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Edit Machlik (1950) - Zoltan Bartok
Gyor, July 13, 2014

After sacrificing my Bishop in move 20, I struggled for almost another 30 
moves trying to checkmate White's King. By move 20, both of us had used 
up most of our time, and the game got somewhat wild. 
After 37. -, Qh3+ 38. Kf2, Bh4+ 39. Kg1 I played 39. -, Bd8. White had only 
seconds left, playing with the 30 seconds added after each move, so I thought 
this move would surprise my opponent and would cause her to lose on time. 
She was probably expecting 39. -, Qg3+ ... and that is exactly what I should have played.

40. Kh1 or g1 gives up the Rook on d2. 40. Bg2 is at least a draw. 
After 40. Rg2, Qe1+ 41. Kh2, Bd8 is draw by the Qe1-Qh4 checks. (41. -, Bf6  
is, of course, good for White: 42. Rh7+, Kxh7 43. Nxf6+ and then mate on g8.)
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Another undeserved loss (: 

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 *** And here is how I play this game (: 
I usually play well but often knock myself out when pressured by time.

Example #1 
Position after 36. -, Nxd4

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David Csordas (1821) - Zoltan Bartok
Veszprem, August 20, 2013

In this game, instead of 29. axb5, White could have played 29. Nc5, derailing 
my chances. 29. axb5 made my strong attack possible with 29. -, Bb6 
Later, I really liked how my f4 pawn won the game for me.
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Example #3
Position after 38. Kh1

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http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1439#8526
Mate Egresi (2246) - Zoltan Bartok
Papa, November 17, 2014
Accepted white's draw offer, perhaps a bit too quickly.

http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1443#8548
Zoltan Bartok - Farkas Zsolt (2187)
Zalaegerszeg, February 8, 2015 

Zoltan Bartok - Rudolf Raba (1840)
Papa-Balaton team match, 2012
Instead of 22. -, h6, 22. -, b4 looks better for Black.
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Example #4
Position after 46. -, g5


http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1441#8537
Lendvai Edit (2032) - Zoltan Bartok
Papa, December 14, 2014

1 move before time control, with a minute left, my brain froze. 
I failed to see the obvious 40. -,h5 and lost the game.
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Of course, I also get "lucky" from time to time:
Example #1
Position after 45. Bxf7

Position after 84. -, Kd7

Zoltan Bartok - Ferenc Lengyel (2177)
Balatonfoldvar, Aug. 31, 2014


I had a good plan with 37. c4, bxc 38. bxc, dxc 39. Nxc4  
Hardly any time left on my clock, I suddenly realized that after 39. Nc4x 
Black can play 39. -, Rxc4 and if I take the Rook, 40. -, Nd6+ wins my Rook. 
I failed to see that after 39. -, Rxc4 I have 40. Rxe7+ capturing Black's Bishop. 
So, instead of 39. Nxc4 I played 39. Kc3 and then quickly lost the game. 
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Example #3 
Position after 39.Kg1

Zoltan Bartok - Gyula Hegedus (2020)
Veszprem, August 18, 2013

Here, instead of 36. Bc4, 36. g5 quickly decides the game. Luckily, I still 
managed to win.
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Example #2
Position after 45. -, Bc8

http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1440
Zoltan Bartok - Tamas Halasz IM (2404)
Kisber-Aszar, November 30, 2014
Black accepted my draw offer. Looking at his pawns, it's understandable.
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I can play well when my opponent plays poorly:

Imre Csala (2191) - Zoltan Bartok
Zalakaros, June 30, 2014

This was a rather dull game until White's King advanced to f6 in move 73, 
allowing me to push my c pawn. White had no defense because I was lucky
to have all the pieces in the right places.

Becoming more "stable":
Games from the Hungarian National Team Championship

Zoltan Bartok - Attila Czupor (2180)
Balatonalmadi, July 27, 2014

After Black's 36. -, Nxd4 move, I over-complicated the game by playing 
37. Qf4, N8e6 38. Qg4+, Kh8 39. Bxd4, etc. and lost(!) it 20 moves later.
Simply taking the Knight with the Bishop would lead to a quick end:
37. Bxd4, Kxh6 38. e6, f6 39. g4 followed by g5
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Example #2
Position after 38. -, dxc4

 Motto:  I  am,  therefore  I  (try to)  think 

[25. -, Rxd4 26. Bxd4, exd followed by 27. -, Be5 could have been interesting] Position after 46. Rg2

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