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TWIC 1245 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games

Csonka,B-Rakhmanov,A

French Defence Fort Knox 

1st Liga Central SRB 2018 rd3

After 49.Ke2(Diagram)

Pure Opposite colored bishop endings have strong drawing tendencies but matters can be quite different with rooks remaining

What do you recommend for Black?

After 49.Ke2

 

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TWIC 1244 Nimzo-Indian Defence

Selected games

Here is a great game from the recently completed World Junior Ch

Hakobyan-Gavrilescu

Nimzo- Indian Saemisch Variation

57th World Juniors 2018 rd3

White played a typical rook lift Ra2-e2 to prepare e3-e4 while Black tried to keep the kingside solid with ..h5 and ..g6

Position 1

After 14..g6(Diagram)

What do you recommend for White?

After 14..g6

Position 2

After 15..Qc8(Digram)

What do you recommend for White?

After 15..Qc8

TWIC 1244 Caro-Kann Defence

Selected games

Lanka-Fridman

Caro-Kann Panov Attack

TCh-LAT 2018 rd5

After 18..Na5(Diagram)

Black has doubled f-pawns but a solid kingside while White has a clean structure and a passed d-pawn. Passed pawns must be pushed is a common chess saying not to mention isolated pawns should be blockaded(preferably with a knight) etc

Evaluate  19.d5

After 18..Na5

 

TWIC 1244 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Georgiev,K-Banusz,T

Sicilian Sveshnikov

TCh-SRB Premier 2018 rd5

After 27..Bg5(Diagram)

White has a typical light square bind with a strong Nd5 while Black hopes the bishop pair will even things out

What do you recommend for White?

After 27..Bg5

Banusz-Indjic

Reti Opening

TCh-SRB Premier 2018 rd9

After 19..f5(Diagram)

Neither side seems to be doing very much

White do you recommend for White?

After 19..f5

Centrum Sakkiskola-IM Juhasz,A(HUN)

Centrum Sakkskola

(English coming soon)

There is a new Chess School in town!

More news when available

 

The Woodpecker Method

The Woodpecker Method is the name given by Axel Smith to a training system developed by his compatriot and co-author Hans Tikkanen. After training with his method in 2010, Tikkanen achieved three GM norms within a seven-week period.

The quick explanation of the Woodpecker Method is that you need to solve a large number of puzzles in a row; then solve the same puzzles again and again, only faster. It’s not a lazy shortcut to success – hard work is required. But the reward can be re-programming your unconscious mind. Benefits include sharper tactical vision, fewer blunders, better play when in time trouble and improved intuition.

 

 

  • ch1 Easy 222 exercises
  • ch2 Intermediate 762 exercises
  • ch3 Advanced 144 exercises

Instructions

Definitions

Set:  The exercises you will solve before starting again

Cycle: One round of solving the set

Step 1-solves as many exercises as possible in 4 weeks. This is your set and solving them ends the first cycle

Step 2-take a break for at least one day

Step 3-Cycle 2 is repeat the same exercises but faster with 2 weeks being the goal

Step 4-repeats steps 2 and 3 but halving the solving time each time

Step 5-the Woodpecker Method has been completed when the full set of exercises has been solved in one day

 

I need to take a break after the Budapest Open before starting Project Woodpecker

Woodpecker and friend

TWIC 1242 Hungarians in Action

The latest issue of TWIC is now available

Selected games feature the Aranyitiz GM/IM RR tournaments held in Budapest

Torma-Horvath,Ad

Catalan Open 5..Bd7

BSSZ Aranytiz GM 2018 rd5

After 37..Rd1(Diagram)

Black is down a pawn but the rook is behind enemy lines which seems to give enough compensation

What do you recommend for White?

After 37..Rd1

 

 

Budapest Open 2018 Rd9

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Havanecz won with a massive 8/9

Winner Havanecz, Bianka

 

