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TWIC 948(HUN-CAN) INDEX 2013-01-08

Introduction  theweekinchess
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther

Hilton Master Open(Basel GER) 2013 schachfestivalbasel
GM Grachev won on tiebreaks.

Levente Vajda, Boris Grachev, Robin Van Kampen


Dem sympathischen russischen Grossmeister Boris Grachev gelang es auch dieses Jahr, das Turnier zu seinen Gunsten zu entscheiden. Seine Strategie war einfach und klar: Da als Feinwertung in Basel die Summenwertung zur Anwendung gelangt, ist es von Vorteil, wenn man die ersten drei oder vier Runden gewinnt, sollte man auf den Turniersieg spekulieren. Oder aber natürlich einen halben Punkt mehr erzielen als alle anderen. Grachev wählte den einfacheren Weg: Er gewann viermal nacheinander und konnte es sich dann erlauben, sich mit Remisen zufrieden zu geben. Doch es wäre beinahe ins Auge gegangen, in Runde 6 gegen Istratescu stand er am Rande einer Niederlage. Also war auch ein Quäntchen Glück dabei, doch dies wird für einen Turniersieg immer benötigt. Der Elofavorit Vachier-Lagrave gab zu viele Remisen ab und muss sich mit dem fünften Platz begnügen. Die Silbermedaille gewann Levente Vajda aus Rumänien. Nach seinem grossen Erfolg in Zürich eine weitere sehr starke Leistung! Bronze gewann der 18-jährige Holländer van Kampen, von ihm wird man in Zukunft sicherlich noch viel hören. Im Amateurturnier siegte Hans Grob vom Schachklub Liestal mit 6,5 Punkten aus 7 Partien…’ 
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1
Grachev,B
2688 5.5/7
2 Vajda,Le 2603 5.5/7
3 Istratescu,A 2654 5.5/7
4 Van Kampen,R 2581 5.5/7
17 Hansen,Eric(CAN) 2568 4.5/7

88th Hastings Masters  2012 hastingschess 2012-2013
Jones,G clear first 7.5/10. Panjwani,R(CAN) 5/8. Organizers did a great job-the tournament site has great pics.

The 88th Hastings Masters took place 28th December 2012 to 5th January 2013. Top seed Gawain Jones finished in first place alone on 7.5/10, especially important was a long grind until he found a way past Daniel Alsina Leal in round 9.’-TWIC

Sulskis vs Jones top pairing in the final Round 10

Photo © Dave Clayton

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1
Jones,G
2644
7.5/10
2 Gao Rui 2450 7.0/10
3 Sulskis,S 2550 7.0/10
4 Hawkins,Jo 2507 7.0/10
5 Kulaots,K 2581 7.0/10
6 Sumets,A 2638 7.0/10

XLII Rilton Cup  2012 Rilton

Krasenkow,M won with 7.5/9 Wenzel,B(CAN) 3/9.

Chessbase has a great report(Pics by Alina L’Ami)

Polish GM Michal Krasenkow with his prizes


The winner of the event was Polish GM Michal Krasenkow(2628), who scored 7.5/9 points and had a performance rating of 2769. The success was achieved by winning all of his first four games, as previously reported, then drawing three (against Shimanov, Smirin and Socko), and then winning the last two games, against Volodin with white and Rombaldoni with black…(more)- Chessbase Rilton Cup

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1
Krasenkow,M
2628
7.5/9
2 Shimanov,A 2630 7.0/9
3 L’Ami,E 2625 7.0/9
65 Wenzel,B(CAN) 2092 3.0/9

18th Bosnjaci Open  2013 Crochess
Delchev,A won with 6/7. Aczel,G(HUN) got 5.5/7 for shared 2nd.

Before the action

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Name FIDE Pts
1 Delchev,A 2616 6.0/7
2 Dizdarevic,E 5.5/7
3 Sedlak,N 2575 5.5/7
4 Fercec,N 2493 5.5/7
5 Saric,S 2418 5.5/7
6 Zufic,M 2439 5.5/7
7 Aczel,G(HUN) 2448 5.5/7
8 Sertic,Ru 2374 5.5/7
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TWIC 947 HUN-CAN Summary

21st Donau Open 2012
Veteran GM Horvath,Jozef came =2nd with 5.5/7.

GM Horvath,Jozef


1 Handler,L 2369 6.0/7
2 Horvath,Jo(HUN) 2539 5.5/7
3 Froewis,G 2399 5.5/7

12 Juhasz,Kr(HUN) 2343 4.0/7
29 Szabolcsi,J(HUN) 2387 1.0/3
46 Horvath,Re(HUN) 2042

ch-CAN Junior 2012 Cjcc 2012
Reported elsewhere in blog. IM Richard Wang won with 6.5/9.

Larrry Bevand(l) presenting the trophy to new champion IM Richard Wang(r)


88th Hastings Masters 2012(In progress)Hastingschess
1 Sulskis,S                2550 -½ +1 -1 +1 3.5/4
2 Vocaturo,D           2521 -1 +½ -1 +1 3.5/4
3 Alsina Leal,D         2511 -1 +½ -1 +1 3.5/4
4 Duff,R                    2114 -½ +1 -1 +1 3.5/4
56 Panjwani,R(CAN) 2402 +½ -0 +1 1.5/3

Groningen Open A 2012 Schaakstad Groningen

Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating
1 GM Andriasian, Zaven 7 ARM M 2605
2 GM Kovchan, Alexander 7 UKR M 2579
3 GM Ernst, Sipke 7 NED M 2562
4 GM Kampen van, Robin 6.5 NED M 2570
5 IM Pancevski, Filip 6.5 MKD M 2512
6 IM Hansen, Eric 6.5 CAN M 2539

XLII Rilton Cup 2012(In Progress)

1 Krasenkow,M 2628 -1 +1 -1 +1 4.0/4
2 Shimanov,A 2630 +1 -1 +½ -1 3.5/4
55 Wenzel,B(CAN) 2092 +½ -½ +½ -0 1.5/4

22nd North American Open 2012  North-american-openThe 22nd Annual North American Open was held at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.

GM Timur Gareev finished with an undefeated 8/9, a full point ahead of his nearest rival, to convincingly claim the title of North American Open Champion along with a prize of nearly $10,000 for his efforts throughout the week. FM John Bryant finished in 2nd place with 7/9, scoring a GM norm in the process, to claim a prize of $4704.

