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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jersey Masters 2013 Rd9-FM Lyell,M(ENG)

Round 9
Budapest resident FM Mark Lyell scored 4.5/9 against a strong field. GM Hebden played a strong game against Lyell in round 9 and won after a nice massage combined with a strong passed d-pawn.

FM Mark Lyell

Hebden,M (2518) - Lyell,M (2227) 
QGA 7.Bb3[D27]
Jersey Masters 2013 St Clement Bay JCI (9), 10.03.2013

Position 1

White has a strong passed pawn and controls the play. The correct way to continue is not so clear. How should white continue?

White to Play

Saturday, March 30, 2013

TCh-AUT 2012–13 Rd11-GM Acs,P(HUN)

TWIC 959
GM Acs,P won every game for rds 8-11. In round 11, he outplayed a GM with black from a harmless queenless position.

GM Acs,Peter

Bindrich,F (2545) - Acs,Peter (2586)
QGA 6.a4[D27]
TCh-AUT 2012–13 St.Veit AUT (11.3), 24.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been slowly making progress in the ending. What do  you suggest for black now?

Black to Play

Friday, March 29, 2013

3rd HD Bank Cup 2013-GM Papp,Ga(HUN)

TWIC 959
'Le Quang Liem of Vietnam has held Berkes Ferenc of Hungary to a draw, winning the trophy of the HDBank International Chess Championships in HCM City. 

With one point more than the followers, Liem entered the decisive game on March 24 with the Hungarian GM with confidence, forcing the No.2 seed to draw after 30 moves.

The Vietnamese player got a total of 7.5 points after 6 wins and 3 draws, and received a cash prize worth US$10,000. 

 GM Berkes,Ferenc(R) and GM Liem(l) 

In the previous two HDBank tournaments, Liem was selected No1 seed, but lost out to his Chinese rivals.

This year he delivered a brilliant performance, including a victory over Zhou Jianchao of China in round 7.

Meanwhile, other Vietnamese hopefuls such as Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, Le Tuan Minh, and Nguyen Duc Hoa were ousted from the top ten due to losses in the decisive games.

Lu Shanglei of China came in second with 7 points, followed by Zhou Jianchao of China, Paragua Mark of the Philippines, and Berkes Ferenc of Hungary, who all got 6.5 points.' 

Feature Game
GM Papp,Ga won a nice attacking game in the 3rd HD Bank Cup on the way to scoring 5.5/9.

GM Papp,Gabor
Photo Chess-db

Here is the feature game.

Papp,Ga (2582) - Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2271) 
Sicilian 2.c3 g6[B22]
3rd HD Bank Cup 2013 Ho Chi Minh City VIE (1.7), 19.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. How should white continue?
White to Play


Thursday, March 28, 2013

30th Ciocaltea Mem 2013-GM Fodor,T(HUN)

TWIC 959
Victor Ciocâltea Memorial Tournament
Victor Ciocâltea was many times Romanian champion.

Biography Victor Ciocâltea Wikipedia
Ciocâltea was Romanian Champion in 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, and 1979. He played for Romania in eleven Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1982.

Victor Ciocâltea
Photo andreiotetea

He was a participant of four zonal FIDE tournaments (1954–1982) and many international tournaments. 

Ciocâltea died at the chess table, while playing a chess game at a Spanish tournament in September 1983.

In the feature game, Hajbok,R got the better of GM Fodor,T jr with strong positional pressure. 


Hajbok used the original regrouping 23.Nb1!?( with the idea of Nd2-f3 etc) and followed up nicely in a BB vs.BN ending.

Hajbok,R (2339) - Fodor,T jr (2503)
Italian 6.h3 h6[C50]
30th Ciocaltea Mem 2013 Bucharest ROU (10.5), 24.03.2013

Position 1
White's bishops are a dominating force. How should white continue?

White to Play


Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13 Rd7-IM Gara,T

TWIC 959
Here is a sharp Sicilian won by Gara,T in the Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13.

Bio Wikipedia
Ticia Gara (born October 25, 1984 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess woman grandmaster
 In 2009 and 2011 she won the Hungarian Womens Chess Championship.

WGM Gara,Ticia at the EU ChT 2007
Press conference with the Hungarian mens and womens teams for 2012
Ticia Gara is on the right side of the table at the end
(Hungarian language)

Kubikova,A (2095) - Gara,T (2377) 
Sicilian 6.Bc4[B88]
Frau Bundesliga Div1 2012–13 Germany GER (7.4), 20.01.2013

Position 1

Black is pressing the kingside with the g-file and with Bb7 but for now the threats to g2 have been stopped by 21.Nd4. How should black continue?

Black to Play


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Budapest Spring Festival Open 2013 Rd9 Final Standings

Final Chess-results
FM Hujbert Florian and Koczo Kristof shared first with 7/9.

1FMHujbert FlorianHUN242924347
2Koczo KristofHUN221923247
3IMNagy ErvinHUN225623516.5
4FMKubacsny LaszloHUN225622666.5
5IMSzalanczy EmilHUN223722686.5
6Piroska IstvanHUN208222186
7FMKeschitz GyorgyHUN222322545.5
8Farkas RichardHUN212122375.5
9Juracsik JozsefHUN213621485.5
10IMHorvath DavidHUN238922775
11FMBrustkern JuergenGER223721415
12Gal Hanna KrisztinaHUN205721515
13Bodrogi MihalyHUN207620375
14Cross TedUSA204119645
15FMBach MatthiasGER226321504.5
16Lim Kian HwaMAS183921124.5
17Zentai PeterHUN226920794.5
18Borda LajosHUN213519984.5
19Opl KlausAUT201019194.5
20Pogats Jozsef Jr.HUN178119144.5
21Juhasz ArminHUN219219944
22Marjanovics GyorgyHUN211620224
23Varga AttilaHUN175820164
24FMLetay GyulaHUN196719224
25Domanski LukaszPOL159419804
26Simon LiliHUN187619474
27Kun JoanGER185919124
28Horvath Jeno KalmanHUN202918324
29WCMMarjanovics AnnamariaHUN192120373.5
30Grimm GyorgyHUN206618803.5
31Csati OliverHUN197219613.5
32Schatzer AndrasHUN178218683.5
33Polyanszky-Tamasi ZoltanHUN181118443.5
34Wiman KennethSWE191816413.5
35Marcu SimonSVK191018713
36Allahverdi MaryamIRI180717772.5
37Dlauchy PeterHUN183217062.5
38Kutschker AlexanderAUT177817722
39Mihaly ZoltanHUN180315272
40Czipp JanosHUN142615312

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Semi-Final RAC-HORT:Szili,A

Board 6
Szili,András attends University but still has some time to play for out team. Lucky for me he had a car for the team match so Téglás and I got a speedy ride home.

Szili,András(back row left) thinking hard

Szili,András(right) and Téglás ,Balázs(left) just before the round

Szili,András (1935) - Nádassy,Attila (2039)
Scandinavian Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Qb6 6.c4[B01]
RAC-HORT (8.6), 01.03.2013

Position 1
Black has been pressing a slightly better ending. What should black do now?

Black to Play