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Chess Scotland and Edinburgh Chess Club

Training seminar with
Grandmaster Csaba Horvath in Edinburgh
20-23 March 2008

GM Csaba Horvath entertained and instructed 15 ambitious Scottish players over the Easter weekend 2008. Early g4 attacking lines, the "transfer effect" and tricky move orders featured prominently in his seminars on "From the Opening into the Middlegame".


Group photo shows Easter Sunday attendees: Back row (L to R): Jonathan Grant, current British champion GM Jacob Aagaard, Ian Marks, Mark Fraser and FM Keith Ruxton. Front row (L to R): Clement Sreeves, Siegrun MacGilchrist, GM Csaba Horvath, Shivan Murdochy and Jonny Scott. A further report will appear in Scottish Chess magazine.


Tricky lines in the Semi-Slav
The audience takes part, an easy going atmosphere in Edinburgh Chess Club
Csaba happy with driving the white king into mate
Csaba has Black's king in trouble again
Ambitious Scottish juniors enjoy the mix of chess and biscuits
Hungarian GM driven to drink by Scottish players



Preview: It is with great pleasure that Chess Scotland invites to a four-day seminar with Grandmaster Csaba Horvath from Budapest , Hungary.

Csaba is the younger and stronger of two grandmaster brothers who for decades has been a force to be reckoned with in Hungarian Chess. Despite of the presence of many world famous players in his country, he has several times represented his country. He has won tournaments all over the world and been teaching chess in his brothers chess academy in Budapest . He has a great sense of humour and an even greater understanding of chess.

Csaba will be lecturing on the topic From the Opening into the Middlegame , about how to continue playing once the preparation has ended, but also a bit about opening preparation itself.

The program is as follows:

Thursday the 20th of March 6:30 to 10:00 pm

Friday the 21 th of March 6:30 to 10:00 pm

Saturday the 22nd of March 1:00 to 6:00 pm

Sunday the 23rd of March 1:00 to 6:00 pm


All days in Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street .

The fees are:


Four-day attendance: £100

One-day attendance: £50

Weekend only: £75

Juniors born in 1989 or later: £50


There will be provided tea, coffee, soft drinks and so fort free of charge.


As usual we will go out for a meal together on the Saturday night, presumably to a Chinese restaurant (unfortunately not free of charge).


To reserve a spot send a cheque written out to Chess Scotland to


Jacob Aagaard

20 Balvie Road



G62 7TA


Edinburgh Chess Club: The oldest Scottish Chess Club can be found at 1 Alva Street , Edinburgh and on the web at


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