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Martin Fette vs Bela Perenyi
"Perenyi'll Blossom" (game of the day Jul-22-2017)
Balatonbereny Open (1985), Balatonbereny HUN
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  0-1



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Jul-13-04  themindset: what a shame that this kid died before he got a real chance to shine, but at least the perenyi gambit will live on in his name.
Jul-13-04  platonov: Bela Perenyi was one of the greatest hungarian chess tacticians of all time. He died in a car accident, going to Saloniki in 1988, to see the games of his bridal, the later two-time olympian champion Ildiko Madl (She was the sub to the Polgar-team, Susan, Sofia, Judit).

Not forget that he was only an IM just because he never played for the title but for pleasure, when he needed only one safe draw to achieve a GM-norm, he played as always: bravely with sacrificies...

This is a hungarian page dedicated to him: to see his games, you do not have to know this language...

He has lots of novelties in a wilde range of openings, but the Perenyi-Attack is the most famous (6. Be3 e6 7.g4 against Najdorf). He deserves a book, as his friend, the two-time hungarian champion, Attila Schneider does, who also died at a young age.

Jul-13-04  platonov: I have to mention that he was a ticket-inspector at the Hungarian Railways (as i know), and not a chess-player. Anyway, he had a normal job, and he had not got the whole day to prepare against opponents.
Jul-13-04  Bobo Lo: That was a wonderful game. What a talent!
Jul-13-04  kevin86: It is so sad to hear when a young man dies all too soon. When it involves someone in a game that I enjoy so much-it is a double sorrow.

Is it my imagination-or has there been a lot of pawn promotion themes lately?

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  jaime gallegos: thanks platonov, Attila Schneider published a huge chessdatabase that still exists but only in magyar ... see
Jul-13-04  ajile: White doesn't have to retreat the Knight and give Black all this counterplay. I like 20.RE2 or 20.RD1. Then if PXN then NXP gives White an active Knight (as opposed to Knight stuck on A3) and active possibilities in the center.
Sep-10-10  paladin at large: This is a great game which deserves a renewed look.
Sep-10-10  whiteshark: Tournament was <Balatonbereny open>.
Sep-10-10  number 23 NBer: This game is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I dream of playing games that could even remotely approach this brilliancy. It's simply astounding to think black could win the position after the 26th move.Even if it isn't sound, this game amazes with its depth of combination.
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  perfidious: This was a fascinating combinative display by Perenyi.
Dec-28-11  alshatranji: Amazing indeed. It's not so often that one gets to see "real" sacrifices.
Dec-28-11  alshatranji: 25...Rxc1 is especially chilling. Not one of those tactical sacrifices with immediate results.
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  GrahamClayton: Absolutely incredible! As well as 18...♘xd5 & 25...♖xc1, allowing White to promote to Queen without any checking possibilities is also a brilliant idea.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: He allowed a Queen promotion with check. He allowed a Queen promotion with check. He allowed...
Jul-22-17  thegoodanarchist: Perenyi played at Balatonbereny as well as any
Jul-22-17  RandomVisitor: After 26...Bh4, white has two drawing strategies. After 27.c4 and activating his rook he is able to pick up two loose black pawns in exchange for the trapped knight. After 27.Re1 he is able to exchange away all the dangerous black pawns and now black - the exchange down - has no threats.

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <1.5 hours computer time>

+0.15/53 27.c4 d4 28.Re1 f5 29.Re7 f4 30.Rxg7 fxg3+ 31.Ke2 Bf6 32.Ra7 Kb6 33.Ra8 Bg5 34.Nb5 Be7 35.Rb8+ Kc6 36.Rc8+ Kb6 37.Rh8 Bf7 38.Na3 Bg6 39.Rb8+ Kc6 40.Ra8 Kb7 41.Rxa4 Bg5 42.h4 Bf4 43.Ra5 Bf7 44.Rb5+ Kc7 45.Kd1 Be6 46.Ra5 Kb7 47.h5 Be3 48.Rb5+ Kc7 49.Rb1 Bf7 50.Ke2 Be6 51.Rb3 Bg5 52.Kd1 Be3 53.Rb2 Bf7 54.Ke2 Bg5 55.Rb1 Be6 56.Ke1 Bf4 57.Kd1 Bf7 58.Rb3 Be5 59.Ke2 d5 60.Kd3 Kc6

+0.08/52 27.Re1 f5 28.Re7 f4 29.Rxg7 Bg6 30.Ke2 fxg3 31.c4 dxc4 32.Nxc4 Bf6 33.Ra7 d5 34.f4 dxc4 35.Ra6+ Kd5 36.Rxf6 Be4 37.Rh6 Kd4 38.Rd6+ Bd5 39.Rd7 c3 40.f5 Ke5 41.Rxh7 Bxg2 42.Rg7 Bxh3 43.Rxg3 Bxf5 44.Rxc3 Kd4 45.Ra3 c4 46.Kd2 Bd7 47.Rf3 Bc6 48.Rf4+ Be4 49.a3 c3+ 50.Kc1 Kd3 51.Rg4 Kd4 52.Rh4 Kd3 53.Rf4 Ke3 54.Rf1 Kd3 55.Kd1 Kc4 56.Rf4 Kd3 57.Rf8 Kc4 58.Rb8 Bd5 59.Rb4+ Kd3 60.Rh4 Be4 61.Kc1 Kd4 62.Rg4 Kd3 63.Rg3+ Kc4

