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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Oct-23-17
I live in Stredokluky (a village near Prague, Czech republic). I play both practical and correspondence chess. My rating in practical chess (Czech national ELO) oscillates somewhere between 2010 and 2060, in correspondence chess I have rating 2155 (my best was 2220 in the middle of 90's). I have no special favorite player but I like to view good games of old masters (Tarrasch, Schlechter, Chigorin etc.)
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   Honza Cervenka has kibitzed 9227 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-05-17 Schiffers vs H W Trenchard, 1898
 
Honza Cervenka: It was necessary to give check on e5 before playing b4-b3 in move 72. 72...Qd3+ is less precise as after 73.Ka5 or 73.Kc5 black b-Pawn still cannot advance.
 
   Oct-01-17 Showalter vs A Schwarz, 1898
 
Honza Cervenka: Instructive game showing the power of Bishop pair, which was "transformed" in proper time into decisive Pawn weaknesses on black's Kingside. 25...Re7 was not the best way to avoid threatening 26.Bxb7+, 25...Kb8 with idea to get the King on a7 was a bit better defense.
 
   Oct-01-17 G Marco vs Maroczy, 1898
 
Honza Cervenka: I feel that black could get more here with his Bishop pair and space advantage.
 
   Oct-01-17 Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898
 
Honza Cervenka: 2...Qa5!? is one of Sergei Movsesian's pet lines in Alapin. See Repertoire Explorer: Sergei Movsesian (black)
 
   Sep-16-17 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: Not always "natural moves" played by most of us commons on autopilot in opening are absolutely harmless. In many lines and in many positions there are nuances and subtleties, which even grandmasters are not always aware of. A few times I had opportunity to see GM Jansa giving
 
   Sep-16-17 Svidler vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: 4...Nf6 is a bit better than 4...Be7.
 
   Sep-12-17 Grischuk vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <Isn't this line better than the game line, too? 23. Qxe5 Rxb2 24. Rxd6 (or 24. Qxd6 Qxd6 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Rxe2+ 27. Kf1 Rxe3) Bxe5 25. Rxd7 Rxd7 26. Rxd7 Rxe2+ 27. Kf1 Rxe3> After 23.Qxe5 Rxb2 white can play 24.Qa5.
 
   Sep-11-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <Domdaniel: And Grischuk wins. Exit Navara.> The first tie-break game decided the outcome of the match. David had all in his hands there but he let Grischuk to slip off the hook from a lost position with less than 1 minute against 8 or nine at the beginning. Alas but ...
 
   Sep-10-17 F Vallejo Pons vs W So, 2017 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <What about this line, for example: 11. Nc3 Qg3+ 12. Bf2 Qxg4 13. Be2 Qf4 14. Nh3 Qh6 15. Rg1 Nbd7?> 15.Ng5 can be better than 15.Rg1 in this line. Black is Pawn up but white is fine here as well. 11...Qe6 is much more unpleasant for white, and 12.Kd2 was not the best ...
 
   Sep-10-17 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <SirRuthless: 30. Rd1 is not a human move with 7s on the clock. It locks the K in with no cracks to escape to the Q side after 30...Bg3+ and 31.Kf1 is forced. That looks insane to the eye. Impossible to play that in a real game;that's the definition of an engine move.> ...
 
