International Master and Chess Coach Attila Turzo

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Chess Diary 08.27.2021. Cambridge-Springs

Chess Diary 08.27.2021. Cambridge-Springs

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 27, 2021

I started my morning a little opening review, then in the afternoon I was teaching 3 students. We analyzed a few of their games:  An interesting game about how to play against a gambit, some good defensive ideas in the variations: ...

Chess Diary 08.26.2021. Taimanov and Ben-onis

Chess Diary 08.26.2021. Taimanov and Ben-onis

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 26, 2021

Today morning I continued my opening studies. In the afternoon and in the evening I was teaching 3 students. In the night I reviewed openings and played 2 games which I analyzed. This game I played in one of the coaching session today. He played...

Chess Diary 08.25.2021. Alapin rook endgame

Chess Diary 08.25.2021. Alapin rook endgame

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 25, 2021

Today I started my day with opening review and then I was teaching 5 students, 2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon and 1 in the night. After the coaching sessions I played a game. My opponent played the Alapin Sicilian. I equalized and wanted mor...

Chess Diary 08.24.2021. Taimanov Qf3-h3

Chess Diary 08.24.2021. Taimanov Qf3-h3

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 24, 2021

Today in the morning I did my opening studies and I was teaching 4 students. In the evening I did a little opening study and played a game. My opponent played the Qf3-h3 manover to attack the h7 pawn and I reacted badly. Black need to keep the kni...

Chess Diary 08.23.2021. Old Benoni

Chess Diary 08.23.2021. Old Benoni

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 23, 2021

Today in the morning I studied openings for 1 hour. In the night I made some opening review and played my daily game. The time control was 3 minutes per player.  Thank you for reading this post. I wish you great games and a nice day!

Chess Diary 08.22.2021. Accepted Queen's gambit

Chess Diary 08.22.2021. Accepted Queen's gambit

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 22, 2021

I did opening study in the afternoon and also in the night before my daily game. I got a superior position in the opening, but I did not know his reply and spent too much time. Later I moved into a nice double-attack on my knight and my backrank.&...

Chess Diary 08.21.2021. English-Meran opening

Chess Diary 08.21.2021. English-Meran opening

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 21, 2021

Today in the night I reviewed my openings and then played a game. My opponent played the English opening. I played a Meran setup. He delayed d4. I used a lot of time, because it was new for me. It became very sharp. He sacrificed his queen. I defe...

Chess Diary 08.20.2021. Queen's gambit with Ne4

Chess Diary 08.20.2021. Queen's gambit with Ne4

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 20, 2021

In the evening I reviewed my openings and study some new lines in the Meran.  Then played a game. My opponent played an early Ne4 which allowed me to play early e4 to gain control of the center and attack his king: Thank you for reading...

Chess Diary 08.18.2021. Taimanov with Qf3

Chess Diary 08.18.2021. Taimanov with Qf3

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 18, 2021

Today I reviewed my openings around 30 minutes and then played a game. My opponent played the Qf3 line against the Taimanov. It was new for me. I allowed him to come to b5 with his knight. I misjudged the situation. I allowed Nb5, because I was th...

Chess Diary 08.14.2021. Alapin Sicilian

Chess Diary 08.14.2021. Alapin Sicilian

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 14, 2021

Today I studied my openings a bit in the morning and had a lesson with a student. We analyzed one of his games:  Then we analyzed his next game which was very interesting because of the possible sacrifices for opening the position and a...

Chess Diary 08.13.2021. g4 Meran

Chess Diary 08.13.2021. g4 Meran

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 13, 2021

In the morning I analyzed a game with a student: Plans in a reversed King's Indian Defense which can be used in a normal KID too. Studied an another game about the Caro-Kann defense: I studied a bit of my openings. What is the be...

Chess Diary 08.11.2021. Slav defense

Chess Diary 08.11.2021. Slav defense

IM AttilaTurzo
| Aug 11, 2021

Today I had a lesson with a student where we analyzed an interesting pawn endgame: I showed him an interesting game I played yesterday about attack and counter-attack: I studied my white openings a bit and after that I played a game. I ...

Road to the Grandmaster title | Panov-attack

Road to the Grandmaster title | Panov-attack

IM AttilaTurzo
| Jun 25, 2021

In the evening we arrived to Balatonfüred to have 1 week holiday. I went to run on the beach. Then I solved puzzles. After the tactics I played a training game. My opponent played the Panov-attack. He got an isolated pawn. I captur...

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