Sunday 28 October 2012

With juniors in Malmö....

Yesterday was quite a nice day in Limhamns S.K. in Malmö when Daniel Semcesen "The Vulture"  and I had a training session with juniors from Scania.
We had 10 juniors and according to Daniel, who was responsible for the whole organisation, it was best of them who are usually there.
Of course Philip Lindgren (Swedish Junior Champion) and Linus Johansson, two best juniors in Scania was not there due to their participation in Hoogoven in Netherlands.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

A training for the juniors in Malmö

Chess federation of Scania (Southern Swedish region) organises chess training for juniors on Saturday 27th October.
I will be one of the trainers, and I shall take this opportunity to invite  juniors there as there are still some places left.
The second trainer will be IM Daniel Semcesen.
Also, I got a mail today about one weekend tournament in Lund, and in the text you can read about it.

Friday 19 October 2012

The solutions for the combinations 7-12

Porat Maya E2246 - Bejtovic Jasmin E2405
Prague open 2011

This one is somehow typical for my style of play.
My opponent just moved her queen from e3 and in mutual time trouble I didn´t missed a chance to take advantage of the weak diagonal a7-g1.
40. Qb4, Rb8
41. Rxb8
and here I missed 41...Nb3+ with mate, and played "weaker"
Anyway, she resigned immediately.

Bejtovic Jasmin E2335 - Beil Martin E2238
Pardubice Open 2008

I got some feedback that some of the combinations were very easy. This one is not one of them for sure.
It is very interesting that I foreseen the combination the few moves earlier and it seems that White is not doing so well here.
32. Bxa6+
This bishop will hang later, and don´t forget a mate on e1.
33. Qxd4+!
The bishop can not be taken, because of check on a4 and rook on e8 is lost.
34. Qb4+, Kc7
35. Qa5+, Kd6
36. h3
...and White won on move 50.

Dancevski Orce E2385 - Bejtovic Jasmin E2413
Neum 2011

I was lost for the most of the game, but I got my chance in this position.
50. Kxg3, Qf1
How to protect against Qg1# ?
51. Qb2 (51. Kh2, Qf2+ 52. Kh1, g3 -+)
52. Qg2, Qe1+
I won a rook on b4, and the game on move 63.

Bejtovic Jasmin E2404 - Moberg Karl E2290
Elitserien 10/11  Gothenburg 2011

This is the position from my analysis. I won the game on time, but earlier I missed at least three wins.
If this position arose it would be just crazy.
31. Rg7+!!
31...Bxg7 (31...Kh8 32. Nf7# ; 31...Kf8 32. Qc4+-)
32. Qc4+, Kh8
33. Qf7, Rg8
34. fxg7+, Rxg7
35. Qf8+, Rg8
36. Qh6#

Timoshenko G. E2569 - Bejtovic J. E2403
Cappelle la Grande 2011

This is also a position from the analysis.
In the game I moved my bishop on f6 (and lost on move 30) but what would happen if I moved my bishop on d6 instead (which was my intention before I calculated winning combination for White).
20. Qh3, h6 (20...g6 21. Bxg6!!, fxg6 22. Qe6+-)
21. Bxg7, Nxg7 (21...Kxg7 22. Qf5+-)
22. Qxh6, f5
23. Bc4+, Rf7
24. Qg5 +-
A rook is hanging on d8 and White takes Rxf5 on the next move.

Bejtovic Jasmin E2307 - Eklund Joel E2100
Lund Open 2007

This one is very easy.
19. Qxf6+
Black resigned because he will lose a piece when I check him on d5 (one or two times) and take back a queen on b6.

Thursday 18 October 2012

The solutions for the combinations 1-6

The first combination was from the game:

Bejtovic J. E2425 - Clausen S. E2237 
Rogaska Slatina 2011

Everyone who found this sequence can considered the combination as solved.
32. c6!, Rxc6 (32...d3 33. Qc3, d2 34. Nxd2, Qxd2 35. Qxd2, Rxd2 36. c7 +-)
33. Rxe5!, Rxc4
34. Rxd5, Rxd2
35. Rxd8
and White won on move 37.
The point of this combination is that I sacrificed my c-pawn for the e-pawn and than White can easily convert his material advantage. Black tried to refute an idea of c5-c6 by taking with the rook (32...bxc6 33. Rc5 and e5 falls ) but White just transposed into endgame.

Bejtovic Jasmin E2405 - Vogel Jaap 2207
Cappelle la Grande 2011

This is the easiest combination out of this twelve.
A motive is the weakens of the back rank, just for the minor difference we have the knight on f7 instead of the pawn.
19. Nxd5!
and Black can never take on d5. Or?
19...exd5 ?!
20. Qxe8
Black resigned.