IM Zhanibek Amanov also scored a GM norm, finishing in a group of four players with 6.5/9, as well as taking the Under 2500 prize. FMs Yian Liou and Michael Bodek both scored IM norms.’

Bally’s Casino Resort-Las Vegas
Photo-Tournament website


1 Gareev,T 2663 8.0/9 2 Li Chao2 2670 6.5/9
3 Ramirez,Alej 2554 6.5/9
22 Cheng,Bindi(CAN) 2397 5.5/9
46 Behrooz Ebrahim-Shirazi 2036 CAN 4.0 /9
47 FM Jason Cao 2004 CAN 4.0/9

PAN-AM
GM Boros D(HUN)
IM Calugar A(CAN)
WGM Greeff M(RSA)

TWIC 946(HUN-CAN) INDEX

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther-theweekinchess

TCh-SVK 2012-13
GM Varga,Z had a good weekend winning both games. 

  • GM Varga,Z 2/2
  • GM Czebe A 1/2
  • GM Bokros A 1/2

Groningen Open A 2012 Schaakstad Groningen
Results have been reported elsewhere in the blog. Players of note are

GM Hansen E(CAN)
IM Piasetski L(CAN)
FM Lyell M(ENG)

GM Hansen E
FM Lyell M
Photos by Harry Gielen-Groningen Website
The Groningen tournament site has a fabulous collection of photos!

TWIC 945(HUN-CAN) Summary

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther. theweekinchess  

60th ch-HUN w 2012
Papp,Petra is the new Hungarian Women’s Champion, taking clear first with 6.5/9.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts
1 Papp,Petra 2254 * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 6.5/9
2 Gara,T 2377 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 6.0/9
3 Dudas,E 2243 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6.0/9
4 Rudolf,An 2322 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 5.0/9
5 Schneider,Ve 2306 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 1 5.0/9
6 Erdos,B 2185 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 4.5/9
7 Varga,Kl 2210 ½ 1 0 1 0 0 * ½ ½ ½ 4.0/9
8 Juhasz,Ba 2085 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 3.5/9
9 Goczo,M 2234 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 3.0/9
10 Ruszin,A 2133 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1.5/9

Papp,Petra

1st Korbach GM 2012
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts
1 Czebe,A 2481 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8.0/11
2 Svane,R 2371 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7.0/11
3 Meijers,V 2478 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.0/11
4 Zwahr,P 2303 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6.5/11
5 Pap,M 2521 ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5/11
6 Andersen,Mad 2464 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 6.0/11
7 Izso,D 2331 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5.5/11
8 Gutman,L 2498 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5/11
9 Poetsch,H 2458 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 5.0/11
10 Lampert,J 2288 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 3.0/11
11 Kearns,C 2103 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3.0/11
12 Vuckovic,Alek 2334 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 3.0/11

TCh-NED
Hansen,E won his first game.

Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012-13
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Name Points
4 Goczo,M 2/2
29 Madl,I 1.5/2
37 Lakos,N 1/2
68 Rudolf,An 0.5/3

First Saturday IM
Morin,Y(CAN) got 2.5/9.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts
1 Hou,Qiang 2345 * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5/9
2 Kislik,E 2361 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 6.5/9
3 Kantor,G 2306 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5/9
4 Szeberenyi,A 2331 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5.0/9
5 Grimm,D 2198 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.5/9
6 Lyell,M 2226 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 4.5/9
7 Kahn,E 2255 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 3.5/9
8 Boguszlavszkij,J 2208 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 3.0/9
9 Morin,Y(CAN) 2201 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 2.5/9
10 Szalanczy,E 2259 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 *
2.5/9

TWIC 944(HUN-CAN) Summary 2012-12

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther theweekinchess

Portuguese Supercup 2012
GM Spraggett,K(CAN) 1.0/1

Washington International 2012
Kamsky took clear first with 7pts.

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Rank Name Rating Pts
1 Kamsky,G 2744 7
2 Gareev,T 2658 6.5
3 Shabalov,A 2534 6.5
42 Hess,Peter(CAN) 1921 1.5

TCh-SLO
Ribli,Horvath,T, Horvath A and Ruck R

TCh-HUN
Bundesliga Week 5

The following events were already reported on else where in the blog so results were not repeated.

London Classic Open
First Saturday 2012-12

Here is game from Peter Hess from the Washington International, where he draws a master

TWIC 943(CAN-HUN) Summary 2012-12

TWIC is the massive ongoing work of Mark Crowther TWIC.
This is a partial summary of TWIC 943 Dec 4 2012. There were no games from the Panama Open II. I also did not repeat the WYCC 2012 crosstables.

62nd ch-HUN 2012
Berkes,F won with 7/9 and is the new Hungarian Champion.

GM Berkes,F

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Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Total
1 Berkes,F 2693 81 * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 7.0/9
2 Banusz,T 2580 155 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 6.5/9
3 Medvegy,Z 2561 89 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 5.5/9
4 Papp,Ga 2578 30 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 5.0/9
5 Erdos,V 2640 -38 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5.0/9
6 Szabo,Krisz 2541 -5 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.0/9
7 Horvath,Jo 2539 -3 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4.0/9
8 Prohaszka,P 2573 -80 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 3.5/9
9 Pap,G 2553 -146 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 2.5/9
10 Mihok,O 2451 -84 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2.0/9

CCSCSL GM Inv 2012 Saint Louis Chess Club CCSCSL Invitational

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis(CCSCSL) organized an GM and IM RR. Zierk,S, Sarkar,J and Neimer,V tied for 1st with 5.5/9. Boros,De(HUN) got 4/9.

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Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Total
1 Zierk,S 2475 62 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5.5/9
2 Sarkar,J 2414 130 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 5.5/9
3 Neimer,V 2411 133 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5.5/9
4 Priyadharshan,K 2408 97 ½ 1 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 5.0/9
5 Esserman,M 2445 17 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 0 ½ 1 4.5/9
6 Yang,Dar 2493 -35 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 4.5/9
7 Boros,De 2494 -75 1 0 0 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4.0/9
8 Finegold,B 2499 -81 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 4.0/9
9 Diamant,A 2481 -100 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3.5/9
10 Molner,M 2489 -151 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 3.0/9

CCSCSL IM Inv 2012
Bregadze,L and Brooks,M tied for 1st with 6/9

Action from early the early rounds
IM Levan Bregadze(l) playing WGM Anna Sharevich(r)

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Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Total
1 Bregadze,L 2361 58 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6.0/9
2 Brooks,M 2430 -18 ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.0/9
3 Kavutskiy,K 2301 82 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 5.5/9
4 Ulrich,Tommy 2206 148 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 5.0/9
5 Homa,S 2274 34 0 1 1 ½ * 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 4.5/9
6 Eckert,D 2247 25 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 0 4.0/9
7 Bartell,T 2418 -164 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 4.0/9
8 Young,An 2346 -124 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 3.5/9
9 Sharevich,A 2291 -62 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ * ½ 3.5/9
10 Agrest,I 2176 22 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 3.0/9

FIDE GP Tashkent 2012
Karjakin Sergey, Wang Hao and Morozevich Alexander finished in a 3-way tie for first with 6.5/11.

