Category Archives: Sydney International Open 2013

Sydney International Open 2013 Rd7-GM Horvath Ad(HUN)

TWIC 961

GM Horvath,Ad won a complex battle where eventually his four pawns for a knight won.


40.Nf1


Zhao Zong Yuan (2537) – Horvath,Ad (2509)
Sicilian Taimanov English Attack 8…Bb4 [B48]
Sydney International Open 2013 Sydney AUS (7.4), 06.04.2013


Position 1

White has a typical aggressive buildup in the opening. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

14…Bxb4


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Sydney International Open 2013 Rd3-Czebe, A(HUN)

TWIC 961
Czebe, Varga,Z and Horvath continued their tour of Australia with a stop in the Sydney International Open. GM Czebe beat a GM with a close to 2700 rating(again) and does not win the tournament. 

GM Van Wely could not overcome the burden of an inferior structure and eventually collapses.

More on Van Wely


Here is the feature game.


Czebe,A (2479) – Van Wely,L (2684) 
English 1…e5-5.Rb1 a5[A25]
Sydney International Open 2013 Sydney AUS (3.2), 04.04.2013


Position 1

The position is tense and requires precision handling. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

31.Rc1