Budapest Entry Fee Summary 2012

The new season has begun already. 

Here is some useful entry information for Budapest tournaments if you are considering a visit. Usually I play in the non-First Saturday(FS) RRs, the game/day opens and as many of the small 90/game opens as physically possible as the events are truly bargain priced. 

All tournaments have modest prizes(except FS) but usually no-one is entering as a professional player to make money.

I won the Siralyi Open a couple of times and the prize included a bottle of wine from the sponsor.

Key information is at the Hungarian Federation tournament listing Chess.hu

Budapest at night


One Game/Day 
These are the hidden bargains of Budapest. Imagine a nice RR for under 20 EUR just waiting to be found. Usually I am the only foreign player playing.

Round Robins
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Round Robin Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23.1 22.9 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 17.67 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 Sept
First Saturday(FS)** 9-11 No 40,800 140 180.35 180.9 Monthly
FS Price for Hungarians* No 12,000 41.2 53.07 53.23 Monthly

*Unadvertised

** For details see Firstsaturday 2012-13 (Note-All prices negotiable. Location is in a hotel downtown and the tournaments run concurrently with IM and GM norm RRs.)

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Open 1 Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Perenyi Memorial 9 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Jan
Budapest Open 9 Yes 7,000 24.6 30.9 30.5 August

Multiple Games/Day
These are 90/game limited to players under 2200.

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Open 1+ Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Xmas Open 7 Yes 3,500 12 15.9 15.8 Dec
Josef Varosi Open 7 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 Mar,Oct
Siralyi Open 7 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Feb
Kobanya Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Sept,Dec
Lila Futo Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Aug,Nov
Rakosmete Open 7 Yes 1,600 5.5 7 7.1 Feb,Mar,July

Posted on January 6, 2013, in Budapest Entry Fee Summary 2012, Budapest Tournament Prices, First Saturday 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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