Mamedyarov,S(l) playing Karjakin,Sergey(r)
Photo-FIDE

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Rank Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2775 RUS 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
2 GM Wang Hao 2737 CHN ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
3 GM Morozevich Alexander 2748 RUS * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2786 ITA 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2764 AZE ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
6 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2696 UZB ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
7 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2741 UKR 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
8 GM Svidler Peter 2747 RUS ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½
9 GM Leko Peter 2732 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1
10 GM Gelfand Boris 2751 ISR ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0
11 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 4
12 GM Kamsky Gata 2762 USA 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 *

TWIC 942(HUN-CAN) 2012 Summary

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.theweekinchess

UNAM w Prelim A rapid 2012
Orlova,Y(CAN) got 3.5/20 in a strong field.

Orlova,Y

                                                          1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Alexandrova,O 2409 +1 **** ½001 11½1 1½11 111½ 1111 16.0/20
2 Nakhbayeva,G 2334 -41 ½110 **** 1½00 1101 1010 1111 13.0/20 112.50
3 Pina Vega,S        2332 -39 00½0 0½11 **** 101½ 111½ 1111 13.0/20 95.25
4 Van Weersel,A 2168 +50 0½00 0010 010½ **** 1111 1011 10.0/20
5 Rizzo,M 2054    -28 000½ 0101 000½ 0000 **** 0½10 4.5/20
6 Orlova,Y(CAN) 1961 +29 0000 0000 0000 0100 1½01 **** 3.5/20

UNAM w Prelim B rapid 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Guramishvili,S 2403 -68 ****     0111 0111 1½½0 0½½11111 14.0/20
2 Muminova,N 2349 -43 1000 ****      0½11 1001 11½1 1111 13.0/20
3 Videnova,I 2318 -24 1000 1½00 **** 1111 1100 1111 12.5/20
4 Umudova,N 2220 +21 0½½1 0110 0000 **** ½½1½ 1111 10.5/20
5 Partac,E 2086 +165 1½½0 00½0 0011 ½½0½ **** 1111 10.0/20
6 Esquivel de Leon,A 1965 -489 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 **** 0.0/20

UNAM w Prelim C rapid 2012
Gara,T(HUN)  came second with 12.5/20 while Botez,Alexandra(CAN) put in a strong effort in a tough field to score 7/20.

Gara,T


                                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Ordaz Valdes,L 2350 +30 **** ½110 ½1½½ ½0½1 1111 1111 15.0/20
2 Gara,T(HUN) 2377 -103 ½001 **** 0111 ½½½½0110 1111 12.5/20
3 Maisuradze,N 2315 -47 ½0½½ 1000 **** ½1½½ 1½1½ 1111 12.0/20
4 Andrenko,I 2233 -2 ½1½0 ½½½½½0½½**** 0110 11½½ 10.5/20
5 Botez,Alexandra(CAN) 2015 +134 0000 1001 0½0½ 1001 **** 0110 7.0/20
6 Toro Pradenas,M 2009 -52 0000 0000 0000 00½½ 1001 **** 3.0/20

2nd UNAM Open Section I 2012
Macieja,B took clear first with 8.5/9.

                                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Macieja,B 2609 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 +1 -1 +1 +1 8.5/9

Also playing were
Hansen,Eric(CAN) 2539 7/9
Hambleton,A(CAN) 2404 7/9 (and obtained the IM title)
Gara,T(HUN) 2377

CCSCSL GM Inv 2012
Chess activity is on the rise in the US.

For the first time, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will organize both a GM-norm and IM-norm tournament.– SaintLouis Chess Club

This tournament has just started.

                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Zierk,S 2475 +824 * 1                              1.0/1 0.00
2 Neimer,V 2411 +878 * 1                          1.0/1 0.00
3 Priyadharshan,K 2408 +885 * 1                 1.0/1 0.00
4 Boros,De(HUN) 2494 -13 * ½                  0.5/1 0.25
5 Diamant,A 2481 +13 ½ *                          0.5/1 0.25
6 Esserman,M 2445 -31 * ½                        0.5/1 0.25
7 Sarkar,J 2414 +31 ½ *                             0.5/1 0.25
8 Finegold,B 2499 -824 0 *                         0.0/1 0.00
9 Yang,Dar 2493 -885 0 *                            0.0/1 0.00
10 Molner,M 2489 -878 0 *                         0.0/1 0.00

62nd ch-HUN 2012
This strong tournament is in progress.

                                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Banusz,T 2580 +141           * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 3.5/5 7.75
2 Medvegy,Z 2561 +163           ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 3.5/5 7.50
3 Berkes,F 2693 +3                * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 3.5/5 7.25
4 Horvath,Jo 2539 +113           ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3.0/5
5 Erdos,V 2640 -75                ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 2.5/5 6.00
6 Papp,Ga 2578 -8                ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ 2.5/5 6.00
7 Szabo,Krisz1 2541 -19           0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2.0/5 5.25
8 Prohaszka,P2 2573 -109       0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 2.0/5 3.50
9 Pap,G 2553 -140                0 0 0 1 ½ * 1.5/5
10 Mihok,O 2451 -87           0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1.0/5

UT Dallas Fall GM Inv 2012
Calugar,A(CAN) got 1.5/9 in a tough field.

‘A wide array of talent will come together in this year’s round-robin event. On the UT Dallas team, warming up for the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship, will be Grandmaster (GM) Valentin Yotov, GM Cristian Chirila, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Conrad Holt, International Master (IM) Milos Pavlovic, IM Salvijus Bercys, IM Arthur Calugar and FIDE Master (FM) Tyler Hughes and FM Alec Getz. This is the first year that UT Dallas has had four of their own GMs in the tournament.’-UT Dallas

                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Chirila,I 2506 +167 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7.0/9
2 Sadorra,J 2546 +71 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 6.5/9
3 Iotov,V 2570 -1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6.0/9
4 Onischuk,Al 2676 -160 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5.5/9
5 Bercys,S 2418 +86 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5.0/9
6 Pavlovic,MilosM 2477 -18 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 1 4.5/9 16.50
7 Holt,C 2496 -39 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 4.5/9 15.75
8 Getz,A 2316 +82 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ 1 3.5/9
9 Calugar,A(CAN) 2312 -114 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1.5/9
10 Hughes,T 2289 -170 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1.0/9

Average elo: 2460 <=> Category: 9
gm = 6.30 m = 4.50

22nd World Seniors Open 2012
Piasetski,L 2298(CAN) was the top Canadian with 7.5/11.

