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TWIC 1339

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

The IQP attack is a valuable structure. Here is an example of a typical attack

 

Nisipeanu-Yilmaz

Nimzo-Indian

Grandmaster Battle 2020 Rd1 Internet rapid

After 21..Bg7(Diagram)

The IQP underwent a transformation to hanging pawns

White wants to attack on the queenside but Black has some defensive resources like the Qd5/Bb7 battery aiming at g2 and central pressure

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Bg7

TWIC 1338 Nimzo-Indian

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

Vachier Lagrave-Nepomniachtchi

Nimzo-Indian 4.e3

Chessable Masters GpB Rd10.3

After 30.exd4(Diagram)

White just won a pawn and was counting on his king being safe

What do you recommend for Black?

After 30.exd4

TWIC 1337 Queen’s Indian

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

Dubov-Harikrishna

Queen’s Indian 4.g3

Chessable Masters GpA Rd3

After 46.Rg6(Diagram)

Rook endings can be tricky. What do you recommend for Black?

  • 45..Rc3 activating the rook by attacking the c4-pawn
  • 45..Kc7 securing the b6-pawn but leaving Rh3 tied to defending the h-pawn
  • something else

After 45.Rg6

Balaton Chess Festival Open 2019 Rd9

Round 9

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke 2452 1 – 0 6 Udvardi Zalan 2224
10
2 6
Geher Koppany 2295 6 1 – 0 6 Haszon David 2284
7
3 5
Goikhman Valentin 2301 0 – 1 6 GM Czebe Attila 2367
3
4 8
CM Miszler Levente 2268 1 – 0 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2371
2
5 17
Papp Bence 2135 1 – 0 Konyves Almos 2076
22
6 39
Lakatos Tamas 1911 5 0 – 1 5 FM Pasti Aron 2338
4
7 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy 2233 5 ½ – ½ 5 Pogany Zsombor 2145
14
8 21
Bernath Bence 2084 5 ½ – ½ 5 FM Forgacs Jozsef 2220
11
9 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij 2153 5 5 WFM Demeter Dorina 2069
24
10 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas 2143 5 1 – 0 5 Balint Vilmos 2143
16
11 31
Farkas Otto Jr. 1958 0 – 1 Juhasz Agoston 2195
12
12 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. 1946 1 – 0 Haszon Kamilla Sara 2062
26
13 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz 2050 ½ – ½ Matyassy Lazar 1931
35
14 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba 1989 4 0 – 1 4 Virag Balint 2134
18
15 34
Follardt Lorinc 1938 4 ½ – ½ 4 Kovacs Zoltan 2106
20
16 43
Haszon Abel 1830 4 ½ – ½ 4 Demjen Mark 1971
30
17 37
Zilahi Gabor 1925 0 – 1 4 AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank 1928
36
18 45
Csidey Csongor 1808 0 – 1 WFM Toth Nikoletta 2063
25
19 32
Ilyes Peter 1951 ½ – ½ Zoltan Andras 1843
42
20 51
Pasti Anna 1741 ½ – ½ Fodor Kornel 1917
38
21 40
Forgacs Andras 1901 + – – Terbe Peter 1700
52
22 41
Paluska Karol 1871 1 – 0 Bolyki Istvan 1818
44
23 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag 1598 3 0 – 1 3 AIM Daroczi Donat 2072
23
24 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor 1786 3 1 – 0 3 Pasti Zsombor 1648
56
25 48
Palczert Miklos 1765 3 1 – 0 3 Lazsadi Kerka Lilla 1648
55
26 59
Vegh Benedek 1536 3 ½ – ½ Nagy Bettina 1474
62
27 63
Toth Timea 1268 2 0 – 1 Dlauchy Peter 1689
53
28 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy 1762 2 1 – 0 2 Kellner Nikolaus 1685
54
29 60
Toth Lili 1500 2 1 – 0 1 Toth Fanni 1196
64

 