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Fritz 2. 9.76 hours.
27. P1(2:3), [p2tog] to last 1(2:3) sts, p1(2:3) sts. 67(75:83) sts Cast off 5(6:7) sts, k to end. 32(35:38) sts. Next row Patt to end.
Next row K2, skpo, patt to end. Moss st 4, p2tog, yrn, p1, k1, p1, k to end.
With 4.50mm (US 7).

Jul-22-17  RandomVisitor: Would black have a small advantage after 16...d5?

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<-0.39/42 17.Rfe1 Rhb8 18.exd5 Nxd5> 19.g4 Bg6 20.Ndc4 Ke8 21.Bf2 Bd3 22.Bg3 Rb7 23.Rac1 Nb6 24.Nd6+ Bxd6 25.Bxd6 Nc4 26.Nxc4 Bxc4 27.Rc2 Rc8 28.a3 f6 29.Rd2 Rd8 30.Re4 Bb3 31.Ree2 Rbd7 32.Bf4 e5 33.Rxd7 Rxd7 34.Kf2 Bc4 35.Re1 Rb7 36.Bc1 Bd3 37.f4 e4 38.Kg3 Kd7 39.f5 Kc6 40.Kf4 Kd5 41.h4 Kc4 42.h5 Kd5 43.Rh1 h6 44.Re1 Kc4

-0.52/41 17.Bf4 Bg6 18.Rfe1 Rhe8 19.g4 Kc6 20.Re2 c4 21.Rae1 Red8 22.Kg2 h5 23.g5 Bxa3 24.bxa3 Nd7 25.Kg3 Nc5 26.exd5+ Kxd5 27.Re5+ Kc6 28.Nxc4 Nd3 29.h4 Nxe1 30.Rxe1 f6 31.gxf6 gxf6 32.Rxe6+ Kd5 33.Rxf6 Kxc4 34.Rxg6 Kxc3 35.Bd6 Kb2 36.Bb4 Rd1 37.Rg5 Rh8 38.Ra5 Kxa2 39.Rxa4 Rg8+ 40.Kf2 Rh1 41.Bc5 Kb3 42.Rb4+ Kxa3 43.Be7 Ka2 4

Jul-22-17  RandomVisitor: After 18...Nd5, what should white have played?

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<0.00/44 19.exd5+ exd5 20.Rd1> dxc4 21.Nxc4 Rd8 22.Rfd2 g5 23.g4 Bg6 24.Bf2 f5 25.Re1 Bf8 26.Red1 Be7

0.00/44 19.Rd2 Nxe3 20.Nxe3 f6 21.Rad1 Bf7 22.c4 Rd8 23.Nb5 g6 24.g4 Rab8 25.Nc3 Rb4 26.h4 Bf8 27.Nb5 Be7 28.Nc3

0.00/44 19.Rd1 Nxe3 20.Nxe3 f6 21.c4 Bf7 22.Rfd2 Rd8 23.Nb5 g6 24.g4 Rab8 25.Nc3 Rb4 26.h4 Bf8 27.Nb5 Be7 28.Nc3

-0.08/44 19.g4 Nxe3 20.Nxe3 Bg6 21.Rd1 Rd8 22.Rfd2 Bh4 23.Nac4 Bg3 24.b4 axb3 25.axb3 Bf4 26.Kf2 Rdb8 27.b4 cxb4 28.cxb4 Rxb4 29.Nxd6 Rb3 30.Rc2+ Kd7 31.Nef5 exf5 32.Nc8+ Ke8 33.exf5 Raa3 34.Re2+ Re3 35.Rxe3+ Bxe3+ 36.Kg3 Bc5 37.fxg6 hxg6 38.Rd5 Bb4 39.Nd6+ Ke7 40.Nb5 Ra4 41.Rd4 Be1+ 42.Kf4 Rxd4+ 43.Nxd4 Bc3 44.Nb5 Bf6 45.Ke4 Bg5 46.Nd4 Kf6 47.Nc6

Jul-22-17  Ironmanth: Great game!
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  offramp: I think I ate a balatonberry one night in Bangkok.
Jul-22-17  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I think I ate a balatonberry one night in Bangkok.>

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble!

Not much between despair and ecstasy...

Or is it Ex-Stasi?

Jul-22-17  thegoodanarchist:

Murray Head did it!

Jul-22-17  thegoodanarchist: In this game, Black is fully developed by move 13.

White? Not so much.

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