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 9
WIM Havanecz Bianka HUN 2179 8,0 48,0 39,0 0,0 9 3,62 20 72,4
2 6
Balint Vilmos HUN 2243 6,5 51,5 37,0 0,0 8 1,30 20 26,0
3 5
IM Nemeth Zoltan HUN 2260 6,5 49,0 33,5 0,0 9 0,51 10 5,1
4 3
IM Szabolcsi Janos HUN 2298 6,0 51,5 34,0 0,0 9 -0,30 10 -3,0
5 2
FM Zentai Peter HUN 2300 6,0 51,5 31,5 0,0 9 -0,41 20 -8,2
6 22
Peczeli Zoltan HUN 2007 6,0 45,5 29,5 0,0 9 2,64 20 52,8
7 8
Juhasz Agoston HUN 2180 6,0 44,0 31,0 0,0 9 -0,14 40 -5,6
8 4
IM Roos Jean-Luc FRA 2265 6,0 43,0 28,5 0,0 9 -1,03 10 -10,3
9 10
Markos Adam HUN 2177 5,5 49,5 33,5 0,0 9 0,73 20 14,6
10 1
IM Roos Louis FRA 2328 5,5 47,0 29,0 0,0 9 -1,66 10 -16,6
11 15
AIM Kovacsy Barnabas HUN 2126 5,5 44,0 29,0 0,0 9 0,05 40 2,0
12 7
Kormos Adam HUN 2210 5,5 39,5 28,5 0,0 9 -1,30 20 -26,0
13 11
Molnar Jozsef HUN 2157 5,5 36,5 21,5 0,0 9 -1,60 20 -32,0
14 16
Kovacs Istvan HUN 2120 5,0 43,5 27,0 0,0 9 -0,24 20 -4,8
15 18
Torok Tamas Titusz HUN 2089 5,0 43,0 27,5 0,0 9 0,27 20 5,4
16 19
FM Koczo Kristof HUN 2066 5,0 40,5 25,0 0,0 9 -0,54 20 -10,8
17 27
Yip Michael CAN 1936 5,0 38,5 21,0 0,0 9 0,20 20 4,0
18 23
Trajber Csaba Dr. HUN 1985 5,0 38,0 23,0 0,0 8 -0,94 20 -18,8
19 13
Virag Balint HUN 2137 5,0 32,0 23,5 0,0 9 -1,54 40 -61,6
20 14
Miszler Levente HUN 2131 4,5 43,0 27,5 0,0 9 -1,24 40 -49,6
21 28
Bilku Andras HUN 1934 4,5 42,0 22,0 0,0 9 1,16 40 46,4
22 24
Heyl Thomas GER 1964 4,5 41,5 22,0 0,0 9 -0,68 20 -13,6
23 30
Zoldy Robert HUN 1894 4,5 40,0 18,0 0,0 9 0,38 20 7,6
24 17
Kovacs Judit HUN 2105 4,5 39,5 25,0 0,0 9 -1,56 40 -62,4
25 36
Bellan Istvan HUN 1855 4,5 39,5 16,0 0,0 9 1,01 20 20,2
26 45
Koltai Dora HUN 1725 4,5 39,0 20,0 0,0 9 2,67 40 106,8
27 50
Bodnar Janos HUN 1632 4,5 37,0 21,5 0,0 9 3,25 40 130,0
28 26
Kozsik Bende Barnabas HUN 1943 4,5 35,5 17,0 0,0 9 -1,17 40 -46,8
29 21
Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2039 4,5 35,0 20,5 0,0 9 -2,31 20 -46,2
30 12
Geher Koppany HUN 2137 4,0 46,0 26,5 0,0 7 -0,30 40 -12,0
31 20
Borda Lajos HUN 2064 4,0 45,0 23,5 0,0 7 -0,19 20 -3,8
32 44
Zsatkovics Endre HUN 1735 4,0 43,0 24,0 0,0 9 2,74 20 54,8
33 42
Koltai Daniel HUN 1791 4,0 41,0 21,0 0,0 9 1,91 40 76,4
34 38
Moricz Benedek HUN 1825 4,0 38,5 18,0 0,0 9 1,30 20 26,0
35 25
Bodrogi Mihaly HUN 1956 3,5 42,0 21,0 0,0 9 -0,95 20 -19,0
36 41
Fulop Peter Benjamin HUN 1792 3,5 38,0 17,5 0,0 7 1,07 40 42,8
37 32
Monduk Ferenc HUN 1871 3,5 36,0 14,5 0,0 9 -1,11 40 -44,4
38 40
Nagy Gyorgy HUN 1796 3,5 35,5 16,5 0,0 9 0,81 20 16,2
39 34
Rinyu Janos HUN 1865 3,5 35,5 12,5 0,0 8 -0,88 20 -17,6
40 47
Szivak Andras HUN 1687 3,5 34,5 14,0 0,0 9 1,08 40 43,2
41 29
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 1933 3,5 33,5 11,5 0,0 9 -2,09 40 -83,6
42 46
Szurkos Andras HUN 1708 3,0 42,5 21,0 0,0 9 1,44 20 28,8
43 37
Szabo A. Martin HUN 1851 3,0 37,5 13,5 0,0 8 -0,89 40 -35,6
44 33
Pervai Laszlo HUN 1867 3,0 34,5 10,5 0,0 8 -2,11 40 -84,4
45 31
Havaskori Laszlo HUN 1871 2,5 43,5 17,5 0,0 9 -0,88 20 -17,6
46 39
Polyanszky-Tamasi Zoltan Dr. HUN 1805 2,5 41,0 16,5 0,0 8 -0,16 20 -3,2
47 35
Kocsis Peter HUN 1862 2,0 41,5 15,0 0,0 7 -0,36 40 -14,4
48 49
Peterfia Ferenc HUN 1644 2,0 32,5 9,5 0,0 8 -0,88 20 -17,6
49 48
Foldes Marton Gabor HUN 1670 2,0 28,5 10,0 0,0 7 -0,27 40 -10,8
50 43
Tolnai Jozsef HUN 1784 0,0 26,0 0,0 0,0 2 -0,41 20 -8,2