   Sep-09-17 Grischuk vs Navara, 2017
   Sep-08-17 Jobava vs Yu Yangyi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-03-17 Hort vs Korchnoi, 1971
   Sep-03-17 Korchnoi vs Hort, 1981
   Sep-03-17 A Schneider vs M Dvoretsky, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-02-17 Yates vs Tartakower, 1925
   Aug-31-17 Albin vs Maroczy, 1903
   Aug-15-17 A Moiseenko vs B Grachev, 2012
   Aug-15-17 Navara vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Anand vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1923
   Aug-15-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Navara vs Caruana, 2017
   Aug-15-17 S Smagin vs A Khruschiov, 2002
   Jul-27-17 Englisch vs Metger, 1877
   Jul-26-17 S Urusov vs Jaenisch, 1854
   Jul-26-17 Steinitz vs Burn, 1895
   Jul-23-17 M Sinclair vs P Garbett, 1996
   Jul-23-17 Englisch vs Paulsen, 1879
   Jul-23-17 Paulsen vs Englisch, 1887
   Jul-23-17 Paulsen vs Englisch, 1882
   Jul-23-17 Englisch vs Winawer, 1878
   Jul-23-17 A Fritz vs Englisch, 1880
   Jul-23-17 Wittek vs Englisch, 1882
   Jul-18-17 Tal vs Koblents, 1957 (replies)
   Jul-09-17 Svidler vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-08-17 Lahno vs O Berezin, 2003
   Jul-04-17 R Bergstrom vs S Khademalsharieh, 2017
   Jul-03-17 Vladimir P Malaniuk (replies)
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Short, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Kholmov, 1985
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983
   Jul-03-17 Ratmir Kholmov
   Jun-22-17 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 (replies)
   Jun-21-17 Krum Georgiev vs Tseshkovsky, 1986 (replies)
   Jun-21-17 V Osnos vs Krum Georgiev, 1982
   Jun-21-17 Geller vs Portisch, 1962
   Jun-21-17 Uhlmann vs Krum Georgiev, 1983
   Jun-14-17 Kramnik vs Karjakin, 2017
   Jun-13-17 Filip vs J Vesely, 1961
   Jun-03-17 Najdorf vs N Padevsky, 1962 (replies)
   May-28-17 Ekaterina Bykovskikh vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-15-17 Anand vs Tiviakov, 1992
   Apr-15-17 Tiviakov vs Anand, 1992
   Apr-02-17 T Thiel vs Ftacnik, 1992
   Mar-30-17 Svidler vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-24-17 W Winter vs Feigin, 1937
   Mar-24-17 Winawer vs Anderssen, 1877
   Mar-22-17 Spielmann vs M Walter, 1923
   Mar-22-17 J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
   Mar-14-17 V Laznicka vs Sveshnikov, 2017
   Mar-14-17 Paulsen vs V Knorre, 1865
   Mar-08-17 A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-05-17 Tarrasch vs G Irion, 1887
   Mar-04-17 Larsen vs Spassky, 1968
   Mar-04-17 Larsen vs Spassky, 1968
   Feb-28-17 P T Duffy vs Steinitz, 1865
   Feb-27-17 Vidmar vs B Kostic, 1931
   Feb-24-17 A Kushnir vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965
   Feb-24-17 Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-17-17 F Thorbergsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs A Gudmundsson, 1964
   Feb-17-17 F Thorbergsson vs Taimanov, 1962
   Feb-17-17 Kholmov vs F Thorbergsson, 1962
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs G Palmason, 1964
   Feb-17-17 Wade vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 Gligoric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 I Asmundsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs F Olafsson, 1964
   Feb-17-17 I Johannsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs T Bjornsson, 1964
   Jan-24-17 R Wojtaszek vs Bacrot, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 E Bukhman vs Y Sakharov, 1965
   Jan-22-17 A Bykhovsky vs G Kuzmin, 1965
   Jan-22-17 V Osnos vs Vladimir Lepeshkin, 1965
   Jan-22-17 Vasiukov vs Polugaevsky, 1965
   Jan-20-17 M Bennedik vs J A Barlow, 1998
   Jan-17-17 Chiburdanidze vs N Gaprindashvili, 1978
   Jan-16-17 P Dubinin vs Kotov, 1936
   Jan-16-17 Uhlmann vs Spassky, 1967
   Jan-16-17 Veresov vs V Makogonov, 1940
   Jan-16-17 Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 (replies)
   Jan-12-17 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-17 Petrosian vs H Pfleger, 1968
   Jan-05-17 Uhlmann vs Sliwa, 1957
   Dec-22-16 I Rabinovich vs Ragozin, 1935 (replies)
   Dec-21-16 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-21-16 Alburt vs M Ruderfer, 1970 (replies)
   Dec-16-16 Novotelnov vs L Shamkovich, 1950
   Dec-10-16 Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-10-16 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1903
   Dec-10-16 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1929
   Dec-10-16 W So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-07-16 J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 (replies)
   Dec-07-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Karpov vs C W Pritchett, 1974
   Dec-06-16 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Portisch vs Taimanov, 1959
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Portisch, 1959
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs G Borisenko, 1956
   Nov-29-16 Keres vs Taimanov, 1965
   Nov-29-16 Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1961 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Smyslov, 1961
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Keres, 1949
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Gligoric vs Taimanov, 1970
   Nov-28-16 Taimanov vs Sokolsky, 1949
   Nov-28-16 Mark Taimanov (replies)
   Nov-25-16 Jansa vs H Suradiradja, 1976
   Nov-16-16 Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1951
   Nov-16-16 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 (replies)
