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Friday, August 30, 2013

Budapest Open 2013-Zentai P(HUN)

Zentai,P and Toth, Sarolta shared first place with 7.5/9. Here are two of Zentai's dramatic games.

A happy Bodrogi,L
Photo by Thomas Heyl.

Game 1

Zentai,Peter (2234) - Szalanczy,Emil (2285)
Benoni g3[A62]
III. Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary (6.2), 22.08.2013

Position 1
White's has an extra exchange and is very active. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Game 2
Zentai,Peter (2234) - Bodrogi,Laszlo (2015)
III. Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary (4.8), 20.08.2013

Position 1
The position looks chaotic but if black does nothing white will simply push the h-pawn. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Budapest Open 2013-Toth,Sarolta(HUN)

Zentai,P and Toth, Sarolta shared first place with 7.5/9. Here are two of Toth's games.

Toth,Sarolta(second on left facing right)
Photo by Thomas Heyl.

Game 1
Toth,Sarolta (2138) - Szepes,Tamas (2248)
Reti vs QGD[A14]
III. Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary (6.6), 22.08.2013

Position 1
Black has a promising position but played 21..e4? and lost a pawn.


Game 2 
Koncz,Imre (2181) - Toth,Sarolta (2138)
Nimzo-Indian 4.e3[E52]
III. Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary (8.4), 24.08.2013

Position 1
Black is excellently place for a kingside attack. What do you recommend for black?


Budapest Open 2013-Pregame Preparation

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Just before round 2 I had to get focused and do some serious preparations for my game. Here's my secret..Have some cake from Anticukrászda

The delicious creations of Zsuzsanna Fekete

Restaurant Day August 18

Zsuzsanna Fekete and me

Zsuzsanna Fekete and me

A table of delicious cakes

Zsuzsanna Fekete(left) serving her cakes/muffins

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sarkany-Aranytiz IM 2013-FM Torma,R(HUN)

IM Group
IM To and FM Torma shared first with 7/9. This result gave Torma his third IM norm.

The GM-IM groups
WFM Grigoryan Meri(ENG)

1IMTo Nhat Minh2296HUN*½½11110117
2FMTorma Robert2385HUN½*½11½1½117
3IMOrso Miklos2327HUN½½*½½½½1½15.5
4Balint Vilmos2216HUN00½*½101115
5FMBrustkern J2227GER00½½*011115
6FMLyell Mark2219ENG0½½01*011½4.5
7IMIanov Viktor2314UKR00½101*½½03.5
8Gal Tamas2240HUN1½0000½*½13.5
9Koczo Kristof2282HUN00½000½½*12.5
10WFMGrigoryan M2052ENG00000½100*1.5

Here is FM Torma's rd7 game.

Torma,Robert (2385) - Koczo,Kristof (2282)
Caro-Kann 4..Nd7[B17]
Sarkany-Aranytiz IM
Budapest, Hungary (7), 23.08.2013

Position 1
Black took some liberties in the opening and now Kd8 is a wandering target. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


Sarkany-Aranytiz GM Budapest 2013 Rd1-IM Galyas(HUN)

TWIC 981: Sarkany-Aranytiz GM
GM Hera Imre Jr. and IM Mihok, Oliver shared first with 6/9. IM Galyas finished in clear second with 5.5/9.

IM Galyas(standing on left) observing the action
Photo-Thomas Heyl

1GMHera Imre Jr.2567HUN*½10½1½11½6
2IMMihok Oliver2451HUN½*½1½011½+6
3IMGalyas Miklos2409HUN0½*½11½½½15.5
4FMJovanovic D2402SRB10½*½½1½105
5GMMedvegy Zoltan2560HUN½½0½*½½1014.5
IMHagen A2415DEN010½½*½0114.5
7GMGonda Laszlo2538HUN½0½0½½*½1+4.5
8FMVertetics Attila2404HUN00½½01½*½½3.5
9IMArngrimsson D2385ISL0½½0100½*+3.5
10IMLudwig Daniel2479USA½-0100-½-*2

Here is the first round clash between IM Galyas and GM-elect Ludwig.

Galyas,Miklos (2409) - Ludwig,Daniel (2479)
King’s Indian 8.Be3 Ng4[E94]
Sarkany-Aranytiz GM 

Budapest, Hungary (1), 17.08.2013

Position 1
Black has given a piece for two pawns to break open the kingside. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play