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Monday, April 29, 2013

Torokves 2013-04 Rd7 Standings

Varga, Attila and Kocsis, Zsolt share the lead with 5.5/7.

14Varga, Attila5.529.521.5025.5183319140.66
10Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula5.526.018.5021.5174518681.23
36Bakacs, Janos5.031.020.7522.5178318540.75
3Velenyak, Janos5.030.521.2521.0184518600.19
16Toth, Laszlo5.029.519.0023.0164018841.62
7Szlenka, Attila5.025.017.7517.5177917920.18
715Pollak, Andras4.520.012.7516.016661578-0.5
11Dudas, Zoltan4.519.010.7515.017181467-1.31
917Nemeth, Jozsef4.029.514.0019.0163416870.51
8Bege, Vencel4.029.013.5018.517671681-0.58
14Zsatkovics, Endre4.027.012.0016.0169517190.21
9Klement, Bence4.026.014.2518.017621710-0.25
13Peto, Karoly4.025.013.0016.5169616890.18
1Yip, Michael4.023.516.2514.019991859-0.44
1533Csomor, Gabor3.530.013.2516.0000017281728
24Horvath, Zoltan3.530.014.5014.0147717121.53
12Czimer, Jozsef3.525.011.2516.017081587-0.69
5Szurkos, Andras3.522.08.2514.518321543-2.31
35Ruha, Midian3.518.06.7510.0000015450.5
2029Monduk, Eszter3.025.08.7512.5133016192.1
28Indig, Akos3.023.510.0012.0136816591.68
34Magos, Mate3.023.08.0010.0000014091409
25Kelemen, Lajos Dr.
2Bogar, Ferenc Dr.
20Toth, Antal3.021.05.509.015771524-0.41
18Gecse, Lajos3.020.56.5010.016111481-1.24
30Kujbus, Odett3.
2819Ronyai, Imre2.523.07.5012.0160016960.49
32Charaf, Kamel2.521.07.2510.0000014441444
3022B. Kiss, Tamas2.026.06.5011.015271396-0.92
31Sulyok, Eszter2.
23Moharos, Viktor2.
26Czipp, Janos2.
21Jancso, Geza2.020.03.505.515311100-2.46
3527Monduk, Ferenc1.527.55.258.5136914970.67

Group A
Palla, Akos continues to dominate the top group and remains with a perfect 7/7(!) score.

15Palla, Akos Botond7.020.020.0028.0197227153.57
27Cuibus, Janos4.524.512.2513.5193021151.77
4Suranyi, Pal4.520.511.7515.521522096-0.44
48Honsch, Pal4.027.513.0016.0206020640.08
510Bodrogi, Mihaly3.523.08.7518.520732014-0.56
3Szatmari, David3.524.07.2516.020802010-0.66
76Laza, Szabolcs3.024.011.0010.019771928-0.51
82Barabas, Attila2.524.04.2515.019591913-0.47
99Nagy, Laszlo1.529.05.255.519151789-1.04
101Ladanyi, Gyula1.

Group B
Takacs, Kevin is having a good tournament and leads with 6/7.

14Takacs, Kevin6.022.018.2524.5190121842.24
210Mihaly, Zoltan4.522.513.0018.5177119771.99
1Furedi, Erik4.523.511.7518.5181819651.43
45Lakat, Gyula4.020.511.2516.0187619250.51
9Sulcz, Istvan4.022.09.0016.0190319330.31
67Sarkozi, Ferenc3.029.012.2513.019021800-1.01
8Meszaros, Attila3.027.010.0015.019091805-1.02
6Szendeff, Miklos3.023.59.2511.5177218270.48
93Liptak, Tibor2.526.56.756.518601775-0.83
102Oberfrank, Istvan0.528.51.500.519601421-4.1

Torokves 2013-04 Rd7 Results

The leader Varga lost. I won my game to bring me up to 4/7.

