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Road to the Grandmaster title - First Saturday June IM tourney

Road to the Grandmaster title - First Saturday June IM tourney

AttilaTurzo
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My next tourney will start tomorrow. 10 players will play 9 games in 10 days. We have players from Serbia, Ireland, France and from Hungary. I am the 5th on the starting rating list.

Starting rank list of players

No.   Name FideID FED Rtg
8
GM Ilincic Zlatko 900346 SRB 2383
1
IM Szeberenyi Adam 710466 HUN 2373
3
FM O`donnell Conor 2504243 IRL 2331
6
FM Papadiamandis Elliot 36074160 FRA 2327
2
IM Turzo Attila 704954 HUN 2311
7
Geher Koppany 785091 HUN 2291
5
Pogany Zsombor 785369 HUN 2259
10
FM Lyell Mark 402354 ENG 2233
9
Fule Simon 787515 HUN 2198
4
Mihalik Agoston 719021 HUN 2194

I started my chess training today by playing 3 training games.

In the first game I was able to win a nice game in an exchange slav. My opponent did not castle and by opening the e-file I got a strong position and was able to win his queen:

The 2nd game was very wild. He played the advance variation in the Caro-kann. I sacrificed 2 pawns and then lost the 3rd one, but I got counterplay and after his mistakes I was able to win back the pawns and level the game.

In the final game I lost in a London system. I got the better position out of the opening, but played passively and under the pressure I used too much time and made mistakes in the end.

One key learning from my recent games is I will give more importance to the activity of the pieces.

Last day I managed to sleep 6.5 hours. Need more!

My blitz rating went from 2452 to 2455. 

In the last 13 days I played 68 games, lost 37 games and won 21 games and drew 10 games.

You can watch the games and the analysis on this video:

I was running today with my daughter. The weather is better and better every day. We had fun time today. We went also to the Church and She lighted 4 candles to remember 4 family members and friends who passed away.


In the night I did my 1 hour daily calculation training. It was the 60th day.

I did 140 easier puzzles and 2 hard ones:

You can watch and solve the puzzles on this video:

Would you like to improve your chess?
I am accepting new students.
I have 26 years of teaching experience.
You can read about my coaching philosophy and methods in this article:

You can email me about lessons at attilaturzo@gmail.com
Have great games!