                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Kristiansen,Jen 2429 -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ 9.0/11
2 Vaisser,A 2540 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -½ +1 +½ -½ +1 8.5/11
3 Sveshnikov,E 2507 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ -1 +½ -1 +½ 8.5/11
7 Piasetski,L 2298(CAN) -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ -1 +½ +½ -1 +0 -1 7.5/11

59 Zybura,Andre 1977 -0 +1 -0 +1 -0 +1 -0 +1 -½ +1 +0 5.5/11
62 Doubleday,W 2039 +0 -1 -0 +1 -0 +0 -½ +1 -0 +1 -1 5.5/11
76 Finlay,Ian 1902 -½ +0 -½ +0 +1 -1 +0 -0 +1 -0 +½ 4.5/11
104 Maheux,Pierre -0 +0 -1 +0 -½ +½ -0 +0 +1 -0 3.0/10

3rd Thanksgiving Open 2012
Boros shared first with 5/6.

‘The 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Open took place on 23-25th November at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The 6-round Swiss event was held in three sections – Open, U1800 and U1400, and is rated with FIDE. The Open section had 58 participants. Grandmasters Georg Meier, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, and Denes Boros, all members of the Webster University – SPICE chess team, shared the first place with 5,0/6 points each.’

Thanksgiving Open with Susan Polar looking on
Report and Photo –Chess.business-news-blog

1 Meier,Geo 2642 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 5.0/6
2 Boros,De(HUN) 2494 -1 +1 -1 -½ +½ +1 5.0/6
3 Priyadharshan,K 2408 -1 +0 -1 +1 -½ +1 4.5/6
4 Bykhovsky,An ISR 2513 -1 +1 -1 +½ -0 -½ 4.0/6
5 Diamant,A 2481 +1 -1 +½ -½ +0 -1 4.0/6
6 Kleiman,J 2371 +1 -½ +1 -0 +½ -1 4.0/6

TCh-HUN 2012-13 2012
The usual action.

TCh-AUT 2 Mitte 2012-13 2012
13 Csonka,A1 1.0 – 0.0 0.0 – 1.0 1.0/2
16 Kovacs,Ga2 0.0 – 1.0 1.0 – 0.0 1.0/2
17 Horvath,Sandor1 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5/2
19 Meszaros,T 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5/2
8 Flumbort,A 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/2
18 Gergacz,A 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 0.5/2
24 Pataki,G 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5/2
26 Hajnal,Z 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5/2

TWIC 941(HUN-CAN) INDEX

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther TheWeekInChess. The big event was the just completed WYCC in Maribor.

FIDE WCh Women World Cup 2012 WWCh Chess2012
GM Hoang was eliminated in round 2 of the KO.

GM Hoang

Hoang Thanh Trang 0.5
Kosintseva,T 1.5

WYCC 2012
Wycc2012.com
Chess-results WYCC Maribor 2012
Canadian Pictures FB TeamCanadaAtWYCC2012

WYCC BU18 2012
GM Swiercz D(POL) won with 9/11. Blium Benjamin played the role of the forgotten man in the super tough U18 Open but came away with a creditable 3.5/11.

Final Ranking crosstable after 11 Rounds
Rk. Name Rtg FED                          Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 Rp
1 GM Swiercz D 2611 POL             9.0 0.0 74.0 77.0 2655
2 GM Gabuzyan H 2500 ARM         8.5 0.0 74.0 79.0 2664
3 GM Cori Jorge 2531 PER             8.0 0.0 73.0 78.0 2588
4 IM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2456 POL 8.0 0.0 70.0 74.5 2537
5 IM Idani Pouya 2462 IRI               8.0 0.0 68.5 73.0 2552
6 Nagy Gabor 2408 HUN                 8.0 0.0 67.5 72.5 2552
7 FM Drozdowski K 2392 POL        8.0 0.0 67.0 72.0 2547
8 IM Kovalev Vladislav 2484 BLR  8.0 0.0 64.0 69.5 2449
106 Blium Benjamin 0 CAN              3.5 0.0 47.0 49.5 1818

Blium Benjamin

WYCC BU16 2012
IM Eliseev(RUS) won with 9/11. Four Canadians led by Sohal Tanraj tried to climb one of the mountains of the WYCC. Sohal did well to score 6/11 in a tough field. 

Final Ranking crosstable after 11 Rounds
Rk. Name Rtg FED                           Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 IM Eliseev Urii 2495 RUS              9.0 0.0 73.5 79.5
2 FM Girish A. K 2367 IND              8.5 0.0 72.0 78.0
3 IM Chigaev M 2457 RUS              8.0 0.0 71.5 76.5
4 FM Harutyunian TK 2334 ARM   8.0 0.0 71.0 75.5
5 Ladva Ottomar 2224 EST              8.0 0.0 66.5 68.5
16 Amstadt Aron 2273 HUN             7.5 0.0 61.0 65.5
49 Sohal Tanraj 2108 CAN             6.0 0.0 57.5 60.0
58 Semianiuk K 2102 CAN             5.5 0.0 60.0 62.5
85 Itkin David 2058 CAN                 4.5 0.0 57.0 61.0
96 Florea Alexandru 2013 CAN       4.5 0.0 51.0 53.5

Sohal Tanraj
Itkin David
Semianiuk K
Florea Alexandru

WY BU14 2012
FM Troff(USA) took first on tiebreak with 9/11. IM Wang(CAN) was =3rd. Preotu, Razvan(CAN) and Zsirai, Peter(HUN) did very well to get 7/11.