Rank after Round 9

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2452 8,5 53,0 44,0 2685
2 3
GM Czebe Attila HUN 2367 7,0 53,0 36,5 2455
3 6
Geher Koppany HUN 2295 7,0 51,0 37,0 2440
4 8
CM Miszler Levente HUN 2268 6,5 50,0 32,5 2322
5 17
Papp Bence HUN 2135 6,5 46,5 30,5 2262
6 4
FM Pasti Aron HUN 2338 6,0 52,0 31,5 2253
7 7
Haszon David HUN 2284 6,0 51,5 36,0 2321
8 10
Udvardi Zalan HUN 2224 6,0 49,5 30,0 2201
9 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2143 6,0 45,0 31,0 2233
10 5
Goikhman Valentin ISR 2301 5,5 54,0 31,5 2262
11 2
IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2371 5,5 51,5 31,0 2199
12 14
Pogany Zsombor HUN 2145 5,5 48,5 31,5 2225
13 11
FM Forgacs Jozsef HUN 2220 5,5 48,0 30,0 2160
14 21
Bernath Bence HUN 2084 5,5 46,0 30,5 2161
15 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy HUN 2233 5,5 45,0 28,5 2134
16 12
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2195 5,5 43,0 29,0 2134
17 22
Konyves Almos HUN 2076 5,5 43,0 27,5 2094
18 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. HUN 1946 5,5 43,0 25,5 2137
19 16
Balint Vilmos HUN 2143 5,0 48,0 29,0 2120
20 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2153 5,0 44,5 31,5 2169
21 18
Virag Balint HUN 2134 5,0 42,0 24,5 1989
22 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2050 5,0 41,5 25,0 1980
23 39
Lakatos Tamas HUN 1911 5,0 41,5 22,5 1982
24 35
Matyassy Lazar HUN 1931 5,0 41,0 23,0 2046
25 24
WFM Demeter Dorina HUN 2069 5,0 40,5 25,0 2007
26 36
AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1928 5,0 37,5 21,0 1967
27 26
Haszon Kamilla Sara HUN 2062 4,5 44,5 25,5 2005
28 34
Follardt Lorinc HUN 1938 4,5 43,0 22,5 2006
29 30
Demjen Mark HUN 1971 4,5 41,5 22,5 1893
30 25
WFM Toth Nikoletta HUN 2063 4,5 40,0 22,5 1929
31 40
Forgacs Andras HUN 1901 4,5 39,0 20,0 1896
32 20
Kovacs Zoltan HUN 2106 4,5 38,5 22,5 1837
33 31
Farkas Otto Jr. HUN 1958 4,5 36,5 24,5 1909
34 43
Haszon Abel HUN 1830 4,5 36,5 21,5 1928
35 41
Paluska Karol SVK 1871 4,5 34,5 20,0 1806
36 19
FM Kincs Imre HUN 2115 4,0 46,5 27,0 2095
37 38
Fodor Kornel HUN 1917 4,0 44,5 22,0 1978
38 51
Pasti Anna HUN 1741 4,0 41,5 20,5 1963
39 28
Trajber Csaba Dr. HUN 2018 4,0 40,5 23,0 1869
40 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba HUN 1989 4,0 40,0 23,5 1900
41 42
Zoltan Andras HUN 1843 4,0 38,0 20,0 1847
42 32
Ilyes Peter NOR 1951 4,0 37,5 19,0 1820
43 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor HUN 1786 4,0 37,0 18,0 1788
44 48
Palczert Miklos HUN 1765 4,0 35,0 14,5 1721
45 23
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 2072 4,0 31,5 13,0 1631
46 45
Csidey Csongor HUN 1808 3,5 41,5 21,0 1931
47 52
Terbe Peter HUN 1700 3,5 38,5 17,5 1865
48 44
Bolyki Istvan HUN 1818 3,5 36,5 21,0 1813
49 50
Buri Petra Zsuzsanna HUN 1745 3,5 36,5 17,5 1855
50 59
Vegh Benedek HUN 1536 3,5 36,0 17,5 1770
51 53
Dlauchy Peter HUN 1689 3,5 36,0 13,0 1736
52 37
Zilahi Gabor HUN 1925 3,5 34,0 14,5 1663
53 56
Pasti Zsombor HUN 1648 3,0 39,5 15,0 1729
54 55
Lazsadi Kerka Lilla HUN 1648 3,0 35,5 16,0 1754
55 57
Buri Kata HUN 1608 3,0 34,5 14,0 1729
56 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag HUN 1598 3,0 30,5 15,0 1634
57 60
Toth Lili HUN 1500 3,0 30,5 12,0 1633
58 61
Palczert Hajnalka HUN 1495 3,0 30,5 9,5 1583
59 62
Nagy Bettina HUN 1474 3,0 29,5 11,0 1567
60 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1762 3,0 27,0 10,0 1531
61 47
Szabo Levente Jr. HUN 1770 2,0 33,0 12,0 1623
62 54
Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1685 2,0 32,0 12,0 1379
63 63
Toth Timea HUN 1268 2,0 24,5 7,0 1326
64 64
Toth Fanni HUN 1196 1,0 26,5 4,0 852