1Varga, Attila( 5.5)Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula( 4.5)4- 100-1
2Velenyak, Janos( 4 )Toth, Laszlo( 5 )3- 161-0
3Bakacs, Janos( 4 )Peto, Karoly( 4 )6- 131-0
4Szlenka, Attila( 4 )Nemeth, Jozsef( 4 )7- 171-0
5Pollak, Andras( 3.5)Horvath, Zoltan( 3.5)15- 241-0
6Dudas, Zoltan( 3.5Czimer, Jozsef( 3.5)DNP
7Yip, Michael( 3 )Csomor, Gabor( 3.5)1- 331-0
8Bege, Vencel( 3 )Monduk, Eszter( 3 )8- 291-0
9Kelemen, Lajos Dr.( 3 )Klement, Bence( 3 )25- 90-1
10Bogar, Ferenc Dr.( 3 )Zsatkovics, Endre( 3 )2- 140-1
11Szurkos, Andras( 2.5)Indig, Akos( 3 )5- 281-0
12Ruha, Midian( 2.5)Ronyai, Imre( 2.5)35- 191-0
13Charaf, Kamel( 2.5)Kujbus, Odett( 2 )32- 300-1
14Gecse, Lajos( 2 )B. Kiss, Tamas( 2 )18- 221-0
15Toth, Antal( 2 )Czipp, Janos( 2 )20- 261-0
16Magos, Mate( 2 )Monduk, Ferenc( 1.5)34- 271-0
17Moharos, Viktor( 1.5)Sulyok, Eszter( 1.5)23- 311/2

Group A
Palla continued to win in unstoppable fashion.

1Suranyi, Pal( 4 )Bodrogi, Mihaly( 3 )4- 101/2
2Palla, Akos Botond( 6 )Szatmari, David( 3.5)5- 31-0
3Laza, Szabolcs( 2 )Barabas, Attila( 2.5)6- 21-0
4Cuibus, Janos( 3.5)Ladanyi, Gyula( 1 )7- 11-0
5Honsch, Pal( 3 )Nagy, Laszlo( 1.5)8- 91-0

Group B
Takacs drew to remain in the lead.

1Takacs, Kevin( 5.5)Mihaly, Zoltan( 4 )4- 101/2
2Lakat, Gyula( 4 )Liptak, Tibor( 1.5)5- 30-1
3Szendeff, Miklos( 2.5)Oberfrank, Istvan( 0 )6- 21/2
4Sarkozi, Ferenc( 2.5)Furedi, Erik( 4 )7- 11/2
5Meszaros, Attila( 3 )Sulcz, Istvan( 3 )8- 90-1

Here's my Rd7 game. I got nothing special from the opening but my opponent gave me a couple of pawns which I converted with no trouble.

Torokves 2013-04 Rd6 Standings

Promising junior players lead both the RR groups while Varga,A is doing very well in the with the lead in the Open. 

Open Standings
Varga, Attila is in clear first with 5.5/6. I could only draw my last game and have 3/6.

14Varga, Attila5.520.518.520183320751.28
216Toth, Laszlo520.51518164019971.86
310Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula4.517.511.516174517990.61
46Bakacs, Janos424.514.7517.5178318220.37
3Velenyak, Janos42113.251618451838-0.05
17Nemeth, Jozsef420.51115163417410.82
7Szlenka, Attila41811.2512.517791741-0.13
13Peto, Karoly416.510.2512.5169617690.56
933Csomor, Gabor3.522.51212.5017400.5
24Horvath, Zoltan3.519.51110.5147717891.78
12Czimer, Jozsef3.5177.2512.517081587-0.69
15Pollak, Andras3.515.58.7511.516661520-0.75
11Dudas, Zoltan3.5158.2510.517181467-1.31
148Bege, Vencel3239.514.517671675-0.66
9Klement, Bence321.59.751417621686-0.38
14Zsatkovics, Endre32181216951620-0.5
29Monduk, Eszter3197.759.5133016592.18
1Yip, Michael31810.751019991859-0.44
28Indig, Akos315.57.59136817271.76
2Bogar, Ferenc Dr.314.57818541526-1.86
25Kelemen, Lajos Dr.314.556144217081.67
225Szurkos, Andras2.518.54.751118321505-2.39
19Ronyai, Imre2.517.579.5160016960.49
32Charaf, Kamel2.5166.257.5015351535
35Ruha, Midian2.513.53.56.5014661466
2622B. Kiss, Tamas219.56915271441-0.54
34Magos, Mate219.557013271327
20Toth, Antal216.53615771470-0.71
18Gecse, Lajos2153716111407-1.62
26Czipp, Janos2141.753143015170.28
30Kujbus, Odett2122.54.512761265-0.09
3227Monduk, Ferenc1.518.53.757136914970.67
31Sulyok, Eszter1.518.54.256.5125814791
23Moharos, Viktor1.5173.75614821401-0.75
3521Jancso, Geza117.523.515311100-2.46

RR Group A
Palla, Akos has a perfect score with 6/6(!)

15Palla, Akos Botond613.513.521197226982.92
24Suranyi, Pal4159.51121522106-0.33
37Cuibus, Janos3.519.59.59193020821.26
3Szatmari, David3.5156.7512.520802073-0.01
58Honsch, Pal32210.51220602031-0.23
10Bodrogi, Mihaly315.55.51520731991-0.67
72Barabas, Attila2.5194.2512.5195919650
86Laza, Szabolcs2186.5719771857-0.98
99Nagy, Laszlo1.521.54419151819-0.73
101Ladanyi, Gyula1212119391763-1.23

RR Group B
Takacs, Kevin leads with 5.5/6.