Final Ranking crosstable after 11 Rounds
Rk. Name Rtg FED                             Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 FM Troff Kayden W 2350 USA       9.0 1.0 68.0 73.0
2 FM Aravindh C 2311 IND               9.0 0.0 70.5 76.5
3 IM Wang Richard 2356 CAN           8.5 0.0 69.5 75.5
4 Saiyn Zhanat 2197 KAZ                   8.5 0.0 66.0 70.0
5 CM Petrosyan Manuel 2281 ARM 8.5 0.0 64.5 69.0

23 Preotu Razvan 2086 CAN  7.0 0.0 68.0 72.0
28 Zsirai Peter 2195 HUN  7.0 0.0 63.0 68.5
35 FM Antal Tibor Kende 2353 HUN 6.5 0.0 67.0 72.0
73 Plotkin Mark 1928 CAN 1276.0 0.0 55.5 59.5
78 Shi Diwen 1777 CAN 5.5 0.0 61.5 63.5
106 Doknjas John 1900 CAN  5.0 0.0 55.5
127 Thanabalachandran Kajan 0 CAN 4.5 0.0 50.0 52.0

Preotu Razvan
Plotkin Mark(l)

WYCC GU18 2012
WGM Goryachkina(RUS) took clear first with 9.5/11. Varga,K(HUN) was =3rd with 8/11. Lee Melissa put in a good effort and got 3.5/11.

Final Ranking crosstable after 11 Rounds
Rk. Name Rtg FED                                     Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 WGM Goryachkina A 2378 RUS             9.5 0.0 71.5 75.5
2 WIM Schut Lisa 2281 NED                      8.5 0.0 68.5 73.0
3 Severina Maria 2196 RUS                          8.0 0.0 72.0 77.0
4 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2269 VIE       8.0 0.0 65.5 70.0
5 WIM Varga Klara 2191 HUN                   8.0 0.0 65.5 69.5

74 Lee Melissa 1565 CAN                           3.5 0.0 45.5 48.0

Lee Melissa(r)

WY GU16 2012
WFM Styazhkina(RUS) and Rodionova Polina(RUS) tied for first with 9/11. Horvath(HUN) got 6.5/11. Kalyadina(CAN) got 6/11.

Final Ranking crosstable after 11 Rounds
Rk. Name Rtg FED                                              Pts.       TB1 TB2 TB3
1 WFM Styazhkina Anna 2113 RUS                    9.0       1.0 75.5 80.5
2 Rodionova Polina 2040 RUS                                9.0       0.0 69.5 73.5
3 WFM Xiao Yiyi 2136 CHN                               8.5       0.0 72.5 78.0
4 WIM Saduakassova Dinara 2297 KAZ              8.5       0.0 71.5 76.5
5 Lei Tingjie 2231 CHN                                           8.0       0.0 75.079.0
6 Imnadze Nato 2070 GEO                               8.0       0.0 67.5 71.0
7 WIM Khademalsharieh S 2303 IRI                   8.0       0.0 65.5 69.5
8 WFM Osmanodja Filiz 2206 GER                    8.0       0.0 64.5 69.0

30 Horvath IK 1846 HUN 6.5 0.0 57.5 62.0
39 Kalaydina RV 1934 CAN 6.0 0.0 61.0 64.5

Kalaydina(r)

UT Dallas Fall GM Inv 2012(In Progress)
Calugar,A(CAN) 1/6. The University has an outstanding chess program that Calugar is now part of on a scholarship.

1 Iotov,V 2570 -1 -1 +1 -½ +½ -1             5.0/6
2 Chirila,I 2506 -1 +½ -1 +½ -1 -½             4.5/6
3 Sadorra,J 2546 -1 +0 -1 +1 -½ +½             4.0/6
4 Pavlovic,MilosM 2477 +1 -½ +½ -1 +½ -½ 4.0/6
5 Onischuk,Al 2676 -½ +½ -½ +½ -½ +1       3.5/6
6 Bercys,S 2418 +0 -½ +1 -½ +½ +½             3.0/6
7 Holt,C 2496 +½ -½ +0 +½ -½ +1             3.0/6
8 Getz,A 2316 +0 -1 +0 -½ +½ -0             2.0/6
9 Calugar,A 2312 +0 +½ -0 +0 -½ +0       1.0/6
10 Hughes,T 2289 -0 +0 -0 -0 +0 -0 0.      0/6

IM Calugar,A

Fide Rating/Title: ELO 2308/IM
USCF Rating: 2453
Major: Computer Science
Scholarship: Chess I
Photo and bio UT Dallas Chess Team

22nd World Seniors Open 2012(In progress) Worldseniors2012 Chessdom
Piasetski,L(CAN) 2298 5.0/7

1 Kristiansen,Jen 2429 -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 6.0/7
2 Sveshnikov,E 2507 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ 5.5/7
3 Vaisser,A 2540 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -½ 5.5/7
4 Okhotnik,V 2433 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ 5.5/7
5 Rantanen,Y 2346 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ -1 -1 5.5/7
11 Piasetski,L(CAN) 2298 -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ -1 +½ 5.0/7

67 Zybura,Andre 1977 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3.0/7
69 Finlay,Ian(CAN) 1902 -½ +0 -½ +0 +1 -1 +0 3.0/7
86 Doubleday,W(CAN) 2039 +0 -1 -0 +1 -0 +0 -½ 2.5/7
97 Maheux,Pierre 0 0 -1 0 -½ +½ 0 2.0/7

At the Canadian Open 2009
Photo Chessbase Canadian Open (A fantastic article!)

FSGM Nov 2012
Szabo,Krisz clear first with 8/12

                                          1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Szabo,Krisz1 2541 -13 ** ½½ ½½ ½½ 1½ 1½ 11 8.0/12
2 Bakre,T       2481 -5 ½½ ** ½½ ½½ ½½ 1½ 1½ 7.0/12
3 Varga,Zo       2456 -5 ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½½ 1½ 10 6.5/12 38.00
4 Gledura,B       2336 +134 ½½ ½½ ½½ ** 10 ½½ 1½ 6.5/12 37.25
5 Hagen,Andr 2418 -19 0½ ½½ ½½ 01 ** ½½ 01 5.5/12
6 Arngrimsson,D 2386 -11 0½ 0½ 0½ ½½ ½½ ** 1½ 5.0/12
7 Kharous,E       2367 -84 00 0½ 01 0½ 10 0½ ** 3.5/12

Average elo: 2426; Category: 8
gm = 8.76 m = 6.36

FSIM Nov 2012
Liu Guanchu won convincingly with 9/11.