Balaton Chess Festival Open 2019 Rd8

Rank after Round 8

IM Mendonca Leon Luke has 7.5/8 and a massive lead going into the last round

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2452 7,5 42,5 35,5 2687
2 3
GM Czebe Attila HUN 2367 6,0 42,5 29,5 2420
3 6
Geher Koppany HUN 2295 6,0 41,5 30,0 2406
4 7
Haszon David HUN 2284 6,0 40,5 30,0 2377
5 10
Udvardi Zalan HUN 2224 6,0 36,5 24,0 2222
6 8
CM Miszler Levente HUN 2268 5,5 41,5 26,0 2270
7 5
Goikhman Valentin ISR 2301 5,5 40,5 26,0 2300
8 2
IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2371 5,5 38,0 25,5 2242
9 17
Papp Bence HUN 2135 5,5 36,0 24,0 2240
10 22
Konyves Almos HUN 2076 5,5 32,5 22,0 2140
11 4
FM Pasti Aron HUN 2338 5,0 42,5 25,5 2250
12 14
Pogany Zsombor HUN 2145 5,0 40,0 26,0 2229
13 16
Balint Vilmos HUN 2143 5,0 39,0 24,0 2164
14 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2143 5,0 37,5 25,0 2198
15 11
FM Forgacs Jozsef HUN 2220 5,0 37,0 24,5 2174
16 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2153 5,0 36,5 26,5 2169
17 21
Bernath Bence HUN 2084 5,0 36,5 25,0 2159
18 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy HUN 2233 5,0 36,0 23,0 2138
19 24
WFM Demeter Dorina HUN 2069 5,0 33,0 20,0 2007
20 39
Lakatos Tamas HUN 1911 5,0 30,5 17,5 1984
21 12
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2195 4,5 36,0 23,5 2110
22 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. HUN 1946 4,5 36,0 20,0 2100
23 26
Haszon Kamilla Sara HUN 2062 4,5 34,5 21,0 2056
24 35
Matyassy Lazar HUN 1931 4,5 32,0 18,0 2040
25 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2050 4,5 31,5 20,0 1980
26 31
Farkas Otto Jr. HUN 1958 4,5 29,0 20,0 1916
27 19
FM Kincs Imre HUN 2115 4,0 38,0 23,0 2095
28 34
Follardt Lorinc HUN 1938 4,0 34,5 18,0 1994
29 18
Virag Balint HUN 2134 4,0 33,5 19,5 1941
30 30
Demjen Mark HUN 1971 4,0 32,0 18,0 1901
31 28
Trajber Csaba Dr. HUN 2018 4,0 31,0 19,0 1869
32 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba HUN 1989 4,0 30,5 19,5 1919
33 20
Kovacs Zoltan HUN 2106 4,0 30,5 18,0 1824
34 36
AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1928 4,0 29,5 16,0 1923
35 43
Haszon Abel HUN 1830 4,0 28,0 17,0 1923
36 38
Fodor Kornel HUN 1917 3,5 37,5 18,0 2013
37 45
Csidey Csongor HUN 1808 3,5 33,5 17,5 1962
38 25
WFM Toth Nikoletta HUN 2063 3,5 33,0 18,0 1902
39 51
Pasti Anna HUN 1741 3,5 32,5 16,5 1974
40 40
Forgacs Andras HUN 1901 3,5 31,5 15,5 1896
41 44
Bolyki Istvan HUN 1818 3,5 30,5 17,5 1853
42 42
Zoltan Andras HUN 1843 3,5 30,5 16,0 1840
43 32
Ilyes Peter NOR 1951 3,5 30,5 15,0 1823
44 41
Paluska Karol SVK 1871 3,5 29,0 15,5 1761
45 52
Terbe Peter HUN 1700 3,5 29,0 14,0 1865
46 50
Buri Petra Zsuzsanna HUN 1745 3,5 29,0 14,0 1855
47 37
Zilahi Gabor HUN 1925 3,5 25,0 11,0 1677
48 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor HUN 1786 3,0 29,5 14,0 1767
49 56
Pasti Zsombor HUN 1648 3,0 29,5 12,0 1775
50 59
Vegh Benedek HUN 1536 3,0 29,0 14,0 1810
51 55
Lazsadi Kerka Lilla HUN 1648 3,0 28,0 13,0 1806
52 57
Buri Kata HUN 1608 3,0 27,5 11,0 1729
53 48
Palczert Miklos HUN 1765 3,0 27,0 10,5 1681
54 23
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 2072 3,0 23,5 9,0 1586
55 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag HUN 1598 3,0 22,0 12,0 1633
56 53
Dlauchy Peter HUN 1689 2,5 30,5 9,5 1743
57 62
Nagy Bettina HUN 1474 2,5 23,0 8,0 1570
58 47
Szabo Levente Jr. HUN 1770 2,0 27,5 10,0 1623
59 54
Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1685 2,0 26,5 10,0 1383
60 60
Toth Lili HUN 1500 2,0 25,0 9,0 1635
61 61
Palczert Hajnalka HUN 1495 2,0 23,5 6,5 1583
62 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1762 2,0 22,0 7,0 1459
63 63
Toth Timea HUN 1268 2,0 18,5 5,0 1333
64 64
Toth Fanni HUN 1196 1,0 20,5 3,0 874

