SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Our man in Budapest, Michael Yip, has just made available the April 2012 issue of his newsletter! You can download it now from the sidebar icon.
-1199 games, 215 annotated
-An interesting ending and a nice tactical shot from Cappelle
-Josef Varosi Open(7 rounds <2200 FIDE) Szepes, Tamas and Mezei, Csaba came in equal first scoring 6/7 with Szepes taking first on tie-breaks
-Budapest Team Championship: I lost both my games
-28th Cappelle la Grande Open 2012: Pentala Harikrishna won on tie-break ahead of Parimarjan Negi, Tornike Sanikidze, Tigran Gharamian and Martyn Kravtsiv after all scored 7/9. GM Banusz with 6.5/9. Harikrishna’s and key games the ten Hungarian players(Szabo K, Czebe etc) annotated
-Caissa GM 2012: FM Kislik(USA) based in Hungary had a great result taking clear first with 6/9.
-EU Women’s Ch 2012:GM HOANG Thanh Trang had 7/11.
-Player Profiles: Two positional players-Horvath,J and Pinter,J are examined in depth for their white repertoires.
Horvath a wide positional repertoire using 1.d4, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 Reti. Systems with which feature g3 like the Catalan and g3 King’s Indian figure prominently.
(b)GM Pinter, J
Pinter is a fantasic 1.d4 positional player, strong in endings and attacking positions.
(a)Grunfeld TWIC 900-903:Although Miton had sucess with Russian system and quasi-Russian system lines, black is holding firm in all lines.
(b)Trends from Cappelle: Key games from all openings examined