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-13-16 Geller vs Taimanov, 1953
   Nov-13-16 Taimanov vs Geller, 1966
   Nov-13-16 Geller vs Taimanov, 1969
   Nov-11-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-08-16 P Smirnov vs A Popov, 2014
   Oct-02-16 Ivkov vs Piket, 1985
   Oct-02-16 A Giri vs Anand, 2016
   Sep-27-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
   Sep-15-16 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Euwe vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-08-16 J Vakhidov vs V Laznicka, 2016
   Sep-05-16 Navara vs Kasimdzhanov, 2016
   Sep-03-16 Abubukr Abdalsalam vs M Nikolov, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-19-16 Y Shulman vs Seirawan, 2012
   Aug-19-16 Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1887 (replies)
   Aug-14-16 Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1921 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988
   Aug-09-16 Kasparov vs Ehlvest, 1978 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 F Olafsson vs Gligoric, 1959
   Aug-08-16 Horwitz vs Kieseritzky, 1846
   Aug-08-16 Kieseritzky vs Horwitz, 1846
   Aug-08-16 Kieseritzky vs Horwitz, 1846
   Aug-08-16 J Kozma vs Filip, 1963
   Aug-08-16 J Kozma vs Filip, 1955
   Aug-07-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Kotov vs Bronstein, 1945
   Jul-28-16 Smejkal vs E Nowak, 1972
   Jul-28-16 Van der Wiel vs A Fernandes, 1995
   Jul-26-16 Bologan vs A Korobov, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-15-16 K A Walbrodt vs Lipke, 1893
   Jul-10-16 Honza Cervenka chessforum (replies)
   Jul-10-16 R Grabczewski vs Sliwa, 1961
   Jul-09-16 Ivkov vs Larsen, 1960
   Jul-06-16 Duras vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1909
   Jul-06-16 Vidmar vs Schlechter, 1909
   Jul-06-16 O Bernstein vs Salwe, 1909
   Jul-06-16 Duras vs Nenarokov, 1909 (replies)
   Jul-06-16 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-06-16 Koneru vs Zhao Xue, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-01-16 Spassky vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
   Jun-29-16 Alekhine vs V O Smyslov, 1912 (replies)
   Jun-29-16 S Zinser vs Botvinnik, 1968
   Jun-23-16 Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985 (replies)
   Jun-21-16 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2016
   Jun-17-16 B Malich vs A Zaitsev, 1965
   Jun-17-16 C Roodzant vs Graf-Stevenson, 1936
   Jun-16-16 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896
   Jun-09-16 T Bjornsson vs Tal, 1964
   Jun-09-16 N Schouten vs N Gaprindashvili, 2016
   Jun-09-16 European Senior Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
   Jun-08-16 Korchnoi vs Hort, 1960
   Jun-07-16 Hort vs Korchnoi, 1967 (replies)
   Jun-07-16 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs Kholmov, 1975
   Jun-06-16 Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1962
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs Benko, 1960
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1953
   Jun-06-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jun-06-16 V Nebolsina vs L Rogule, 1998
   Jun-01-16 Plaskett vs I Gazik, 1978
   Jun-01-16 Plaskett vs Miles, 1986
   May-31-16 G Neumann vs Winawer, 1870
   May-30-16 G Neumann vs Winawer, 1867
   May-28-16 G Weimar vs W F van Essen, 1851
   May-26-16 D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 (replies)
   May-25-16 Navara vs V Kunin, 2016 (replies)
   May-25-16 Navara vs M Agopov, 2016
   May-25-16 Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 (replies)
   May-21-16 Leko vs E Romanov, 2015
   May-20-16 Euwe vs Tartakower, 1928
   May-15-16 Murey vs V Bondarenko, 1991 (replies)
   May-13-16 Burn vs Blackburne, 1889 (replies)
   May-13-16 K Rogoff vs Smyslov, 1976 (replies)
   May-13-16 Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862
   May-13-16 Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1969
   May-12-16 Steinitz vs V Green, 1864
   May-11-16 M Mannke Sr vs Sliwa, 1960
   May-11-16 Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1870 (replies)
   May-11-16 Lasker vs L L Labatt, 1893
   May-10-16 Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1923
   May-10-16 Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923
   May-10-16 Fisher vs Steinitz, 1872
   May-07-16 E Zagorjansky vs Simagin, 1945 (replies)
   May-06-16 Blackburne vs J Mason, 1889
   May-06-16 Burn vs Gunsberg, 1889
   May-06-16 Ujtelky vs Hort, 1959
   May-06-16 Karasev vs L Shamkovich, 1971
   May-06-16 L Shamkovich vs Karpov, 1971 (replies)
   May-06-16 Taimanov vs Stein, 1971
   May-06-16 Balashov vs Savon, 1971
   May-06-16 Y Nikolaevsky vs Krogius, 1971 (replies)
   May-06-16 Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 (replies)
   May-05-16 Bareev vs Short, 1992
   May-05-16 Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1992
   May-05-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   May-05-16 Fischer vs W G Addison, 1970
   May-01-16 Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 (replies)
   May-01-16 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   May-01-16 Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1992 (replies)
   Apr-30-16 Myers vs Savon, 1959
   Apr-30-16 Stein vs L Shamkovich, 1971
   Apr-30-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-30-16 Tal vs U Tarve, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-29-16 NN vs Steinitz, 1869
   Apr-26-16 Beliavsky vs Karpov, 1992 (replies)
