Category Archives: Van Wely

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.

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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


Trends in the Sicilian Scheveningen 11..Re8(B85) 2013

The tabiya in question is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Be2 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.0–0 Be7 8.a4 Nc6 9.Be3 0–0 10.f4 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8(Diagram)

Here a recent effort(TWIC 950) from the just completed Tata Steel Group A tournament played by Harikrishna against Van Wely.

Harikrishna,P (l) – Van Wely,L (r)
This was previously analyzed by Orlova on her Youtube channel BeautyandChessGeek

Harikrishna,P (2698) – Van Wely,L (2679)
Sicilian Schevening 6.Be2/11…Re8[B85]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (5.7), 17.01.2013

Position 1
White has a massive buildup on the kingside and after 28.Nf4, the big threat is Nxh5 with devastation on the h-file to follow.

Black to Play


Position 2
Both sides look like they are attacking each other but now white has the move. What do you suggest?

White to Play