14Takacs, Kevin5.51412.518.5190122932.42
25Lakat, Gyula4159.2512187620021.03
10Mihaly, Zoltan413.58.2514177119951.81
1Furedi, Erik417.5814181819821.31
58Meszaros, Attila32081219091847-0.51
9Sulcz, Istvan31641219031879-0.2
77Sarkozi, Ferenc2.5229.251019021798-0.89
6Szendeff, Miklos2.520.57.758.5177218060.24
93Liptak, Tibor1.519.52418601684-1.35
102Oberfrank, Istvan0220019601120-3.86

Torokves 2013-04 Rd6 Results

Open Results

1Nemeth, Jozsef( 4 )Varga, Attila( 4.5)17- 40-1
2Toth, Laszlo( 4 )Bakacs, Janos( 4 )16- 61-0
3Peto, Karoly( 3.5)Velenyak, Janos( 3.5)13- 31/2
4Kocsis, Zsolt Gyula( 3.5)Bege, Vencel( 3 )10- 81-0
5Csomor, Gabor( 3 )Dudas, Zoltan( 3 )33- 111/2
6Zsatkovics, Endre( 3 )Szlenka, Attila( 3 )14- 70-1
7Czimer, Jozsef( 3 )Pollak, Andras( 3 )12- 151/2
8Horvath, Zoltan( 2.5)Szurkos, Andras( 2.5)24- 51-0
9Bogar, Ferenc Dr.( 2.5)Yip, Michael( 2.5)2- 11/2
10B. Kiss, Tamas( 2 )Kelemen, Lajos Dr.( 2 )22- 250-1
11Ronyai, Imre( 2 )Charaf, Kamel( 2 )19- 321/2
12Indig, Akos( 2 )Gecse, Lajos( 2 )28- 181-0
13Monduk, Eszter( 2 )Moharos, Viktor( 1.5)29- 231-0
14Sulyok, Eszter( 1.5)Ruha, Midian( 1.5)31- 350-1
15Kujbus, Odett( 1.5)Magos, Mate( 1.5)30- 341/2
16Monduk, Ferenc( 1.5)Toth, Antal( 1 )27- 200-1
17Czipp, Janos( 1 )Jancso, Geza( 1 )26- 211-0

RR Group A Results
Palla ground out an extra P in a rook ending for another win.

1Bodrogi, Mihaly( 3 )Honsch, Pal( 2 )10- 80-1
2Nagy, Laszlo( 1.5)Cuibus, Janos( 2.5)9- 70-1
3Ladanyi, Gyula( 0 )Laza, Szabolcs( 2 )1- 61-0
4Barabas, Attila( 2.5)Palla, Akos Botond( 5 )2- 50-1
5Szatmari, David( 3.5)Suranyi, Pal( 3 )3- 40-1

RR Group B Results
Takacs,Kevin continues to do well and  there were no draws in this round.

1Mihaly, Zoltan( 3 )Meszaros, Attila( 3 )10- 81-0
2Sulcz, Istvan( 2 )Sarkozi, Ferenc( 2.5)9- 71-0
3Furedi, Erik( 3 )Szendeff, Miklos( 2.5)1- 61-0
4Oberfrank, Istvan( 0 )Lakat, Gyula( 3 )2- 50-1
5Liptak, Tibor( 1.5)Takacs, Kevin( 4.5)3- 40-1

e4ChessNews-New Material on the Modern and Pirc Defences

4 new games plus videos on the Modern/Pirc Defences posted today as part of my preparations for the Torokves Open which I am playing in.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

GM Szabo,L Minature 1933

Szabo Minature

László Szabó (March 19, 1917 – August 8, 1998) was a Hungarian grandmaster of chess.

Szabo at the Zurich 1953 Candidates Tournament

Born in Budapest, he burst onto the international chess scene in 1935, at the age of 18, winning the first of Hungarian Championships, an international tournament in Tatatóváros, and was selected to represent his country at the 1935 Warsaw Olympiad.

Onlookers at the Olympiad marvelled at the youngster's flair for attacking chess, a style that ran contrary to the dour, positional approach adopted by his countrymen. It is thought that the young Szabó studied under the tutelage of Géza Maróczy, then a patriarchal figure in Hungarian chess, having previously trained future world champions, Max Euwe and Vera Menchik.