   Apr-24-16 Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 2014
   Apr-24-16 R Mamedov vs Judit Polgar, 2014
   Apr-23-16 Potkin vs Judit Polgar, 2014
   Apr-23-16 Judit Polgar vs Tomashevsky, 2014
   Apr-22-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-13-16 Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 Svidler vs Bologan, 1995 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 S Khademalsharieh vs A Stefanova, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2016
   Apr-07-16 Maroczy vs P F Johner, 1908
   Apr-06-16 Kolisch vs Hamppe, 1859
   Apr-02-16 Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 (replies)
   Apr-02-16 Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1935
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Alekhine vs A West, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Marshall vs K Treybal, 1912
   Mar-26-16 K Treybal vs Burn, 1912
   Mar-26-16 Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1923
   Mar-26-16 Schlechter vs Alapin, 1911
   Mar-26-16 Hromadka vs Gruenfeld, 1922
   Mar-26-16 Saemisch vs K Treybal, 1922
   Mar-26-16 Alekhine vs H Wolf, 1922
   Mar-26-16 Movsesian vs Steffen Mages, 2016
   Mar-26-16 Opocensky vs Tartakower, 1922
   Mar-25-16 Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1923
   Mar-25-16 M Walter vs A Pokorny, 1923
   Mar-25-16 A Selezniev vs P F Johner, 1922
   Mar-25-16 P F Johner vs Opocensky, 1922
   Mar-25-16 G Marco vs Bogoljubov, 1922
   Mar-25-16 Spielmann vs Prokes, 1922
   Mar-25-16 H Wolf vs Tarrasch, 1922
   Mar-25-16 Przepiorka vs Euwe, 1922
   Mar-25-16 Gruenfeld vs A Selezniev, 1922
   Mar-25-16 H Wolf vs Tartakower, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 H Wolf vs A Selezniev, 1923
   Mar-25-16 A Pokorny vs Spielmann, 1923
   Mar-25-16 Hromadka vs Euwe, 1923
   Mar-25-16 Bogoljubov vs M Walter, 1923
   Mar-25-16 Ivanchuk vs E G F Hellers, 1987
   Mar-24-16 Karpov vs Savon, 1973
   Mar-22-16 H Westerinen vs Uhlmann, 1990
   Mar-22-16 Geller vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 N Rashkovsky vs Smyslov, 1973
   Mar-22-16 Keres vs Taimanov, 1973
   Mar-22-16 V Tukmakov vs Beliavsky, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1910 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 Polugaevsky vs Beliavsky, 1974 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 Beliavsky vs Polugaevsky, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-22-16 USSR Championship (1973) (replies)
   Mar-22-16 Morphy vs A D Ayers, 1855 (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-20-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-19-16 M Krisko vs Smejkal, 1972
   Mar-17-16 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-16-16 Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-15-16 V Tukmakov vs Mikhalchishin, 1978
   Mar-14-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-13-16 A Giri vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-12-16 Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1910
   Mar-12-16 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Mar-07-16 Smyslov vs L Blackstock, 1988
   Mar-05-16 Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1905
   Mar-05-16 Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1896
   Mar-05-16 Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1894
   Mar-05-16 S Boyd vs A Shaw, 1984
   Feb-28-16 T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 (replies)
   Feb-28-16 Przepiorka vs Spielmann, 1912
   Feb-22-16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2016) (replies)
   Feb-20-16 S Khademalsharieh vs V Gunina, 2016
   Feb-20-16 Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 (replies)
   Feb-20-16 Levenfish vs Capablanca, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-20-16 Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 (replies)
   Feb-13-16 Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1905 (replies)
   Feb-13-16 Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1907
   Feb-04-16 Kmoch vs Spielmann, 1928 (replies)
   Feb-03-16 Goglidze vs Flohr, 1935
   Feb-02-16 J Turner vs C Stanley, 1850
   Feb-02-16 C Schwede vs Metger, 1874
   Feb-02-16 F Deacon vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
   Feb-02-16 V Mikenas vs V G Kirillov, 1949
   Feb-02-16 H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945
   Feb-02-16 Alekhine vs H Carlsson, 1935
   Feb-02-16 R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-01-16 Anand vs Xie Jun, 1996
   Feb-01-16 Lutikov vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Feb-01-16 J Yuchtman vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 Hort vs Robert E Byrne, 1967
   Jan-31-16 Hort vs Seirawan, 1989
   Jan-31-16 Seirawan vs Hort, 1984
   Jan-31-16 Hort vs Seirawan, 1979
   Jan-26-16 Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-26-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
   Jan-24-16 Navara vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-24-16 G Marco vs H Wolf, 1905
   Jan-24-16 Blackburne vs Taubenhaus, 1905
   Jan-24-16 Janowski vs Maroczy, 1905
   Jan-24-16 Marshall vs Leonhardt, 1905
   Jan-24-16 Janowski vs Alapin, 1905
   Jan-23-16 Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
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Oct-09-12  TheTamale: Hi, Honza. For years I have enjoyed your comments. I have visited Prague, but alas, never Stredokluky. Greetings from a friend in the US!
Dec-24-12  wordfunph: Merry Christmas!
Jan-05-13  kudubux: Hello <Honza>!