                                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Liu Guanchu       2233 +309 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 9.0/11
2 Massoni,M       2381 +56 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8.0/11
3 Kojima,S       2339 +29 0 0 * 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.0/11
4 Hou,Qiang       2289 +18 ½ ½ 0 * 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 6.0/11 29.75
5 Kislik,E         2413 -116 0 1 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6.0/11 29.00
6 Aryan,C         2051 +246 ½ 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.5/11
7 Szeberenyi,A 2347 -108 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.0/11
8 Holm,S             2274 -60 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 0 4.5/11 23.25
9 Wittmann,W   2245   -29 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4.5/11 20.75
10 Battey,A       2362 -190 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 4.0/11
11 Stigar,P         2290 -146 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3.5/11
12 Atnilov,M       2099 +23 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 3.0/11

FSFMA Nov 2012
IM Szalanczy,E clear first with 8/10

                                          1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Szalanczy,E   2237 +121 ** ½1 ½1 1½ 1½ 11 8.0/10
2 Schenkerik,C 2074 +147 ½0 ** ½½ 1½ 11 10 6.0/10
3 Farkas,R   2107 +71 ½0 ½½ ** ½½ ½½ 11 5.5/10
4 Juracsik,J 2157 -57 0½ 0½ ½½ ** ½½ 1½ 4.5/10
5 Egri,L2     2134 -65 0½ 00 ½½ ½½ ** 1½ 4.0/10
6 Atnilov,Bo 2118 -217 00 01 00 0½ 0½ ** 2.0/10

FSFMB Nov 2012
FM Mayer,I won easily with 9/10.

                                                    1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Mayer,I                 2047 +290 ** 1½ 1½ 11 11 11 9.0/10
2 Marcu,Simon         1901 +191 0½ ** 1½ 1½ 01 11 6.5/10
3 Csetneki,M         1834 +199 0½ 0½ ** 0½ 11 11 5.5/10
4 Burghardt,Michael xxxx 00 0½ 1½ ** 10 11 5.0/10
5 Tessedik,K         1893 -120 00 10 00 01 ** 0 2.0/9
6 Havaskori,L         1950 -327 00 00 00 00 1 ** 1.0/9

FSFMC Nov 2012
Nemeth,O clear first with 7.5/10. Mihajlova,D(ENG) clear 2nd with 7/10 with some very aggressive play.

Mihajlova,D

                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Nemeth,O             1790 -103 ** 01 ½ 1 01 11 11     7.5/10
2 Mihajlova,D         1445 +266 10 **   01 10 11 11     7.0/10
3 Schmidt,Wolfgang 1390 +185 ½0 10 ** 11 01 ½0     5.0/10
4 Merk,Andras         1498 +21 10 01 00 ** 0½ 11     4.5/10 19.75
5 Szalay,T                 1804 -345 00 00 10 1½ ** 11     4.5/10 14.75

6 Szabo,Mik             1342 -57 00 00 ½1 00 00 **     1.5/10

TWIC 940(HUN-CAN) 2012-11-13

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther-TheWeekInChess. This is a partial summary of results with Hungarian and Canadian players. The WYCC 2012  results will be summarized in a separate post as the TWIC results for many players are incomplete.

Bundesliga 2012-13
Acs, Ruck, Ribli and Banusz had a great weekend going 2/2.

                             3                 4
1 Acs,Peter         1.0 – 0.0     1.0 – 0.0     2.0/2
4 Ruck,R1 1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0 2.0/2
 9 Ribli,Z 1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0 2.0/2
11 Banusz,T 1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0 2.0/2
15 Balogh,C 0.5 – 0.5 1.0 – 0.0 1.5/2
26 Rapport,R 0.5 – 0.5 1.0 – 0.0 1.5/2
57 Erdos,V 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/2
72 Izsak,Gyu 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/2
77 Farago,I 1.0 – 0.0 0.0 – 1.0 1.0/2
113 Gonda,L 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 0.5/2

TCh-SVK
Varga,Z
Bokros,A

FIDE WCh Women World Cup 2012
Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) went through to round 2 but Khoudgarian,N(CAN) was eliminated.

Hou Yifan 2.0
Ranasinghe,S 0.0

Frick,D 0.0
Koneru,H 2.0

Muzychuk,A 2.0
Mezioud,A 0.0

Khoudgarian,N(CAN) 0.0
Zhao Xue 2.0

Lahno,Kateri 2.0
Mona,K 0.0

Castrillon Gomez,M 0.0
Kosintseva,N 2.0

Cmilyte,V 1.5
Aliaga Fernandez,I 0.5

Berezina,I 0.5
Sebag,M 1.5

Gunina,V 2.0
Gu Xiaobing 0.0

Ghader Pour,S 0.0
Cramling,P 2.0

Kosintseva,T 1.5
Davletbayeva,M 0.5
Soumya,Sw 0.5
Harika,D 1.5

Khotenashvili,B 1.0
Arribas Robaina,M 1.0

Abrahamyan,T 0.5
Kosteniuk,A 1.5

Ju Wenjun 1.0
Pourkashiyan,A 1.0

Romanko,M 0.0
Stefanova,A 2.0

Zhu Chen 2.0
Ziaziulkina,N 0.0

Lujan,C 0.5
Zatonskih,A 1.5

Pogonina,N 1.0
Matveeva,S 1.0

Foisor,C 1.0
Muzychuk,M 1.0

Danielian,E 1.0
Khukhashvili,S 1.0

Ovod,E 0.5
Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) 1.5

Krush,I 1.0
Li Ruofan 1.0
Kovalevskaya,E 1.0
Galliamova,A 1.0
Girya,O 1.5
Rajlich,I 0.5

Shen Yang 0.5
Huang Qian 1.5

Mkrtchian,L 2.0
Arakhamia-Grant,K 0.0
Bodnaruk,A 1.0
Javakhishvili,L 1.0

Dembo,Y 0.5
Khurtsidze,N 1.5

Cori T.,D 0.5
Ushenina,A 1.5

Zhukova,N 1.5
Guo Qi 0.5

Skripchenko,A 0.5
Socko,M 1.5

7th Kavalier Open 2012
                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Stanec,N 2515 -1 +1 -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ 6.0/7
2 Kilgus,G 2400 +1 -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ +½ 5.5/7
3 Weinzettl,E 2257 +1 -1 +1 -0 +1 -½ +1 5.5/7
4 Wilke,W 2249 -1 +1 -1 +1 -½ +½ +½ 5.5/7
5 Ernst,M 2214 +½ -1 +½ -½ +1 -1 +1 5.5/7
6 Kuntner,R2 2066 +1 -1 +0 -½ -1 +1 -0 4.5/7
7 Lechner,Marcus 1958 -½ +½ -1 +1 +1 -0 +½ 4.5/7
8 Heissenberger,A 2016 -1 +½ -1 +½ -0 +1 -½ 4.5/7
9 Suller,L(CAN) 1703 -½ +0 -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ 4.5/7

