Sicilian Grand Prix Attack | round 3 | Lyell-Turzo

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack | round 3 | Lyell-Turzo

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In round 3 of the Vezerkepzo international tournament I played with the great attacker FIDE-Master Mark Lyell from England.

I played 2...d6 against Nc3 to be able to play the Najdorf if white continues with Nf3 and d4.

The drawback of d6 if I want to play d5 I lose a move compared to d7-d5.

He played the Grand Prix attack. I prepared for that, but still I was unfamiliar with the early f4-f5 system after d2-d4. I rememberd to play gxf5 exf5 and e6-e5, but I did not like to open up my king. I played Qe7 to defend e6 but it was passive and he got the high pressure. I defended well and the position was close to equal, but I used too much time for the defense and in the time pressure I made a big blunder. I was fixated on a nice combination, I forgot his move opened the c3 square for the knight to stop my b2 pawn. So my rook sacrifice was a rook blunder.

It was a painful loss, but made me more determined to study and play better!

Rank after Round 3 

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 2
AFM Fishchuk Vladyslav UKR 2253 2,5 0,75 2
2 8
IM Turzo Attila HUN 2312 2,0 2,50 2
3 4
FM Fule Simon HUN 2280 2,0 2,00 2
4 6
GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2455 2,0 1,50 1
5 5
FM Lyell Mark ENG 2153 1,5 3,00 1
6 7
Nemeth Zalan IRL 2177 1,5 2,50 1
7 1
IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2331 0,5 1,25 0
8 3
Majoros Rozsa Evelin HUN 1957 0,5 0,25 0
AIM Daroczi Donat HUN 2132 0,5 0,25 0
10 10
FM Juhasz Agoston HUN 2364 0,0 0,00 0

You can look all the details of the tourney at

The games start at 3:00 pm Budapest time, which is 9:00 am New York, 6:00 am Los Angeles, 2:00 pm London time.

Today I will play with International Grandmaster Valeriy Neverov from Ukraine.

In the morning I was running with my daughter who joined me with the roller skate.

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