New Books 2020-06

Now available from NIC

The Powerful Impact of Engines-Tukmakov

 

My Chess World-Navara

 

Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess Vol 2-Ipatov

The Caro-Kann Revisited-Rambaldi

TWIC 1336 Caro-Kann

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

Caruana was successful with the Caro-Kann this week in rapid play

 

After 23.cxd4(Diagram)

Black is down a pawn but has a useful knight

What do you recommend for Black?

After 23.cxd4

 

 

Balaton Chess Festival Open 2019 Rd4

There is some chess happening in Hungary!

 

Rank after Round 4

IM Mendonca Leon Luke and Haszon David share the lead with 4/4.

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 1
IM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2452 4,0 10,5 10,0 2966
2 7
Haszon David HUN 2284 4,0 9,0 10,0 2897
3 3
GM Czebe Attila HUN 2367 3,5 11,0 9,5 2477
4 6
Geher Koppany HUN 2295 3,5 10,5 9,5 2476
5 5
Goikhman Valentin ISR 2301 3,0 11,0 9,0 2343
6 12
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2195 3,0 10,0 8,0 2255
7 11
FM Forgacs Jozsef HUN 2220 3,0 9,5 8,5 2298
8 14
Pogany Zsombor HUN 2145 3,0 9,5 8,0 2222
9 16
Balint Vilmos HUN 2143 3,0 9,0 7,0 2221
10 19
FM Kincs Imre HUN 2115 3,0 9,0 7,0 2152
11 2
IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2371 3,0 8,5 7,5 2166
12 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2143 3,0 8,0 8,5 2188
13 13
IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2153 3,0 8,0 8,0 2147
14 9
FM Jamrich Gyorgy HUN 2233 3,0 7,5 7,0 2185
15 21
Bernath Bence HUN 2084 3,0 7,0 7,0 2091
16 4
FM Pasti Aron HUN 2338 2,5 11,5 8,0 2238
17 8
CM Miszler Levente HUN 2268 2,5 10,5 7,5 2253
18 38
Fodor Kornel HUN 1917 2,5 9,0 5,0 2128
19 17
Papp Bence HUN 2135 2,5 8,5 6,0 2085
20 33
Molnar Aurel Jr. HUN 1946 2,5 8,0 5,0 2092
21 18
Virag Balint HUN 2134 2,5 7,5 6,0 2038
22 45
Csidey Csongor HUN 1808 2,5 7,5 5,5 1992
23 30
Demjen Mark HUN 1971 2,5 6,5 6,0 1922
24 29
AFM Laszlo Csaba HUN 1989 2,5 6,5 6,0 1879
25 20
Kovacs Zoltan HUN 2106 2,5 6,5 5,5 1815
26 26
Haszon Kamilla Sara HUN 2062 2,0 11,0 7,0 2080
27 10
Udvardi Zalan HUN 2224 2,0 10,0 6,0 2011
28 22
Konyves Almos HUN 2076 2,0 9,5 6,0 2010
29 32
Ilyes Peter NOR 1951 2,0 9,0 5,0 1984
30 24
WFM Demeter Dorina HUN 2069 2,0 9,0 5,0 1910
31 27
Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2050 2,0 8,5 6,0 1934
32 36
