TWIC 1335 Nimzo-Indian

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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

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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

HUN-GER Games II 2020-05

Nice video(Hungarian Language)

GM Mihok and WGM Gara,T commenting

TWIC 1329 Hungarians in Action

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selected games features the HUN-GER games online rapid match

 

Gara,A-Papp,S

Sicilian 3.Bb5 e6(B30)

HUN-GER April w online m

After 21..Bxd5(Diagram)

Black is behind in development and uncastled

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Bxd5

TWIC 1326

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selected games

 

Ernst-Kollars

English Symmetrical

4th New Chess Brains GM Rd3

 

After 31.Nxa7(Diagram)

The Na7 is offside and Black has nice bishops.

What do you recommend for Black?

After 31.Nxa7

 

New Books April 2020

Now available from NIC

The Double Fianchetto

 

 

Your Jungle Guide to Rook Endings

New Books March 2020

The virus does not seem to have any effect on book production

New titles are now available from NIC-here are some of them

Playing the Grunfeld

The Grunfeld tree continues to grow

 

The Modernized Stonewall Defence

Every opening is being modernized

 

 

The Modern Triangle

TWIC 1323 Hungarians in Action

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selected games features the TCh-HUN

There probably will not be much chess news to report after this as Europe has basically shut down discretionary travel to Corona virus concerns. I will be very surprised if there are any incoming international players for the coming RigoChess and First Saturday monthly tournaments. If you are thinking of travelling-please check carefully if the tournaments are still going to be held.

 

Antal-Sedlak

French Advance

TCh-HUN 2019-20 Rd7.4

After 30..Qf7(Diagram)

White has the better structure, a protected passed b-pawn and strong bishops

What do you recommend for White?

After 30..Qf7

Budapest Spring Festival 2020 Cancelled

I was notified by email:

Dear Chess Friends!

Dear Chessplayers!

On March 11, 2020, the Hungarian government declared a health emergency throughout Hungary. As part of the extraordinary measures, all indoor sporting events where the combined number of competitors and other participants will reach 100 people will be banned from March 12, 2020!

Unfortunately, the measure also affects the Budapest Spring Festival International Chess Tournament, which was planned to take place in Budapest from April 21 to April 29, 2020. According to an extraordinary announcement made by the President of the Hungarian Chess Federation on March 11, 2020, chess competitions and other chess events organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and its member organizations (such as the Budapest Chess Federation organizing the Budapest Spring Festival) must be suspended until April 30, 2020.

Due to the force majeure situation, the Board of the Budapest Chess Federation is forced to cancel the Budapest Spring Festival International Chess Tournament The Budapest Chess Federation – if the epidemic situation allows it – is planning to create a major international chess competition in the second half of August, and we are looking forward to welcoming all chess players and all those interested! Budapest March 12, 2020

Presidential Board of the Budapest Chess Federation

 

Well this seems like a common sense decision in light of what is happening around the world

Health is more important than Chess!

TWIC 1322 Canadians in Action

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selected games features the Montreal Winter IM 2020

Liang won the tournament with 7/9

 

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk. Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1
FM LIANG Jason USA * 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7,0
2
FM TALUKDAR Rohan CAN 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6,0
3
FM RAGNARSSON Dagur ISL 1 ½ * 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5,5
4
FM POSTHUMA Joshua USA ½ ½ 1 * 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 4,5
FM WILLIAMS Justus USA 0 0 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 4,5
6
FM ECKERT Doug USA ½ ½ 1 1 0 * ½ ½ 0 0 4,0
7
IM VIGORITO David USA 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ 3,5
IM DUONG Thanh Nha CAN 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 3,5
FM RODRIGUE-LEMIEUX Shawn CAN 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * 1 3,5
10
IM KAUFMAN Raymond CAN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * 3,0

 

Liang,J-Ragnarsson

French Defence 

Montreal Winter IM 2020 Rd9.3

After 108.Kd2(Diagram)

The Bc2 has just been attacked

What do you recommend for Black?

 

After 108.Kd2