I was wondering, what ever happened to that baby photo contest your daughter joined in? Did she win?

Feb-03-13
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  Honza Cervenka: <kudubux: Hello <Honza>!

I was wondering, what ever happened to that baby photo contest your daughter joined in? Did she win?>

No, we took the second place.

Jul-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I had a very strange, quick dream last night. I dreamt that < Honza Cervenka>'s real name was Richard Brierley and he was the son of an Australian Test cricketer named Walter Brierley.

How strange is the human mind!

Nov-28-14  MarkFinan: I don't know if your username is your real name but there's a chess app game in the Google play store with your name on it. I kept seeing it and thinking I know that name from somewhere! Maybe it's nothing to do with you and your name is pretty common in chess circles (or squares! Get it? Lol. I'm becoming a square, don't sweat, lol) but every time I see that app I think of your username here. ✌
Dec-25-14  wordfunph: <Honza> Merry Christmas!
Jan-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Pardon the intrusion, but I am looking for material for Game Collection: Prague Candidates Reserve Playoff (1956)

I was wondering if you have access to any relevant Czech sources. I am trying to find contemporary reports, and the dates of the games. Thank you.

Apr-14-15  ToTheDeath: One of the best kibitzers on this site, cheers to you!
May-08-15
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  Honza Cervenka: <Chessical> The match was quite well covered even by daily press then but unfortunately I don't have access to online archives.
May-09-15
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  Chessical: Thank you for taking the time to look. In the end, with the help of <Tabanus>, we were able to look up "Rudé Právo" on line. Here is our finished effort:

Prague Candidates Reserve Playoff (1956)

Dec-25-15
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  Knight13: <Honza Cervenka> Merry Christmas.
Jan-16-16
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  Domdaniel: Hej, Honza/Jan ...

I'm asking your advice, because you're a fine analyst, a good OTB player, an experienced CC player, and - after all these years on CG - a friend.

I'm still playing FIDE-rated team tournaments in Ireland, although my rating has gradually dropped from 2000+ to 1800 or so. I play in some weekend tournaments also, but I am no longer confident of getting my rating back up to where I feel it belongs.

So, I am thinking of mostly giving up OTB chess, and taking up Correspondendence Chess. What do you think?