AIM Szalay-Ocsak Bank HUN 1928 2,0 8,5 4,0 1996
33 28
Trajber Csaba Dr. HUN 2018 2,0 8,0 6,0 1902
34 34
Follardt Lorinc HUN 1938 2,0 8,0 5,0 1950
35 35
Matyassy Lazar HUN 1931 2,0 8,0 4,0 2004
36 42
Zoltan Andras HUN 1843 2,0 7,5 4,0 1836
37 46
Juhasz Nagy Sandor HUN 1786 2,0 7,0 4,0 1966
38 31
Farkas Otto Jr. HUN 1958 2,0 6,5 6,0 1810
39 43
Haszon Abel HUN 1830 2,0 6,5 4,0 1870
40 44
Bolyki Istvan HUN 1818 2,0 6,0 4,0 1768
41 51
Pasti Anna HUN 1741 1,5 10,5 5,0 2059
42 50
Buri Petra Zsuzsanna HUN 1745 1,5 9,0 4,0 1907
43 25
WFM Toth Nikoletta HUN 2063 1,5 8,5 5,0 1822
44 40
Forgacs Andras HUN 1901 1,5 8,5 4,0 1924
45 52
Terbe Peter HUN 1700 1,5 7,5 4,0 1822
46 56
Pasti Zsombor HUN 1648 1,5 7,5 3,0 1805
47 41
Paluska Karol SVK 1871 1,5 6,5 4,0 1765
48 53
Dlauchy Peter HUN 1689 1,5 6,5 2,5 1910
49 39
Lakatos Tamas HUN 1911 1,5 6,0 2,5 1688
50 48
Palczert Miklos HUN 1765 1,5 5,5 2,0 1673
51 54
Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1685 1,0 8,5 4,0 1180
52 59
Vegh Benedek HUN 1536 1,0 7,5 3,0 1743
53 55
Lazsadi Kerka Lilla HUN 1648 1,0 7,5 2,0 1739
54 47
Szabo Levente Jr. HUN 1770 1,0 7,5 2,0 1687
55 58
Kiraly Lilla Virag HUN 1598 1,0 7,0 4,0 1576
56 49
Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1762 1,0 6,5 2,0 1624
57 37
Zilahi Gabor HUN 1925 1,0 6,0 1,0 1528
58 57
Buri Kata HUN 1608 1,0 5,0 1,0 1593
59 60
Toth Lili HUN 1500 0,5 7,5 2,0 1575
60 62
Nagy Bettina HUN 1474 0,5 7,5 1,0 1485
61 61
Palczert Hajnalka HUN 1495 0,5 6,5 0,5 1593
62 23
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 2072 0,5 6,5 0,5 1384
63 63
Toth Timea HUN 1268 0,0 6,5 0,0 984
64 64
Toth Fanni HUN 1196 0,0 5,5 0,0 1003

TWIC 1335 Nimzo-Indian

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

 

Vachier Lagrave-So,W

Nimzo-Indian Classical 4.Qc2 d5

Clutch Chess Showdown Int Rd1

 

After 24.Be2(Diagram)

The Na1 is about to get gobbled up

What do you recommend for Black?

After 24.Be2

 

Much later in the game

After 45.Bg7(Diagram)

What should Black do about the attacked h6-pawn? Take on h4 perhaps?

After 45.Bg7

TWIC 1334 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

selected games

 

Papp,G-Bluebaum

French Advance

Euro Online +2300 Day 2

After 30..Rhg8(Diagram)

Black has made some progress on the kingside while White has managed to take the b-file and is targeting b7

What do you recommend for White?

 

After 30.Rhg8