WYCC Open U18 2012

                                1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Gabuzyan,H 2500 +1 -1 -1 +½ +1 -½         5.0/6
2 Cori,J 2531 +1 -1 +1 -½ +½ -½                 4.5/6
3 Grigoryan,K2 2508 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ 4.5/6
4 Bukavshin,I 2505 +1 -1 +1 -1 +0 -½         4.5/6
5 Predke,A 2509 +1 -½ +1 -1 -1                 4.5/5
21 Nagy,Ga1 2408 -½ +0 0.5/2(Based on TWIC games) 

WYCC G U18 2012

1 Goryachkina,A 2378 +1 -1 +1 -½ +½ -1 5.0/6
2 Chumpitaz,A 2219 +1 -1 +½ -½ +1 -1 5.0/6
3 Brunello,M 2248 +1 -1 +0 -1 +½ -1 4.5/6
11 Varga,Kl 2191 -0 +1 -½ +1 2.5/4(Based on TWIC games)

FSGM Nov 2012

                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Bakre,T 2481 -3 ** ½½ ½ ½ ½ 1½ 1½                   5.5/9
2 Gledura,B 2336 +151 ½½ ** ½ ½ 10 ½ 1                   4.5/8 16.75
3 Szabo,Krisz1 2541 +57 ½ ½ ** ½ 1 1 1                   4.5/6 15.50
4 Varga,Zo 2456 +7 ½ ½ ½ ** ½ 1 10                   4.0/7
5 Hagen,Andr 2418 -95 ½ 01 0 ½ ** ½½ 0                   3.0/8 12.25
6 Arngrimsson,D 2386 -37 0½ ½ 0 0 ½½ ** 1                   3.0/8 10.50
7 Kharous,E 2367 -59 0½ 0 0 01 1 0 **                   2.5/8

Average elo: 2426 <=> Category: 8
gm = 8.76 m = 6.36

FSIM Nov 2012

                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Liu Guanchu 2233 +332 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1                 6.0/7
2 Massoni,M 2381 +55 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1                   5.0/7
3 Hou,Qiang 2289 +89 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 1                  4.5/7
4 Aryan,C 2051 +308 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½                 4.0/7
5 Kojima,S 2339 -10 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½                   3.5/7 10.00
6 Kislik,E 2413 -173 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1                   3.5/7 9.75
7 Wittmann,W 2245 -5 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½                 3.0/7 9.50
8 Battey,A 2362 -152 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½                   3.0/7 9.25
9 Holm,S 2274 -142 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 0                   2.5/7 10.25
10 Stigar,P 2290 -99 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½                   2.5/7 8.00
11 Szeberenyi,A 2347 -215 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½          2.5/7 7.50
12 Atnilov,M 2099 +70 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ *                   2.0/7

FSFMA Nov 2012

                                             1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Szalanczy,E 2237 +108 ** ½ ½ 1½ 1 11          5.5/7
2 Schenkerik,C 2074 +268 ½ ** ½ 1 1½ 1          4.5/6
3 Farkas,R 2107 +93 ½ ½ ** ½½ ½ 1          3.5/6
4 Egri,L2 2134 -35 0½ 0 ½½ ** ½ 1          3.0/7
5 Juracsik,J 2157 -91 0 0½ ½ ½ ** 1          2.5/6
6 Atnilov,Bo 2118 -760 00 0 0 0 0 **          0.0/6

FSFMB Nov 2012

                                             1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Mayer,I 2047 +708            ** 1 1 1 1 1             5.0/5
2 Burghardt,Michael xxxx       0 ** 0½ 1½ 1 1      4.0/7
3 Marcu,Simon 1901 +178    0 1½ ** 1 0 1          3.5/6
4 Csetneki,M 1834 +139       0 0½ 0 ** 1 1          2.5/6
5 Tessedik,K 1893 -88          0 0 1 0 **                   1.0/4
6 Havaskori,L 1950 -754        0 0 0 0                   0.0/4

FSFMC Nov 2012

                                             1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Mihajlova,D 1445 +370 ** 1 1 01 1 1                    5.0/6
2 Nemeth,O 1790 -229 0 ** 1 ½1 0 11                    4.5/7 10.00
3 Szalay,T 1804 -229 0 0 ** 1 1½ 11                         4.5/7 7.75
4 Schmidt,Wolfgang 1390 +147 10 ½0 0 ** 1 ½         3.0/7
5 Merk,Andras 1498 +39 0 1 0½ 0 ** 1                   2.5/6
6 Szabo,Mik 1342 -141 0 00 00 ½ 0 **                    0.5/7

38th Guernsey Open 2012

                                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Narciso Dublan,M 2535 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 -1 6.0/7
2 Hebden,M 2529 +1 -1 +1 -½ +½ -1 +1 6.0/7
3 Tischbierek,R 2468 -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ +½ -1 5.5/7
4 Mack,W 2283 +1 -1 +½ -1 +1 -½ -0 5.0/7
5 Houska,Jo 2398 +1 -1 +1 -0 +1 -0 +1 5.0/7
6 Norman,K 2190 -1 +½ -½ +1 -1 +1 +0 5.0/7
7 Dilleigh,S 2099 +1 -½ +½ -½ +1 -½ -1 5.0/7
8 Burrows,M 2108 -1 +1 -0 +1 -½ +½ -1 5.0/7
9 Purdon,C 2099 -½ +1 -0 +1 -1 +1 -½ 5.0/7
 10 Hillarp Persson,T 2556 +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ -0 +½ 4.5/7
11 Bakker,Joo 1982 +1 +½ -½ +½ -½ +1 -½ 4.5/7
12 Morin,Y(CAN) 2183 -½ +1 -1 +0 -1 +1 +0 4.5/7

TWIC(HUN-CAN) 939 2012-11-06

Introduction The Week In Chess(TWIC)
TWIC is Mark Crowther’s work. This is a partial summary. Tournaments featuring Hungarian, players resident in Hungary and Canadian players featured.

TCh-AUT 2012-13
Several Hungarian players participated with Erdos and Rapport doing the best with 2.5/3.