Is this still a viable option, in the age of engines? I played some CC as a junior in the 1970s, and did quite well - but that was before strong engines. A couple of players who had similar OTB ratings to mine in those days have since become CC Masters. Plus I have been involved in some of the CG team games, such as those vs Arno Nickel.

Do you play CC at a competitive level? I think I could do reasonably well ... but I'm not sure about the apparent level of engine use (cheating?).

Have you any advice for me?

Thanks, Dom/G.

Jan-18-16
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  Ron: Hi Honza,

Missed chance by your countryman :(
Navara vs A Giri, 2016

Jan-30-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <Domdaniel> I played my last serious CC game back in 2002. It was too much time consuming and also quite expensive activity then for me. Of course, since then the CC changed a lot with arrival of really strong engines and now it is more centaur than correspondence chess. I don't have problem with that, and I believe that one day I will return to CC played by e-mail but right now I am too much busy for doing that seriously. But I am playing for fun some online chess, and I still try to play OTB in team competitions to help my friends from my chess club (though with quite mixed results and very bad start of the current season).
May-08-16
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  sachistu: Hi <Honza Cervenka>! I was wondering if you might have time to look at the introductory comments to a game in the publication Ceské listy sachové (1897)? There is an online copy available on chessarch.com (on the library tab) 1897 v2 page 95-96.

The typical venue, year and player information is apparently hidden in the introduction. From the limited portion I have been able to translate, there is apparently a discussion of the war of 1469 between King George (Jiri) of Podebrady and King Matthias (Matyas) of Bohemia. Exactly what, if anything, it has to do with the game escapes me. It was apparently a consultation game and the names of the players mentioned seem to be of that contemporary era (188n-189n).

I'm hoping you can translate enough of the text to determine the venue, the year and players (or cities) for both sides involved. I noticed from one of your kibitz you did not have access to online archives. If you are not able to access the chessarch site, perhaps I can extract the pages to send you. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Jun-06-16
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  Honza Cervenka: Nice little chess joke:


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White to move wins.

Jun-06-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> I don't see it. If you can download it in pdf or any similar format, you can send it to me via e-mail <jan.cervenka@soc.cas.cz>
Jun-14-16
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  sachistu: Hi <jan>. Have been away since June 2nd and just returned. The online (chessarch) copy is embedded in 3 volumes (1896 1897 1898) and thus not so easy to find. I will have to work on a way to pull out that section as the PDF (60Mb) is too big to send via my mail server. As soon as I can create something workable, I will send it to you.
Jul-10-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> The game was a composition of Dr. Jan Dobrusky and it was an allegory of the defeat and surrender of Matthias Corvinus by George of Poděbrady at Vilémov in February 1469 during so-called Bohemian War 1468-1478. The game was performed live by members of Czech Sokol and Czech Chess Association in historical costumes during a national exhibition.

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 d6 5. a3 Ne5 6. Ne2 c6 7. Ng3 Qa5+ 8. b4 Qc7 9. f4 Nd7 10. Qh5 g6 11. Qf3 Ne7 12. Bb2 Rg8 13. Nc3 Bg7 14. Bc4 Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd7 16. a4 a6 17. Rd1 Rd8 18. Rd2 c5 19. e5 dxe5 20. bxc5 Qxc5 21. Nce4 Qc7 22. fxe5 Nf5 23. a5 Nc8 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Qh5+ Ke7 27. Ba3+ Ke6 28. Ng5+ Kxe5 29. Bb2+ Kf4 30. Rf1+ Ke3 31. Qf3# 1-0

Jul-10-16  zhouyundong:


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17round!

Jul-10-16  zhouyundong: 1. C5F5 h7g7
2. H5H6 g7h6
3. E7F8 g3g7
4. F5F6 h6h5
5. D3F4 h5g4
6. F6G7 g4f3
7. G7C3 f3f4
8. F8H6 f4f5
9. C3A5 f5e4
10. A5A4 e4f5
11. A4F4 f5e6
12. F4G4 e6e7
13. H6G5 e7f7
14. G4F5 f7g7
15. F5F6 g7h7
16. F6F7 h7h8
17. D7D8Q
Jul-10-16
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  sachistu: Thanks <Honza Cervenka>!
Jul-11-16  zhouyundong: where to talk about continuous check's endgames?
Sep-14-17  jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?
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