2013 Group A

Here is Leko’s win in the Spanish over Caruana. Leko has 4/8 so far.

Leko,P (2735) – Caruana,F (2781)
Spanish 6.d3[C84]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (5.1), 17.01.2013

Position 1

Black has just blocked the position with 40…g5 and aims to hold the kingside by constructing a dark square defensive wall.

How should white continue the attack?

  • 41.fg
  • 41.hg
  • Something else

White to Play