2 Erdos,V 1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0 0.5 – 0.5 2.5/3
11 Rapport,R 0.5 – 0.5 1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0 2.5/3
37 Balogh,C 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.5/3
38 Horvath,Jo1 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.5/3
49 Pinter,J 0.0 – 1.0 1.0 – 0.0 0.0 – 1.0 1.0/3
53 Farago,I 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/3
56 Prohaszka,P2 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/3
60 Horvath,Cs1 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/3
61 Juhasz,Kr 0.5 – 0.5 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 1.0/3
65 Hera,I 0. 0 – 1.0 0.0 – 1.0 0.5 – 0.5 0.5/3

Chigorin Memorial 2012
Areshchenko,A and Socko,B =1st 7.5/9. Almasi,Z 6/9 and Portisch,L 5/8

1 Areshchenko,A 2710 -½ +1 -1 +1 -1 +1 +½ -½ +1       7.5/9
2 Socko,B 2619 +1 -½ +1 -1 +1 -0 +1 -1 +1                   7.5/9
3 Shimanov,A 2599 -1 +1 -1 +1 +1 -½ +½ +½ -½             7.0/9
4 Demchenko,A 2610 +1 -1 +1 -1 +1 +½ -½ -½ +½       7.0/9
5 Jumabayev,R 2545 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ -1             7.0/9
6 Bartel,Mat 2635 -1 +½ -1 +1 -½ +½ +1 -½ +1             7.0/9
7 Akopian,Vl 2703 -1 +½ -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +½ -1             7.0/9
8 Eljanov,P 2681 -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 +1 -1 +½              7.0/9
9 Sasikiran,K 2680 +1 -½ +1 -1 +½ -0 +1 +1 -1             7.0/9
10 Grachev,B 2672 +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 +1 -½             7.0/9
11 Savchenko,B 2540 -1 +1 -½ +1 +0 -1 +½ -1 +1            7.0/9
54 Almasi,Z(HUN) 2707 +1 -0 +1 +1 -0 +1 -½ +1 -½       6.0/9
150 Portisch,L(HUN) 2495 -1 +½ -0 +½ -½ +1 -½ +1       5.0/8
(281 players)

12th Sautron Open 2012 Chessdom Sautron Iinternational Open
‘GM Mikhailo Oleksienko winner of the Sautron International Open Nov 6, 2012. The 12th Sautron International Chess Open was held from 27th October to 3rd November at the Phelippes Beaulieux Center in Sautron, France. 165 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event that was rated with FIDE and FFE. The prize fund was 7,000 EUR. GM Mikhailo Oleksienko from Ukraine took a clear first place with 7,5 points, leaving Grandmasters Alexander Zubarev and Aleksandr Karpatchev half a point behind. Maxime Lagarde shared the 4th place and earned his second GM norm.’

Final standings:
1. GM OLEKSIENKO Mikhailo 2539 UKR – 7,5

2-3. GM ZUBAREV Alexander 2583 UKR and GM KARPATCHEV Aleksandr 2458 RUS – 7,0

4-11. GM LE ROUX Jean-Pierre 2563 FRA, IM LAGARDE Maxime 2501 FRA, IM PANCEVSKI Filip 2482 MKD, IM KOZIAK Vitali 2503 UKR, IM RIFF Jean-Noel 2473 FRA, GM ULIBIN Mikhail 2529 RUS, GM RUSEV Krasimir 2549 BUL and IM BEDOUIN Xavier 2414 FRA – 6,5

12-26. GM GLEIZEROV Evgeny 2564 RUS, IM NGUYEN Chi-Minh 2392 FRA, FM IDER Borya 2394 FRA, IM COLIN Vincent 2407 FRA, WGM VIDENOVA Iva 2318 BUL, GM SERGEEV Vladimir 2475 UKR, IM MARHOLEV Dimitar 2326 BUL, LE GOFF Ronan 2108 FRA, VIDAL Llewellyn 2043 FRA, WIM MAKKA Ioulia 2119 GRE, WFM NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana, RABHI Chamss-Eddine 1992 FRA, IM PIASETSKI Leon 2298 CAN, GALLANT Aurelien 2110 FRA and GAYON Benoit 1974 FRA – 6,0 etc

4NCL 2012-13
IM Panjwani,R(CAN 2402) drew 2 GMs.

                                             1           2
1 Smerdon,D                     1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
2 Hebden,M                      1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
3 Cobb,J                          1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
4 Lalic,S                          1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
5 Chevannes,S                1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
6 Alfred,N                      1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
7 Zhou,Y                          1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
8 Franklin,S                     1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
9 Townsend,M                1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
10 Adair,J                          1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
11 McNab,C                     1.0 – 0.0 1.0 – 0.0           2.0/2
85 Panjwani,R(CAN)         0.5 – 0.5 0.5 – 0.5           1.0/2

e2e4 Basingstoke Int Open 2012
Ghasi,A clear first with 6.5/9. Lyell,M(Lives in HUN) got 4.5/9.

1 Ghasi,A 2430 -1 +½ -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ -½ 6.5/9
2 Arkell,K 2456 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ +½ -½ -½ +½ 5.5/9
3 Ziska,H 2474 +1 -½ +1 -0 +1 -½ -½ +½ -½ 5.5/9
4 Hawkins,Jo 2511 +1 -½ +½ -½ +1 -½ +½ -½ +½ 5.5/9
5 Cobb,J 2423 +1 +½ -½ -1 +0 -½ +½ +½ -1 5.5/9
6 Hanley,C 2406 -½ +½ -1 +½ -1 +½ +½ -½ -½ 5.5/9
7 Eggleston,D 2337 -½ +1 -0 +1 -0 +1 +½ -½ +1 5.5/9
8 Player,E 2215 +0 -1 +½ -0 +½ -1 +½ -1 -1 5.5/9
15 Lyell,M(ENG) 2219 -0 +1 -1 +0 -0 +½ -0 +1 -1 4.5/9

e2e4 High Wycombe October Open 2012
Three players at 3.5/5 so far. Lyell,M(Lives in HUN) has 2/5.

1 Sowray,P 2362 +½ -1 +1 -1 +0 3.5/5
2 Rees,I 2254 -1 +½ -1 +1 3.5/4
3 Varnam,L 2118 -1 +½ -1 +1 3.5/4
23 Lyell,M(ENG) 2219 +0 -1 -0 +1 -0 2.0/5  

Here is a game by the veteran Portisch from the Chigorin Memorial.

Portisch,L (2495) – Minko,V (2293) [A60] Chigorin Memorial St Petersburg RUS (8.51), 03.11.2012

Critical Position 1
The middlegame is well under way. What is the plan for white? How do you play?

White to play