U1700 Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Dal Bianco Nicola(near the window)

 

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 n w-we K rtg+/-
1 4 AIM Shadrin Alexey A. FID 1584 7,5 51,0 39,0 0,0 8 1,48 40 59,2
2 1 Dal Bianco Nicola ITA 1698 7,5 48,0 36,5 0,0 8 0,65 20 13,0
3 7 Bolyki Istvan HUN 1561 6,5 47,5 36,0 0,0 9 0,92 40 36,8
4 9 Magyar Erik Ferenc HUN 1514 6,0 43,5 31,0 0,0 7 0,20 40 8,0
5 17 Kuti Oliver AUT 1361 5,5 51,0 28,5 0,0 9 2,87 40 114,8
6 10 Balint Peter AUT 1447 5,5 38,5 20,5 0,0 4 1,44 40 57,6
7 8 Szabo Marton Nandor HUN 1552 5,0 49,0 27,0 0,0 8 0,20 40 8,0
8 2 AFM Sukhorukov Mykola FID 1690 5,0 42,0 23,5 0,0 6 -2,81 40 -112,4
9 15 Thierry Edvard HUN 1372 5,0 39,0 26,0 0,0 7 1,37 40 54,8
10 5 Pozzo Dominic T ENG 1565 5,0 36,0 23,5 0,0 7 -0,96 20 -19,2
11 27 Sami Ahmed FID 0 4,5 44,5 22,5 0,0 7
12 11 Marosi Lajos HUN 1420 4,5 40,5 25,5 0,0 7 -0,25 20 -5,0
13 20 Harkai Szabolcs HUN 1240 4,5 38,0 21,0 0,0 8 0,99 40 39,6
14 16 Liebert Samuel HUN 1369 4,5 35,0 18,5 0,0 6 -0,55 40 -22,0
15 6 Moricz Nadja HUN 1564 4,0 46,5 27,5 0,0 7 -1,47 40 -58,8
16 13 Paraszthy Balazs Vilmos HUN 1389 4,0 38,0 21,0 0,0 8 -0,67 40 -26,8
17 3 Kubik Anna Zsofia HUN 1670 4,0 38,0 20,0 0,0 7 -1,80 20 -36,0
18 19 Kolozsvary Miklos HUN 1308 4,0 36,0 18,5 0,0 6 -0,75 20 -15,0
19 23 Harkai Emma HUN 1094 4,0 34,0 12,0 0,0 6 -0,14 40 -5,6
20 18 Monduk Laszlo HUN 1337 3,5 40,0 17,0 0,0 8 -0,55 40 -22,0
21 26 Matyassy Lazar HUN 0 3,5 35,5 17,5 0,0 5
22 21 Balazs Sztella Anna HUN 1206 3,5 28,5 10,0 0,0 5 -0,89 40 -35,6
23 22 ACM Szuhorukov Marcell HUN 1134 3,0 40,5 16,0 0,0 9 0,93 40 37,2
24 25 Erdos Tamas HUN 0 3,0 40,0 18,0 0,0 8
25 14 Moricz Karmen HUN 1375 3,0 39,5 19,5 0,0 4 -0,49 40 -19,6
26 12 Juhasz Tamas HUN 1394 2,5 39,5 18,5 0,0 2 0,28 20 5,6
27 24 Balazs Szabina Zoe HUN 0 2,0 34,0 10,0 0,0 6
28 28 Shen Yiyun HUN 0 1,5 32,0 8,5 0,0 6

