Category Archives: TCh-AUT 2012-13

TCh-AUT 2012–13 Rd11-GM Acs,P(HUN)

TWIC 959
GM Acs,P won every game for rds 8-11. In round 11, he outplayed a GM with black from a harmless queenless position.

GM Acs,Peter

Bindrich,F (2545) – Acs,Peter (2586)
QGA 6.a4[D27]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 St.Veit AUT (11.3), 24.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been slowly making progress in the ending. What do  you suggest for black now?

Black to Play


TCh-AUT 2012-13 Rd5,GM Banusz T(HUN)

TWIC 957
The King’s Indian Attack can be tricky to defend against. 

In the feature game, Hungarian GM Banusz defends in classical fashion refusing to give any space advantage on either wing. After white tries to force the issue on the kingside, the defense sprang to life and energetically took over the game.

Bio GM Banusz chessnc
Hungarian Grandmaster (2011). Hungarian U16 Champion in 2005, Hungarian U20 Champion in 2007. 

Best results: 

  • Balaton IM 2004, 
  • 1-2nd; European U18 championship 2007, 3-4th
  • Vila de Sitges Open 2008, 1st
  • Hungarian Open 2009, 3-5th
  • Balaton Open 2010, 1st
  • Budapest FS10 GM 2010, 1-2nd
  • Tenkes Kupa Ozdi L Memorial 2010, 2-4th
  • Zagreb Open 2011, 2-6th
  • Zalakaros Open 2011, 2-6th
  • Porto San Giorgio Open 2011, 1st

GM Banusz,Tamas
Photo Scacchierando via Chessbase

Sommerbauer,N (2444) – Banusz,T (2580) 
King’s Indian Attack[A07]
TCh-AUT 2 East 2012–13 Austria AUT (5.1), 01.12.2012

Position 1
Black has successfully infiltrated white’s position and is looking for the next logical step. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


TCh-AUT 2012-13

Here is a recent game of GM Peter Acs played in the Austrian TCh. White gains a lead in development and manages to get a strong attack against black’s uncastled king.

Acs,Peter (2586) – Neubauer,M (2440)
3…Nd2 a6[C03]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 Graz AUT (6.4), 19.01.2013

Position 1
Black is still uncastled. How should white exploit this?

White to Play


TCh-AUT 2012-13 GM Ribli(HUN)

Here is an instructive game from veteran GM Ribli who grinds out a long R-R ending that is a theoretical draw but still is worth playing out.

GM Ribli,Zoltan(HUN)

Ribli,Z (2554) – Sebenik,M (2543)
Semi-Tarrasch [D41]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 Graz AUT (5.2), 18.01.2013

Positon 1
Black is a pawn down but kept the rook active. The kingside pawns have been arranged optimally after 35..h5 so if white tries to advance with h3/g4 black will trade off a pair of pawns with …hg and the draw will be one step closer.

How should white start the winning attempt off?

White to Play


Position 2
The defense is going as planned for black. The queenside pawns have been liquidated and now a set of kingside pawns will be liquidated. White advanced on the kingside and after 42.g4 hg, white must decide how to recapture. 

What do you suggest?

White to Play


Position 3
Black has been defending stubbornly for 87 moves now. What should black do now?

  • 88…Ke5 activating the king and attacking the e4 pawn
  • 88…Rg1+ forcing the king to retreat or go to the h-file and be marooned
  • Something else

Black to Play


Grunfeld Trends 2013-01(TWIC 950)

Here is a game from TCh-AUT (TWIC 950-Jan 22) with GM Erdos(HUN) defending the Grunfeld in the popular Be3 Exchange Variation.

Baramidze,D (2615) – Erdos,V (2640)
7.Nf3 c5 8.Be3[D85]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 Graz AUT (7.1), 20.01.2013

Position 1
After 20…Bf5, black seems to have a satisfactory position with the QBB pointing menacing at the queenside and Nb4 in support. What should white play?

White to Play


GM Erdos,V(2640) in the AUT-TCh 2012-13

From TWIC 939
Erdos scored 2.5/3 in the AUT-TCh 2012-13. One of his games is featured. Erdos is one of the many rising stars of Hungarian chess.

Brief Bio
Hungarian Grandmaster (2007). World U14 Champion in 2001. Hungarian U18 Champion in 2004.

Best results:

  • Zalakaros Open 2006,
  • 1-4th; Budapest FS06 2007,
  • 1st; Open championship of Hungary 2008,
  • 2nd; Neckar Open 2008,
  • 2-10th; Hungarian championship 2009,
  • 4-6th; Berlin GM 2009,
  • 1st; Balaton Open 2009,
  • 1-4th; Gibraltar Open 2011,
  • 4-17th; Zalakaros Open 2011,
  • 1st; Trieste Open 2011, 1st.
Erdos(left) vs Bologan(right) at Gibraltar 2011
Photo and bio- Echesspedia

Erdos,V (2640) – Bosiocic,Mari (2571)
3.f3 d5 Anti-Grunfeld[D70]

TCh-AUT 2012–13 Hohenems AUT (2.1), 03.11.2012

The ending has been reached and white is pushing hard. How should white continue? Improve the king? Open a second front on the kingside? Is there a hidden tactic? Or something else perhaps?

White to Play

Juhasz,Kr(HUN 2350) at the AUT-TCh Caro-Kann

Here is a game by one of Hungary’s promising young prospects-Juhasz, Kristof- played recently in the Austrian Team Ch.

Juhasz, Kristof

Rogic,D (2566) – Juhasz,Kr (2350) [B11]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 Hohenems AUT (2.4), 03.11.2012
The game has been tense. White held an initial advantage but black fought black. Again white got some pressure. What do you propose for white?

White to Play

GM Horvath,Ad in the TCh AUT 2012-2013

Here is an interesting game From the Austrian TCh

The following game can be examined under the following themes

  • Misplaced pieces
  • Light square weakness
  • Sudden alternation from flank to flank

Renner,C(2458) – Horvath,Ad(2485)
Sicilian Closed[B26]
TCh-AUT 2 Mitte 2012–13 Bad Schallerbach AUT (3.1), 21.10.2012
After a unspectacular beginning, it is time for black to come up with a suitable plan that meets the needs of the position. What should black be doing?

Black to Play

Black chose 19…Qe6 and transfered play to the queenside and the light squares to exploit the poor position of Nh3.