London system against the King's indian defense

London system against the King's indian defense

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1 day ago

When white plays the London system against the King's indian defense, then his king's position can be safer than in the usual king's indian lines, because of his dark square bishop joins the defense. Today I played a game against a USCF Candi...

Penetration and blockade

Penetration and blockade

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2 days ago

Today's first game was again against a computer assisted user, after the game, the chess.com staff marked the opponent as computer user. I made a mistake, I allowed him to get the a-file and under the pressure instead of the passive defense I tr...

Space advantage

Space advantage

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3 days ago

My opponent played again a strange opening after yesterday 1.e4 c5 2.Nh3. He played e6,d6,c6,f6,g6. We played a game in this opening around 1 week ago. In that game I got an advantage, but it ended as a draw. Yesterday I analysed all 3 games I p...

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

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4 days ago

2. Nh3 Is that a joke? I felt I should have a fine position againsg that move, but after around 15 moves I found myself under the pressure and attack against my king. I played too early f7-f5. He did not find the nice Bxh6 sacrifice to capitalise ...

New ideas in the old ben-oni

New ideas in the old ben-oni

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5 days ago

My opponent played very well today the old-benoni, so after the game I decided to dive into it and spent aorund 2 hours to find an advantage for white. Looks like the lines with Bb5 and then dxe6 may give a small edge or playing Ng1-e2-g3 manover ...

How to checkmate the dragon?

How to checkmate the dragon?

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8 days ago

Today my opponent showed a great performance and checkmated my dragon. In the openings I overlooked a pawn. His pieces became so active, I needed to give up one pawn. I gave up the wrong pawn. He got a defended passed pawn. After winning the...

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

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9 days ago

Today I played with a strong ukrainen player. I played him a few days ago with the same colour. We played a draw in a long game. I analysed the opening deeply and found an improvment.  I decided to play a6 in the alapin to prevent the Bb...

Attacking and blockading pawns

Attacking and blockading pawns

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10 days ago

Today I played with a german player, who was rated 2001 in standard time control. This time I streamed both the game and the analysis. He played the english opening. I played the Botwinnik setup with c5 and e5 to gain space and control d4.&nbs...

London system against the Dutch

London system against the Dutch

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11 days ago

Today I decided to increase my standard rating and to play 1 game every day. My first game was a quick one, my opponent resigned after 3 moves. Possible he needed to run somewhere. My next opponent played the Dutch defense and I decided to te...

Accepting new students again

Accepting new students again

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Mar 6, 2018

Dear Friends, After a long break, I decided to accept new students again. I would like to coach dedicated students who can study with me weekly and have other at least 3-4 hours to study at his/her own and has a deep love about chess. If you...

The Pirc against the London system

The Pirc against the London system

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Oct 20, 2017

In this game my opponent was the hungarian international master Emil Szalanczy. He is famous about his attacking style, played a lot of nice dragon games.   I played the London sytem with Nc3 and he continued to...

Breaking the pawn structure

Breaking the pawn structure

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Oct 19, 2017

In the last game of the tournament I played with hungarian international master Zoltan Nemeth, who is the publisher of the hungarian chess magazine Sakkvilag.   He played the Be3 line of the closed sicilian. I missed the move order and played ...

Active queen against rook, bishop and knight

Active queen against rook, bishop and knight

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Oct 18, 2017

I played the next game against the hungarian international master Sandor Farago               I played the London system and he played c5 and early b5 pawn sacrifice. He could win it back with a close to equal position, but decided to no...

The Maroczy reloaded

The Maroczy reloaded

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Oct 17, 2017

My 14 year old hungarian opponent Tamas Ongut decided to play the Maroczy Bind against me. I suspected his preparation and played a different move, than in the game before to prevent his possible exchanges.  He sacrificed a pawn for some attack...

Pressure in the Maroczy Bind

Pressure in the Maroczy Bind

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Oct 16, 2017

Against the tournament leader, national master Gabriel Bick I played the hyper accelerated dragon and he decided to build up the Maroczy Bind.                              I had a hard time under the pressure and in a given moment I...

Victory against american supertalent Nikhil Kumar

Victory against american supertalent Nikhil Kumar

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Oct 14, 2017

Yesterday I played a supertalent from the USA, FIDE master Nikhil Kumar. He is only 13 years old and his top FIDE rating was 2479. He won the under 12 world championship in 2016.                         He played d5, c5 with Bg4 aga...

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