GM Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 IM Torma Robert 2457 HUN * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6,5 0,0 27,25 4
2 IM Horvath Dominik 2429 AUT ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6,0 0,0 25,00 3
3 IM Nemeth Miklos 2470 HUN ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5,5 0,0 22,50 2
4 GM Horvath Adam 2481 HUN 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5,0 0,0 20,00 2
5 IM Csonka Balazs 2450 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 4,5 0,5 18,75 1
6 GM Vajda Levente 2558 ROU ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 4,5 0,5 18,00 2
7 IM Panjwani Raja 2459 CAN ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 4,0 0,0 17,25 1
8 IM Gara Anita 2369 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 3,5 0,0 15,25 0
9 GM Farago Ivan 2379 HUN 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3,0 0,0 12,75 0
10 IM Vardan Nagpal 2453 IND ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2,5 0,0 10,75 0

IM Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 IM To Nhat Minh 2352 HUN * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 6,0 1,0 25,50 3
2 FM Lyell Mark 2260 ENG ½ * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 6,0 1,0 25,00 5
3 FM Srinath Rao S.V. 2367 IND ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 6,0 1,0 24,75 4
4 WFM Juhasz Barbara 2224 HUN ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5,0 0,0 21,00 2
5 Baum Jonasz 2251 POL 0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 4,5 1,0 16,25 3
6 IM Farago Sandor 2219 HUN ½ 1 0 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 4,5 0,0 18,50 3
7 WIM Varga Klara 2212 HUN 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 1 4,0 0,0 16,25 3
8 Polyik Peter 2264 HUN 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 0 3,5 1,0 15,25 2
9 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. 2245 HUN ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 3,5 0,0 15,50 2
10 Yu Moqi 2105 CHN ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 * 2,0 0,0 9,00 1

TWIC 1241 Hungarians in Action

The latest TWIC issue is now available

Selected games

 

Fernandez Cardoso-Gledura

Taimanov Sicilian 6.f4

20th Sants Open 2018 rd3

Gledura played some thematic moves ..Rc8 and ..h5-h4-h3!? and whipped up a strong attack.

 

After 29.Rc2(Diagram)

Black is on the attack and is looking for the kill

What to you recommend for Black?

After 29.Rc2

 

15th Avicenna International Chess Tournament 2018-GM Czebe(HUN)

Rank after Round 4

GM Czebe has 3/4

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 12 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2382 4,0 0,0 4 8,0
2 6 GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2449 3,5 0,0 3 8,0
3 9 IM Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2416 3,5 0,0 3 8,0
4 14 FM Daghli Arash IRI 2362 3,0 0,0 3 9,0
5 5 IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2458 3,0 0,0 3 7,5
6 17 Gholami Orimi Mahdi IRI 2333 3,0 0,0 3 7,5
7 7 IM Tahbaz Arash IRI 2449 3,0 0,0 3 6,5
8 19 FM Hosseinipour Mehdi IRI 2327 3,0 0,0 2 10,0
9 8 IM Khodashenas Mersad IRI 2440 3,0 0,0 2 9,5
10 16 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2342 3,0 0,0 2 9,0
11 10 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2411 3,0 0,0 2 9,0
12 13 IM Molaei Mohammadamin IRI 2377 3,0 0,0 2 7,5
13 45 Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab IRI 2182 2,5 0,0 2 11,5
14 20 IM Noroozi Omid IRI 2326 2,5 0,0 2 10,0
15 1 GM Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2525 2,5 0,0 2 9,0
16 31 Moradi Amirmasoud IRI 2259 2,5 0,0 2 8,5
17 32 FM Asgharzadeh M.Reza IRI 2257 2,5 0,0 2 8,5
18 27 Pour Agha Bala Amirreza IRI 2272 2,5 0,0 2 7,5
19 25 Daneshvar Bardiya IRI 2290 2,5 0,0 2 4,5
20 24 Hosseinzadeh Nima IRI 2299 2,5 0,0 1 9,0
21 4 IM Pavlov Sergey UKR 2496 2,5 0,0 1 8,5
22 2 GM Matinian Nikita RUS 2506 2,5 0,0 1 8,5
58 Atakhan Abtin IRI 2080 2,5 0,0 1 8,5
24 22 FM Rastbod Ali IRI 2311 2,5 0,0 1 8,0
25 33 Aghaei Alireza IRI 2256 2,5 0,0 1 7,5
26 26 Veisi Bardia IRI 2273 2,5 0,0 1 7,5
27 15 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2358 2,5 0,0 1 7,5