Wieczorek Oscar E2330 - Bejtovic Jasmin E2405
GM Marianske Lazne 2011

This was was missed opportunity for me.
I played:
40. Qe6+, Rg6
41. Qh3
with a repetition
I could have won the game if I understood that only what I need is my rook on f3 and he can never protect his knight of g2.
40. Kh2, e4!
41. Bxe4, Nxe4
...and now if he recaptures on e4 then I just play Rf3 which wins on the spot.
42. Rf1, Qxf1
43. Rxf1, Rxf1
...and Black has winning position.

Bejtovic J. E2338 - Umanec F. E2200
Prague Open 2010

My opponent just sacrificed a piece on g4.
13. hxg4, hxg4
14. Ne5, Nxe5
15. dxe5
His point now was that if he takes
it hangs my queen on d1 and mate on h2, but he missed
16. Qxg4+ , ("Yes Hastings, it is check!" )
He played instead
and eventually lost on move 22.

Bejtovic J. E2405 - Schula M. E2300
Prague Open 2011

I won a piece (and the game) after:
26. Nxe4, Bxe4 (26...Nxe4 27. Bxe4, Bxe4 28. Bc5 +-)
27. Bc5
and the bishop on e4 was lost.

Bejtovic J. E2332 - Berkell P. E2211
Elitserien 09/20  Malmö 2009

In this example my opponent missed a chance to save a draw with:
35. Kxh1, Ng3+
36. Kh2 (36. Kg1, Bc5+ 37. Kh2, Nf1+ with Nf1-Ng3 draw)
37. Kg1 (37. Kh1, Ng3+)
38. Kh1, Ng3+
....with perpetual
I won on move 62.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

The combinations...

Here are the twelve combinations from my own games. Some of them are from my old games and some of them are from my recent games.
As always, there are very simple combinations but some of them are the real puzzles.
In only one of them black should play for a draw (third row on the right side).
As always some of them was played by me and some of them by my opponents and of course some of them are just missed opportunities.
The solutions comes tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

White on move
White on move

Black on move
White on move
White on move

Black on move
White on move

Black on move
White on move
White on move
White on move

Sunday 14 October 2012

Analysis of the Elitserien games - Part 3/3

It is time to show my best game from the beginning of Elitserien.
Of course that was my victory against young Swedish GM Nils Grandelius.
If you are interested in his opinions about chess, chess politics this blog and so on than you can read his interview on this blog :
Grandelius interview - Part one
Grandelius interview - Part two
The game will not be commentated on usual way, but this time from the point of view of chess psychology and it will be some details about opening preparation.

Friday 12 October 2012

Analysis of the Elitserien games - Part 2/3

It is time to show my second game from Elitserien and this time it is a game from round number two, against Jörgen Eriksson (E2213).
A diagram in introduction is not from this game, but has a lot to do with the game and I will, as in the previous post, explain some points in strategy about these positions.
As in the previous post it will not be classical analyse of the game, but more an article about my articles about improvement in chess, but this time showed on practical examples.
It will contain some information from my old games too.

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Analysis of the Elitserien games - Part 1/3

I shall use an opportunity to show my games from Elitserien and to show some of my theoretical thoughts in practise.
I will not analyze my games (for the blog purpose) on the conventional way.
This can be found everywhere. I shall just try to share some of my thought (in connections with my articles about improvement in chess) and my games from Elitserien will be a material for this.
This doesn´t mean that I thought like this during the games, and for those who want just to see the games I will provide it in usual form in chess viewer.

Monday 8 October 2012

Elitserien, Malmö 5-7 October

I have mixed feeling after the first three rounds of Swedish chess league, Elitserien.
While I can be satisfied with my play (and finally with the results) my team can be satisfied with a play but not with a results.
We lost two matches and won one.
If we consider that lost against very strong team of LASK was expected and our victory against lower rated (but very unpredictable) team of Rockaden Umeå was also expected, than for the final verdict from Malmö´s part of Elitserien essential was our match against home side, Limhamns S.K.
We lost with minimal possible margin.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Swedish Elitserien starts this weekend

This weekend starts Swedish chess league, Elitserien...
The league is a team competition between 10 best Swedish clubs (or their first teams).
It is worth to notice that Swedish league (Elitserien in the rest of the text) is going to be played on 5 occasions.
Two times during a season teams will play three matches during a weekend and there will be three matches when clubs will play home or away.
It sounds a bit confusing, but this is much better than how it looks for couple of years ago.
This is my second year in the row when I will play for my new club Eksjö S.K.