Prior to World War II, there were other successes, including outright victory at Hastings 1938/39 (a tournament he was to hold a long association with). He began a career as a banker, dealing in Foreign Exchange.

Then, at the outbreak of war, was attached to a Forced Labour Unit and later captured by Russian troops who held him as a Prisoner of War. After the war, he returned to chess and played many major international events.

He finished fifth at Groningen 1946, an extremely strong tournament which included Botvinnik, Euwe, Smyslov, Najdorf, Boleslavsky and Kotov. At the Saltsjöbaden Interzonal of 1948, he finished second to Bronstein and took outright first place at Hastings 1947/48, Budapest 1948 and Hastings 1949/50.

A share of fifth place at both the Saltsjöbaden 1952 Interzonal and the Gothenburg Interzonal of 1955, meant that each of his Interzonal finishes had been strong enough to merit him a place in the corresponding Candidates Tournament.

It was at his third and final Candidates, held in Amsterdam in 1956, that Szabó made his most promising bid for a World Championship title challenge. He tied for third place with Bronstein, Geller, Petrosian and Spassky, behind Smyslov and Keres.

Into the 1960s and 1970s, he continued to excel in international competition; first at Zagreb 1964, first at Budapest 1965 (with Polugaevsky and Taimanov), first at Sarajevo 1972, first at Hilversum 1973 (with Geller) and tied for first at Hastings 1973/74 (with Gennady Kuzmin, Timman and Tal).

In total, he represented Hungary at 11 Olympiads, playing first board on five occasions and delivering many medal-winning performances. In 1937, he took the team silver and individual silver medals, in 1952 an individual bronze, in 1956 a team bronze and in 1966, team bronze and individual silver.

Szabó was the best player in Hungary for nearly 20 years (eventually being succeeded by Lajos Portisch around 1963/64) and at the peak of his powers, one of the top 12 players in the world.

His family donated Szabó's entire chess library and his papers to the Cleveland Public Library John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection. The John G. White Collection of Chess and Checkers is the largest chess library in the world (32,568 volumes of books and serials, including 6,359 volumes of bound periodicals.)

Here is a game from the 1935 Olympiad.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Joueuse-Chess Movie(French Language)

French language chess movie with Kevin Kline. The lady is the star.

Full Movie(French-no subtitles)

Torokves Open 2013-04 Rd6

I continue to try new lines and today went with the King's Indian in an attempt to stir up trouble. Unfortunately, my brain would not cooperate as my calculating ability went on a holiday for the game(well it's been stuck in a slow gear for a few months now).

Here's the game.

Bogar,F (1854) - Yip,M (1999)
King’s Indian Samisch 6.h4 c5[E81]
Torokves Open (6), 26.04.2013

Position 1
White is behind in development. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

Thursday, April 25, 2013

BCC Open 2013 Rd8-GM Horvath Ad(HUN)

GM Horvath avoided the Hedgehog with 7..Ne4 but GM Gustafsson countered with sharp play and eventually won a nice game.

Gustafsson,J (2621) - Horvath,Ad (2509)
English 1…c5[A30]
13th BCC Open 2013 Pattaya THA (8.3), 20.04.2013

Position 1
White has an extra doubled pawn but the queenside pawns are broken and are coming under pressure. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

Torokves 2013-04 A and B RR Rd5 Standings

Rd5 A
Palla, Akos Botond leads with a perfect 5/5.

15Palla, Akos Botond58815197226992.44
23Szatmari, David3.595.759208021380.39
34Suranyi, Pal38.54.5721522033-0.73
10Bodrogi, Mihaly310.54.51220732049-0.15
57Cuibus, Janos2.5156.55.5193020470.78
2Barabas, Attila2.5113.2510195920320.48
78Honsch, Pal2166.5920601950-0.75
6Laza, Szabolcs2144.5519771918-0.43
99Nagy, Laszlo1.5163.52.519151879-0.25
101Ladanyi, Gyula0170019391312-1.78

Rd5 B
Takacs, Kevin leads by 1.5 with 4.5/5.

14Takacs, Kevin4.510.5913190122641.98
25Lakat, Gyula3137.758187619330.41
8Meszaros, Attila3147.59190919340.18
10Mihaly, Zoltan39.54.7510177119341.12
1Furedi, Erik3124.510181819460.87
67Sarkozi, Ferenc2.5167.257.519021846-0.39
6Szendeff, Miklos2.513.56.256177218720.68
89Sulcz, Istvan211.51.5919031802-0.7
93Liptak, Tibor1.5111.52.518601723-0.91
102Oberfrank, Istvan0140019601116-3.24